Metadata Without A Proposal

Jason McBrayer jmcbray at carcosa.net
Fri Feb 26 13:30:24 GMT 2021


nothien at uber.space writes:
> ## Conclusion
>
> I don't think we need a 'metadata proposal' to achieve the goals we're
> looking for.  The format conventions are already mostly in place; we
> just need to formalize them.

That's pretty fair. I'd add that metadata is not really all it's cracked
up to be, in an open system like Gemini (or the web). It works fine
within a site or an organization, but it almost never works to depend on
"other people's" metadata for anything.

Cory Doctorow wrote about it in 2001:
https://people.well.com/user/doctorow/metacrap.htm 


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