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From Morgan Delagrange <mdela...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [RESULT][VOTE][PROPOSAL] proposal for the axion database sub-project
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 16:15:34 GMT
I'll be an incubation mentor, no problemo.

- Morgan

--- Rodney Waldhoff <rwaldhoff@apache.org> wrote:
> With 4 binding +1s (Thomas Mahler, Rodney Waldhoff,
> John McNally, Geir
> Magnusson), this proposal has been approved by a 3/4
> majority of the DB
> PMC, as required by
> <http://db.apache.org/newproject.html>
> 
> The next step, according to
>
<http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Entry+to+Incubation%0D%0A>,
> is for the DB PMC to nominate one or more "mentors"
> for the incubation
> process.  At least one of these mentors must be an
> ASF member, and then
> forward all of this info to the incubator PMC for
> their approval.
> 
> If I remember correctly, Jason volunteered to act as
> this mentor at one
> point (although I can't seem to find the email right
> now), but I think
> he's currently mentoring another incubating project
> as well, so I don't
> know if he still has the time/interest to take on
> another.  Failing that,
> as I've mentioned before, both James and Morgan are
> active axion
> committers and ASF members as well, if either of
> those folks wanted to
> step up to the plate.  Otherwise the DB PMC will
> have to pick someone, I
> suppose.
> 
> It is my hope and more or less my expectation that
> axion should move
> through the incubator in a matter of weeks rather
> than months.  I should
> hope it is largely a matter of ensuring any axion
> committers who aren't
> already apache committers get a signed CLA on file,
> moving the cvs
> repository over, and making sure everything has got
> an ASF licence on top.
> I don't think "incubator mentor for axion" will be a
> long term
> commitment, and shouldn't be too much work.  I'll be
> more than happy to
> help push the process along.  As before, there is a
> basic work plan at
>
<http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=689>.
> 
> On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, 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.
> >
> > 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.
> >
> 
> -- 
> - Rod <http://radio.weblogs.com/0122027/>


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Morgan Delagrange
http://jakarta.apache.org/commons
http://axion.tigris.org

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