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From Shane Curcuru <...@shanecurcuru.org>
Subject Does anyone actively maintain PMC RDF files?
Date Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:14:20 GMT
While I appreciate the carefully separated data architecture of the
projects.a.o RDF/DOAP/website, it seems overly complicated and has very
few active maintainers.  In particular, it's not clear to most users why
we have the PMC RDF files completely separate from all other data
sources - nor does it appear anyone actively maintains them.

Pro Tip: if you have no idea what that is, don't worry about it! 8-)

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Given the growth of active developers on Whimsy, and the centralization
of more easily maintained stable data feeds in public/*.json there, does
anyone have interest in simplifying the projects.a.o data structure?  In
particular, even writing up a "Which data comes from where, is processed
by what, and is then relied upon by whom" would be a huge improvement,
since projects.a.o and whimsy.a.o seem to each process data from the
other site (even I'm confused by that).

Without getting into major work, it seems the PMC RDF files can be
obsoleted easily by having Whimsy do this work.  The only relevant data
there is the charter, which has this comment:

  !-- This should be taken from the PMC board resolution -->

It seems simple for Whimsy to store a single JSON of all TLPs and their
charters by directly sucking it out of passed board resolutions as part
of the finalization of a board agenda after the meeting.

Is there any interest in reducing cruft in projects.a.o, or at least
better documenting the data flow between websites here?


This message is /Rich Bowen Approved/.

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- Shane
  https://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/resources

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