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About Jetty

Where has Jetty called home?

The Jetty project has found its home in many places over the last 20+ years.

Eclipse and Github

In 2009, the Jetty project moved its core components to be a project of the Eclipse Foundation, in order to improve the IP processes and broaden the licensing and community of the project. As of Jetty 9 the project has fully moved to the Eclipse Foundation. Additionally, in 2016 the project moved the canonical source and issue repository to Github.


In 2005, the jetty project moved to the The Codehaus for its hosting services and open source community. In 2009, after the core components of Jetty moved to Eclipse, the Jetty @ codehaus project continued to provide integrations, extensions and packaging of Jetty.


From 2000 to 2005, the Jetty project was hosted at where versions 3.x, 4.x and 5.x were produced.

Who has funded development of Jetty?

The development of the Jetty project has been fully funded over the years through close collaboration with a great many wonderful clients. Support has been organized through the entities as mentioned below over the years.


In 2015 the development of Jetty was once more taken over by Webtide when the developers split away from Intalio, taking full ownership of the company behind the open source project. Webtide now fully funds the ongoing development of the Jetty project through services and support on the open source version of the Jetty project.


The role of the development of Jetty was taken over in 2009 by Intalio, Inc., who acquired both Webtide and Mort Bay. Intalio was a company that offered both products and services based on open source software and they employed many of the jetty developers and contributors in addition to other open source and closed source platforms.


The role of leading the development of Jetty was taken over in 2006 by Webtide LLC, formed as a joint venture between Mort Bay and partners providing marketing, sales and strategic assistance to the open source project.

Mort Bay

The Java HTTP server that became Jetty was originally developed in 1995 by Greg Wilkins of Mort Bay Consulting as part of an issue tracking application. Versions 1.x through to 6.1.x of Jetty were developed under org.mortbay packaging and Mort Bay still holds the major part of the copyright on the Jetty code base. Mort Bay directly hosted the jetty project until version 3.x and was the prime sponsor of development until 6.x.

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