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From Kris Popat <krispo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Looking for a Champion for ORDs
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:03:13 GMT
Thanks Chris, I’ve put the proposal up on the wiki now.
As you suggested it’s at http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ORDSProposal <http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ORDSProposal>

Any comments and suggestions are welcome.

Cheers

Kris

> On 15 Sep 2015, at 16:46, Mattmann, Chris A (3980) <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov>
wrote:
> 
> Dear Kris, please feel free to post the full proposal to the
> Incubator wiki, here:
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/, e.g., at:
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ORDSProposal
> 
> 
> You will need permissions to do so, so let someone on this list
> know when you register for your wiki account.
> 
> Sounds very interesting.
> 
> Cheers,
> Chris
> 
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kris Popat <krispopat@apache.org>
> Reply-To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
> Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:08 AM
> To: "general@incubator.apache.org" <general@incubator.apache.org>
> Subject: Looking for a Champion for ORDs
> 
>> Hello All,
>> 
>> A while back I started a brief discussion about inclubating ORDS (Oxford
>> Research Database System). However, we had a pause in this process over
>> the summer whilst some potential IP issues were sorted out, these have
>> been resolved. 
>> 
>> I would like to start looking for a Champion for the project again.
>> 
>> Here is the first section of the proposal which has some adjustments from
>> the previous post.
>> 
>> ------
>> ORDS is a user and project centered, web-based  database-as-a-service
>> (DbaaS) system with data publishing.
>> 
>> ORDS imports data from recognized sources such as csv files,
>> spreadsheets, and relational database files into structured online
>> databases to provide DbaaS functionality. The databases are stored in an
>> RDBMS (PostgreSQL with ORM access). It has a full set of high-level tools
>> for managing and editing these databases, including tools that give users
>> the ability to create versioned snapshots of data and share specific
>> datasets. New databases can also be created using these tools.  Databases
>> are housed in projects and associated with users with given roles. The
>> data can be exported in common formats.
>> -----
>> 
>> We believe strongly that the ASF would be good place for this project to
>> grow because of it’s tradition of upholding good open source practice.
>> 
>> In brief it is in use by researchers at Oxford and there is a lot of
>> interest in the sector for using it in other institutions.  Promotion of
>> the system is already happening and this should give us a route for
>> getting users, documenters, testers and developers involved.
>> It is written in Java and uses Tomcat, PostgreSQL though the database can
>> be switched as we use JPA for all db access.
>> 
>> I have worked on the full proposal and can post it on this list if
>> required or will put it on the wiki as and when is appropriate.  I just
>> didn’t want to clog this email with a whole proposal at this stage.
>> 
>> Please let me know if you are interested in Championing this project or
>> know of any member who might be.
>> 
>> Many thanks
>> 
>> Kris Popat
>> 
>> ———————————————
>> Developer | Consultant Researcher
>> 
>> 
>> 
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