Friends of Apache Groovy

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Events

Friends of Apache Groovy is hosting the following events.

Past event

ApacheCon @Home

12:00 AM UTC
https://www.apachecon.com/acah2020/tracks/groovy.html
Past event

GR8Conf & JDK IO 2020

06:00 AM UTC
Cancelled: GR8Conf & JDK IO is a joint conference with focus on the JVM, hence also Groovy
Past event

GR8Conf Europe 2019

06:00 PM UTC
All Things Groovy
Past event

Greach

11:00 PM UTC
Greach 2019

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Adaptavist

$6,200 USD since Mar 2019

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Claz.org

$3,100 USD since Mar 2019

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Level Data

$3,100 USD since Mar 2019

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Agorapulse

$3,100 USD since Mar 2019

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FinoComp

$2,800 USD since Jun 2019

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Gennemtænkt IT A/S

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Infinite Technology ∞

$600 USD since Jul 2019

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Salenda

$500 USD since Mar 2019

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Screenion GmbH

$300 USD since Mar 2019

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Coherent Digital

$280 USD since Jun 2019

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Burt Beckwith

$3,100 USD since Mar 2019

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Guillaume Laforge

$3,100 USD since Mar 2019

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Greg Lee

$2,600 USD since Mar 2019

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Graeme Rocher

$1,650 USD since Mar 2019

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Marcin Erdmann

$1,550 USD since Mar 2019

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David Dawson

$1,000 USD since Mar 2019

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Nine A/S

$500 USD since Apr 2021

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Venkat Subramaniam

$420 USD since Mar 2019

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Jacob Aae Mikkelsen

$310 USD since Mar 2019

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Luis Muñiz

$310 USD since Mar 2019

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Marcin Erdmann

Admin

$1,550 USD

Daniel Sun

Admin

$5 USD

Adaptavist

Silver Sponsor

$6,200 USD

Claz.org

Bronze Sponsor

$3,100 USD

Level Data

Bronze Sponsor

$3,100 USD

Agorapulse

Bronze Sponsor

$3,100 USD

Burt Beckwith

Bronze Sponsor

$3,100 USD

Guillaume Laf...

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FinoComp

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Today’s balance

$32,775.17 USD

Total raised

$35,195.03 USD

Total disbursed

$2,419.86 USD

Estimated annual budget

$11,455.64 USD

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News from Friends of Apache Groovy

Updates on our activities and progress.

Apache Groovy 3.0.1 released

Apache Groovy 3.0.1 released https://groovy.apache.org/download.html fixes some regressions not caught during RCs. In particular, Groovy 3 users on JDK9-15 should upgrade. Thanks to all contributors! Keep the feedback coming! Groovy 3 hi...
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Published on February 19, 2020 by Daniel Sun

Progressing towards Groovy 3.0.0 with greatly reduced illegal access errors

Once again, a big thank you to our contributors. You are enabling us to more rapidly progress the Groovy language and other important projects in the Groovy ecosystem. We are happy to report on another activity that we have helped suppor...
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Published on May 12, 2019 by Paul King

Groovy 3 support in Eclipse

A big thanks to all our contributors. We are on the path to more rapidly progressing the Groovy language and other important projects in the Groovy ecosystem. We are happy to report on one activity that we have helped support and that is...
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Published on April 13, 2019 by Paul King

About


This collective is not officially affiliated with the Apache Groovy project (or the Apache Software Foundation) but aims to support endeavours related to that project. The ASF values community integrity and vendor independence very highly. As a general principle, it doesn't accept "cash for code" so that individual cash payments can't force contributions into a project which aren't aligned with community consensus.

We encourage you where possible to contribute to Apache Groovy in the traditional ways, such as writing code or documentation, by creating issues, or by being involved in discussions. We also recommend that you consider sponsoring the ASF. If however, you aren't in a position to assist Apache Groovy via the traditional mechanisms, this open collective allows you to assist development and promotion of the language in complementary ways.

This collective does accept cash contributions and uses those to support the Groovy community in an unofficial capacity. This is intended to augment the activities of the official project rather than overlap in any way. The collective may choose to use funds to:

  • develop features and fix bugs for Apache Groovy (see disclaimer below)
  • sponsor outreach activities (e.g. educational events in cities which might not otherwise be visited by the popular conferences)
  • cover travel expenses to promote Groovy (when other sources of travel funding aren't available).
As a general principle, we try to direct funds as best we can to meet the desires of contributors.

Disclaimer

Any code or documentation produced with the assistance of this collective must be submitted to the project in the normal way and are subject to normal community vetting.

Plans

Some of the developments we may be able to accelerate through this initiative include:

  • Enhancement of the Groovy static type checking system, e.g. support for @Nullable, better support for generics type, bug fixing(GROOVY-8409, etc.)
  • Re-write of the Meta-Object Protocol (MOP) for Groovy 4.0
  • Support for JEP 325 Switch Expressions
  • Improvements to JDK module support (JPMS), e.g. writing module descriptors in Groovy
  • Native default methods in interfaces (currently implemented as traits)
  • Improvements to supporting tools, e.g. Netbeans/Eclipse/IDEA IDE support and or Maven/Gradle plugin improvements
  • Re-work GPars to account for recent developments on the JDK and overlapping technologies like Kotlin coroutines and AKKA
  • or suggest your own priorities
Funding priorities

At the moment, we expect most code contributions to the Apache Groovy project will still come from normal involvement in the project, i.e. will be contributed for free or by (partially) sponsored contributors. This collective will focus on giving additional emphasis to particular activities that aren't proceeding (or not proceeding quickly enough) under the steam of the project's normal resources. This involves funding or subsidising particular agreed upon activities. As a general rule, if you want to be involved or submit an expense, please get in touch. We generally only accept expense submissions for previously agreed activities with a well-defined outcome.