I've put together a first pass at Tapestry 5/Spring integration as another new module: tapestry-spring-integration.
It's small and to the point, leveraging the normal Spring configuration for web applications, just making beans available for injection into Tapestry components and services. Also, it makes accessing the Spring beans (from the Tapestry side) case insensitive.
Next up will be some form of Tapestry 5 / Hibernate integration ... however, due to the conflicting licenses, I may take a pass at tapestry-ejb3.
That licensing is driving me crazy; I've checked repeatedly with the Lords of Apache Licensing, and they maintain that the ASL is not compatible with the LGPL, that by linking to LGPL code (importing LGPL classes, in Java terms) the LGPL "infects" the ASL code, adding an unwanted restriction not present in ASL.
From the sidelines, it's funny and disturbing: The ASL folks talk about "fauxpen source licenses" as if openness was purely black and white, and the least restriction was a total betrayal. Meanwhile, the FSF camp keeps saying the licenses are compatible. Go figure.
I've had discussions with people who really got heated over ASL vs. LGPL. Andrew Oliver, for one, really tried to sell me on the idea that the ASL was a boon for corporations over individuals. From my position, the theoretical taking of "Tapestry" over by, say, IBM and rebranding it as "IBM Web Presentation Objects" (or something) would be laughable ... and even if it did happen, I think it would still be good for Tapestry, which is good for me, and good for the Tapestry community. True open source forks are really rare and look more like a straw man argument than a real consideration.