RDFBeans 2.0

The second edition of RDFBeans Java-to-RDF databinding framework is finally out. In 2.0 version the library underwent major refactoring to clean and enhance the API and provide new databinding techniques.

RDFBeans is an open-source object-RDF databinding and persistence library for the Semantic Web development with Java language. It provides a framework for mapping an object-oriented domain model to RDF resource descriptions.

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RDFBeans: Now on Sourceforge

RDFBeans framework (see “Simple RDF data binding“) is a Sourceforge project now:


SCAN project announce

SCANViceVersa Technologies presents the first public release of SCAN (Smart Content Aggregation and Navigation) platform. SCAN is a personal Information Retrieval framework, combining search, text analysis, tagging and metadata functions to provide new user experience of desktop navigation and document management.

Open Source Kibitzer

SourceKibitzer portal, a benchmarking service for Open Source Java software projects, opened the large part of its source code and claimed to be “the first-ever User-Programmed Service”.


SourceKibitzer team let me know that my OSS projects (Memoranda and Jacinth) had been analyzed by their web tool and the reports are available.

Open Source Java: It is!

Remember this day: 13th of November 2006 Sun is releasing Java under the Gnu General Public License (GPL) version 2. I think all Java/OSS developers and advocates must have a drink for that today.

Sun believes deeply in creating communities and sharing innovations and technologies to foster more participation. Today in a historic move, Sun is opening the door to greater innovation by open sourcing key Java implementations—Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME), and Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE)—under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2), the same license as GNU/Linux.

Open Source Java

After long period of indistinct reassurances and promises and, finally, the triumphant announce on open-sourcing Java SE platform before the end of this year, it is the first interview that sheds some light on the details of this topical question.

Open Source Best Practices: Part II (Technology)

How to get a succesful open source project:
The beginners guide.

Open Source Best Practices: Part I (Community)

How to get a succesful open source project:
The beginners guide.

About Memoranda: Part II