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Gnowsis Development Site

Here you find most documentation on current gnowsis development and our workplace for future releases. The main website of gnowsis is

Subversion Access

Public access to the full gnowsis source is here


At the moment, documentation consists of this wiki and related pages on

Developing Gnowsis

To get started developing gnowsis, check out our development wiki page (which will evolve, when you change it)


Where is gnowsis coming from? where will it go? Gnowsis started in June 2002 when Leo Sauermann decided to make a diploma thesis about cyberspace. Well, cyberspace went down and gnowsis came up. At the beginning of 2003, it was dark ages of Semantic Web. The Aurora project just went down and many frameworks out there, but less apps. RDFSuite was a kind of state of the art. at 19th of may 2003, the first listStatements call went through the FileAdapter, marking our beginning of Virtual RDF Graphs. The first prototype ran in 2003 and the thesis was published 2003. 2004 Leo Sauermann went to DFKI and the project went public in September 2004. It was integrated into the EPOS project and tools like the Brainfiler. At the end of 2005, we are standing before the step to beta 0.9: three years of fumbling should now lead to a useful tool.

  • Roadmap - the current roadmap of gnowsis, what features to develop next, what bugs to fix. This is built from tickets.
  • GnowsisBrainstorm - what to do next with the gnowsis? The intended roadmap

The goal for gnowsis during 2006 is to publish a useful, self containing beta version in February. All features and todos of this beta can be found here: milestone 0.9 beta. This release will be build from scratch again, using a fresh project and seperating the components in a different way. We will still use our battle-proven DFKIWorkspace service launcher (OSGI remains outside), but dependencies to MySQL and other external apps will be removed. A personal semantic wiki is the most important goal, we moved from using snipsnap away to using JSPwiki as the basis. The semantic wiki/blog will be Kaukolu-Wiki, another nice move of DFKI.