Welcome to Apache OpenJPA
Apache OpenJPA is a Java persistence project at The Apache Software Foundation that can be used as a stand-alone POJO persistence layer or integrated into any Java EE compliant container and many other lightweight frameworks, such as Tomcat and Spring.
The 1.x releases (1.2.2 is the latest) are a feature-rich, compliant implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA) 1.0 part of the JSR-220 Enterprise Java Beans 3.0 specification, which pass the Sun JPA 1.0b Technology Compatibility Kit.
The upcoming 2.0 release (see JPA 2.0 Roadmap) implements the JSR-317 Java Persistence 2.0 specification, which is backwards compatible to the JPA 1.0 specification.
The point of a group blog is to be able to have a place to talk about the project, I hope that means that many people will contribute, each sharing a different view point. Of course, all the important issues will continue to be discussed on the mailing list - this isn't the right place to argue over unresolved technical issues. This is a place to celebrate achievements and to talk about some of the new and exciting things we are doing.