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AltRMI Project Incubation status

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

The AltRMI project retired on 2007-01-18



Project closed down. Activity moved to JRemoting.


Still "refuses" 1.0 release. Currently at 0.98-SNAPSHOT. Major work recently included Mavenization. Reports of commercial usage. Team happy with remaining in the incubator for time being.

Project Website

The website for altrmi 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. DONE
  • 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. DONE
  • If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance. DONE
  • 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. DONE

Interim responsibility

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

Nicola Ken Barozzi

  • Are they tracking progress in the file incubator/projects/{project_name}/STATUS?
  • DONE 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. (project originated at the ASF)
  • DONE Have the files been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright? (project originated at the ASF)

Verify distribution rights:

  • DONE 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?
    • jUnit (not distributed; but IBM CPL)
    • qdox (ASF-based)
  • DONE 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? (everything is ASF-licensed)

Establish a list of active committers

  • Are all active committers in the STATUS file?
  • DONE Do they have accounts on
  • Have they submitted a contributors agreement?


  • DONE CVS modules created and committers added to avail file?
  • Mailing lists set up and archived?
  • Problem tracking system (Bugzilla)?
  • Has the project migrated to our infrastructure?

Collaborative Development

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

    • Paul Hammant
    • Vinay Chandran
    • (there are more committers but they are not active)
  • 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?

Following the "Standard" apache process

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?