19 September 2007

Apache ServiceMix Graduates

Just a few moments ago a friend pinged me to let me know that Apache ServiceMix has officially graduated from the Apache Incubator. ServiceMix will now become what is known as a Top Level Project (TLP) at the ASF and as such will have it's own Project Management Committee (PMC) (which will be chaired by my good friend Guillaume Nodet) and a top level URL - http://servicemix.apache.org/.

This is a big step for the project after being in the Incubator for nearly two years, but the Apache Incubator serves an important function, namely, learning The Apache Way. The Apache Way is all about forming healthy, diverse, open communities at the ASF. The road toward this effort is important as it signifies that the project is now an official project at the ASF and can bear the official Apache brand.

The only tasks left to complete now are infrastructure related and should be completed within the next week or so. Many thanks to all of those folks who helped make this happen, most importantly, the folks who are part of the community.