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Re: Advocating the use of RDF for Debian's published metadata - Was: Re: Proposal for additional metadata in Debian archives (DEP-11)


Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Le Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 05:31:35PM +0200, Olivier Berger a écrit :
>> Again, in case you'd doubt it, RDF is just a model, which can be written
>> in a number of different formats (not only XML), but the key here is the
>> embedded identification of the reference of the ontologies/prefixes
>> which render the documents self described and extensible, out of the
>> box.
>> Note that the same rationale stands for all metadata to be eventually
>> published on the Web by Debian servers.
> Hi Olivier,
> I think that this is the key point: what is important is not the format, but
> the ontology.  Even in the absence of an implementation for the format,
> we should make sure that new terms are not added in our control files without
> having checked for prior art, and coordinate accordinlgy.

On the other hand, there aren't much people working on such issues
AFAICT, so we may just make choices and see if others have criticisms to
make. For instance, on ADMS.SW, we're clearly ahead of the competition ;)

> Is there a simple web page that lists the terms of ADMS.SW ?

Yes, (if you read the pointers I've added in
http://bugs.debian.org/685605 ;), at :

Best regards,

Olivier BERGER 
http://www-public.it-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 2048R/5819D7E8
Ingenieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, Evry (France)

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