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From David Jencks <david_jen...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Yoko - A CORBA Server Sub-Project
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2006 16:39:10 GMT
+1
david jencks

On Jan 25, 2006, at 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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