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From Jan Bartel <j...@mortbay.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Yoko - A CORBA Server Sub-Project
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2006 11:18:38 GMT
+1

Jan


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-CGjvpbf++tc@public.gmane.org
> * Alan Cabrera (Simula Labs), 
> adc-1oDqGaOF3Lkdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.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-CE4Nse2DsZxg9hUCZPvPmw@public.gmane.org - 
> Member of Geronimo PMC
> * David Jencks (IBM) - Member of Geronimo PMC
> * Anders Hessellund Jensen (Trifork), 
> ahj-lAHCV1LBZ79BDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org
> * Prasad Kosuru (IONA), prasadarao.kosuru-CGjvpbf++tc@public.gmane.org
> * Lars K├╝hne (OpenORB), lakuehne-zqRNUXuvxA0b1SvskN2V4Q@public.gmane.org
> * Trustin Lee (1noon.com), 
> trustin-1oDqGaOF3Lkdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org - Member of Directory 
> PMC and Felix PPMC
> * Rick McGuire (IBM), rickmcg-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org
> * Darren Middleman (IONA), darrenmiddleman-CGjvpbf++tc@public.gmane.org
> * Edell Nolan (IONA), edell.nolan-CGjvpbf++tc@public.gmane.org
> * Conrad O'Dea (IONA), Conrad.ODea-CGjvpbf++tc@public.gmane.org
> * Dion Picco (IONA), dion.picco-CGjvpbf++tc@public.gmane.org
> * Andy Piper (BEA), andyp-2Tjm5za6O7k@public.gmane.org
> * Jeppe Sommer (Trifork), jeppe-lAHCV1LBZ79BDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org
> * Adi Sakala (IONA), adi.sakala-CGjvpbf++tc@public.gmane.org
> * Dain Sundstrom (IBM) dain-1oDqGaOF3Lkdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org - 
> Member of Geronimo PMC and JDO Committer
> * Kresten Krab Thorup (Trifork), 
> krab-lAHCV1LBZ79BDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org
> * David Weir (IONA), david.weir-CGjvpbf++tc@public.gmane.org
> 
> 
> = 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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