The arises from apache projects relating to Semantic Web or REST technologies but shall also attract people that are unfamiliar withe the mainly java based projects.
The Sindice project at Deri has contributed the original code for any23 being overhelmed by the community arising around it decided to donate the highly reusable SparqlEd component to Apache as well. As the project around such a component should not be tight to a particular backend a new project for this as well as for other backend independent semantic client code a new project shall emerge.
Having a robust set of decoupled client applications available within established development processes provides great benefit for project focusing on data processing and reasoning services. There are established standards and good implementation for linked data and the semantic web also there are promisiong UX approaches on how user can intuitively deal with the unique possibilities of semantic and linked data applications. Apache Zhugu wants to bring together the server server applications with easy to use client side applications helping to showcase the potential of linked data and its server applications.
Apache Zhugu is initiated mainly by contributors expirienced in other Apache projects so the fundamental value of the principle of Meritocracy is recognized.
In alphabetical order:
The Zhugu Artifacts shall be easy to intgrate in any project that is built with Maven.
Inexperience with Open Source
Reliance on Salaried Developers
Relationships with Other Apache Products
In the last years, other projects have been under ASF incubation process relying on the Semantic Web technology stack, such as Apache Clerezza, Stanbol, Any23 and Jena. This could be seen as a proof of the consolidation and the adoption growing tendency of such technologies.
Zhugu Related Specifications
Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan
The project does not handle cryptography in any way.
- Mailing lists
- zhugu-private (with moderated subscriptions)
- Git repository
- Confluence (Zhugu)
- Issue Tracking
- JIRA (ZHUGU)
Names of initial committers - in alphabetical order - with current ASF status: