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Re: FOAF v vCard (was Representing vCard Objects...)

From: Josef Petrák <me@jspetrak.name>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 02:38:38 +0100
Cc: Semantic community Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-xg-socialweb@w3.org, foaf-dev Friend of a <foaf-dev@lists.foaf-project.org>
Message-Id: <8CE79642-2B83-4508-BE8B-EA1915B9E548@jspetrak.name>
To: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Good question, Renato.

Looking at both ontologies – FOAF is about describing both people and groups/organisations and relations between people or membership in such groups.

vCard [1] proposes concept of business card which can describe people, organisation or both. – see the definition of vc:VCard: "Resources that are vCards and the URIs that denote these vCards can also be the same URIs that denote people/orgs" – And in my opionion this is quite messy.

I hope, it answers you question abouot non–technical point of view.


[1] http://www.w3.org/Submission/vcard-rdf/

On Feb 12, 2010, at 12:58 AM, Renato Iannella wrote:

> On 12 Feb 2010, at 01:03, Josef Petrák wrote:
>> This could introduce official way to integrade and distinguish FOAF and vCard.
> Changing the thread a little (and at the risk of being controversial...;-)...
> What are the "big" or "key" *differences* between FOAF [1] and vCard [2]?
> (not "technical" diffs...)
> Cheers...  Renato Iannella
> [1] http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/
> [2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-vcarddav-vcardrev-09
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