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From Jean-Sebastien Delfino <jsdelf...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Nuvem Project
Date Sat, 12 Jun 2010 03:05:52 GMT
Hi,

I'd like to contribute too.

--
Jean-Sebastien


Luciano Resende wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I would like to propose the Nuvem project for addition to the Apache incubator.
> 
> The initial proposal is available at the the Wiki[1], and it is also
> included below for convenience.
> 
> We are looking forward to any and all feedback and/or questions on the
> proposal. We are also looking for a Champion and mentors, and would
> very much welcome additional volunteers to help steer Nuvem through
> the incubation process.
> 
> 
> [1] 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)
> 
> Sponsors
> --------------
> 
> Champion
> --------------
> 
> Nominated Mentors
> --------------------------
> 
> Sponsoring Entity
> -----------------------
> 
> Incubator PMC
> 
> 
> 


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