BetterGEDCOM - Goal and Requirements
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Please do not use the discussion tab of this page, use the Requirements Catalog.
The Goal of the BetterGEDCOM Project is:
BetterGEDCOM will be a file format for the exchange and long-term storage of genealogy and family history data.
It will be more comprehensive than existing formats and so become the format of choice.
The first step towards this goal is to identify and discuss user requirements, and technical requirements, that could be satisfied by the specification of the BetterGEDCOM file format. The work on requirements is organized around the following pages:
- Introduction to Goal and Requirements
This page highlights some selected examples of main requirements that will give you a rough idea what is being discussed. It will not be updated frequently, so parts could be outdated.
- Better GEDCOM Requirements Catalog
This is the main page where each requirement is described and discussed. It has links to discussions relevant to a requirement. It may also link to other pages that discuss major high level requirements.
- BG Requirements Catalog Index
The index lists all detailed requirements on the huge Catalog page. There are links to the requirements in the Catalog, so the index can be used as an entry point.
To avoid having discussions taking place all over the wiki, discussion of the goal and the requirements will be confined to pages or discussions pointed to in the Requirements Catalog. In the future, this page will be modified usually only by the moderator.