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From Brian McCallister <mccallis...@forthillcompany.com>
Subject Re: incubation requirements for axion at apache db?
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2003 14:15:50 GMT
I was wondering when this would happen.

I *think* entrance route is through the incubator with the intended  
exit into the db pmc.

-Brian

On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 08:53 AM, Rodney Waldhoff wrote:

> Axion (<http://axion.tigris.org/>) is a Java-based relational database
> engine that was among the set of "seed projects" named in the proposal  
> for
> Apache DB (<http://db.apache.org/pmc/initial-proposal.txt>).
>
> The Axion team is considering moving to the Apache DB project, and
> depending upon the source, there seem to be some conflicting reports on
> what exactly that will entail.
>
> The Apache DB bylaws (<http://db.apache.org/management.html>) and
> subproject submission guidelines  
> (<http://db.apache.org/newproject.html>)
> state that a subproject must be approved by a 3/4 majority Apache DB  
> PMC.
> They make no mention of the Apache Incubator project, nor of any  
> specific
> incubation process.
>
> (Similarly, by the way, for the Jakarta project bylaws and subproject
> submission guidelines.)
>
> Pages on the Incubator site (e.g.,
> <http://incubator.apache.org/process.html>), seem to place the  
> incubator
> in a central role in the sub-project adoption process, although the
> precise process to be followed is apparently neither "complete [n]or
> completely authoritative".
>
> The Axion team would like to understand precisely what the incubation
> requirements and process, if any, is necessary for a move to the  
> Apache DB
> project.
>
> A draft proposal for Axion at Apache DB follows.  It includes some
> additional background material.
>
> - Rod <http://radio.weblogs.com/0122027/>
>
> --------------
> Proposal for Creating an Axion sub-project within the Apache DB Project
>
> (0) Rationale and Consideration of Sub-Project Criteria
>
> Axion is a relational database engine currently developed and released
> under an Apache/BSD-like license.
>
> While it has not yet had a formal 1.0 release, Axion is not a new  
> project.
> Axion has had three binary "milestone" releases, the first of which was
> released over a year ago (9 July 2002) [1].  The project has been under
> active development since early 2002 [2] and has shown regular and  
> diverse
> growth in both the development and user communities.
>
> The Axion team has operated under meritocratic guidelines [3] similar  
> to
> and derived from those of the ASF since its inception.
>
> The Axion project has strong personal ties to the Apache community.   
> Many,
> indeed most members of the Axion community are contributors or  
> committers
> to one or more ASF projects, serve on one or more ASF PMCs or are ASF
> members. [4]
>
> The Axion project has strong technical ties to the Apache community.
> Axion uses several ASF libraries [5], and as a project, has contributed
> code back to those libraries where appropriate [6].  Some existing ASF
> projects use or support Axion currently, others have expressed an  
> interest
> in doing so (notably the Apache Directory Project).
>
> Similarly, many current ASF projects could advantage of a robust,
> ASF-licensed Java database engine and there several projects with which
> Axion could collaborate on infrastructural components.
>
> (1) Scope
>
> The project will create and maintain a (primarily relational) database
> engine and related utilities, to be distributed under an ASF-license.
>
> (2) Initial Source
>
> The initial source of the project will be the material currently  
> available
> from <http://axion.tigris.org/>. This source is currently available  
> under
> an ASF-style license, and the community has elected to migrate to an  
> ASF
> license.
>
> (3) Apache DB Resources to be Created
>
> (3.1) Mailing Lists
>
> * axion-dev@db.apache.org
> * axion-user@db.apache.org
>
> (perhaps others as needed)
>
> (3.2) Version Control Repository
>
> * cvs/db-axion on cvs.apache.org
>
> (3.3) Web Site
>
> * http://db.apache.org/axion/
>
> (3.4) Other
>
> Issue tracking (bugzilla), email archive (eyebrowse), etc. entries as
> appropriate.
>
> (4) Initial Set of Committers
>
> The initial set of committers will the same as that of the Axion  
> project
> at Tigris at the time of the move. See
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectMemberList>.
>
> (A) End Notes
>
> [1] <http://axion.tigris.org/releases/index.html>
> [2] <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/SummarizeList?listName=cvs>
> [3] <http://axion.tigris.org/guidelines.html>
> [4] Compare those with the "Developer" role or stronger at
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectMemberList>, or the list at
> <http://axion.tigris.org/unbranded-source/browse/*checkout*/axion/ 
> LICENSE.txt?rev=HEAD>
> with <http://www.apache.org/~jim/committers.html>
> [5] Currently Axion uses 8 external libraries when you include required
> and optional build, test and run-time dependencies. Of these, 6 are ASF
> libraries (Ant, Jakarta-Commons-Codec, Jakarta-Commons-Collections,
> Jakarta-Commons-Logging, Jakarta-Regexp, Maven).
> [6] Most notably, the org.apache.commons.collections.primitives.*  
> package,
> which was initially developed within Axion then contributed to
> Jakarta-Commons, although there have been other less substantial
> enhancements and contributions.
> ---------------
>
>



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