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Wookie Project Incubation Status

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

The Wookie project graduated on 2012-11-22


Wookie is a Java server application that allows you to upload and deploy widgets for your applications. Wookie is based on the W3C Widgets specification, but widgets can also be included that use extended APIs such as Google Wave Gadgets and OpenSocial.


  • 2012-11-21 Apache Wookie TLP Created
  • 2012-10-31 IPMC voted and accepted to propose to the board to graduate Wookie to TLP.
  • 2012-10-23 PPMC voted and accepted to propose to the IPMC to graduate Wookie to TLP.
  • 2012-03-12 Matt Franklin joins as mentor.
  • 2012-02-16 Hoang Minh Tien added as a new committer.
  • 2012-01-11 Luciano Resende steps down as mentor
  • 2010-04-26 Raido Kuli added as a new committer.
  • 2010-02-03 Ross Gardler added as a new committer.
  • 2009-07-17 Project enters incubation.

Project info

item type reference
Website www
Mailing list developer
private (PMC)
Bug tracking
Source code SVN
Mentors rgardler Ross Gardler
asavory Andrew Savory
ate Ate Douma
sylvain Sylvain Wallez
mfranklin Matt Franklin
Committers scottbw Scott Wilson
psharples Paul Sharples
krispopat Kris Popat
rgardler Ross Gardler
raido Raido Kuli
hmt Hoang Minh Tien

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
2009-19-07 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 an existing Apache project to adopt an external package, then ask the Apache project for the SVN module and mail address names.
2009-19-07 If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.
2009-19-07 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
Done Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can be Mentors.
Done Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
Done. Give all Mentors access to the incubator SVN repository. (to be done by the Incubator PMC chair or an Incubator PMC Member wih karma for the authorizations file)
Done Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
date item
Done 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.
Done 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
Done 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.
Done 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
Done Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
....-..-.. Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
Done Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on


date item
Done Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2009-18-07 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive Mailing lists.
2009-18-07 Decide about and then ask infrastructure to setup an issuetracking system (Bugzilla, Scarab, Jira).
Done 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? - 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?
  • 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

Project Specific

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? YES

Incubator sign-off

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