I met Paul at LinuxWorld last month and was amazed at the depth at which he and other Digital Creations folks had considered metadata issues when planning the present and future of Zope. In particular, the level of commitment to standardized metadata is terrific; specifically, the new Content Management Framework supports Dublin Core in every manageable object (is this the first large scale cms that does so?). Paul and Ken graciously agreed to an email interview for oss4lib. They've answered oss4lib's questions, which cover a lot of metadata ground, among other issues, and the whole interview's available here.
Interview: Paul Everitt and Ken Manheimer
By dchud - Posted on March 18th, 2001