Sesame opens to the call of BSD

Jeen Broekstra just made two great announcements for the Sesame team:

  • they have released their RDF framework/database under the very open BSD licence [wikipedia article]. This means you can mash this code up with any other code - be it proprietary or free - without any problems.
  • Sesame 2.0 alpha 4 is coming out this week! The last release was alpha 2, and that was a long while ago. I really look forward to this new release.

This follows on from the recent open sourcing of the the rest of the Aduna software which I blogged about recently.

For Sun, this means for example, that we can now easily package this code as part of any of our other open source applications, such as Glassfish or Netbeans. I was very happy using Sesame under the lgpl with the Sommer and BlogEd projects, but the extra freedom of the BSD license will certainly help Sesame open many more doors, and so compete better with the other excellent RDF Java frameworks out there Jena and Kowari/Mulgara (to mention just the ones I know best).

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