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From Carsten Ziegeler <cziege...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Vote] RCF proposal (was: [Proposal] RCF - a rich component library for JSF)
Date Fri, 06 Apr 2007 08:45:34 GMT
+1

Carsten

Omar Tazi wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Based on a positive initial feedback we are calling a vote on the RCF 
> contribution (see proposal below).
> 
> This proposal is for the donation of a rich component library for the 
> JavaServer Faces technology to the Apache Software Foundation. The live 
> version of the proposal is available at:
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/RCFProposal
> 
> A vote was held on the Apache MyFaces dev list and we got 15 +1 votes 
> (13 binding) therefore Apache MyFaces is proposed as the sponsoring 
> entity/project.
> 
> The Champion for the RCF proposal is Manfred Geiler (manolito at apache 
> dot org) and the three mentors are Martin van den Bemt (mvdb at apache 
> dot org), Carsten Ziegeler (cziegeler at apache dot org), and Henning 
> Schmiedehausen (henning at apache dot org).
> 
> Please cast your votes.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Omar Tazi
> 
> ---------------------------------
>   Omar Tazi
>   Chief Open Source Evangelist &
>   SOA Evangelist
>   Middleware and Tools
>   Oracle Corporation
>   Work: (650) 506-3216
>   Cell: (408) 656-5354
>   Email: omar.tazi@oracle.com
>   Blog: http://otazi.blogspot.com
> 
> =====================================
> RCF, a rich component library for JSF
> =====================================
> 
> Abstract
> ----------
> 
> RCF is a rich (Ajax-style) component set for the JavaServer Faces(tm)
> 1.2 technology. .
> 
> Proposal
> --------
> 
> RCF is an Ajax-based component library for the JavaServer Faces
> technology. RCF comes with very high quality components, and skinning
> (CSS-based) capabilities. RCF features include: file upload support,
> client-side conversion and validation, a complete Ajax-integration,
> data tables, hierarchical tables, color/date pickers, menu
> tabs/buttons, wizards, popups, toolbars, toolboxes,
> internationalization and accessibility. This project starts with more
> than 100 components which have already been documented and thoroughly
> tested.
> 
> RCF stands for Rich Client Framework and it means that web
> applications, using this component set look very similar to a real,
> native desktop application. The name for this project can be a subject
> to change.
> 
> RCF depends on some artifacts, provided by the Apache Trinidad
> project, such as framework features or Apache Maven plug-ins.
> 
> 
> Background
> ----------
> 
> The development of RCF started in 2005 at Oracle Corporation. With the
> advent of Ajax and requirements for highly interactive rich user
> experience, Oracle decided to implement a rich/Ajax-style JSF
> component set. The goal was to advance the already existing ADF Faces
> product, donated to the ASF in early 2006 (Apache Trinidad). When the
> development of RCF started, there wasn't any JSF component set that
> provided similar richness to the user. The RCF components run on any
> JSF 1.2 compliant implementation. RCF is based on some internal
> features of the Apache Trinidad project.
> 
> The JavaServer Faces technology is a key technology for the
> RCF component set, since RCF requires JSF as its runtime environment.
> Oracle has a large commitment to both open source and open standards.
> This proposal illustrates Oracle's commitment to the success of the
> JSF standard and supporting the open source community by providing a
> rich component set under a liberal license, the Apache 2.0 license.
> 
> Rationale
> ---------
> 
> The project is interested in moving to Apache for the following
> reasons: To provide Apache-licensed implementation of a full-blown
> Ajax-based JSF component set, to become better integrated with the
> MyFaces and Shale initiatives, and to build a strong vendor-neutral
> community that will outlast any one person's or company's
> participation.
> 
> Initial Goals
> -------------
> 
> The initial goals of the proposed project are:
> 
>   * Viable community around the RCF code base
>   * Active relationships and possible cooperation with related projects
> and communities, such as Apache MyFaces (and its subprojects) or
> Apache Trinidad.
> 
> Current Status
> ==============
> 
> Meritocracy
> -----------
> 
> All the initial committers are familiar with the meritocracy
> principles of Apache, and have already worked on the various source
> code bases. Some of the initial committers also have experience,
> undergoing the Apache incubation process. We will follow the normal
> meritocracy rules also with other potential contributors.
> 
> Community
> ---------
> 
> The Apache MyFaces project, the Apache Trinidad podling and the
> JavaServer Faces standard hold great promise. A fully Ajax-based set
> of user interface components will significantly accelerate their
> adoption. We strongly believe that RCF will gather significant
> momentum and enough developers to build a vibrant community of users
> and contributors.
> 
> Core Developers
> ---------------
> 
> Four of the initial committers are Oracle employees and all are
> committers on the Apache Trinidad podling. One of them is a committer
> at Apache MyFaces and Apache Shale. Four of the initial committers are
> committers on the Apache MyFaces project. RCF was developed by Oracle
> employees.
> 
> Alignment
> --------
> 
> RCF aligns perfectly with Apache MyFaces, Apache Trinidad and other
> ASF projects utilizing J2EE infrastructure such as Tomcat or Shale. Of
> particular relevance are projects such as Geronimo, Apache libraries
> like Jakarta Taglibs and Apache Maven.
> 
> Known Risks
> ===========
> 
> Orphaned products
> -----------------
> 
> Most of the active developers would like to become RCF Committers or
> PMC Members and have long term interest to develop and maintain the
> code.
> 
> Inexperience with Open Source
> -----------------------------
> 
> All the initial developers have worked on open source before and many
> are committers and PMC members within other Apache projects.
> 
> Homogeneous Developers
> ----------------------
> 
> Four of the initial committers are Oracle employees. The developers
> are experienced and very familiar with distributed, multi-national,
> asynchronous environments. Also Oracle will most likely influence
> developers across the globe to join the RCF community.
> 
> Reliance on Salaried Developers
> -------------------------------
> 
> Some of the initial committers are salaried developers employed by
> Oracle. Oracle is committed to standards and open source and committed
> to building a vibrant and diverse community around this project. The
> remaining developers are individual volunteers who are passionate
> about the technology. The donating company has reached out and will
> continue to reach out in its effort to build a diverse community.
> 
> Relationships with Other Apache Products
> ----------------------------------------
> 
> RCF will likely be used by a Java EE 5 (web) compliant container, like
> Geronimo or Tomcat 6, requires some Apache products (Shale Test,
> commons digester, commons beanutils, Trinidad, Xerces), and will
> support Apache MyFaces.
> 
> A Fascination with the Apache Brand
> ----------------------------------------------
> 
> All of us are familiar with Apache and we have participated in Apache
> projects as contributors, committers, and PMC members. While we expect
> the Apache brand may help attract more contributors, our interests in
> starting this project is based on the factors mentioned in the
> Rationale section. However, we will be sensitive to inadvertent abuse
> of the Apache brand and will work with the Incubator PMC and the PRC
> to ensure the brand policies are respected.
> 
> Documentation
> =============
> 
> There isn't a documentation at the moment, but Oracle is actively
> working on developing comprehensive documentation for RCF and that
> documentation will be provided soon or upon availability.
> 
> Initial Source
> ==============
> 
> The initial code base is owned by Oracle. The applicable code will be
> re-licensed under the Apache License 2.0. All dependencies have Apache
> compatible licenses. These include BSD and CDDL licensed dependencies.
> 
> External Dependencies
> =====================
> 
> All dependencies have Apache compatible licenses. These include BSD
> and CDDL licensed dependencies.
> 
> Required Resources
> ==============
> 
> Mailing lists
> 
>   * rcf-dev@incubator.apache.org
>   * rcf-commits@incubator.apache.org
>   * rcf-private@incubator.apache.org
> 
> Subversion Directory
> 
>   * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/rfc
> 
> Issue Tracking
> 
>   * JIRA RCF (RCF)
> 
> Other Resources
> 
>   * Wiki
> 
> Initial Committers
> ==================
> 
> Name               Email                                     CLA
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Adam Winer           awiner at apache dot org        yes
> Bernd Bohmann          bommel at apache dot org          yes
> Bruno Aranda         baranda at apache dot org         yes
> Cagatay Civici           cagatay at apache dot org       yes
> Gabrielle Crawford        gcrawford at apache dot org     yes
> Gary Van Matre          gvanmatre at apache dot org     yes
> Gerald Muellan         gmuellan at apache dot org         yes
> Jeanne Waldman         jwaldman at apache dot org         yes
> Mario Ivankovits
> Martin van den Bemt       mvdb at apache dot org         yes
> Martin Marinschek        mmarinschek at apache dot org   yes
> Matthias Wessendorf       matzew at apache dot org         yes
> Simon Lessard             slessard at apache dot org       yes
> Werner Punz               werpu at apache dot org          yes
> 
> Affiliations
> ============
> 
>   Name               Affiliation
>   -------------------------------------------------
>   Adam Winer               Oracle Corporation
>   Bruno Aranda          EMBL-EBI European Bioinformatics Institute
>   Gabrielle Crawford        Oracle Corporation
>   Jeanne Waldman         Oracle Corporation
>   Matthias Wessendorf   Oracle Corporation
>   Simon Lessard         Fujitsu Consulting, Canada
> 
> Sponsors
> ========
> 
> Champion
> 
>   * Manfred Geiler (manolito at apache dot org)
> 
> Nominated Mentors
> 
>   * Martin van den Bemt (mvdb at apache dot org)
>   * Carsten Ziegeler (cziegeler at apache dot org)
>   * Henning Schmiedehausen (henning at apache dot org)
> 
> Sponsoring Entity
> 
>   * Apache MyFaces
> 
> 
> 
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Carsten Ziegeler
http://www.osoco.org/weblogs/rael/

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