I would like to announce the creation of the OERA Open Source Initiative. This effort is aimed at creating a set of production quality components which people can use in moving their applications to OERA or creating new OERA applications from scratch. The initial focus will be on Common Infrastructure components, but we are interested in helper components and model code for all areas of OERA.

Come take a look! http://www.oehive.org/OERAOSI

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to Bruce Gruenbaum for his thoughtful contributions on a recent PEG thread which I aimed at gathering background for this effort.