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DOAP, like FOAF for OS

By kcoyle, Section Mindful Link Propagation
Posted on Wed Jul 21st, 2004 at 12:18:11 PM EST

Description-Of-A-Project (DOAP) is a vocabulary for describing open source projects that builds on FOAF.

 

I got this off of the CreativeCommons developer list. Their complaint is that neither FOAF nor DOAP make use of Dublin Core. I haven't looked at either with DC in mind and whether it would meet their needs, but both DOAP and FOAF are fairly simple metadata sets so DC probably would help out for some elements. At the same time, I wouldn't want people to be forcing their metadata into the DC mold if it means we end up corrupting the meaning of the DC terms. I read a piece on RDF that suggested using dc:title for things like "Sir" when the focus was a person. I think that kind of appropriation of meaning just creates ambiguity. And, face it, we've got enough ambiguity.

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by bean (net safe-mail @ bean (figure it out)) on Sun Jul 25th, 2004 at 12:27:26 PM EST
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*sigh* I can't keep up with the acronyms, much less the new developments.

For those who are as much in the dark as me, I found this description helpful, from O'Reilly's XML.com. There is a vocabulary specification here. It's dated May, 2004, so I don't feel quite so out of date. :)

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