Jukka Zitting 2011-06-01, 15:58
-Re: OpenOffice coming to Apache (Was: Incubation at Apache: What's it all about?)
Mattmann, Chris A 2011-06-02, 05:19
On Jun 1, 2011, at 8:58 AM, Jukka Zitting wrote:
>> "Today's submission of the openoffice.org code base"
> If the incubation proposal passes, perhaps this will make it easier
> for us to improve OpenOffice support in Tika.
> Jukka Zitting
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> Incubation at Apache: What's it all about?
> More Projects Than Ever Submitted to Become a Part of The Apache Software
> The success and reputation of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) as one
> of the most influential Open Source organizations is undisputed.
> Launched 12 years ago with the Apache HTTP Server, the all-volunteer
> ASF currently
> develops and shepherds nearly 170 projects, including Top-Level Projects
> (TLPs) and new initiatives in the Apache Incubator and Labs.
> Apache products power more than 203 million Websites (half the Internet!)
> and countless mission-critical applications worldwide. More than a dozen
> Apache projects form the foundation of today's Cloud computing. Five of the
> top 10 Open Source downloads are Apache projects .
> "Dozens of external projects have sought to become a part of the ASF to
> improve the quality of their code and participate in a larger community,"
> explained ASF President Jim Jagielski.
> Incubation is the first step for a project to be considered among the
> diverse Open Source initiatives overseen by the ASF. A submitted
> project and its community will join the more than 50 projects in the
> Apache Incubator, and will benefit from the Foundation's
> widely-emulated meritocratic process, stewardship, outreach, support,
> community events, and guiding principles that are affectionately known
> as "The Apache Way".
> "We welcome highly-focused, emerging projects from individual
> contributors, as well as those with robust developer communities, global
> user bases, and strong corporate backing," added Jagielski. "The ASF's
> organizational, legal, financial, and infrastructure support gives
> Incubating projects the ability to provide valuable software to millions of
> users without having to worry about liability. Today's submission of the
> openoffice.org code base is testament to our track record for successfully
> Incubating highly-established, well-respected projects such as Apache
> SpamAssassin and Apache Subversion."
> Incubating projects (known as "podlings") benefit from hands-on mentorship
> from other Apache contributors and are guided on an array of processes and
> principles within the Foundation, including adopting the Apache voting
> structure and growing a vibrant and diverse community. Jim Jagielski is the
> proposed podling mentor for the openoffice.org community during the
> incubation process.
> Podlings that demonstrate that their community and products have been
> well-governed under the ASF's consensus-driven process, release all code
> under the Apache License v2.0, and fulfill the responsibilities of an
> Incubating project move one step closer to graduation to a TLP. Upon a
> Project's maturation to a TLP, a Project Management Committee (PMC) is
> formed to guide its day-to-day operations, including community development
> and product releases.
> ASF Projects that have graduated from the Apache Incubator over the past
> year include Apache Cassandra, Apache Chemistry, Apache Click, Apache
> Libcloud, Apache OODT, Apache Shindig, Apache Traffic Server, and Apache
> For more information on the Apache Incubator, please visit
>  https://www.osscensus.org/packages-rank-public.php
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