NASA's First Apache TLP
Apache OODT Becomes Apache TLP
The ASF have announced that Apache Object-Oriented Data Technology (OODT) is now a Top Level Project. Apache OODT is used by computers processing workflow, information integration, linking databases and hardware and file management. It was originally developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to build a national framework for data sharing, but was applied to projects outside of this field, including early implementations at the National Cancer Institute's Early Detection Research Network and the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission testbed.
"OODT had been successfully operating within the JPL for years; the time had come to realize the benefits of open source in the broader, external community," said Chris Mattmann, the Vice President of Apache OODT. "Bringing new developer talents is integral in enhancing the quality of the OODT code, and making OODT available as an Apache project was an ideal way to introduce new features and capabilities."
This is the first NASA-developed software package to become an Apache Top-Level Project.