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From Enis Söztutar <e...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] accept SAMOA into incubator
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:02:24 GMT
+1 (binding)

Enis

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 10:07 AM, Henry Saputra <henry.saputra@gmail.com>
wrote:

> +1 (binding)
>
>
> - Henry
>
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM, Daniel Dai <daijyc@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Following the discussion earlier, I'm calling a vote to accept SAMOA as a
> > new Incubator project.
> >
> > [ ] +1 Accept SAMOA into the Incubator
> > [ ] +0 Indifferent to the acceptance of SAMOA
> > [ ] -1 Do not accept SAMOA because ...
> >
> > The vote will be open for at least 72h and closes at the earliest on Dec
> 14
> > 19:00 GMT.
> >
> > https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/SAMOAProposal
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Daniel
> >
> > = SAMOA =
> > == Abstract ==
> > SAMOA is an an open-source platform for mining big data streams.
> >
> > == Proposal ==
> > SAMOA provides a collection of distributed streaming algorithms for the
> > most common data mining and machine learning tasks such as
> classification,
> > clustering, and regression, as well as programming abstractions to
> develop
> > new algorithms that run on top of distributed stream processing engines
> > (DSPEs). It features a pluggable architecture that allows it to run on
> > several DSPEs such as Apache Storm, Apache S4, and Apache Samza.
> >
> > == Background ==
> > Hadoop and its ecosystem have changed the way data are processed by
> > allowing to push algorithms to unprecedented scale. As an example, Mahout
> > allows to run data mining and machine learning algorithms on very large
> > datasets. However, Hadoop and Mahout are not suited to handle streaming
> > data. Simply put, the goal of SAMOA is to provide a streaming counterpart
> > to Mahout.
> >
> > == Rationale ==
> > SAMOA aims to fill the current gap in tools for mining large scale
> streams.
> > Many organizations can benefit from a scalable stream mining platform
> > system such as SAMOA.
> >
> > SAMOA is a natural fit for the Apache Software Foundation. It is licensed
> > under the ASL v2.0. It already interoperates with several existing Apache
> > projects such as Storm, S4, and Samza. Furthermore, it is complementary
> to
> > existing Apache projects such as Mahout. The initial committers are
> > familiar with the Apache process and subscribes to the Apache mission.
> > Indeed, the team includes multiple Apache committers. Finally, joining
> > Apache will help coordinate the development effort of the growing number
> of
> > organizations which contribute to SAMOA.
> >
> > == Initial Goals ==
> > * Move the existing codebase to Apache
> > * Integrate with the Apache development process
> > * Incremental development and releases per Apache guidelines
> >
> > == Current Status ==
> > SAMOA started as a research project at Yahoo Labs in 2013 and was
> > open-sourced in October the same year. It has been under development on
> > Yahoo's public GitHub repository since being open-sourced. It has
> undergone
> > two releases (0.1, 0.2).
> >
> > === Meritocracy ===
> > The SAMOA project already operates on meritocratic principles. Today,
> SAMOA
> > has several developers and has accepted multiple patches from outside of
> > Yahoo Labs. However, our intent with this incubator proposal is to start
> > building a more diverse developer community around SAMOA that follows the
> > Apache meritocracy model. We will identify all committers and PPMC
> members
> > for the project operating under the ASF meritocratic principles. We plan
> to
> > continue support for new contributors and work with those who contribute
> > significantly to the project to make them committers.
> >
> > === Community ===
> > SAMOA is currently being used internally at Yahoo. Acceptance into the
> > Apache foundation would bolster the existing user and developer community
> > around SAMOA. That community includes contributors from several
> > institutions, active mostly on GitHub's pages. SAMOA has been starred
> more
> > than 300 times and forked more than 50 times on GitHub as of November
> 2014.
> >
> > === Core Developers ===
> > The core developers are a diverse group, many of which already very
> > experienced with open source. There are two existing Apache committers,
> > along with people from various companies and universities.
> >
> > === Alignment ===
> > The ASF is the natural choice to host SAMOA. First, its goal of
> encouraging
> > community-driven open-source projects fits with our vision for SAMOA.
> > Additionally, many other projects that SAMOA is based on, such as Apache
> > Storm, S4, Samza, and HDFS, are hosted by the ASF. Close proximity of
> SAMOA
> > to these projects within the ASF will provide mutual benefit.
> >
> > == Known Risks ==
> > === Orphaned Products ===
> > Given the current level of investment in SAMOA the risk of the project
> > being abandoned is minimal. There are several constituents who are highly
> > incentivized to continue development, and Yahoo Labs relies on SAMOA as a
> > platform for a large number of long-term research projects. However, the
> > small number of initial committers might be a concern. We plan to address
> > this issue during incubation by growing the community and the number of
> > committers.
> >
> > === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> > SAMOA has existed as a healthy open source project for one year. During
> > this time, we have curated an open-source community successfully,
> > attracting developers from a diverse group of universities and companies
> > including Huawei, Yahoo, University of Porto, and Universitat Politecnica
> > de Catalunya.
> >
> > Gianmarco is a committer for Apache Pig, Matthieu for Apache S4. Albert
> is
> > one of the lead developers of MOA, an open-source tool for streaming
> > machine learning.
> >
> > === Homogenous Developers ===
> > The initial list of committers includes developers from several
> > institutions, both academic and industrial. The committers are
> > geographically distributed across Europe, America, and Asia.
> >
> > === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> > Like most open source projects, SAMOA receives a substantial support from
> > salaried developers. In addition, those working from within corporations
> > often devote “after hours” or spare time in the project - and these come
> > from several organizations. We will work to ensure the ability for the
> > project to continuously be stewarded and to proceed forward independently
> > of salaried developers.
> >
> > === Relationship with Other Apache Products ===
> > SAMOA interoperates with several existing Apache projects, mainly by
> using
> > them as stream processing engines: Apache Storm, Apache S4, and Apache
> > Samza. It is a counterpart of Apache Mahout for streaming. It also uses
> > several other Apache components, including Apache Maven and several
> Apache
> > Commons libraries.
> >
> > === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> > SAMOA is already a healthy and relatively well known open source project.
> > This proposal is not for the purpose of generating publicity. Rather, the
> > primary benefits to joining Apache are those outlined in the Rationale
> > section. We are more interested in establishing a strong community that
> can
> > drive the project independently of Yahoo.
> >
> > == Documentation ==
> > The reader will find these websites relevant:
> >
> > * SAMOA website: http://samoa-project.net/
> > * SAMOA documentation: https://github.com/yahoo/samoa/wiki/
> > * Issue tracking: https://github.com/yahoo/samoa/issues
> > * Codebase: https://github.com/yahoo/samoa
> > * User group: http://groups.google.com/group/samoa-user
> >
> > == Initial Source ==
> > The SAMOA codebase is currently hosted on GitHub:
> > https://github.com/yahoo/samoa. This is the exact codebase that we would
> > migrate to the Apache foundation.
> >
> > == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
> > Currently, the SAMOA codebase is distributed under an Apache license
> v2.0.
> > The vast majority of code has copyright held by Yahoo. Upon entering the
> > Incubator, Yahoo will grant a license to the Apache foundation. In
> certain
> > cases where individuals or organizations hold copyright, we will ensure
> > they grant a license to the Apache foundation. Going forward, all commits
> > will be licensed directly to the Apache foundation through our signed
> > Individual Contributor License Agreements for all committers on the
> project.
> >
> > == Cryptography ==
> > We do not expect SAMOA to be a controlled export item due to the use of
> > encryption.
> >
> > == External Dependencies ==
> > To the best of our knowledge, all dependencies of SAMOA are distributed
> > under Apache compatible licenses. Upon acceptance to the incubator, we
> > would begin a thorough analysis of all transitive dependencies to verify
> > this fact and introduce license checking into the build and release
> process
> > (for instance integrating Apache Rat).
> >
> > == Required Resources ==
> > === Mailing Lists ===
> > We will migrate the existing SAMOA mailing lists as follows:
> >
> > * samoa-users@googlegroups --> users@samoa.incubator.apache.org
> > * samoa-developers@googlegroups --> dev@samoa.incubator.apache.org
> >
> > SAMOA commits are hosted on GitHub, so we would request the following
> > mailing list:
> >
> > * commits@samoa.incubator.apache.org
> >
> > We would also request the following mailing list:
> >
> > * private@samoa.incubator.apache.org (with moderated subscription)
> >
> > === Source control ===
> > The SAMOA team would like to use Git for source control, due to our
> current
> > use of Git. We request a writeable Git repo for SAMOA, and mirroring to
> be
> > set up to GitHub through INFRA.
> >
> > * https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-samoa.git
> >
> > === Issue Tracking ===
> > SAMOA currently uses GitHub for issue tracking. We will migrate to the
> > Apache JIRA instance. http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SAMOA
> >
> > == Initial Committers & Affiliations ==
> > * Albert Bifet, Huawei, <abifet at waikato dot ac dot nz>
> > * Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Yahoo Labs, <gdfm at apache dot org>
> > * Nicolas Kourtellis, Yahoo Labs, <nkourtellis at gmail dot com>
> > * Matthieu Morel, Yahoo Labs, <mmorel at apache dot org>
> > * Arinto Murdopo, Living Analytics Research Centre, <arintom at smu dot
> edu
> > dot sg>
> > * Olivier Van Laere, BlueShift Labs, <olivier at getblueshift dot com>
> >
> > == Sponsors ==
> > === Champion ===
> > * Daniel Dai <daijy at apache dot org>
> >
> > === Nominated Mentors ===
> > * Alan Gates <gates at apache dot org>
> > * Ted Dunning <tdunning at apache dot org>
> > * Ashutosh Chauhan <hashutosh at apache dot org>
> > * Enis Soztutar <enis at apache dot org>
> >
> > === Sponsoring Entity ===
> > The Apache Incubator
>
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