If you are a new user and you would like to start using Apache OpenWebBeans, you can have a look at the Documentation and subscribe our mailing list for user. If you have troubles to find the information you are looking for, you can also ask in our IRC-Channel.

Furthermore, you can check our mail-archives.

Before you file a ticket in our Issue Tracker, please ask on the mailing list if it's a known issue in case of a bug or if there is an ongoing discussion in case of a feature.

You are very welcome to follow our twitter account @Apache OpenWebBeansTeam and spread the word of Apache OpenWebBeans with Tweets, Blog-Entries,...

CDI-2.0 (JavaEE 8)

The working on a implementing the CDI-2.0 (JSR-365) specification is finished. We are now doing minor enhancements and bugfixing in trunk.

If you are interested in the specification itself then read more about our Road to OpenWebBeans-2.0

Getting Involved

Everybody is welcome to get involved with our community. You can find general information at and The following sections provides some details about the different levels of getting involved.


Before you get a committer you have to contribute to our effort. E.g. you can help users, participate in discussions on the dev list, submit patches,... . Therefore, it's essential to file a/n (I)CLA or CLA and send it to secretary at apache dot org (or fax it) as early as possible.

If you would like to submit a patch through Jira, just attach your patch to a created JIRA issue (123 is only a sample bug number)

svn diff > OWB-123.patch


Before you read this section, please ensure that you have read the contributor section. All of you are welcome to join our development effort. Subscribe our mailing list for developers and start contributing and help users.

Optionally subscribe our mailing list for commits.

Furthermore, you can check our mail-archives.

Further details are available at

If you are running an Apache OpenWebBeans release then please make sure to read our Release Checklist

Mailing lists

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Issue Tracking

Bug reports and feature requests will be maintained via JIRA at

OpenWebBeans JIRA.

Spread the word

You are very welcome e.g. to write blog entries, tweet (#OwbTeam) about the project or just follow our twitter account (@OwbTeam), ...


Usually discussions happen on the mailing list. Some informal discussions take place in our IRC-Channel irc://

//with the irssi command-line client:
$ irssi

> /connect
> /join #openwebbeans

Original Project Proposal

This is the original project proposal for the incubation of the Apache OpenWebBeans Project sent to the Apache Incubator by Gurkan Erdogdu. Although old (September 2009), it is still worth reading as the original vision of the project. It's a piece of history.

OpenWebBeans Original Project Proposal.