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Goodbye OpenRDF Sesame, Hello Eclipse RDF4J!

From: Jeen Broekstra <jeen.broekstra@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 13:59:11 +1200
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <73140b57-48b8-653e-804c-8895193e15b9@gmail.com>

Dear Semantic Web community, Eclipse RDF4J <http://rdf4j.org/>

We are proud and excited to announce the official launch of Eclipse RDF4J 
<https://projects.eclipse.org/projects/technology.rdf4j> as the successor of the 
OpenRDF Sesame framework.

This is an important positive step in the continued development and improvement 
of the framework:

  * being governed by the Eclipse Foundation means a stable, vendor-neutral
    steward takes responsibility for continued support of the RDF4J project.
  * Eclipse’s rigorous IP review and quality control structures gives users of
    RDF4J the assurances they need for safe use of the framework in enterprise
  * Eclipse being a very recognized and trusted brand with a large open source
    community will help RDF4J attract more users and developers, ensuring its
    long-term growth and development.

Since we are still in the incubation phase 
of the project, there are no official releases just yet. However, a first 
milestone build is available for you to take for a test drive. This milestone, 
RDF4J 2.0M1, is functionally equivalent to the latest Sesame release (4.1.2), 
but with different package names, logos, etc. You can find it in our download 
<http://rdf4j.org/download/> section. We have also published a Sesame to RDF4J 
Migration Guide <http://rdf4j.org/doc/sesame-to-rdf4j-migration-guide/> to help 
you update your project.

With a new project name comes a new logo (see above) and of course a snazzy new 
website <http://rdf4j.org/>. It’s not 100% complete yet, but you should find the 
essentials there. In addition, our community support Google Group has been 
renamed and has new e-mail address: *rdf4j-users@googlegroups.com*. Update your 
address books please.

Have a look around, and let us know what you think.


The RDF4J developers
Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 01:59:45 UTC

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