Thanks Jeff, I hope your use of quotes doesn't mean I've painted
> "Apache" is not a committee that decides what should be developed or imposes
> standards like selection of implementation language or other such details.
> The common aspects are instead issues like governing structure, licensing,
> and community model. (See http://incubator.apache.org/
and docs linked from
> that page.)
> The predominance of one language or another simply reflects the desire of
> the groups that started the projects.
> Start a project (and of course select implementation details like language).
> Generate shared interest in ongoing open source development/support.
> Decide as a group that you agree with ASF principles and would like to see
> it as an ASF project.
> Go to http://incubator.apache.org/
and proceed from there.