[Xesam] An open-source project for desktop ontology maintenance

Roberto Guido bob4mail at gmail.com
Tue May 5 03:31:59 PDT 2009

On Tuesday 05 May 2009 11:09:05 Sebastian Trüg wrote:
> xesam is the search API, and the ontologies should
> be maintained under a neutral name
So, what is purposed is to name:
- Nepomuk: the ontology
- OSCAF: the ontology maintainance
- Xesam: the search API
- ... and much more...

I cannot understand why we cannot bring the "semantic desktop" effort all 
together under the same project, and otherwise assign names (and meaning, and 
resources, and infrastructure...) to every single component with the result 
to encrease fragmentation and misunderstunding.
To permit interoperability and radication of here discussed technology a 
specification has to be wrote down, and single implementations would carry 
exotic and funny names.

There were a rule in tech people's common sense: "Keep It Simple".

Roberto -MadBob- Guido

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