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From "Davanum Srinivas" <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Click for Incubation
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2008 16:44:56 GMT
+1

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
> +1
>
> On Jul 14, 2008, at 7:14 AM, Henning Schmiedehausen wrote:
>
>> This vote will run until Monday, July 21st, 2008.
>>
>> [ ] +1 Accept Click for incubation
>> [ ]  0 Don't care
>> [ ] -1 Reject for the following reason:
>>
>> ------------
>> = Click Proposal =
>>
>> This proposal specifies the migration of Click web application framework
>> to the Apache Software Foundation as a Top Level Project.
>>
>> http://click.sourceforge.net/
>>
>> == Rationale ==
>>
>> Click is a modern J2EE web application framework released under the
>> Apache License 2.0. It takes a component and page orientated approach to
>> web applications with its main goals being ease of use and low barrier
>> to entry. A major difference between Click and other component oriented
>> frameworks, is that Click is stateless by design, although stateful
>> pages are supported. It is an optimal framework, always trading off
>> bloating features to its main goals of simplicity. Another important
>> focus of the project has been to provide high quality documentation and
>> examples to get people started as quickly as possible.
>>
>> We see Click becoming an Apache project as a logical step in its
>> evolution. Becoming part of the Apache community will increase
>> visibility and expose the framework to a larger community of developers.
>>
>> === Current Status ===
>>
>> == Meritocracy ==
>>
>> Click was developed by Malcolm Edgar in 2003 publicly released in March
>> 2005. Since then there have been contributions from a number of
>> developers across the world. New contributors are encouraged to provide
>> patches, and later commit privileges are assigned to them. In 2008 Bob
>> Schellink joined Malcolm Edgar as a joint lead on the project after
>> contributing to the project for a number of years.
>>
>> == Community ==
>>
>> Click is a small but growing community of users and developers. Its two
>> mailing lists receive around 200 messages per month.
>>
>> == Core Developers ==
>>
>>  * Malcolm Edgar
>>  * Bob Schellink
>>  * Naoki Takezoe
>>  * Ahmed Mohombe
>>
>> == Alignment ==
>>
>> Click has already built up relationships with existing Apache projects
>> especially Velocity and Cayenne. Using Velocity as its default rendering
>> engine, Click has formed a close relationship with the Velocity
>> community. Click also supports good integration with the Apache Cayenne
>> ORM framework.
>>
>> == Known Risks ==
>>
>>   * Orphaned Software: Click has a healthy community of users and
>> developers and has a very low risk of becoming orphaned. Experience With
>> Open Source: Click was started as an open source project in 2005 and has
>> remained so for 3 years.
>>   * Homogeneous Developers: The community is very diverse with users
>> and developers from all over the world.
>>   * Reliance on salaried developers: None of the Click developers are
>> compensated for their contributions. It is a complete voluntary project.
>>   * Relationships with Other Apache Products: As mentioned in the
>> Alignment section, Click has formed close relationships with Velocity
>> and Cayenne. Other Apache products used include commons-* and log4j.
>>   * An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand: Although it is
>> true that the Apache Brand will increase visibility of the framework, we
>> are more interested in building stronger relationships and influence
>> Apache projects such as Velocity.
>>
>>
>> == Scope of the project ==
>>
>> Currently Click consists of the following parts: the core framework, an
>> extras package for non core controls, an examples project and a quick
>> start project. There is also an Eclipse plugin called ClickIDE.
>>
>> == Initial Source ==
>>
>> Click sources is available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/click
>>
>> == External Dependencies ==
>>
>> There are some concerns over incompatible licensed libraries Click
>> depends on.
>>
>>   * calendar.js is released under a LGPL licensed library from
>> http://www.dynarch.com/projects/calendar/
>>   * Hibernate is released under a LGPL licensed library from
>> http://www.hibernate.org/
>>   * HSQLDB is released under the license specified here:
>> http://hsqldb.org/web/hsqlLicense.html
>>
>>
>> == Required Resources ==
>>
>> == Mailing lists ==
>>
>> Create new mailing lists
>>
>>   * click-dev
>>   * click-private
>>
>>
>> == Subversion Directory ==
>>
>> Migrate the current subversion code from sourceforge to Apache
>>
>>   * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/click
>>
>>
>> == Issue Tracking ==
>>
>>   * Need to create a new JIRA project called CLICK for the Click
>> framework
>>   * Migrate the current JIRA issue tracker from
>> http://www.avoka.com/jira/
>>
>>
>> == Other Resources ==
>>
>> Need to create a new Confluence Wiki
>>
>>   * CLICK
>>
>>
>> == Initial Committers ==
>>
>> The initial committers for the project should include:
>>
>>   * Malcolm Edgar
>>   * Bob Schellink
>>   * Naoki Takezoe
>>   * Ahmed Mohombe
>>   * Henning Schmiedehausen
>>   * Will Glass-Husain
>>   * Ted Husted
>>   * Andrus Adamchik
>>
>>
>> == Sponsors ==
>>
>> === Champion ===
>>
>>   * Henning Schmiedehausen
>>
>>
>> === Nominated Mentors ===
>>
>>   * Will Glass-Husain
>>   * Ted Husted
>>   * Andrus Adamchik
>>
>>
>> === Sponsoring Entity ===
>>
>>   * Velocity
>> ----------------
>>
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