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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE][Proposal] TinkerPop: A Graph Computing Framework [RE-SUBMISSION]
Date Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:07:34 GMT
+1 binding


Regards,
Alan

> On Jan 9, 2015, at 8:58 AM, Hadrian Zbarcea <hzbarcea@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> +1
> 
> From the conversation with Marko, he intended to submit this as a formal vote, but didn't
use the regular voting template.
> 
> Voting will remain open until at least January 15, 2015 18:00 ET.
> 
> Cheers,
> Hadrian
> 
> 
> On 01/09/2015 11:35 AM, Marko Rodriguez wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> 
>> Over the last 2 weeks, TinkerPop's proposal has been worked on with support from:
>> * David Nalley (champion)
>> * Rich Bowen (mentor)
>> * Hadrian Zbarcea (mentor)
>> * Daniel Gruno (mentor)
>> * Marko Rodriguez (submitting on behalf of TinkerPop)
>> 
>> We feel it is now in prime shape from submission to vote. Enjoy!.
>> (URL to wiki version: https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPopProposal)
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>    A. Abstract
>> 
>> TinkerPop <http://tinkerpop.com/> is a graph computing framework written in
Java. A graph <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_%28mathematics%29> is a data structure
composed of vertices and edges and is useful for modeling complex domains with arbitrary relations
(edges, links, lines) between entities (vertices, objects, dots). TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
provides a core API that graph system vendors can implement. There are various types of graph
systems including in-memory graph libraries, OLTP graph databases, and OLAP graph processors
(see On Graph Computing <http://markorodriguez.com/2013/01/09/on-graph-computing/> for
more information). Once the core interfaces are implemented, the underlying graph system can
be queried using the graph traversal language Gremlin and processed withTinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>-enabled
algorithms. For many, TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> is seen
as the JDBC <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Database_Connectivity> of the graph computing
community.
>> 
>> 
>>    B. Proposal
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> was formed in 2009
and is currently in the milestone series of 3.0.0. From the start, TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
has provided its software open source and free to use for which ever reason (commercial or
otherwise). Initially the license was BSD, but as of TinkerPop3 <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop3>,
the license was changed to Apache2. The TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
team is composed of developers, evangelists, and representatives from graph system vendors
(see TinkerPop Contributors <http://www.tinkerpop.com/docs/3.0.0-SNAPSHOT/#tinkerpop-contributors>
for more information). TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> has done
its best to remain vendor agnostic and works closely with all vendors to ensure that the constructs
within TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> are able to accommodate
the requirements of the underlying graph system. To date, 12 "TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
recognized" graph system vendors provide TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
implementations. We believe that by joining The Apache Software Foundation, our vendors, users,
and contributors will feel more comfortable in terms of legal protected, in terms of wider-adoption,
and in terms of project stability.
>> 
>> 
>>    C. Background
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> has had steady, active
development since 2009 when it was founded. Over the years, the Gremlin query language within
TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> has been adopted by various
JVM languages and as such, there exists Gremlin-Groovy, Gremlin-Scala, Gremlin-Clojure, Gremlin-JavaScript
<https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/JavaScript>, and the like. In many ways, Gremlin
is seen as a traversal style that can be readily adopted within the programming constructs
of the developer's native language --- both on and off the JVM. TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
is not bound to the JVM in that developers wishing to interact with a TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>-enabled
graph system can leverage Gremlin Server which provides "over the wire" communication as well
as the entry point for non-JVM language bindings. TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
is being used is production graph-based applications around the world and is only getting
better with age.
>> 
>> 
>>    D. Rationale
>> 
>> The graph computing space has grown over the years to encompass numerous graph database
and graph processing systems. TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
was created as a unifying framework for interoperability, language standardization, and data
model standardization. This framework makes it simple to "plug and play" the back-end graph
implementation without affecting the developer's code. This is analogous to the way in which
the JDBC allows users to swap relational databases while keeping the same programming interface.
TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> also brings together OLTP systems
(graph databases) and OLAP systems (graph processors) by providing a single query language
(Gremlin) for executing graph algorithms transparently over either type of system. The seamless
support of single-machine systems and distributed systems provides an identical end-user experience
within the boundaries of the space and time constraints of the underlying graph system.
>> 
>> 
>>    E. Initial Goals
>> 
>> The goal of this proposal is to migrate TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
to The Apache Software Foundation to
>> 
>> 1. get more exposure to the project
>> 2. legally protect the developers and contributors of the project
>> 3.
>>    ensure that TinkerPop
>>    <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> has a
>>    vendor-neutral, stable home for the future
>> 
>> 
>>    F. Current Status
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> is planning to release
TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> 3.0.0.GA early 2015. We would
like to release TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> 3.0.0.GA at
the Apache Software Foundation.
>> 
>> 
>>    G. Meritocracy
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> already has an established
community that values meritocracy. Anyone is welcome to contribute to TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
and voice their opinions/thoughts on the direction of the project. If an individual provides
beneficial pull requests, documentation updates, theoretical ideas, etc. then they are asked
to join TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> as committers. Moreover,
TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> is a business friendly community.
It provides a forum where vendors collaborate, via individual representatives, by contributing
ideas, code and content.
>> 
>> We believe the values of the community align well with the ASF, and we are willing
to adapt our practices when necessary.
>> 
>> 
>>    H. Community
>> 
>> The TinkerPop mailing list <https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/gremlin-users>
has 1500+ subscribers with a flow of approximately 10 emails a day. In addition to the initial
committers there are about two dozen folks that have contributed code to the project, and
1/2 of those are from Graph vendors. Note that there are individuals that participate in the
TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> ecosystem by providing language
bindings and system implementations. While not contributing to the core codebase per se, they
supportTinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> via their software and
lecture outreach.
>> 
>> 
>>    I. Core developers
>> 
>> The initial committer list is small, and we hope to grow that into a larger, vibrant
community at the Apache Software Foundation.
>> 
>> 
>>    J. Alignment
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> is licensed Apache2.
The OLAP reference implementation that distributes with TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
is based on Hadoop <http://hadoop.apache.org/> and Giraph <http://giraph.apache.org/>.
There has been a push from vendors and commercial organizations interested in ensuring TinkerPop
<https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> has the legal support of a software foundation.
We believe The Apache Software Foundation to be a great home for TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>.
>> 
>> 
>>    K. Known Risks & Abandoned projects
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> is currently at TinkerPop
<https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> 3.0.0.M6. There is a significant amount
of code developed since TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>'s inception.
We have done our best to secure CLAs from contributors. To date did not have any legal or
political issues. TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> has 12 official
graph vendors that maintain or support a TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
implementation for their system. If, lets say, 75% of those vendors decide against providing
a TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> interface, then this would
be detrimental to TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>'s efforts.
With that, it is very important that TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
remain neutral and engaged with vendors.
>> 
>> 
>>    L. Inexperience with Open Source
>> 
>> The primary developers of TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
have been producing TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> open source
code and releases in full public view since 2009 via both our GitHub <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/GitHub>
repository and our public mailing lists. We pride ourselves in professional software, documentation,
and aesthetics. With its integration to numerous graph systems in the market, we see TinkerPop
<https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> as a masterpiece in the open source space.
We are working with both open source and commercial entities to ensure a solid, respected
product.
>> 
>> 
>>    M. Homogeneous Developers
>> 
>> The initial set of committers all hail from different employers.
>> 
>> 
>>    N. Reliance on Salaried Developers
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> is open source and
no individual is paid for their contributions except for our logo designer. All the logos
and documentation graphics are released Apache2.
>> 
>> 
>>    O. Relationships with Other Apache Projects
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> currently leverages
Hadoop, Giraph, and in the near future, will integrate with Spark <https://spark.apache.org/>.
Internally, the project leverages Maven3, Apache Configuration, and Apache Commons.
>> 
>> 
>>    P. An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> is interested in The
Apache Software Foundation for the legal support and protection it can offer our developers.
Numerous large software organizations have urged TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
to join a foundation so that they may more easily provide contributors from their organization
and moreover, maintain confidence in building products atop TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>.
With that said, TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> does respect
the Apache Software Foundation brand and believes that by joining The Apache Software Foundation,
we will further boost the recognition and prestige of our product. Finally, note that a TinkerPop
book <http://www.tinkerpopbook.com/> is slated for 2015. Combining the Apache Software
Foundation and a long awaited book should ensure a new uptake of contributors, users, vendors,
and promoters.
>> 
>> 
>>    Q. Documentation
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> takes pride in its
documentation:
>> 
>> AsciiDoc <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AsciiDoc>
>> 	
>> http://www.tinkerpop.com/docs/3.0.0-SNAPSHOT/
>> JavaDoc <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/JavaDoc> (core)
>> 	
>> http://www.tinkerpop.com/javadocs/3.0.0-SNAPSHOT/core/
>> JavaDoc <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/JavaDoc> (full)
>> 	
>> http://www.tinkerpop.com/javadocs/3.0.0-SNAPSHOT/full/
>> 
>> 
>>    R. Initial Source
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> is currently hosted
on GitHub <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/GitHub>: https://github.com/tinkerpop/.
>> 
>> The following repositories would like to be migrated to ASF.
>> 
>> TinkerPop3 <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop3>
>> 	
>> https://github.com/tinkerpop/tinkerpop3
>> Blueprints (TinkerPop2 <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop2>)
>> 	
>> https://github.com/tinkerpop/blueprints
>> Pipes (TinkerPop2 <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop2>)
>> 	
>> https://github.com/tinkerpop/pipes
>> Frames (TinkerPop2 <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop2>
>> 	
>> https://github.com/tinkerpop/frames
>> Gremlin (TinkerPop2 <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop2>)
>> 	
>> https://github.com/tinkerpop/gremlin
>> Rexster (TinkerPop2 <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop2>)
>> 	
>> https://github.com/tinkerpop/rexster
>> 
>> 
>>    S. Source & Intellectual Property Submission Plan
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> has required CLAs from
contributors in the past to ensure solid IP provenance. TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
plans to submit a Software Grant for the content in the following repositories: https://github.com/tinkerpop/tinkerpop3
>> 
>> We plan to transfer to the ASF the TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
trademark as well as the commissioned artwork for TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop>
logos and the http://tinkerpop.com <http://tinkerpop.com/> and http://tinkerpop.org
<http://tinkerpop.org/> domains.
>> 
>> 
>>    T. External Dependencies
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> relies on a number
of open source dependencies. We believe these to comply with the third-party licensing guidelines.
If any dependencies are unfit, we will make the necessary changes.
>> 
>> 
>>    U. Cryptography
>> 
>> None.
>> 
>> 
>>    V. Required Resources
>> 
>> 
>>      W. Mailing Lists
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> requests the following
mailing list:
>> 
>> User Mailing List
>> 	
>> users@tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org <mailto:users@tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org>
>> Developer Mailing List
>> 	
>> dev@tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org <mailto:dev@tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org>
>> Private Mailing List
>> 	
>> private@tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org <mailto:private@tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org>
>> Commits Mailing List
>> 	
>> commits@tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org <mailto:commits@tinkerpop.incubator.apache.org>
>> 
>> 
>>      X. Subversion Directory
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> will use subversion
for it’s website and requests:
>> 
>> *
>>    https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/tinkerpop
>> 
>> 
>>      Y. Git Repository
>> 
>> TinkerPop <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/TinkerPop> wishes to have the
following created:
>> 
>> *
>>    https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-tinkerpop.git
>> 
>> And to have all of these mirrored to Github with integration taken care of.
>> 
>> 
>>      Z. Issue Tracking
>> 
>> Please help us setup a JIRA instance for both issue tracking and code review (TINKERPOP).
>> 
>> 
>>    AA. Initial Committers and Affiliations
>> 
>> Marko A. Rodriguez (2009)
>> 	
>> Aurelius
>> Stephen Mallette (2011)
>> 	
>> Nidomics
>> James Thornton (2013)
>> 	
>> Electric Speed
>> 
>> 
>>    BB. Sponsors
>> 
>>  * Champion: David Nalley
>>  * Mentors: Rich Bowen, Matt Franklin, Daniel Gruno, David Nalley,
>>    Hadrian Zbarcea
>>  * Sponsoring Entity: We request the Incubator to sponsor this project.
>> 
>> 
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