Fwd: Today the public review period for ADMS.F/OSS v0.3 began
Sorry in advance for cross-posting / duplicate.
You may be interested in knowing that a draft of a vocabulary intended
to be used for describing software developped in forges, or listed in
catalogues has been published by a working group attached to the
European Commission (ISA programme), for review by the public.
I imagine it could well be used some day to publish metadata about
Debian distributions and or software packaged in Debian on the Semantic
Web (for instance to interlink records of an upstream software, some
user reviews, its debian packages, and other distributions', etc.).
I'm participating to the working group, not with any official Debian
developer role there (and probably more with my FusionForge contributor
hat on), but still, I'm trying to keep things reasonably compliant to
what I imagine could benefit Debian in the end.
Don't hesitate to provide your comments, so that we can improve the
vocabulary, and match your organisation's needs in the future steps.
More details at :
On May 2 2012, the public review period for the ADMS.F/OSS v0.3 
metadata vocabulary has started.
ADMS.F/OSS is a metadata vocabulary to describe free and open-source
software (F/OSS) assets, making it possible to more easily explore, find,
and link software assets on the Web by interlinking software forges. The
work has been initiated by the Interoperability Solutions for European
Public Administrations (ISA)  Programme of the European Commission and
was carried out from January till April 2012 by a multi disciplinary
Working Group  of 45 people from 14 different countries. ADMS.F/OSS
aims at maximally reusing existing specifications, such as DOAP , ADMS
, and the Trove software map .
The process and methodology followed in the development of ADMS.F/OSS is
set out in detail in the document ?Process and Methodology for Developing
Core Vocabularies?. Further background is available in the studies "Vision
for an enhanced software description metadata schema and software
catalogue for e-Government? and ?Report on existing Software Forges? which
offers an overview and context for the work.
ADMS.F/OSS v0.3 is open for public comments until June 2 2012. During this
period, members of the public are invited to download the specification
and share their public review by posting comments to the forum.
How can you help?
We kindly invite you to contribute to this specification by submitting
your comments on the ADMS.F/OSS Specification v0.3:
1. Download the ADMS.F/OSS v0.3  specification; and
2. Comment* the ADMS.F/OSS v0.3 Specification by using the ADMS.F/OSS
public review forum topic  (registration on Joinup  required).
What happens with your feedback?
All comments and feedback received will be registered as issues and
discussed with the Working Group in June. Resolutions of those issues will
be shared on Joinup, and will lead to a final version of the specification
that will be submitted for endorsement by the EU Member States.
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