[doap-interest] broadening the domain of doap properties?

Edd Dumbill edd at usefulinc.com
Mon Nov 1 20:01:07 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 14:36 +0100, Benjamin Nowack wrote:
> doap has a lot of nice properties that would make senses to be used
> with non-doap-projects (if I understand it right, then doap is meant
> to be used as a vocabulary for *open source software* projects only).

As discussed on IRC,

I started DOAP with open source projects explicitly in mind, and I will
devote the large part of my efforts to ensuring that I still meet that
goal.  However, I do not want to exclude the use of DOAP for other
purposes, and I see no reason it should not be used to describe non-free
software as well.

If you want to propose any new properties to support that usage, please
feel free, but I am still minded to be conservative about new things
just now.

The schema itself, which is the normative reference to the vocabulary,
makes no explicit claim about what a Project is, so I don't right now
see a need to amend it.

-- Edd

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