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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: DB PMC has voted to sponsor Derby
Date Tue, 03 Aug 2004 23:07:22 GMT
That number is what Informix paid for Cloudscape back in 1999 (and IBM
bought Informix in 2001). It does not seem likely that you could value the
Cloudscape IP at that number today.

Cheers,
-g

On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 11:06:50PM +0200, Andreas Kuckartz wrote:
>       For those who are interested in Derby / Cloudscape:
> 
>       IBM Donates Cloudscape to Apache Foundation & MS's Patent Purpose
> 
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040803025804265
> 
>  It seems to be big:
> 
> "IBM estimated the value of its contribution to be about $85 million"
> 
> Andreas
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John McNally" <jmcnally@apache.org>
> To: <general@incubator.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 2:03 AM
> Subject: DB PMC has voted to sponsor Derby
> 
> 
> > IBM has submitted a proposal to the Apache DB project for a Java-based
> > package to be called 'Derby'.  The DB project has voted to sponsor Derby
> > through the incubator, so the incubator can go ahead and start setting
> > up the infrastructure to accommodate the mailing lists, codebase, and
> > other aspects.
> >
> > The attached proposal asks that a derby-dev@incubator.apache.org list and cvs
> module incubator-derby be created.  I would suggest derby-dev@db.apache.org,
> unless that conflicts with current incubator policy.  There is also some
> discussion indicating Derby may wish to use subversion instead of cvs.  Since
> cvs module setup is sometimes delegated to the sponsoring PMC, I will make sure
> this is clarified before that step is taken.  But please proceed with the
> preparations for Derby's incubation.
> >
> > Ken Coar <coar@apache.org> will be the podling mentor.
> >
> > Thank you,
> > John McNally
> > DB PMC Chair

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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