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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Incubate TMCg2
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2005 23:10:45 GMT
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On Dec 6, 2005, at 9:28 AM, Stein, Neil S wrote:

>> Hi,
>>
>> I have been leveraging a wide range of open source projects in an
>> enterprise
>> environment for more then 10 years.  During this time, I have  
>> developed a
>> rich
>> understanding of both the positive and negative implications of  
>> doing so.
>> I
>> am currently working at Merck and Co. Inc., with the  
>> responsibility for
>> overseeing the engineering and operations of Merck's global
>> Internet/Intranet
>> web infrastructure.  This infrastructure includes ~5000 Apache  
>> virtual
>> hosts
>> and ~2700 Tomcat based applications with both test and production
>> environments.
>> To allow my team to manage an ever growing range of web assets, we  
>> have
>> developed
>> a web based tool set to manage the entire web infrastructure.   
>> Throughout
>> the
>> development of the tool set, the idea of releasing it back to the
>> community that
>> has provided me with so many wonderful tools has always been part  
>> of the
>> project
>> plan.  At this time I would like to propose the adoption of the  
>> TMCg2 as
>> an
>> incubator project under the ASF.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Neil Stein
>>
>>  ####################
>>
>>
>>  TMCg2 Proposal
>>
>>  0.  Rationale
>>
>>  Organizations apply many styles to the management of open source  
>> web and
>>  application middle tier services, and although functional - it  
>> can not be
>>  considered to be a true enterprise means of middle tier service
>> management.
>>  With the aim of solidifying the ease and control with which the
>> enterprise
>>  manages the underlying Open Source web and application server
>>  infrastructure, the TMCg2 was created.  This solution brings the  
>> promise
>> of
>>  a single central tool that improves productivity, increases  
>> control and
>>  efficiencies in both horizontal and vertical scaling of services,  
>> while
>>  allowing for a proactive means in reducing and distributing the
>> complexities
>>  of managing open source web and application server assets.
>>
>>  0.1 Criteria
>>
>>  Meritocracy:
>>
>>  The current committers have experience working with open source  
>> projects
>> and
>>  communities, and the leaders of this project have a career based  
>> working
>>  under normal meritocracy rules.
>>
>>  Community:
>>
>>  TMCg2 is not based on an existing open source community, but the
>>  contributors involved have experience leveraging and building  
>> upon many
>> open
>>  source projects at Merck and Co., Inc.  A primary objective of the
>> project
>>  is to build a vibrant community of users and active contributors.
>>
>>  Core Developers:
>>
>>  The initial committers are not members of a computer technology  
>> based
>>  company, but rather a part of a Fortune 100 company focused on  
>> bringing
>>  efficiencies to its use of open source software.
>>
>>  FEATURES
>>  ** Please see White-Paper for specific details.
> 	   http://tmcg2.sourceforge.net/TMCg2_WhitePaper.pdf
> <http://tmcg2.sourceforge.net/TMCg2_WhitePaper.pdf>
>
>>  The TMCg2 is divided into two components, the console and agent.   
>> Each
>>  component is then broken down into smaller modules that perform the
>> specific
>>  tasks.
>>
>>  TMCg2 Console
>>  The TMCg2 Console is a browser based interface for both  
>> administrators
>> and
>>  application development teams, with access controls, rules, and web
>>  application settings stored in a structured relational  
>> database.   A view
>> is
>>  provided to development teams to focus on the configuration and  
>> status of
>>  their web application. Additional views are provided for the  
>> enterprise
>>  administrators to focus on the Apache and Tomcat configurations and
>>  operating processes. Some types of requests for a developer would  
>> include
>>  application reloads/restarts and content deployments.   
>> Administrators
>> would
>>  make requests such as creating/modifying web applications,  
>> virtual hosts,
>>  starting or stopping the web application servers.
>>
>>  TMCg2 Agents
>>  The TMCg2 Agent is responsible for brokering messages from the  
>> console to
>>  the appropriate module.
>>
>>  0.2  Warning signs
>>
>>  Management of an extensive web infrastructure is a very important  
>> topic
>> for
>>  Merck and Co., Inc., and has had limited attention from the ASF.
>> Continuing
>>  and growing the TMCg2 will provide a continued benefit to Merck  
>> and Co.,
>>  Inc.  There is no risk of any of the usual warning signs of  
>> orphaned or
>>  abandoned code.
>>
>>  The current committers have experience working with open source  
>> projects
>> and
>>  communities and the leaders of this project have a career based  
>> working
>>  under normal meritocracy rules.
>>
>>  Orphaned products:
>>
>>
>>
>>  3. Identify the ASF resources to be created
>>
>>  3.1 mailing list(s)
>>
>>      * tmcg2-ppmc
>>      * tmcg2-dev
>>      * tmcg2-commits
>>      * tmcg2-user
>>
>>  3.2 Subversion repository
>>
>>      * [WWW] https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/tmcg2
>> <https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/tmcg2>
>>
>>  3.3 Jira
>>
>>      * tmcg2 (TMCg2)
>>
>>  4. Identify the initial set of committers:
>>
>>      * Neil Stein
>>      * Steve Toback
>>
>>
>>  5. Identify Apache sponsoring individual
>>
>>  We request that the Apache Incubator PMC sponsor TMCg2 as an  
>> incubating
>>  project, with the eventual goal of graduation as a TLP.  The initial
>>  contributors feel the scope of the project doesn't clearly  
>> overlap with
>> any
>>  existing TLP, and is broad enough to justify eventual TLP status.
>>
>>  Champion:    Bill Rowe
>>
>>  Mentors:     Bill Rowe
>>  	           Jim Jagielski
>>
>>
>>
>> Neil Stein
>> Merck & Co. Inc.
>> Enterprise Web Infrastructure
>> phone -- 908-423-4297
>>
>>
>>
>
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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