Not sure if this is perfect, but you might check out DOAP (Description of a
Project). Quoth Wikipedia:
"*DOAP* (Description Of A Project) is an attempt to make an RDF
XML <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Markup_Language> vocabulary to
describe open-source <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source> projects. It
was created and initially developed by Edd Dumbill to convey semantically
information associated with open-source software projects. It is currently
used in O'Reilly's <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Reilly_Media>
CodeZoo<http://www.codezoo.com/>and the Apache
page <http://projects.apache.org/>. There are currently generators,
validators <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Validator>, viewers and converters
to enable more projects to be able to be included in the semantic
On 7/17/07, Sharon Foster <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Please forgive the cross-posting.
> For my final project in the class Digital Libraries, I am bringing
> together a "bibliography" ("appliography"?) of open source software
> applications and free web services that would be useful in the
> construction of digital libraries. (How self-referential can you get?
> ;-)) I am looking for advice on finding, selecting, and using an
> existing XML schema that would include syntax for the type of
> application, target platforms, OSs, licensing, etc.
> In searching Ask.com and Google, I zeroed in on OSD, the Open Software
> Description Format, but I'm not finding a lot of new material about
> it, and I can't recall ever reading about it. Is this in fact the
> latest and greatest? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
> Sharon M. Foster, B.S., J.D., 0.5 * (MLS)
> F/OSS Evangelist
> Cheshire Public Library
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> Any opinions expressed here are entirely my own.