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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL][RFC] Kalumet for the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:36:11 GMT
+1
On Aug 31, 2011, at 8:23 AM, Mohammad Nour El-Din wrote:

> +1
> 
> I like the idea very much, also it fits the current trend which is
> Cloud Computing, AFAIU using such tool you can manage/monitor/admin
> and deploy in different Cloud environment ones the customized recipes
> are implemented, good luck :).
> 
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Olivier Lamy <olamy@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I would like to propose Kalumet to be an Apache Incubator project.
>> Kalumet is a project for deploying applications and manage resources
>> in J2EE environments.
>> 
>> Here's a link to the proposal on the wiki
>> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/KalumetProposal
>> 
>> I've also included the initial contents below.
>> 
>> As said in the subject (RFC), so any comments and new mentors are welcome :-)
>> 
>> Cheers
>> --
>> Olivier Lamy
>> Talend : http://talend.com
>> http://twitter.com/olamy | http://linkedin.com/in/olamy
>> 
>> = Kalumet - Complete Environment Deployer Toolbox =
>> 
>> == Abstract ==
>> 
>> Kalumet a complete environment manager and deployer including J2EE
>> environments (application servers, applications, etc), softwares, and
>> resources.
>> It's a perfect complement to continuous integration (managed by maven
>> and continuum or jenkins for instance) by adding continuous
>> deployment.
>> The whole factory chain is cover and the software administrator
>> managed all environments in secure and safe way, whatever the
>> underlying application servers (Apache Geronimo, Apache Tomcat, Apache
>> TomEE, RedHat JBoss, Oracle Weblogic or IBM Websphere) or softwares
>> (printout system, Apache HTTPd, operating systems, etc) are.
>> 
>> Kalumet provides two kind of components :
>> 
>> * Apache Kalumet agent are installed locally on the target server box.
>> 
>> * Apache Kalumet console controls and manages the agents, allowing the
>> software administrator to update all environments from a central
>> multi-user web tool.
>> 
>> == Background ==
>> 
>> Currently, Apache Kalumet is named BuildProcess AutoDeploy
>> (http://buildprocess.sourceforge.net). The development has begun 4
>> years ago and several release have already been provided.
>> 
>> == Rationale ==
>> 
>> The software environments administration is heavy cost task with a
>> high level of human actions, especially when mixing J2EE environments,
>> different operating systems, softwares, etc It suffers :
>> 
>> * a different set of scripts or actions/procedures depending of the
>> application server used (Geronimo, Tomcat, JBoss, Weblogic, Websphere,
>> ...) or other middlewares (portals or ESB like ServiceMix, HTTP
>> servers like Apache HTTPd, etc);
>> 
>> * a high level of risk due to human actions (for example, an
>> administrator can forget to deploy a JDBC DataSource, or forget to
>> change an application configuration file);
>> 
>> * migrate an application from an environment to another one request
>> boring actions (for example, migration applications and all linked
>> resources from a testing environment to a production one, this action
>> is named "promote");
>> 
>> * the upgrade process can be long (depending of the number of
>> applications and complexity);
>> 
>> * most of resources are stored on the application server box, not in a
>> central repository.
>> 
>> Apache Kalumet secures the environment deployment and covers the whole
>> environment scope including J2EE parts (EAR/WAR archives with
>> classloader policy, JDBC DataSources, JMS Connection Factories, JMS
>> Queues/Topics, etc) and resources (operating systems, softwares, etc)
>> in a unique way. It's heavily expendable, that means that you can
>> create new plugins for dedicated resources.
>> 
>> == Initial Goals ==
>> 
>> When we have begun AutoDeploy, the first goal was to provide several
>> J2EE application servers JMX plugins. But quickly, we have seen that
>> multi-application servers support was only a part of the software
>> administration needs.
>> 
>> That's why we have extended AutoDeploy to provide agents and a central
>> console hosting all environments knowledges (artifact versions,
>> resources, etc). Using the console, several administrators can use a
>> central tool to manage all environments in a collaborative, unique and
>> secure way.
>> 
>> The target is now to provide a complete tool to fully administrate a
>> data center servers, softwares and middlewares.
>> 
>> = Current Status =
>> 
>> Currently, BuildProcess AutoDeploy provides two branches :
>> 
>> * the 0.5 branch (with the 0.5.6 latest release) is the current stable
>> branch. This branch is built every night using Apache Continuum
>> (http://continuum.nanthrax.net).
>> 
>> * the 0.6 branch is in progress and it's the target one to become Apache Kalumet
>> 
>> == Community ==
>> 
>> Currently, AutoDeploy community contains two comitters, 5 contributors
>> and around 50 users.
>> BuildProcess AutoDeploy is used in production and test in several companies :
>> 
>> * Fimasys France (http://www.fimasys.com)
>> 
>> * AMP-AXA Australia (https://www.amp.com.au/wps/portal/au)
>> 
>> * Vodacom South Africa (http://www.vodacom.com)
>> 
>> * Mayo Clinic USA (http://www.mayoclinic.com)
>> 
>> * NSW Attorney General Australia (http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au)
>> 
>> == Core Developers ==
>> 
>> The core developers for AutoDeploy/Apache Kalumet project are :
>> 
>> * Jean-Baptiste Onofré (founder in 2004).
>> 
>> * Mike Duffy, WebSphere Consultant, contributes since 2005.
>> 
>> == Open Source ==
>> 
>> Since the beginning, AutoDeploy was a Open Source project using GPL
>> license. It switched to Apache 2.0 license in 2009, approved by all
>> AutoDeploy developers (IP Clearance).
>> 
>> As all AutoDeploy contributors has approved, Apache Kalumet uses the
>> Apache 2 license.
>> 
>> AutoDeploy Console currently use NextApp Echo2 framework, released
>> under Mozilla Public License, which is a Category B license.
>> The Apache incubation phase will use Echo2, acting that we have to
>> switch to an Apache compliant framework (Pax Wicket and Vaadin could
>> be used) before any TLP graduation.
>> 
>> = Known Risks =
>> 
>> == Orphaned Products ==
>> 
>> AutoDeploy is already deployed in production at multiple companies.
>> (see Community Section)
>> AutoDeploy is getting traction with developers and thus the risks of
>> it being orphaned are minimal.
>> 
>> == Inexperience with Open Source ==
>> 
>> All code developed for AutoDeploy has been open source from the start
>> (see Open Source section).
>> And mostly by an ASF member Jean-Baptiste Onofré who is intimately
>> familiar with the Apache model for open-source development and is
>> experienced with working with new contributors.
>> Jean-Baptiste Onofré, the creator of the project and one of the
>> committers is also a committer on Apache Karaf, Apache ServiceMix,
>> Apache Camel and Apache Ace.
>> 
>> == Homogeneous Developers ==
>> 
>> The initial set of committers is from a small set of organizations.
>> However, we expect that once approved for incubation, the project will
>> attract new contributors from diverse organizations and will thus grow
>> organically. The participation of developers from several different
>> organizations in the mailing list is a strong indication for this
>> assertion.
>> 
>> == Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
>> 
>> It is expected that Kalumet will be developed on salaried and
>> volunteer time, although all of the initial developers will work on it
>> mainly on salaried time.
>> 
>> == Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
>> 
>> AutoDeploy/Apache Kalumet depends upon other Apache Projects: Xerces,
>> Xalan and multiple Apache Commons components and build systems like
>> Maven. It will also use Apache OSGi project (Felix, Karaf, ACE) and
>> project like Archiva.
>> 
>> == A Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
>> 
>> The reason for joining Apache is to foster a healthy community of
>> contributors and consumers around the project. This is facilitated by
>> ASF and that is the primary reason we would like Kalumet to become an
>> Apache project.
>> 
>> = Documentation =
>> 
>> AutoDeploy docs: http://buildprocess.sourceforge.net/autodeploy.html
>> 
>> == Initial Source ==
>> 
>> https://buildprocess.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/buildprocess/AutoDeploy/
>> 
>> == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
>> 
>> The initial source is already Apache 2.0 licensed.
>> 
>> == External Dependencies ==
>> 
>> The required external dependencies are all Apache License or
>> compatible licenses. Following components with non-Apache licenses are
>> enumerated :
>> 
>> * Echo Web framework Mozilla Public License, which is a Category B
>> license (see plan to remove this dependency).
>> 
>> == Cryptography ==
>> 
>> Kalumet does not depend upon any cryptography tools or libraries.
>> 
>> = Required Resources =
>> 
>> == Mailing lists ==
>> 
>> * kalumet-private (with moderated subscriptions)
>> 
>> * kalumet-dev
>> 
>> * kalumet-commits
>> 
>> * kalumet-user
>> 
>> == Subversion Directory ==
>> 
>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/kalumet
>> 
>> == Issue Tracking ==
>> 
>> JIRA Kalumet (Kalumet)
>> 
>> == Other Resources ==
>> 
>> The existing code already has unit and integration tests so we would
>> like a Jenkins instance to run them whenever a new patch is submitted.
>> This can be added after project creation.
>> 
>> == Initial Committer ==
>> 
>> * Jean-Baptiste Onofré (jbonofre@apache.org)
>> 
>> * Mike Duffy (micduffy@gmail.com)
>> 
>> * Ioannis Canellos (iocanel@apache.org)
>> 
>> * Andreas Pieber (pieber@apache.org)
>> 
>> * Achim Nierbeck (anierbeck@apache.org)
>> 
>> * Jamie Goodyear (jgoodyear@apache.org)
>> 
>> * Youhort Ly (youhort@gmail.com)
>> 
>> == Affiliations ==
>> 
>> * Jean-Baptiste Onofré, Talend
>> 
>> = Sponsors =
>> 
>> == Champion ==
>> 
>> * Olivier Lamy (olamy@apache.org)
>> 
>> == Nominated Mentors ==
>> 
>> * Jim Jagielski (jim@apache.org)
>> 
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> - Mohammad Nour
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