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

Peter Williams pwilliams at rapattoni.com
Mon Jan 10 18:38:56 CET 2011

Does it build from source on windows, using Microsoft compilers?

I don't care if its unix style coding, versus Win32. In fact, for R&D in protocol design, unix security tradition would be fine since most of the document server threads will operate in user space, with only a deamon in the kernel being held responsible for demutiplexing secure channels from the wire to user space processes which "handle" the controlled information.

Im at the point where I want to leave the confines of what Microsoft give me in their TLS and cert path support, and want to explore the use of TLS PSK and SRT-zero knowledge handshakes on the backchannel link between server (receiving webid claim) and the provider of the RDFa document referenced by the webid. I suspect the best place to work now is in applying GNUTLS libraries to those channels, which would allow me to (a) not worry about what US browser vendors do or don't do with the SSL handshake when working with the webid protocol, and (b) play with my own SSL record layer protocols tuned to FOAF and semweb concepts - implemented using the mature GNUTLS framework.

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From: foaf-dev-bounces at lists.foaf-project.org [mailto:foaf-dev-bounces at lists.foaf-project.org] On Behalf Of Melvin Carvalho
Sent: Sunday, January 09, 2011 12:00 PM
To: Stéphane Corlosquet
Cc: sioc-dev at googlegroups.com; foaf-dev at lists.foaf-project.org; Public RDFa; semantic-web; DCMI Architecture Forum; Pablo Martin; Brett Profitt
Subject: Re: [foaf-dev] [ANN] Drupal 7.0 released with native RDFa support

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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