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From mike matrigali <mikema...@gmail.com>
Subject Open letter to the Derby community
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:04:34 GMT
Hello Derby users,

Those of you who also monitor postings on the derby-dev mailing list may have noticed a dramatic
decline in activity over the past 
several months. That is because Derby's two corporate sponsors, Oracle and IBM, have significantly
reduced their investment in Derby.

Contributors do continue to monitor and field questions posted to the Derby mailing lists.
Committers, in their spare time, do 
continue to help polish and commit patches which other contributors submit. Committers do
continue to support contributions through 
the Google Summer of Code program. However, subsidized feature development and intensive bug-fixing
have tapered off.

Some committers would be happy to form a company which sells Derby support. Naturally, this
depends on whether there is sufficient 
interest on the part of Derby users. If you are interested, then please contact Mike Matrigali
and Rick Hillegas (see the email 
addresses cc'd above). Feel free to contact us even if your support requirements are tentative,
future needs rather than immediate 

We are sorry to be the bearers of this bad news.

Best regards,
Mike Matrigali (mikemapp1@gmail.com) and Rick Hillegas (rick.hillegas@gmail.com)

email:    Mike Matrigali - mikemapp1@gmail.com
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/MikeMatrigali

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