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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Make Yoko core orb a Yoko subproject.
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2007 14:52:38 GMT

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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