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From "Davanum Srinivas" <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Incubator to sponsor and accept Abdera for incubation
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2006 11:50:21 GMT
+1 from me.

On 6/1/06, Paul Fremantle <pzfreo@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 from me.
>
> Paul
>
> On 6/1/06, Sam Ruby <rubys@apache.org> wrote:
> > This proposal seems to have generated a lot of geniune interest, so now
> > I'm calling for a vote for the Incubator to formally accept it.
> >
> > A few editorial comments: at this point, I have little doubt that this
> > codebase will attract a diverse and sustainable community.  My concern
> > is now the reverse: seeing talks of Rome join in and there being talk of
> > these two merging with Roller... seems both very exciting... as well a
> > bit premature.
> >
> > In my mind, the best way to find out what shape the community will take
> > is to watch it incubate.  Therefore, I'd like to explicitly propose that
> > we neither predetermine nor rule out any possible destination for this.
> >  It could become a TLP.  It could merge with Rome and/or other feed
> > libraries, if they get proposed to the ASF.  It could all get subsumed
> > into Roller.  My initial concerns are, respectively, critical mass,
> > potentially divergent goals, and Umbrella -- each, of course, could be
> > addressed/mitigated, that's why I am recommendating that we defer this
> > decision until we have had a chance to observe the community.  (Note:
> > this is not a new idea, I've suggested it on number of occasions before).
> >
> > With all that said, here's my
> >
> >   +1
> >
> > - Sam Ruby
> >
> >  - - -
> >
> > From http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AbderaProposal :
> >
> > ## page was renamed from AriProposal
> > = Abdera, an Atom Implementation Proposal =
> >
> > == 0. Rationale ==
> >
> > The fundamental goal of the project is to provide a high-quality and
> > functionally-complete implementation of the Atom Syndication Format
> > (RFC4287) and the Atom Publishing Protocol specifications published by
> > the IETF Atompub working group.
> >
> > (the ancient city of Abdera, Thrace was the birthplace of the Greek
> > Philosopher Democritus, one of the
> > [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democritus co-originators of "atomism"])
> >
> > == 0.1 Criteria ==
> >
> > === Meritocracy: ===
> >
> > Apache was chosen for an incubator for the guidance the community can
> > provide.
> >
> > === Community: ===
> >
> > The contributed work was inspired by open source development and by the
> > need to have functionally complete implementations of the Atom
> > specifications available for developers to use.  To be successful, the
> > project needs to build a strong and diverse community to validate its
> > mission and carry it forward. Further, the project needs to be guided by
> > the same general principles of open and transparent development that has
> > helped to shape the standards upon which the project is based.
> >
> > === Core Developers: ===
> >
> > The initial committers for the project are employees of the donating
> > company. Two of the developers have worked on open source projects
> > before and have experience with and a deep understanding of open source
> > principles.
> >
> > === Alignment: ===
> >
> > The initial code has been implemented in Java and is based primarily on
> > the same Apache Axiom / StAX XML parsing API that underpins the Apache
> > Axis2 project.  As such, the implementations draws heavily on the work
> > of other existing Apache projects and will continue to do so.
> >
> > == 0.2 Warning signs ==
> >
> > === Orphaned products: ===
> >
> > The initial committers are users of this toolkit and have a long-term
> > interest in use and maintenance of the code.
> >
> > === Inexperience with open source: ===
> >
> > Several of the commiters are very experienced in Open Source
> > environment. All efforts have and will be made to ensure that the work
> > done and momentum will be in strict adherence to open source guidelines.
> >
> > === Homogenous developers: ===
> >
> > As noted above, the initial list of developers consists of paid
> > employees of the donating company.  However, efforts will be made to
> > actively expand the team of developers committing to the project.
> >
> > The current list of committers bring with them a broad range of
> > experiences with open source, standards, emerging technologies, and
> > product development.
> >
> > === Reliance on salaried developers: ===
> >
> > The initial set of committers are salaried developers. Through the
> > incubation process, more diversity will hopefully be achieved in many
> > aspects, including reliance on salaried developers.
> >
> > === No ties to other Apache products: ===
> >
> > The initial codebase relies heavily on existing Apache technologies and
> > will continue to do so.
> >
> > === A fascination with the Apache brand: ===
> >
> > The committers are intent on developing a strong open source community.
> > We believe that the Apache Software Foundation's emphasis on community
> > development makes it the most suitable choice.
> >
> > == 1. Scope of the subprojects ==
> >
> > The initial scope of the project will be the development of a
> > functionally-complete Java-language implementation of the Atom
> > Syndication Format and Atom Publishing Protocol specifications, along
> > with a selection of extensions and utility functions.  It is expected,
> > however, that C/C++ and possibly other language implementations will be
> > explored in the future.
> >
> > The Atom Syndication Format implementation will include a
> > high-performance parser and serializer for Atom documents, a set of
> > API's for working with the Atom data model, support for a variety of
> > extensions to the Atom format, and support for various advanced features
> > such as XPath, XML Digital Signatures, Feed paging, etc.
> >
> > The Atom Publishing Protocol implementation will include both client and
> > server implementations designed with the dual purpose of demonstrating
> > the proper function of the protocol and providing the tools necessary to
> > build and deploy Atom Publishing-based applications.
> >
> > == 2. Initial source ==
> >
> > The initial source for the project was originally written to address the
> > needs of the donating company's own internal Atom development
> > activities.  A snapshot of the initial source is available at
> > http://www.snellspace.com/public/abdera.tar.gz.
> >
> > == 2.1 External Dependencies of the project ==
> >
> > The current implemenation depends on the following components:
> >
> >  * Apache Axiom 1.0
> >  * StAX XML API's
> >  * The Woodstox XML Parser
> >  * Java Activation Framework (JAF) and JavaMail API
> >  * Jaxen (optional for XPath support)
> >  * Junit (for unit testing)
> >  * Apache Ant (for the build)
> >
> > == 3. Identify the ASF resources to be created ==
> >
> > == 3.1 mailing list(s) ==
> >
> >  * abdera-ppmc (moderated subscriptions)
> >  * abdera-dev
> >  * abdera-commits
> >  * abdera-user
> >
> > == 3.2 Subversion repository ==
> >
> >  * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/abdera
> >
> > == 3.3 Bugzilla ==
> >
> >  * Abdera
> >
> > == 4. Identify the initial set of committers: ==
> >
> >  * James M Snell (IBM)
> >  * Sam Ruby (IBM)
> >  * Robert Yates (IBM)
> >
> > == 5. Identify Apache sponsoring individual ==
> >
> > We request that the Apache Incubator PMC sponsor the Abdera Atom
> > implementation as an incubating project.
> >
> > Champion: Sam Ruby
> >
> > Mentors:
> >
> >  * Garrett Rooney
> >  * Paul Querna
> >
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>
>
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> Paul Fremantle
> VP/Technology, WSO2 and OASIS WS-RX TC Co-chair
>
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>
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