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From Olivier Lamy <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Guacamole into the Apache incubator
Date Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:08:52 GMT
+1

On 3 February 2016 at 02:05, 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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