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From Kamaljit Bath <Kamaljit.B...@microsoft.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Accept Stonehenge into the Incubator
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2008 00:50:26 GMT
+1

Kamal

-----Original Message-----
From: Niall Pemberton [mailto:niall.pemberton@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:51 PM
To: general@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: [VOTE] Accept Stonehenge into the Incubator

+1

Niall

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 5:41 PM, Paul Fremantle <pzfreo@gmail.com> wrote:
> The Stonehenge proposal has been around for discussion for a while,
> and we now have a wide set of contributors and mentors, so I'd like to
> call a vote. I know there are some other potential mentors and or
> contributors still considering getting involved, but the normal Apache
> process of course allows that at any time.
>
> The proposal is here:
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/StonehengeProposal
>
> And also included at the end:
>
> Please vote +1 to accept, or -1 with reasons to not accept as a podling.
>
> Paul
>
> StonehengeProposal
> Project Stonehenge
> Abstract
>
> Stonehenge is a set of example applications for Service Oriented
> Architecture that spans languages and platforms and demonstrates best
> practise and interoperability.
> Proposal
>
> The aim of the Stonehenge project is to develop a set of sample
> applications to demonstrate seamless interoperability across multiple
> underlying platform technologies by using currently defined W3C and
> OASIS standard protocols.
>
> We are proposing this incubator project because we believe that a
> project that includes a set of sample applications, with multiple
> language and framework implementations will become a useful and
> important part of the SOA landscape. It will:
>
>    *
>
>      illustrate and develop best practice for interoperable
> applications that communicate via distributed protocols,
>    *
>
>      demonstrate interoperability between platforms,
>    *
>
>      provide sample code upon which SOA developers can build,
>    *
>
>      help identify interoperability issues and their solutions, and
>    *
>
>      build confidence in cross-platform deployment of SOA technologies.
>
> We believe that pursuit of these objectives at Apache has a number of
> significant benefits:
>
>   1.
>
>      Attractiveness of Apache to the wide range of vendors and
> customers willing to participate in the conception, development, and
> implementation of new scenarios.
>   2.
>
>      A well-established, neutral forum and process for architectural
> design and implementation.
>   3.
>
>      The flexibility of the Apache License to allow users to leverage
> Stonehenge without onerous conditions.
>
> Initially WSO2 will contribute an application called StockTrader,
> which is currently implemented in various languages based on
> Axis2/Java and Axis2/C including Java, PHP, Ruby, Perl, Python, and
> Spring. This will form the first of several applications which will be
> built in this incubator podling. In addition, we will invite
> contributions of other "stock trader" applications, including the
> Microsoft StockTrader sample found at [WWW]
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/bb499684.aspx. We also
> invite contributions from any other organization who has similar
> applications or technologies.
>
> Interoperability between the WSO2 StockTrader 2.0 application and the
> Microsoft StockTrader 2.0 has already been demonstrated and we expect
> to demonstrate wider interoperability.
>
> Going beyond StockTrader, we expect to develop additional applications
> that demonstrate SOA principles in an open and collaborative manner
> within the Stonehenge community.
> Current Status
>
> The development to date of the StockTrader application has
> successfully shown the benefits of cross-platform interoperability and
> have provided a useful example to developers on those platforms.
> However, the StockTrader application as currently implemented has
> limitations, including a limited repertoire of technologies (e.g.
> focusing primarily on WS-Security), and a limited number of
> implementation platforms (Axis2/Java, Axis2/C). We expect that this
> podling would expand the scope of this effort to a wider set of
> implementation platforms (including but not limited to Apache
> technologies such as Apache CXF) as well as bring in a wider, more
> diverse community of participants.
> Meritocracy
>
> One of the core aims of the Stonehenge proposal is to encourage
> meritocracy and contribution. One core aim in coming to Apache is to
> use the well-defined governance model that Apache has and to encourage
> the developers of frameworks to get involved and contribute
> implementations of the core components. A good proportion of the
> project participants are experienced Apache contributors and totally
> understand the Apache meritocracy approach. Everyone involved see that
> as being crucial to the success of this project.
> Core Developers
>
> The core developers are all listed in the initial committers list
> later in this proposal.
> Alignment
>
> The project already uses core libraries from the [WWW] Apache WS
> project including [WWW] Apache Axis2/Java, [WWW] Rampart and [WWW]
> Sandesha2. In addition, the PHP, Perl, and Python versions use the
> [WWW] Apache Axis2/C libraries. We hope to develop versions that
> utilize at least the [WWW] Apache CXF and [WWW] Apache Qpid projects
> in the future. For build we intend to use [WWW] Apache Maven.
> Known Risks
> Orphaned Products
>
> We are enthusiastic about the potential to participate on the
> Stonehenge project if it goes forward. The StockTrader application and
> other applications are already considered a core part of WSO2's
> offerings and we expect new applications developed to be similarly
> important. We also intend to utilize these applications to demonstrate
> ongoing interoperability. The success of Stonehenge will rely on
> developing a community and we think it offers an exciting opportunity.
> Inexperience with Open Source
>
> The proposed group of committers includes people with varying amounts
> of experience at Apache, but everyone is interested in the potential
> of the project and to its success at Apache. The intent is for the
> existing Apache committers to mentor the rest of the developers.
> Homogeneous Developers
>
> The proposed developers come from <n> companies. The developers have
> already experience in working together across company boundaries and
> welcome input from other developers - either independent, existing
> Apache committers, or those in companies that wish to participate in
> Stonehenge.
> Leveraging the Strong Apache Brand
>
> We strongly believe that the ASF is the right place for this project
> and to develop a community. Firstly, the ASF offers a set of
> governance practices and models that are independent of any company.
> We believe this is vital in creating interoperable cross-framework and
> cross-language distributed applications and systems. We also believe
> that demonstrating interoperability can be accomplished in the
> collaborative environment, and that we can help developers and users
> better understand each others frameworks and code, which will help
> identify and resolve problems. Although interoperability can be
> achieved by design, or through private collaborative efforts, we
> believe forums like Apache offers a valuable alternatives for
> developers from different companies and technological backgrounds to
> come together to help increase interoperability between technologies.
> Documentation
>
> Existing documentation for the WSO2 Stocktrader application can be found here:
>
>    *
>
>      [WWW] http://wso2.org/interop/stocktrader
>
> Initial Source
>
> Apache would receive all source and documentation contributions under
> the Apache contributor's agreements. Contributions of the sample
> applications (or related materials) do not include any commercially
> available enabling technologies or standards that may be referenced in
> the sample applications.applications, or which the sample applications
> are related to.The WSO2 source is already available under the Apache
> license here: [WWW]
> https://wso2.org/repos/wso2/trunk/interop/stocktrader/
> External Dependencies
>
> As a project demonstrating broad interoperability, the project should
> encourage the broadest possible implementation of each sample
> application. We thus expect certain components of the application to
> be run on open source licensed platforms, on dually licensed
> platforms, as well as on commercially licensed platforms. The existing
> Stocktrader code bases variously depend on Apache projects (Apache
> Axis2/Java, Apache Axis2/C, Apache Maven), on other open source
> systems such as WSO2 WSF/PHP and Spring (through WSO2 WSF/Spring).
> Future contributions could depend on proprietary systems such as
> Microsoft .Net or commercial JEE servers.
> Cryptography
>
> Stonehenge will use the existing Apache technologies (Rampart,
> Rampart/C, WSS4J) and may leverage other technologies such as IBM,
> Microsoft, Oracle or other frameworks for security and cryptography.
> There is no code contributed or expectation of contributions that
> implement cryptography itself.
> Required Resources
> Mailing Lists
>
>    *
>
>      stonehenge-private
>    *
>
>      stonehenge-dev
>    *
>
>      stonehenge-commits
>    *
>
>      stonehenge-user
>
> Subversion Directory
>
>    *
>
>      [WWW] [WWW] https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/stonehenge
>
> Issue Tracking
>
>    *
>
>      JIRA : Stonehenge (Stonehenge)
>
> Other Resources
>
>    *
>
>      None
>
> Initial Committers
>
>    *
>
>      Samisa Abeysinghe ([MAILTO] samisa@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Drew Baird ([MAILTO] a-drewba@microsoft.com)
>    *
>
>      Kamaljit Bath ([MAILTO] Kamaljit.Bath@microsoft.com)
>    *
>
>      Michael Champion ([MAILTO] Michael.Champion@microsoft.com)
>    *
>
>      Glen Daniels ([MAILTO] gdaniels@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Senaka Fernando ([MAILTO] senaka@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Paul Fremantle ([MAILTO] pzf@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Daniel Kulp ([MAILTO] dkulp@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Mark Little ([MAILTO] mlittle@redhat.com)
>    *
>
>      Jonathan Marsh ([MAILTO] jonathan@wso2.com)
>    *
>
>      Ole Matzura ([MAILTO] ole@eviware.com)
>    *
>
>      Niclas Reimertz ([MAILTO] niclas@eviware.com)
>    *
>
>      Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar ([MAILTO] shankar@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Carl Trieloff ([MAILTO] cctrieloff@redhat.com)
>    *
>
>      Sanjiva Weerawarana ([MAILTO] sanjiva@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Afkham Azeez ([MAILTO] azeez@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Ruwan Linton ([MAILTO] ruwan@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Deepal Jayasinghe ([MAILTO] deepal@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Nandana Mihindukulasooriya ([MAILTO] nandana@apache.org)
>
> Affiliations
>
>    *
>
>      Samisa Abeysinghe WSO2
>    *
>
>      Drew Baird Microsoft
>    *
>
>      Kamaljit Bath Microsoft
>    *
>
>      Michael Champion Microsoft
>    *
>
>      Glen Daniels WSO2
>    *
>
>      Senaka Fernando University of Moratuwa
>    *
>
>      Paul Fremantle WSO2
>    *
>
>      Daniel Kulp Progress Software
>    *
>
>      Mark Little Red Hat
>    *
>
>      Jonathan Marsh WSO2
>    *
>
>      Ole Matzura Eviware
>    *
>
>      Niclas Reimertz Eviware
>    *
>
>      Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar WSO2
>    *
>
>      Carl Trieloff Red Hat
>    *
>
>      Sanjiva Weerawarana WSO2
>    *
>
>      Afkham Azeez WSO2
>    *
>
>      Ruwan Linton WSO2
>    *
>
>      Nandana Mihindukulasooriya WSO2
>
> Sponsors
>
> Champion
>
>    *
>
>      Paul Fremantle ([MAILTO] pzf@apache.org)
>
> Nominated Mentors
>
>    *
>
>      Danese Cooper ([MAILTO] danese@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Daniel Kulp ([MAILTO] dkulp@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Matthieu Riou ([MAILTO] mriou@apache.org)
>    *
>
>      Jim Jagielski ([MAILTO] jim@jagunet.com)
>
> Sponsoring Entity
>
>    *
>
>      Incubator
>
>
> --
> Paul Fremantle
> Co-Founder and CTO, WSO2
> Apache Synapse PMC Chair
> OASIS WS-RX TC Co-chair
>
> blog: http://pzf.fremantle.org
> paul@wso2.com
>
> "Oxygenating the Web Service Platform", www.wso2.com
>
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