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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject [REPORT] July 2009 OpenJPA board report
Date Thu, 09 Jul 2009 17:06:51 GMT

OpenJPA continues to implement 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. Additionally, the spec has continued to evolve after
the publication of the PFD.

OpenJPA still has a Field Of Use problem with the draft JPA 2.0  
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.


Donald Woods was offered, and he accepted, committer status on the  

Mailing lists continue to be very active, with an average of close to  
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.

A vote is underway for a logo for OpenJPA, with 15 entries.  
Information here:

A vote to change the maximum line length for source files resulted in
allowing 120 character lines. We do bike sheds too.

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.


none this quarter

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

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