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From Tommaso Teofili <tommaso.teof...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Provisionr into the Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:44:41 GMT
+1
Tommaso


2013/3/4 Olivier Lamy <olamy@apache.org>

> +1
>
> 2013/3/3 Andrei Savu <asavu@apache.org>:
> > Hi Guys,
> >
> > I'd like to call a VOTE for acceptance of Provisionr into the Apache
> > Incubator.
> >
> > The vote will close on March 8.
> >
> > [] +1 Accept Provisionr into the Apache incubator
> > [] +0 Don't care.
> > [] -1 Don't accept Provisionr into the incubator because...
> >
> > Full proposal is pasted at the bottom on this email, and the
> corresponding
> > wiki is http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ProvisionrProposal
> >
> > Only VOTEs from Incubator PMC members are binding, but all are welcome to
> > express their thoughts.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Andrei Savu
> >
> > ----------
> > Provisionr Proposal
> >
> > == Abstract ==
> >
> > Provisionr is an effort to develop a service that can be used to create
> and
> > manage pools of virtual machines on multiple clouds. Our focus is on
> > semi-automated workflows and cloud portability.
> >
> > == Proposal ==
> >
> > Provisionr solves the problem of cloud portability by hiding completely
> the
> > APIs and only focusing on building a cluster that matches the same set of
> > assumptions on all clouds, assumptions like: running a specific operating
> > system (e.g. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), having the same set of pre-installed
> > packages and binaries, sane dns settings (forward & reverse ip
> resolution -
> > as needed for Hadoop), ntp settings, networking settings, firewall, ssh
> > admin access, vpn access etc.
> >
> > As a secondary goal Provisionr should also provide primitives for
> building
> > automatic or semi-automatic workflows for configuring services, workflows
> > that assume that all the machines share a common set of characteristics
> as
> > described above.
> >
> > == Background ==
> >
> > Creating clusters on cloud infrastructure is non-trivial because careful
> > orchestration is required. To make it easy to deploy services we need to
> > start from a foundation that matches a common set of assumptions on
> > multiple providers.
> >
> > == Rationale ==
> >
> > This project started as a re-write of the core of Apache Whirr but has a
> > different target being more focused on semi-automated workflows and cloud
> > portability.
> >
> > == Initial Goals ==
> >
> >  * Build a community
> >  * Provide an excellent user experience for semi-automatic workflows
> (e.g.
> > using Rundeck)
> >  * Implement a REST service and a Web Console
> >  * Add support for more providers
> >
> > == Current Status ==
> >
> > Provisionr had four releases on [[
> > https://github.com/axemblr/axemblr-provisionr/wiki|GitHub]] and it's
> used
> > to deploy Hadoop clusters on-demand at Axemblr and infrastructure for
> > testing / QA.
> >
> > === Meritocracy ===
> >
> > We plan to invest in supporting a meritocracy. We will discuss the
> > requirements in an open forum. Several companies have already expressed
> > interest in this project, and we intend to invite additional developers
> to
> > participate. We will encourage and monitor community participation so
> that
> > privileges can be extended to those that contribute.
> >
> > === Community ===
> >
> > The community interested in cloud service infrastructure is currently
> > spread across many smaller projects, and one of the main goals of this
> > project is to build a vibrant community to share best practices and build
> > common infrastructure.
> >
> > === Core developers ===
> >
> > Core developers are very experienced in the Apache ecosystem. To achieve
> > more diversity of developers, we will be eager to recruit developers from
> > diverse companies.
> >
> >  * Andrei Savu - asavu at apache dot org  (Apache Whirr PMC)
> >  * Ioan Eugen Stan - ieugen at apache dot org (Apache James PMC)
> >  * Alex Ciminian -  alex.ciminian at gmail dot org
> >
> > === Alignment ===
> >
> > Provisionr complements Apache Whirr and later on it should provide a
> robust
> > foundation for more advanced functionalities.
> >
> > == Known Risks ==
> >
> > === Orphaned products ===
> >
> > The contributors have significant open source experience and the project
> is
> > being used as part of a commercial product, so the risk of being orphaned
> > is relatively low. We plan to mitigate this risk by recruiting additional
> > committers.
> >
> > === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> >
> > Most of the initial committers have experience working on open source
> > projects. Andrei Savu and Ioan Eugen Stan have experience as committers
> and
> > PMC members on other Apache projects.
> >
> > === Homogenous Developers ===
> >
> > We are committed to recruiting additional committers from other companies
> > based on their contributions to the project.
> >
> > === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >
> > It is expected that Provisionr development will occur on both salaried
> time
> > and on volunteer time, after hours. The majority of initial committers
> are
> > paid by their employer to contribute to this project. However, they are
> all
> > passionate about the project, and we are confident that the project will
> > continue even if no salaried developers contribute to the project. We are
> > committed to recruiting additional committers including non-salaried
> > developers.
> >
> > === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> >
> > Provisionr is closely integrated with CloudStack, Karaf, CXF, BigTop in a
> > numerous ways. We look forward to collaborating with those communities,
> as
> > well as other Apache communities (like Apache Helix).
> >
> > === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >
> > We think that Provisionr will benefit from the community sharing ideas
> and
> > best practices for running cloud services. The ASF does a great job at
> > building communities, which is why we want to build Provisionr at Apache.
> >
> > == Documentation ==
> >
> >  * https://github.com/axemblr/axemblr-provisionr/wiki
> >  *
> >
> https://github.com/axemblr/axemblr-provisionr/wiki/Axemblr-Provisionr-in-5-Minutes
> >  *
> >
> https://github.com/axemblr/axemblr-provisionr/wiki/Starting-an-HDFS-cluster-on-EC2-with-Provisionr-and-Rundeck
> >  *
> >
> http://www.slideshare.net/savu.andrei/creating-pools-of-virtual-machines-apachecon-na-2013
> >
> > == Initial Source ==
> >
> > Available on GitHub: https://github.com/axemblr/axemblr-provisionr
> >
> > == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
> >
> > We are going to prepare a software grant as needed. The source code is
> > already available under the Apache 2.0 license.
> >
> > == External Dependencies ==
> >
> > The existing external dependencies all have Apache compatible licenses:
> > Activiti (Apache 2.0), AWS SDK (Apache 2.0), jclouds (Apache 2.0), Google
> > Guava (Apache 2.0).
> >
> > == Cryptography ==
> >
> > Provisionr uses standard APIs and tools for SSH and SSL.
> >
> > == Required Resources ==
> >
> > === Mailing lists ===
> >
> >  * provisionr-private
> >  * provisionr-dev
> >
> > === Version Control ===
> >
> > Git repository
> >
> > === Issue Tracking ===
> >
> > JIRA Provisionr (PROVISIONR)
> >
> > === 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 Committers ==
> >
> >  * Andrei Savu - asavu at apache dot org
> >  * Ioan Eugen Stan - ieugen at apache dot org
> >  * Alex Ciminian - alex.ciminian at gmail dot org
> >  * Amandeep Khurana - amansk at gmail dot com
> >  * Roman Shaposhnik - rvs at apache dot org
> >  * Eric Sammer - esammer at apache dot org
> >
> > == Sponsors ==
> >
> > === Champion ===
> >
> > Tom White - tomwhite at apache dot org
> >
> > === Nominated Mentors ===
> >
> >  * Roman Shaposhnik - rvs at apache dot org
> >  * Tom White - tomwhite at apache dot org
> >  * Mohammad Nour - mnour at apache dot org
> >
> > === Sponsoring ===
> >
> > Incubator PMC
>
>
>
> --
> Olivier Lamy
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>
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