Social Desktop in 4.3?

Richard Dale richard.j.dale at
Tue Apr 28 17:49:48 CEST 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at> wrote:
> Hi,
> As some of you know, I've spent some intense cycles on the social desktop
> support in KDE and specifically in Plasma. This functionality integrates a
> social network, in this case which powers sites such as kde-
>, and The server-side parts are specified
> in the Open Collaboration Services API, to be seen on
> The grand vision behind all that is to closely integrate the social web into
> the desktop. What's there right now is the tip of the iceberg.
What I don't understand about this stuff is why it completely ignores
the Sematic Web. Why doesn't it use FOAF for instance, instead of
redoing the same thing in XML? Why do we have one set of ontologies in
Nepomuk, and yet a completely different non-RDF bunch of stuff on the

-- Richard

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