This term is proposed for full integration into Schema.org, pending implementation feedback and adoption from applications and websites.
A maintainer of a Dataset
, software package (SoftwareApplication
), or other Project
. A maintainer is a Person
that manages contributions to, and/or publication of, some (typically complex) artifact. It is common for distributions of software and data to be based on "upstream" sources. When maintainer
is applied to a specific version of something e.g. a particular version or packaging of a Dataset
, it is always possible that the upstream source has a different maintainer. The isBasedOn
property can be used to indicate such relationships between datasets to make the different maintenance roles clear. Similarly in the case of software, a package may have dedicated maintainers working on integration into software distributions such as Ubuntu, as well as upstream maintainers of the underlying work.