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From Donald Woods <dwo...@apache.org>
Subject [RESULT] [VOTE] [PROPOSAL] Validation incubator for JSR-303 Bean Validation
Date Tue, 02 Mar 2010 03:20:21 GMT
The vote passes with the following +1 votes:
  Craig Russell, Alan Cabrera, Luciano Resende,
  Matthias Wessendorf, Jean-Frederic Clere,
  Martijn Dashorst, Mark Struberg, Kevan Miller,
  James Carman, Niall Pemberton, Bill Stoddard

Voting 0 or no vote specified:
  Nick Kew (recended his initial -1 vote on the name)

There were no standing -1 votes.

Non-binding +1 votes:
  Francis De Brabandere, Mohammad Nour El-Din, Gurkan Erdogdu


The requested resources in the proposal have been updated to use "BVAL"
to better reflect the project's intention and I'll attach the results
email to the proposal for history.


Thanks,
Donald Woods


On 2/23/10 10:57 AM, Donald Woods wrote:
> Given the lack of response on the proposal and the push from our
> champion to get moving :-), I'll assume lazy consensus and call a vote.
> 
> I would like to present for a vote the following proposal to be
> sponsored by the Incubator PMC for a new Validation podling.  The goal
> is to build a community around delivering a JSR-303 Bean Validation
> implementation based on a new incoming codebase from Agimatec GmbH.
> 
> The proposal is available on the wiki at and included below:
> 
>    http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ValidationProposal
> 
> 
> [] +1  to accept Validation into the Incubator
> []  0  don't care
> [] -1  object and reason why.
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Donald Woods
> 
> 
> ---- Proposal text from the wiki ----
> 
> Validation
> 
> Abstract
> 
> The Validation project will deliver an implementation of the Bean
> Validation Specification (JSR303)
> 
> Proposal
> 
> The initial Validation codebase will use the Agimatec Validation source,
> which is an implementation of the Bean Validation Specification (JSR303).
> 
> Although the destination of the Validation podling is not fixed, the
> idea is that it will graduate to Apache Commons and replace the existing
> Validator 1.x component as a new 2.0 codebase.
> 
> Background
> 
> Agimatec Validation has been developed by Agimatec Gmbh and is about 90%
> complete towards implementing the JSR303 specification. The
> Agimatec-Validation project is currently hosted on Google Code and is
> ASL 2.0 licensed. Agimatec has no intention to complete or maintain the
> implementation but has given the lead developer permission to continue
> working on the project on his own time.
> 
> A number of existing Apache projects (Geronimo, OpenJPA, MyFaces,
> OpenEJB, Commons) are interested in an implementation of the Bean
> Validation specification and Donald Woods suggested adopting the
> Agimatec Validation code rather than starting from scratch.
> 
> Rationale
> 
> There is currently no Apache project focused on providing a JSR-303
> implementation. The existing Commons Validator 1.x project codebase does
> not include support for Java 5 annotations and predates the JSR-303
> specification effort. By using the Agimatec-Validation code, we can
> bootstrap the effort to create a Validator 2 release and focus on
> polishing/enhancing the code, certification activities and integration
> and support of other Apache projects.
> 
> Current Status
> 
> Agimatec Validation and is about 95% complete towards implementing the
> JSR303 specification.
> 
> An SGA for the Agimatec Validation has been received and on file from
> Agimatec Gmbh.
> 
> Meritocracy
> 
> As a majority of the initial project members are existing ASF
> committers, we recognize the desirability of running the project as a
> meritocracy. We are eager to engage other members of the community and
> operate to the standard of meritocracy that Apache emphasizes; we
> believe this is the most effective method of growing our community and
> enabling widespread adoption.
> 
> Community
> 
> Even though the reference implementation for the JSR-303 Bean Validation
> specification is licensed under ASL 2.0, it is not being developed with
> meritocracy in mind, as the release process is controlled by the JBoss
> division of Red Hat to meet their own product needs.
> 
> Validation aims to build a community of developers interested in the
> definition and delivery of a JSR-303 compliant runtime, which can be
> reused as a common component by a number of different projects (like
> Geronimo, OpenJPA, MyFaces, ....) By maintaining independence of the
> target runtime, it is our intention to build the broadest possible
> community of developers.
> 
> Core Developers
> 
> The lead developer from the Agimatec Validation project will be joined
> by a number of committers from existing ASF projects.
> 
> Alignment
> 
> The purpose of Validation is to develop a certified implementation of
> JSR-303. Some components may be developed and delivered by other Apache
> projects, like:
> 
>     * Bean Validation 1.0 spec API - Apache Geronimo Specs subproject
>     * JSF2 integration - MyFaces ExtVal components
> 
> Known Risks
> 
> The current JSR-303 portions of the Agimatec-Validation code was
> developed by a single developer from Agimatec (Roman) with no available
> documents on the structure of the code.
> 
> Orphaned Products
> 
> The project will be implementing the JSR-303 Bean Validation
> specification, which is a required component for both the Web and Full
> profiles of Java EE 6. There is minimal risk of this work becoming
> non-strategic and the contributors are confident that a larger community
> will form within the project in a relatively short space of time.
> 
> Inexperience with Open Source
> 
> Many of the committers have experience working in one or more open
> source projects including Apache Commons, Geronimo, OpenJPA, OpenEJB,
> OpenWebBeans and MyFaces.
> 
> Homogeneous Developers
> 
> The list of initial committers are geographically distributed across the
> U.S., Europe and Africa with no one company being associated with a
> majority of the developers. Many of these initial developers are
> experienced Apache committers already and all are experienced with
> working in distributed development communities. It is our hope that,
> through the incubator, further contributors with a broad background of
> experience but common interest will become involved with this project.
> 
> Reliance on Salaried Developers
> 
> To the best of our knowledge, none of the initial committers are being
> paid to develop code for this project.
> 
> Relationships with Other Apache Products
> 
> A number of existing ASF projects require an implementation of JSR303
> including Geronimo, OpenJPA and MyFaces. It is hoped that members of
> those projects will be interested in contributing to and adopting this
> implementation.
> 
> Apache Geronimo - Apache Geronimo is a server runtime framework and
> fully certified Java EE 5 application server runtime. It is interested
> in using this project, to provide the required JSR-303 implementation
> for the upcoming Geronimo 3.0 server, which will be a Java EE 6
> certified release.
> 
> Apache OpenJPA - Apache OpenJPA is a JPA provider, who needs to
> integrate and test with a JSR-303 provider as part of JSR-317 JPA2
> specification. In the future, we may decide to include the Validation
> artifacts in our distribution for Java SE users.
> 
> Apache MyFaces - Apache MyFaces is a JSF provider, who needs to
> integrate and test with a JSR-303 provider as part of the JSR-314 JSF2
> specification. It is our hope, that the preferred Bean Validation
> provider will become Validation instead of the Hibernate RI, after the
> project exits the incubator.
> 
> A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand
> 
> The Agimatec-Validation code is currently being hosted on Google Code.
> The developers (Agimatec Gmbh) did not approach Apache, but were instead
> approached by Donald Woods about moving the code to Apache in hopes to
> build a broader and more vibrant community around the code and as the
> eventual next generation Commons Validator codebase.
> 
> Documentation
> 
> JSR303 Bean Validation Specification:
> 
>     * http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=303
> 
> Agimatec Validation Project:
> 
>     * http://code.google.com/p/agimatec-validation/
> 
> Initial Source
> 
> The intiial source comprises code developed as as part of the
> agimatec-validation project on googlecode:
> 
>     * http://code.google.com/p/agimatec-validation/source/browse/
> 
> Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan
> SGA has been submitted. Source tarball has not been uploaded to SVN yet.
> 
> External Dependencies
> 
>     * Runtime
>           o Apache Geronimo Bean Validation 1.0 Spec API
>           o Apache Commons BeanUtils
>           o Apache Commons Lang
>           o Apache Commons Logging
>           o Apache Commons Collections
>           o XStream
>     * Optional
>           o org.freemarker - freemarker template to generate JSON output
>     * Tests
>           o JUnit
>           o Log4J
> 
> Required Resources
> 
>     * Mailing lists
>           o validation-private (with moderated subscriptions)
>           o validation-dev
>           o validation-user
>           o validation-commits
>     * Subversion directory
>           o https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/validation
>     * Website
>           o Confluence (VALIDATION)
>     * Issue Tracking
>           o JIRA (VALIDATION)
> 
> Initial Committers
> 
> Names of initial committers with affiliation and current ASF status:
> 
>     * Roman Stumm [roman.stumm at agimatec.de] - (Agimatec GmbH, CLA filed)
>     * Donald Woods [dwoods] - (IBM, ASF committer)
>     * Niall Pemberton [niallp] - (EMC, ASF committer)
>     * Mohammad Nour El-Din [mnour] - (Thebe Technology, ASF committer)
>     * Simone Tripodi [simone.tripodi at gmail.com] - (Asemantics S.r.l,
> CLA filed)
>     * Jeremy Bauer [jrbauer] - (IBM, ASF committer)
>     * Gerhard Petracek [gpetracek] - (IRIAN Solutions GmbH, ASF committer)
>     * Mark Struberg [struberg] - (ASF committer)
> 
> Sponsors
> 
> Champion
> 
>     * Kevan Miller
> 
> Nominated Mentors
> 
>     * Kevan Miller
>     * Niall Pemberton
>     * Luciano Resende
> 
> Sponsoring Entity
> 
>     * Apache Incubator PMC
> 
> 
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