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Re: API for querying a set of RDF graphs?

From: Benja Fallenstein <b.fallenstein@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 23:55:51 +0100
Message-ID: <3E7A46F7.9050700@gmx.de>
To: Reto Bachmann-Gmuer <reto@gmuer.ch>
CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Benja Fallenstein wrote:
>> PS: Does your project have an URL? I'd like to find out more. Too see 
>> the p2p/semantic web project I'm involved check out 
>> http://wymiwyg.org/mies
> 
> Thank you for your interest, but unfortunately we currently don't have a 
> homepage. :-( Sorry. We're working on it.
> 
> I'll try to give you a quick overview.
[snip]

Given that our goals are quite large, I should mention that Storm has 
been in use in our project for approx. 1 1/2 years now, though we are 
only now starting to use RDF (it's not even in the articles yet), so 
it's not just a 'cute idea' project. The overall Fenfire project is not 
as far along as Storm, but can build on three years of experience with a 
similar project, Gzz <http://www.gzz.info>, that built on Ted Nelson's 
zzstructure <http://www.xanadu.net/zigzag/>. We had to discontinue this 
project because there is a US patent on this technology which interfered 
with our Free Software philosophy (all our current code is LGPLed). We 
think that RDF suits our needs quite well, though.

BTW: Another supporting technology we're building, is a focus+context 
RDF browser and editor, Fenfire Loom. We have a 0.1, browser only 
version ready to release and I hope to package it up and send an 
announcement on the weekend.

Cheers,
- Benja
Received on Thursday, 20 March 2003 16:56:08 GMT

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