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From "Stein, Neil S" <neil_st...@merck.com>
Subject [PROPOSAL] Incubate TMCg2
Date Tue, 06 Dec 2005 14:28:29 GMT
> 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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