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JaxMe Project Incubation status

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise. Items marked DONE have been completed.

The JaxMe project graduated on 2004-03

Project Website

The website for JaxMe is at

Identify the project to be incubated

  • 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.

On 20-Dec-2003 we have checked for the name JaxMe on using the free online research form. The domain name search found the following names, none of which seems to be in conflict: jaxmetro.(com|net)

Search for US federal or canadian trademarks found no results.


  • 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.



Interim responsibility

  • Who has been identified as the shepherd for the incubation?

Davanum Srinivas,


  • Are they tracking progress?

Progress is tracked in



  • Have 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.

According to jaxme/JaxMe2/docs/Design.html the ASF is the legal owner of all sources that have been checked in initially. New code and updates are produces by committers only who have signed a CLA.


  • Have the files been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright?

All Java source files have an ASF copyright notice included.


Verify distribution rights:

  • For all code included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, do we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute?

The distribution includes the JaxMe jar files and the following files:

ant.jar (Ant) junit.jar (Jakarta JUnit) log4j.jar (Jakarta Log4J) xercesImpl.jar (XML Xerces) xml-apis.jar xmldb-api-*.jar (XML Xindice) hsqldb.jar

Proper license files are also included.


  • Is all source code distributed by the project 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

  • Are all active committers in the STATUS file?

Active committers are: Davanum Srinivas, Jochen Wiedmann, Ias, Robert Burell Donkin,


-*Do they have accounts on



  • Have they submitted a contributors agreement?




  • CVS modules created and committers added to avail file?

The CVS module is ws-jaxme and in active use.


  • Mailing lists set up and archived?

The mailing list is It receives notifications from CVS and Bugzilla. Mailing list is archived in Eyebrowse and on


  • Problem tracking system (Bugzilla)?

Bugzilla is up and running, a project ws-jaxme and associated components have been created.


  • Has the project migrated to our infrastructure?

See above.


Collaborative Development

  • Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project?

All active committers and contributors of JaxMe 2 ( are now active committers on ws-jaxme. There are active committers left which are only working on JaxMe 1. It is anticipated, that they migrate at some point, but so far they have expressed no interest.


  • Are there three or more independent committers?

The active committers indicated above are completely independent.


  • Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?

Yes, for example Ias was accepted as a new committer.


  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers?

No special guidelines have been published. The Apache style of development is known to us all and silently accepted.


Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

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

Yes. See


Incubator sign-off

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