The Dutch government funds Apache core contributors

The Netherlands is one of the countries that is working hard to become the number one reliable security partner in the world. This month the Dutch Ministry of the Interior has funded a selection of Apache core contributors. The Apache framework is used by millions of companies world wide. The Apache framework provides various web services which can be used to run websites and intranets.

The funds are going to be used for the WSRM 1.2 extension, the WS-ReliableMessaging service will be used by large government to support projects which are based on the Apache CXF.

New options

The government of the Netherlands funded the Apache core contributors as they want to see a couple of new options in the WSRM extension:

The new options could, for example, be useful for public administrations implementing the EU’s procurement solution Peppol, Logius suggests. The service organisation adds that it is also useful for enterprises, since many are using Apache CXF based solutions.

The code will be made available under the same licence as the rest of the Apache CXF project.

These licenses help us achieve our goal of providing reliable and long-lived software products through collaborative open source software development. In all cases, contributors retain full rights to use their original contributions for any other purpose outside of Apache while providing the ASF and its projects the right to distribute and build upon their work within Apache.

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