We have decided to put our weight behind the FOAF XML format; we're quite excited about this new turn of events. By adopting open standards like FOAF, we can (hope) that some developers will be able to develop tools to examine the social network here within Tabulas.

Over the upcoming week, your site will start publishing FOAF data.

For those not technically savvy, FOAF is basically going to be a file that will be machine-readable that will take the data in your profile and output it so any machine can read it.

There are no security issues to worry about; your e-mail will be sha1summed (in essence being 'encrypted,' in laymen's terms) and the only data that will be published will be the data you have chosen to publish from your profiles page.

Over the next few days, you will see the profiles page being revamped; some additional information willl be available as well; we will make announcements at that time for more information regarding the changes.
Posted by tabulas on December 8, 2003 at 01:44 AM in Syndication Formats | Add a Comment

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