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From Craig L Russell <craig.russ...@oracle.com>
Subject Health of the JDO community
Date Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:21:47 GMT
This is a copy of a message sent to the DB PMC regarding the health of  
the JDO community.

Hi Kristian,

The JDO project is alive and has a core group of active participants.  
The community is not growing, and has not added new committers in a  
long time. Some of this is due to misperceptions among the database  
community that JDO was deprecated in favor of JPA. While not accurate,  
there is certainly more activity on JPA than on JDO.

That said, there are projects outside Apache that continue to support  
JDO and JDO has a place in the database ecosystem. The JDO project is  
continuing to add features and is continuing to operate under the  
auspices of the Java Community Process.

The project does have weekly telephone conferences, and all project  
discussions are documented and published to the jdo-dev mailing lists.  
The project maintains an active JIRA where issues are discussed and  
resolved.

I don't believe that the way the JDO project is being run scares  
anyone away. But it's not obvious how to attract new members to the  
team.

Regards,

Craig


Craig L Russell
Architect, Oracle
http://db.apache.org/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@oracle.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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