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From "Justin Erenkrantz" <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: Incubator Board Report, April 2006
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2006 05:58:48 GMT
Comments inline.

On 4/22/06, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> It appears that Felix may apply for TLP status at the May Board meeting.

Look forward to it.

> ActiveMQ
...
> Currently working to accept a donation from Amazon for the ActiveMQ C++ API

I assume that there'll be a software grant filed for this?

> Felix
...
>  * Committed new OSGi Bundle Repository service, which is an OSGi
>    Alliance sanctioned bundle repository based on previous OBR work.

What does this specifically mean?  Are there any constraints on redistribution?

> Graffito
...
> * We want to promote and make some "marketing" to increase the community
> size.

Eww.  We don't do "marketing".  People like that we don't do that.  ;-)

> Harmony
...
> there was concern over a potential copyright infringement within our JCHEVM
> component. This concern has been addressed by receiving a code donation for
> the potentially infringing files, without having to resort to lawyers and to
> the mutual satisfaction of all parties and under the watchful eye of the
> Incubator PMC.

This was handled exceptionally by all involved.  Yay.

> Yoko
>
> Yoko is currently adding a new round of commiters to its developer base. The
> Software grant for the donation from IONA arrived and the code base has been
> checked in. The codebase from the original Trifork donation has been moved
> from Geronimo to Yoko.
>
> The community is actively discussing development plans for the two code
> bases. Look to see intense discussions at JavaOne and ApacheCon EU.

This last bit raises some flags.  I hope that the mentors will ensure
that all discussions and decisions are made on-list.  Ensuring that
this happens is a critical bit of the Incubation process and
encouraging others to participate.  But, if folks can't make it to
JavaOne and AC EU, they shouldn't be left out of the technical
decision-making.

Thanks!  -- justin

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