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

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 21:00:13 CET 2011

On 5 January 2011 14:07, Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> 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,

Congrats scor, this is AWESOME!

I'm gonna deploy a drupal 7 instance pretty soon (run it locally already).

I can hopefully work with some of the elgg folks to try and make
available some similar functionality.

> Steph.
> [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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