NEPOMUK brings together researchers, industrial software developers, and representative industrial users, to develop a comprehensive solution for extending the personal desktop into a collaboration environment which supports both the personal information management and the sharing and exchange across social and organizational relations.

This is the public open-source development platform for the NEPOMUK social semantic desktop project. The general NEPOMUK web site is

Note that the NEPOMUK Project ended in 2008. These pages are left here for documentation and archiving, but note that as of 2010 very few changes are made. 

First Steps

  • UsingNepomuk - learn how to install nepomuk. Explanation of first steps when using it.
  • Download NightlyBuilds - at the moment, a nightly build of the Java platform is available for Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

Developer Documentation


Get Involved

  • Check out the source from Subversion/SVN, see also how to check out PSEW and run it from source
  • Mailing lists provide a simple and effective communication mechanism. You are welcome to join any of our mailing lists (or all of them if you wish). You can choose to lurk, or actively participate.
  • IRC-Chat: #semdesk channel on IRC-Net on freenode
  • Issue Tracking - best practice when creating tickets is to enter e-mail addresses of all persons possibly involved with the issue in the ticket's CC field. The respective people will get e-mail notifications upon ticket changes. Discussions can take place as a sequence of ticket comments this way.
  • ProgrammingGuidelines: Read them before you start programming and before committing code. They are similar to any other java-based open-source project.
  • EclipseDevelopment: Read when you are ready to start programming (after reading the ProgrammingGuidelines)
  • The NepomukUserGroup is a DFKI-internal meeting place for Nepomuk users. You can form your own groups, just tell us.
  • JoinNepomuk - how to get an account and commit rights

Project Information

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