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  1. OMG Issue

UAF13 — Lack of Differentiation Between 'Architecture' and 'Architecture Description'

  • Key: UAF13-27
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Eclectica Systems Ltd ( Nic Plum)
  • Summary:

    'The UAFP can be used to develop architectures compliant with:
    • Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) version 2.02'

    This is incorrect. Architecture Descriptions might be compliant with an AF such as the DoDAF but architectures them selves are certainly not. This is a general problem - the lack of differentiation between 'architecture' (the thing being described) and 'architecture description' (the description). It probably isn't helped by loose casual everyday talk but in a document with defined semantics it is an error - it's the equivalent of confusing the 'duck' with the 'photo of the duck'.

    It also looks as though this has affected some of the metamodel element definitions e.g. ResourceArchitecture

  • Reported: UAF 1.1 — Fri, 8 Apr 2022 08:24 GMT
  • Updated: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 12:51 GMT