Jetty at Eclipse.org?

Jetty at Eclipse.org?

It looks like Christmas is coming early this year for me.

From the looks of it, the Jetty project has plans to move to Eclipse.org, which means that we will have a first-class webserver developed at Eclipse. Imagine all the possibilities with Eclipse RT technologies like Equinox, EclipseLink, ECF, etc….  What’s even more important is these goals outlined by the Jetty team:

  • The upcoming Jetty 7.x version for servlet-3.0 be hosted by Eclipse and would be dual licensed with both the current Apache 2.0 license and the Eclipse Public License (EPL).
  • brings new potential contributors and resources
  • the opportunity to help drive the OSGi standards past the 2.4 servlet spec
  • taking the opportunity of repackaging to fix some bad practices (e.g., packages split over jars)
  • Closer relationships with the growing OSGi communities
  • Improved legal status through the foundations due diligence and procedures

I think this move is great for both Eclipse and Jetty ecosystems. I’m excited!

6 Comments
  • Eric Rizzo
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    Posted at 9:31 pm, December 5, 2008

    That is really interesting news. Do you have a link to where you learned about these plans? I could not find anything on the Jetty or Webtide sites.

  • Posted at 12:39 am, December 6, 2008

    Excellent news!

    BTW just a comment on the blog format… this is branded as the EclipseSource blog, but you’re writing in the first person (e.g. “I’m excited”) and there’s no indication of who actually wrote this entry. I’m guessing Jeff?

  • jeff
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    Posted at 3:35 pm, December 8, 2008

    Just for that I will have to blog a lot now…

  • Posted at 9:13 am, December 9, 2008

    Yesterday this news was postet on heise.de: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Weihnachten-bei-Eclipse-Webserver-Projekt-Jetty-zieht-um–/meldung/120068

    I think it’s a great benefit for the eclipse ecosystem.

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