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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Guacamole Incubator Proposal
Date Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:10:28 GMT
Sure ! Go ahead ;)

Regards
JB

On 01/25/2016 03:37 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Thanks. I think I will add myself, if that's OK :)
>
>> On Jan 25, 2016, at 9:02 AM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Jim,
>>
>> We are looking for additional mentors, so don't hesitate to add you on the proposal.
>>
>> Thanks !
>> Regards
>> JB
>>
>> On 01/25/2016 02:54 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>>> This sounds like a neat project to round out the ASF.
>>>
>>> +1. Let me know how/if I can help.
>>>
>>>> On Jan 25, 2016, at 2:03 AM, Michael Jumper <mike.jumper@guac-dev.org>
wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello All,
>>>>
>>>> Attached to this message is a proposed new project - Apache Guacamole,
>>>> an enterprise-grade, protocol-agnostic, remote desktop gateway. Combined
>>>> with cloud hosting, Guacamole provides an excellent alternative to
>>>> traditional desktops. Guacamole aims to make cloud-hosted desktop access
>>>> preferable to traditional, local access.
>>>>
>>>> The text of the proposal is included below. Additionally, the proposal
>>>> is in draft form on the wiki where we will make any required changes:
>>>>
>>>> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/GuacamoleProposal
>>>>
>>>> We look forward to your feedback and input.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> - Mike
>>>>
>>>> ----
>>>> = GuacamoleProposal =
>>>>
>>>> == Abstract ==
>>>>
>>>> Guacamole is an enterprise-grade, protocol-agnostic, remote desktop
>>>> gateway. Combined with cloud hosting, Guacamole provides an excellent
>>>> alternative to traditional desktops. Guacamole aims to make cloud-hosted
>>>> desktop access preferable to traditional, local access.
>>>>
>>>> == Background ==
>>>>
>>>> Guacamole began in 2010 as a personal project - a means for Mike Jumper
>>>> to access to his own computer from work. Mike’s job at that time had a
>>>> firewall which blocked outbound access to everything except HTTP and
>>>> HTTPS, and directly circumventing the firewall (by changing the SSH
>>>> server port, for example) was a fireable offense. Mike needed a solution
>>>> which provided remote access and yet was a true web application. He
>>>> found several projects providing text-based terminal access, but decided
>>>> that he wanted to make something new and different.
>>>>
>>>> The project began as a simple VNC client but grew rapidly in capability
>>>> and performance until it became an enterprise-grade, protocol-agnostic,
>>>> remote desktop gateway supporting both VNC and RDP. Support for SSH was
>>>> added later, followed by audio, file transfer, etc. By this point,
>>>> Guacamole was fast and stable enough to be used daily and in place of a
>>>> traditional desktop.
>>>>
>>>> Having used and developed Guacamole to its current state, and having
>>>> observed the general shift of the industry toward cloud computing and
>>>> related technologies, we now see Guacamole as the primary and only
>>>> viable open source solution for a future of cloud-hosted desktops.
>>>>
>>>> Guacamole's purpose is twofold:
>>>>
>>>> * To provide seamless and performant access to desktops over the web.
>>>> * To provide an API which allows others, including commercial entities,
>>>> to integrate Guacamole's core into their own applications.
>>>>
>>>> We believe that the lifestyle enabled by Guacamole should be preferable
>>>> to traditional, physically-anchored desktops, that the software enabling
>>>> this should be 100% free in every sense of the word, and that users
>>>> should not be limited by their current location, by the software
>>>> installed on whatever computer they are using at the moment, nor by how
>>>> powerful/weak the hardware of that computer happens to be.
>>>>
>>>> Guacamole is stable and production-ready. It is in active production use
>>>> by several companies, including ESI, Glyptodon, HP, Nanocloud Software,
>>>> as well as individuals.
>>>>
>>>> == Rationale ==
>>>>
>>>> Due to the utility and popularity of cloud platforms, a logical
>>>> extension to traditional application hosting is to host complete
>>>> desktops. The Guacamole project is aimed at achieving this, and we
>>>> believe that the best way to fulfill the true potential of this project
>>>> is to bring its development within Apache and, by so doing, foster a
>>>> larger community and higher visibility. The resulting continuous
>>>> improvements to its design and implementation will make Guacamole the
>>>> best tool for the job for a wide variety of use cases.
>>>>
>>>> == Initial Goals ==
>>>>
>>>> Our initial goals are to bring Guacamole into the ASF, transition
>>>> internal engineering processes into the open, and foster a collaborative
>>>> development model according to the "Apache Way."
>>>>
>>>> == Current Status ==
>>>>
>>>> Guacamole is production-ready and already provides a large set of
>>>> features. It is currently licensed under the MIT license, but will be
>>>> relicensed under the Apache license if accepted for incubation.
>>>>
>>>> The source repositories are:
>>>>
>>>> * https://github.com/glyptodon/guacamole-server
>>>> * https://github.com/glyptodon/guacamole-client
>>>>
>>>> == Meritocracy ==
>>>>
>>>> We intend to radically expand the initial developer and user community
>>>> by running the project in accordance with the "Apache Way". Users and
>>>> new contributors will be treated with respect and welcomed. By
>>>> participating in the community and providing quality patches/support
>>>> that move the project forward, they will earn merit. The community will
>>>> also be encouraged to provide non-code contributions (documentation,
>>>> events, community management, etc.) and will gain merit for doing so.
>>>> Those with a proven support and quality track record will be encouraged
>>>> to become committers.
>>>>
>>>> == Community ==
>>>>
>>>> If Guacamole is accepted for incubation, its primary initial goal will
>>>> be to build a large community of users and developers. We trust that
>>>> Guacamole will become a key project for cloud platforms, and thus expect
>>>> its community to grow as word of the project continues to spread.
>>>>
>>>> == Known Risks ==
>>>>
>>>> Development has been sponsored mostly by one company. For the project to
>>>> fully transition to the Apache Way governance model, development must
>>>> shift towards the meritocracy-centric model of growing a balanced
>>>> community of contributors.
>>>>
>>>> == Orphaned products ==
>>>>
>>>> Glyptodon, Nanocloud Software, and other companies are fully committed
>>>> to Guacamole and have a vested interest in making Guacamole succeed by
>>>> driving its close integration with sister ASF projects. Commercial
>>>> reliance on Guacamole by third-party companies, as well as widespread
>>>> public interest in cloud-based access as a whole, reduces the risk of
>>>> the product being orphaned.
>>>>
>>>> == Inexperience with Open Source ==
>>>>
>>>> Glyptodon has been developing and using open source software since its
>>>> inception in 2013. Additionally, several ASF veterans agreed to mentor
>>>> the project and are listed in this proposal. The Guacamole project will
>>>> rely on their guidance and collective wisdom to quickly transition the
>>>> entire team of initial committers towards practicing the Apache Way.
>>>>
>>>> == Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
>>>>
>>>> Most of the contributors are paid to work in cloud space. While they
>>>> might wander from their current employers, they are unlikely to venture
>>>> far from their core expertises and thus will continue to be engaged with
>>>> the project regardless of their current employers.
>>>>
>>>> == An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
>>>>
>>>> Our primary interest in bringing Guacamole to Apache is to foster growth
>>>> within the project and its community of developers and users. We have no
>>>> plans to make use of the Apache brand in press releases, nor to
>>>> advertise acceptance of Guacamole into Apache Incubator.
>>>>
>>>> == Required Resources ==
>>>>
>>>> === Mailing Lists ===
>>>>
>>>> * private@guacamole.incubator.apache.org (moderated subscriptions)
>>>> * commits@guacamole.incubator.apache.org
>>>> * dev@guacamole.incubator.apache.org
>>>> * issues@guacamole.incubator.apache.org
>>>>
>>>> === Git Repository ===
>>>>
>>>> * https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-guacamole.git
>>>>
>>>> === Issue Tracking ===
>>>>
>>>> * JIRA Project Guacamole (GUAC)
>>>>
>>>> === Other Resources ===
>>>>
>>>> * Means of setting up regular builds for Guacamole on builds.apache.org
>>>>
>>>> == Initial Committers ==
>>>>
>>>> * Mike Jumper
>>>> * James Muehlner
>>>>
>>>> == Additional Interested Contributors ==
>>>>
>>>> == Affiliations ==
>>>>
>>>> * Glyptodon : Mike Jumper, James Muehlner
>>>>
>>>> == Mentors ==
>>>>
>>>> * Jean-Baptiste Onofré (jbonofre@apache.org) - Apache Member
>>>>
>>>> == Sponsoring Entity ==
>>>>
>>>> We would like to propose Apache incubator to sponsor this project.
>>>>
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>> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>> jbonofre@apache.org
>> http://blog.nanthrax.net
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