Wiki-based guide on software information
ITerating, the wiki-based software guide for open source and commercial software, has announced the availability of a free Semantic Web service providing up-to-date information about more than 17 000 software products.
The site aims to keep users up-to-date on information about new products, new versions and patch distributions for commercial, open source and hosted software. Users can subscribe to specific products or product categories and create an automated information feed.
All content on ITerating is covered by the Creative Commons and can be shared, although contributions (rating, reviews, text) remain the property of their creators. Under this licence, the service can be synchronised with repositories of software product information such as Linux distribution archives and online guides.
"The ability to exchange software product information in a free, standard format is a tremendously valuable asset for the software community," said Larry Augustin, founder of sourceforge.net. "We look forward to seeing more companies endorse it."
"Our goal is to offer the world’s first comprehensive software guide that is always up-to-date," said Nicolas Vandenberghe, chief executive of ITerating. "By combining a Wiki format with Semantic Web services, we are able to ensure that the information on the ITerating site is both comprehensive and up-to-date."