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  1. OMG Issue

DMNFTF — Propose to change OrganizationalUnit to OrganizationUnit

  • Key: DMNFTF-12
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: International Business Machines ( Mr. Christian De Sainte Marie)
  • Summary:

    The BMM metamodel has an OrganizationUnit class, that is referenced from BMM::BMM::Objective, which is itself associated with DMN::Decision

    The DMN metamodel has an OrganizationalUnit placeholder class. Although the two classes do not play the same role in BMM and DMN, obviously, it might be a good idea, from an adoption and implementation viewpoint, as well as from the future evolution viewpoint, to give them the same name...

  • Reported: DMN 1.0b1 — Tue, 6 Aug 2013 17:27 GMT
  • Disposition: Closed; No Change — DMN 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    Changing the name will not help much if future versions of DMN need to share the same class as is used in BMM to represent organisational units. On the other hand, using the class BMM::OrganisationUnit in DMN would require extending it (i.a. to make it a subclass of BusinesContextElement, and thus of DMNElement),which does not make much sense, since BMM;;OrganisationUnit, like DMN::OrganisationalUnit, is a placeholder, "anticipating a defnition to be adopted from other OMG meta-models, such as OMG OSM when it is further developed".
    So that neither change is worth the effort.

  • Updated: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:19 GMT