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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Presentation and Projects without DOAP
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:18:18 GMT
It would be excellent if you could encourage projects without a DOAP file
to create one. In fact all top level Apache projects should have one as per
our branding requirements [1] which state:

"All projects must provide a DOAP - Description Of A Project - file or
entry for both the project itself and all product releases that they make.
Follow the guidelines at <> to make a
DOAP file and register it. This will allow the ASF to best showcase all of
its projects and products in a variety of ways."

Compiling a list of those projects that do not yet have a DOAP file and
posting it here will be an excellent contribution to help us help them.

Note we provide a web form for Apache projects to create their DOAP at [2]



On 15 January 2013 09:30, Davide Galletti <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to the list; my name is Davide Galletti and I am working on a EEC
> funded research project named MARKOS;
> "MARKOS intends to realize the prototype of an automatic service providing
> an integrated view
> on the Open Source projects available on the web, focusing on functional,
> structural and licenses
> aspects of the software code released by the projects."
> More detail and updates on
> Within MARKOS I will realize a component called "Crawler" which will be
> responsilble for
> gathering as much informationon OSS Projects as possible from forges,
> metaforges and any
> source we might find interesting. The first release is expected in 2013,
> and development will
> continue till the end of 2014, of course with an OSS license.
> I believe I will access information on Apache projects from the list of
> DOAP files available here:
> trunk/projects/files.xml<><
> trunk/projects/files.xml<>
> >
> I have read from Rich Bowen that not all projects have a DOAP file.
> Since, for the above reason, I will be very interested in the completeness
> and quality
> of this list, I might take the task of checking which projects are lacking
> the file or have
> it incomplete, create one for them and solicitate the project owner to
> complete it.
> Of course I would need some help to get started; does it make sense?
> Cheers,
> Davide

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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