Norwegian Digitalisation Agency representative raised the issue regarding the BRegDCAT-AP multiplicity of 1..n for property cv:hasCompetentAuthority.
In the CPSV-AP, which BRegDCAT-AP doesn’t have to fully follow, the multiplicity for property cv:hasCompetentAuthority is 1..1 and the usage of this property is explained as “This property links a Public Service to a Public Organization, which is the responsible Agent for the delivery of the Public Service.”
In BRegDCAT-AP, multiplicity of 1..n for cv:hasCompetentAuthority adds some flexibility by covering cases where there is more than one public organizations responsible for the same public service.
Nevertheless, are there any examples of cases where several different public organizations are responsible for the same public service?
Options to discuss:
- Provide examples where more than one public organizations are responsible for the same public service.
- If such examples can’t be provided or identified, we can change the multiplicity for cv:hasCompetentAuthotity to 1..1 in the next major release of the specification.