Thursday, January 3rd, 2008p>
CouchDB has been getting people re-energized about DB stuff recently. Some got gung-ho about the OODBMS and that fizzled and people went back to the “ug, I guess we just do the SQL thing and be done with it… and maybe use an ORM if we really hate it”.
Then the Couch came along and had us all thinking about JSON being the next “turtles all the way down”.
Well, IBM was excited enough to hire Damien Katz to work full time on it:
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.
Congratulations to IBM for a great score (and to Damien too).
NOTE: Kris Zyp joining SitePen
Also, congrats to Kris Zyp and SitePen for tying the knot. Both Kris and SitePen are top notch outfits, and a great fit.