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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "BeanShellProposal" by SimoneTripodi
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:48:50 GMT
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= BeanShell =
== Abstract ==
The following proposal is about ''BeanShell'', the JSR-274 the BeanShell Scripting Language

== Proposal ==
BeanShell is a small, free, embeddable Java source interpreter with object scripting language
features, written in Java. BeanShell dynamically executes standard Java syntax and extends
it with common scripting conveniences such as loose types, commands, and method closures like
those in Perl and JavaScript.
Users can use BeanShell interactively for Java experimentation and debugging as well as to
extend your applications in new ways. Scripting Java lends itself to a wide variety of applications
including rapid prototyping, user scripting extension, rules engines, configuration, testing,
dynamic deployment, embedded systems, and even Java education.
BeanShell is small and embeddable, so users can call BeanShell from Java applications to execute
Java code dynamically at run-time or to provide extensibility in applications. Alternatively,
users can use standalone BeanShell scripts to manipulate Java applications; working with Java
objects and APIs dynamically. Since BeanShell is written in Java and runs in the same VM as
application, users can freely pass references to "live" objects into scripts and return them
as results.

== Background ==
BeanShell is a long living project born in the 2000 thanks to Patrick Niemeyer initial effort,
who is still maintaining the project, with the help of Daniel Leuck and contributions voluntarily
sent by users.

== Rationale ==

= Current Status =
== Meritocracy ==
The historical Any23 team believes in meritocracy and always acted as a community. Mailing
list, open issue tracker and other communication channels have always been adopted since its
first release. The adoption in a larger community, such as Apache, is the natural evolution
for BeanShell. Moreover, the Apache standards will enforce the existing BeanShell community
practices and will be a foundation for future committers involvement.

== Core Developers ==
In alphabetical order:

 * Pedro Giffuni <pfg at apache dot org>
 * Daniel Leuck <dan at ikayzo dot com>,
 * Patrick Niemeyer <pat at ikayzo dot com>
 * Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi at apache dot org>

== Alignment ==
Main aim of the project is to develop and maintain a fully flavored JSR-274 implementation
that can be used by other Apache projects that need a Java  Scripting Language.

= Known Risks =
== Orphaned Products ==
The increasing number of BeanShell adopters and the raising interest for the JSR-274 technology
let us believe that there is a minimal risk for this work to being abandoned from the community.

Moreover, BeanShell has been already used by the following projects for years:

 * Apache OpenOffice
 * Apache Maven

== Inexperience with Open Source ==
All of the committers have experience working in one or more open source projects inside and
outside ASF.

== Homogeneous Developers ==
The list of initial committers are geographically distributed across the world with no one
company being associated with a majority of the developers.  Many of these initial developers
are experienced Apache committers already  and all are experienced with working in distributed
development communities.

== Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
To the best of our knowledge, none of the initial committers are being paid to develop code
for this project. BeanShell has already proven its capability to attract external developers.

== Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
A number of existing ASF projects already benefit from BeanShell implementation, including
Apache OpenOffice and Apache Maven. It is hoped that members of those projects will be interested
in contributing to and adopting this implementation.

== An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
Even if the BeanShell community recognizes the power and the attractiveness  of the ASF brand,
we are absolutely aware of our already established role in the wide JSR-274 community. Furthermore,
we are convinced that we can enthusiastically bring inside the ASF new and fresh energies
in order to improve our visions, insights and knowledge about the other  projects and, most
important, to have the possibility of enlarge our small  community with talented and passionate

= Documentation =
BeanShell Documentation

 1. [[|BeanShell Project Homepage]]

BeanShell Related Specifications

 1. [[|JSR 274: The BeanShell Scripting Language]]

= Initial Source =
The intial source comprises code developed on [[|GoogleCode]]
licensed under the Apache License 2.0 (to be contributed under Grant from Giovanni Tummarello
for Any23).

= Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan =
Source code will be moved from [[|]] space inside
the SVN space of the podling.

= External Dependencies =
BeanShell has no external dependencies.

= Cryptography =
The project does not handle cryptography in any way.

= Required Resources =
 * Mailing lists
  * beanshell-private (with moderated subscriptions)
  * beanshell-dev
  * beanshell-user
  * beanshell-commits
 * Subversion directory
 * Website
  * Confluence (BEANSHELL)
 * Issue Tracking

= Initial Committers =
Names of initial committers - in alphabetical order - with current ASF status:

 * Pedro Giffuni <pfg at apache dot org> (Committer)
 * Daniel Leuck <dan at ikayzo dot com> (ICLA signed ?)
 * Patrick Niemeyer <pat at ikayzo dot com> (ICLA signed ?)
 * Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi at apache dot org> (Member)

= Sponsors =
== Champion ==
 * Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi at apache dot org> (Member)

== Nominated Mentors ==

== Sponsoring Entity ==
 * Commons PMC ?

= Other interested people (in alphabetical order) =

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