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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "BatchEEProposal" by RomainMannibucau
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:17:25 GMT
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= BatchEE, JBatch Implementation =

=== Abstract ===

BatchEE will be an ASL-licensed implementation of the JBatch Specification which is defined
as JSR-352 (for version 1.0).

=== Proposal ===

BatchEE specification is an effort for defining a standard API and way to write batches in
Java. It is integrated with JavaEE (JTA, CDI....) but works out of the box in a standalone

BatchEE Project is responsible for implementing the runtime container contract for the JBatch
specification. Besides the implementation, BatchEE Project will implement the core built-in
components that further simplifies the developer complex interactions with other Java EE specific
enterprise operations. For example, it will define default reader/processor/writer for jdbc,
jpa, xml/json/flat files...

=== Background ===

Until today writing batches in java meant using a proprietary framework and link to JavaEE
was quite limited (or missing). JBatch defines an API fixing this issue and now developpers
need a fix.

=== Rationale ===

Current JBatch specificatin is released, and only the reference implementation is available
but not really intended to be maintained. Moreover multiple Apache projects (geronimo, TomEE,
...) will need an Apache compatible Jbatch implementation to go ahread and implement JavaEE

=== Initial Goals ===

The initial goals of the Open Web Beans Project are

 * Fully implement the JSR-352 specification.
 * Attracts a community around the current code base.
 * Active relationship with the other dependent projects to further develop some useful batch

== 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 OpenEJB, OpenWebBeans, Geronimo and TomEE Apache projects.
BatchEE project is very related with these projects and in the some cases, it enhances these
projects. We are thinking that BatchEE project gets strong community because it complete the
needed frameworks of a java developper and unifies the using of these projects. It simplifies
the developer effort for building complex enterprise applications batches. 

=== Core Developers ===

BatchEE project has been developing by the IBM then forked by Romain Manni-Bucau as a sole

=== Alignment ===

BacthEE project will be a candidate for use in Geronimo AS and TomEE as a default JBatch implementation.
Other projects could benefit from the BatchEE project as a general purpose component and context

BatchEE project is closely aligned with the OpenEJB and OpenWebBeans projects perfectly. It
depends on these projects to satisfy its requirements (mainly tests).

== 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 OpenEJB/TomEE, OpenWebBeans,

=== 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 ===

BatchEE will likely be used in the Geronimo and Apache TomEE. OpenWebBeans could bring added
value for tests and integration with CDI. OpenEJB will be great to pass EE tests (JTA is mandatory
and CDi a must have).

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

BatchEE 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, BatchEE project
will surely be embraced by the Geronimo, TomEE, Camel and other Apache projects. BatchEE project
is closely related with the some of the other Apache projects.

== Documentation ==

Currently the main documentation of the project is contained in the in the source
repository (see next part).

== Initial Source ==

The source for BatchEE project that is to be imported is currently within the project at
and is all ASL2.0 licensed. It is based on a fork of the JBatch RI (developped by IBM) which
said it was ok to fork the RI:

== External Dependencies ==

All dependencies have Apache compatible licenses.

== Required Resources ==

Mailing lists


Git repository


Issue Tracking


Other Resources

 * Wiki

== Initial Committers ==

|| '''Name'''           || '''Email'''                              || '''CLA'''        ||
|| Romain Manni-Bucau   || rmannibucau at gmail dot com             || yes              ||

== Sponsors ==

We kindly request the Apache Incubator PMC to be the sponsor for this project.


 * TBD (tbf at apache dot org)

Nominated Mentors

 * TBD (tbf at apacge dot org)

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