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From Craig L Russell <craig.russ...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Nuvem Project
Date Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:20:02 GMT
+1

Craig

On Jun 19, 2010, at 8:07 AM, Luciano Resende wrote:

> After initial discussion [1], please vote on the acceptance of Nuvem
> Project for incubation at the Apache Incubator. The full proposal is
> available at the end of this message and on the wiki at
>
>       http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/Nuvem
>
> We ask the Incubator PMC to sponsor the project with Luciano Resende
> as the Champion and Jean-Frederic Clere, Paul Fremantle, Ant Elder and
> Donald Woods volunteering to be mentors.
>
> Please cast your votes:
>
> [ ] +1, bring Nuvem into Incubator
> [ ] +0, I don't care either way
> [ ] -1, do not bring Nuvem into Incubator, because...
>
> The vote is open for the next 72 hours and only votes from the
> Incubator PMC are binding.
>
> [1] http://www.mail-archive.com/general@incubator.apache.org/msg24841.html
> [2] http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/Nuvem
>
>
> =================================================
> Apache Nuvem, a cross-cloud application programming interface
> =================================================
>
> Abstract
> -----------
>
> Nuvem will define an open application programming interface for common
> cloud application services, allowing applications to be easily ported
> across the most popular cloud platforms.
>
> Proposal
> -----------
>
> * Define an open API that abstracts common cloud platform services to
> help decouple the application logic from the particulars of a specific
> proprietary cloud.
> * Implement the Nuvem API for popular clouds such as Google
> AppEngine, Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure.
> * Initially focus on User Authentication and Authorization,
> Distributed Cache, Data Store, Queuing; then extend to other services
> such as Chat, Logging, and Debugging.
>
> Background
> ----------------
>
> An important issue for application developers is to avoid lock-in to a
> specific cloud application platform. By providing a cross-cloud
> application programming interface that abstracts common cloud platform
> services, Nuvem addresses this concern and strives to help make
> applications easily portable across multiple clouds.
>
> In mixed cloud deployments, applications need to access platform
> services across cloud boundaries. Nuvem will make this possible by
> providing a remote API for these cloud application platform services.
>
> Rationale
> -------------
>
> There are currently no efforts to define a truly open-source API to
> abstract common cloud platform services. Nuvem strives to create a
> community around building an open-source cloud application programming
> interface in a manner that fully allows for tried-and-true open source
> mechanisms such as user-driven innovation.
>
> Initial Goals
> ----------------
>
> A Nuvem prototype is currently being developed in an Apache Tuscany
> sandbox, providing initial support for some cloud platform services
> from Google AppEngine and Amazon EC2. We look at moving this prototype
> to the Apache Incubator as the next step to broaden the community,
> expand the API to support more services and cloud platforms.
>
> Current Status
> --------------------
>
> The initial code has been developed under the Apache Software License
> 2.0 by current Apache committers.
>
> Meritocracy
> ---------------
>
> We recognize the importance 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
> ---------------
>
> The initial committer list consists of a couple of independent
> developers. We expect that the project will greatly increase in
> contribution base, and this is one aspect the project will monitor in
> becoming ready for graduation.
>
> Alignment
> --------------
>
> Currently, there are no other Apache projects concerned with building
> a cross-cloud API for application platform services. We feel that it
> would be a good complement to the set of Apache projects and could
> provide them with an API for interacting with cloud application
> platforms.
>
> Nuvem complements Apache libCloud and Deltacloud projects (which both
> cover provisioning and elasticity in the cloud), providing portability
> of applications and application services   across heterogeneous cloud
> environments.
>
> Orphaned Products
> --------------------------
>
> The Nuvem developers have a long-term interest in use and maintenance
> of the code and there is also hope that different cloud providers will
> be interested in providing support for the Nuvem API and will join the
> project. We feel that it is important to put formal governance in
> place both for the project and the contributors as the project
> expands. We feel the ASF is the best location for this.
>
> Inexperience with Open Source
> ------------------------------------------
>
> Luciano Resende have been involved with Open Source Software for
> several years; he has actively contributed to Apache Tuscany, Apache
> PhotArk and contributed to and/or mentored other Apache podlings. He
> is also part of the Apache Community Development PMC and
> Admin/co-Admin for the Google Summer of Code mentoring project.
> Raymond Fend, is also a long time committer and PMC member of Apache
> Tuscany and/or other Apache projects.
>
> Reliance on Salaried Developers
> --------------------------------------------
>
> The project is being implemented by developers in their independent
> personal time and is not founded by a specific corporation.
>
> Relationships with Other Apache Products
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
> Apache Tuscany is currently used to wire different implementations of
> application platform services to applications and expose these
> services remotely.
>
> For clouds that does not provide a specific application service on
> their platform, we would work with Apache sibling projects such as
> Hadoop, CouchDB and Cassandra for data store, or ActiveMQ and Qpid for
> queueing for example, to close the gap.
>
> An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> We seek to build a lasting community around the Nuvem API. The most
> important reason for proposing this project for incubation is to gain
> visibility, and to allow contributors to more easily join and
> contribute to the project.
>
> Documentation
> ---------------------
>
> There isn't much of a documentation available.
>
> Initial Source
> -------------------
>
> The Apache Nuvem prototype has been developed in the Apache SVN
> repository and is available at:
>
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tuscany/sandbox/sca-cloud-tutorial/
>
> External Dependencies
> --------------------------------
>
> Nuvem is written in Java and is currently using Apache Tuscany.
>
> Cryptography
> -------------------
>
> N/A
>
> Required Resources
> -----------------------------
>
> * Mailing lists
>  * nuvem-dev
>  * nuvem-commits
>  * nuvem-private
> * Subversion
>  * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/nuvem
>
> * Issue Tracking
>  * JIRA (nuvem)
>
> Initial Committers
> ------------------------
>
> Luciano Resende (lresende AT apache DOT org)
>
> Raymond Feng (rfeng AT apache DOT org)
>
> Senaka Fernando (senaka AT apache DOT org)
>
> Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar  (shankar AT apache DOT org)
>
> Sagara Gunathunga (sagara AT apache DOT org)
>
> Jean-Sebastien Delfino (jsdelfino AT apache DOT org)
>
> Sonal Goyal (sgoyal AT apache DOT org)
>
> Donald Woods (dwoods AT apache DOT org)
>
> Chintana Wilamuna (chintana AT apache DOT org)
>
> Champion
> --------------
>
> Luciano Resende (lresende AT apache DOT org)
>
> Nominated Mentors
> --------------------------
>
> Jean-Frederic Clere (jfclere AT apache DOT org)
>
> Paul Fremantle (pzf AT apache DOT org)
>
> Ant Elder (antelder AT apache DOT org)
>
> Donald Woods (dwoods AT apache DOT org)
>
> Sponsoring Entity
> -----------------------
>
> Incubator PMC
>
>
> -- 
> Luciano Resende
> http://people.apache.org/~lresende
> http://twitter.com/lresende1975
> http://lresende.blogspot.com/
>
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Craig L Russell
Architect, Oracle
http://db.apache.org/jdo
408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@oracle.com
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!


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