[rdfweb-dev] foaf precursors: MCF, Enabling Inference paper

Earle Martin rdf at downlode.org
Thu Aug 14 18:31:25 UTC 2003


On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 02:17:56PM -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
> FOAF is defined in RDF. One of the ancestors of RDF was Guha's MCF 
> (meta content format) work. MCF also came with a standard 'starter kit' 
> vocabulary, enough to describe some common kinds of things and
> relationships, most famously Web channels (as used in 3d fly thru viewer 
> from Apple in ~96 or so).

Ah, MCF! I loved the Apple viewer (HotSauce, or Project X[0]) and was very sad
when it ceased to be. 

I've actually collected some MCF stuff, including the viewer plugins (for
Mac and PC) and the standalone viewer app on my site. Worth having a play
with:

http://downlode.org/etext/mcf/

Roll on a 3D FOAF viewer!


[0] A very common name; curiously, I'm working on a "Project X" right now....
 
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