Friends of Apache Groovy

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Supports activities within the Groovy community

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60 individuals and 14 organizations have contributed

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+ 28

29 individuals and 3 organizations have contributed

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$100 USD / month

+ 7

5 individuals and 6 organizations have contributed

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Events

Past event

GR8Conf Europe 2019

May 27May 29, 2019
06:00
All Things Groovy
Past event

Greach

Mar 27Mar 30, 2019
11:00
Greach 2019

Top financial contributors

Organizations

1

Adaptavist

$2k USD since Mar 2019

2

Claz.org

$1k USD since Mar 2019

3

Level Data

$1k USD since Mar 2019

4

Agorapulse

$1k USD since Mar 2019

5

FinoComp

$700 USD since Jun 2019

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Infinite Technolo...

$600 USD since Jul 2019

7

Salenda

$500 USD since Mar 2019

8

Screenion GmbH

$250 USD since Mar 2019

9

Virtual Software

$100 USD since Mar 2019

10

Triplebyte

$75 USD since Oct 2019

Individuals

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David Dawson

$1k USD since Mar 2019

2

Graeme Rocher

$1k USD since Mar 2019

3

Burt Beckwith

$1k USD since Mar 2019

4

Guillaume Laforge

$1k USD since Mar 2019

5

Greg Lee

$1k USD since Mar 2019

6

Marcin Erdmann

$500 USD since Mar 2019

7

Venkat Subramaniam

$420 USD since Mar 2019

8

Jorge Aguilera

$100 USD since Mar 2019

9

Giri Pottepalem

$100 USD since Mar 2019

10

Jacob Aae Mikkelsen

$100 USD since Mar 2019

What's new with Friends of Apache Groovy

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

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 support and that is initial Groovy 3 improved support for JDK 9-13 changes to greatly reduce illegal access warnings. Special thanks for working on this task go to Daniel Sun.
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 initial Groovy 3 support for the Eclipse Plugin with special thanks to Eric Milles.
Published on April 13, 2019 by Paul King

Budget

See how money openly circulates through Friends of Apache Groovy. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

Monthly donation to Friends of Apache Groovy (backer)

Derek Visch | 12/5/2019 | View Details 
+$5.00USD

Monthly donation to Friends of Apache Groovy (sponsor)

Guillaume Laforge | 12/3/2019 | View Details 
+$100.00USD

Monthly donation to Friends of Apache Groovy (Backer)

mg | 12/3/2019 | View Details 
+$5.00USD

Today’s balance

$10,994.87 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $16,443.58 USD

Friends of Apache Groovy is all of us

Our contributors 79

Everyone who has supported Friends of Apache Groovy. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Marcin Erdmann
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$500 USD

Daniel Sun
Collective Admin

Total contributions

$5 USD

Paul King
Collective Admin
Søren Berg Gl...
Collective Admin
Jenn Strater
Collective Admin
Adaptavist
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,000 USD

David Dawson
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Claz.org
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Level Data
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Graeme Rocher
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Agorapulse
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Burt Beckwith
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

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
  • 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)
  • Implement PIC for better performance when indy is enabled
  • 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.