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Re: RDF ontology for describing reusable software components

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 15:48:21 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Saff <saff@MIT.EDU>
cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0204011923340.4234-100000@tux.w3.org>
It seems that some of the things that you want to describe are the same
things being described by people "in the enviable position of having an HTTP
layer that separates [them] from the operational needs of the component,
including computational resources, software platform...", and this might be
esaily accomplished by copying the work already done by Sandro, Eric, and
others.

The part about having to describe how to ensure that a component fits into
the operating constraints of a system is something that I expect to deal with
in distributing security agents among servers - each server is going to
reside on a machine where there are specific constraints about what it can
run, etc...

cheers

Charles

On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, David Saff wrote:

  As you can see, one of the goals is to support the downloading and
  installation of communicating software modules to multiple local
  devices.  In order to do this, it must be necessary for a system service
  to:
  1) Reason about whether the user's goals can be accomplished using the
  components currently installed.
  2) Identify any currently uninstalled modules that must be installed.
  3) Assemble the resulting collection of modules to create a complete
  solution to the stated goal.

  This is in addition to the needs addressed by some Web Services
  initiatives, which include the discovery and invocation of services that
  remain remote.  Thus, we are not in the enviable position of having an
  HTTP layer that separates us from the operational needs of the
  component, including computational resources, software platform, and
  required collaborating components.  However, we do not want to overlook
  the work done on interfaces for Web Services already.

  Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

  > I also hope to have a student working with me this northern summer on a
  > similar project to yours, for the purpose of describing security monitoring
  > components.

  Not sure when the "northern summer" starts, :) but please have your
  student get in touch with me then, and we'll talk about possible
  overlaps in concerns.
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