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From Berin Lautenbach <be...@wingsofhermes.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept JCR for Incubation
Date Thu, 26 Aug 2004 11:48:21 GMT
+1

Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> Here is the current text of the JCR proposal from
> 
>    http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/JcrProposal
> 
> Please cast your vote as +1 (yes), -1 (no), or something in between.
> Vote ends 12pm (Noon) PDT -0700, Saturday, August 28, 2004.
> 
> ....Roy
> 
> 
> 1. Proposal for new project JCR
> 
> 1.1. Rationale
> 
>    The Content Repository API for Java Technology (JCR) is being
>    developed within the Java Community Process as JSR-170 [JSR170],
>    with Day Software [Day] as specification lead. It recently passed
>    public review and is incorporating the public comments. The
>    reference implementation has been developed by Day under the
>    proposals subdirectory of the Jakarta Slide [Slide] project's CVS
>    [jcrri]. JCR currently uses several utilities within Java commons
>    and is expected to be used (eventually) by Jakarta Slide, Cocoon,
>    Lenya, and possibly as an interface to various DB projects.
> 
>      [JSR170] <http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=170>
>      [Day]    <http://www.day.com/>
>      [Slide]  <http://jakarta.apache.org/slide/index.html>
>      [jcrri]   
> <http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/jakarta-slide/proposals/jcrri/>
> 
>    The purpose of this proposal is to move the JCR code out of the
>    Slide proposals area and into a neutral podling where it can
>    attract additional committers from other Apache projects and
>    from the various JSR-170 expert group companies, learn the
>    Apache way of doing things, and allow the mailing list subscribers
>    to focus on this interface/implementation rather than all of
>    the existing projects that might want to use it. We hope to
>    improve collaboration on the code base by moving all of the
>    active developers and authors to Apache, bring in as many of the
>    Apache veterans as wish to get involved, and open it up to all
>    of the 22 expert group companies. Development of the RI and TCK
>    will occur in this project -- Day Software will export the
>    official (binary) RI and TCK releases from public tag names
>    within apache.org CVS, in accordance with JSPA 2.6 restrictions,
>    allowing developers to test against the open source versions
>    as well as the official versions.
> 
>    In the process, the reference implementation will become a useful
>    package for other Apache projects wishing to incorporate the JCR
>    interface. The code was originally proposed as the back-end for
>    some future version of Slide, which may still happen at some point,
>    and we anticipate future integrations with Lenya, Cocoon,
>    XML Indexing, Axion, and Derby. We are also looking at integration
>    with projects such as Beehive, Maven, and Portals.
> 
>    We are not certain of the destination PMC at the current time, though
>    Slide (if it becomes a TLP), Lenya, Cocoon, DB, or some future
>    framework/CMS TLP are all candidates. Since we believe this should be
>    based on the people who show up to do the work, we would prefer to
>    "re-start" within incubator and let the nascent Apache community
>    decide once the choices become more clear. As such, we are requesting
>    that the incubator PMC accept the podling with a vote, even though
>    it was earlier accepted as a proposal by Slide committers.
> 
>   1.1.1. Criteria
> 
>     1.1.1.1. Meritocracy
> 
>    We plan to do everything possible to encourage an environment that
>    supports a meritocracy. The committer list for this proposal includes
>    people who will specifically be responsible for doing the work
>    necessary to foster a meritocracy.
> 
>     1.1.1.2. Community
> 
>    JSR-170's expert group consists of all of the big companies that have
>    traditionally supported Apache project work, and quite a few small
>    ones as well. Our focus will be to get the individuals comfortable
>    with the Apache development process and seek out new contributors.
> 
>     1.1.1.3. Core Developers
> 
>    Currently Day employees, though this will change as soon as we get a
>    chance to invite more people to join this effort. Stefano Mazzocchi  and
>    Remy Maucherat have been representing Apache within the JSR-170  expert
>    group.  The initial committers listed below include Apache veterans
>    from many different projects.
> 
>     1.1.1.4. Alignment
> 
>    The initial code base is targeted to run on any compliant Servlet
>    or J2EE container. Ant is currently used as the build method.
>    Some of the Jakarta Commons utilities are used internally.
> 
>   1.1.2. Warning Signs
> 
>     1.1.2.1. Orphaned products
> 
>    This is an active project within Day Software and will be the basis
>    of ongoing standards work, the RI and TCK, and the core of Day's
>    own content management products.
> 
>     1.1.2.2. Inexperience with open source
> 
>    Many of the committers have experience working on open source
>    projects and several are veterans at Apache.
> 
>     1.1.2.3. Homogenous developers
> 
>    The initial list of committers includes developers from six
>    different countries, with more to come. They are experienced
>    with working in a distributed environment.
> 
>     1.1.2.4. Reliance on salaried developers
> 
>    JSR 170 is supported by over 22 independent companies. It is hoped
>    that they will all want to participate in this project as well once
>    incubation is under way. The initial committers include individuals
>    from seven independent organizations.
> 
>     1.1.2.5. No ties to other Apache products
> 
>    This work has been envisioned from its beginning to become an Apache
>    project, within the constraints imposed by the Java Community Process
>    (argh!). We have kept the RI development visible through parallel
>    commits to the Slide CVS. As described above, we expect this
>    implementation to be used by several existing Apache projects.
>    A software grant will be signed to allow Apache to distribute the
>    entire code base under the Apache License 2.0.
> 
>     1.1.2.6. A fascination with the Apache brand
> 
>    The committers are intent on developing a strong open source  community
>    around JCR. Apache was chosen because of the people involved and the
>    emphasis on collaboration. Day Software is committed to supporting  the
>    future open source development of JCR and to distributing the result  of
>    that development as the official RI and TCK for JSR-170.
> 
> 1.2. Scope of the subprojects
> 
>    RI, TCK, related tools, and website.
> 
> 1.3. Identify the initial source from which the subproject
>      is to be populated
> 
>    All code is currently licensed under the Day RI License 2.0, the same
>    addendums to the Apache License 2.0 that have been discussed on  Apache
>    licensing lists. The code base will be licensed to the ASF using a
>    software grant from Day, allowing Apache to relicense as pure Apache
>    License 2.0 code. A factual notice should be added to the  distribution
>    to indicate that only the official version of the TCK can be used to
>    "pass the TCK", but that will not be a condition on the software  grant.
> 
> 1.4. Identify the ASF resources to be created
> 
>   1.4.1. mailing list(s)
> 
>      * jcr-ppmc via incubator.apache.org (with moderated subscriptions)
>      * jcr-dev via incubator.apache.org
>      * jcr-commits via incubator.apache.org
> 
>   1.4.2. CVS repositories
> 
>      * incubator-jcr
> 
>   1.4.3. Jira
> 
>      * JCR project with categories for RI, TCK, Tools, Docs
> 
> 1.5. Identify the initial set of committers
> 
>      +-----------------------------------------------------------------+
>      |Roy T. Fielding  |Day                 |ASF, httpd, APR, incubator|
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Stefan Guggisberg|Day                 |Slide                     |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Stefano Mazzocchi|MIT                 |ASF, Board, Cocoon, Gump  |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |David Nuescheler |Day                 |                          |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Peeter Piegaze   |Day                 |                          |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Gianugo Rabellino|Pro-netics          |ASF, Cocoon, Xindice      |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Tim Reilly       |Independent         |Jakarta-Commons           |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Marcel Reutegger |Day                 |                          |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Paul Russell     |Independent         |Cocoon                    |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Andrew Savory    |Luminas             |Cocoon                    |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Tobias Strasser  |Day                 |                          |
>      |-----------------+--------------------+--------------------------|
>      |Sylvain Wallez   |Anyware Technologies|ASF, Cocoon, Avalon       |
>      +-----------------------------------------------------------------+
> 
> 1.6. Identify Apache sponsoring individual
> 
>      * Roy T. Fielding, champion and mentor for the project,
>       (as defined in
>   <http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/ 
> Roles_and_Responsibilities.html>)
> 
> 
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