[foaf-dev] Proposal: deprecate pastProject and currentProject

Dan Brickley danbri at danbri.org
Sun Dec 13 11:00:19 CET 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Richard Cyganiak <richard at cyganiak.de> wrote:
> Libby,
> The properties are not used much because foaf:Project is not used
> much. If you deprecate them, it would only be consequent to deprecate
> that class along with the properties.
> I use all three in my homepage and would find it sad to see those
> terms removed from the spec.

I just remembered! Project *is* heavily used. Via subclassing in the
DOAP project! :)

<rdfs:Class rdf:about="http://usefulinc.com/ns/doap#Project">
	<rdfs:isDefinedBy rdf:resource="http://usefulinc.com/ns/doap#" />
	<rdfs:label xml:lang="en">Project</rdfs:label>
	<rdfs:label xml:lang="fr">Projet</rdfs:label>
	<rdfs:label xml:lang="es">Proyecto</rdfs:label>

	<rdfs:label xml:lang="de">Prijekt</rdfs:label>
        <rdfs:label xml:lang="cs">Projekt</rdfs:label>
        <rdfs:label xml:lang="ja">プロジェクト</rdfs:label>
	<rdfs:comment xml:lang="en">A project.</rdfs:comment>
	<rdfs:comment xml:lang="fr">Un projet.</rdfs:comment>
	<rdfs:comment xml:lang="es">Un proyecto.</rdfs:comment>

	<rdfs:comment xml:lang="de">Ein Projekt.</rdfs:comment>
        <rdfs:comment xml:lang="cs">Projekt.</rdfs:comment>
	<rdfs:comment xml:lang="ja">プログラミングのプロジェクト</rdfs:comment>
	<rdfs:subClassOf rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/Project" />
	<rdfs:subClassOf rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/Project" />

We still never connected it well with the project-related properties
in FOAF, since they are often used to point to the homepages of
projects, not projects themselves. Can sindice or other services tell
us more about which idiom is more common in practice? If *project are
to be kept as 'non archaic', what should their ranges be?


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