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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] jSpirit Project
Date Tue, 20 Jul 2010 15:01:17 GMT
Grégoire, no attachment.  ML software doesn't like it.  I suggest you put it on 
SF.

Otis




----- Original Message ----
> From: Grégoire Rolland <grolland.jspirit@gmail.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Mon, July 19, 2010 4:35:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] jSpirit Project
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I append the proposal with several answers about SaaS,  Multi-tenancy, 
>standards respect and what is really jSpirit.
> 
> Thanks to  Otis for the feedback.
> 
> Don't hesitate to send questions, feedback and new  ideas, we want to build 
>this project with anyone is interested in the  community.
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> Grégoire
> 
> 
> On 16/07/2010 16:57,  Grégoire Rolland wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm here to propose a  new project for the Apache incubator, related to a 
>previous post I write  here.
> > 
> > You can find the first draft of the proposal here [ 
>http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/JSpiritProposal ].
> > 
> > We are  looking for Champion, Mentors and interrested developpers. And we 
>gracefully ask  to the Incubator for sponsoring this project.
> > 
> > We were happy to  receive your feedback about this proposal.
> > 
> > Thanks for your  support, we are happy to begin a new work with you !
> > 
> > Best  Regards,
> > 
> > Here the text of the proposal :
> > 
> > =  Abstract =
> > jSpirit will be a platform to develop efficiently enterprise  class 
>applications for SaaS with real Multi-tenant support and cloud  deployement.
> > 
> > = Proposal =
> > jSpirit will provide  technical foundation on which application developper 
>will create enterprise  software distributed as services. jSpirit vill implement 
>global and out-of-box  architecture supporting multi-tenancy. As multi-tenancy, 
>I mean architecture  that share the same application for multiple client, with 
>support of specifics  comportements. The technical foundation will include an 
>integration framework  designed for simplify and abstract technical complexity 
>of J2EE for the final  developper, a set of tools to industrialize production of 
>applications, a  complete applications stack, and a set of methods and 
>recommandation to develop  efficiently.
> > 
> > = Background =
> > jSpirit was initialy  developped for a french company who wants to create a 
>multi-tenant SaaS ERP for  trading in the agribusiness world. The application is 
>now finnished and this  company opens the codes of the foundation of this 
>project.  At this time,  there is no foundation framework whose provide 
>multi-tenancy support so it was a  need to develop something like jSpirit. The 
>experience of developping such  application point there is a need to have tools 
>and method to do this.
> > 
> > = Rationale =
> > I think there is a strong need of architecture  and simplicity in the java 
>world. The multi-tenancy problems are difficult to  resolve and the needs of 
>such application will grow in the future. jSpirit will  implements out-of-box 
>architecure, a seamless programming model and technical  module to simplify 
>developpement. jSpirit goals is to become a concentrate of  experience of 
>open-source and advanced J2EE developpers to provide a platform  for efficiently 
>develop application in the SaaS and Multi-tenant world.
> > 
> > = Initial Goals =
> > First goal is to develop users and developer  community around the project to 
>ensure quality and usability of the platform.  Our open-source experience is not 
>high so we think it's important to relies on a  community to make the project 
>live.
> > Second goal is to document the  project to be more usable as is.
> > Third goal is to enlarge functionnality  and make the project more coherent 
>with apache ecosystem.
> > 
> > =  Current Status =
> > == Code Base ==
> > All the code base is here :  
>[[http://sourceforge.net/projects/jspirit/|Sourceforge]].
> > The current  code base implements all functionnalities below.
> > 
> > ===  Architecture ===
> >  * Multi-tiered Architecture out-of-the-box :  Implementation of Integration 
>Layer, Business Layer, Client Layer
> >   * Java 5 annotation and auto-injection based lookup of services
> >  *  Classpath scanning for auto-discovering components
> >  * Modular and  plugable architecture : automatic activation of modules in 
>the classpath, ready  for seamless integration
> >  * Implementation of Long-Conversation  pattern, with JTA 2PC support (with 
>Geronimo Transaction Manager), and implicit  demarcation (explicit demarcation 
>is always possible)
> >  * [in  progress] AOP interceptor on top of each layer
> > 
> > === Integration  Layer ===
> >  * Implementation of abstract integration services and  abstract persister 
>based on JPA technology
> >  * Maven plugins for  code generation of integration layer from xml 
>description of component business  model : generate persistent class, access 
>services, queries, constraints, JPA  annotation,  lucene indexation of business 
>model
> >  * bean  validation integration
> >  * Full Multi-tenancy integration on  EntityManager and Caches
> >  * Multi-tenant Postgresql support
> > 
> > === Business Layer ===
> >  * Implementation of abstract  business services and infrastructure
> >  * Annotation discovering and  injection of dependents services
> >  * Multi-tenant replacement of  services at runtime
> >  * Simple Asynchronous and distributed business  services with Apache 
>ActiveMQ : this is annotation driven
> > 
> > ===  Client Layer ===
> >  * JSF 2.0 predefined integration
> >  *  Abstract Managed Bean for simple developpement of list and forms
> >  *  Integration of restful url for JSF 2
> >  * Multi-tenant interceptor  for determining tenant context based on full 
>qualified domain name
> > 
> > === Scheduling ===
> >  * Distributed and load adaptative  voting peer-to-peer scheduler
> >  * voting task execution with  Condorcet Method
> > 
> > === Security ===
> >  * Simple  security integration : form login, http basic security
> >  *  Multi-tenant support for authentications and authorizations
> >  *  peer-to-peer sessions id replications for support max session per user in 
>a  cluster
> >  * Regexp filters on urls
> >  * JSF function and  bean to manage security on pages
> > 
> > === i18n ===
> >  *  Full i18n support
> >  * Multi-tenacy i18n : overriding label per  tenant
> >  * JSF function for accessing labels and  locale
> >  * JSF bean for controlling user locale on web page
> > 
> > === Data Import/Export ===
> >  * XML data importer/exporter  customizable by tenant with scripting 
services
> >  * ready for  "open-SaaS" to guarantee application users data integration and  
>recuperation
> > 
> > === Web Services ===
> >  * Simple export  of business services to Soap Web Services with Apache CXF
> >  * [in  progress] REstfull web services with Apache Abdera integration (and  
>XStream)
> >  * Atom 1.0 support with Apache Abdera (only GET method  now)
> > 
> > === Search ===
> >  * Indexation of data  model
> >  * Simple Query interface for searching in the data  model
> >  * Multi-tenant support of the Lucene Indexes
> > 
> > === JCR ===
> >  * Multi-tenant integration of Apache  JackRabbit : workspaces based
> >  * Implementation of injectable  service for JackRabbit access
> >  * JTA transaction  participation
> > 
> > === Mail ===
> >  * Injectable mail  services out-of-box
> > 
> > === Reporting ===
> >  * Report  module on top of the business layer
> >  * based on Castor XML and  Apache FOP
> >  * Pluggable Reporting Provider  architecture
> >  * Multi-tenant report replacement at runtime
> > 
> > === Tools ===
> >  * Set of Maven archetype mapped on  architecture to create one project by 
>layer
> > 
> > === Planned  Functionnality ===
> >  * Maven Plugin for code generation supporting  Apache Cassandra without 
>interface modification
> >  * Create others  multi-tenant interceptor based on other methods
> >  * Support more  algorithms for scheduling for the distributed scheduler
> >  * Security  : Services Access Authorization
> >  * Eclipse plugins for MDA  enablement, XML schema recognition, and more
> >  * Integration of  Business Rules Engine with multi-tenancy
> >  * Integration of  BPM/Workflow Engine with multi-tenancy
> >  * Simple Cloud  deployement
> > 
> > == Meritocracy ==
> > We think meritocacy is  the best method to conduct project. It give 
>involvement to procude quality  products. The responsability of individuals in 
>project should grow  proportionnaly to their implication. So their responsabilty 
>must represent their  involvement and the quality of the work produced. In other 
>words, we think we  can improve a project quality with motivated persons who 
>wants contribute to set  the future path of the project. We think developping 
>open-source software is an  adventure and we need adventurer !!
> > 
> > == Community ==
> > As  said above, building community is the first initial goal for the project. 
>The  actual community is actually composed of two developpers and a software 
>company  in France who uses jSpirit as a foundation for his product. We will 
>encourage  suggestions, contributions, and other feedback because we think we 
>need stay  near the users and developper community to satisfy their attents. 
>That's why we  need a free license. We wants promote exchange betweens persons 
>to improve the  ideas and the quality of the software.
> > 
> > == Core Developers  ==
> > There is two developpers at the moment :
> > Grégoire Rolland,  J2EE Architect from 7 years, founder of the jSPirit 
>project.
> > Franck  Hervy, Java developper from 8 years, contributor.
> > We are conviced by the  need of participate to free sofware, but our 
>experience is minimal (but we want  learn !)
> > 
> > == Alignment ==
> > We think apache foundation is  a good match for jSpirit. jSpirit is targeted 
>tu use Tomcat and Geronimo in the  future. jSpirit uses already a lot of Apache 
>projects and we think we need  collaboration with this project to produce the 
>best platform we can. This  project are ActiveMQ, Abdera, CXF, Velocity, Maven, 
>Commons, Geronimo,  JackRabbit, Lucene, FOP, ...And there are other project we 
>will need to work  with (Cassandra, OpenEJB, OpenJPA).  We think there could be 
>good  interaction between projects and jSpirit could fit in the ecosystem.
> > 
> > =  Known Risks =
> > == Orphaned products ==
> > There is  a risk the product became orphaned due to the small numbers of 
>commiters, that's  why wee need to build a community. Grégoire Rolland wants to 
>build his carrer  aroud this project and Frank Hervy is very interrested. The 
>company wich already  use jSpirit could diminish the risk of orphaned product.
> > 
> > ==  Inexperience with Open Source ==
> > The initial committers have low  experience with open source projects. All 
>have been involved with source code  that has been released under an open source 
>license, but there is no experience  developing code with an open source 
>development process. But we are very  motivated to execute our developpement 
>under the meritocraty rules. As said  above we are really open to this new 
>experience, that's why we propose this  project for incubation.
> > 
> > == Homogenous Developers ==
> > All  developpers works in different company, we are in France, sure, the 
>geographical  region is limited. But we already have join proposition from other 
>countries. We  think this project could interrest a large panel of developper 
>and we want  encourage this.
> > 
> > == Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
> >  Franck Hervy is vonluteer for developping jSpirit. Grégoire Rolland is 
>currently  unemployed but want to make is business around this project and 
>support this in  a long term. The project will continue without salaried 
>developper.
> > 
> > == Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
> > Reltionship with  other Apache Products exists today as dependent library as 
>said above, and we  want encourage these and work together to improve the 
>quality of each.  Dependencies include ActiveMQ, Abdera, CXF, Velocity, Maven, 
>Commons, Geronimo,  JackRabbit, Lucene, FOP. We want develop the relationships 
>with Cassandra,  OpenEJB, OpenJPA and Geronimo, to build a high quality platform 
>for developping  enterprises applications.
> > 
> > == A Excessive Fascination with the  Apache Brand ==
> > We hope the Apache Brand will attract users and  contributors around this 
>project. We know ASF since 10 years and we are used  products daily. We think 
>the products are all quality and open-source  respective. We recognize the 
>effort of the ASF in the open-source ecosystem and  we want to add our sweat to 
>this effort. However we can continue this adventure  alone but this will be 
>harder and less motivating than belong to a large and  recognized community.
> > 
> > = Documentation =
> > There is not  much documentation now (it's the second initial goals), but you 
>can found some  material here (sorry it's in french) :
> >  * https://sourceforge.net/projects/jspirit/files/doc/saas_rmll.pdf/download
> >   * 
>https://sourceforge.net/projects/jspirit/files/doc/jspirit_presentation.pdf/download
> 
> > 
> > = Initial Source =
> > jSpirit is in developpement since  September 2008 by Grégoire Rolland. The 
>developpement started in a french  company (Husson Ingenierie, Périgueux, 
>http://husson-info.fr/) when the developpers needs a platform  for building 
>multi-tenant application. The source was liberated in Arpil  2010.
> > 
> > = External Dependencies =
> > The dependencies all  have Apache compatible licenses. These include LGPL, 
>BSD, CDDL, CPL, MPL and MIT  licensed dependencies.
> > 
> > = Cryptography =
> > jSpirit could  depend now or in the future from cryptographic code.
> > 
> > = Required  Resources =
> > 
> > == Mailing lists ==
> >  * jspirit-private  (with moderated subscriptions)
> >  * jspirit-dev
> >  *  jspirit-commits
> >  * jspirit-user
> > 
> > == Subversion  Directory ==
> >  * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/jspirit
> > 
> > ==  Issue Tracking ==
> > JIRA jSpirit (JSPIRIT)
> > 
> > == Initial  Committers ==
> >  * Grégoire Rolland (grolland dot jspirit at gmail  dot com)
> >  * Franck Hervy (hervy dot franck at free dot fr)
> > 
> > == Interrested developpers ==
> > Here a list of the interrested  developper :
> > 
> > = Sponsors =
> > == Champion ==
> > We are  actually looking for a Champion.
> > 
> > == Nominated Mentors  ==
> > We also need Mentors.
> > 
> > == Sponsoring Entity  ==
> > We gracefully ask the Incubator to be our sponsor.
> > 
> 
> 
> -- Grégoire Rolland
> Projet *jSpirit*
> Tel : (+33) (0) 6 82 77  59 94
> mailto:grolland.jspirit@gmail.com
> 

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