"Two separate projects are attempting to build support for the
Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) in Linux. Not to be confused
with the "Jabber protocol" XMPP, XMP is an XML-based metadata
standard for digital images. Despite its historical connections to
photography, other kinds of applications and data stand to benefit,
too, making XMP-aware projects something we all should watch.
"In media management applications, the importance of good
metadata handling outweighs good data handling, because the
metadata are how we locate and track the data files with which we
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