Furthermore, efforts are underway to ensure the long-term preservation of the FOAF namespace, its domain name and associated documentation.
This document is created by combining the RDFS/OWL machine-readable FOAF ontology with a set of per-term documents.
A historical backlog of known technical issues is acknowledged, and available for discussion in the FOAF wiki.
Proposals for resolving these issues are welcomed, either on foaf-dev or via the wiki.
To a computer, the Web is a flat, boring world, devoid of meaning.
This is a pity, as in fact documents on the Web describe real objects and imaginary concepts, and give particular relationships between them. The title document to a house describes a house and also the ownership relation with a person.
FOAF has been evolving gradually since its creation in mid-2000.
There is now a stable core of classes and properties that will not be changed, beyond modest adjustments to their documentation to track implementation feedback and emerging best practices.
It is built using decentralised Semantic Web technology, and has been designed to allow for integration of data across a variety of applications, Web sites and services, and software systems.The FOAF specification is produced as part of the FOAF project, to provide authoritative documentation of the contents, status and purpose of the RDF/XML vocabulary and document formats known informally as 'FOAF'.The authors welcome comments on this document, preferably via the public FOAF developers list [email protected]; public archives are available.New terms may be added at any time (as with a natural-language dictionary), and consequently this specification is an evolving work.The FOAF RDF namespace, by contrast, is fixed and it's identifier is not expected to change.