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Subject [Incubator Wiki] New: MuseProposal
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2004 15:04:48 GMT
   Date: 2004-11-08T07:04:48
   Editor: SteveForsyth <>
   Wiki: Incubator Wiki
   Page: MuseProposal

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Muse - A Web Services subproject to provide a reference implementation of the OASIS 
Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) Management using Web Services (MuWS) specification.


Muse will provide an open-source reference implementation of the WSDM MuWS specification.

The reference implementation will be based on Axis/Java. The WSDM MuWS specification enables
management of IT resources using Web services.

The rationale for Hewlett-Packard to contribute to this open-source effort is to help further

the adoption of the WSDM specifications, and related WS-* specifications, of which HP are


Currently, the scope of this project is to include Axis based support for the OASIS Web Services

Distributed Management Management Using Web Services specification.

MuWS is dependent on the following WS-* specifications: 

  * 1. WS-Addressing (already supported by the WS-FX subproject)
  * 2. WS-Resource Framework
    * 2.1 WS-Resource``Properties
    * 2.2 WS-Resource``Lifetime
    * 2.3 WS-Base``Faults
    * 2.4 WS-Service``Groups
  * 3. WS-Notifications
    * 3.1 WS-Base``Notifications
    * 3.2 WS-Topics

This proposal is to build a subproject called Muse to encompass the WSDM MuWS specification
under the Web Services project. 
The initial Muse code base contains an embedded implementation of the required WS-* specifications.

However, the goal is to also begin work on each WS-* specification required by MuWS as subprojects
of WS-FX. 
Once these efforts are stabilized Muse will be refactored to these implementations. 
Separate project proposals have been submitted for these WS-* efforts (see Apollo and Hermes
project proposals).

- Code generation from WSDM MuWS compliant WSDL.
- Runtime support for Web service implementations of WSDM MuWS specfication.
- Discovery and Advertising of WSDM MuWS compliant Web services.


- Web Services Distributed Management, Management of Web Services (MoWS)
- Distributed Management Task Force's WS-CIM specification (CIM over SOAP).
- Anything you want to expose to Management clients via Web services. 


HP will donate the initial source code for this project. This source code represents a fully
reference implementation for the WSDM MuWS .5 specification. The source code will include
Maven scripts that
can produce a binary and source distribution.  The source code was initially written with
donation to Apache
in mind so most typical Apache programming practices were adopted. As part of the evaluation
of this project
for acceptance by Apache HP will make available the source and binary distributions.


CVS Repository
Mailing Lists
Official Build Systems


The product developers have examined the guidelines that govern Apache
subprojects and it has been determined that they can and will be adhered to
during the lifetime of the propsed projects.  Hewlett-Packard has committed to
releasing the code related to the proposed project under the Apache License

While the proposed project does not enjoy an active community, they certainly
have a high potential for doing so.  Examining the authors of the WSDM
specifications that this proposal plans to support shows that such a potential
exists.  In addition, the specifications may also garner support not only from
the organizations represented by the authors but also from those organizations
following OASIS recommendations and specifications (note that OASIS is the
organization hosting the WSDM specification work).  This proposal should also
be able to tap into the already existing community for the Web Services subprojects.

HP is committed to building a strong community around the proposed project.
As part of the initial population of the initial incubation projects, the
committers will supply example code, build and run ANT scripts as well as
"trailmap" tutorials.  This documentation should help bring new members up to
speed as to the current functionality of the code and how it is organized and

The bulk of the libraries used by the initial incubator code heavily rely on
Apache libraries (log4j, Xml``Beans, Axis, et. al.) as well as another open
source library (wsdl4j).  A core piece of the implementation requires usage of one of the
WS-FX subprojects (WS-Addressing).  Therefore, this proposal aligns nicely with existing 
Apache Web Services sub-projects.


This proposal is not the result of an orphaned or abandoned HP-internal
project.  On the contrary, the proposed project will help assist HP in
furthering its current long-term goals of promoting technology needed to
support its vision of the Adaptive Enterprise.

All of the current committers have experience working with open source projects
and communities; we have a committer on another open source project and others
have activily participated in other open source initiatives.

Unfortunately, the current list of committers in this proposal are homogenous
in the sense they all work for Hewlett-Packard.  However, it should be noted
that other companies/individuals will be recruited to help develop the projects
once incubation has begun; particularly those currently involved in the
development of the OASIS WSDM specifications.  Because the basis of the
proposed projects lie within the scope of OASIS specifications, it can be
assumed that those companies/individuals working on those specifications would
also be interested in developing implementations for those specifications.
Hewlett-Packard is merely taking the lead in beginning the incubation process.
HP welcomes any and all willing participants into the proposed projects.


 * Sal Campana (HP)
 * Steve Forsyth (HP)
 * John Mazzitelli (HP)
 * Bill Reichardt (HP)
 * Ian Springer (HP)


Web Services Project


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