Hudson to Become Eclipse Project?

Oracle Propose Moving Hudson to Eclipse

Jessica Thornsby

Oracle to transfer controversial Hudson trademark to Eclipse?

Following the split between Hudson and Jenkins earlier this year, Oracle have today submitted a proposal to move Hudson to the Eclipse Foundation. Oracle will be the project lead, and Sonatype, Tasktop and VMware are proposed as initial contributors, with Mik Kersten as project mentor. According to Oracle, the Hudson community will be approached for feedback regarding this move, to ensure their “opinions are heard before any proposal is finalized.”

“Oracle has always been committed to improving the structure, predictability, openness and stability of the Hudson project,” said Ted Farrell, chief architect and senior vice president, Tools and Middleware, Oracle. “After careful review of the options and talking with many of our customers and partners, we believe that contributing Hudson to the Eclipse Foundation is the best way to ensure its growth and continued success.”

The project proposal states that Eclipse has been selected as the new potential home for Hudson, in an attempt to formalise the process and structure of Hudson, and to create ” a healthy, open environment with well-defined rules, development process and release processes.”

The proposal is for the Eclipse Foundation to create a Hudson project in Eclipse, and then contribute the Hudson core code to that project. According to the project proposal, the Eclipse project will focus on creating new performance harnesses, and a fully automated test and release infrastructure. Maven 3.x integration will also be improved, and additional priorities for the proposed project will be a standard component model using JSR330, standard web services using JAXRS and a standard, Equinox-based OSGi runtime model.

The Hudson trademark will be transferred to the Eclipse Foundation, and the IP for the Hudson project will be licensed under the Eclipse Public License.

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