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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Sorting out "eyeball"
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:08:42 GMT
On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Andy Seaborne
<> wrote:
> Context: "Eyeball" is the jena application that is "lint for RDF".  It
> checks RDF graphs for common and easy-to-make mistakes.
> While the code in Apache SVN has had the sourcecode headers upgraded, it
> hasn't been generally sorted up into a release able condition.  And of
> course everything is in the Import/ area.
> As far as I aware, no one has plans to release in the near future.
> Eyeball currently is downloadable from SourceForge.  Last release was
> 2010-04.
> It hasn't been updated in while, so it depends on non-Apache Jena.
> Eyeball has various plug-ins so the licensing on auxiliary jars needs to be
> chased down and documented.  The tests don't run from ant (but do in Eclipse
> - bizarre).  I ran out of time tracking licenses on some very old jars where
> the license at the time was not obvious.
> It would be easier to update the jars to newer ones.
> I'd like to move from the main area of SVN into (for example), /Scratch, add
> some README/LICENS/NOTICE labelling and wait for the time when someone
> applies care and attention on it.
> Should we also delete the jars that are checked in because of the license
> unclarity?  (They'd still be in Imports/ and we can leave notes.

Don't put any jars of unclear license in the main svn area.

Putting it in /Scratch or /sandbox or whatever is fine.

I might make some time to neaten it up for you.

> What should go on the website temporarily?  I think we either need to remove
> the page or (better?) put a header on the top of the Eyeball pages to point
> to SF and explain the license.
>        Andy

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