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From "B. W. Fitzpatrick" <>
Subject Re: AW: We want to donate a XML / Cocoon / EJB / WebStart - based CMS
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2003 14:43:50 GMT

"Sascha-Matthias Kulawik" <> writes:
> > One initial issue is JBoss, as it's LGPL. Apache projects can 
> > use only 
> > Apache-compatible licenced libraries, and (L)GPL is not one of them. 
> > Apache now is making Apache Geronimo now though, so that 
> > could be taken 
> > care of in the future.
> Yes, thats right. But anyway - the project just needs an Application
> Server - so it can be used with Jboss (our primary testing environment),
> JonAS, BEA or any other.
> I think Geronimo is on the way to become a Application Server, right? :)
> Or Do you mean, that J2EE capable projects aren't right for the Apache
> Foundation in general?

Certainly not.  Only that codebases that have direct dependencies on GPL
or LGPL libraries aren't usually candidates for incubation
> > First of all you should seek a sponsoring Apache member and 
> > possibly a sponsoring PMC.
> What do you mean exactly? Should I find a sponsoring Company or Do I
> take an existing Apache sponsoring partner? 

Exactly what is written:  Seek a sponsoring member.  ASF Members are
listed here:

> By the way: What does PMC mean? 

Project Management Committee.  In addition to finding a sponsoring
member, you might find that your CMS would be a good fit under the
umbrella of an existing project.  in that case, you would probably lobby
the PMC of that project to have them sponsor your incubation. 
> > > It is still
> > > important for us, that we can commit to the CVS and are getting the 
> > > leadership of this project - is this the normal way how code will be
> > > conributed? Is there any code-review before we can contribute the 
> > > code?
> > If you donate the code to Apache, you will not have leadership in the 
> > Project. The project will work based on the Apache guidelines, and 
> > decisions are taken by voting as described here: 
> >
> Yes, thats ok. I just want to make sure that at least one of our
> developers needs to be a committer for the project.


Brian W. Fitzpatrick    <>

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