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From smckin...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1794281 - /directory/site/trunk/content/fortress/history.mdtext
Date Mon, 08 May 2017 04:23:03 GMT
Author: smckinney
Date: Mon May  8 04:23:03 2017
New Revision: 1794281

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1794281&view=rev
Log:
minor edit

Modified:
    directory/site/trunk/content/fortress/history.mdtext

Modified: directory/site/trunk/content/fortress/history.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/directory/site/trunk/content/fortress/history.mdtext?rev=1794281&r1=1794280&r2=1794281&view=diff
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--- directory/site/trunk/content/fortress/history.mdtext (original)
+++ directory/site/trunk/content/fortress/history.mdtext Mon May  8 04:23:03 2017
@@ -1,12 +1,12 @@
-# History
+# Fortress History
 
-In 2009 a small team of developers[1], who also happen to be brothers, began work on the
*Open Access Manager* concept.  From its very beginning, the driving push behind the project
was the world needs a standards-based access control system that is wholly open source.  In
particular, the Role-Based Access Control (ANSI INCITS 359) standard was a focal point, although
that adherence brought with it the need for expanded coverage into other areas of access control
and administration.  After a couple of years of coding in their spare time, the brothers unveiled
the project at the 2011 LDAPCon in Heidelberg, and with it a new name - *Fortress*.  At the
same time, it was announced that the OpenLDAP foundation would sponsor the project and it
would be released under a BSD-style variant of an Open Source Software license.
+In 2009 a small team of developers[1], who are brothers, began work on the *Open Access Manager*
project.  From its onset, the push behind this project was the world desperately needs yet
another access control system, but one that is based on standards and wholly open source.
 In particular, Role-Based Access Control (ANSI INCITS 359) was a focal point, although that
adherence brought with it a need for expanded coverage into other areas of access control
and administration.  After a couple of years of coding in their spare time, the brothers unveiled
the project at the 2011 LDAPCon in Heidelberg, and with it a new name - *Fortress*.  At the
same time, it was announced that the OpenLDAP foundation would sponsor the project and it
would be released under a BSD-style variant of an Open Source Software license.
 
 That first release, back in 2011, included just the fortress core and realm components, but
development of the web interface (commander) and rest server (enmasse) was already underway.
 A few more years saw many more releases and the eventual completion of the commander and
enmasse rounding out the entire product line into what's available today.
 
-Eventually, it was understood that nights and weekends of a few developers isn't enough and
so if the Fortress concept was to survive, it had to be expanded into a larger field.  In
2014 the Fortress project moved from its OpenLDAP foundation home into the ASF as a subproject
of the Apache Directory.
+Eventually, it was understood that nights and weekends of a few developers isn't enough and
so if the fortress concept was to survive, it had to be carried into a larger field.  In 2014
the Fortress project moved from its OpenLDAP foundation home into the ASF as a subproject
of the Apache Directory.
 
-This new home proved worthy as the influx of new talent gained from the Apache Directory
project, plus added exposure to the community brought with it many gains and improvements.
 Eventually, Fortress may have to move yet again.  But the next time, it'll spin off its worthy
mentor, Apache Directory, and become a top-level project.  But we're not ready for that move
just yet...   
+This new home proved worthy as the influx of new talent gained from being associated with
the Apache Directory project, along with added exposure from its community has brought with
it many gains and improvements.  Eventually, Fortress will have to move yet again.  But the
next time, it'll spin off its mentor, Apache Directory, and become a top-level project.  But
we're not ready for that just yet...   
 
 Footnotes:
 [1]. team roster in 2009 consisted of Kelly McKinney (engineering manager), Kevin McKinney
(fortress web developer), and Shawn McKinney (fortress core developer).



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