Apache Jena is an open source Java-based framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data applications. It includes an RDF SPARQL data publishing server, Apache Jena Fuseki.

The Apache Jena developer community is pleased to announce the release of Apache Jena 3.0.0. This is a major release and is not a drop-in replacement for Jena 2.13.0 Some changes to application code are likely to be needed.

Major changes:

* Package renaming

Packages with a base name of "com.hp.hpl.jena" become "org.apache.jena".
Vocabularies are not affected.

* RDF 1.1 Semantics for plain literals

"abc" and "abc"^^xsd:string are the same RDF term in RDF 1.1.
Persistent data (TDB, SDB) should be reloaded, especially data that uses the explicitly typed xsd:string form.

* Java8 is required.

For more details, please see

There are also several significant contributions to the Jena text indexing module including deletion support and multi-language support. See the documentation for details.

== Obtaining Apache Jena 3.0.0

= Via central.maven.org

The main jars and their dependencies can used with:


Full details of all maven artifacts are described at:


= As binary downloads

Apache Jena libraries are available as a binary distribution of
libraries. Apache Jena Fuseki (versions 1 and 2) are available as binary distribution (as well as in maven). For details of a global mirror copy of all Jena binaries please see:


= Source code for the release

The signed source code of this release is available at:


and the signed master source for all Apache Jena releases is available
at: http://archive.apache.org/dist/jena/

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