OSF 3.4 Released: now easily deployable in CentOS 6 and 7

4 March 2016

Structured Dynamics today released version 3.4 of the Open Semantic Framework. Besides standard bug fixes and some minor functional improvements, the main change in this new version is to support automatic deployment of OSF on the following operating systems:

  1. CentOS 6
  2. CentOS 7
  3. Ubuntu 14.04

Frederick Giasson, OSF's lead developer, said that "automatic installation on a broader suite of operating systems has been requested for a long time by OSF users; we fortunately got some time and client support to implement it." Giasson also noted the new package includes some other minor improvements to OSF's Web service endpoints.

OSF version 3.4 is available for download from GitHub.

About OSF

The Open Semantic Framework (OSF) is an integrated software stack using semantic technologies for knowledge management. It has a layered architecture that combines existing open source software with additional open source components. OSF is designed as an integrated content platform accessible via the Web, which provides needed knowledge management capabilities to enterprises. OSF is made available under the Apache 2 license.

OSF can integrate and manage all types of content - unstructured documents, semi-structured files, spreadsheets, and structured databases - using a variety of best-of-breed data indexing and management engines. All external content is converted to the canonical RDF data model, enabling common tools and methods for tagging and managing all content. Ontologies provide the schema and common vocabularies for integrating across diverse datasets. These capabilities can be layered over existing information assets for unprecedented levels of integration and connectivity. All information within OSF may be powerfully searched and faceted, with results datasets available for export in a variety of formats and as linked data.