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From Mark Struberg <strub...@yahoo.de>
Subject [PROPOSAL] Apache DeltaSpike - CDI-Extensions project
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2011 23:40:45 GMT
Hi!

JBoss, The Apache MyFaces CODI team and CDISource would like to propose the Apache DeltaSpike
project to the Incubator.

We have added the initial proposal to the Wiki[1] and its content is also included
below for convenience.
There are already a few people who expressed interest in contributing additional CDI Extensions
and would like to join this effort. Of course, we are thankful for every helping hand!


We are looking forward to feedback and/or questions on the proposal. 

We already have five mentors, but would very much welcome
additional volunteers to help steer Apache DeltaSpike through the incubation
process. 


LieGrue,
strub


[1] http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/DeltaSpikeProposal



Apache DeltaSpike Proposal
======================



Abstract
------------

Apache DeltaSpike is a collection of JSR-299 (CDI) Extensions for building applications on
the Java SE and EE platforms. 

Proposal
------------

Apache DeltaSpike will consist of a number of portable CDI extensions that  provide 
useful features for Java application developers. The goal of  Apache DeltaSpike is to create
a de-facto standard of extensions that is  developed and 
maintained by the Java community, and to act as an  incubator for 
features that may eventually become part of the various  Java SE and 
EE-related specifications. 

Background
------------

One  of the 
most exciting inclusions of the Java EE6 specification is  JSR-299, 
Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) for Java. CDI builds on  other 
Java EE specifications by defining a contextual component model  and 
typesafe dependency injection framework for managed beans.  It also  
defines a SPI that allows developers to write portable “extensions” that can be used to
modify the behaviour of the Java EE platform, by  
offering additional features not provided by the platform by default. 
Apache DeltaSpike builds on this portable extensions SPI by providing baseline  utilities
and CDI Extensions which form the base of almost all CDI  applications. 

Rationale
------------

There  presently exists a number of open source projects that provide  extensions for
CDI, such as Apache MyFaces CODI, JBoss Seam3 and  CDISource.  Apache DeltaSpike seeks
to unify these efforts by creating  an “industry standard” set of extensions, combining
the best core  features of these projects. The 
project also aims to provide a rich,  JBoss Arquillian based (license: 
ALv2), test environment to ensure that DeltaSpike portably runs in all important CDI environments.


Initial Goals
------------

The initial goals of the Apache DeltaSpike project are to: 
    * Setup the governance structure of the project 
    * Receive code donations from contributing members 
    * Ensure all donated code is appropriately licensed under the Apache License 
    * Merge and rename code to reflect new project name 
    * Merge code where feature overlap exists 
    * Merge or produce documentation for all modules 
    * Provide simple examples demonstrating feature usage 
    * Produce release/s based on a schedule created by the PMC 
    * Attract contributions from the greater Java EE community and other Java EE development
groups 

Current Status
------------

The  initial codebase for Apache DeltaSpike will be populated with mature  code donations
from project members, including JBoss Seam3, Apache MyFaces CODI and CDISource. 

Meritocracy
------------

All  
contributors have a well established history in the open source  
community and are well aware of the meritocracy principles of the Apache Software Foundation.

Currently the Seam3 project is fortunate to receive the majority of its code  
contributions from its large community of users.  Many of the modules  
that are contained in the Seam project are led by volunteers from the  
community, who have both direct commit access, and discretion over the  
direction of their modules. 
Apache MyFaces CODI is a subproject of Apache MyFaces and thus all  contributors are already
familiar with the meritocracy principles. 
The CDISource project has adopted the principles of meritocracy by the  
founding developers having control of different modules depending on  
their contribution to those modules. 

Community
------------

The  JBoss Seam, Apache MyFaces CODI and CDISource projects already have  well established
communities, consisting of many active users and  contributors.  One of the primary 
goals of the Apache DeltaSpike project  is to unify this community, and by creating a project
that is a “single  source of truth” for CDI Extensions.  By doing this, we hope 
to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts,  i.e. to 
attract a much stronger community than that which currently  exists 
across the separate projects.  To this end, it is a goal of this  
project to attract contributors from the Java EE community in addition  
to those from the three projects already mentioned. 

Core Developers
------------
    * Shane Bryzak (Red Hat) 
    * Jason Porter (Red Hat) 
    * Stuart Douglas (Red Hat) 
    * Jozef Hartinger (Red Hat) 
    * Brian Leathem (Red Hat) 
    * Ken Finnigan (Red Hat) 
    * Marius Bogoevici (Red Hat) 
    * Pete Muir (Red Hat) 
    * George Gastaldi (Independent contributor) 
    * John Ament (Independent contributor) 
    * Cody Lerum (Independent contributor) 
    * Antoine Sabot-Durand (Independent contributor) 
    * Pete Royle (Independent contributor) 
    * Mark Struberg (individual, ASF member) 
    * Gerhard Petracek (individual, ASF member) 
    * David Blevins (individual, ASF member) 
    * Matthias Wessendorf (individual, ASF member) 
    * Jakob Korherr (individual, ASF committer) 
    * Andy Gibson (Independent contributor) 
    * Rick Hightower (Independent contributor) 
    * Rob Williams (Independent contributor) 

Alignment
------------

The  Apache DeltaSpike project is intended to be portable, and be fully  compatible with
any 
compliant Java EE6 container.  To promote the  adoption of this project, we believe that
it is important that it  remains free from corporate 
association and is perceived by the  community to be vendor neutral.  To this end, the
Apache Software  Foundation with its values of 
transparency and community makes it an  excellent fit for this project, 
not to mention that one of the  contributing members (Apache MyFaces CODI) is already an
Apache project. 

Known Risks
------------

While  many of the contributors to the Apache DeltaSpike project are  volunteers, the
initial effort of setting up the project 
and driving  ongoing releases may fall to corporate-sponsored members.  
It is  recognized that there may be a slight risk based on the 
dependence of  salaried contributors, however it can safely be said that most if not  all
of these contributors began as community volunteers 
that recognized  the merit of the project and began contributing as a 
result of their own  passion. 
Documentation
------------

Documentation for the existing projects can be found as follows: 
    * JBoss Seam - http://docs.jboss.org/seam/3/latest/reference/en-US/html/
    * Apache MyFaces CODI - https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/EXTCDI/Documentation
    * CDISource - http://cdisource.org/site/
Documentation  for the Apache DeltaSpike project would be created by combining and  editing
material from the 
above sources, in addition to the writing of  new material where 
required. 

Initial Source
------------

Source  code contributions for the Apache DeltaSpike project would be made from  its member
projects, and the initial goal would be to provide a common core extension which contains
a number of features considered essential for building other extensions.  Tests for this
common core will be 
developed  using the Arquillian integration testing framework, allowing 
the  extension to be automatically tested extensively across various CDI implementations
and EE servers in the interest of providing a stable  
foundation for building other extensions. 
The ongoing goal of the project will be to gradually incorporate 
additional  features as determined by the PPMC, extending on the 
foundation  features provided by the common core. 

Source and IP Submission Plan
------------

The following resources will be moved to Apache infrastructure under the Apache DeltaSpike
project name: 
    * Core JBoss Seam 3 codebase.  Seam 3 is already licensed under the Apache License
V2. 
    * Seam Core Reference Documentation 
    * Apache MyFaces CODI codebase 
    * Apache MyFaces CODI documentation 
    * CDISource codebase under the Apache License V2 
The existing Seam, MyFaces CODI and CDISource trademarks will be retained by their respective
owners. 

External Dependencies
------------

The following external dependencies have been identified: 
    * Apache Maven - Java based build tool - Apache License 2.0, (non-runtime) 
    * Arquillian - Java EE integration testing framework - Apache License 2.0, (non-runtime)

    * Shrinkwrap - Java deployment packaging - Apache License 2.0 (non-runtime) 
    * various Java EE API packages - all Apache License 2.0 (non-runtime) 



Required Resources
----------------------


Mailing Lists
------------

    * deltaspike-users@incubator.apache.org 
    * deltaspike-dev@incubator.apache.org 
    * deltaspike-commits@incubator.apache.org 
    * deltaspike-private@incubator.apache.org 

Version Control
------------

It  is proposed that the source code for the Apache DeltaSpike project be  hosted in the
Apache Git repository, under the following directory: 
    * incubator/deltaspike/ 

Issue Tracking
------------

The following JIRA project would be required to track issues for the Apache DeltaSpike project:

    * DELTASPIKE 

Initial Committers
------------

    * Shane Bryzak (sbryzak at gmail.com) 
    * Jason Porter (lightguard.jp at gmail.com) 
    * Stuart Douglas (stuart.w.douglas at gmail.com) 
    * Jozef Hartinger (jozefhartinger at gmail.com) 
    * Brian Leathem (bleathem at gmail.com) 
    * Ken Finnigan (ken at kenfinnigan.me) 
    * Marius Bogoevici (mariusb at redhat.com) 
    * George Gastaldi (gegastaldi at gmail.com) 
    * John Ament (john.d.ament at gmail.com) 
    * Cody Lerum (cody.lerum at clearfly.net) 
    * Antoine Sabot-Durand (antoine at sabot-durand.net) 
    * Pete Royle (pete at screamingcoder.com) 
    * Pete Muir (pmuir at redhat.com) 
    * Mark Struberg (struberg at apache dot org) 
    * Gerhard Petracek (gpetracek at apache dot org) 
    * David Blevins (dblevins at apache dot org) 
    * Matthias Wessendorf (matzew at apache dot org) 
    * Jakob Korherr (jakobk at apache dot org) 
    * Andy Gibson (contact at andygibson.net) 
    * Rick Hightower (richardhightower at gmail.com) 

Affiliations
------------

The following contributors are full time employees of Red Hat: 
    * Shane Bryzak 
    * Jason Porter 
    * Stuart Douglas 
    * Jozef Hartinger 
    * Brian Leathem 
    * Ken Finnigan 
    * Marius Bogoevici 
    * Pete Muir 

Sponsors
------------

Champion
------------

    * Mark Struberg 

Nominated Mentors
------------

    * Mark Struberg 
    * Gerhard Petracek 
    * David Blevins 
    * Matthias Wessendorf 
    * Matt Benson 
Sponsoring Entity
------------

    * Apache MyFaces PMC 

Project Name
------------
While DeltaSpike is intended to be used as the project’s code name during the 
incubation  process, it is intended that we will solicit suggestions 
from the  greater community for a more suitable name before it becomes a top level  project
at Apache.

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