Jeff Mesnil

Highlights of Greg Stein's keynote

March 22, 2006

Some highlights from Greg Stein's keynote

The Apache Way

  • Communities first, code second
  • Communities over individuals
  • Apache central to Open Source work but Eclipse is also gravitating to the center
  • The license trend is going to the bottom
 Proprietary
  |
  v
 Restricted
  |
  v
 Copyleft (GPL, EPL)
  |
  v
 Non-copyleft (APL, BSD)   

I found it quite interesting to see how Apache is organized and how Eclipse compares to it.

For now, there is few overlaps between Apache and Eclipse communities but it has already started.
For example, both communities now offer an OSGi implementation:

It it going to be interesting to see where things are going...