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IBM backs CouchDB

Damien Katz is going to IBM to work full time on CouchDB. All arranged by Sam Ruby and friends. This is excellent news for the CouchDB community. Besides having Damien being focused on the project, getting IBMs deep knowledge on storage systems, both from DB2 and Domino/Notes I’m sure will be very beneficial.

And on top of all that, the code is moving to Apache and will be relicensed under ASL2. Still no open discussions in Apache Incubator, but I’m guessing that’s where it’s heading. Having CouchDB at Apache will be great! And I like that Apache is getting into more alternative technologies besides the comfort zone of C and Java.

CouchDB is getting more and more interesting to watch by the day.

Update: links was lost in publishing somehow.

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