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FOAF sites offline during cleanup

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:31:12 +0200
Message-ID: <49F45410.70308@danbri.org>
To: foaf-dev Friend of a <foaf-dev@lists.foaf-project.org>, foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
CC: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>

The server hosting several FOAF related sites has been compromised.

I am taking everything offline until I can be 100% sure we are clean of 
malicious PHP and suchlike (and moved to Amazon EC2 hosting). Apologies 
for any inconvenience. My own site at danbri.org is also affected.

The Subversion files behind the FOAF spec and other materials are on a 
different machine, and remain online. See:


I will send a status update to foaf-dev,foaf-protocols and semantic-web 
at the end of the week.

In the meantime, I would like everyone on these lists to think about 
strategies for reducing our exposure to hacked RDF schemas. I believe 
the best approach today is to use a subset of XML Signature, and have 
talked with Thomas Roessler (cc:'d) a bit during WWW2009 about what such 
a spec and toolset might look like. I expect to continue and track that 
conversation through the new W3C SocialWeb incubutor group.

I'll keep you all posted. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Received on Sunday, 26 April 2009 12:31:50 UTC

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