I wrote a long email to desktop-devel-list and gnome-infrastructure about doap files. I’d like to require these files and drop the /trunk/MAINTAINERS file requirement.
Excerpt from the mail:
Currently project information is spread thoughout various systems. The maintainers are available in MAINTAINERS files, developers in AUTHORS, the description is possibly in either Bugzilla or some README file, etc. I’d like to make use of DOAP files for this.
See for example the usage of DOAP on projects.apache.org:
Examples of what is in a DOAP file:
- long description
- homepage / download link
- bugtracker link ()
- repository info (SVN + viewvc)
- short description
- mailing lists
- various kinds of contributors
- programming language
Please read the email as I don’t want to repeat the whole thing. Comments welcome (preferrably on d-d-l).