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From Sonal Goyal <sonalgoy...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Nuvem Project
Date Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:26:32 GMT
I would like to contribute too.

Thanks and Regards,
Sonal
www.meghsoft.com
http://in.linkedin.com/in/sonalgoyal



On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 8:35 AM, Jean-Sebastien Delfino
<jsdelfino@apache.org> wrote:
> 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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