The DDI Foundation Tools Program (DDI-FTP) is pleased to announce the availability of a new web site dedicated to DDI Tools at http://tools.ddialliance.org
The site is intended for DDI users and developers and provides access to applications, software components, documentation, example files and XSL transformations that support the DDI-XML specification. It is also the home for the DDI Foundation Tools Program, an initiative aiming to provide application developers with a set of reusable components, operating in a harmonized environment based on open source technologies, to manage DDI metadata and their related data and resources (http://tools.ddialliance.org/?lvl1=ftp).
The launch of the site coincides with the initial release of the DDI-FTP Road Map (http://tools.ddialliance.org/?lvl1=ftp&lvl2=roadmap), a document that describes and prioritizes the different components of the toolkit, to be used by contributors to focus and coordinate their development efforts.
As always, we wish for the web site and the tools program to be community driven and your comments and suggestions are most welcomed. Agencies or individuals interested in contributing to the DDI-FTP are also encouraged to read more about the initiative or contact us for further information.
All the best,
The DDI-FTP team