Ecademy FOAF

Ian Davis iand at i...
Mon Dec 30 16:43:25 UTC 2002

Sadly, due to some extremely hostile reactions, Julian has had to
disable the automatic production of FOAF from Ecademy profiles [1].
It now has to be explicitly set on by members, an action unlikely to
be performed by most until there is widespread understanding of what
FOAF is.

Much of the debate revolved around the idea of other applications
automatically aggregating this information, despite the fact that
there was no more information in the FOAF than there already was on
people's HTML profile pages. I guess the perception was that FOAF puts
it all together in one place in a format specifically intended for
machine consumption.

Good try Julian, we'll just have to work harder at helping people
understand FOAF and its benefits.

-- Ian <iand at i...>
"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."

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