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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "OpenWebBeansProposal" by GurkanErdogdu
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2008 20:38:54 GMT
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= OpenWebBeans, Web Beans Container Implementation =

=== Abstract ===

Open Web Beans will be an ASL-licensed implementation of the Web Beans Specification which
is defined as JSR-299. .

=== Proposal ===

Web Beans specification is an effort for defining stateful, contextual component models and
its management for the enterprise applications that run on the JEE 6.0 containers. It is a
big step that it unifies the EJB (Enterprise Java Beans) and JSF (Java Server Faces) standart
component models easily with simplifying the complex programming model from the developer
perspective. Currently there is no standart based approach for integrating EJB session beans
as a JSF based managed bean. Moreover, EJB does not define any contextual component model.
Developer is responsible for managing all the lifecycle of the
EJB components. Web Beans provides the management and lifecycle of the components within the
container with a standart fashion. It uses the Java 5.0 annotation capability to further easing
the configuration efforts.

Altough Web Beans simplifies the EJB programming model within the enterprise projects, it
could also be used outside of the JEE containers, such as Apache Tomcat with its powerful
component and context model. 

Open Web Beans Project is responsible for implementing the runtime container contract for
the Web Beans specification. Besides of the implementation, Open Web Beans Project will implement
the core built-in components that further simplifies the developer complex interactions with
other JEE specific enterprise operations. For example, it defines the JMS (Java Messaging
Service) Web Beans Component used for enterprise messaging, Logging Component for logging,
Security Component for security etc.

=== Background ===

The development of this project is started by the individual developer as an open source project
that is hosted on the sourceforge. Using the Open Web Beans project, enterprise developers
unifies the EJB and JSF technlogies together easily. Neither of these standarts solves the
all problems of the JEE environment. Whiles the EJB components solves the security, transactions,
concurrency and scalability problems, JSF defines the web-tier presentation framework with
its graphical component models, events and managed bean facility. 

Web Beans enables the developers to unify these component models easily within well defined
semantics. Applications that uses the Open Web Beans Project may get more advanced context
and component model provided by the project.

=== Rationale ===

Current Web Beans specificatin is in the EDR (Early Draft Review) level now, and no reference
implementation is available yet. Introducing the early implementation of the specification
to the enterprise community with using other Apache related projects, such as Open EJB, Open
JPA and MyFaces, will attract a diverse community. Moreover, Open Web Beans will work closely
with the other Apache projects such that it depends on the Open EJB, Open JPA and My Faces.
Moreover, Geronimo will include it as a Web Beans Container when it implements JEE 6.0 specification
as a runtime environment in which Web Beans executes. 

Current Web Beans specification may be used in the JEE 5.0 environment. Its very powerful
type safe and EL component model injection mechanisms and other very useful stuffs could attracts
the community that will use it in their current enterprise projects.

=== Initial Goals ===

The initial goals of the Open Web Beans Project are

 * Fully implement the JSR-299 specification.
 * Attracts a community around the current code base.
 * Active relationship with the other dependent projects to further develop some useful Web
Beans Components.

== Current Status ==

=== Meritocracy ===

Initial developer of the project is familiar with the meritocracy principles of Apache. He
knows that the open source gets power from its great developers and freedom. He also developed
some other open source projects. We will follow the normal meritocracy rules also with other
potential contributors.

=== Community ===

There is a great community within the Open EJB, Open JPA, Geronimo and MyFaces Apache projects.
Open Web Beans project is very related with these projects and in the some cases, it enhances
these projects. We are thinking that Open Web Beans project gets strong community because
it simplifies and unifies the using of these projects. It simplifies the developer effort
for building complex enterprise applications. 

=== Core Developers ===

Open Web Beans project has been developing by the open source developer Gurkan Erdogdu as
a sole contributor.

=== Alignment ===

Open Web Beans project will be a candidate for use in Geronimo AS as a default Web Beans Container.
Other projects could benefit from the Open Web Beans project as a general purpose component
and context management. 

Open Web Beans project is closely aligned with the Open EJB, Open JPA and MyFaces projects
perfectly. It depends on these projects to satisfy its requirements.

== Known Risks ==

=== Orphaned products ===

Even if the initial committer of the project has no plan to leave the active development,
it must necessary to get other committers for the project. So that it less dependent on the
single developer. The source code of the project is well documented and new committers could
easily grasp the details. Initial committer continues to support actively this project.

=== Inexperience with Open Source ===

Initial developer have worked on open source project before, including the JBoss Cache IDE
while committer as the JBoss IDE.

=== Homogeneous Developers ===

Altough the initial committer of the project is single, developer team may be increased within
the active project lifecycle from the different locations.

=== Reliance on Salaried Developers ===

Project currently has no salaried developers. All the commitment is done by the volunteer

=== Relationships with Other Apache Products ===

Open Web Beans will likely be used in the Geronimo and Apache Tomcat. It also requires Open
JPA, Open EJB and MyFaces.

=== An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===

Open Web Beans project initial committer is the strong supporter of the open source projects.
Initial committer of the project thinks that ASF has great place that provides wider colloboration
and support of the open source project and it respects meritrocracy. Also, Open Web Beans
project is embraced by the Geronimo and other Apache projects. Open Web Beans project is closely
related with the some of the other Apache projects.

== Documentation ==

Currently there is no documentation about the project. But the all the source code is well

== Initial Source ==

The source for Open Web Beans project that is to be imported is currently within the project
at SourceForge, and is all ASL2.0 licensed.

== External Dependencies ==

All dependencies have Apache compatible licenses. These include BSD and CDDL licensed dependencies.

== Required Resources ==

Mailing lists


Subversion Directory


Issue Tracking


Other Resources

 * Wiki

== Initial Committers ==

|| '''Name'''        || '''Email'''                              || '''CLA'''        ||
|| Gurkan Erdogdu   || gurkanerdogdu at yahoo dot com || no              ||

== Sponsors ==


 * Matthias Wessendorf (matzew at apache dot org)

Nominated Mentors

 * Kevan Miller (kevan dot miller at gmail dot com)

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