[standards-jig] JEP-0060 PubSub: Is Subscriber an "affiliation"?

Matt Mankins mankins at media.mit.edu
Fri Feb 14 23:09:13 UTC 2003

When I was going through this I too thought that subscriber should be part
of the affiliation.  I think the explaination was that subscriber and
affiliation are on different axes.  So you can be a subscriber AND an
owner, or an owner and not a subscriber.  It is confusing however, and
maybe the terminology needs tweaking.

Affiliation could be Node Rights?


On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Bob Wyman wrote:

> I suspect that I may be missing something in the terminology. It appears
> quite clear to me that there is an "affiliation" which should be called
> "Subscriber" since a subscriber has rights that are distinct from those
> of owners, publishers, none, or outcasts. However, subscribers are never
> described as "affiliates" in JEP-0060. Is this a problem with the
> drafting, or, am I missing the logic behind why a subscriber is not an
> affiliate?
>         bob wyman

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