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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Deft to join the incubator
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:37:36 GMT
+1 (binding)

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Ashish <paliwalashish@gmail.com> wrote:
> [X] +1 Accept Deft for incubation
>
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 4:05 PM, Niklas Gustavsson <niklas@protocol7.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> With three mentors graciously signed up and the discussion around the
>> proposal settling, it's time for a vote on Deft joining the incubator.
>>
>> The latest proposal can be found below, or in the wiki:
>>
>> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/DeftProposal
>>
>> For discussions:
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/general@incubator.apache.org/msg29659.html
>>
>> Please cast your votes:
>>
>> [  ] +1 Accept Deft for incubation
>> [  ] +0 Indifferent to Deft incubation
>> [  ] -1 Reject Deft for incubation
>>
>> Vote will be running for 72 hours.
>>
>> /niklas
>>
>>
>>
>> = Deft Proposal =
>> == Abstract ==
>> Deft is a non-blocking, asynchronous, event driven high performance
>> web framework running on the JVM.
>>
>> == Proposal ==
>> Deft is a web framework that makes using it feel a bit like ordinary
>> Java servlets, but with additional tools and optimizations to take
>> advantage of the underlying non-blocking infrastructure. The framework
>> is distinct from most mainstream Java web server frameworks because it
>> is non-blocking and reasonably fast. It's ideal for real-time web
>> services because it can support thousands of simultaneous idle
>> connections.
>>
>> Key features:
>>
>>  * Optimized for thousands of simultaneous connections
>>  * Using pure Java NIO (java.nio & java.nio.channels)
>>  * Asynchronous (nonblocking I/O)
>>  * Event driven
>>
>> == Background ==
>> Deft was initially inspired by Facebook's (actually !FriendFeed's )
>> Tornado open source project. Tornado is written in python and was open
>> sourced by Facebook September 2009.  Deft was started in October 2010
>> by Roger Schildmeijer and Jim Petersson,  since then, a number of
>> other developers (from different parts of the world) have submitted
>> patches to the project. External contributors have also been involved
>> in the pre-commit review process that Deft has adopted from Apache
>> Cassandra. Currently the project is hosted on github and has 134
>> watchers and 19 forks.
>>
>> == Rationale ==
>> The goals of the project are very much aligned with the goals of the
>> Apache Software Foundation. i.e there is interest in (continuing to)
>> foster a collaborative, consensus based development process, using an
>> open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high
>> quality software that leads the way in its field.
>>
>> == Initial Goals ==
>> Even though the basic functionality is in place we would like to see
>> the following features included in future releases:
>>
>>  * More third party libraries that works within Deft's IOLoop
>>  * Https support for the async http client
>>  * Optimized buffer usage in the async socket abstraction
>>  * Template engine
>>  * Chunked transfer-encoding
>>  * Websockets
>>  * Https support
>>  * Improved Http 1.1 compliance
>>
>> = Current Status =
>> == Meritocracy ==
>> Deft has been an open source project since day one. The project has
>> transformed from being primarily a two person led (and funded) project
>> to one with a number of diverse participants. Any potentially
>> controversial architecture change is discussed on the public mailing
>> list. Development has been coordinated primarily through a mailing
>> list, pull requests and with some IRC.
>>
>> == Community ==
>> Building an active open source community will be one of Deft's top
>> priority. The amount of interest in the project from social  networks
>> (like twitter and github) and individual developers and users suggests
>> a strong community will  develop once the framework to support one is
>> in place. Currently the Deft community exists out of the core
>> developers, and the users integration Deft in an end-user products
>> (the actual number is unknown).
>>
>> == Core Developers ==
>>  * Roger Schildmeijer
>>  * Jim Petersson
>>  * Johnathan Meehan
>>  * Nicholas Whitehead
>>  * Séven Le Mesle
>>
>> Other contributors to the project include: William Edwards, Jacob
>> Kristhammar, Rickard Böttcher, ilmich, 1730wang (Nemo), Khaled
>> Essghaier, Mikael Piotrowski
>>
>> == Alignment ==
>> Deft is a web framework with a strong focus on speed and asynchronous
>> principles. Some parts of Deft are a complex (especiallt the
>> asynchronous parts) and it makes sense to  have a
>> supporting/developing community. Apache provides a solid base  with
>> established processes and rules to create such community.
>>
>> == Known Risks ==
>> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
>> The current code that has been developed for Deft is open sourced
>> under the Apache 2.0 license. The majority of the initial developers
>> of Deft are familiar with the Apache model for open-source
>> development.
>>
>> === Orphaned Products ===
>> All participants are active users and contributors to  open source.
>> One of them (Roger Schildmeijer) has experience as a contributor  on
>> the Apache Cassandra open source project.
>>
>> === Homogeneous Developers ===
>> Deft's initial set of committers include people that have a strong JVM
>> background, and  are spread over a number of countries and different
>> employers.
>>
>> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>> None of the developers working on Deft are salaried specifically to
>> work on the project. The initial set of committers will continue to
>> use their spare time to develop Deft.
>>
>> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>> Deft has dependencies upon other Apache Projects: !HttpClient and
>> Maven. Also, Deft comes with a "built-in" asynchronous http client. It
>> could be worth time to investigate if parts of
>> [[http://mina.apache.org/asyncweb/client-ideas.html|Apache Mina's
>> async http client]] could be reused.
>>
>> === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>> The initial set of developers respect the Apache brand and feel that
>> Apache is the right place to establish a healthy open source
>> community. Deft itself will hopefully have benefits from Apache, in
>> terms of  attracting a community and establishing a solid group of
>> developers. However, even if this proposal is not accepted, the
>> development will continue.  As such, there is no need to, or reason
>> to, "abuse" the brand.
>>
>> == Documentation ==
>> Infoq article about Deft: http://www.infoq.com/articles/deft-loft
>>
>> Deft documentation: http://deftserver.org/
>>
>> Deft issue tracker and source: https://github.com/rschildmeijer/deft/
>>
>> Deft Continuous Integration: http://savagesprout.com:8180/jenkins/
>>
>> == External Dependencies ==
>> The external dependencies that Deft uses are all Apache license or
>> compatible licenses.
>>
>>  * Google Guava (http://code.google.com/p/guava-libraries/, Apache License
>> 2.0)
>>  * Logback (http://logback.qos.ch, Dual license, LGPL 2.1 and EPL v1.0)
>>  * Apache HttpClient (for unit/system tests)
>> (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/, Apache License 2.0)
>>  * Ning's Async Http Client (for unit/system tests)
>> (https://github.com/sonatype/async-http-client, Apache License 2.0)
>>  * JUnit (http://www.junit.org/, Common Public License - v 1.0)
>>  * javax.activation
>> (http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/javax.activation/activation/1.1.1,
>> Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) Version 1.0)
>>
>> == Required Resources ==
>> === Mailing lists ===
>>  * deft-private
>>  * deft-dev
>>  * deft-commits
>>  * deft-user
>>
>> === Subversion Directory ===
>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/deft
>>
>> === Issue Tracking ===
>> JIRA DEFT (Deft)
>>
>> === Other Resources ===
>>  * Jenkins for continuos integration.
>>  * deftserver.org domain to be transferred to ASF upon incubation.
>>
>> == Initial Committers ==
>>  * Roger Schildmeijer (schildmeijer [at] gmail com)
>>  * Jim Petersson (jim.petersson [at] gmail com)
>>  * Johnathan Meehan (jmeehan [at] phasevariance com)
>>  * Nicholas Whitehead (nwhitehead [at] heliosdev org)
>>  * Séven Le Mesle (slemesle [at] xebia fr)
>>
>> == Sponsors ==
>> === Champion ===
>>  * Niklas Gustavsson ngn@apache.org
>>
>> === Nominated Mentors ===
>>  * Emmanuel Lécharny (Apache Member)
>>  * Mohammad Nour El-Din (Apache Member)
>>  * Mark Struberg (Apache Memeber)
>>
>> === Sponsoring Entity ===
>>  * Apache Incubator PMC
>>
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>
>
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> ashish
>
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