Reuse of data should focus on the common goal and not a common definition

In this article I pointed out that data are possibilities to act in order to reach certain goals. If data are possibilities to act, also the reuse of data should be considered differently. 

When we consider that data are abstractions of the world, reuse was focusing on the truth that was captured within the data. Reuse was looking for the overlap in definitions between what was originally defined and what the reusing application needs. 

However, if data are mere possibilities to act, reuse of data should look at the overlap in goals between the original registration and the reusing application. The common goal  provides the key for reuse.