Re: [dxwg] question > is a software solution a dcat:Dataset? (#1221)

Kinds of resources should be differentiated based on what a USER needs to know about those resources.   
For a dataset, I'd assert a user needs to know what the conceptual model and serialization scheme are for the data accessible on the WEB, as well as some provenance metadata to assess fitness for use.
For software, a user needs to know what is necessary to execute the software -- what is the Operating system, interpreter, compiler, what are the interchange formats (conceptual model, serialization) for input data, what kind of output will be generated.  Fitness for use is only constrained by what kind of input the software can use, and if the output is in a format (conceptual, schematic, syntactic) that my application can use. 

These are obviously DIFFERENT, so dataset and software SHOULD have different resource types, and by implication, different content models for how they are described.  

UNLESS all we're interested in is a software resource as a serialized byte stream that might be executable, but not interested in actually using it.

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