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From Jacques Nadeau <jacq...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Guacamole into the Apache incubator
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2016 05:36:35 GMT
+1 binding -  Jacques Nadeau
On Feb 2, 2016 8:11 PM, "Greg Trasuk" <trasukg@stratuscom.com> wrote:

>
> +1 (Binding) - Greg Trasuk
>
>
> > On Feb 2, 2016, at 10:05 AM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > The Guacamole proposal was discussed couple of weeks ago.
> >
> > The complete discussion thread is available here:
> >
> >
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201601.mbox/%3C56A5C8C3.7070701@guac-dev.org%3E
> >
> > As reminder the GuacamoleProposal is here:
> >
> > https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/GuacamoleProposal
> >
> > As we received only positive feedbacks in the discussion thread, we
> think it's time to call for a vote to accept Guacamole into the Incubator.
> >
> > Please cast your vote to:
> > [] +1 - accept Apache Guacamole as a new incubating project
> > []  0 - not sure
> > [] -1 - do not accept the Apache Guacamole project (because: ...)
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Regards
> > JB
> >
> > ----
> > = 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 ==
> >
> > * Jim Jagielski
> > * Greg Trasuk
> >
> > == Affiliations ==
> >
> > * Glyptodon : Mike Jumper, James Muehlner
> >
> > == Champion ==
> >
> > * Jean-Baptiste Onofré (jbonofre@apache.org) - Apache Member
> >
> > == Mentors ==
> >
> > * Jean-Baptiste Onofré (jbonofre@apache.org) - Apache Member
> > * Daniel Gruno (humbedooh@apache.org) - Apache Member
> > * Olivier Lamy (olamy@apache.org) - Apache Member
> > * Jim Jagielski (jim@apache.org) - Apache Member
> > * Greg Trasuk (gtrasuk@apache.org) - Apache Member
> >
> > == Sponsoring Entity ==
> >
> > We would like to propose Apache incubator to sponsor this project.
> > ----
> > --
> > Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> > jbonofre@apache.org
> > http://blog.nanthrax.net
> > Talend - http://www.talend.com
> >
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