Ate Douma is Chief Architect at Open Source WCM vendor Hippo in The Netherlands. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and PMC member and committer for Apache Portals, Apache Wicket and the Apache Incubator. He is also mentoring the Wookie and Rave podlings through the Incubator process, and one of the initiators and active participants of the Apache Rave project. Ate served as Expert Group member of the java Community Process(JCP) for JSR-286: Portlet Specification 2.0 and JSR 301: Portlet Bridge Specification for JavaServer Faces.
Apache Rave was initiated in 2010 at the previous ApacheCON in Atlanta and through subsequent discussions during the first Eurpean OpenSocial Event in Utrecht (The Netherlands), and thereafter created as a joint effort of several existing projects and individual participants. The Rave project thus provides an interesting case-study for bringing together multiple projects with already mature code bases. Rave members are also working together to reach out to other related Apache projects like Shindig and Wookie, to other potentially interested projects and developers both within and outside Apache, and most importantly to the many and diverse target communities.
During the presentation project initiators from Hippo, The MITRE Corporation and Indiana University will provide an overview of Apache Rave: the current status, its features and the goals, and talk about the process getting there.