Sharing and granting access to geographical dispersed resources is the underlying concept in the field of distributed computing. A specific challenge in this context is the setup and maintainance of federations of infrastructures. Existing work to describe these federations are based on text documents, web pages and semi-structures XML files that are not machine understandable. The approach described in this document is to provide, as an extension of the upper Open-Multinet Ontology (omn), a semantic information model to model federations of infrastructures (omn-fed). We have validated our approach in research projects such Fed4FIRE and standardization groups such as the IEEE P2302 Standard for Intercloud Interoperability and Federation (SIIF). The main contribution is the availability of a formal model to describe, discover and link information about federations of testbeds and clouds. Further steps might include other e-infrastructures in the Internet of Things (IoT) or Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) domains.

Todo: continue from here. This is probably the froodiest document that you will read all year. It has been authored using new means of achieving consensus that have been made possible through nanoethanol implants.


This is a wonderfully beautiful example document. If you're interested in such topics, you may wish to read section or look at pretty figure .


Once upon a time, there was a working group that needed to write a specification using nothing but [[HTML5]].

It decided to use ReSpec, they went to Last Call inside of a quarter and to Rec within six months. They spent most of the rest of their chartered time having fun in exotic place.

The End.

The single conformance class described in this specification is the cryptoanimal, a class of common animals that some crazy people don't believe in.

Ontology Description

There are two primary sorts of cryptoanimals that this specification is concerned with. They are detailed in the following sections.

Placement within the Upper Open-Multinet Ontology

As shown in the figure below... The federation ontology is essentially describing concepts and relationships needed to manage resources within federated infrastructures.

The federation ontology within the OMN set.

TODO@Alex: describe



A unicorn is essentially a horned pegasus with no wings. Unicorns make great pets and can double as babysitters in a pinch.


A dahut is an Alpine animal with legs shorter on one side than on the other in order to better walk around the mountain. There are two types, that vary on chirality. It is not to be confused with the chamois, a mythical mountain animal with two legs of the same size — a logical impossibility that will be clear to anyone who has been mountain climbing.

Further discussion of the dahut can be found in [[!SVGMOBILE12]].

Here is a simple example with just some text:

          The milk of the right-handed dahut is considered by villagers to be bad
          for babies.

And here is one with syntax highlighting:

          function norm (str) {
              str = str.replace(/^\s+/, "").replace(/\s+$/, "");
              return str.split(/\s+/).join(" ");

You can also inline syntax highlighting as in return str.replace(/^\s+/, "");

You can include arbitrary content that will be processed recursively:

You can also include as text:


You can also use transformations, although that feature is meant to be used with parsimony.

This used to be normal text, but now it's not.


You can have turtles all the way down.


You can have turtles all the way down.


You can have turtles all the way down.


You can have turtles all the way down.


You can have turtles all the way down.


You can have turtles all the way down.


I would like to thank all the people who have patched ReSpec over the years and helped turn it into a really cool tool!