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Re: [directory-discuss] Free Software Directory Database

From: Donald Robertson
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] Free Software Directory Database
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:30:10 -0400
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On 04/16/2017 05:05 AM, Laura Morales wrote:
>> It dumps only semantic data, not the page contents itself.  I believe your 
>> original request was for page content.
> This does not seem to be true. Compare this page at the FSD 
> with its RDF export 
> everything is there. 
> Look for these XML tags: rdfs:label, property:Short_description, 
> property:Full_description, property:VCS_checkout_command, property:Interface, 
> and so on...
> Since the FSD is using SemanticWiki, you should have a file called 
> "dumpRDF.php" [1] to export all items as RDF/XML. Could somebody please setup 
> a cron job to run this script "dumpRDF.php" every once in a while (like once 
> a week or so) and automatically make the dump available for download 
> somewhere?
> Not only would this be very handy, but people would also be more motivated to 
> contribute to the directory if the data could actually be used outside of the 
> directory itself.
> Thank you all for the great work on the directory.
> [1]

 You can pull down the data with (wget I'm told it has
the rdf info included in it. Just a word of warning that it is
(unsurprisingly) quite large and opening in a browser would likely crash
it. It is updated nightly.

Donald R. Robertson, III, J.D.
Licensing & Compliance Manager
Free Software Foundation
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Boston, MA 02110
Phone +1-617-542-5942
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