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From "Paul Fremantle" <pzf...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept CouchDB for incubation
Date Sun, 10 Feb 2008 13:44:52 GMT
+1

Paul

On Feb 10, 2008 11:58 AM, Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dashorst@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
>
>
> On 2/9/08, Sam Ruby <rubys@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > We've had an initial discussion, which attracted a number of messages
> > of encouragement, and identified no issues or concerns.  Then we
> > proceeded onto a proposal, which attracted three excellent mentors.
> > Now it is time to vote on the proposal which can be found on the
> > Apache Wiki, and reproduced below.
> >
> > I would like to proudly start this off with my +1.
> >
> > - Sam Ruby
> >
> > http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/CouchDBProposal
> >
> >
> > Project Name: CouchDB
> > -----------------------------
> >
> > == Proposal ==
> > The goal is to create either an Apache top level project around the
> > existing CouchDB open source project.
> >
> > Key Features:
> > * a REST API using JSON for data transport,
> > * a JavaScript view engine based on Mozilla Spidermonkey,
> > * a GNU Autotools build system supporting most POSIX systems
> > * a built-in administration interface
> > * experimental fulltext search with Lucene
> >
> > === Rationale ===
> > The goals of the project are aligned with the goals of the ASF, namely
> > there is interest in (continuing to) foster a collaborative, consensus
> > based development process, using an open and pragmatic software
> > license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the
> > way in its field.
> >
> > === Initial goals ===
> > * Features for next release
> >   *  Incremental reduce support, for full map/reduce support.
> >   * Document validation model (validate live and replicated changes)
> >   * Documentation, Documentation, Documentation
> >   * Fulltext Search
> > * Priority feature work
> >   * Live compaction
> >   * Extensible security model
> >   * LDAP authentication
> >   * More query capabilities exposed to HTTP, e.g. multi-key view lookups
> > * Future feature work
> >   * Server storage partioning
> >   * Server failover clustering
> > * Requested Features
> >   * hierarchical structure in documents
> >
> > == Current Status ==
> >
> > === Meritocracy ===
> > The project has recently transformed from being primarily a single
> > person led (and funded) project to one with a number of diverse
> > participants.  Development has been coordinated primarily through a
> > mailing list, with some IRC.
> >
> > === Community ===
> > The community consists of a set of independent developers, one of
> > which recently joined IBM
> >
> > === Initial Developers ===
> > * William Beh
> > * Damien Katz
> > * Jan Lehnardt
> > * Christopher Lenz
> > * Dirk Schalge
> > * Noah Slater
> >
> > === Alignment ===
> > A database server with a strong focus on HTTP and REST principles.
> >
> > === Known Risks ===
> > * Dependency on Erlang
> >   * Including some modifications to the HTTP server stack.  The plan
> > is to convert over to [http://code.google.com/p/mochiweb/ MochiWeb]
> > (MIT licenced)
> > * Dependency on Mozilla SpiderMonkey
> >   * Including small modifications, to be sent back to Mozilla
> >
> > === Orphaned Products ===
> > * This is a new effort, and is far from being orphaned.
> >
> > === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> > All participants are active users and contributors to open source. One
> > of them (Christopher Lenz) has experience as committer on other Apache
> > projects.
> >
> > === Homogenous Developers ===
> > The exiting committers are spread over a number of countries and
> > employers.
> >
> > === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> > Only one developer is being paid to work on CouchDB.  Read
> > [http://damienkatz.net/2008/01/faq_about_couch.html his views] on the
> > relationship he has with his employer.
> >
> > === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> > Experimental usage of Lucene
> >
> > === An excessive fascination with the Apache brand ===
> > This product started out independent of Apache and under a GPL
> > license.  After discussions with a number of people within IBM, Damien
> > Katz agreed to pursue both incubation at the ASF, and employment at
> > IBM
> >
> > == Documentation ==
> >
> > === Initial Source ===
> > Resides on [http://code.google.com/p/couchdb/ Google Code].  The code
> > has been recently relicensed from GPL to the Apache License, Version
> > 2.0, in anticipation of this submission.
> >
> > === Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ===
> > The bulk of the core code was written by Damien Katz.  Major
> > contributions include: a GNU Autotools build system supporting most
> > POSIX systems contributed by Noah Slater,  a built-in administration
> > interface provided by Christopher Lenz, and experimental fulltext
> > search with Lucene by Jan Lehnardt.  ICLAs either have been, or are in
> > the process of being, submitted for all code involved in this
> > submission.
> >
> > ICLA's are already on file for:
> > * Jan Lehnardt
> > * Christopher Lenz
> > ICLA's in progress:
> > * William Beh
> > * Damien Katz
> > * Dirk Schalge
> > * Noah Slater
> >
> > There are a few (as in single digit) number of files that we are
> > continuing to sort through the licenses.  These include Public Domain,
> > X Consortium, and MITish licenses.
> >
> > === External Dependencies ===
> > * [http://www.icu-project.org/ ICU] (MIT)
> > * [http://www.erlang.org/ Erlang] (Erlang Public License)
> > * [http://www.mozilla.org/js/spidermonkey/ SpiderMonkey] (Mozilla
> > Public License)
> >
> > === Cryptography ===
> > Not applicable
> >
> > === Required Resources ===
> > * Mailing lists:
> >   * couchdb-pmc for private PMC discussions (with moderated subscriptions)
> >   * couchdb-dev
> >   * couchdb-commits
> >   * couchdb-user
> > * Subversion Directory:
> >   * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/couchdb
> > * Issue Tracking:
> >   * JIRA couchdb
> >
> > === Initial Committers ===
> > * William Beh
> > * Damien Katz
> > * Jan Lehnardt
> > * Christopher Lenz
> > * Sam Ruby
> > * Dirk Schalge
> > * Noah Slater
> >
> > == Sponsors ==
> >
> > === Champion ===
> > Sam Ruby <rubys@apache.org>
> >
> > === Nominated Mentors ===
> > * Jim Jagielski
> > * Gianugo Rabellino
> > * Ted Leung
> >
> > === Sponsoring Entity ===
> > The Apache Incubator
> >
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