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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: We are now a TLP guys!!! (FW: ASF Board Summary for February 23, 2005)
Date Thu, 03 Mar 2005 00:18:07 GMT
I would personally recommend striking the "most importantly" in front of 

I would also change "directory server platform" to "directory services 

Trustin Lee wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 14:31:38 -0500, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
>>Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>>>--On Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:24 AM +0900 Trustin Lee
>>><> wrote:
>>>>I want to anounce this to and SlashDot.  Would
>>>>announcing this kind of news (exiting incubation) to those sites be
>>>Sure.  However, I think you should want to wait until the
>>> (or whatever) site is up and you have a proper
>>>home for people to learn more about the project.
>>>The point of any communications like this should be to increase
>>>participation or visibility - and, hence, I think it makes sense to
>>>hold off until everything is in place.
>>>BTW, congrats!  -- justin
>>Thanks Justin.  I'll start working with Noel on getting the site upto
>>  Meanwhile I guess we can begin composing it if
>>you like while running it by everyone on the list.  Then when the site
>>is ready we can decide to pull the trigger on posting it to TSS and to
>>slashdot.  So exciting!
> I wrote the announcement based on the previous one.  Please read this
> and tell me whatever needs improvement or is out of date. :)
> -------- BEGIN --------
> Subject: The Apache Directory Project Exits Incubator
> The Apache Directory team proudly annouces the Apache Directory
> project graduated incubation under the Apache Software Fouindation
> (ASF) according to the ASF Board Summary for February 23, 2005.
> Our primary vision is to build an enterprise directory server platform
> and its components where other Internet services snap in to store
> their data within the directory so they may be managed using LDAP.
> Those services include LDAP itself, DNS, DHCP, SLP, UDDI, NTP, and
> most importantly Kerberos, which can integrate with the services to
> provide full-featured network authentication service.
> Features of ApacheDS:
> * Designed as an LDAP and X.500 experimentation platform.
> * The server exposes all aspects of administration via a special system backend.
> * Both the backend subsystem and the frontend are separable and
> independently embeddable.
> * Provides a server side JNDI LDAP provider which directly interacts
> with the backend storage.
> * Powered by Staged Event Driven Architecture (SEDA) which can handle
> large amounts of concurrency.
> Coming soon:
> * Remote management via JMX.
> * Java-based triggers and stored procedures.
> The Apache Directory team is looking for developers and users to work
> with the server and give feedback.  Mailing list information is at:
> Check the Apache Directory project at:
> The Apache Software Foundation provides organizational, legal, and
> financial support for a broad range of open source software projects.
> The Foundation provides an established framework for intellectual
> property and financial contributions that simultaneously limits
> contributors potential legal exposure. Through a collaborative and
> meritocratic development process, Apache projects deliver
> enterprise-grade, freely available software products that attract
> large communities of users.
> -------- END --------
> Cheers,
> Trustin

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