Apache Null will implement a cloud-aware semantically enabled web 3.0 null container with null use.


Apache Null will be written in the Null programming language, which is known for its simple syntax and small vocabulary. For more information on the Null programming language refer to A robust, community-developed implementation of the Apache Null APIs will encourage compatibility between service providers, ensure an excellent implementation is available to everyone, and enable faster and easier application development for users. The Apache Software Foundation has proven it is the best place for this type of open development.

Current Status

This is a new project.


The initial developers are very familiar with meritocratic open source development at Apache. Apache was chosen specifically because the initial developers want to encourage this style of development for the project.


Null seeks to develop developer and user communities during incubation.

Core Developers

The initial set of committers includes folks from a single company, all of which ASF Members.

During incubation the developers base will be broadened.


The developers of Null want to work with the Apache Software Foundation specifically because Apache has proven to provide a strong foundation and set of practices for developing standards-based infrastructure and server components.

Known Risks

Orphaned products

Null is new development.

Inexperience with Open Source

The initial developers include long-time open source developers, including Apache Members.

Homogenous Developers

The initial set of developers is not diverse. Building a more diverse developer community is a high priority for this project.

Reliance on Salaried Developers

The initial group of developers are all employed by potential consumers of the project. Remedying this is a large part of why we want to bring the project to Apache.

Relationships with Other Apache Products

None in particular.

A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand

We believe in the processes, systems, and framework Apache has put in place. The brand is nice, but is not why we wish to come to Apache.



Initial Source


External Dependencies


Required Resources

Developer and user mailing lists

A subversion repository

A JIRA issue tracker


Initial Committers

  • Bertrand Delacretaz (Day), bdelacretaz(at)apache(dot)org
  • Felix Meschberger (Day), fmeschbe(at)apache(dot)org
  • Carsten Ziegeler (Day), cziegeler(at)apache(dot)org
  • Jukka Zitting (Day), jukka(at)apache(dot)org
  • Rick Astley (independent) -



  • Bertrand Delacretaz

Nominated Mentors

  • Carsten Ziegeler
  • Jukka Zitting

Sponsoring Entity

The Apache Incubator.

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