Working on standard forge exchange format

As part of COCLICO, we’re working on an exchange format for forges, that should help dump, restore, export and import from different software forges.

There are various use cases for this, like moving a project from one forge to another, but also as backup/restore feature for forge admins. More about the rationale here.

We’d like this format to be a standard some day, so it should have good properties so that it’s generic enough and at the same time easy to adopt. Thus it would be relatively easy to contribute new exporters or importers to an framework (for which we’ll implement basic core tools), while having a long-lasting format that can still be used in the future.

A lot of work ahead of us, and this is just a short notice in case you’re interested and you’d like to know more ;)

Stay tuned, and if interested, join discussions@planetforge.org to discuss this topic.

P.S.: yes, it’s a rebirth of CoopX, somehow (see the coopx tag in my blog for more details)

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3 Responses to Working on standard forge exchange format

  1. bpt says:

    the DOAP (Description Of A Project) RDF vocabulary sounds like it might be a useful starting point: http://trac.usefulinc.com/doap

  2. @bpt, yeah, of course.

  3. Olivier Berger says:

    I hust realized that I didn’t update the article whereas we released a first version of the deliverable as http://www.projet-coclico.org/images/c/c8/LI_2-2-1.pdf

    An update is on its way, and will try and post it too.

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