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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "CorinthiaProposal" by orcmid
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:41:54 GMT
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Added Titles from the Original MarkDown, some formatting touch-up

+ #pragma section-numbers 2
+ = Corinthia Podling Proposal =
+ == Abstract ==
+ ## Abstract - much needed!
+ == Proposal ==
  ## Proposal
  The goal of Corinthia is to provide a responsive design editor as well as a toolkit that
enacts a defined conversion between different office document formats. Responsive design fits
the layout as needed, tablet or desktop. The editor is a lightweight editor - an extension
and not a replacement for the desktop editor.
@@ -25, +33 @@

  It is also a goal to cooperate with other open source projects, in terms of getting input
from them as well as providing APIs for their use. Corinthia is meant to be easy to understand
and work with, making it more approachable for a range of projects.
+ == Background ==
  ## Background
  DocFormats has been shipping as part of UX Write on the iOS app store since February 2013.
From this perspective, it is a stable, mature library that works for the most commonly-used
features of .docx formats. As an open source project, it is completely new, and from this
perspective is very much in its early stages. We are currently exploring the best way to leverage
the existing work that has been done to make it easier to integrate in other projects, as
well as support more file formats.
+ == Rationale ==
  ## Rationale
  Apache's mission to produce software for the public good, fits with Corinthia's idea of
providing an editor and thoroughly documented conversion of office documents, thereby hopefully
show that implementations can and should be documented especially where the standards offer
options, which will help to ensure interoperability.
@@ -36, +46 @@

  We have found that Apache committers are loyal to Apache, and more likely to take part in
Corinthia.incubator than Corinthia.GitHub.
+ == Initial Goals ==
  ## Initial Goals
  The initial and most important goal is to enlarge the community consisting of developers,
testers, and people who know the standards in depth.
@@ -47, +58 @@

  Our initial goals might not be big visions, but we prefer something reachable, and then
make bigger goals as we grow.
+ == Current Status ==
  ## Current Status
+ === Meritocracy ===
  ### Meritocracy
  Some of the initial committers are already part of Apache, and those who are not are getting
used to working "the Apache way".
+ === Community ===
  ### Community
  Our community could be larger, and committers from AOO and others have shown interest in
the project, but we have preferred to stay a stable, but very active group until we are part
of Incubator.
  Apache/Incubator provides a lot of tools (e.g., mailing lists) and community practices—The
Apache Way--that enable community engagement and growth. 
+ === Core Developers ===
  ### Core Developers
  Peter Kelly,<br>
  Jan Iversen, ASF member++<br>
@@ -64, +79 @@

  Remark: Louis and Dorte do not develop, but help with non-coding tasks.
+ === Alignment ===
  ### Alignment
  Corinthia has commonalities with AOO, but is not competing. AOO is a desktop product and
integrated suite and Corinthia is a lightweight editor and a developer product (library).
@@ -71, +87 @@

  Sharing test documents with projects like AOO and POI seems to make a lot of sense.
+ == Known Risks ==
  ## Known Risks
  The biggest risk Corinthia faces is failing to attract a larger community (not only developers
but also testers and documenters). A number of actions has already been taken to minimize
the risk:
  - Contact to student projects (in particular Capstone)
@@ -80, +97 @@

  There is of course a risk that nobody wants to use the project, but the fun building the
community and project make this risk bearable.
+ === Orphaned Products ===
  ### Orphaned products
+ === Inexperience with Open Source ===
  ### Inexperience with Open Source
  All initial committers have worked several years with open source.
+ === Homogenous Developers ===
  ### Homogenous Developers
  The initial committers are geographically distributed across the world. Half of the initial
developers are experienced Apache committers and all have experience in working in distributed
development communities.
  The original source has already been partly refactored by other developers to make sure
knowledge is spread among multiple people.
+ === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
  ### Reliance on Salaried Developers
  No committers are being paid to participate.
  However, it should be mentioned the Peter Kelly and Louis Suarez-Potts have a company that
has added a commercial editor for iPhone on top of the library. The issue has been discussed.
+ === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
  ### Relationships with Other Apache Products
  Corinthia has/will have a relation to at least the following projects:
  - **AOO**, core developers have been told on dev@ that for targeting mobile platforms, a
rewrite of AOO would be better than building on top of the existing sources. It is our hope
to have long and beneficial interaction with AOO.
@@ -104, +126 @@

  Corinthia is based on document standards which are used by numerous high-profile projects.
We would like to cooperate with the projects to exchange knowledge.
+ == Documentation ==
  ## Documentation
  The current documentation can be found at [github](<br>
  The project is aware that this is work in progress and there is special attention on this
+ == Initial Source ==
  ## Initial Source
  The initial source was closed-source developed solely by Peter Kelly. The source has moved
to GitHub as Open Source and all files changed to ASLv2 to signal the grant.
  Remark, the source was part of the UX Write product. The editor of UX Write is currently
not part of the grant.
+ == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
  ## Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan
  Source code will be moved from the GitHub uxproductivity organisation space to the Apache
space as defined by incubator.<br>
  Peter Kelly will grant the repo to ASF.
+ == External Dependencies ==
  ## External Dependencies
  The current source includes 2 third party libraries (see [DocFormats/3rdparty](
to which minor modifications have been made.
  - **minizip**, a layer on top of zlib
@@ -129, +155 @@

  - zlib
  - SDL
+ == Cryptography ==
  ## Cryptography
  Corinthia does not use cryptography nor are there plans to use it.<br>
  In the medium term we would like to use digital signing of the convenience binaries.
+ == Required Resources ==
  ## Required Resources
+ === Mailing Lists ===
  ### Mailing lists
  We would like to have: for general discussions<br> for private discussions
+ === Subversion Directory ===
  ### Subversion Directory
  We prefer not to use SVN.
+ === Git Repository ===
  ### Git Repository
  Our current git repository is [github](
  We would like the repo to be moved to the github apache organisation under the name "corinthia"
or "corinthia.incubator"
+ === Issue Tracking ===
  ### Issue Tracking
  We are currently using github issues, which works fine, but would like to change to Jira.
+ === Other Resources ===
  ### Other Resources
  - Wiki: We are currently using github wiki, we would like to move to an Apache supported
wiki (preferable mediawiki), before our documentations gets too complicated to move.
@@ -161, +194 @@

  - Blog: We would like, to have a blog, preferable wordpress.
+ == Initial Committers ==
  ## Initial Committers
  Our initial list of committers is not as long as we would have liked it to be, but have
not pushed for a larger community before becoming part of ASF.
- Dennis E Hamilton,
+     Dennis E Hamilton,
- Dorte Fjalland, (ICLA mailed)<br>
+     Dorte Fjalland, (ICLA mailed)
- Jan Iversen,<br>
+     Jan Iversen,
- Louis Suárez-Potts,<br>
+     Louis Suárez-Potts,
- Peter Kelly, (ICLA mailed)<br>
+     Peter Kelly, (ICLA mailed)
- Svante Schubert,
+     Svante Schubert,
+ == Affiliations ==
  ## Affiliations
+ == Sponsors ==
  ## Sponsors
+ === Champion ===
  ### Champion
  Jan Iversen
+ === Nominated Mentors ===
  ### Nominated Mentors
- Jan Iversen (IPMC)
+     Jan Iversen (IPMC)
- Daniel Gruno (IPMC)
+     Daniel Gruno (IPMC)
  Since jan is involved in the project, it would be beneficial to have at least a second mentor
with a "outside" view, who can help focus on the administrative logistics.
+ === Sponsoring Entity ===
  ### Sponsoring Entity
  Incubator IPMC.

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