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From Carl Trieloff <cctriel...@redhat.com>
Subject Qpid Graduation release
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2009 14:47:35 GMT

It took longer than expected, but here is what we have with feedback 
people on the dev list and all that kindly provided quotes.

Please let us know when you expect it will be released.
kind regards

*The Apache Software Foundation Names Qpid a Top-Level Project*

/Open source messaging implementation built on the AMQP standard 
promoted to self-governed position by community foundation/

*FOREST HILL, MD *--* January x, 2009* -- The Apache Software Foundation 
(ASF) today announced the graduation of the Qpid project from an Apache 
incubator project to a Top-Level Project (TLP). With its promotion to 
TLP status, Qpid has been recognized for its maturity and vibrant 
community, as well as for being well-governed and practicing the Apache 
process and principles.

"On the heels of its recent graduation, Qpid has also reached the 
completion of the major Qpid M4 release. We're thrilled to have been 
recognized by the Apache Software Foundation for the growth and maturity 
of the Qpid project," said Carl Trieloff, chair, Qpid and senior 
consulting software engineer at Red Hat. "With the promotion to an 
Apache Top-Level Project, our project is recognized for outstanding 
development based on our rapidly expanding community, infrastructure and 
for collaborative development."

John O'Hara, Chairman of the AMQP Working Group and Executive Director 
at JPMorgan, said "I am delighted that the Apache Software Foundation 
has graduated the Qpid AMQP server. AMQP is an open infrastructure for 
business messaging over the Internet. Apache Qpid developers have been 
active participants in the AMQP Working Group working in partnership 
with other AMQP solution developers and end-users. The ASF's provision 
of Qpid as its AMQP implementation adds to the range of AMQP solutions 
businesses can choose from to improve their efficiency."

Apache Qpid, a messaging implementation built on the Advanced Messaging 
Queuing Protocol (AMQP) specification, provides transaction management, 
queuing, clustering, federation, security, management and multi-platform 
support. Qpid was initially proposed to the ASF in December 2006 by 
Trieloff. The project was fortunate to be started with an initial code 
donation created by some of the initial project members. Since then, 
Qpid has and continues to expand its committer base and diversity of 
organizations and individuals represented. Today, it runs critical 
systems for many users and large organizations while continuing to lead 
through innovation and implementation.

"Since joining AMQP.org last year, we have seen how valuable the AMQP 
specification is to the participating customers," said Sam Ramji, Senior 
Director, Platform Strategy, Microsoft. "It is great to see the 
Apache/Qpid project maturing as the community strives to address the 
customer need for choice and improved enterprise-class messaging 

The Qpid team believes that the graduation of the project is a fresh and 
exciting addition to the Apache Software Foundation, as do many of those 
that use the project. "WSO2 believes that Apache Qpid is an important 
addition to addressing the enterprise messaging demands of our 
customers, and we support connecting both C and Java middleware to 
Apache Qpid for AMQP messaging," saidPaul Fremantle, CTO at WSO2 and 
member of the Apache Qpid Project Management Committee.

To use, interact and/or contribute to Apache Qpid,

visit _http://qpid.apache.org <http://qpid.apache.org/>_.

*About the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)*

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organizational, legal, and financial support for a broad range of Open 
Source software projects, including Apache HTTP Server -- the world's 
most popular Web server software for more than a decade. The Foundation 
provides an established framework for intellectual property and 
financial contributions that simultaneously limits contributors' 
potential legal exposure. Through a collaborative and meritocratic 
development process, Apache projects deliver enterprise-grade, freely 
available software products that attract large communities of users. The 
pragmatic Apache License makes it easy for all users, commercial and 
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