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From Henry Saputra <henry.sapu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Silk as new Incubator project
Date Sat, 27 Sep 2014 03:53:13 GMT
Cos,

I believe you may also need commits@ list for all the commits
activities to the source repo.

- Henry

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 8:36 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org> wrote:
> We have updated the proposal with the section of
>  "Comparative analysis to relevant projects"
>
> which addresses the questions expressed below.
>
> Regards,
>   Cos
>
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 10:21PM, Henry Saputra wrote:
>> Hi Cos,
>>
>> Looks like a good start of the proposal.
>>
>> How would this project relate to compare to existing ones like Apache
>> Spark, Storm, or Samza?
>>
>> Would love to have comparisons to existing ASF projects section to the proposal.
>>
>> Also, would you guys mind adding or soliciting more mentors?
>> Seemed like most of initial committers have not been involved in ASF
>> yet so may need some help to adjust to Apache way.
>>
>> - Henry
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 9:40 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org> wrote:
>> > I would like to propose Silk as an Apache Incubator project. The new
>> > proposal is added to https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/SilkProposal and
>> > is duplicated below.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Regards,
>> >   Cos
>> >
>> >
>> > = Silk Apache Incubator Proposal =
>> >
>> > == Abstract ==
>> >
>> > Apache Silk will be a unified In-Memory Data Fabric providing high-performance,
>> > distributed in-memory data management software layer between various data
>> > sources and user applications.
>> >
>> > == Proposal ==
>> >
>> > Apache Silk is written mostly in Java and Scala with small amount of C++ code
>> > and will initially combine the following technologies under one unified
>> > umbrella:
>> >  * In-Memory Data Grid
>> >  * In-Memory Compute Grid
>> >  * In-Memory Streaming Processing
>> > This unified in-memory fabric will provide high-performance, distributed
>> > in-memory software layer that sits in between various data sources and user
>> > applica tions. Data sources can include SQL RDBMS, NoSQL, or HDFS. Applications
>> > APIs will be available for Java (and Java-based scripting languages), Scala,
>> > C++ and .NET (C#).
>> >
>> > GridGain Systems, Inc. submits this proposal to donate its Apache 2.0-licensed
>> > open source project generally known as “GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform”,
>> > its source code, documentation, and websites to the Apache Software Foundation
>> > (“ASF”) with the goal of extending the vibrant open source community around
>> > this technology ultimately governed by “Apache Way”.  Proposed Naming
>> >
>> > We have been advised by the ASF mentors that the name “Silk” may not be
ideal
>> > because the name may be too generic and may not pass ASF legal check. Here are
>> > the alternatives that we have come up with and any of those will be acceptable
>> > for the project pending the ASF legal green light:
>> >  * Apache Silk (preferable name)
>> >  * Apache Sylk
>> >  * Apache Memstor
>> >  * Apache Ignite
>> >
>> > == Background & Rationale ==
>> >
>> > In-Memory Data Fabric is a natural and evolutionary consolidation of various
>> > “in-memory technologies” from the last decade. From simple local caching
>> > (JSR-107), to distributed caching, to data grids and databases, to streaming
>> > and plug-n-play acceleration - the in-memory space has grown quite
>> > dramatically.
>> >
>> > With rapid advances in NVRAM and significant price reduction of traditional
>> > DRAM on one hand, and growing sophistication and demand for faster data
>> > processing on another - many users of these silo-ed technologies and products
>> > started to look for a “strategic approach” to in-memory - an in-memory data
>> > fabric - that would provide suitable APIs for different types of payloads: from
>> > data caching, to data grids, to in-memory SQL data stores, to HPC, to streaming
>> > processing.
>> >
>> > With expensive and proprietary in-memory computing products from companies like
>> > Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, and IBM -  the developers worldwide need an unhindered
>> > access to advanced open source in-memory software technology, the technology
>> > they can trust to develop with and deploy for critical applications.  Current
>> > Status
>> >
>> > Apache Silk will be based on the technology that is currently developed by
>> > GridGain Systems and available under Apache 2.0 license
>> > (http://www.gridgain.org). The software has been in development since 2007 and
>> > in production since 2009. It is currently used by over 500 production
>> > deployments with over 1,000,000 downloads to date, and with over 20,000,000
>> > GridGain nodes started in the last 5 years.
>> >
>> > == Initial Goals ==
>> >
>> > The number one goal during ASF incubation will coalesce around building a true
>> > active and vibrant community governed by the “Apache Way”. The initial
>> > development goals for Silk primarily revolve around migrating the existing code
>> > base, documentation, and refactoring of the existing internal build, test &
>> > release processes. We believe these initial goals are sufficiently difficult
to
>> > be considered early milestones.
>> >
>> > Some of the specific initial goals include:
>> >  * Migrate the existing Silk code base to the ASF.
>> >  * Refactor development, testing, build and release processes to work in ASF.
>> >  * Attract developer and user interest in the new Apache Silk project.
>> >  * Road map the integration efforts with “sister” projects in ASF eco-system
like Storm and Spark.
>> >  * Incorporate externally developed features into the core Apache Silk project.
>> >
>> > == Known Risks ==
>> >
>> > This proposal is not without its risks, some of which are outlined below.
>> >
>> > The current list of committers are primarily from GridGain Systems. One of the
>> > key purposes of proposing Silk for incubation is to attract new committers and
>> > spur the adoption of Silk. The ASF has a well-deserved reputation of fostering
>> > and building open source communities, which makes it the ideal location to
>> > attempt this community bootstrap.
>> >
>> > Most of the initial committers are supported by their employers to work on
>> > Silk, and may be assigned to work on other priorities. However, the employers
>> > of these salaried individuals - GridGain Systems or current customers and users
>> > - have a vested interest in seeing Silk thrive as a long-term, growing project.
>> >
>> > GridGain Systems understands that their employees are acting as individuals
>> > when contributing to Apache projects. As a major initial contributor GridGain
>> > Systems is prepared to bring additional staff on board to assist with Silk
>> > development to ensure its active growth.
>> >
>> > One of the key motivators in creating the Silk project as part of the Incubator
>> > is to leverage the vendor-neutral nature of the ASF. The ASF has a strong and
>> > recognized brand as being a leader in open source, and by hosting Silk at the
>> > ASF, we hope to attract developers to build a viable community for the project.
>> >
>> > == Meritocracy ==
>> >
>> > Apache Silk plans to adopt the policy that encourages an environment that
>> > supports a meritocracy. We intend to actively ask the community  for help,
>> > listing/specifying the work that needs to be done, and  keeping track of and
>> > encouraging members of the community who make any contributions.  Community
&
>> > Core Developers
>> >
>> > GridGain project has been actively building community of users in the last
>> > couple of years with an active StackOverflow group, support groups, and Meetups
>> > (http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-In-Memory-Computing). This group includes
>> > active members of Apache community as well. We strongly believe that this
>> > community will grow and develop substantially as part of Apache family and
>> > that’s our commitment.
>> >
>> > == Existing Documentation ==
>> >
>> > Current documentation for GridGain project can be found here:
>> > http://www.gridgain.org/documentation/ We intend to migrate it into ASF
>> > podling.
>> >
>> > == Initial Source ==
>> >
>> > Initial Apache 2.0 licensed source code can be found here: http://www.gridgain.org/download/
>> >
>> > == External Dependencies ==
>> >
>> > Here’s the list of 3rd party JAR-only dependencies:
>> >  * Apache Hadoop
>> >  * Apache Commons
>> >  * H2
>> >  * JTS
>> >  * Apache Lucene
>> >  * Spring
>> >
>> > Here’s the list of the all licenses for 3rd party libraries currently used:
>> >  * Apache 2.0
>> >
>> > == Required Resources ==
>> >
>> > === Mailing lists ===
>> >  * silk-private (with moderated subscriptions)
>> >  * silk-dev
>> >  * silk-user
>> >
>> > === Git & JIRA ===
>> >  * Git: https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-silk.git
>> >  * JIRA: JIRA Silk (SILK)
>> >
>> > == Initial Committers & Affiliation ==
>> >  * Dmitriy Setrakyan (GridGain Systems, dsetrakyan at gridgain dot com)
>> >  * Yakov Zhdanov (GridGain Systems, yzhdanov at gridgain dot com)
>> >  * Alexey Goncharuk (GridGain Systems, agoncharuk at gridgain dot com)
>> >  * Sergey Vladykin (GridGain Systems, svladykin at gridgain dot com)
>> >  * Valentin Kulichenko (GridGain Systems, vkulichenko at gridgain dot com)
>> >  * Semen Boikov (GridGain Systems, sboikov at gridgain dot com)
>> >  * Vladimir Ozerov (GridGain Systems, vozerov at gridgain dot com)
>> >  * Nikita Ivanov (GridGain Systems, nivanov30 at gmail dot com)
>> >  * Sergey Khisamov (FitechSource, skh at gmail dot com)
>> >  * Ilya Sterin (ChronoTrack, isterin at gmail dot com)
>> >  * Ryan Rawson (WANdisco, rawson at apache dot org)
>> >  * Konstantin Boudnik (cos at apache dot org)
>> >  * Roman Shaposhnik (rvs at apache dot org)
>> >
>> > == Sponsors ==
>> >
>> > === Apache Champion ===
>> >  * Konstantin Boudnik (cos at apache dot org)
>> >
>> > === Nominated Mentors ===
>> >  * Michael Stack (stack at apache dot org)
>> >  * Roman Shaposhnik (rvs at apache dot org)
>> >  * Konstantin Boudnik (cos at apache dot org)
>> >
>>
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