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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Make Yoko core orb a Yoko subproject.
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2007 15:02:53 GMT

On Dec 6, 2007, at 9:43 AM, Rick McGuire wrote:

> The discussion thread has been out there long enough for comment,  
> and those who have responded appear positive about the prospect.  I  
> think it's time to put this to a vote.  The full proposal from Matt  
> Hogstrom is attached at the end, but the basic proposal we're voting  
> on implementing in Geronimo is:
> 1)  Accept the Yoko core modules (corba spec, corba core  
> implemenation, rmi spec and rmi implementation) as a subproject of  
> Geronimo.
> 2)  The Yoko subproject will be maintained as a stand-alone  
> component so it can be used by Harmony as well as Geronimo.
> 3)  Lars Kuhn, Alexey Petrenko, and Darren Middleman be invited to  
> join the Geronimo project as commiters so that they may continue  
> contributing to the Yoko ORB.
> This is a single vote on the entire proposal (accepting the code and  
> inviting the commiters).
> [ ] +1 Implement the Yoko ORB subproject in Geronimo as proposed  
> above.
> [ ] 0 No opinion
> [ ] -1 Do not implement the Yoko subproject as proposed.
> Only PMC member's votes are binding, but we invite anybody in the  
> community to speak up and vote on this.
> Since the vote runs over the weekend, I'll conclude it at 10::00  
> Eastern time on Monday.
> Rick
> Matt's full proposal presented to the Yoko project:
> The members of project yoko have been considering the future of Yoko  
> as a project.  There have been several milestones delivered and the  
> project is used by other ASF projects.   The project is not as  
> active as other ASF projects and it makes sense to move the code  
> from Yoko to other projects.  The Yoko team has the following  
> proposal for your consideration.
> Proposed Code Donation from Project Yoko to Apache CXF and Apache  
> Geronimo
> The Yoko community has been successful in delivering several  
> milestones of the ORB implementation while in the Apache Incubator.   
> These milestones are used by other Apache projects (namely Geronimo  
> and Harmony) to support their releases.  The WebServices bindings  
> are dependent on CXF.  The Yoko community has decided that the Yoko  
> project does not have quite the momentum to carry itself as an  
> independent project but has sufficient value for other projects for  
> them to consider receiving the code and committers for that code- 
> base as sub-projects.  Since the code under consideration is used by  
> Apache Geronimo, Apache CXF and Apache Harmony the movement of the  
> code should continue to allow for independent releases so the code  
> can be easily shared with other dependent projects.
> The proposed division is:
> yoko-spec-corba - this is the org.omg interface classes.
> rmi-spec - this is the javax.rmi spec implementation
> core - This is the actual ORB implementation.
> rmi-impl - This is the implementation of the RMIIIOP support.
> These modules are also used by Harmony.
> In addition to the code we propose that the following committers in  
> Apache Yoko be accepted as committers in Apache Geronimo given their  
> demonstration of delivering code, creating releases and functioning  
> as a community.  Those noted with asterisks are already Geronimo  
> committers.
> Continued involvement with the core:
> Rick McGuire *
> David Jencks *
> Alan Cabrera  *
> Lars Kuhne
> Alexey Petrenko
> Darren Middleman
> The remainder of the modules in Yoko are part of the webservices  
> support and are independent of the underlying ORB implementation.
> api -- interface classes used for the web services support.
> bindings -- code to implement the CORBA-Web services bindings.
> tools -- tools for generation WSDL and IDL for the bindings
> maven-plugin -- some maven plugins that can use the tools for  
> generating binding-related build artifacts.  None of the maven- 
> plugin code is used by the ORB.
> There is also a distribution directory with some sample  
> applications.  One set of samples demonstrates using the core ORB,  
> the other set is for WebServices.  We recommend that the  
> distribution directory should move to Apache CXF as the webservices  
> examples use the orb samples to bind them as web services.  Since  
> Apache Geronimo's only use of CORBA is for exporting EJBs, these  
> samples are not particularly valuable for Geronimo.
> The Yoko community did not have any committers that expressed an  
> interest in continuing work on these bindings.  As such, only the  
> code would be moving to apache CXF.

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