[Xerte] Re: Xerte: An Apereo Community Project

Tom Reijnders reijnders at tor.nl
Wed Jul 1 08:00:34 BST 2015


Please note that the correct link to the community website is 

I am very honoured to be part of this community, and look forward to a 
very fruitful future for Xerte Online Toolkits!

With kind regards,


Julian Tenney schreef op 30-6-2015 om 14:48:
> Good people,
> The Xerte Project has reached a very significant milestone, having 
> graduated from the Apereo Incubation process to become a fully-fledged 
> Apereo Community project.  When I wrote to our user and developer 
> communities about looking for a new home for The Xerte Project back in 
> March 2014, we were uncertain where the road ahead would take us, 
> although we felt at the time that a foundation would offer the 
> solution we were looking for.
> We began engaging with both the Apache and the Apereo Foundations 
> during the spring of 2014, and at the end of the summer we formally 
> chose to join the Apereo incubation process, feeling that Apereo 
> offered The Xerte Project a lot of opportunities to build 
> relationships with other projects and access to new communities of 
> users and developers with which we share a common problem space in 
> Higher Education. You can find out more about the Apereo Foundation on 
> their website: http://www.apereo.org.
> The Xerte Project graduates the incubation process in much better 
> shape than it entered: we have changed our licensing to the Apache 
> license, which removes a big barrier to adoption associated with the 
> ambiguities of the GPL. We have thoroughly audited all of the source 
> code and addressed several issues around intellectual property and 
> licensing, and we now have agreements in place with all the people and 
> organisations that have contributed to the project’s codebase. We have 
> formed a board of governors to provide oversight, and we have put 
> processes in place for decision making. We’ve made a lot of 
> information available about how the project works and how to get 
> involved.
> We have engaged with new communities in Europe and the United States, 
> and we’ve been blown away with the interest we are generating. With 
> the release of the beta code for Xerte Online Toolkits v3.0 we are 
> poised to bring you the next version of the software, with a host of 
> new features and functionality.
> You can get the latest code either from the xerte community site: 
> http://www.xerte.org or from our github repository 
> https://github.com/thexerteproject/xerteonlinetoolkits where you can 
> also find a lot of new information on the wiki: 
> https://github.com/thexerteproject/xerteonlinetoolkits/wiki.
> All in all, this is an absolutely fantastic place for the project to 
> get to. I’m enormously grateful to everyone who has contributed to 
> this part of our journey and I’m delighted to be see the project going 
> from strength to strength: there are very exciting opportunities for 
> the project ahead.
> Best wishes,
> Julian
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