Re: [RT] Moving Piggy Bank forward...

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 21:51:01 -0400

Arjohn Kampman wrote:
> Matthew Cockerill wrote:
>> I wonder if the opensource Berkeley DB Java Edition might have
>> potential as some part of Piggy Bank's persistence solution?
>> There is a hint here:
>> that some work on RDF persistence with Berkeley DB java edition has
>> been done (using Jena rather than Sesame) by Chris Dollin, and that it
>> performs pretty well compared to relational databases.
> FWIW: we considered using BDB-JE in Sesame too, but decided not to use
> it as it would restrict free use of the combination in projects that are
> not open source. I don't know if this is an issue for Piggy Bank, so
> please ignore this message if it's not :-)

I strongly dislike BDB's license too. Avoiding commercial applications
of our software is not something we want either.

Besides, I keep hearing bad things about BDB fragility over time (see
subversion that migrated away from it in favor of a pure file system model).

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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