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Thanks to John Faber, Alteresco Clément, and Parisoma, we have a confirmed venue for the SemWeb Installfest:


This is about five blocks from the Civic Center BART station. Alternatively, there should be lots of available parking.

The plan is to have a short presentation (basically, a sales pitch :) on each of several Open Source packages. Then, folks can download the packages they are interested in and try installing them. Once everyone has their packages of interest, we can have some breakout sessions for demos, experimentation, etc.

* "Semantic Web Programming" suite

"Semantic Web Programming" suggests Eclipse 3.4, Java SDK 1.6,
Pellet 1.5.2, and Protege 4.0. I can also help folks install
these tools on Mac OS X and possibly help on other systems.

I've created a HowTo page for installing these on Mac OS X: (
If you can help us create a HowTo for another OS, speak up!

* Franz tools

We've had an offer from Franz Inc to help folks install Gruff
(a graph browser) and AllegroGraph (an RDF store). If you are
interested in learning about these tools, please let me know!

* Your favorite tool(s)

If you would like to present another tool and help folks get
started using it, please let me know! Alternatively, feel
free to suggest ideas on [masked].

Updated information about this event will be maintained on (