[Dev] 4Suite RDF and ZODB

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji at fourthought.com
Tue Nov 5 11:38:51 PST 2002

> > I don't have much experience with Redfoot.  Also, I have a lot of
> > respect for the guys behind Redfoot: Tauber and Eikon.  Unfortunately,
> > these facts mean I'll be weasling out of answering the question  :-)
> I have a lot of respect for Uche and not much experience with 4Suite so
> I'm in the same situation :-)
> I will say some things about Redfoot, though.
> As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my original visions for Redfoot
> was as an RDF-based PIM.


> >From my point of view, the OSAF is fulfilling what I originally wanted
> Redfoot to be, so I wouldn't mind OSAF taking over the Redfoot work.

This is interesting.  Given this, and the fact that Eikeon has already done 
the work for RDFLib/ZODB integration, it sounds like a good way to go now.  
I'll watch closely.  I've long wanted to find a good way to find some 
collaboration between 4RDF and Redfoot, and this might be the right focal 
point for it.  Probably all I need to do is write a 4Suite driver for 
RDFLib-in-ZODB data.  My main worry about this is that it seems RDFLib does 
not provide some sort of context/scope extension to RDF.  We've found this to 
be essential in 4Suite, and very important for practical RDF apps.

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