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From Chris Riccomini <criccom...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Airflow into the Incubator
Date Fri, 25 Mar 2016 03:20:44 GMT
+1 non-binding :)

On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM, Siddharth Anand <sanand@agari.com.invalid>
wrote:

> Following the discussion earlier:
>     https://s.apache.org/AirflowDiscussion
>
> I would like to call a VOTE for accepting Airflow as a new incubator
> project.
>
> The proposal is available at:
> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AirflowProposal
>
> The proposal is also included at the bottom of this email.
>
> Vote is open until at least Tues, 29 March 2016, 23:59:00 PDT
> [ ] +1 accept Airflow into the Apache Incubator
> [ ] ±0
> [ ] -1 because...
>
> +1 (non-binding)
>
> Thanks,
> -s (Sid)
>
>
> == Abstract ==
>
> Airflow is a workflow automation and scheduling system that can be
> used to author and manage data pipelines.
>
> == Proposal ==
>
> Airflow provides a system for authoring and managing workflows a.k.a.
> data pipelines a.k.a. DAGs (Directed Acyclic Graphs). The developer
> authors DAGs in Python using an Airflow-provided framework. He/She
> then executes the DAG using Airflow’s scheduler or registers the DAG
> for event-based execution. A web-based UI provides the developer with
> a range of options for managing and viewing his/her data pipelines.
> Background
>
> Airflow was developed at Airbnb to enable easier authorship and
> management of DAGs than were possible with existing solutions such as
> Oozie and Azkaban. For starters, both Oozie and Azkaban rely on one or
> more XML or property files to be bundled together to define a
> workflow. This separation of code and config can present a challenge
> to understanding the DAG - in Azkaban, a DAG’s structure is reflected
> by its file system tree and one can find himself/herself traversing
> the file system when inspecting or changing the structure of the DAG.
> Airflow workflows, on the other hand, are simply and elegantly defined
> in Python code, often a single file. Airflow merges the powerful
> Web-based management aspects of projects like Azkaban and Oozie with
> the simplicity and elegance of defining workflows in Python. Airflow,
> less than a year old in terms of its Open Source launch, is currently
> used in production environments in more than 30 companies and boasts
> an active contributor list of more than 100 developers, the vast
> majority of which (>95%) are outside of Airbnb.
>
> We would like to share it with the ASF and begin developing a
> community of developers and users within Apache.
>
> == Rationale ==
>
> Many organizations (>30) already benefit from running Airflow to
> manage data pipelines. Our 100+ contributors continue to provide
> integrations with 3rd party systems through the implementation of new
> hooks and operators, both of which are used in defining the tasks that
> compose workflows.
>
> == Current Status ==
>
> === Meritocracy ===
>
> Our intent with this incubator proposal is to start building a diverse
> developer community around Airflow following the Apache meritocracy
> model. Since Airflow was open-sourced in mid-2015, we have had fast
> adoption and contributions by multiple organizations the world over.
> We plan to continue to support new contributors and we will work to
> actively promote those who contribute significantly to the project to
> committers.
>
> === Community ===
>
> Airflow is currently being used in over 30 companies. We hope to
> extend our contributor base significantly and invite all those who are
> interested in building large-scale distributed systems to participate.
>
> === Core Developers ===
>
> Airflow is currently being developed by four engineers: Maxime
> Beauchemin, Siddharth Anand, Bolke de Bruin, and Chris Riccomini.
> Chris is a member of the Apache Samza PMC and a contributor to various
> Apache projects, including Apache Kafka and Apache YARN. Maxime,
> Siddharth, and Bolke have contributed to Airflow.
>
> === Alignment ===
> The ASF is the natural choice to host the Airflow project as its goal
> of encouraging community-driven open-source projects fits with our
> vision for Airflow.
>
> == Known Risks ==
>
> === Orphaned Products ===
>
> The core developers plan to work part time on the project. There is
> very little risk of Airflow being abandoned as all of our companies
> rely on it.
>
> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
>
> All of the core developers have experience with open source
> development. Chris is a member of the Apache Samza PMC and a
> contributor to various Apache projects, including Apache Kafka and
> Apache YARN. Bolke is contributor on multiple open source projects and
> a few Apache projects as well, including Apache Hive, Apache Hadoop,
> and Apache Ranger.
>
> === Homogeneous Developers ===
>
> The current core developers are all from different companies. Our
> community of 100 contributors hail from over 30 different companies
> from across the world.
>
> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>
> Currently, the only developer paid to work on this project is Maxime.
>
> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>
> Airflow is deeply integrated with Apache products. It currently
> provides hooks and operators to enable workflows to leverage Apache
> Pig, Apache Hive, Apache Spark, Apache Sqoop, Apache Hadoop, etc… We
> plan to add support for other Apache projects in the future.
>
> === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>
> While we respect the reputation of the Apache brand and have no doubts
> that it will attract contributors and users, our interest is primarily
> to give Airflow a solid home as an open source project following an
> established development model. We have also given reasons in the
> Rationale and Alignment sections.
>
> == Documentation ==
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AirflowProposal
>
> == Initial Source ==
> https://github.com/airbnb/airflow
>
> == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
>
> As soon as Airflow is approved to join Apache Incubator, Airbnb will
> execute a Software Grant Agreement and the source code will be
> transitioned onto ASF infrastructure. The code is already licensed
> under the Apache Software License, version 2.0. We know of no legal
> encumberments that would inhibit the transfer of source code to the
> ASF.
>
> == External Dependencies ==
>
> The dependencies all have Apache compatible licenses.
>
>  * [[
> https://bitbucket.org/zzzeek/alembic/src/9538c3e1a71c946a53f8762e68e94cfbcb9f932f/LICENSE?fileviewer=file-view-default|alembic
> (MIT)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/boto/boto/blob/develop/LICENSE|boto (MIT)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/celery/celery/blob/master/LICENSE|celery (BSD)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/mher/chartkick.py/blob/master/LICENSE|chartkick
> (MIT)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/pyca/cryptography/blob/master/LICENSE.APACHE|cryptography
> (Apache 2.0/BSD)]]
>  * [[
> https://bitbucket.org/ned/coveragepy/src/b74c40b2c107db17f0775be5ec6c44f5e1cf5cbf/LICENSE.txt?fileviewer=file-view-default|coverage
> (Apache 2.0)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/coagulant/coveralls-python/blob/master/LICENCE|coveralls
> (MIT)]]
>  * [[https://pypi.python.org/pypi/croniter|croniter (MIT)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/uqfoundation/dill/blob/master/LICENSE|dill (BSD)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/docker/docker-py/blob/master/LICENSE|docker-py
> (Apache 2.0)]]
>  * [[
> https://bitbucket.org/fabian/filechunkio/src/84289d7599a207f575cb28db719dd9d44e880208/LICENCE?fileviewer=file-view-default|filechunkio
> (MIT)]]
>  * [[
> https://bitbucket.org/tarek/flake8/src/a209fb69350c572c9b2d7b4b09c7657be153be5e/LICENSE?fileviewer=file-view-default|flake8
> (MIT)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/mitsuhiko/flask/blob/master/LICENSE|flask (BSD)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/flask-admin/flask-admin/blob/master/LICENSE|flask-admin
> (BSD)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/thadeusb/flask-cache/blob/master/LICENSE|flask-cache
> (BSD)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/maxcountryman/flask-login/blob/master/LICENSE|flask-login
> (MIT)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/mher/flower/blob/master/LICENSE|flower (BSD)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/PythonCharmers/python-future/blob/master/LICENSE.txt|future
> (MIT)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/benoitc/gunicorn/blob/master/LICENSE|gunicorn
> (MIT)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/youngwookim/hive-thrift-py/blob/master/setup.py|hive-thrift-py
> (Apache 2.0)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/ipython/ipython/blob/master/COPYING.rst|ipython
> (BSD)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/mitsuhiko/jinja2/blob/master/LICENSE|jinja2
> (BSD)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/waylan/Python-Markdown/blob/master/LICENSE.md|markdown
> (BSD)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/pydata/pandas/blob/master/LICENSE|pandas (BSD)]]
>  * [[https://pypi.python.org/pypi/Pygments|pygments (BSD)]]
>  * pyhive
>  * pydruid
>  * PyOpenSSL
>  * PySmbClient
>  * python-dateutil
>  * redis
>  * requests
>  * setproctitle
>  * statsd
>  * sphinx
>  * sphinx-argparse
>  * sphinx_rtd_theme
>  * Sphinx-PyPI-upload
>  * sqlalchemy (MIT)
>  * thrift
>  * jaydebeapi
>  * mysqlclient
>  * unicodecsv
>  * slackclient
>  * ldap3
>  * Flask-WTF
>  * lxml
>  * [[https://github.com/bgamble/pykerberos/blob/master/LICENSE|pykerberos
> (Apache 2.0)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/pyca/bcrypt/blob/master/LICENSE|bcrypt (Apache
> 2.0)]]
>  * [[
> https://github.com/maxcountryman/flask-bcrypt/blob/master/LICENSE|flask-bcrypt
> (BSD)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/testing-cabal/mock/blob/master/LICENSE.txt|mock
> (BSD)]]
>  * [[https://github.com/mtth/hdfs/blob/master/LICENSE|hdfs (MIT)]]
>
> == Cryptography ==
>
> None
>
> == Required Resources ==
>
> === Mailing Lists ===
>
>  * private@airflow.incubator.apache.org (moderated)
>  * dev@airflow.incubator.apache.org
>  * commits@airflow.incubator.apache.org
>
> === Subversion Directory ===
>
> Git is the preferred source control system: git://git.apache.org/Airflow
>
> === Issue Tracking ===
>
> JIRA Airflow (Airflow)
>
> === Other Resources ===
>
> The existing code already has unit tests, so we would like a Travis
> instance to run them whenever a new patch is submitted. This can be
> added after project creation.
>
> == Initial Committers ==
>
>  * Maxime Beauchemin
>  * Siddharth Anand
>  * Chris Riccomini
>  * Bolke de Bruin
>  * Arthur Wiedmer
>  * Dan Davydov
>  * Jeremiah Lowin
>  * Patrick Leo Tardif
>
> == Affiliations ==
>
>  * Maxime Beauchemin (Airbnb)
>  * Siddharth Anand (Agari)
>  * Chris Riccomini (WePay)
>  * Bolke de Bruin (ING)
>  * Arthur Wiedmer (Airbnb)
>  * Dan Davydov (Airbnb)
>  * Jeremiah Lowin (Kokino)
>  * Patrick Leo Tardif (Airbnb)
>
> == Sponsors ==
>
> === Champion ===
>
> Chris Riccomini (WePay, Apache Samza PMC)
>
> === Nominated Mentors ===
>
>  * Chris Nauroth (HortonWorks, Apache Hadoop Committer/PMC Member,
> Apache ZooKeeper Committer, Apache Software Foundation Member)
>  * Hitesh Shah (HortonWorks, Apache Hadoop Committer/PMC Member,
> Apache Ambari Committer/PMC Member, Apache Tez Committer/PMC Member,
> Apache Software Foundation Member)
>  * Jakob Homan (OfferUp, Apache Hadoop Committer/PMC Member, Apache
> Kafka Committer/PMC Member, Apache Samza Committer/PMC Member, Apache
> Giraph Committer/PMC Member,  Apache Software Foundation Member)
>
> === Sponsoring Entity ===
>
> We are requesting the Incubator to sponsor this project.
>

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