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From Hadrian Zbarcea <hzbar...@gmail.com>
Subject [VOTE][Proposal] TinkerPop: A Graph Computing Framework [RE-SUBMISSION]
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2015 16:58:06 GMT
+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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