Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Aug 13 01:01:31 2004

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Lyle Bickley wrote:

> I've been following this discussion - and figured that "someone" else in the
> world surely must had been working on this issue. I contacted the Computer
> History Museum - and they pointed me to the "Dublin Core Metadata
> Initiative" (DCMI). This is an international organization that has been
> working for years in the specific area of preserving bits. BTW, they have
> an open source license (DCMI Open Source) on all their material.
> See: http://dublincore.org/about/
> Also: http://dublincore.org/tools/
> My suggestion would be to review carefully what's already been
> accomplished - and if you think that they are messing up, work with them to
> accomplish their objectives.

Dublin Core is mainly a project to catalogue information (think library
indexing). I can see the project we're discussing fitting into their
objectives at some level, but we are not duplicating any effort there.

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