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 <h1>FOAF (2000-2015+)</h1>


 <p>Friend of a Friend (FOAF): an experimental linked information system.</p>

 <p>FOAF is a computer language defining a dictionary of people-related terms that can be used in structured data (e.g. <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-lite/">RDFa</a>, <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/json-ld/">JSON-LD</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linked_data">Linked Data</a>).</p>

 <p><b>Status</b>: <b>in stasis</b></p>

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  <li><a href="http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/">FOAF specification</a> - a computer language for people and machines.</li>
  <li>The <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20140331104046/http://www.foaf-project.org/original-intro">original writeup</a> from 2000 explains what we thought we were doing.</li>
  <li><a href="http://lov.okfn.org/dataset/lov/details/vocabulary_foaf.html">Linked Data vocabularies using FOAF</a>.</li>
  <li><a href="http://datahub.io/group/lodcloud?q=foaf&sort=name+asc">Linked Data datasets using FOAF</a>.</li>
  <li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOAF_(ontology)">Wikipedia entry</a>.</li>
  <li><a href="http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?hl=en&q=FOAF&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=">FOAF for researchers</a>, <a href="http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-foaf/">archivists</a>.</li>
  <li><a href="http://lists.foaf-project.org/mailman/listinfo/foaf-dev">foaf-dev</a> mailing list</a>.</li>
  <li><a href="http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData">TimBL Linked Data notes</a></li>
  <li>New stuff: see also <a href="http://schema.org/">schema.org</a></li>
  <li>Old: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2004/feb/19/newmedia.media">Guardian article</a>, <a href="http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/foaf-galway/">Galway Workshop</a>, <a href="http://www.slideshare.net/danbri/fear-of-a-foaf-planet">ETech talk</a> (2004)</li>
  <li>Retro: <a href="http://www.slideshare.net/danbri/dagstuhl-foaf-history-talk">Dagstuhl talk</a></li>
  <li>Nearby: <a href="http://www.ftrain.com/google_takes_all.html">2002 fiction...</a></li>

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 <p>Contacts: <a href="http://danbri.org">Dan Brickley</a> (<a href="http://twitter.com/danbri">@danbri</a>), <a href="http://planb.nicecupoftea.org/">Libby Miller</a>
(<a href="http://twitter.com/libbymiller">@libbymiller</a>)</p>
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