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From Bruce Snyder <bruce.sny...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Yoko - A CORBA Server Sub-Project
Date Fri, 27 Jan 2006 06:20:21 GMT
On 1/25/06, Alan D. Cabrera <list@toolazydogs.com> 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

+1 from me! I like the name ;-).

Bruce
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