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Re: [ACTION-115] Replacing earl:Software

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:15:38 +0200
Message-ID: <4D9C596A.2010009@w3.org>
To: Carlos A Velasco <carlos.velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
CC: ERT WG <public-wai-ert@w3.org>
Hi All,

To clarify, the RDF we currently have allows us to represent information 
about software tools like this:

<earl:Software rdf:about="#tool">
   <dct:title xml:lang="en">Cool Tool</dct:title>
   <dct:description xml:lang="en">My favorite tool!</dct:description>
   <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://example.org/tools/cool/"/>
   <dct:hasVersion>1.0.3</dct:hasVersion>
   <dct:isPartOf rdf:resource="http://example.org/tools/cms/"/>
   <dct:hasPart rdf:resource="http://example.org/tools/cool/#module-1"/>
</earl:Software>


Using the DOAP terms that CarlosV proposes would look like this 
(CarlosV, please correct me if I'm wrong):

<doap:Project rdf:about="#tool">
   <dct:title xml:lang="en">Cool Tool</dct:title>
   <dct:description xml:lang="en">My favorite tool!</dct:description>
   <doap:homepage rdf:resource="http://example.org/tools/cool/"/>
   <doap:release>1.0.3</doap:release>
   <dct:isPartOf rdf:resource="http://example.org/tools/cms/"/>
   <dct:hasPart rdf:resource="http://example.org/tools/cool/#module-1"/>
</earl:Software>


I'd be interested if there are other useful properties and classes in 
the DOAP vocabulary for our use?

Best,
   Shadi


On 4.4.2011 20:51, Carlos A Velasco wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> As per our action item [1], we propose to replace earl:Software with
> doap:Project, and its associated properties: doap:homepage and
> doap:release, which is in the range of the Class doap:Version. All other
> properties and classes of the vocabulary could be used as well.
>
> See: <http://usefulinc.com/ns/doap#>
>
> According to its site: "DOAP is a project to create an XML/RDF
> vocabulary to describe software projects, and in particular open
> source." It is mainly used by open source projects like those of the
> Apache Foundation, but analysing the vocabulary, I do not see any
> problem to be used in commercial products.
>
> If accepted, we could rewrite the section in the schema an the guide.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tracker/actions/115

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