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A proposal for community driven and decentralized astronomical databases and the Open Exoplanet Catalogue

@article{Rein2012APF,
  title={A proposal for community driven and decentralized astronomical databases and the Open Exoplanet Catalogue},
  author={Hanno Rein},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  year={2012}
}
  • H. Rein
  • Published 29 November 2012
  • Physics, Geology, Computer Science
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
I present a new kind of astronomical database based on small text files and a distributed version control system. This encourages the community to work collaboratively. It creates a decentralized, completely open and democratic way of managing small to medium sized heterogeneous astronomical databases and catalogues. The use of the XML file format allows an easy to parse and read, yet dynamic and extendable database structure. The Open Exoplanet Catalogue is based on these principles and… 

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