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Wave Project Incubation Status

This page tracks the project's status in the incubator. For more general project status, please see the project website.

The Wave project retired on 2018-01-15


Apache Wave is the project where wave technology is developed at Apache. Wave in a Box (WIAB) is the name of the main product at the moment, which is a server that hosts and federates waves, supports extensive APIs, and provides a rich web client. This project also includes an implementation of the Wave Federation protocol, to enable federated collaboration systems (such as multiple interoperable Wave In a Box instances).


  • 2013-08-03 Ben Laurie and Vincent Siveton step down as Mentors
  • 2013-06-25 Christian Grobmeier joins as Mentor
  • 2013-06-18 Andrus Adamchik steps down as Mentor
  • 2011-04-28 Issues tracking migrated from Google Code to Jira.
  • 2011-02-19 Wave Project Web Site created.
  • 2010-12-01 Wave enters incubation.

Project info

item type reference
Website www
Wiki www
Mailing list dev
Mailing list user ...
Mailing list commits
Bug tracking JIRA
Source code SVN
Mentor aadamchik Andrus Adamchik
Mentor ben Ben Laurie
Mentor upayavira Upayavira
Mentor grobmeier Christian Grobmeier
Mentor vsiveton Vincent Siveton
Committer anorth Alex North
Committer awatkins Anthony Watkins
Committer danield Dan Danilatos
Committer dpeterson Dan Peterson
Committer hearnden David Hearnden
Committer michael Michael MacFadden
Committer ohler Christian Ohler
Committer purserj James Purser
Committer roughley Ian Roughley
Committer soren Soren Lassen
Committer tad Tad Glines
Committer weis Torben Weis
Committer zdwang David Wang
Committer josephg Joseph Gentle
Committer lennard Lennard de Rijk
Committer yurize Yuri Zelikov
Committer wisebaldone Evan Hughes

Incubation status reports

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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
....-..-.. 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 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.
date item
2010-12-22 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. (received from Dan Peterson (Google)
....-..-.. 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
....-..-.. 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

date item
....-..-.. Trim committer list to those actively participating.
....-..-.. Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
....-..-.. Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
....-..-.. Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on


date item
....-..-.. Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
Complete 2010-12-07 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
Complete 2011-01-02 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA).
Complete 2011-01-21 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence, Moin).
Complete 2011-02-18 Ask infrstructure to create CMS for web site (INFRA-3464)
Complete 2011-02-18 Ask infrstructure to import Jira Issues (INFRA-3596)
....-..-.. Migrate the project to our infrastructure.


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?
  • 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 the committers?

Licensing awareness

  • Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowledged by all committers?


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?

Incubator sign-off

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