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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "NetBeansProposal" by GeertjanWielenga
Date Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:51:55 GMT
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https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/NetBeansProposal?action=diff&rev1=4&rev2=5

  !NetBeans is an open source development environment, tooling platform, and application framework,
used by 1.5 million individuals each month.
  
  == Proposal ==
- Apache NetBeans will continue to focus on the areas it has focused on while sponsored by
Sun Microsystems and Oracle. It will continue to primarily focus on providing tools for the
Java ecosystem, while also being focused on tools for other ecosystems, languages and technologies,
such as !JavaScript, PHP, and C/C++. It will continue to actively support its community by
means of mailing lists, tutorials, and documentation.
+ Apache !NetBeans will continue to focus on the areas it has focused on while sponsored by
Sun Microsystems and Oracle. It will continue to primarily focus on providing tools for the
Java ecosystem, while also being focused on tools for other ecosystems, languages and technologies,
such as !JavaScript, PHP, and C/C++. It will continue to actively support its community by
means of mailing lists, tutorials, and documentation.
  
  == Background ==
- NetBeans started in 1995/96 in Prague, in the Czech Republic, as a student project. Sun
Microsystems acquired and open sourced it in 2000 and, with the acquisition of Sun Microsystems
by Oracle in 2010, became part of Oracle. Throughout its history in Sun Microsystems and Oracle,
NetBeans has been free and open source and has been leveraged by its sponsor as a mechanism
for driving the Java ecosystem forward.
+ !NetBeans started in 1995/96 in Prague, in the Czech Republic, as a student project. Sun
Microsystems acquired and open sourced it in 2000 and, with the acquisition of Sun Microsystems
by Oracle in 2010, became part of Oracle. Throughout its history in Sun Microsystems and Oracle,
!NetBeans has been free and open source and has been leveraged by its sponsor as a mechanism
for driving the Java ecosystem forward.
  
  == Rationale ==
- Although NetBeans is already open source, moving it to a neutral place like Apache, with
its strong governance model, is expected to help get more contributions from various organizations.
For example, large companies are using NetBeans as an application framework to build internal
or commercial applications and are much more likely to contribute to it once it moves to neutral
Apache ground. At the same time, though Oracle will relinquish its control over NetBeans,
individual contributors from Oracle are expected to continue contributing to NetBeans after
it has been contributed to Apache, together with individual contributors from other organizations,
as well as self-employed individual contributors.
+ Although !NetBeans is already open source, moving it to a neutral place like Apache, with
its strong governance model, is expected to help get more contributions from various organizations.
For example, large companies are using !NetBeans as an application framework to build internal
or commercial applications and are much more likely to contribute to it once it moves to neutral
Apache ground. At the same time, though Oracle will relinquish its control over !NetBeans,
individual contributors from Oracle are expected to continue contributing to !NetBeans after
it has been contributed to Apache, together with individual contributors from other organizations,
as well as self-employed individual contributors.
  
  == Initial Goals ==
- The initial goals of the NetBeans contribution under the Apache umbrella are to establish
a new home for an already fully functioning project and to open up the governance model so
as to simplify and streamline contributions from the community.
+ The initial goals of the !NetBeans contribution under the Apache umbrella are to establish
a new home for an already fully functioning project and to open up the governance model so
as to simplify and streamline contributions from the community.
  
  == Current Status ==
- Meritocracy: NetBeans has been run by Oracle, with the majority of code contributions coming
from Oracle. The specific reason for moving to Apache is to expand the diversity of contributors
and to increase the level of meritocracy in NetBeans. Apache NetBeans will be actively seeking
new contributors and will welcome them warmly and provide a friendly and productive environment
for purposes of providing a development environment, tooling environment, and application
framework.
+ Meritocracy: !NetBeans has been run by Oracle, with the majority of code contributions coming
from Oracle. The specific reason for moving to Apache is to expand the diversity of contributors
and to increase the level of meritocracy in !NetBeans. Apache !NetBeans will be actively seeking
new contributors and will welcome them warmly and provide a friendly and productive environment
for purposes of providing a development environment, tooling environment, and application
framework.
  
- Community: NetBeans has approximately 1.5 million active users around the world, in extremely
diverse structures and organizations. NetBeans is used by teachers and instructors at schools
and universities to teach Java and other languages. It is used by students as an educational
tool. It is used by large organizations who base their software on the application framework
beneath NetBeans. It is used by web developers for creating web sites and by developers using
a range of tools, languages, and technologies to be productive and efficient software developers.
+ Community: !NetBeans has approximately 1.5 million active users around the world, in extremely
diverse structures and organizations. !NetBeans is used by teachers and instructors at schools
and universities to teach Java and other languages. It is used by students as an educational
tool. It is used by large organizations who base their software on the application framework
beneath !NetBeans. It is used by web developers for creating web sites and by developers using
a range of tools, languages, and technologies to be productive and efficient software developers.
  
- Core Developers: The core developers will come from a range of organizations, including
Oracle, which will continue its investment in NetBeans.
+ Core Developers: The core developers will come from a range of organizations, including
Oracle, which will continue its investment in !NetBeans.
  
  Alignment: The application framework is the basis of a range of mission critical scientific
software at large organizations in defense, aerospace, logistics, and research, such as at
Boeing, Airbus, NASA, and NATO.
  
  == Known Risks ==
- Orphaned Products: The community proposing NetBeans for incubation is strong and vibrant.
The size and diversity of the community is a guarantee against the project being orphaned.
+ Orphaned Products: The community proposing !NetBeans for incubation is strong and vibrant.
The size and diversity of the community is a guarantee against the project being orphaned.
  
- Inexperience with Open Source: NetBeans has been free and open source since the early days
of its sponsorship by Sun Microsystems. Though some in the NetBeans community may have worked
on Apache projects, the majority who haven't are well versed in the principles of open source.
+ Inexperience with Open Source: !NetBeans has been free and open source since the early days
of its sponsorship by Sun Microsystems. Though some in the !NetBeans community may have worked
on Apache projects, the majority who haven't are well versed in the principles of open source.
  
- Homogenous Developers: Individual contributors from Oracle and other initial committer organizations
will contribute code to NetBeans in Apache, while at the same time individuals from other
organizations will actively be sought to be added to the project. The aim of the move to Apache
is precisely to open up the governance model, hence the desire to build up an extremely heterogeneous
developer base is strong. For example, several organizations are very heavily invested in
the NetBeans application framework, having based their software suites on top of it, hence
there will be a significant interest to make available individual contributors from these
organizations, which tend to be large and well established in the software industry. Also,
including and beyond these organizations, the NetBeans community around the world is extremely
diverse and heterogenous in relation to geography and backgrounds of developers.
+ Homogenous Developers: Individual contributors from Oracle and other initial committer organizations
will contribute code to !NetBeans in Apache, while at the same time individuals from other
organizations will actively be sought to be added to the project. The aim of the move to Apache
is precisely to open up the governance model, hence the desire to build up an extremely heterogeneous
developer base is strong. For example, several organizations are very heavily invested in
the !NetBeans application framework, having based their software suites on top of it, hence
there will be a significant interest to make available individual contributors from these
organizations, which tend to be large and well established in the software industry. Also,
including and beyond these organizations, the !NetBeans community around the world is extremely
diverse and heterogenous in relation to geography and backgrounds of developers.
  
- Reliance on Salaried Developers: Most of the contributors are anticipated to be paid to
work on projects in the Java ecosystem. Others will come from organizations where they are
paid to work with other languages and technologies, such as JavaScript, PHP, and C/C++. However,
since Java skills are needed to develop most parts of NetBeans, it is unlikely that the developers
will go very far outside the Java ecosystem.
+ Reliance on Salaried Developers: Most of the contributors are anticipated to be paid to
work on projects in the Java ecosystem. Others will come from organizations where they are
paid to work with other languages and technologies, such as !JavaScript, PHP, and C/C++. However,
since Java skills are needed to develop most parts of !NetBeans, it is unlikely that the developers
will go very far outside the Java ecosystem.
  
- Relationships with Other Apache Products: Many Apache projects have been supported by tooling
in NetBeans over the years, such as Apache Ant and Apache Maven. A number of Apache projects
are used by NetBeans, such as Apache Commons and friends.
+ Relationships with Other Apache Products: Many Apache projects have been supported by tooling
in !NetBeans over the years, such as Apache Ant and Apache Maven. A number of Apache projects
are used by !NetBeans, such as Apache Commons and friends.
  
- An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand: NetBeans has a strong brand of its own.
Though the stability of the Apache ecosystem is attractive, the reason for this proposal is
simply to be part of the neutral development sharing ecosystem that Apache makes available.
+ An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand: !NetBeans has a strong brand of its own.
Though the stability of the Apache ecosystem is attractive, the reason for this proposal is
simply to be part of the neutral development sharing ecosystem that Apache makes available.
  
  == Documentation ==
  See https://netbeans.org/kb/index.html for an extensive portal to all the documentation.
@@ -47, +47 @@

  The initial source is in Mercurial at hg.netbeans.org and will be moved, with assistance
from Apache infra team, to Apache Git.
  
  == Source and IP Submission Plan ==
- NetBeans is dual licensed, CDDL + GPL v2 with Classpath Exception. Upon entering Apache,
the NetBeans license will be migrated to the current Apache License.
+ !NetBeans is dual licensed, CDDL + GPL v2 with Classpath Exception. Upon entering Apache,
the !NetBeans license will be migrated to the current Apache License.
  
  == Trademarks ==
- Oracle owns trademark registrations for the NetBeans mark in the U.S. and EU, and would
donate those, including the name "NetBeans" and the "netbeans.org" domain, to the Apache Foundation,
along with other artifacts, including the U.S. copyright registrations related to NetBeans.
The trademark and copyright transfers would be detailed in separate documents.
+ Oracle owns trademark registrations for the !NetBeans mark in the U.S. and EU, and would
donate those, including the name "!NetBeans" and the "netbeans.org" domain, to the Apache
Foundation, along with other artifacts, including the U.S. copyright registrations related
to !NetBeans. The trademark and copyright transfers would be detailed in separate documents.
  
  == External Dependencies ==
- NetBeans is a large project with multiple dependencies and some changes may be needed during
incubation to comply with Apache requirements.
+ !NetBeans is a large project with multiple dependencies and some changes may be needed during
incubation to comply with Apache requirements.
  
  https://netbeans.org/downloads/licence/8.1/nb81-THIRDPARTYLICENSE.txt
  
@@ -74, +74 @@

   * Migration of internal Oracle release infrastructure to Apache infrastructure
   * Migration of plugin publication system, plugins.netbeans.org, to Apache infrastructure
   * Migration of website and related content management system to Apache infrastructure
-  * Evaluation and identification of other NetBeans infrastructure to be migrated to Apache
infastructures
+  * Evaluation and identification of other !NetBeans infrastructure to be migrated to Apache
infastructures
  
  == Initial Committers ==
  

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