MOF/XMI Update January 1999
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 12:52:18 -0500 From: Paul Denning <pauld@MITRE.ORG> To: XML-L@LISTSERV.HEANET.IE Subject: Re: RDF vs MOF/XMI
At 10:11 AM 1/21/99 -0500, Roger L. Costello wrote:
>I was doing some reading recently on OMG's metadata initiative MOF/XMI. It
>seems to duplicate what RDF does. I see a lot of discussion on RDF. I
>have never seen any discussion of MOF/XMI. Is MOF/XMI dead? /Roger
MOF/XMI is definitely NOT dead. XMI  will be the standard interchange format for UML. At the OMG meeting last week, a technology adoption vore was initiated for XMI.
XMI uses XML to encode UML. This will allow UML models to be exchanged among various tools. Currently UML models are stored in proprietary file formats (e.g. Rational .pdl or .mdl) Within OMG, various domain SIGs (vertical markets) are modeling their respective enterprises using UML. There is work to extend UML, for example, for Real Time.
MOF is used with XMI in repositories, which can form the basis for reuse. See http://www.marketplace.unisys.com/urep/.
Paul Denning MITRE Corporation Bedford, MA Tel: +1 (781) 377-7987
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive. On XMI, see: Object Management Group (OMG) and XML Metadata Interchange Format (XMI).