The Atomic Data Core describes the fundamental data model of Atomic Data. Before we dive into its concepts, we'll talk about why this standard is made in the first place.
- Browsable: Data should explicitly link to other pieces of data, and these links should be followable.
- Semantic: Every data Atom and relation has a clear semantic meaning.
- Open: Free to use, open source, no strings attached.
- Clear Ownership: The data shows who is in control of the data, so new versions of the data can easily be retrieved.
- Mergeable: Any two sets of Atoms can be merged into a single graph without any merge conflicts / name collisions.
- Interoperable: Can easily and constantly be converted to other data formats (e.g. JSON, XML, and all RDF formats).
- Extensible: Anyone can define their own data types and create Atoms with it.
- Typed: All valid Atomic data has an unambiguous, static datatype. Models expressed in Atomic Data can be mapped to programming language models, such as
interfacesin Typescript / Rust / Go.
Note that for these last four goals, Atomic Schema is required.