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As part of the Open Source as Prior Art project, software is needed to serve as a prototype for a social tagging tool to help classify software. Possibly starting from the ccHost tool, extend the capabilities to allow for tagging at multiple layers.

Think of Freshmeat meets Flickr. Track software and software development through the use of social tagging.

The resulting software should be able to:

  • Allow for arbitrary word and phrase tags
  • Create new project areas to tag, with references to external sites
  • Have multiple sub-sections within a project to tag
  • Allow both "public" and admin tags
  • Maintain information about date/times tags were added/changed

Screenshot OSSTag v0.3pre1 Screenshot OSSTag v0.3pre1


OSSTag Prototype - current development takes place here

Current OSSTag demo site: http://prevalent-digest.de/osstag/current/

Ideas, reviews, requirements engineering

Review of existing tagging tools

General Ideas for OSSTag

Examples for different Tagging-Structures: http://prevalent-digest.de/osstag/re/tagging-interfaces.html

How many tagging engines ?

Which tags do we allow ? (Software Thesaurus)

Aspect oriented tagging

Kinds of Meta Information

Ideas for Implementation

Manpage Extraction

General Documents about Tagging

Linux Cover Story — Multidimensional Tagging
GUI Design

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