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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Yoko - A CORBA Server Sub-Project
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2006 15:43:34 GMT
+1

Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
> +1
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Alan
> 
> On 1/25/2006 11:37 AM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
> 
>> = PROJECT PROPOSAL =
>>
>> Yoko, a CORBA Server.
>>
>> This proposal outlines the creation of a Geronimo sub-project within
>> the Apache Software Foundation.
>>
>> = RATIONALE =
>>
>> The current Apache Geronimo project (http://geronimo.apache.org/) is
>> in great need of a CORBA ORB that is not tied into a particular
>> vendor's JVM and version.
>>
>> This proposal is to build a compliant OMG CORBA server.
>>
>> A set of leading vendors in this space are joining together to
>> contribute code and developer resources for this project. We expect it
>> to be a major success.
>>
>> = INITIAL SOURCE =
>>
>> IONA and Trifork will contribute core pieces of the source. IONA
>> source will open source an
>> ORB and IIOP transport, and will provide the call chain utilizing
>> Celtix jars. The project will
>> then expose the transport via a dynamic API that is XMLShema based and
>> can be bound to JAX-B,
>> XMLBean, Geronimo, Tuscany or any implementation. As a side benefit
>> the XMLShema API will also be able to support other transports and
>> binding through configuration.
>>
>> The developer community will take that code as input and produce the
>> best possible CORBA server.
>>
>> = RESOURCES TO BE CREATED =
>>
>> * SVN Repository
>> * Jira
>> * Mailing Lists
>> * Official Build Systems
>>
>> = AVOIDING THE WARNING SIGNS =
>>
>> == Orphaned products: ==
>>
>> The CORBA Server will be a part of Geronimo and under heavy active
>> development.
>>
>> == Inexperience with open source: ==
>>
>> Many of the current committers have experience working with open
>> source projects and communities and the leaders of this project are
>> long time ASF contributors. We do not expect any difficulty in
>> executing under normal meritocracy rules.
>>
>> == Homogenous developers: ==
>>
>> There are developers from various companies: Chutnoon, IBM, IONA,
>> LogicBlaze, Trifork, and Simula Labs.
>>
>> == No ties to other Apache products: ==
>>
>> The CORBA server intends to be a sub-project of Geronimo.  Other
>> Apache projects such as Harmony could also use the ORB.
>>
>> == A fascination with the Apache brand: ==
>>
>> A CORBA ORB that is not tied to a particular vendor's JVM is critical
>> for the Geronimo project.
>>
>> The contributors are leading vendors in this space. There is no risk
>> of any of the usual warning signs of orphaned or abandoned code.
>>
>> = Initial COMMITTERS =
>>
>> * David Blevins (IBM) - Member of Geronimo PMC and Axis Committer
>> * Balaji Bravi (IONA), Balaji.MosurRavi@iona.com
>> * Alan Cabrera (Simula Labs), adc@apache.org - Member of Geronimo PMC
>> and Directory Committer
>> * Hiram Chirino (LogicBlaze)  - Member of Geronimo PMC
>> * Jeff Genender (Virtuas) - Member of Geronimo PMC
>> * Matt Hogstrom (IBM), matt@hogstrom.org - Member of Geronimo PMC
>> * David Jencks (IBM) - Member of Geronimo PMC
>> * Anders Hessellund Jensen (Trifork), ahj@trifork.com
>> * Prasad Kosuru (IONA), prasadarao.kosuru@iona.com
>> * Lars K├╝hne (OpenORB), lakuehne@t-online.de
>> * Trustin Lee (1noon.com), trustin@apache.org - Member of Directory
>> PMC and Felix PPMC
>> * Rick McGuire (IBM), rickmcg@gmail.com
>> * Darren Middleman (IONA), darrenmiddleman@iona.com
>> * Edell Nolan (IONA), edell.nolan@iona.com
>> * Conrad O'Dea (IONA), Conrad.ODea@iona.com
>> * Dion Picco (IONA), dion.picco@iona.com
>> * Andy Piper (BEA), andyp@bea.com
>> * Jeppe Sommer (Trifork), jeppe@trifork.com
>> * Adi Sakala (IONA), adi.sakala@iona.com
>> * Dain Sundstrom (IBM) dain@apache.org - Member of Geronimo PMC and
>> JDO Committer
>> * Kresten Krab Thorup (Trifork), krab@trifork.com
>> * David Weir (IONA), david.weir@iona.com
>>
>>
>> = PROPOSED APACHE SPONSOR =
>>
>> The Geronimo PMC has voted to accept this project into the Geronimo
>> project upon successful incubation.
>>
>> = MENTORS =
>>
>> * James Strachan
>>
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