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The usenet discussion Event-oriented genealogy software for Linux has a few more interesting posts.
Among those, Peter J. Seymour mentions the "Gendatam System" http://www.gendatam.com/index.htm which might be worth a look, too.
There's also John Prentice who says he's
working on something.
It is an interesting abstraction of the genealogy model, particularly when
you look at the larger picture of multi-dimensional matrices, i.e. family
groups, etc. and their intersections, overlaps, etc. In fact the matrix
approach may be better suited as a possible solution to the question of
linking individuals to each other as well as to records, events, etc. within
a genealogy program (or even the Gedcom). Definitely something to think
about! .... There is a group that is working to develop the specs for a new Gedcom.
While, in my humble opinion, they are a bit caught up in the approach of
using XML to describe their new Gedcom (and I myself have been working on my
own ideas), you might be interested in joining us. . .
http://bettergedcom.wikispaces.com. It's a small but active group of
genealogists with programming backgrounds, and while I haven't been as
involved as I'd like to have time for (every time I do I end up spending my
available time catching up/reading about what's been happening), my
impression is that all opinions are welcome. Hope to see you there!"