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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "OFBizProposal" by DavidWelton
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2006 21:48:45 GMT
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The following page has been changed by DavidWelton:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/OFBizProposal

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  The maintainers of OFBiz are interested in joining the Apache Software Foundation for
  several reasons:
  
+  * The legal umbrella. There are no outstanding legal issues with OFBiz, but the protection
that Apache affords is valuable to the developers' peace of mind as their   project grows.
It is a benefit for both contributors and end-users to have a trusted   entity involved with
this aspect of the software.
+ 
+  * Resolve current potential licensing issues with copyright license assignment and patent
license grants that are addressed in the Apache 2.0 license, but not in the MIT license. We
had considered making this change independently earlier this year.
+ 
+  * Increase public awareness of OFBiz and of the application of Apache licensing to   business
aplication level software. Lately the news is full of companies that are using  a dual-license
(GPL and commercial) model for enterprise software and OFBiz   working with Apache opens an
opportunity to strengthen what we feel is a much   higher value way of doing things for both
contributors and users.
+ 
+  * Help the project attract contributors and service providers to attract clients who would
  feel more comfortable with the licensing coming through a well known and  established organization
like Apache.
-  * The legal umbrella. There are no outstanding legal issues with OFBiz, but the
-    protection that Apache affords is valuable to the developers' peace of mind as their
-    project grows. It is a benefit for both contributors and end-users to have a trusted
-    entity involved with this aspect of the software.
-  * Resolve current potential licensing issues with copyright license assignment and
-    patent license grants that are addressed in the Apache 2.0 license, but not in the MIT
-    license. We had considered making this change independently earlier this year.
-  * Increase public awareness of OFBiz and of the application of Apache licensing to
-    business aplication level software. Lately the news is full of companies that are using
-    a dual-license (GPL and commercial) model for enterprise software and OFBiz
-    working with Apache opens an opportunity to strengthen what we feel is a much
-    higher value way of doing things for both contributors and users.
-  * Help the project attract contributors and service providers to attract clients who would
-    feel more comfortable with the licensing coming through a well known and
-    established organization like Apache.
  
  == Criteria ==
  
@@ -98, +90 @@

  
  The developers are diverse, both geographically and in terms of their employers:
  
+  * David E. Jones and Andy Zeneski are from the United States (Orem, UT and New York City)
and are the founders of Undersun Consulting LLC (which is a separate and independent entity
from The Open For Business Project and has no ownership or other legal relationship to it,
as was planned from the beginning).
-  * David E. Jones and Andy Zeneski are from the United States (Orem, UT and New
-    York City) and are the founders of Undersun Consulting LLC (which is a separate and
-    independent entity from The Open For Business Project and has no ownership or other
-    legal relationship to it, as was planned from the beginning).
  
-  * Hans Bakker is from the Netherlands but now lives in Thailand and runs consulting
+  * Hans Bakker is from the Netherlands but now lives in Thailand and runs consulting and
services companies in both countries.
-    and services companies in both countries.
  
   * Al Byers is from Utah and is an independent consultant.
  
-  * Jacopo Cappellato is from Italy and works on manufacturing management and related
+  * Jacopo Cappellato is from Italy and works on manufacturing management and related software
for his company, TAU Informatica SrL.
-    software for his company, TAU Informatica SrL.
  
+  * Si Chen is from Los Angeles and is both an OFBiz user at his company Gracious Style,
Inc. and service provider at Open Source Strategies, Inc.
-  * Si Chen is from Los Angeles and is both an OFBiz user at his company Gracious
-    Style, Inc. and service provider at Open Source Strategies, Inc.
  
  In addition, there are other contributors from France, Germany, Portugal, the UK, US, Canada,
Australia, India, Japan, China, and various other countries.
  
@@ -120, +106 @@

  
  === Reliance on Salaried Developers: ===
  
+ There is a good balance of developers in the OFBiz community today. Many of the developers
are independents who rely on OFBiz for their consulting work, while others
- There is a good balance of developers in the OFBiz community today. Many of the
- developers are independents who rely on OFBiz for their consulting work, while others
  work at end user organizations for whom OFBiz is a core part of the technology mix.
  
- No Ties to other Apache Products:
+ === No Ties to other Apache Products: ===
  
  Many Apache products are used within OFBiz, including Tomcat, Derby, Xerces, Jakarta
  commons, Lucene, Xalan, ORO, Log4j. Also, the proprietary bug tracking tool used at
  the ASF, JIRA, is based on technology from OFBiz.
  
- A Fascination with the Apache Brand:
+ === A Fascination with the Apache Brand: ===
  
  The developers of OFBiz have been quite successful on their own and could continue on
  that path with no problems at all. They are interested in joining the ASF in order to
  increase their contacts and visibility in the open source world.
  
- Committers
+ == Committers ==
  
- David E. Jones
+  * David E. Jones
- Andy Zeneski
+  * Andy Zeneski
- Si Chen
+  * Si Chen
- Al Byers
+  * Al Byers
- Jacopo Cappellato
+  * Jacopo Cappellato
- Hans Bakker
+  * Hans Bakker
- Proposed Apache Sponsor
- Board of Directors
  
- Champions
+ == Proposed Apache Sponsor ==
+ Incubator PMC
  
+ == Champions ==
- David N. Welton <davidw@apache.org>
- Yoav Shapira <yoavs@apache.org>
  
+  * David N. Welton <davidw@apache.org>
+  * Yoav Shapira <yoavs@apache.org>
+ 

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