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From Sergio Fernández <>
Subject [DISCUSS] Commons RDF to join the Apache Incubator
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2015 07:49:17 GMT
Hello everyone,

I would like to propose Commons RDF, a small library providing a common 
API for RDF 1.1. The  current draft of the proposal is here:

The main motivation behind this simple library is revise an historical 
incompatibility issue in the Java world. In particular, commons RDF aims 
to provide a type-safe, non-general API that covers RDF 1.1.

The path for the project is clear. But in this phase Commons RDF has to 
focus on the API design, which actively involves developers of existing 
toolkits, so it is better to have a more focused community and 
infrastructure than the Commons Sandbox. Then we have come to the 
conclusion that incubation is probably the best path, and then gradually 
prepare the Commons RDF community for working within the larger Apache 
Commons community. Therefore we hope the possible conflict with the name 
of this podling would not been seen as a problem during incubation.

We would gladly welcome additional volunteers to act as mentors on the
project, as well as a champion, preferable someone with any relationship 
with the Apache Common community.

Andy, Peter, Stian, Reto and Sergio

Sergio Fernández
Senior Researcher
Knowledge and Media Technologies
Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Jakob-Haringer-Straße 5/3 | 5020 Salzburg, Austria
T: +43 662 2288 318 | M: +43 660 2747 925

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