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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject [REPORT] OpenJPA April 2009
Date Mon, 13 Apr 2009 18:51:47 GMT
2009-April Status Report for the Apache OpenJPA Project


OpenJPA is (still) busy implementing the latest JPA 2.0 JSR-317, which  
is in
Proposed Final Draft status. The latest draft was issued 13-March-2009  
contains several very large changes that will keep the project busy for
another few months.

OpenJPA has a Field Of Use problem with the draft JPA 2.0 specification
license.  The license contains language restricting distribution of  
the early
implementation of JSR-317. The way we read this is that OpenJPA will be
unable to offer an early release of OpenJPA that supports JPA 2.0 until
and unless 2.(iii) is amended to remove the clause "is made available  
testing and evaluation purposes only".

This issue was raised with Geir Magnusson, Apache VP, JCP on February  
3, 2009,
and is still unresolved.

<jsr-317 draft>
2. Distribute implementations of the Specification to third parties for
their testing and evaluation use, provided that any such implementation:
(i) does not modify, subset, superset or otherwise extend the Licensor
Name Space, or include any public or protected packages, classes, Java
interfaces, fields or methods within the Licensor Name Space other than
those required/authorized by the Specification or Specifications being
(ii)is clearly and prominently marked with the word "UNTESTED" or
"EARLY ACCESS" or "INCOMPATIBLE" or "UNSTABLE" or "BETA" in any list of
available builds and in proximity to every link initiating its download,
where the list or link is under Licensee's control; and
(iii)includes the following notice:
"This is an implementation of an early-draft specification developed  
the Java Community Process (JCP) and is made available for testing and
evaluation purposes only. The code is not compatible with any  
of the JCP."
</jsr-317 draft>


OpenJPA voted to offer Milosz Tylenda to committer status, and he  

Mailing lists continue to be very active, with an average of almost 400
messages per month on the dev alias and approximately 250 messages per
month on the users alias.

OpenJPA continues to experience a modest increase in email  
subscriptions and
activity. There are over 150 subscribers to dev and over 225 to users.

The community is working well together. Questions from the community
are answered promptly, often resulting in a JIRA being filed.


The PMC continues to track contributors with an eye toward making them
committers, and committers PMC members.


Release 1.2.1 is a bug-fix release for the JPA 1.0 code line.

Craig L Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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