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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Incubator Wiki] New: ApolloProposal
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2004 21:02:46 GMT
cvs@incubator.apache.org wrote:
>    Date: 2004-11-08T07:09:12
>    Editor: SteveForsyth <steve.forsyth@hp.com>
>    Wiki: Incubator Wiki
>    Page: ApolloProposal
>    URL: http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ApolloProposal
> 
>    no comment
> 
> New Page:
> 
> = PROJECT PROPOSAL =
> 
> Apollo: A WS-Resource``Framework Reference Implementation
> 
> A proposal for a reference implementation of the Web Services Resource Framework family
of specifications.
> 
> = RATIONALE =
> 
> The current Apache WS-FX subproject located under the Web Services project 
> (http://ws.apache.org/) has been tasked to provide functionality useful in
> the development of Web services following the set of WS-* specifications.
> 
> This proposal is to further the state of the art within that subproject by
> adding to the number of supported WS-* specifications.  
> 
> The rationale for Hewlett-Packard and Globus to contribute to this open-source effort
is
> to help further the adoption of the WS-* specifications as well as higher-level
> specifications such as WSDM MuWS and WS-Notifications.
> 
> = SCOPE OF SUBPROJECTS =
> 
> Currently, the scope is to include Axis/Java support for the following WS-Resource Framework
family of
> specifications. These include: 
> 
>  * WS-Resource``Properties
>  * WS-Resource``Lifetime
>  * WS-Base``Faults
>  * WS-Service``Groups
>  * WS-Resource``Metadata``Descriptor (Future)
> 
> This proposal is to build a subproject called Apollo to encompass these specifications
under the 
> WS-FX subproject umbrella.
> 
> = FEATURES =
> 
>  * Exposure of resource properties and property change notifications for a Web service.
>  * Code generation from WS-RF compliant WSDL.
>  * Runtime support for for Web service implementations of WS-RF specfication.
> 
> = PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS =
> 
>  * Stateful Web services.
>  * Web Services Distributed Management, Management using Web Services (MuWS) compliant
Web services.
>  * Grid services.	
> 
> = INITIAL SOURCE =
> 
> Both HP and Globus have existing WS-ResourceFramework implementations to support their
respective 
> projects - WSDM MuWS and the Globus Toolkit. The starting point source code for this
project will 
> be a combination of source code from both HP and Globus. The HP WS-RF source code will
initially 
> reside in the new Muse project, since it is currently an integrated part of that project.
> 
> = RESOURCES TO BE CREATED =
> 
> CVS Repository
> Bugzilla
> Mailing Lists
> Official Build Systems
> 
> = CRITERIA =
> 
> The product developers have examined the guidelines that govern Jakarta
> 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 projects under the Apache License
> umbrella.
> 
> While the proposed projects do not enjoy an active community, they certainly
> have a high potential for doing so.  Examining the authors of the WS-*
> 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.  This proposal should also
> be able to tap into the already existing community for the WS-FX subproject.
> 
> HP and Globus are committed to building a strong community around the proposed projects.
> 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
> maintained.
> 
> The core set of intial developers have experience in using open source products
> (particularly Jakarta projects).  Two of the core developers are actively involved
> in the WS-FX WS-Addressing project.
> 
> 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 WS-ResourceProperties
> implementation requires usage of one of the current WS-FX subprojects
> (WS-Addressing).  Therefore, this proposal aligns nicely with existing Apache
> projects.
> 
> = AVOIDING THE WARNING SIGNS =
> 
> This proposal is not the result of an orphaned or abandoned HP/Globus-internal
> project.  On the contrary, the proposed projects will help assist HP and Glbous in
> furthering their current long-term goals of promoting technology needed to
> support its vision of the Adaptive Enterprise and Grid Computing.
> 
> 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.
> 
> = COMMITTERS =
> 
>  * Sal Campana (HP)
>  * Jarek Gower (Argonne National Lab)
>  * John Mazzitelli (HP)
>  * Sam Meder (Argonne National Lab)
>  * Bill Reichardt (HP)
>  * Ian Springer (HP)
> 
> = PROPOSED APACHE SPONSOR =
> 
> Web Services WS-FX sub-project.
> 
> = CHAMPION =
> 
> Davanum Srinivas (dims@yahoo.com)
> 
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-- 
Stefano.


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