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From Andrus Adamchik <and...@objectstyle.org>
Subject Re: pmc?
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2006 20:57:11 GMT
On Feb 20, 2006, at 12:38 PM, Brian McCallister wrote:
> So, I'm very happy to help mentor (the Official Incubator Role and  
> the actual verb, as it relates to working within Apache) Cayenne,  
> and would love to see this work out! I just am trying to go with  
> the TLP preference vibe going around, and that Cayenne has been  
> around a while I don't want to cramp their style.


thank you for your support! Actually TLP would be our choice as well,  
and exactly for the reason that you mentioned. As Bill said we are  
not well-connected with ASF, so we started looking for support in the  
communities where we see synergies. And I am glad that we found it :-)

So how do we proceed now? Should we take the discussion on one of the  
incubator lists?

> It may be worth pinging the Tapestry folks as well as I have seen a  
> lot of Cayenne use within the Tapestry community, and they are an  
> energetic bunch.

Good idea. Just sent a message to tapestry-dev:


On Feb 20, 2006, at 5:33 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> Why do they want to come to Apache?

Answering Geir's question... I elaborated a bit on that in the  
message to tapestry-dev above. Let me expand.

Cayenne has a five year history of providing strong and unique  
persistence framework. During this time we've built a vibrant  
grassroots community with zero corporate sponsorship. And while  
things look good for Cayenne now and can stay the way they are for  
any foreseeable future, we are always looking for ways to expand the  
community and to bring our ideas to a wider audience.

So why Apache? It just seems natural. Back in the day when we set up  
ObjectStyle.org, we looked at Apache as an example of how an open  
source collaborative environment should work. And we succeeded in  
building one, on a smaller scale. Now making Cayenne an ASF project  
is a logical next step. And note that we are taking our current  
community with us, not just throwing the code over the wall.

Also we are willing to collaborate with other projects if there is a  
natural synergy. For instance we recently announced that Cayenne will  
be implementing JPA (ORM part of JSR-220). So we are closely watching  
the related activities in Geronimo. I already contributed a number of  
JPA-related things to Open EJB and at the end the plan is to  
contribute Cayenne JPA provider to Geronimo. I am sure other  
synergies will become more obvious once we are in.


Andrei (aka Andrus) Adamchik
Cayenne Persistence Framework
Lead Architect

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