Apache OODT becomes ASF Top-Level Project
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has announced that Apache OODT has been accepted as a "Top-Level Project" (TLP) – becoming a Top-Level Project means that the Foundation fully endorses and supports the project's development. The move marks the end of Apache OODT's time in the Apache Software Foundation's Incubator.
Apache OODT, short for Object-Oriented Data Technology, was initially developed in 1998 by Daniel Crichton at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). It is used for computer processing workflow, hardware and file management, as well as information integration and linking databases. The developers call it "metadata for middleware" (and vice versa). It allows distributed computing and data resources to be searchable by any end user. To date, early implementations have been used by, for example, the National Cancer Institute’s Early Detection Research Network and several NASA programs.
Discussing the announcement, Apache OODT Vice President Chris Mattmann said, "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," adding that, "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". The project was originally submitted to the Apache Incubator in January of 2010
The latest release of Apache OODT is version 0.1, the project's initial release. Apache OODT is licensed under an Apache Licence.
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