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From Rodney Waldhoff <rwaldh...@apache.org>
Subject [VOTE] Re: request for incubation: axion database project
Date Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:28:30 GMT
Since that first post hasn't drawn any response in over a week, let me try
this again, this time under a VOTE thread, and with an alternative in
light of the recent discussion:

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Ballot 1:
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The Axion Database project has voted to become a part of the Apache DB
project, and the DB PMC has accepted that proposal. (See below for the
proposal and additional information.)

 [ ] +1 Accept the Axion for incubation.
 [ ]  0 Abstain
 [ ] -1 Reject Axion for incubation, I don't believe it should become a
part of the ASF.
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Ballot 2:
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Since Axion is to be a sub-project of the Apache DB project and is
currently comprised of long standing ASF members and committers, and since
some members of the Incubator PMC have recently expressed an interest in
only incubating what is to become top level projects, should Axion
immediately move to be under the control of the Apache DB project, with
the appropriate legal checkpoints to be recorded here within the central
Incubator repository?

 [ ] +1 Yes, let the Apache DB project handle it (i.e., "graduate" it
immediately)
 [ ]  0 Abstain
 [ ] -1 No, if Axion is to become a part of the ASF, it should be
incubated here first.
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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Rodney Waldhoff wrote:

> The Axion Database project [1] has voted to become a part of the Apache DB
> project [2] and submitted a proposal [3] to the DB PMC to this effect.
>
> The Apache DB project has accepted this proposal [4] and Morgan
> Delegrange, an ASF member and Axion committer, has volunteered [5] to act
> as the incubation "mentor".
>
> Following the Incubator's "Incubation Policy" documentation [6], the
> Apache DB project is now requesting that the Incubator PMC take on Axion
> as a new "podling".
>
> According to the Incubator guidelines, "The Incubator PMC MAY immediately
> accept the Candidate, or may (at the discretion of the Incubator PMC)
> require a successful VOTE by the Incubator PMC."  So as I understand it,
> the ball is now in your (or soon to be "our") court.
>
> For your convenience, the Axion proposal is included below.  Note in
> particular section 3, which enumerates the resources to be created in
> order to move forward with the transition to Apache.
>
> Non-normatively, there is working plan for the migration at
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=698>.
>
> [1] See <http://axion.tigris.org/>
> [2] See
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/BrowseList?list=dev&by=thread&from=124802>
> and <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=697> for the
> VOTE thread and RESULT)
> [3] See <mailto:general-get.243@db.apache.org>, or see below.
> [4] See <mailto:general-thread.243@db.apache.org> and
> <mailto:general-thread.257@db.apache.org>
> [5] See <mailto:general-get.258@db.apache.org> or
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=720>
> [6] See
> <http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Acceptance+of+Proposal+by+Sponsor%0D%0A>
>  to read the proposal, or see below.
>
> - Rod <http://radio.weblogs.com/0122027/>
>
> copy of proposal follows
> =========================================
>
> Proposal for Creating an Axion sub-project within the Apache DB Project
>
> (0) Rationale and Consideration of Sub-Project Criteria
>
> Axion is a relational database engine currently developed and released
> under an Apache/BSD-like license.
>
> While it has not yet had a formal 1.0 release, Axion is not a new project.
> Axion has had three binary "milestone" releases, the first of which was
> released over a year ago (9 July 2002) [1].  The project has been under
> active development since early 2002 [2] and has shown regular and diverse
> growth in both the development and user communities.
>
> The Axion team has operated under meritocratic guidelines [3] similar to
> and derived from those of the ASF since its inception.
>
> The Axion project has strong personal ties to the Apache community.  Many
> members of the Axion community are contributors or committers to one or
> more ASF projects, serve on one or more ASF PMCs or are ASF members. [4]
>
> The Axion project has strong technical ties to the Apache community.
> Axion uses several ASF libraries [5], and as a project, has contributed
> code back to those libraries where appropriate [6].  Some existing ASF
> projects use or support Axion currently, others have expressed an interest
> in doing so (notably the Apache Directory Project).
>
> Similarly, many current ASF projects could advantage of a robust,
> ASF-licensed Java database engine and there several projects with which
> Axion could collaborate on infrastructural components.
>
> (1) Scope
>
> The project will create and maintain a (primarily relational) database
> engine and related utilities, to be distributed under an ASF-license.
>
> (2) Initial Source
>
> The initial source of the project will be the material currently available
> from <http://axion.tigris.org/>.  This source is currently available under
> an ASF-style license, and the community has elected to migrate to an ASF
> license. [7]
>
> (3) Apache DB Resources to be Created
>
> (3.1) Mailing Lists
>
> * axion-dev@db.apache.org
> * axion-user@db.apache.org
>
> (perhaps others as needed)
>
> (3.2) Version Control Repository
>
> * cvs/db-axion on cvs.apache.org
>
> (3.3) Web Site
>
> * http://db.apache.org/axion/
>
> (3.4) Other
>
> Issue tracking (bugzilla), email archive (eyebrowse), etc. entries as
> appropriate.
>
> (4) Initial Set of Committers
>
> The following is the current set of committers to Axion at Tigris.
>
> * Ahimanikya Satapathy (tigris id: ahimanikya)
> * Chuck Burdick (tigris id: cburdick)
> * David Pekarek Krohn (tigris id: dkrohn)
> * Daniel Rall (tigris id: dlr, apache id: dlr)
> * Doug Sale (tigris id: dsale, apache id: dsale)
> * Geir Magnusson Jr. (tigris id: geir, apache id: geirm)
> * James Burke (tigris id: jburke)
> * James Strachan (tigris id: jstrachan, apache id: jstrachan)
> * Jason van Zyl (tigris id: jvanzyl, apache id: jvanzyl)
> * Morgan Delagrange (tigris id: morgand, apache id: morgand)
> * Martin Poeschl (tigris id: mpoeschl, apache id: mpoeschl)
> * Rodney Waldhoff (tigris id: rwald, apache id: rwaldhoff)
> * Steve Polyak (tigris id: spolyak)
>
> Each of these folks an "inactive" or "emeritus" committer to Axion at
> Apache DB.  An "inactive" committer may become "active" by (1) submitting
> a signed CLA
> (<http://incubator.apache.org/forms/ASF_Contributor_License_2_form.pdf>)
> to the ASF, if they haven't already and (2) notifying the Axion dev list
> of their intention to become active.
>
> (A) End Notes and Links
>
> [1] <http://axion.tigris.org/releases/index.html>
>
> [2] <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/SummarizeList?listName=cvs>
>
> [3] <http://axion.tigris.org/guidelines.html>
>
> [4] Compare those with the "Developer" role or stronger at
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectMemberList> with
> <http://www.apache.org/~jim/committers.html>
>
> [5] Currently Axion uses 8 external libraries when you include required
> and optional build, test and run-time dependencies. Of these, 6 are ASF
> libraries (Ant, Jakarta-Commons-Codec, Jakarta-Commons-Collections,
> Jakarta-Commons-Logging, Jakarta-Regexp, Maven).
>
> [6] Most notably, the commons-primitives component,
> which was initially developed within Axion then contributed to
> Jakarta-Commons, although there have been other less substantial
> enhancements and contributions.
>
> [7] See <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=697>,
> <http://axion.tigris.org/servlets/BrowseList?list=dev&by=thread&from=131142>
> and others.
>
>
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- Rod <http://radio.weblogs.com/0122027/>

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