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The Apache Software Foundation Incubator

Apache Composer Incubation Status

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise. For more general project status, look at the project website .

The Composer project retired on 2008-05-13


Apache Composer would have been a merging of PicoContainer and Plexus. This project has been retired from the incubator.


  • 2008-05-09 Project cancelled. PicoContainer and Plexus will not merge or arrive at Apache as a project.
  • 2007-10-30 Project accepted for incubation in Apache.


item type reference
Website www
Wiki wiki
Mailing list dev
Mailing list user
Mailing list commits
Mailing list issues (JIRA)
Mailing list notifications (Continuum)
Bug tracking JIRA
Source code SVN
Proposal wiki
Mentors Jason van Zyl, Peter Royal
CommittersjvanzylJason van Zyl
jdcaseyJohn Casey
trygvisTrygve Laugstol
brettBrett Porter
carlosCarlos Sanchez
evenisseEmmanuel Venisse
jmcconnellJesse McConnell
joakimeJoakim Erdfelt
kenneyKenney Westerhof
jdillonJason Dillon
handyandeAndrew Williams
jochenJochen Wiedmann
olamyOlivier Lamy
Oleg Gusakov
Frankie Wu
Durai Arasan
Piotr Tabor
rinkuRahul Thakur
Eirik Bjorsnos
Eric Redmond
hboutemyHerve Boutemy
hammantPaul Hammant
mauroMauro Talevi
proyalPeter Royal
joehniJoerg Schaible
Michael Rimov
Mike Ward
Konstantin Pribluda
Aslak Hellesoy
Jon Tirsen
Joe Walnes
Jose Peleterio
Dan North
Chris Stevenson
Kent Spillner
Pawel Kozlowski

Incubation Status Reports


Incubation Work Items

Project Setup

This is the first phase on incubation, needed to start the project at Apache. This is currently complete.

Item assignment is shown by the Apache id. Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd).

Identify the project to be incubated

date item
TODO Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist and check to be sure that the name is not already trademarked for an existing software product.
N/A If request from an existing Apache project to adopt an external package, then ask the Apache project for the cvs module and mail address names.
2007-10-30 If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.
N/A If request from anywhere to become a stand-alone PMC, then assess the fit with the ASF, and create the lists and modules under the incubator address/module names if accepted.

Interim responsibility

Complete? Item
Yes Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can be Mentors.
TODO Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
TODO Give all Mentors access to all incubator CVS modules. (to be done by PMC chair)
TODO Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/composer.html'
Complete? Item
TODO Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.
TODO Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Verify distribution rights

Complete? Item
TODO Check and make sure that for all code included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, e have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.
TODO Check and make sure that all source code distributed by the project is covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.

Establish a list of active committers !

Complete? Item
TODO Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
TODO Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
TODO Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on

Infrastructure !

Complete? Item
TODO Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
applied for Ask infrastructure to set up and archive Mailing lists.
TODO Decide about and then ask infrastructure to setup an issue tracking system (Bugzilla, Scarab, Jira).
TODO Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Project specific

Add project specific tasks here.


These action items have to be checked for during the whole incubation process.

These items are not to be signed as done during incubation, as they may change during incubation. They are to be looked into and described in the status reports and completed in the request for incubation signoff.

Collaborative Development

  • Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project?
  • Are there three or more independent committers? (The legal definition of independent is long and boring, but basically it means that there is no binding relationship between the individuals, such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their free will as individuals, directly or indirectly.) DONE
  • Are project decisions being made in public by the committers? DONE
  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers? DONE

Licensing awareness

  • Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowledged by all committers? DONE


Things to check for before voting the project out.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

  • If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
  • If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

Incubator sign-off

  • Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks?