[foaf-dev] [ANN] Drupal 7.0 released with native RDFa support

Stéphane Corlosquet scorlosquet at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 14:07:28 CET 2011


After over 3 years of development by almost 1,000 contributors, Drupal 7 has
finally been released today! Drupal is an open source content management
platform powering hundreds of thousands of websites and applications.
Notable websites are WhiteHouse.gov and the many top music artist's sites of
Warner Media Group. Drupal 7 features the latest web technologies and
remarkable improvements to user experience (UX). Drupal is the first major
CMS to include RDF as part of its DNA and embed RDFa markup out of the box:
all Drupal 7 sites annotate by default their pages, comments, images, tags,
authors, posted date with the popular SIOC, FOAF, Dublin Core, and SKOS
vocabularies. We hope that with Drupal adopting RDFa, we can pave the way
for a greater adoption of the Semantic Web technologies. Drupal is estimated
to power 1% of the Web, and even though Drupal 7 was just released, more
than 30,000 websites are already powered by Drupal 7 [1]. With today's
announcement, this number is likely to sky rocket in the coming months.

Please read the official announcement which includes many of the new
features of Drupal 7, a tour video and download links:
http://drupal.org/drupal-7.0 . We are celebrating this release on Friday
with 248 parties in 88 countries, check for a party near you at [2]. If you
want to give Drupal 7 a try, I would encourage you to check out Drupal
Gardens for a free hosted Drupal site [3]. You can also install Drupal 7 on
your favorite LAMP server.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank many individuals who
supported the integration of RDF in Drupal in one way or another over the
past years. I would like to thank Dr. Axel Polleres at DERI Galway and Tim
Clark at Mass General for allowing me to work on this and providing support
& funding for this work. Special thanks to Lin Clark, Fintan Galvin, Toby
Inkster, Alexandre Passant, John Breslin, Antoine Isaac, Simon Reinhardt,
Manu Sporny, Vasiliy Faronov, Nathan, Steven Pemberton, Dan Brickley,
Richard Cyganiak as well as many other contributors [4]. (If I missed your
name, please let me know!).

all the best for the new year,

[1] http://buytaert.net/acquia-2010-retrospective
[2] http://www.drupal7releaseparty.org/
[3] http://www.drupalgardens.com/
[4] http://semantic-drupal.com/credits
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