[Standards] RFC: Make projects publish a DOAP file to get listed at xmpp.org

Jonas Wielicki jonas at wielicki.name
Mon Aug 21 06:12:06 UTC 2017


Great work, I’ve been looking forward for that for quite some time now.

On Montag, 21. August 2017 05:08:32 CEST Emmanuel Gil Peyrot wrote:
> Please tell me whether you think it is a good idea, whether you would
> integrate it with your website/wiki/feature matrix/other, and any
> improvement you could think of!

What came into my mind is that the <license/> tag should have some kind of 
machine-readable identifier for licenses which are generally recognized. There 
are projects out there which have machine-readable identifiers. The Debian 
project has some short names for licenses for their copyright file format [1], 
but unfortunately it lacks versioning of the licenses.

Another thing I’m concerned about is the comparison of version numbers. Is it 
assumed that the order of <release/> tags matters? In that case, everything is 
fine. Otherwise, I imagine that interpreting the <{…xmpp-software}extension/> 
elements would not be trivial (it is unclear to a parser whether a version is 
greater than another version).

(Disclaimer: haven’t looked at your python script yet ☺)

kind regards,

   [1]: https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/
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