incubator-general mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "James Strachan" <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Open JPA
Date Wed, 08 Mar 2006 08:06:12 GMT
Awesome! This is great news - welcome! :)


On 3/8/06, Patrick Linskey <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Below is a proposal to incubate an Open JPA project at Apache. I've also
> posted this at
> Much thanks to Eddie O'Neil, Geir Magnusson, Brian McAllister, Dain
> Sundstrum, and David Blevins for helping me put this proposal together.
> -Patrick
> <snip>
> Patrick Linskey (plinskey at bea dot com) and Eddie O'Neil (ekoneil at
> apache dot org)
> Project Proposal
> ================
> Open JPA will be an ASL-licensed implementation of the Java Persistence
> (JPA) which is defined as part of JSR-220.
> Rationale
> =========
> We think that Open JPA is something that will benefit from wide
> collaboration, being able to build a community of developers and
> committers that outlive the founders, and that will be embraced by other
> Apache efforts, such as the Geronimo project as part of an EJB 3.0
> container. Given the existing momentum forming behind JPA even at this
> early stage, we are confident that an industrial-grade ASL
> implementation of JSR220 will attract a diverse community.
> Criteria
> ========
> :Meritocracy:
> The Open-JPA committers recognize the desirability of building software
> as a
> meritocracy and look forward to growing a healthy community of
> developers to
> enhance the JPA APIs.
> :Community:
> The proposed committer community is includes members of the BEA JPA
> team and several individuals from the Apache community.
> :Core Developers:
> Fourteen of the initial committers are BEA employees. One of those is a
> committer on the Apache JDO project. We anticipate that five of these
> fourteen will be involved in the core code development, and the other
> nine will be involved in documentation and ongoing QA for the project.
> Three of the initial committers are committers on the Geronimo project.
> Two are IBM employees involved in the WebSphere product team. One is
> from Intel.
> :Alignment:
> Open JPA will be a candidate for use in Geronimo as the default JPA
> implementation. Other projects that have general-purpose JPA needs may
> be
> users of the Open JPA project.
> Open JPA has some level of alignment with the Apache DB project. In
> particular, the Open JPA codebase already includes support for Derby
> databases.
> JPA is for use in any Java application, not just J2EE. Therefore, any
> application that needs to do data persistence in the object/relational
> style (including any application that currently uses Hibernate) will
> benefit from Open JPA.
> :License:
> The existing codebase is owned by BEA and is subject to a proprietary
> license.  The applicable code will be relicensed under the Apache
> Software
> License 2.0.
> Avoiding the Warning Signs
> ==========================
> :Orphaned products:
> Open JPA is a derivative of the basis of the BEA WebLogic Server (WLS)
> EJB3 JPA implementation, and so is an important piece of the BEA code
> base.
> As this is a very eagerly anticipated specification for the Java
> community,
> we expect that this project will continue to grow and develop within its
> own
> community, and be embraced by other open source projects (such as
> Geronimo)
> as well.
> :Inexperience with open source:
> The authors of the existing code (who will be part of the initial
> committer
> list) have experience with open source development already, in both
> professional and personal contexts. Examples: serp
> ( (used in Kodo currently), sqlline and
> jline
> ( and (used
> by
> the Kodo development team, and used by the Apache JDO team), Growl
> (
> Four of the initial committers have extensive experience within the
> Geronimo project, among other open-source projects.
> :Homogeneous developers:
> The members of the initial committer list have been working in a
> distributed, multi-national, asynchronous environment for the last five
> years, while working at SolarMetric. We had a team of up to 7 people
> working
> from 6 different locations over the course of the last five years.
> :Reliance on Salaried Developers:
> <Explain how the project can exist without relying on someone to pay the
> committers working on it>
> Most of the developers are paid by their employer to contribute to this
> project, but given the anticipation from the Java community for the a
> implementation and the committers' sense of ownership for the code, the
> project would continue without issue if no salaried developers
> contributed
> to the project.
> :No ties to other Apache products:
> Open JPA will likely be used by Geronimo, requires some Apache products
> (regexp, commons collections, commons lang, commons pool), and supports
> Apache commons logging.
> :A fascination with the Apache brand:
> We think that Open JPA is something that will benefit from wide
> collaboration, being able to build a community of developers and
> committers
> that outlive the founders, and that will be embraced by other Apache
> efforts, such as the Geronimo project.
> Scope of Subprojects
> ====================
> No subprojects proposed.
> Initial Source
> ==============
> BEA Systems, Inc. will contribute the initial core source code for
> implementing JPA.
> ASF Resources to be Created
> ===========================
> Mailing lists:
> open-jpa-dev@
> open-jpa-commits@
> open-jpa-ppmc@ (with moderated subscriptions) open-jpa-user@
> SVN Repository:
> Initial Committers
> ==================
> Abe White (awhite at bea dot com)
> Marc Prud'hommeaux (mprudhom at bea dot com)
> Patrick Linskey (plinskey at bea dot com)
> Pinaki Poddar (pinaki dot poddar at bea dot com)
> Steve Kim (stkim at bea dot com)
> Seetharam Param (sparam at bea dot com)
> Reena Mathew (rmathew at bea dot com)
> Jacob Thomas (jthomas at bea dot com)
> Ajay Prabhu (aprabhu at bea dot com)
> Sathish Santhanam (sathish at bea dot com)
> Maruthi Nuthikattu (maruthi at bea dot com)
> Anurag Bahl (abahl at bea dot com)
> Mihir Kulkarni (mihirk at bea dot com)
> Srinivasa Segu (srinivasa dot segu at bea dot com)
> Greg Campbell (gcamp at yjsinc dot com)
> Eric Lindauer (e_lindauer at yahoo dot com)
> Gianny Damour (gianny dot damour at optusnet dot com dot au)
> Matt Hogstrom (matt at hogstrom dot org)
> David Jencks (djencks at apache dot org)
> Kevin Sutter (kwsutter at gmail dot com)
> David Wisneski (wisneskid at gmail dot com)
> Geir Magnusson Jr (geirm at apache dot org)
> Sponsor
> ==============
> We kindly request the Incubator PMC to accept sponsorship for this
> proposal.
> Champion
> ===============
> Geir Magnusson, Jr. (geirm at apache dot org)
> Mentors
> =======
> Eddie O'Neil (ekoneil at apache dot org)
> Brian McAllister (brianm at apache dot org)
> Geir Magnusson, Jr. (geirm at apache dot org)
> _______________________________________________________________________
> Notice:  This email message, together with any attachments, may contain
> information  of  BEA Systems,  Inc.,  its subsidiaries  and  affiliated
> entities,  that may be confidential,  proprietary,  copyrighted  and/or
> legally privileged, and is intended solely for the use of the individual
> or entity named in this message. If you are not the intended recipient,
> and have received this message in error, please immediately return this
> by email and then delete it.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To unsubscribe, e-mail:
> For additional commands, e-mail:



  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message