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From Mark Struberg <strub...@yahoo.de>
Subject Re: [VOTE][PROPOSAL] OGNL join the Incubator
Date Sat, 23 Apr 2011 12:07:25 GMT
+1 (binding)

LieGrue,
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--- On Sat, 4/23/11, Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [VOTE][PROPOSAL] OGNL join the Incubator
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 12:00 PM
> +1
> 
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM, Simone Tripodi
> <simonetripodi@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > Hi all ASF mates,
> > I'm writing to submit a new incubator proposal, Apache
> OGNL.
> > Follows below the proposal; this vote will be open for
> 72 hours and
> > will be closed on April 26th (Tue) at 12:00 am CET.
> > Many thanks in advance to everyone will take pat to
> the vote!
> > Have a nice weekend,
> > Simo
> >
> > http://people.apache.org/~simonetripodi/
> > http://www.99soft.org/
> >
> > Apache OGNL
> >
> > Abstract
> > The following proposal is about Apache OGNL, a Java
> development
> > framework for Object-Graph Navigation Language, plus
> other extras such
> > as list projection[1], selection[2] and lambda
> expressions[3].
> >
> > Proposal
> > OGNL started out as a way to set up associations
> between UI components
> > and controllers using property names. As the desire
> for more
> > complicated associations grew, Drew Davidson created
> what he called
> > KVCL, for Key-Value Coding Language, egged on by Luke
> Blanshard. Luke
> > then reimplemented the language using ANTLR, came up
> with the new
> > name, and, egged on by Drew, filled it out to its
> current state. Later
> > on Luke again reimplemented the language using JavaCC.
> Further
> > maintenance on all the code is done by Drew (with
> spiritual guidance
> > from Luke).
> > Today OGNL is maintained by Lukasz Lenart.
> >
> > Background
> > OGNL is a long living project born in the 1997 thanks
> to Drew Davidson
> > initial effort, moved under the OpenSymphony[4]
> umbrella in June 2005
> > or thereabouts, then moved on its own domain on
> ognl.org[5] that's no
> > more maintained, then finally found place on
> GitHub[6], maintained by
> > Lukasz Lenart.
> >
> > Rationale
> > OGNL stands for Object Graph Navigation Language. It
> is an expression
> > and binding language for getting and setting
> properties of Java
> > objects. Normally the same expression is used for both
> getting and
> > setting the value of a property.
> >
> > Many people have asked exactly what OGNL is good for.
> Several of the
> > uses to which OGNL has been applied are:
> >
> >  * A binding language between GUI elements
> (textfield, combobox, etc.)
> > to model objects. Transformations are made easier by
> OGNL's
> > TypeConverter mechanism to convert values from one
> type to another
> > (String to numeric types, for example).
> >  * A data source language to map between table
> columns and a Swing TableModel.
> >  * A binding language between web components and the
> underlying model
> > objects (WebOGNL, Tapestry, WebWork, WebObjects).
> >  * A more expressive replacement for the
> property-getting language
> > used by the Apache Commons BeanUtils package or JSTL's
> EL (which only
> > allow simple property navigation and rudimentary
> indexed properties).
> >
> > Most of what you can do in Java is possible in OGNL,
> plus other extras
> > such as list projection and selection and lambda
> expressions.
> >
> > Current Status
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Core Developers
> > In alphabetical order:
> >
> >  * Antonio Petrelli <apetrelli at apache dot
> org>
> >  * Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier at apache dot
> org>
> >  * Jesse Kuhnert <jkuhnert at apache dot org>
> >  * Jochen Wiedmann <jochen at apache dot org>
> >  * Lukasz Lenart <lukaszlenart at apache dot
> org>
> >  * Olivier Lamy <olamy at apache dot org>
> >  * Marc Andrew Davidson <drewd at apple dot
> com>
> >  * Maurizio Cucchiara <mcucchiara at apache dot
> org>
> >  * Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi at apache dot
> org>
> >  * Upayavira <upayavira at apache dot org>
> >
> > Alignment
> > The purpose of the project is to develop and maintain
> OGNL
> > implementation that can be used by other Apache
> projects.
> >
> > Known Risks
> > Orphaned Products
> > Being OGNL widely adopted we believe there is minimal
> risks 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.
> >
> > Moreover, OGNL has been already used by the following
> projects for years:
> >
> >  * Apache Struts;
> >  * Apache Tapestry;
> >  * Apache Camel;
> >  * Apache Tiles;
> >  * MyBatis (formerly Apache iBATIS);
> >  * Spring WebFlow.
> >
> > Inexperience with Open Source
> > All of the committers have experience working in one
> or more open
> > source projects inside and outside ASF.
> >
> > Homogeneous Developers
> > The list of initial committers are geographically
> distributed across
> > the USA and Europe 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.
> >
> > 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 already benefit from
> OGNL
> > implementation, including Apache Struts, Apache
> Tapestry, Apache Tiles
> > and Apache Camel. It is hoped that members of those
> projects will be
> > interested in contributing to and adopting this
> implementation.
> >
> > A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand
> > OGNL fits naturally in the ASF because :
> >
> >  * It is already adopted by ASF Projects;
> >  * It is a key component on which many other projects
> can depend on.
> >
> > Documentation
> >  1. The original OGNL HomePage[7]
> >  2. The OGNL Language Guide[8]
> >  3. The OGNL Developer Guide[9]
> >
> > Initial Source
> > The intial source comprises code developed on
> GitHub[6] contributed
> > under Grant from Marc A. Davidson for OGNL.
> >
> > Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan
> > Source code will be moved from GitHub[6] space inside
> the SVN space of
> > the podling, contributed under Grant from Marc A.
> Davidson for OGNL.
> >
> > External Dependencies
> > Currently OGNL depends on Javassist[10], that's
> released under dual
> > license MPL (the license under which javassist is
> usually distributed)
> > and LGPL2.1 (the license under which javassist is
> distributed when it
> > is bundled with JBoss).
> > Since MPL is one of Reciprocal Licenses[11], we intend
> to respect the
> > Javassist inclusion under conditions described on that
> page.
> >
> > Cryptography
> > The project does not handle cryptography in any way.
> >
> > Required Resources
> >  * Mailing lists
> >  * ognl-private (with moderated subscriptions)
> >  * ognl-dev
> >  * ognl-user
> >  * ognl-commits
> >  * Subversion directory
> >  * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/ognl
> >  * Website
> >  * Confluence (OGNL)
> >  * Issue Tracking
> >  * JIRA (OGNL)
> >
> > Initial Committers
> > Names of initial committers - in alphabetical order -
> with affiliation
> > and current ASF status:
> >
> >  * Antonio Petrelli <apetrelli at apache dot
> org> (PMC Member)
> >  * Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier at apache dot
> org> (ASF Member)
> >  * Jesse Kuhnert <jkuhnert at apache dot org>
> (PMC Member)
> >  * Jochen Wiedmann <jochen at apache dot org>
> (PMC Member)
> >  * Lukasz Lenart <lukaszlenart at apache dot
> org> (ASF Member)
> >  * Olivier Lamy <olamy at apache dot org> (ASF
> Member)
> >  * Marc Andrew Davidson <drewd at apple dot
> com> (ICLA signed)
> >  * Maurizio Cucchiara <mcucchiara at apache dot
> org> (Committer)
> >  * Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi at apache dot
> org> (PMC Member)
> >  * Upayavira <upayavira at apache dot org> (ASF
> Member)
> >
> > Sponsors
> > Champion
> >  * Lukasz Lenart
> >
> > Nominated Mentors
> >  * Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier at apache dot
> org>
> >  * Jochen Wiedmann <jochen at apache dot org>
> >  * Olivier Lamy <olamy at apache dot org>
> >  * Upayavira <upayavira at apache dot org>
> >
> > Sponsoring Entity
> >  * Apache Incubator PMC - voting passed[12]
> >
> > Other interested people (in alphabetical order)
> >  * Dave Newton <davelnewton at gmail dot com>
> >  * Nuwan Arambage <nuwan dot arambage at gmail dot
> com>
> >  * Tiger Gui <tigergui1990 at gmail dot com>
> >  * Xun Long Gui <ustbcoder at gmail dot com>
> (already worked on
> > Commons SCXML on Sandbox[13] for GSoC 2010)
> >
> > [1] http://www.opensymphony.com/ognl/html/LanguageGuide/projection.html
> > [2] http://www.opensymphony.com/ognl/html/LanguageGuide/selection.html
> > [3] http://www.opensymphony.com/ognl/html/LanguageGuide/lambdaExpressions.html
> > [4] http://www.opensymphony.com/ognl/
> > [5] http://www.ognl.org/
> > [6] https://github.com/jkuhnert/ognl/
> > [7] http://www.opensymphony.com/ognl/
> > [8] http://www.opensymphony.com/ognl/html/LanguageGuide/index.html
> > [8] http://www.opensymphony.com/ognl/html/DeveloperGuide/index.html
> > [10] http://www.csg.is.titech.ac.jp/~chiba/javassist/
> > [11] http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html
> > [12] http://markmail.org/message/ylt25u5doktxuorl
> > [13] http://commons.apache.org/sandbox/gsoc/2010/scxml-eclipse/index.html
> >
> >
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