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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Inconsistent dates on projects.apache.org
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:44:40 GMT
Making a note of this here in case someone knows why this is, and can
save me some time digging. Also, because I'm confusing myself.

There are (sometimes) several different dates floating around on
projects.apache.org regarding project creation date.

That is, the dates listed on
https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date  and those listed in
the JSON version are (sometimes) not the same.

That is, let's take Stanbol:

https://projects.apache.org/committees.html?date says 2012-09

https://projects.apache.org/committee.html?stanbol says 2012-09

The JSON at https://projects.apache.org/json/foundation/projects.json
says: "created": "2010-12-09"

The actual board minutes for this project says 19 SEP 2012 (ie 2012-09)

And the doap.rdf file for the project says <created>2010-12-09</created>

So, the doap file is wrong, and projects.apache.org is inconsistent.

This is irritating because I'm trying to write a script that consumes
the JSON and spits out tweets, but of course it's giving me incorrect
results.

It also implies that people are using a DOAP-generation tool, and then
not checking the output for actual correctness. Or ... something. I'm
not sure.

Any insight would be welcomed here. Also welcomed would be someone
writing a script that 1) checked whether projects' DOAP files are
correct and 2) bugged projects to fix their wrong DOAP files.


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Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
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