Matt Franklin is a Lead Software Engineer for The MITRE Corporation. Matt’s broad development experience in collaboration and knowledge sharing applications using both commercial and open source technologies has led to his involvement with the Apache Rave community. As an initial member of Apache Rave (incubating), Matt is looking to the open source community to deliver a user-facing platform for integrating collaboration, information management, mobile and socially-enabled solutions.
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.