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Fwd: [DotGNU]The GNU.RDF meta-project

From: James Michael DuPont <mdupont777@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 13:29:34 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20030320212934.36178.qmail@web41505.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Cc: peter.minten@wanadoo.nl

Dear Fellow RDF hackers,
can you please review this proposal from Peter Minten,
It relates the creation of a GNU.RDF Project to support development 
of RDF technologies.
--- Peter Minten <peter.minten@wanadoo.nl> wrote:
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> Hi folks,
> where is the line between a project and a meta-project? I think a
> project
> becomes a meta-project when it has at least 2 parts that aren't
> really related.
> Following that definition GNU.RDF is a meta-project (and let's not
> forget it's
> about meta-data, so meta-project is kinda logical ;-). 
> Now imagine, if I get some other projects than Forum to use GNU.RDF
> it will
> become a meta-project inside the DotGNU meta-project inside the GNU
> meta-project
> :-).
> The goal of the GNU.RDF meta-project will be to create a free
> semantic web
> infrastructure and to connect GNU to it. The existing RDF initiatives
> are very
> scattered and it's hard finding them. The GNU.RDF meta-project will
> be a central
> place for all GNU RDF software and documents. An advantage of the
> central
> meta-project approach is that it's easy to make all components work
> together
> using certain standards. I hope that the meta-project will get enough
> mass to
> actually create some standards where the W3C doesn't or does it too
> slowly.
> Currently I have plans for x projects inside GNU.RDF:
> * RDF API, this is simply DotGNU.RDF .
> * Semantic Web Server, the store + the RDF API + an API for agents to
> communicate with the outside world (probably in some way webservice
> based).
> * Standard Agent Collection, a collection of basic agents for the
> most common
> tasks.
> * Visual RDF Editor, a tool to visualise RDF and edit it.
> * Patching, creating patches for existing Free Software programs to
> make them
> RDF compat (think of the directory and savannah).
> * Vocabulary Invention, creating RDF vocabularies for the GNU project
> and for
> general use (education vocabulary).
> Greetings,
> Peter
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James Michael DuPont

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