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From Jean-Louis Boudart <>
Subject Submitting EasyAnt project to Apache Software Foundation
Date Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:19:27 GMT

EasyAnt team would like to get more visibility and build a bigger community
based on real "open source spirit". As we're already based on many Apache
project (Ant + Ivy), it seems natural for us that Apache Software Foundation
could be a good host for this.

Before starting the proposal process ( i would like to know if
there is anybody here that can help us in this process.

Project Context :
Easyant is a build system based on Apache Ant and Apache Ivy.
Our goals are :

    * to leverage popularity and flexibility of Ant.
    * to integrate Apache Ivy, such that the build system combines a
ready-to-use dependency manager.
    * to simplify standard build types, such as building web applications,
JARs etc, by providing ready to use builds.
    * to provide conventions and guidelines.
    * to make plugging-in of fresh functionalities easy as writing simple
Ant scripts as Easyant plugins.

To still remain adaptable,

    * Though Easyant comes with a lot of conventions, we never lock you in.
    * Easyant allows you to easily extend existing modules or create and use
your own modules.
    * Easyant makes migration from Ant very simple. Your legacy Ant scripts
could still be leveraged with Easyant.

Legal part :
The code has been developed under the ASL2 license and by six developpers:
Xavier Hanin, Jérôme Benois, Jason Trump, Siddhartha Purkayastha, Nicolas
Lalevée and me. I've already discussed about this with our team, they are
joining me in this request and are willing to sign any software grant paper

Jean Louis Boudart
Independent consultant
Project Lead

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