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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject FW: Invitation to participate in Apache J2EE efforts
Date Wed, 06 Aug 2003 07:08:18 GMT
FYI as many of us use J2EE technologies

Additionally find an article here:


From: Greg Stein [] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 5:58 PM

> As you may have heard by now, the Apache Software Foundation
> has initiated a project to develop an open source, 
> Apache-licensed implementation of the J2EE specification. In 
> addition, the project is committed to certifying the 
> implementation as J2EE compliant. This is an ambitious goal 
> and will present a formidable challenge for the people 
> involved, given the wide range of technologies covered by the 
> specification.
> The project (tentatively named "Apache Geronimo") builds upon
> the many Java projects at the Apache Software Foundation. In 
> addition, the project is bringing together leading members of 
> the Castor, JBoss, MX4J and OpenEJB communities. We would 
> like to extend an open invitation to everyone involved in the 
> J2EE space, both commercial entities and talented 
> individuals, to join the community and build a world-class 
> J2EE implementation.
> The Apache Software Foundation is in a unique position to
> build a J2EE compliant platform. Our non-profit, charity 
> status, and our relationship with Sun Microsystems, provides 
> the Foundation with access to the J2EE TCKs, making it 
> possible to achieve certification. In addition, our flexible 
> and unrestrictive licensing makes it possible for a wide 
> variety of participants to assist in the development of 
> Apache Geronimo, and to build their own solutions upon the platform.
> Apache Geronimo has been launched within the Apache
> Incubator. You can find more information about the Incubator 
> at To find out more about this 
> project or if you would like to become involved, please send 
> email to the incubator mailing list:
>     On behalf of the Apache Geronimo Team,
>     Greg Stein,
>     Chairman of the Apache Software Foundation
> --
> ... ASF Chairman ...
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