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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Commons RDF as new component?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:49:39 GMT
In the read me I see a link to an example that has

public RDF createFactory() {
        return new SimpleRDF();
    }

Is/should a service loader be used to allow pluging in/discovering
implementations?

Gary

On Nov 16, 2016 5:22 AM, "Stian Soiland-Reyes" <stain@apache.org> wrote:

Commons RDF (incubating) has been in the Apache Incubator since 2015,
with an aim to graduate into the Apache Commons PMC.   I think now the
time has come to propose such a move.


This route was agreed with the Commons PMC at the time, and we have
had good guidance from our mentors, including Commons PMC folks Gary
Gregory, Benedikt Ritter and lately myself :)




As noted in the 0.3.0 release today, Commons RDF aims to provide a
common Java API for RDF 1.1 graphs and datasets.  Commons RDF 0.3.0
adds API bindings for Apache Jena, Eclipse RDF4J, JSON-LD Java as well
as a standalone implementation.

http://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org/


Now I think Commons RDF is stabilized and is ready to graduate to be a
component under Commons PMC where we can do a 1.0.0 release to mark
the spot.


(Concurrent thread on dev@commonsrdf:
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/760b2d58e344e51550dcc9f6452395
efe72e97d3dc06169ef72f09c6@%3Cdev.commonsrdf.apache.org%3E
)


I must admit that community-wise Commons RDF is not as strong as when
the podling started - forming a uniform API across multiple
implementations and use cases did mean many hard technical and
semantic discussions which caused some people to withdraw for a while.
Several has since returned as indirect contributors (e.g. code
review).


Now that the Commons RDF API has settled, and given that Commons has a
"any ASF committer have write access" policy and an open development
mode, I would like to propose here (and at dev@commonsrdf) that the
component graduate to be owned by Apache Commons PMC.


Views..?


Here's a project maturity report
https://github.com/apache/incubator-commonsrdf/blob/master/MATURITY.md



Want to crunch some code ? Have a look at

https://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org/download
https://github.com/apache/incubator-commonsrdf/
https://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org/apidocs/


--
Stian Soiland-Reyes
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718

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