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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "TrafficServerProposal" by LeifHedstrom
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2009 03:20:23 GMT
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The following page has been changed by LeifHedstrom:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TrafficServerProposal

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   * Fast.
  
  == Background ==
- Traffic Server is a piece of software initially acquired by Yahoo! from Inktomi. The software
has been actively developed and used at Yahoo for the last three years, and we're now getting
ready to OpenSource this project.
+ Traffic Server is a piece of software initially acquired by Yahoo! from Inktomi. The software
has been actively developed and used at Yahoo for the last three years, and we're now getting
ready to Open Source this project.
  
  == Rationale ==
- Open Sourcing Traffic Server is an important step for us to move this software to the next
level. We believe that building an active developer community will allow us to improve and
extend the server far beyond anything we can do in a closed source environment.
+ Traffic Server fills a need to provide fast, extensible and scalable HTTP proxy and caching.
We provide a proven piece of software, that can deliver HTTP content at high rates, and that
can scale well on modern SMP hardware. Traffic Server has a rich feature set, implementing
most of HTTP/1.1 to the RFC specifications.
  
  == Initial goals ==
+ The the initial goal is to build a community of developers, and users, of the Traffic Server
software.
  
  == Current Status ==
  
  === Meritocracy ===
+ Meritocracy is one of the fundamental reasons why we want to Open Source Traffic Server
to begin with. Building an active developer community is a critical goal, attracting active
and skilled developers that are willing to contribute is vital
  
  === Community ===
+ Our hope is that our existing code, features and capabilities will attract a large community
of both developers and users. We know that several developers who have previously worked on
the code are looking forward to participate in the Open Source efforts.
  
  === Core Developers ===
   * Leif Hedstrom <leif at yahoo-inc.com>
@@ -37, +40 @@

   * Dima Ruban <dima at yahoo-inc.com>
  
  === Alignment ===
+ Yahoo! is already a contributor to the Apache Foundation, and it's easier and safer for
us to stick to one Open Source partner. We are already familiar with the ASF process, and
we know it provides everything we need and require to be successful.
  
  == Known Risks ==
  
@@ -47, +51 @@

  Most participants are active users and contributors to open source. Leif is a committer
at Mozilla (although, no longer active).
  
  === Homogeneous Developers ===
+ The current list of committers are members of the Yahoo developer team only. The hope is
that we can quickly attract new members, either people just interested in the technology,
or people familiar with the code base from previous employments.
  
  === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
+ All initial committers are salaried employees of Y!.
  
  === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
+ None, except other Y! Open Source efforts that are members of the Apache Foundation (e.g.
Hadoop).
  
  === An excessive fascination with the Apache brand ===
  Our decision to apply to the ASF is simple - Y! has already contributed several projects
to the ASF, and it's convenient and appropriate for us to stick to one Open Source organization
for these efforts.
@@ -65, +72 @@

  All TS code is fully owned by Yahoo! Inc, and we're finalizing all the legal paperwork around
releasing it as Open Source, under the Apache license. We've hired an external entity to do
full code review of all source files, to assure it's not tainted.
  
  == External Dependencies ==
+ Traffic Server have no external dependencies, other than standard libraries like BDB, OpenSSL,
TCL, STL, glibc and expat.
  
  == Cryptography ==
  Traffic Server uses OpenSSL to implement HTTPS support. There is no other cryptographic
code in the source tree.

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