February 2009 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).


These reports were due here by Wednesday, 11 February 2009 so that the Incubator PMC could relay them to the board.

Your project might need to report even if it is not listed below, please check your own reporting schedule or exceptions.

Please remember to include:


BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

Recent Activity:

Next Steps:




Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment (ESME) is a secure and highly scalable microsharing and micromessaging platform that allows people to discover and meet one another and get controlled access to other sources of information, all in a business process context.

ESME entered the incubator in 2008-12-02.

The following items have been performed since the last reporting period

The following items are planned for the next reporting period:

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve prior to graduation


Kato was accepted into the Incubator on 6 November 2008.

Kato is a project to develop the Specification, Reference Implementation, and TCK for JSR 326: the JVM Post-mortem Diagnostics API

Recent Activity:

The following is planned for next reporting period:



Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents. PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The past three months have been very good for the PDFBox project. Community activity has increased notably, and we've added Andreas Lehmkühler and Brian Carrier as committers and PPMC members. The lengthy license review is nearly finished and we're preparing for the first Apache release of PDFBox.

Issues before graduation:


Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access control layer, and upload capabilities.



Sling is a scriptable web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content.

Sling entered incubation on September 5th, 2007.



Issues before graduation

Licensing and other issues


Stonehenge was accepted into the Incubator in December 2008

Since the last board report, there has been further contributions and updates to the Stonehenge codebase and we are working towards our first release. The incubator website is now updated with Stonehenge listing and status page.


This was added after the report to the board but is here for reference

February 2009 VCL Incubator status report

VCL has been incubating since December 2008

VCL is a framework for doing cloud management of physical and virtual machines

Discussion about using the name VCL has not resumed; so, that issue has not yet been resolved.



[Robert Burrell Donkin, Mentor]

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