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From Jake Farrell <>
Subject [VOTE] Accept Mysos into the Apache Incubator
Date Thu, 28 May 2015 16:14:54 GMT
Based on the earlier discussion in thread [1], I would like to call a VOTE
to accept Mysos, an Apache Mesos framework for running MySQL instances, as
a new Apache Incubator project.

The proposal is available on the wiki at [2] and is also attached below

The VOTE is open for at least the next 72 hours:

  [ ] +1 Accept Mysos into the Apache Incubator
  [ ] ±0
  [ ] -1 Do not accept Mysos into the Apache Incubator because...

I would like to get the voting started with my own +1

Thank you


Mysos Proposal


Mysos is an Apache Mesos framework for running MySQL instances.


Mysos runs on Apache Mesos (cluster manager) to dramatically simplify the
management of MySQL instances. It is designed to offer:

Efficient hardware utilization through multi-tenancy (in
performance-isolated containers)
High reliability through preserving the MySQL state during failure and
automatic backing up to/restoring from HDFS
An automated self-service option for bringing up new MySQL clusters
High availability through automatic MySQL master failover
An elastic solution that allows users to easily scale up and down a MySQL
cluster by changing the number of slave instances

Initial development of Mysos was done at Twitter, and its codebase was
recently open sourced. This proposal is for Mysos to join the Apache


Mysos is built to be used by anyone who desires to run MySQL on Apache
Mesos, and in the near-future it will take advantage of state primitives
that are being added to the Mesos core:

Furthermore, the rapid growth of Mysos community is empowered by open
source. We believe the Apache Foundation is a great fit as the long-term
home for Mysos, as it provides an established process for community-driven
development and decision making by consensus.

Initial Goals

Move the existing codebase to Apache
Integrate with the Apache development process
Ensure all dependencies are compliant with Apache License version 2.0
Strengthen and grow the Mysos community
Incremental development and releases per Apache guidelines
Current Status

Mysos was originally born out of a project within Twitter. The original
committers (Twitter) are working with Mesosphere and Percona to fully open
source the code and make it ready for incubation at Apache.

The Mysos source is currently hosted at GitHub, which will be used to seed
the Apache git repository.


We plan to invest in supporting a meritocracy. We will discuss the
requirements in an open forum. Several companies have already expressed
interest in this project, and we intend to invite additional developers to
participate. We will encourage and monitor community participation so that
privileges can be extended to those that contribute.


By bringing Mysos into Apache, we believe that the community will grow even

Core Developers

Mysos was initially developed as a collaboration between Twitter and


We believe that having Mysos at Apache will help further the growth of the
big-data community, as it will encourage cooperation within the greater
ecosystem of projects spawned by Apache Mesos.

Known Risks

Orphaned Products

Mysos is being used and developed by companies we work for so the companies
have an interest in its continued vitality.

Given strong interest we've had since open sourcing Mysos, we anticipate
we'll grow a sustainable community that will expand contributors and keep
it active as the Mesos core evolves.

Inexperience with Open Source

Most of the committers have experience at Apache, whether it's through
Apache Mesos, Aurora or other projects. Apache Mesos and Apache Aurora were
both shepherded through the ASF incubator process and have graduated to
become successful and diverse open source projects. We also have Jake
Farrell as an ASF Champion to help us through incubation.

Homogenous Developers

Initial committers come from a number of companies. Our intention is
increase the diversity of contributing developers and their affiliations,
and we'll recognize contributions and contributors as the community grows
at Apache. We encouraged by interest in the project thus far.

Reliance on Salaried Developers

It is expected that Mysos development will occur on both salaried time and
on volunteer time, after hours. The majority of initial committers are paid
by their employers to contribute to this project. However, they are all
passionate about the project, and we are confident that the project will
continue even if no salaried developers contribute to the project. We are
committed to recruiting additional committers including non-salaried

Relationships with Other Apache Products

Mysos depends on Apache Mesos. The Mysos team will work closely with the
Apache Mesos community to ensure the proper stateless primitives are in
place to enable MySQL to run on Apache Mesos.

An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand

Mysos is a new open source project and the primary benefits to joining
Apache are those outlined in the Rationale section.


Documentation is currently located as README markdown files:

/ /docs/

Additional will continue to be added to the project.

Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan

The Mysos codebase is currently hosted on Github:

These are the codebases that we would migrate to the Apache foundation.

External Dependencies

All Mysos dependencies have Apache compatible licenses.


We do not expect Mysos to be a controlled export item due to the use of

Required Resources

Mailing lists
Subversion Directory

Git is the preferred source control system:


Issue Tracking

We'd like to use JIRA for issue tracking with project key MYSOS and Review
Board for our code reviews.

Initial Committers

Chris Aniszczyk <caniszczyk at apache dot org>
Vinod Kone <vinodkone at apache dot org>
Dave Lester <dlester at apache dot org>
Yan Xu <yan at twitter dot com>
Tobi Knaup <tobi at mesosphere dot io>
Sunil Shah <sunil at mesosphere dot io>
Jake Farrell <jfarrell at apache dot org>


Chris Aniszczyk (Twitter)
Vinod Kone (Twitter)
Dave Lester (Twitter)
Yan Xu (Twitter)
Tobi Knaup (Mesosphere)
Sunil Shah (Mesosphere)
Jake Farrell (Acquia)



Jake Farrell <jfarrell at apache dot org>

Nominated Mentors

Dave Lester <dlester at apache dot org>
Benjamin Hindman <benh at apache dot org>
Henry Saputra (hsaputra at apache dot org)

Sponsoring Entity

The Apache Incubator

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