Well, after much hard work, criticism, and more: the first report is in! I’m actually only writing this post two weeks later because once it was done, I just had to take some time to catch up on everything else I’ve been letting slide while working almost non-stop on this report.
This report has outlined a number of my thoughts and decisions, and one of the last ideas to be considered for inclusion in the report was the issue of backwards compatability with existing systems. I have decided to follow the examples given in the paper by Gifford et al. on semantic file systems. I’ll be describing this in more detail soon… I promise!
Anyway, I’ve decided to make the Insight Outsourcing Report available here for anyone that’s interested. Once I get the time to deal with the site as well, I’ll give it a more obvious home.