And that's what is so significant about Debian's move to RDF: RDF is leading graph definition format at the moment. And Debian is one of the biggest Linux bases. A big sign that the the paradigm shift is coming: Welcome to the Interwebz.
Reshared post from +Edd Dumbill
Debian package metadata now available
This is really exciting. The AMDS.SW vocabulary is an EU project, building on some of my earlier work with DOAP (Description of a Project).
You can now get machine readable package descriptions by using content negotiation on the Debian package tracker, e.g.
$ curl -L -v -H 'Accept: application/rdf+xml' http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2
(or just add '.rdf' to the end of the URL, e.g. http://packages.qa.debian.org/apache2.rdf)
This means one of the largest collections of free software is now computable. Great work by Olivier Berger.
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