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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "CloudStackProposal" by BrettPorter
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2012 23:25:17 GMT
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The "CloudStackProposal" page has been changed by BrettPorter:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/CloudStackProposal?action=diff&rev1=11&rev2=12

  = Initial Goals =
  The CloudStack project has two initial goals after the proposal is accepted and the incubation
has begun.
  
- The Cloudstack Project’s first goal is to ensure that the CloudStack source includes only
third party code that is licensed under the Apache Software License or open source licenses
that are approved by the ASF for use in ASF projects.  The CloudStack Project has begun the
process of removing third party code that is not licensed under an ASF approved license. 
This is an ongoing process that will continue into the incubation period.  Third party code
contributed to CloudStack under the CloudStack contribution agreement was assigned to Cloud.com
in exchange for distributing CloudStack under GPLv3.  The CloudStack project has begun the
process of amending the previous CloudStack contribution agreements to obtain consent from
existing contributors to change the CloudStack project’s license.  In the event that an
existing contributor does not consent to this change, the project is prepared to remove that
contributor’s code.  Additionally, there are binary dependencies on redistributed libraries
that are not provided with an ASF-approved license.  Finally, the CloudStack has source files
incorporated from third parties that were not provided with an ASF-approved license.  We have
begun the process of re-writing this software.  This is an ongoing process that will extend
into the incubation period. These issues are discussed in more detail later in the proposal.
+ The Cloudstack Project’s first goal is to ensure that the CloudStack source includes only
third party code that is licensed under the Apache License or open source licenses that are
approved by the ASF for use in ASF projects.  The CloudStack Project has begun the process
of removing third party code that is not licensed under an ASF approved license.  This is
an ongoing process that will continue into the incubation period.  Third party code contributed
to CloudStack under the CloudStack contribution agreement was assigned to Cloud.com in exchange
for distributing CloudStack under GPLv3.  The CloudStack project has begun the process of
amending the previous CloudStack contribution agreements to obtain consent from existing contributors
to change the CloudStack project’s license.  In the event that an existing contributor does
not consent to this change, the project is prepared to remove that contributor’s code. 
Additionally, there are binary dependencies on redistributed libraries that are not provided
with an ASF-approved license.  Finally, the CloudStack has source files incorporated from
third parties that were not provided with an ASF-approved license.  We have begun the process
of re-writing this software.  This is an ongoing process that will extend into the incubation
period. These issues are discussed in more detail later in the proposal.
  
  Although CloudStack is open source, many design documents and discussions that should have
been publicly available and accessible were not publicized.  The Project’s second goal will
be to fix this lack of transparency by encouraging the initial committers to publicize technical
documentation and discuss technical issues in a public forum.
  
  = Current Status =
  == Meritocracy ==
- CloudStack was originally developed by Sheng Liang, Alex Huang, Chiradeep Vittal, and Will
Chan. Since the initial CloudStack version, approximately 30 others have made contributions
to the project.  Today, Sheng and Will are less involved code development, but others have
stepped in to continue the development of their seminal contributions.
+ CloudStack was originally developed by Sheng Liang, Alex Huang, Chiradeep Vittal, and Will
Chan. Since the initial CloudStack version, approximately 30 others have made contributions
to the project.  Today, Sheng and Will are less involved in code development, but others have
stepped in to continue the development of their seminal contributions.
  
- Most of the current code contributors are paid contributors, employed by Citrix.  Over the
past six months the CloudStack has received several contributions from non-Citrix employees
for features and bug fixes that are important to the contributors.  We have developed a process
for accepting these contributions that includes validating the execution of a CLA and incorporating
the contribution in the CloudStack in a manner that reflects the contributor’s identity.
 This process has not followed the Apache model.
+ Most of the current code contributors are paid contributors, employed by Citrix.  Over the
past six months CloudStack has received several contributions from non-Citrix employees for
features and bug fixes that are important to the contributors.  We have developed a process
for accepting these contributions that includes validating the execution of a CLA and incorporating
the contribution in the CloudStack in a manner that reflects the contributor’s identity.
 This process has not followed the Apache model.
  
  The CloudStack Project has had an open bug database for two years. While this database includes
ideas for enhancements to CloudStack, the committers have historically not asked the greater
community for pointed assistance. Going forward the Project will encourage all community members
to become committers and will make clear suggestions for features and bug fixes that would
most benefit the community and Project.
  

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