Apache Extras Launched
Apache Launch Google-Hosted Site for Associated Code
Finally, some Apache news that isn't related to the JCP. The ASF have announced a new, Google-hosted site for code that is associated with Apache projects, but is not part of the Apache Incubator or an Apache Top-Level Project.
"Apache Extras provides a home for Apache related software which is not formally a part of the ASF itself. Having these projects on a single hosting platform will help to further accelerate innovation involving Apache software," said Ross Gardler, ASF Vice President of Community Development.
Projects on this Google-hosted service will not be managed by the ASF, meaning that participants can choose their own license and project management process. However, the ASF Community Development team will work directly with Apache Extras, in an effort to accelerate innovation surrounding Apache projects. Experimental projects – where the committers are unsure where this project may take them – and projects that target a niche in the community, are encouraged to sign up to the code-hosting site, instead of submitting their proposals to the Apache Incubator.