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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Zest™ Renamed to Apache Polygene
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:50:33 GMT
[This announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/4Klg ]

Rebranded Open Source Composite Oriented Programming platform reflects growing codebase and

Forest Hill, MD —11 January 2017— The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer
developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives,
announced today that Apache® Zest™, the Composite Oriented Programming platform, has been
renamed Apache Polygene.

Apache Polygene is a platform to develop applications with large domain models and complex
business logic for Java enterprise developers. Apache Polygene introduces multi-inheritence,
aspect orientation (both typesafe and generic weaving) and persistence to both SQL and NoSQL
storage systems. Apache Polygene also easily integrates with other technologies such as Spring
Framework, REST, OSGi and many more.

"The name change was triggered to prevent confusion with other similarly named software such
as the visualization toolkit from Eclipse," said Niclas Hedhman, Vice President of Apache
Polygene. "Since becoming an official ASF project, our codebase and community continue to
flourish. We are confident that our new identity will reflect ongoing innovation and increased

The resolution relating to the project's name change was approved at the ASF Board meeting
in December 2016.

Project History
In 2007, Hedhman convinced Rickard Öberg to create an Open Source project based on Öberg’s
Composite Oriented Programming (COP) concept, which launched as Qi4j. Since then, 28 people
have contributed source to the project, with many others participating on mailing lists regarding
direction, concepts and design. In 2015 the project arrived at the ASF as Apache Zest, along
the unique designation as the first project to enter the ASF as al Top-Level Project– without
entering the Apache Incubator (the official entry path for projects and codebases wishing
to become part of the ASF’s efforts). As part of its eligibility, the project had to meet
the rigorous requirements of the Apache Maturity Model http://s.apache.org/O4p , that addresses
the integrity of a project's code, copyright, licenses, releases, community, consensus building,
and independence, among other qualities. In March 2015 Apache Zest became an official ASF
Top-Level Project, and renamed as Apache Polygene in December 2016.

Availability and Oversight
Apache Polygene software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected
team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the
Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For
project updates, downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Polygene,
visit http://polygene.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350 leading Open Source
projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through
the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 620 individual Members
and 5,900 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade
software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed
under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring
initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo.
The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate
sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget Direct, Capital One, Cash
Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Confluent, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM,
InMotion Hosting, iSigma, LeaseWeb, Microsoft, OPDi, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet
Access, Produban, Red Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information,
visit http://www.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache", "Polygene", "Apache Polygene", "Zest", "Apache
Zest", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation
in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.

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