Google announced during last I/O that GWT will be “freed”. Ray Cromwell seems to have said, that
“It will no longer be Google as a dictator,” ;-)
but a Steering Committee with members also outside Google will be responsible for the further development of the technology. The current list of members was announced as:
- Ray Cromwell (Google)
- Artur Signell (Vaadin)
- Darrell Meyer (Sencha, GXT)
- Mike Brock (RedHat, Errai/JBoss)
- Thomas Broyer (individual contributor)
- Stephen Haberman (Bizo)
- Daniel Kurka (MGWT)
- Christian Goudreau (Arcbees, GWTP Library)
Future resources of this Committee are to be published soon on http://sites.google.com/gwt-steering (source) and a mailinglist is already there, showing a beginning open discussion about moving to Git or Maven.
the upcoming version 7 of Vaadin Framework will include a full version of GWT, is compatible with GWT and Vaadin commercial support is widened to cover GWT based projects.
Some more information about this strategy can be found here.