"Apache has deemed the Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT)
architecture, originally developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, a Top Level Project, according to the space agency.
This means it is one of a handful of the foundation's open source
projects to receive project management and resource support.
"OODT was first developed in 1998 as a way to build a national
framework for data sharing, but has evolved beyond that for
applications in physical science, medical research, and ground data
systems, according to NASA."