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Re: ADMS.SW descriptions of Debian source packages

From: Sergio Fernández <sergio.fernandez@salzburgresearch.at>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:06:12 +0200
Message-ID: <503F4924.5080205@salzburgresearch.at>
To: Olivier Berger <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Olivier,

so Steamy <http://github.com/nbarrientos/steamy>, although discontinued 
since the student switched to another topics, might be interesting for 
what you want to do.

Kind regards,

On 08/30/2012 10:55 AM, Olivier Berger wrote:
> Hi.
>
> I've been thinking about adding Linked Data representations for some
> artefacts of the Debian Linux distribution for quite some time (being
> both involved in the SemWeb efforts and a Debian project member myself).
>
> Debian [0] is one of the main FLOSS distributions, and sometimes used as
> a reference proxy to the FLOSS communities (by researchers studying
> trends in FLOSS ecosystem for instance). One of its interesting
> aspects is the transparency of its development process (it is a
> volunteer project), but facts about its development process are usually
> only available to humans or through various "proprietary" APIs.
>
>
> FYI, here's the latest concrete results I've obtained : Debian's Package
> Tracking System which tracks all revisions of the source packages now
> produces RDF/XML representations of these, using ADMS.SW [1].
>
> So, for instance, at http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2 (content
> negociation), you'll get
>
> ...
> <http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2>
>      doap:description "Debian apache2 source packaging" ;
>      doap:release ...,<http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2#apache2_2.2.22-11>, ... ;
>      a admssw:SoftwareProject ;
> ...
> <http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2#apache2_2.2.22-11>
>      admssw:includedAsset ...,<http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2#upstreamsrc_2.2.22>  ;
>      dcterms:description "Debian apache2 source package version 2.2.22-11" ;
>      doap:revision "2.2.22-11" ;
>      a admssw:SoftwareRelease ;
> ...
> <http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2#upstream>
>      doap:description "The apache2 upstream project" ;
>      doap:homepage "http://httpd.apache.org/" ;
>      doap:name "apache2" ;
>      a admssw:SoftwareProject .
> ...
> <http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2#upstreamsrc_2.2.22>
>      admssw:package<http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2#apache2_2.2.22.orig.tar.gz>  ;
>      admssw:project<http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2#upstream>  ;
>      dcterms:description "Upstream source release for apache2 version 2.2.22" ;
>      doap:revision "2.2.22" ;
>      a admssw:SoftwareRelease ;
> ...
>
> More details in my blog post "Debian Package Tracking System now
> produces RDF description of source packages" [2].
>
>
> Nest steps will be interlinking with other project descriptions (DOAP,
> or ADMS.SW for instance), so as to match my local
> <http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2#upstream>  with
> <http://live.dbpedia.org/resource/Apache_2.2>  for instance... but
> that'll require the matching of projects, or of package names, which may
> not be so easy.
>
> Any questions, comments, ideas much welcome.
>
> Best regards,
>
> [0] http://live.dbpedia.org/resource/Debian
> [1] http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/adms_foss/description
> [2] http://www-public.it-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/weblog/2012/08/29/debian-package-tracking-system-now-produces-rdf-description-of-source-packages/

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