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From: Peter Williams <pezra@barelyenough.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 15:32:47 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=zBdoJouLzozDCi6U5BBUcDGEtuSZBz-rx1Ayc@mail.gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi all,

The SPDX[1] group is creating an interchange format to describe
"components, licenses and copyrights associated with a software
package".  Basically, SPDX will allow the licenses, copyrights and
provenance of each file in a software package (think, tarball) to be
described.

The group has chosen RDF XML as the (primary) syntax for data
interchange.  The focus of the group is data interchange between a
limited number of parties (rather than general semantic web
applications).  However, there is a desire to have the results of this
effort be useful beyond the initial use cases.

The efforts to date have been largely toward building a consensus
around the domain issues and use cases.  However, we have recently
started to work on the technical details of modeling this consensus in
RDF.

If anyone on this list is interested in this domain, we would welcome
the expertise of some seasoned (or even not so seasoned) RDF
practitioners.

Peter Williams

[1]: http://www.spdx.org/
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