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Apache Harmony Project Incubation Status

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

The Harmony project graduated on 2006-10-29


The Apache Harmony Project will create  a modular VM and classlibrary architecture, and using it, create a compatible implementation of Java SE 5.


  • 2005-05-18 Project accepted by the Incubator PMC
  • 2005-05-06 Project proposed to the Incubator PMC

Project info

  • link to the project status file (Committers,non-incubation action items,project resources, etc)

If the project website and code repository are not yet setup, use the following table:

item type reference
Website www
. wiki
Mailing list dev
. svn
Bug tracking JIRA

Source code svn

Noel Bergman

Geir Magnusson Jr.

Stefano Mazzocchi

Sam Ruby

Leo Simons

Davanum Srinivas
Active Committers . .
Geir Magnusson Jr
Tim Ellison
Mark Hindess
Dan Lydick
George Harley
Mikhail Loenko
Stepan Mishura
Nathan Beyer
Paulex Yang
Weldon Washburn
Archie Cobbs
Oliver Deakin (new - account in progress)
Richard Liang (new - account in progress)
Alexey Petrenko (new - account in progress)
Gregory Shimansky (new - account in progress)
Alexey Varlamov (new - account in progress)
Alexei Zakharov (new - account in progress)
Extra . .

Incubation status reports

Incubation work items

Project Setup

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

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
2005-05-06 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.
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.
If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.
2005-05-18 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

date item
2005-05-06 Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can be Mentors.
Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
Give all Mentors access to all incubator CVS modules. (to be done by PMC chair)
Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/harmony.html'
date item
2006-10-10 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.
2006-10-10 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Verify distribution rights

date item
2006-10-10 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.
2006-10-10 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. Note - also includes "Public Domain" code from Doug Lea for java.util.concurrent

Establish a list of active committers !

date item
2006-10-10 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement. Is required by ASF process.
2006-10-10 Add all active committers in the STATUS file. See above
2006-10-10 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on

Infrastructure !

date item
2005-06-01 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2005-05-01 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive Mailing lists.
2005-06-01 Decide about and then ask infrastructure to setup an issuetracking system (Bugzilla, Scarab, Jira). JIRA chosen by project.
2005-05-18 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Project specific



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? YES - in progress as a continuous activity of the project PPMC
  • 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.) YES
  • Are project decisions being made in public by the committers? YES
  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers? YES

Licensing awareness

  • Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowleged by all committers? YES this is an area of heightened awareness for project

Project Specific


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? N/A
  • If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it? 2006-10-25

Incubator sign-off

  • Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks? 2006-10-29