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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Qpid Graduation release
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:17:26 GMT
Thanks, Carl.

Wow -- this is really thorough!

I'll run through this and forward suggested edits, if any. We'll also need a few days to review
it within the PRC; hopefully it can be announced early next week.


--- On Wed, 2/18/09, Carl Trieloff <cctrieloff@redhat.com> wrote:

> From: Carl Trieloff <cctrieloff@redhat.com>
> Subject: Qpid Graduation release
> To: sk@apache.org
> Cc: "ASF PRC Team" <prc@apache.org>, dev@qpid.apache.org
> Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 9:47 AM
> Sally,
> 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
> Carl.
> *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 interoperability."
> 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)*
> Established in 1999, The Apache Software Foundation
> provides 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
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> and financial contributions that simultaneously limits
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> products that attract large communities of users. The
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