Hi Ken, Andrus,

Thanks for your time in responding to my queries and showing interest in joing the project. I have already registerd a new project "Maverick XSD" with sourceForge.net for this. Please find attached the excerpts for the same. This I have send across to omg as well. All the stuff is quiet in infancy now and really need to join hands in making it a success.

To share the project "Maverick XSD" in sourceforge.net is still in "Pending Review" stage. So we may use the sourceforge forum once it gets active.

Andrus, I beleive that ObjectStyle may also help in hosting this project as well. Will you share some information related to the same.

Again, thank you all for the support. In case you need to conatct me keep on communicating me in this id. Also you may advice me of any process steps, which will make the approval in sourceforge faster. Lastly to apologize of my ignorance about how open source works, I really need to learn from all of you.

Suman Ray

On 5/4/06, kkress@lkwd.com <kkress@lkwd.com> wrote:
Suman Ray,

I work for a financial services company. I'd be interested in
participating in your project under the Apache license.


--                                                             --
Ken Kress
Information Technology
10 Valley Stream Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: (484) 605-4834
Fax: (484) 605-4903
Email: kkress@lkwd.com

Andrus Adamchik <andrus@objectstyle.org>
05/03/2006 05:04 PM
Please respond to general

        To:     general@incubator.apache.org
        Subject:        Re: Contributing and Starting A New Project With Apache


My understanding is that the Apache incubator accepts outside
projects if they are already in a working shape and have a developer
and user community around them (although I think the community part
is something that is not a condition for entering the incubator, but
is required for graduation, as is often the case with open sourced
commercial products).

For the list of criteria that the incubator looks at you may browse
through existing accepted proposals:


As for how you can start, you may register a project on SourceForge
or a similar free open source dev site and start developing it there
using Apache license. This is the most straightforward way to learn
how the open source process works and to build a community around the

Also I think you did the right thing posting your idea here, as this
way you may find supporters from within Apache.


On May 3, 2006, at 2:57 PM, Suman Ray wrote:

> May be my last mail was misdirected. Request please go through my
> email
> below and respond.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Suman Ray <maverick.ray@gmail.com>
> Date: May 3, 2006 2:28 AM
> Subject: Contributing and Starting A New Project With Apache
> To: apache@apache.org
> Hi,
> Let me introduce myself. I am Suman Ray.Over a period of 11 years
> in IT
> industry, I spend quiet a good amount of years in implementing
> solutions in
> financial messaging, payments STP, anti-money laundering and
> investment
> banking. Delivering, architecting and implementing projects involving
> complex enterprise application integration is my core arena.
> I recently came across an  RFP from  OMG  (
> http://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?finance/2005-11-01) . I want to
> start an
> open source project  which may contribute  towards  solving the
> business
> problem as  stated in the RFP.  Can you please share with me how I
> may start
> a  project  with  ASF.
> To share,
> 1 >  I am not an ASF member and had not contributed earlier in  any
> projects
> of ASF. I don't know any members of ASF so that they may invite me
> to open
> the project or join in ASF.
> 2 > I will be favoured if you list down simple steps which would
> help me to
> start  this open source  project. Is it so that I need to submit a
> working
> code base  before the projects start ?
> In case my above statements does not sound good to answer my
> queries request
> to please ask more informations you want.
> Thanks  for your time.
> regards
> Suman Ray

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