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From "Paul Fremantle" <>
Subject Re: Openning an XML to Java Mapping as Open Source
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:21:15 GMT

You find the mentor here by sending the note - just as you did.

Let me make some comments.

Firstly - Apache is about openness - so I encourage you to start to
tell us why this framework is better and why we should be interested
in it.
Secondly, the maturity of the project is not always a good thing from
the perspective of the incubator. The aim of the incubator is twofold.
One is to solve the IP issues around donated code. In your case, if
you are the sole author that will be quite smooth. The second issue is
to build a community of committers and developers who will ensure that
the project is healthy and vital. The problem is that if the project
is "done" then it can be hard to encourage involvement. Developers
like to have meaty tasks they can get involved with.

As regards the XML project, that may be a good home for this, or you
may wish to eventually target a separate project. Without more details
about this code its hard to know what is appropriate.


On Jan 15, 2008 4:20 PM, Yoav Avrahami <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a project which I have written and I am the sole owner of rights
> for which I think about opening as Open Source code.
> The project itself is in a very mature state, and has some clear
> advantages over all existing XML to Java mapping frameworks (both from
> Apache and Sun - XmlBeans, Jaxb 2, etc.) which I will not go into here.
> I am interested to know the process of opening such a project with
> Apache.
> The Incubator process seems quite confusing - I need to have a person
> (or persons) from the Apache foundation to help me write a proposal -
> but where do I find those persons?
> What about the Apache XML project - is it still active, or deprecated by
> the incubator?
> Any help will be most appreciated.
> Cheers,
>                 Yoav.
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Paul Fremantle
Co-Founder and VP of Technical Sales, WSO2


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