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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [vote] A native XML database project under Apache
Date Sat, 27 Oct 2001 17:42:18 GMT
pbinkley@library.ualberta.ca wrote:
> Another project that might be worth looking at in this connection is Pears,
> from the Office of Research at OCLC. It's open-source database software, and
> is described: "Pears databases have features that make them ideal for
> storing hierarchically structured data, such as bibliographic records,
> authority records and text documents." See
> http://www.oclc.org/research/software/pears/index.shtm. It uses BER
> internally: "Arbitrarily large records with arbitrarily complex hierarchical
> structure containing both text and binary data are supported in BER records
> (ISO Standard 8824)." It also supports unicode. I don't have the database
> architecture expertise to compare it to dbXML, so I'll leave that to others.
> The license may be an issue (OCLC rolled their own rather than using GPL,
> and I haven't gone through it).

I'll sure take a look at that. Thanks.

Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche

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