A new type of Software Directory?
I think we need a more durable, scalable, democratic and decentralized type of directory.
I fond a project with a .yaml file describing software. Such a structure seems like a better way to run a software directory than what we have now. publiccode.yml
The FSF Directory uses a semantic wiki which I totally don't understand.
The future I imagine is
- standardized structure for describing software
- standardized API with decentralized data
- public access to add, search and edit entries
- easy wrapping in websites and other presentations
I don't really know how to move this forward, it seems to me that the two projects above must be worth more investigation. Sadly I haven't been able to make time to look into them further.