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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Click
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2008 17:26:39 GMT
Looks good; do you need a click-commits mailing list?

Craig

On Jul 2, 2008, at 12:29 PM, Henning Schmiedehausen wrote:

> Please see also http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ClickProposal
>
> Comments until July 9th, if nothing blocking comes up, I'll CfV on  
> July
> 10th.
>
> --- cut ---
>
> = 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-private
>    * click-dev
>    * click-user
>
>
> == 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
>
>
> == Sponsors ==
> === Champion ===
>
>    * Henning Schmiedehausen
>
>
> === Nominated Mentors ===
>
>    * Will Glass-Husain
>    * Ted Husted
>
>
> === Sponsoring Entity ===
>
>    * Velocity
>
> --- cut ---
>
>
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Craig L Russell
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