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RDF vocabulary design issues — checksums

The SPDX technical team recently encountered and interesting situation while developing our RDF vocabulary. The exact scenario was as follows, the information we store about a file is potentially invalidated with every change to the contents of that file. For example, some code might be added that has different licensing requirements. Or all the code […]

RDFa as interchange format

The tension between human and machine readability is never greater than when developing interchange formats. Formats that are easy and efficient for computers to read tend to be rather difficult for people to understand. When developing an interchange format you know that there will be few tools supporting it when it is released tools so […]