Daffodil Promoted To Being An Apache Top-Level Project
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 6 March 2021 at 12:09 AM EST. 8 Comments
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Following the recent promotions of DataSketches and ECharts, the Apache Software Foundation has promoted Daffodil as their newest top-level project. Apache Daffodil is an open-source universal interchange implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL).

The Data Format Description Language (DFDL) standard is a modeling language for text and binary data in a standardized manner. DFDL basically aims to make data more portable thanks to providing an open framework for describing any data format.

What became the Apache Daffodil project was first conceived more than a decade ago at the University of Illinois NCSA while it's been an Apache Incubator project since 2017. Now in 2021, it's joining the ranks as a top-level project.

Apache Daffodil is already in use at a wide variety of organizations from major corporations to academic institutes.

Those not familiar with the open-source project but wanting to become more familiar with it can do so via daffodil.apache.org. Details on it becoming a top-level project can be found via the Apache.org blog.
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