On Monday 08 May 2006 15:18, Denny Vrandecic wrote:
> Here you're also not fixed on the GPL, because it is separate code
> totally, but may choose to take another license, like BSD-like (which I
> would prefer) or LGPL. But then again, it's up to you.
If lincense issues are a problem, there is much room for discussion ...=20
(though LGPL really makes no sense for the core system that requires the=20
GPL-software MediaWiki to run ;-).
Concerning BSD: isn't this the type of license where you have to list every=
single contributor on every related publication? I think I remember that th=
was the reason why BSD could never create printed advertisements for lack o=
space ;-) Strongly off topic, but I still wonder why to prefer such a model=
(sounds like GFDL for source code to me).
> If you like the idea, I can provide you with more information.
> But you are also welcome to learn PHP and get on to the real thing :)
This will be very easy for a C or Java programmer. The syntax is similar, a=
most of the OO complexities are not involved. It's a scripting language aft=
> which sounds great for us as well!
> Markus Kr=F6tzsch wrote:
> > Hi Ravinder (and all potential future contributors ;-)
> > sorry, I have been unreachable during the weekend (and the same is true
> > for Denny). As MOV0GP already pointed out, Semantic MediaWiki is a
> > PHP/MySQL-based system, but this certainly yields no problems for an
> > experienced programmer in Java and C++. However, you should be familiar
> > with the usage of the software to contribute efficiently. Also, it shou=
> > be clear that all contrbuted code is released under the GPL, that
> > contribution is voluntary, and that eternal fame is the only reward SMW
> > developers receive ;-).
> > The most important question, however, is what you are interested in. Did
> > you use SMW and encounter some limitations or problems that you would
> > like to fix? Or maybe you looked at the development activities article =
> > wiki.ontoworld and spotted a task that you would like to address?
> > Basically, the current TODOs are given at:
> > http://wiki.ontoworld.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki_development_activities
> > and, to some extent,
> > https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=3D147937&atid=3D770001
> > These lists reflect what we are currently working on, and what we would
> > like to do very soon. But other enhancements are also welcome.
> > So what kind of contribution are you most interested in? Would you like
> > to work on particular topics (user interface, database optimization,
> > semantic interchange with other systems, web service functions, ...)? Do
> > you have experience in a SMW-related topic?
> > I could give you some concrete task and deadline if you prefer, but as a
> > volunteer you really have the right to choose your tasks according to
> > your preferences :-)
> > Best regards,
> > Markus
> > On Sunday 07 May 2006 09:00, ravinder thakur wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> I am a programmer working with Microsoft. I am pretty good in c, c++ a=
> >> java.
> >> I want to contribute to this Semantic Wiki Development. Can anybody plz
> >> tell
> >> Me how I can contribute to this project. And also what are the field of
> >> expertise that
> >> I need to have to work on it ????
> >> Thanks
> >> Ravinder
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