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From Markus Geiß <mge...@mifos.org>
Subject Re: [PORPOSAL] Fineract
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:37:53 GMT
Hey Pierre, James, Jim

thanks for your interest in mentoring, we will talk about that with our
current mentors to see what will be a good number of overall mentors for
the project.

@John
Regards MPLv2 to ALv2 - yup all contributors have signed our CLA prior to
their first code contribution ... so all is good on our side ... here you
can find our CLA
http://mifos.org/about-us/financial-legal/mifos-contributor-agreement/

Regards Keith and John Woodlock - Both were part of our Core Team back then
and decided to take on new opportunities ...

Cheers


*Markus Geiss*
Chief Architect
RADAR, The Mifos Initiative
mgeiss@mifos.org | Skype: mgeiss.mifos.org | Mobil: +49.152.295.05306 |
http://mifos.org  <http://facebook.com/mifos>
<http://www.twitter.com/mifos>



On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 1:56 PM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:

> Please add me as mentor.
>
> +1 (binding)
>
> > On Dec 4, 2015, at 2:31 AM, Markus Geiß <mgeiss@mifos.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hey all,
> >
> > hope this finds you well.
> >
> > We, the Mifos community, want to propose our project for incubation.
> >
> > Please find the proposal below.
> >
> > = Fineract Proposal =
> >
> > == Abstract ==
> >
> > Fineract (\’fīn-,ə-ˌrakt\: A hypercube for digital financial services) is
> > an open source system for core banking as a platform. Fineract provides a
> > reliable, robust, and affordable solution for entrepreneurs, financial
> > institutions, and service providers to offer financial services to the
> > world’s 2 billion under and unbanked.
> >
> > == Proposal ==
> >
> > The aim of this proposal is to bring the Mifos X codebase and community
> > under the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) umbrella in order to help
> > coordinate the development effort of the growing number of organizations
> > which contribute to it, and give it the confidence of the neutral,
> > transparent, and open source governance policy of the ASF.
> >
> > The name Mifos X will remain the property of the Mifos Initiative (a US
> > based 501(c)(3)) and will be used for a specific distribution of the
> > Fineract code. All development efforts of the Mifos Initiative will be
> > transferred to the Fineract project.
> >
> > == Background ==
> >
> > Mifos X is a mature and robust platform that provides loan, savings, and
> > business management functionality based on market proofed requirements.
> The
> > project was started in 2006 at the Grameen Foundation, initially creating
> > the Generation One  solutions of Mifos 1 and Mifos 2, the industry’s
> first
> > open source and web-based MIS, to support the Joint Liability Group (JLG)
> > lending methodology created by Mohammed Yunus, which gained him and the
> > Grameen Bank the Nobel Peace Prize for his financial work in 2006.
> >
> > In 2011 the independent Mifos Initiative, a 501(c)(3), was founded with
> two
> > goals:
> > 1. Create the Generation Two solution Mifos X,  an extensible API-driven
> > platform purpose built for Financial Inclusion
> > 2. Build and govern an open source community of users, developers, and
> > service providers committed to using Mifos X for Financial Inclusion.
> >
> > Since then a worldwide community of users, partners, and volunteers has
> > grown that utilizes, develops, and supports Mifos X. More than 40
> partners
> > from Africa, India, China, South-East Asia and Latin America, with over
> 120
> > deployments and 3.5 million clients, have enhanced the platform based on
> > regional requirements and national regulatories.
> >
> > == Rationale ==
> >
> > Financial Inclusion - providing financial services to the world’s 2
> billion
> > under and unbanked, enabling them to become a part of the global economy
> -
> > requires an affordable, reliable, scalable, and robust solution.
> >
> > The adoption of mobile solutions and digital financial services is
> > increasing at an incredible pace and has led to an influx of new
> > innovators, financial institutions, and service providers into the
> > Financial Inclusion space and into the Mifos community which is growing
> at
> > an accelerating rate year-over-year since 2012.
> >
> > Our rationale for joining the ASF is that as an Apache project we can
> > better manage the growth and governance of our community and provide the
> > community the confidence of sustainable long-term open source management,
> > which strengthens their commitment and continues the growth of our
> vibrant,
> > diverse community, collectively innovating around a single codebase,
> > sharing the social mission to eliminate poverty.
> >
> > == Initial Goals ==
> >
> > The initial goals of the Fineract transition under the ASF umbrella are
> to
> > establish a new home for an already fully functioning project, and also
> > make sure that the entire development community governs itself in the
> > Apache Way.
> >
> > In addition, we will ensure:
> > 1. All dependencies are compliant with the Apache License and the ASFs
> > licensing policies.
> >    a. To become compliant a refactoring of the reporting module is
> > necessary to be able to swap out the Pentaho Reporting Engine. This work
> > will be undertaken during incubation.
> > 2. Ongoing development based on our collaboratively established 2016
> > roadmap, and bring the process into the Apache Way.
> > 3. Creating releases per Apache guidelines.
> >
> > == Current Status ==
> >
> > === Meritocracy ===
> >
> > We already have attributes of meritocracy embedded in our community.
> > * We have a developer email list which identifies active community
> members
> > who then become committers .
> > * On the user email list new features are introduced and discussed,
> > forming the product roadmap, and prioritization is based on merit and
> need.
> > * We have successfully graduated 13 Google Summer of Code interns, many
> of
> > whom have become long-term committers and developers to the project.
> >
> > === Community ===
> >
> > There are more than a hundred developers within an active developer
> mailing
> > list. We have a large and growing installed base of users (financial
> > institutions) and a diverse eco-system of regional service partners who
> > support and deploy Mifos in their communities, and solution partners who
> > have built financial inclusion solutions on top of Mifos. The community
> has
> > held three annual conferences (2012, 2013, and 2015) where the community
> > gathers to connect implementers with developers,  sharing their knowledge
> > to collaboratively build innovative solutions.
> >
> > If Fineract is accepted by the Incubator, transitioning the community to
> > embrace the Apache Way of governance would be a primary initial goal. We
> > will solicit major existing developers to become committers on the
> project
> > from the beginning.
> >
> > === Core Developers ===
> >
> > The core developers are a diverse group of individuals already very
> > experienced in open source development.
> >
> > Edward Cable is a co-founder of the Mifos Initiative, and has established
> > the current community and governance model, Sander van der Heijden is the
> > CTO of Musoni Services, one of the first companies to create a commercial
> > product on top of the platform, that is completely mobile-based, and
> Markus
> > Geiss started as a volunteer and was appointed Chief Architect this year.
> >
> > A broad base of committers around the Mifos developer team from Conflux
> > Technologies is made up of volunteers (e.g. Michael Vorburger, Product
> > Manager Design Studio at Temenos AG, Ishan Khanna a graduate student at
> > Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology, or Terence Monteiro, Founder &
> > Director of SanJose Foundation) supporting and guiding contributors, and
> > governing the code base.
> >
> > === Alignment ===
> >
> > Transition to ASF is a natural progression towards collaborative software
> > development and commercial-friendly standard licensing. Brian Behlendorf
> > and Zaheda Bhorat, both open source community leaders, in their role as
> > advisors for the Mifos Initiative, helped us to establish a community
> that
> > shares a vision based on a philosophy that is well aligned with the
> Apache
> > Way.
> >
> > == Known Risks ==
> >
> > === Orphaned products ===
> >
> > The community proposing Fineract for incubation is a strong and vibrant
> > open source project with a large installed base of users that is growing
> at
> > an increasing rate year-over-year from 2011 through 2015. In addition to
> > the commitment from the non-profit Mifos Initiative to move its
> development
> > efforts to the Fineract project, the size and diversity of the community
> is
> > a guarantee against the project being orphaned.
> >
> > === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> >
> > We have managed Mifos as an open source project since inception. Every
> > release has been open source. We have open source community processes,
> such
> > as a developer mailing list, community conference calls, a collaborative
> > and transparent product roadmap, and an annual developer conference open
> to
> > all.
> >
> > Our leadership has extensive open source experience. Our chairman, Paul
> > Maritz, was CEO of VMWare and CEO of Pivotal where he lead open source
> > initiatives at both companies. At Pivotal, he championed the Spring open
> > source framework and directed 3 Pivotal projects into Apache projects,
> > including Geode, HAWQ, and MADlib.
> >
> > Our board member Dave Neary has spent 4 years with Red Hat, building
> their
> > open source developer community, and is a member of the GNOME Foundation
> > since 2004.
> >
> > === Homogenous Developers ===
> >
> > The initial group of committers is heterogeneous when it comes to
> corporate
> > affiliations. The community is extremely diverse in terms of geography,
> the
> > backgrounds of developers, and the diversity of roles they play in the
> > community, such as users, regional support partners, and solution
> partners.
> > Since its inception, the entire community has contributed to the software
> > across a distributed and transparent infrastructure and environment.
> >
> > === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >
> > Our developer community consists of a mix of salaried developers who are
> > committed to the code base and volunteers.
> >
> > The salaried developers work for (i) the Mifos Initiative, a 501(c)(3)
> > non-profit; (ii) financial institutions that use Mifos X; (iii) regional
> > service providers committed to financial inclusion that deploy and
> support
> > Mifos X in their communities; or (iv) solution partners that build and
> > distribute custom solutions on top of Mifos X.
> >
> > We also have pure volunteers who contribute, often through hackathons and
> > corporate social responsibility programs such as Benetech’s Social
> Coding 4
> > Good, LinkedIn’s Day for Good, Google’s GoogleServe, ThoughtWorks Social
> > Impact Program, and VMware Take 3 Sabbatical program.
> >
> > This diversity of roles and developers adds to the sustainability of the
> > project.
> >
> > === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> >
> > Currently we are utilizing some Apache projects, like Tomcat, POI,
> > commons-lang, or HttpComponents, there are no additional relationships
> > right now. In 2016 further Apache projects, like Apache OpenJPA, and
> Apache
> > Geode, will be introduced to the project.
> >
> > The platform is built on top of the Spring Framework, utilizing multiple
> > modules, like Spring Data, Spring Web, or Spring Security.
> >
> > === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >
> > While we respect the reputation of the Apache brand we see a benefit for
> > both sides. We bring a stable and mature community with a deep rooted
> > social mission and are able to give Fineract a solid home as an open
> source
> > project following an established development model.
> >
> > == Documentation ==
> >
> > Information about Mifos X can be found at
> > https://mifosforge.jira.com/wiki/display/MIFOSX/Welcome+to+Mifos+X.
> >
> > == Initial Source ==
> >
> > Initial source is available on GitHub under the MPLv2 at
> > https://github.com/openMF/mifosx.
> >
> > == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
> >
> > The Mifos Initiative owns all copyright to all contributions and has the
> > legal right to sign the ASF Software Grant Agreement. As soon as Fineract
> > is approved to join Apache Incubator, the source code will be
> transitioned
> > via the Software Grant Agreement onto ASF infrastructure and in turn made
> > available under the Apache License, version 2.0.
> >
> > == External Dependencies ==
> >
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Vendor                     | Library           | License      |
> > Compatible |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Amazon.com, Inc.           | AWS Java SDK      | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Apache Software Foundation | Commons           | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Apache Software Foundation | Tomcat            | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Apache Software Foundation | POI               | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Apache Software Foundation | HTTPClient        | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Ben Fortuna                | iCal4j            | BSD 3-clause | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Boxfuse GmbH               | Flyway DB         | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Bruce Dunwiddie^1^         | JavaCSV           | LGPL v2.1    | no
> >  |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Google, Inc.               | gson              | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Google, Inc.               | guava             | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | iText Group NV             | iText             | MPL v1.1     | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Jayway                     | JsonPath          | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Jayway                     | RESTassured       | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | JUnit                      | JUnit             | EPL v1       | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Michael Vorburger          | MariaDB4J         | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Oracle, Corp.              | JAX-RS            | CDDL v1      | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Oracle, Corp.              | Jersey            | CDDL v1.1    | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Oracle, Corp.^2^           | MySQL Connector/J | GPL v2       | no
> >  |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Pentaho, Corp.^3^          | Reporting Engine  | LGPL v2.1    | no
> >  |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Pentaho, Corp.^3^          | Reporting Library | LGPL v2.1    | no
> >  |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Pivotal Software, Inc.     | Spring Boot       | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Pivotal Software, Inc.     | Spring Framework  | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Pivotal Software, Inc.     | Spring Security   | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Sam Pullar                 | Mustache          | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Square, Inc.               | retrofit          | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Square, Inc.               | okhttp            | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Stephen Colebourne         | Joda-Time         | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Szczepan Faber             | Mockito           | MIT          | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Terracotta, Inc            | Quartz            | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > | Terracotta, Inc            | Ehache            | AL v2        | yes
> > |
> >
> +----------------------------+-------------------+--------------+------------+
> > * ^1^ = can be removed
> > * ^2^ = can be replaced
> > * ^3^ = need an abstraction on our side to become replaceable
> >
> > == Cryptography ==
> >
> > The only cryptography included by the project will be via library
> > inclusion, and will be used to encrypt stored user data on mobile devices
> > and in cloud storages.
> >
> > == Required Resources ==
> >
> > === Mailing lists ===
> >
> > * private@fineract.incubator.apache.org (moderated subscriptions)
> > * commits@fineract.incubator.apache.org
> > * dev@fineract.incubator.apache.org
> > * user@fineract.incubator.apache.org
> >
> > === Git Repository ===
> >
> > https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-fineract.git
> >
> > === Issue Tracking ===
> >
> > JIRA Project Fineract (FINERACT)
> >
> > === Other Resources ===
> >
> > * Project website (http://fineract.incubator.apache.org)
> > * Fineract Wiki pages (
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FINERACT
> > )
> >
> > == Initial Committers ==
> >
> > The following list comprises the current long term committers and does
> not
> > contain occasional developers.
> >
> > * Vishwas Babu AJ (vishwas at confluxtechnologies dot com)
> > * Edward Cable (edcable at mifos dot org)
> > * Andrew Dzakpasu (andrewdzakpasu at musoni dot eu)
> > * Markus Geiss (mgeiss at mifos dot org)
> > * Sander van der Heijden (sander at musoni dot eu)
> > * Ishan Khanna (ishan1604 at gmail dot com)
> > * Myrle Krantz (mkrantz at mifos dot org)
> > * Terence Monteiro (terence at sanjosesolutions dot in)
> > * Adi Nayaran Raju (adi dot raju at confluxtechnologies dot com)
> > * Gaurav Saini (gsaini at apache dot org)
> > * Nazeer Hussain Shaik (nazeer dot shaik at confluxtechnologies dot com)
> > * Michael Vorburger (mike at vorburger dot ch)
> >
> > == Affiliations ==
> >
> > * Vishwas Babu AJ (Conflux Technologies)
> > * Ed Cable (The Mifos Initiative)
> > * Andrew Dzakpasu (Musoni Systems)
> > * Markus Geiss (The Mifos Initiative)
> > * Sander van der Heijden (Musoni Systems)
> > * Myrle Krantz (The Mifos Initiative)
> > * Terence Monteiro (SanJose Foundation)
> > * Adi Nayaran Raju (Conflux Technologies)
> > * Nazeer Hussain Shaik (Conflux Technologies)
> >
> > == Sponsors ==
> >
> > === Champion ===
> >
> > Ross Gardler
> >
> > === Nominated Mentors ===
> > * Ross Gardler
> > * Roman Shaposhnik
> >
> > === Sponsoring Entity ===
> > Incubator PMC
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> >
> > *Markus Geiss*
> > Chief Architect
> > RADAR, The Mifos Initiative
> > mgeiss@mifos.org | Skype: mgeiss.mifos.org | Mobil: +49.152.295.05306 |
> > http://mifos.org  <http://facebook.com/mifos>
> > <http://www.twitter.com/mifos>
>
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