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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "ClimateProposal" by SureshMarru
Date Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:06:31 GMT
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http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ClimateProposal?action=diff&rev1=31&rev2=32

Comment:
adding smarru to initial committers 

  
  The initial code drop will include the RCMES SVN repository from JPL including prior revisions.
We anticipate also including a smaller package, CDX, which contains some useful facilities
for regridding, and command line tools for manipulating large datasets, and working with OPeNDAP,
etc.
  
- After the code drop, we will work with our developers, users, documentors, and other members
of the team to teach those unfamiliar with the Apache way how it works around here at Apache.
30% of the community from RCMES includes those intimately familiar with Apache including 5
ASF members -- the other 70% include a range of scientific code developers, climate scientists
that use RCMES, program officers that will help make documentation and slides for the code,
and advocate for it in the community. Their experience with Apache ranges from using various
ASF products, to contributing patches to them, to not using any ASF software at all.
+ After the code drop, we will work with our developers, users, documentors, and other members
of the team to teach those unfamiliar with the Apache way how it works around here at Apache.
30% of the community from RCMES includes those intimately familiar with Apache including 6
ASF members -- the other 70% include a range of scientific code developers, climate scientists
that use RCMES, program officers that will help make documentation and slides for the code,
and advocate for it in the community. Their experience with Apache ranges from using various
ASF products, to contributing patches to them, to not using any ASF software at all.
  
  With this diversity, we anticipate that while everything may not just work turnkey out of
the box, this represents a unique opportunity to demonstrate Apache to the international community
and to show the benefits of its community and social models. That said, we also have a lot
of ASF experience to make sure everyone learns the Apache way.
  
@@ -45, +45 @@

   
  == Current Status ==
  === Meritocracy ===
- 30% of the proposed initial committers are familiar with the meritocracy principles of Apache.
As stated above this includes 5 ASF members. Of the mentorship list, we have included Chris
Douglas, a PMC member from Hadoop and ASF member to help guide the community. Chris M. and
Chris D. have guided a number of projects through the Incubator over the years. The other
mentor includes Paul Ramirez, who has experience with the Incubator -- he was a mentor for
Apache Any23, and also was  one of the PPMC members and eventual mentor for Apache SIS. The
70% of proposed initial committers that aren't as familiar with Apache have a broad range
of experience in other open source projects, and have a deep respect and affinity for the
foundation and the work that gets done here. The more experience ASF mentors and project members
will help to guide them.
+ 30% of the proposed initial committers are familiar with the meritocracy principles of Apache.
As stated above this includes 6 ASF members. Of the mentorship list, we have included Chris
Douglas, a PMC member from Hadoop and ASF member to help guide the community. Chris M. and
Chris D. have guided a number of projects through the Incubator over the years. The other
mentor includes Paul Ramirez, who has experience with the Incubator -- he was a mentor for
Apache Any23, and also was  one of the PPMC members and eventual mentor for Apache SIS. The
70% of proposed initial committers that aren't as familiar with Apache have a broad range
of experience in other open source projects, and have a deep respect and affinity for the
foundation and the work that gets done here. The more experience ASF mentors and project members
will help to guide them.
  === Community ===
  There is an existing, established community of developers and users of this projet. This
includes established communities including the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment,
the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA), the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment
Program (NARCCAP), and more. The Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX,
http://wcrp.ipsl.jussieu.fr/cordex/about.html) is a world wide effort of coordination of regional
climate downscaling (RCD) experiments driven by the World Climate Research Program (WRCP,
http://www.wcrp-climate.org/index.shtml). Recently, a large number of RCD projects have been
carried out on a large parts of the world. To maximize the benefits of these research activities
the WCRP designed a framework (Giorgi, WMO-Bulletin, 2009) focused on "quality-control [of]
data sets of RCD-based information for the recent historical past and 21st century projections,
covering the majority of populated land regions on the globe".  CORDEX defined different control
domains (up to 10, http://cordex.dmi.dk/joomla/) for almost all the populated regions of the
world in a way to standardize the experiments and make them comparable. A key region focused
on Africa was also designated as the top priority by WRCP. CORDEX also provides a a series
of conventions and list of variables that have to be followed by any project that wants to
contribute to the experiment. Each CORDEX region has a coordinator and regional and international
periodic meetings are scheduled in a way to ensure the global well being. NARCCAP is the U.S.
contribution to CORDEX. From the [[http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/nca-overview|US
National Climate Assessment]] site, work is "being conducted under the auspices of the Global
Change Research Act of 1990. The GCRA requires a report to the President and the Congress
every four years that integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the U.S. Global
Change Research Program (USGCRP); analyzes the effects of global change on the natural environment,
agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health
and welfare, human social systems, and biological diversity; and analyzes current trends in
global change, both human-induced and natural, and projects major trends for the subsequent
25 to 100 years."
  
@@ -64, +64 @@

  Our project has a history of funding support from JPL, NASA (Applications program/ARRA,
NCA, AIST), NSF (ExArch project), international investment from collaborators, and from other
funding sources. The funding sources are all target future deliverables and activities, so
there is little chance this software and community will be orphaned.
  
  === Inexperience with Open Source ===
- All the initial developers have worked on open source before -- 30% of the proposed initial
community are experience with the ASF, and are PMC members and committers on ASF project including
5 ASF members. Our mentors are all ASF members, and we welcome any interest from additional
Apache mentors in the effort. Those 70% of our project that aren't Apache committers, PMC
members, or members will benefit from the leadership of the other 30% of the project.
+ All the initial developers have worked on open source before -- 30% of the proposed initial
community are experience with the ASF, and are PMC members and committers on ASF project including
6 ASF members. Our mentors are all ASF members, and we welcome any interest from additional
Apache mentors in the effort. Those 70% of our project that aren't Apache committers, PMC
members, or members will benefit from the leadership of the other 30% of the project.
  
  === Homogenous Developers ===
  The initial developers come from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of needs for
the proposed framework. Everyone is used to communicating on mailing lists as the project
spans timezones, international institutions and centers of excellence for climate science.

@@ -73, +73 @@

  All of the proposed initial developers are paid to work on this or related projects, but
the proposed project is not the primary task for anyone.
  
  === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
- As mentioned above, RCMES and the Apache Open Climate Workbench already depend on Apache
OODT for facade interfaces to underlying data warehouses for storing remote sensing data;
and for metadata extraction and transformation. The software also uses Apache Tika for this
(through a transitive dependency from OODT). In addition, we have hooks to Apache Hadoop/HIVE,
as well as dependencies on Apache Sqoop for dumping out remote sensing data from MySQL and
into HIVE. 
+ As mentioned above, RCMES and the Apache Open Climate Workbench already depend on Apache
OODT for facade interfaces to underlying data warehouses for storing remote sensing data;
and for metadata extraction and transformation. The software also uses Apache Tika for this
(through a transitive dependency from OODT). In addition, we have hooks to Apache Hadoop/HIVE,
as well as dependencies on Apache Sqoop for dumping out remote sensing data from MySQL and
into HIVE.
  
  === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
  All of us are familiar with Apache and have a respect for its brand and community. Chris
Mattmann is a big proponent of Apache's sustainability factor -- and it's ability to grow
software communities, in an institution, or funding source neutral manner. All of the community
have an extreme respect for Apache, including those in our communities who aren't necessarily
trained computer scientists, but are Scientists (big "S", e.g., land, physical, Earth/Climate
scientists). 
@@ -155, +155 @@

  ||Michael Joyce|| Michael dot J dot Joyce at jpl dot nasa dot gov||[[http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/|NASA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory]] ||yes||
  ||Shakeh Khudikyan||Shakeh dot E dot Khudikyan at jpl dot nasa dot gov||[[http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/|NASA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory]] ||yes||
  ||Maziyar Boustani||Maziyar dot Boustani at jpl dot nasa dot gov||[[http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/|NASA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory]] ||no||
+ ||Suresh Marru||smarru at apache dot org||[[http://pti.iu.edu/|Indiana University]] ||yes||
  
  
  == Sponsors ==

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