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From Michele Mostarda <michele.mosta...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Any23 to join the incubator
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2011 09:08:37 GMT
On 5 September 2011 00:33, Paolo Castagna <castagna.lists@googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> first of all, it's good to see Any23 try to come into the Apache incubator.
>
> Michele Mostarda wrote:
> > Hi Nick,
> >
> > On 4 September 2011 10:32, Nick Kew <niq@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On 3 Sep 2011, at 16:01, Davide Palmisano wrote:
> >>
> >>> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/Any23Proposal
> >> Hmmm.  Could've done with something like that a decade or so ago.
> >> It's been a while since I worked with the semweb, but I might take
> >> an interest.
> >>
> >
> > We hope so!
> >
> >
> >> How would Any23 relate to well-known semweb libraries such as
> >> Redland & family?
> >
> >
> > Currently we use Sesame [1], which is an RDF library really similar to
> Jena.
>
> Could you expand on the reasons which made you choose Sesame for Any23?
> In particular, what's missing in Jena which is needed by Any23 or what
> you don't like? (It might get fixed. ;-))
>

Good question. When we started working on Any23, the Sesame library was more
modularized and documented and there was also a full Maven support.
Today much of these reasons are no longer valid.


>
> Increasing code reused and maximizing interaction between Apache projects
> (even if in the incubation phase) is, IMHO, a good thing.
>

Completely agree.


>
> Paolo
>
> >
> >
> >> Your proposal lists a couple of users: did they
> >> develop it to meet a need for which there was previously no solution?
> >>
> >
> > When we started writing Any23 there were no other Open Source solutions
> > covering all the specifications we do, ATM we can affirm with strong
> > confidence
> > that this is still true.
> >
> > We carefully follow development of new RDF related specifications
> > in particular for metadata annotation to provide new data extractors
> ready
> > to
> > be experimented by industry and academic environment.
> >
> > The best
> >
> > Mic
> >
> > [1] http://www.openrdf.org/
> >
> >
> >> --
> >> Nick Kew
> >>
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