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From Sergio Fernández <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Linda
Date Sat, 17 Nov 2012 09:01:36 GMT
Hi Roy,

we were aware of the possible conflict/confusion with the name; but 
since the Linda model is quite old, not really spread nowadays and 
completely far away of the Linked Data topic, personally I can't see a 
really big issue here. But of course the Incubator PMC has a deeper 
knowledge of such a kind of decisions and its implications, so we'll do 
out best to address it during this discussion.

Anyway, we'd prefer to focus the discussion on the proposal itself. 
After all, the name is something we can change. But the project is 
something important to discuss.

BTW, regarding that, in other to provide some more background about the 
proposal, I'd also like to point you the slides we presented one week 
ago at ApacheCon Europe:

Thanks for all your feedback.


On 16.11.2012 19:30, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> I suggest choosing a different name.
> We generally don't use names that have been (and continue to be)
> used extensively by other software projects.
> ....Roy
> On Nov 16, 2012, at 9:14 AM, Sebastian Schaffert wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> we would like to propose a new project called Apache Linda as a 
>> Linked Data Platform implementation to the incubator. Andy Seaborne 
>> was so kind as to volunteer as a champion for the project. The 
>> proposal is available at
>> The goal of Apache Linda is to provide an open implementation of a 
>> Linked Data Platform that can be used, extended, and deployed easily 
>> by organizations who want to publish Linked Data or build custom 
>> applications on Linked Data. Linda will follow the core 
>> recommendations of the W3C on RDF, SPARQL and Linked Data publishing, 
>> particularly the emerging Linked Data Platform (LDP) recommendation. 
>> It will also offer extensions for frequently needed additional 
>> functionalities like Linked Data Querying, WebID, WebACL, Reasoning, 
>> and Versioning. Linda aims to cover both, Linked Open Data, as well as 
>> Enterprise Linked Data scenarios, providing facilities to deal with 
>> different data sources and requirements (small data/big data, open 
>> access/restricted access, etc).
>> We are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions on how to 
>> improve the proposal and idea!
>> Sergio, Thomas, Jakob and Sebastian
>> --
>> | Dr. Sebastian Schaffert          
>> | Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft  
>> | Head of Knowledge and Media Technologies Group          +43 662 
>> 2288 423
>> | Jakob-Haringer Strasse 5/II
>> | A-5020 Salzburg
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