Re: New module proposal: tracker

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:31:04 +0200
> The tracker-store is a desktop service that offers the application
> developer a query capability against data that it stores. The data that
> it stores must be strictly defined by a schema (which is what in RDF is
> called an ontology). The schemas that we ship by default are the Nepomuk
> ones. The query language is SPARQL. The service provides the opportunity
> to the application developer to store. The application developer uses
> the an extension to SPARQL, SPARQL Update, which we support too. The
> communication between application and tracker-store happens over DBus.
> Nepomuk's ontologies:

Broken link btw at:

> Let me know if that was a helpful description for you. I tried hard not
> to sound like an old German philosopher ;-).

One thing I couldn't quickly tell is whether you are always remembering
the source of external information, particularly any externally acquired
personal information about someone that is stored in the database. That
may be important for business users who have to meet data
protection/personal information rights legislation. Ditto that tracker
doesn't start extracting and organising by anything like religious,
medical or ethnic data whose processing is controlled in many countries.


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