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From Craig Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [STATUS] (incubator) Thu 27 Jan 2005 12:22:31 AM EST
Date Thu, 27 Jan 2005 09:51:18 GMT
Hi Ken,

Would it be possible to include the status of Apache JDO in your status  
report?

Thanks,

Craig

On Jan 26, 2005, at 9:22 PM, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> APACHE INCUBATOR PROJECT STATUS:                           
> -*-indented-text-*-
> Last modified at [$Date: 2003/11/11 00:01:00 $]
>
> Web site:  http://Incubator.Apache.Org/
> Wiki page:  
> http://Nagoya.Apache.Org/wiki/apachewiki.cgi? 
> ApacheIncubatorProjectPages
>
> [note: the Web site is the 'official' documentation; the wiki pages
>  are for collaborative development, including stuff destined for the
>  Web site.]
>
> Pending Issues
> ==============
>
>     o We need to be very very clear about what it takes to be accepted
>       into the incubator.  It should be a very low bar to leap,  
> possibly
>       not much more than 'no problematic code' and the existence of a
>       healthy community (we don't want to become a dumping ground).
>
>     o We need to be very very clear about what it takes for a podling
>       to graduate from the incubator.  The basic requirements obviously
>       include: has a home, either as part of another ASF project or as
>       a new top-level project of its own; needs to be a credit to the
>       ASF and function well in the ASF framework; ...
>
>     o Moving the bylaw documentation from the Wiki to the main site
>     o Merge the README.txt info on site management and the info on the
>       "How to Participate" page into a single place
>     o fix formatting of the project status pages
>
> Resolved Issues
> ===============
>
>     o The policy documentation does not need ratification of changes
>       if there seems consensus. Accordingly, the draft status of these
>       documents can be removed and we will use the lazy "commit first,
>       discuss later" mode common across the ASF for documentation
>        
> (http://nagoya.apache.org/eyebrowse/BrowseList? 
> listName=general@incubator.apache.org&by=thread&from=517190)
>
>     o Coming up with a set of bylaws for the project
>        
> (http://nagoya.apache.org/eyebrowse/BrowseList? 
> listName=general@incubator.apache.org&by=thread&from=517190)
>
>     o All projects under incubation must use a STATUS file (or a
>       status.xml file if the project prefers XML) that contains
>       information the PMC needs about the project. This file must
>       live at the root of the project cvs module
>        
> (http://nagoya.apache.org/eyebrowse/BrowseList? 
> listName=general@incubator.apache.org&by=thread&from=504543)
>
>     o Projects under incubation should display appropriate  
> "disclaimers"
>       so that it is clear that they are, indeed, under incubation
>        
> (http://nagoya.apache.org/eyebrowse/BrowseList? 
> listName=general@incubator.apache.org&by=thread&from=504543)
>
> The Incubation Process
> ======================
>
> This tries to list all the actions items that must be complete for a  
> project
> before it can graduate from the incubator. It is probably incomplete.
>
> Identify the project to be incubated:
>
>   -- Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist
>      and check www.nameprotect.com to be sure that the name is not
>      already trademarked for an existing software product.
>
>   -- If request from an existing Apache project to adopt an external
>      package, then ask the Apache project for the cvs module and mail
>      address names.
>
>   -- If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache  
> project,
>      then post a message to that project for them to decide on  
> acceptance.
>
>   -- If request from anywhere to become a stand-alone PMC, then assess
>      the fit with the ASF, and create the lists and modules under the
>      incubator address/module names if accepted.
>
> Interim responsibility:
>
>   -- Who has been identified as the mentor for the incubation?
>
>   -- Are they tracking progress in the file
>
>       incubator/projects/{project_name}/STATUS
>
> Copyright:
>
>   -- Have the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received?
>      It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the
>      core code, and any new code produced by the project.
>
>   -- Have the files been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright?
>
> Verify distribution rights:
>
>   -- For all code included with the distribution that is not under the
>      Apache license, do we have the right to combine with  
> Apache-licensed
>      code and redistribute?
>
>   -- Is all source code distributed by the project covered by one or  
> more
>      of the following approved licenses:  Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X,
>      MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms?
>
> Establish a list of active committers:
>
>   -- Are all active committers in the STATUS file?
>
>   -- Do they have accounts on cvs.apache.org?
>
>   -- Have they submitted a contributors agreement?
>
> Infrastructure:
>
>   -- CVS modules created and committers added to avail file?
>
>   -- Mailing lists set up and archived?
>
>   -- Problem tracking system (Bugzilla)?
>
>   -- Has the project migrated to our infrastructure?
>
> Collaborative Development:
>
>   -- Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified
>      and acknowledged as committers on the project?
>
>   -- Are there three or more independent committers?
>
>      [The legal definition of independent is long and boring, but  
> basically
>       it means that there is no binding relationship between the  
> individuals,
>       such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their  
> free
>       will as individuals, directly or indirectly.]
>
>   -- Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?
>
>   -- Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by
>      all of the committers?
>
> Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project:
>
>   -- If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
>
>   -- If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?
>
> Incubator sign-off:
>
>   -- Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all
>      of the above tasks?
>
>
> Incubator Project
> =================
>
> Background:
>
>     o IRC channel #apache-incubator on irc.freenode.net
>       (traffic is SUPPOSED to be logged to
>       <URL:http://Source-Zone.Org/apache-irc/> so that
>       the content of interactive discussions is available
>       to everyone, but the logger isn't working)
>
>     o Mailing lists:
>       - general@incubator.apache.org (send to
>         general-subscribe@incubator.apache.org)
>
>       - pmc@incubator.apache.org (only for private communication)
>         No project decisions will be made on the PMC list.
>
>     o This status file is mailed to general@incubator.apache.org
>       every Wednesday
>
> Project committers (as of 2003-10-27):
>
>     Note that the most current information is always in the CVS
>     avail file, and can be found using:
>
>         ssh cvs.apache.org
>         cat /home/cvs/CVSROOT/avail | grep incubator
>
> Release:
>
>     The Incubator Project doesn't do "releases" itself. Track of
>     releases made by projects in the incubator is kept in the
>     per-project status files.
>
> Possible topics for educational documents:
>
>     o A document which describes the 'ideal' way a project has to
>       go to be successfully integrated into the ASF: the flow of the
>       normal incubation process should be pictured
>     o Glossary of important ASF terms and phrases
>       (this was considered as very helpful on the reorg@ list)
>     o Compact, but also encyclopedic link-directory which points
>       to important info on the other ASF sites (e.g. to the Jakarta
>       Charter or to the HTTPd dev pages)
>     o General License-/Licensing documentation (ASL1.1, ASL2.2,
>       TCK, JSPA)
>
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Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://java.sun.com/products/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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