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From Andrew McIntyre <>
Subject Derby report
Date Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:20:58 GMT
- Recently, IBM posted a contribution of a JDBC network client driver.
The community voted to accept the submission, but there is some
question as to whether or not such a significant contribution is
covered by the original Derby Software Grant or whether it will require a new

- The Derby logo vote was temporarily shelved due to voting irregularities.

- Derby has satisifed all requirements necessary to graduate from
incubation except for diversity of committership. Recent discussions
on general@incubator seem to point to this being the only barrier to
graduation that needs to be overcome. Jeremy Boynes was added as a
committer earlier this year, but he remains the only non-IBM
committer. New developers are getting up to speed, however, as
evidenced by the acceptance of recent contributions by non-IBM
developers Tomohito Nakayama and Shreyas Kaushik.

- mailing list activity continues to grow steadily, both in number of
subscribers and in overall activity. Recent stats show about 1000
posts to derby-dev in the last 3 months, around 2700 total in the nine
months since inception, and about 500 posts to derby-user since


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