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From Maxime Beauchemin <maximebeauche...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Airflow into the Incubator
Date Fri, 25 Mar 2016 06:32:02 GMT
+1 (non-binding)

Max

On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 11:07 PM, Hitesh Shah <hitesh@apache.org> wrote:

> +1 (binding)
>
> — HItesh
>
> On 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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