I've accepted a permanent, full-time job with IBM. My primary duties are (drumroll....) CouchDB! So all the stuff I've been doing up until now for free I'll be doing full time and be getting paid for it! Yee Haw!
All the code will be Apache licensed and donated to the Apache Software Foundation, with the plan CouchDB will eventually become an official Apache project. A big plus here is the Apache license allows anyone to do pretty much anything with the code, so everything remains truly open source. I wouldn't have done this without IBM's commitment to keeping CouchDB open.
Huge thanks to Anant Jhingran, David Fallside, and Sam Ruby at IBM for helping to make this happen. And of course huge thanks to all the CouchDB project members and contributors who've put in their time and effort to push the project forward. This is a important validation of the project and everyone's effort.
Posted January 1, 2008 9:26 PM