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From Matt Benson <gudnabr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] BatchEE as an incubated project
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:03:10 GMT
+1 (binding)

Matt


On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 11:52 PM, Romain Manni-Bucau
<rmannibucau@gmail.com>wrote:

> Since discussion about the BatchEE seems done, I'd like to call a vote for
> BatchEE to
> become an incubated project.
>
> The proposal is pasted below, and also available at:
> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/BatchEEProposal
>
> Let's keep this vote open for three business days, closing the voting on
> Thursday 10/03.
>
> [ ] +1 Accept BatchEE into the Incubator
> [ ] +0 Don't care.
> [ ] -1 Don't accept BatchEE because...
>
>
> = BatchEE, JBatch Implementation =
>
> === Abstract ===
>
> BatchEE will be an ASL-licensed implementation of the JBatch Specification
> which is defined as JSR-352 (for version 1.0).
>
> === Proposal ===
>
> BatchEE specification is an effort for defining a standard API and way to
> write batches in Java. It is integrated with JavaEE (JTA, CDI....) but
> works out of the box in a standalone environment.
>
>
> BatchEE Project is responsible for implementing the runtime container
> contract for the JBatch specification. Besides the implementation, BatchEE
> Project will implement the core built-in components that further simplifies
> the developer complex interactions with other Java EE specific enterprise
> operations. For example, it will define default reader/processor/writer for
> jdbc, jpa, xml/json/flat files...
>
> === Background ===
>
> Until today writing batches in java meant using a proprietary framework and
> link to JavaEE was quite limited (or missing). JBatch defines an API fixing
> this issue and now developpers need a fix.
>
> === Rationale ===
>
> Current JBatch specificatin is released, and only the reference
> implementation is available but not really intended to be maintained.
> Moreover multiple Apache projects (geronimo, TomEE, ...) will need an
> Apache compatible Jbatch implementation to go ahread and implement JavaEE
> 7.
>
>
> === Initial Goals ===
>
> The initial goals of the BatchEE Project are
>
>  * Fully implement the JSR-352 specification.
>  * Attracts a community around the current code base.
>  * Active relationship with the other dependent projects to further develop
> some useful batch components.
>
> == Current Status ==
>
> === Meritocracy ===
>
> Initial developer of the project is familiar with the meritocracy
> principles of Apache. He knows that the open source gets power from its
> great developers and freedom. He also developed some other open source
> projects. We will follow the normal meritocracy rules also with other
> potential contributors.
>
> === Community ===
>
> There is a great community within the OpenEJB, OpenWebBeans, Geronimo and
> TomEE Apache projects. BatchEE project is very related with these projects
> and in the some cases, it enhances these projects. We are thinking that
> BatchEE project gets strong community because it complete the needed
> frameworks of a java developper and unifies the using of these projects. It
> simplifies the developer effort for building complex enterprise
> applications batches.
>
> === Core Developers ===
>
> BatchEE project has been developing by the IBM then forked by Romain
> Manni-Bucau as a sole contributor.
>
> === Alignment ===
>
> BacthEE project will be a candidate for use in Geronimo AS and TomEE as a
> default JBatch implementation. Other projects could benefit from the
> BatchEE project as a general purpose component and context management.
>
> BatchEE project is closely aligned with the OpenEJB and OpenWebBeans
> projects perfectly. It depends on these projects to satisfy its
> requirements (mainly tests).
>
> == Known Risks ==
>
> === Orphaned products ===
>
> Even if the initial committer of the project has no plan to leave the
> active development, it must necessary to get other committers for the
> project. So that it less dependent on the single developer. The source code
> of the project is well documented and new committers could easily grasp the
> details. Initial committer continues to support actively this project.
>
> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
>
> Initial developer have worked on open source project before, including
> OpenEJB/TomEE, OpenWebBeans, XBean...
>
> === Homogeneous Developers ===
>
> Altough the initial committer of the project is single, developer team may
> be increased within the active project lifecycle from the different
> locations.
>
> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>
> Project currently has no salaried developers. All the commitment is done by
> the volunteer developer.
>
> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>
> BatchEE will likely be used in the Geronimo and Apache TomEE. OpenWebBeans
> could bring added value for tests and integration with CDI. OpenEJB will be
> great to pass EE tests (JTA is mandatory and CDi a must have).
>
> === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>
> BatchEE project initial committer is the strong supporter of the open
> source projects. Initial committer of the project thinks that ASF has great
> place that provides wider colloboration and support of the open source
> project and it respects meritrocracy. Also, BatchEE project will surely be
> embraced by the Geronimo, TomEE, Camel and other Apache projects. BatchEE
> project is closely related with the some of the other Apache projects.
>
> == Documentation ==
>
> Currently the main documentation of the project is contained in the
> README.md in the source repository (see next part).
>
> == Initial Source ==
>
> The source for BatchEE project that is to be imported is currently within
> the project at https://github.com/rmannibucau/batchee.git and is all
> ASL2.0
> licensed. It is based on a fork of the JBatch RI (developped by IBM) which
> said it was ok to fork the RI:
>
> http://apache-incubator-general.996316.n3.nabble.com/Re-DISCUSS-jbatch-impl-Apache-td36529.html
>
> == External Dependencies ==
>
> All dependencies have Apache compatible licenses.
>
> == Required Resources ==
>
> Mailing lists
>
>  * batchee-dev@incubator.apache.org
>  * batchee-commits@incubator.apache.org
>  * batchee-private@incubator.apache.org
>  * batchee-user@incubator.apache.org
>
> Git repository
>
>  * https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/batchee.git
>
> Issue Tracking
>
>  * https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BATCHEE
>
> Other Resources
>
>  * Wiki
>
> == Initial Committers ==
>
> || '''Name'''           || '''Email'''
>  || '''CLA'''        ||
> || Romain Manni-Bucau   || rmannibucau at gmail dot com
> || yes              ||
> || Gerhard Petracek     || gpetracek at apache dot org
>  || yes              ||
> || Jean-Louis Monteiro  || jlmonteiro at apache dot org
> || yes              ||
> || Stephen Connolly     || stephen dot alan dot connolly at gmail dot com
> || yes              ||
> || David Blevins        || dblevins at apache dot org
> || yes              ||
>
>
>
> == Sponsors ==
>
> We kindly request the Apache Incubator PMC to be the sponsor for this
> project.
>
> Champion
>
>  * Mark Struberg (struberg at yahoo dot de)
>
> Nominated Mentors
>
>  * Jean-Baptiste Onofré (jb at nanthrax dot net)
>  * Olivier Lamy (olamy at apache dot org)
>  * Mark Struberg (struberg at yahoo dot de)
>
> *Romain Manni-Bucau*
> *Twitter: @rmannibucau <https://twitter.com/rmannibucau>*
> *Blog: **http://rmannibucau.wordpress.com/*<
> http://rmannibucau.wordpress.com/>
> *LinkedIn: **http://fr.linkedin.com/in/rmannibucau*
> *Github: https://github.com/rmannibucau*
>

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