New paper “Authoritative linked data descriptions of debian source packages using ADMS.SW” accepted at OSS 2013

I’ll be presenting “Authoritative linked data descriptions of debian source packages using ADMS.SW” at OSS 2013.

Here’s the abstract :

The Debian Package Tracking System is a Web dashboard for Debian contributors and advanced users. This central tool publishes the status of subsequent releases of source packages in the Debian distribution.

It has been improved to generate RDF meta-data documenting the source packages, their releases and links to other packaging artifacts, using the ADMS.SW 1.0 model. This constitutes an authoritative source of machine-readable Debian “facts” and proposes a reference URI naming scheme for Linked Data resources about Debian packages.

This should enable the interlinking of these Debian package descriptions with other ADMS.SW or DOAP descriptions of FLOSS projects available on the Semantic Web also using Linked Data principles. This will be particularly interesting for traceability with upstream projects whose releases are packaged in Debian, derivative distributions reusing Debian source packages, or with other FLOSS distributions.

Update: If you are interested, a preprint is available here in HTML form. See also previous installments on ADMS.SW in this blog.

Update: The slides of the presentation I made at Isola are here.

New paper “Introducing OSLC, an open standard for interoperability of open source development tools”

We’ll be presenting at ICSSEA 2011 in november, our paper “Introducing OSLC, an open standard for interoperability of open source development tools“, which recaps of some efforts we conducted in COCLICO.

Authors: Olivier BERGER, Sabri LABBENE, Madhumita DHAR, Christian BAC

Abstract: In the COCLICO project, efforts have been made to improve interoperability of software development forges, to help integrate them better in the modern software quality process of organizations. In order to improve such interoperability, implementation of the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) specifications has been conducted (in particular the Change Management domain specifications). The OSLC-compatible open source adapters we have developed for the Jenkins Continuous Integration server and the FusionForge bugtrackers, have been integrated in a Web mashup, allowing to demonstrate the interoperability potential of OSLC-CM in a continuous integration use case. Even though deployment of OSLC is still limited for open source tools in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) field, we believe it will offer great benefits and potential, for new complex and difficult problems, in particular for large scale bug tracking applications.

Keywords: ALM, standard, interoperability, OSLC, OSLC-CM, FusionForge, Jenkins, open source, free software

Qu’est-ce que OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) ?

Ce qui suit est une traduction en français que j’ai réalisée pour les sections d’introduction aux spécifications d’OSLC Core. Je pense qu’elles donnent quelques informations générales sur ce qu’est le standard OSLC, qui seront éventuellement utiles aux non-anglophones. Bien-sûr cette traduction ne se substitue pas à l’original, et est limitée aux paragraphes d’introduction, le détail des specs étant à lire en anglais dans le texte.


L’initiative « Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration » (OSLC) crée une famille de spécifications de services web pour des produits, services et autres outils qui soutiennent toutes les phases du cycle de vie des logiciels et produits. Continue reading “Qu’est-ce que OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) ?”