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From Gabe Rudy <>
Subject OpenStatServer is interested in Apache Incubation
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2005 18:16:47 GMT

I'm voluntarily representing the OpenStatServer project ( 
which is a collaborative effort to provide an open system for acessing 
computational models (from environments like R, SAS, Matlab etc) via a single 
well-defined client interface.

The project has developer support from a couple large corporations with 
interest in seeing the project succeed. For example, our project lead, 
Gregory Warnes, and some other developers work at Pfizer. The project has 
already matured to the point of having the infrastructure of a hosting 
service and CVS repository, the development of a alpha code base and the 
commitment of a team of developers and supporters.

In our last meeting, we decided to seek out an organization to hold the 
copyrights an provide legal protection for the open source project. The 
community and well established reputation of the Apache Foundation 
immediately caught our interest. Our first step was to move to the Apache 2.0 
license, and now we would like to apply for candidacy as an Apache Incubator 

I realize that a valid candidate requires a nomination from a member of the 
Apache Software Foundation and a sponsor by the Apache board, a Top Level 
Project or the Incubator PMC. As far as nomination goes, I would encourage 
anyone to visit our web site ( and if the project 
excites you contact Gregory ( or me with any 
questions you might have. Since the nature of OpenStatServer does not 
obviously fall under any one of Apache's top level projects, I would hope 
that the Incubator PMC would take enough interest in the project to sponsor 

If there is anything I can do to future OpenStatServer's position as a 
candidate, I would by happy to see to them or bring them up in our meeting 
this Friday.

Gabe Rudy
Software Development Engineer
Golden Helix, Inc.

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