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[Fwd: Re: DOAP and software description]

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 22:46:43 +0100
Message-ID: <441B2E43.4040300@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: DOAP and software description
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 21:34:34 +0000
From: Edd Dumbill <edd@usefulinc.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
CC: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, public-wai-ert@w3.org, www-qa@w3.org

Sorry for the delay in responding.  You are right that the current
vocabulary for describing releases is a little primitive.  It basically
comes down to having multiple doap:release properties, e.g.


That covers release dates, versions, names, you could hang extra
properties off that.  CodeZoo added file-release to point to a
tarball/zip, and I included that.

I am open to considering new properties for inclusion based on a
demonstration of the need for them.  I have been considering a vocab to
represent dependencies for some time, for instance.

You may also be interested in what Apache have done with DOAP, 

-- Edd

On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 16:00 +0100, Karl Dubost wrote:
> Hi Edd,
> DOAP is very useful in terms of the description of a project.
> DOAP doesn't seem to cover the description of an individual software  
> like name, version, release dates, bug list, etc.
> I'm asking this because I was in ERT/QA joint meeting [2] yesterday.  
> The ERT WG in the design of EARL needs an "earl:software" [1] for  
> describing a specific software.  But using the earl namespace for  
> this seems to be a bit awkward.
> Have you already worked a bit on this?
> Or do you have an example which would cover this case?
> Or do you have pointers which might interest the ERT WG?
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/EARL10/#terms-classes-software
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2006/02/28-er-minutes#item01

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