The dev.globus open source grid software community continues to expand with the formation of another Incubator, RAVI: Remote Application Virtualization Infrastructure.RAVI leverages the Introduce system to provide GUI-based tools to guide a user through the process of identifying an application, mapping from strongly typed Web Services operations to application arguments, defining authentication and authorization requirements, and deploying a service onto an execution site. (RAVI, by the way, was the name I suggested humorously for this project originally proposed by Ravi Madduri. He tried to change it to RAVE, but that was already taken.)
This brings the total of active dev.globus projects up to twenty-five. Information on all twenty-five can be found at http://dev.globus.org/wiki/Welcome. (If you're interested in starting a project, please contact incubator-committers [at] globus.org.)
Meanwhile, Jennifer Schopf has completed her term as chair of the dev.globus Incubator Management Project (IMP). During her tenure, the dev.globus community has expanded considerably: we owe her a big thanks for her outstanding and tireless work.
Charles Bacon has kindly agreed to step into the IMP Chair role. We wish him the very best for his tenure.