Property talk:P178

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developer
organisation or person that developed this item
Description the person or organisation that developed this product. Distinct from discoverer or inventor (P61).
For building and structures, rather use architect (P84) or structural engineer (P631). See also manufacturer (P176).
Represents software developer (Q183888), software house (Q1058914)
Data type Item
Template parameter en:template:Infobox web browser
Domain
According to this template: artificial physical object (Q8205328), mainly product (Q2424752)
According to statements in the property:
product (Q2424752) and model (Q17444171)
When possible, data should only be stored as statements
Allowed values person or organization (Q43229) (note: this should be moved to the property statements)
Example Super Mario Bros. (Q11168)Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development (Q170420)
Tracking: same no label (Q42533336)
Tracking: usage Category:Pages using Wikidata property P178 (Q20989978)
See also programmer (P943)
Lists
Proposal discussion Property proposal/Archive/2#P178
Current uses 26,534
[create] Create a translatable help page (preferably in English) for this property to be included here
Type “product (Q2424752), model (Q17444171): element must contain property “instance of (P31)” with classes “product (Q2424752), model (Q17444171)” or their subclasses (defined using subclass of (P279)).
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P178#Type Q2424752, Q17444171, SPARQL
Value type “human (Q5), organization (Q43229): This property should use items as value that contain property “instance of (P31)”. On these, the value for instance of (P31) should be an item that uses subclass of (P279) with value human (Q5), organization (Q43229) (or a subclass thereof).
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P178#Value type Q5, Q43229, SPARQL
Contemporaries:
if [item A] has this property (P178) linked to [item B],
then [item A] and [item B] have to coincide or coexist at some point of history.
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P178#Contemporary, SPARQL
This property is being used by:

Please notify projects that use this property before big changes (renaming, deletion, merge with another property, etc.)

Also other items[edit]

I believe "product" is too commercial a term. Can one not develop or invent things which are not sold as "products"? I've changed it to the neutral term "item," accordingly. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 22:51, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

I can see no issue with using this to specify the developer in any situation. Danrok (talk) 16:03, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Depends on one's interpretation of developer. Do you have examples where you would need it outside the domain of products? LaddΩ chat ;) 22:38, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

building developer?[edit]

This property seems to be used for building developers, Owner builder (Q15587490)? See, e.g., One World Trade Center (Q11245). — Finn Årup Nielsen (fnielsen) (talk) 22:36, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

For building and structures, rather use architect (P84) or structural engineer (P631). LaddΩ chat ;) 22:38, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Eh, Wot!? architect (P84) or structural engineer (P631) is something entirely different than a Owner builder (Q15587490). There are presently no name for Owner builder (Q15587490) in English. French has "Maîtrise d'ouvrage" and German "Bauherr" (like Danish "Bygherre"). At least "Bygherre" is not at all architect (P84) or structural engineer (P631). — Finn Årup Nielsen (fnielsen) (talk) 12:48, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Developer for a product or structure[edit]

I noticed in Polish this property is translated as "deweloper", which is strictly a building developer. Should we change that to "producent", more in things sense, than building? Holek (talk) 16:04, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Multiple developers[edit]

E.g. Q1686799 was developed by one company and is now developed by an organization. How would you define that?

Software done from scratch by someone and then developed by someone else[edit]

The property "Developer" should be matched with the starting developer or there is another more suitable property in a case such this?--Malore (talk) 19:09, 7 February 2017 (UTC)