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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: [REPORT] CouchDB
Date Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:44:48 GMT
Thanks for this Jan!

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:

> We added two new Committers to the project: Jason Smith and Dave
> Cottlehuber. Both have been contributing to the CouchDB ecosystem and
> Apache CouchDB in particular for quite some time.
> The PMC chair finally got around to announce Paul Davis as a new member
> of the PMC, the vote for which occurred last year.
> A new major release 1.2.0 is around the corner. For 1.2.0, for the first
> time, we will be voting on official Windows release binaries (courtesy
> of Dave Cottlehuber's work).
> Noticeable pick-up of activity around pressing issues, including
> community members publicly applauding the efforts.
> Git integration is going well. Developers are getting into the habit of
> regular branching and merging of features and bugfixes. Sharing of
> changes for testing and review is becoming easier as well. As cases in
> point, a large refactoring of an internal component[1] went very smooth
> as did the collaboration on a new security related feature. Regular,
> smaller work and bugfixes have been going on at the same time and was in
> no way hindered. We started documenting committer and contributor
> workflows on the wiki.
> PMC member Noah Slater started an inquiry with trademarks@ about a
> potential confusion with the Couchbase brand. While the thread is
> ongoing, Couchbase have already signaled eagerness to help resolve any
> issues. In the past, a similar inquiry about Couchbase's line CouchConf
> conferences was resolved to mutual satisfaction as well.
> Project founder Damien Katz resigned from the PMC after posting
> controversial blog posts challenging the future of the project.
> [1]:
> On behalf of the CouchDB PMC,
> Jan Lehnardt
> --

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