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Pivot Project Incubation Status

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise.

The Pivot project graduated on 2009-12-16


Pivot - an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in Java.

Pivot combines the enhanced productivity and usability features of a modern RIA toolkit with the robustness of the Java platform. Pivot applications are written using a combination of Java and XML and can be run either as an applet or as a standalone, optionally offline, desktop application.


  • 2009-12-16 Board passes resolution graduating Pivot to a top-level project
  • 2009-11-20 Graduation vote passes Apache Incubator
  • 2009-09-22 Apache Pivot 1.3 released
  • 2009-07-02 New PPMC member: Noel Grandin
  • 2009-06-18 Apache Pivot 1.2 released
  • 2009-05-07 New PPMC member: Sandro Martini
  • 2009-05-07 New PPMC member: Christopher Brind
  • 2009-04-17 Apache Pivot 1.1 released
  • 2009-03-29 New committer: Noel Grandin
  • 2009-01-26 Project enters incubation

Project info

item type reference
Website www
Mailing list dev
Mailing list commits
Mailing list users
Mailing list PPMC
Bug tracking JIRA
Source code SVN
Proposal Wiki
Mentors Niclas Hedhman
Martijn Dashorst
PMC Members Christopher Brind
Greg Brown
Martijn Dashorst
Noel Grandin
Niclas Hedhman
Sandro Martini
Todd Volkert
Committers Christopher Brind
Greg Brown
Noel Grandin
Sandro Martini
Todd Volkert

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 note
N/A 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 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
2009-01-06 Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can be Mentors.
2009-02-20 Subscribe all Mentors on the private and development lists.
2009-03-04 Give all initial committers access to the incubator SVN repository. (to be done by PMC chair)
2009-02-20 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/pivot.html'
date item
2009-02-21 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.
2009-03-31 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
2009-04-01 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.
2009-04-01 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

status item
2009-02-20 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
2009-02-20 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on


status item
2009-03-06 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2009-01-26 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive Mailing lists.
2009-01-26 Decide about and then ask infrastructure to setup an issue tracking system (Bugzilla, Scarab, Jira).
2009-03-14 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Project specific

status item


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
  • 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


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? Yes

Incubator sign-off

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