Apache OpenJPA is now a top-level project.
The Apache OpenJPA project completed incubation on 2007-05-16.
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This page was used to track the project status, incubator-wise. This page is of historical interest only.
The OpenJPA project graduated on 2007-05-16
The OpenJPA Project is an open source implementation of the
Java Persistence API.
If the project website and code repository are not yet setup, use the
This is the first phase on incubation, needed to start the project at
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
||Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist and
check www.nameprotect.com to be sure that the name is not already
trademarked for an existing software product.
no longer offers free trademark searches. Instead, the US Patent Office
was searched for JPA and OpenJPA and no conflicts were found. Additionally,
OpenJPA was searched using Google and the first 150 of 101,000 results
were found to contain references to the Apache project.
||If request from an existing Apache project to adopt an external
package, then ask the Apache project for the SVN module and mail
||If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project,
then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.
||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.
||Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can
||Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
||Give all Mentors access to the incubator SVN repository. (to be done by
||Tell Mentors to track progress in the file
||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.
||Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been
updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.
Verify distribution rights
||Check and make sure that for all code included with the distribution
that is not under the Apache license, we have the right to combine
with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.
||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
||Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors
||Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
||Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on
||Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the
||Ask infrastructure to set up and archive Mailing lists.
||Decide about and then ask infrastructure to setup an issuetracking
system (Bugzilla, Scarab, Jira).
||Migrate the project to our infrastructure.
Add project specific tasks here.
These action items have to be checked for during the whole incubation
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.
- 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.)
- Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?
- Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of
- Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and
acknowleged by all committers?
Add project specific tasks here.
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?
- Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of
the above tasks?