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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject December 2007 Incubator Board Report
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2007 17:02:47 GMT
Shindig, a "SocialContainer" is entering Incubation.  PDFBox and Bennu
(based on the old m0n0wall project) have been proposed to the Incubator.
RAT is in the Incubator, and will need to start reporting.

Woden has graduated to the WS Project.  FTPServer is in the process of
moving to MINA.  Yoko (CORBA ORB) is being split up, with parts going to
Geronimo and CXF.

UIMA, QPid, CXF did releases.

A number of new committers and PMC members added.

Community diversity is an area that was discussed, especially with Tuscany
failing to graduate over concerns related to community diversity.


=== Buildr ===

Description - Buildr is a build system for Java applications written in

Date of Entry - Nov. 2007

The buildr community is transitioning from its older infrastructure to the
Apache one. The code has been imported and committers work on the Apache SVN
now. The migration of users from buildr-talk at google groups to buildr-user
is also happening progressively.

Mostly bug fixes and small improvements. There's also work on JRuby support
for which patches are submitted regularly from (for now) external

Issues before graduation
First we need to fix the IP issues surrounding the Ruby license and our Ruby
licensed dependencies before any release can be made. A thread has been
started on general@i.a.o and another one is still running on
legal-discuss@a.o but we've had few answers so far. We'll probably send a
proposition and see if that's acceptable.

=== OpenEJB ===

OpenEJB is an open source, modular, configurable, and extendable EJB
Container System and EJB Server.

Incubating since: 2006-07-10

We received some very excellent feedback we are all really proud of from a
new face in the community.  OpenEJB has always prided itself for being the
kinder, gentler side of open source and it's really good to know this is
coming through.

Recent New Contributors: Karan Malhi and Raj Saini contributed their first

=== River ===

River is aimed at the development and advancement of the Jini technology
core infrastructure. Jini technology is a service oriented architecture that
defines a programming model which both exploits and extends Java technology
to enable the construction of secure, distributed systems which are adaptive
to change.

The crypto issue mentioned in last report seems to be resolved without doing
anything special as it seems to be not necessary based on the (limited)
feedback in the legal mailing list.

The River community decided to start with a CTR policy although we urge
people to consult others before actually committing for all but the trivial

We decided we want to use Hudson as our continuous integration engine, but
we have to wait a while for a server becomes available to deploy it on,
hopefully somewhere in December/January.

Work on the first release moved steady as a glacier (global warming seems to
have no effect here :-) ) and didn't require much participation of
committers due to the set goals. Currently there is no outstanding work for
that first release.

We are picking and scheduling fixes and features for the next release and
are discussing a branching strategy for SVN before we can finally release
the trunk to a stampede of hungry people that will crash into the codebase
to make it better.

Incubating since: December 2006

=== Imperius ===

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based infrastructure management tool

Infrastructure has been partly set up. Mailing lists for dev, commits,
private, and user are operational. The repository has been set up.


Two of the original committers have had accounts created. We are waiting
for the arrival of ICLAs for the others.

=== JSPWiki ===

JSPWiki has been incubating since September 2007.

JSPWiki is a JSP-based wiki program.

The final JSPWiki LGPL release has been postponed due to a large
number of security vulnerabilities that were disclosed to us
right before the release, so unfortunately that has also delayed
the move of the codebase under ASF's infrastructure.

The JSPWiki user community is in the process of transition from
outside Apache. There are close to 100 subscribers to the user list.
The developer list has meanwhile continued growing, and new people
have come forward with patches and expressions of interest on
working on the code.

=== Sanselan ===

Sanselan has been in incubation since September 2007.

Sanselan is a pure-java image library for reading and writing
a variety of image formats.

The community is still small, with a few more members now compared
to the beginning.

The code base has been imported and the package names have been
changed to org.apache.sanselan.

A release is being prepared.

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