Hello all,

 

I work for CA (formerly called as Computer Associates), and currently I’m a committer on couple of apache projects in the web services area. This is regarding donating JXplorer, a CA product, to Apache Directory project as wished by both CA and the ApacheDS developer community.

 

JXplorer ((http://jxplorer.org/) is a GUI LDAP client developed at CA, and has been open-sourced through SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/jxplorer/) under a simple licence (http://jxplorer.org/licence.html). JXplorer is now very stable and a popular LDAP browser in the industry and is in the top 1% of Source Forge downloads (http://sourceforge.net/project/stats/detail.php?group_id=55394&ugn=jxplorer&mode=alltime&&type=prdownload). This donation is also wanted by the ApacheDS developer community, and supposed to be a natural supplement as client for the Apache DS product.

 

The Software Grants section at http://www.apache.org/licenses/ indicates that the donor needs execute a formal Software Grant agreement with the ASF. It also mentions that, this is typically done after negotiating approval with the ASF Incubator or one of the PMCs. For me, the Apache Incubator policy seems to address mostly the new projects, but not donating code to existing projects. I might be wrong here. Currently CA does not have an ASF member for nominating an incubation candidate and I’m not sure how to go about it without having a PMC member at CA. The other option seems to be getting approval from the PMC for the ApacheDS project. I couldn’t get the contact for PMC for the ApacheDS project. I suppose it is Alex.

 

I’m looking for help in suggesting a process to get this software grant done.

 

Thanks a lot,

Venkat