CouchDB on its Way to Becoming an Apache Project

CouchDB LogoCouchDB has been mentioned a few times on (here, here, and here) but this year brought some exciting changes for the project. Firstly, on New Years Day, Damien Katz announced that he had accepted a full-time position at IBM to primarily work on CouchDB. The intention being that CouchDB would remain an open source project, donated to the Apache Software Foundation and licensed accordingly. The second big development was that on February 12 CouchDB was accepted for incubation by the Apache Software Foundation. So it looks like CouchDB is definitely going places.

On the development front Damien recently demonstrated some tantalizing map/reduce functions in JavaScript to generate some useful views from the database. Anyone else intrigued by a database that primarily uses JavaScript, JSON, and plain old HTTP?