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From Thomas Mahler <thm...@web.de>
Subject Re: [VOTE][PROPOSAL] proposal for the axion database sub-project
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2003 20:29:49 GMT
Hi all,

Rodney Waldhoff wrote:
> As has been long discussed here and elsewhere, the following is a proposal
> for migrating the Axion database project to Apache DB.

+1

I'm happy to see Axion as a part of the db project!

Thomas
(db.apache.org PMC member)

> 
> If approved by the Apache DB PMC, it is our understanding that Axion will
> then enter the incubation process.  We suggest Jason van Zyl be named the
> "champion" or "sponsoring individual" (or whatever we're calling it these
> days) since he is an Axion committer, an Apache DB PMC member, an ASF
> member and has volunteered for the job, although a number of Axion
> committers are also ASF members and hence would meet the incubator's
> "champion" criteria.
> 
> Non-normatively, there is working draft of how we expect this migration to
> proceed available at
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=698>.
> 
> =========================================
> 
> 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
> 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. [7]
> 
> (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 following is the current set of committers to Axion at Tigris.
> 
> * Ahimanikya Satapathy (tigris id: ahimanikya)
> * Chuck Burdick (tigris id: cburdick)
> * David Pekarek Krohn (tigris id: dkrohn)
> * Daniel Rall (tigris id: dlr, apache id: dlr)
> * Doug Sale (tigris id: dsale, apache id: dsale)
> * Geir Magnusson Jr. (tigris id: geir, apache id: geirm)
> * James Burke (tigris id: jburke)
> * James Strachan (tigris id: jstrachan, apache id: jstrachan)
> * Jason van Zyl (tigris id: jvanzyl, apache id: jvanzyl)
> * Morgan Delagrange (tigris id: morgand, apache id: morgand)
> * Martin Poeschl (tigris id: mpoeschl, apache id: mpoeschl)
> * Rodney Waldhoff (tigris id: rwald, apache id: rwaldhoff)
> * Steve Polyak (tigris id: spolyak)
> 
> Each of these folks an "inactive" or "emeritus" committer to Axion at
> Apache DB.  An "inactive" committer may become "active" by (1) submitting
> a signed CLA
> (<http://incubator.apache.org/forms/ASF_Contributor_License_2_form.pdf>)
> to the ASF, if they haven't already and (2) notifying the Axion dev list
> of their intention to become active.
> 
> (A) End Notes and Links
> 
> [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> 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 commons-primitives component,
> which was initially developed within Axion then contributed to
> Jakarta-Commons, although there have been other less substantial
> enhancements and contributions.
> 
> [7] See <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=697>,
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/BrowseList?list=dev&by=thread&from=131142>
> and others.
> 


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