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From Reynold Xin <r...@databricks.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Gearpump into the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:14:30 GMT
+1 (binding)


On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 5:05 PM, James Taylor <jamestaylor@apache.org> wrote:

> +1 (binding)
>
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 4:53 PM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Greetings,
> >
> > The discussion of the Gearpump proposal has concluded. Please vote to
> > accept Gearpump into the Apache Incubator. I will leave this vote open
> for
> > at least the next 72 hours and will aim to close it Monday the 7th of
> > March, 2016 at midnight PT. Gearpump is a flexible, efficient, and
> scalable
> > micro-service based real-time big data streaming engine. The text of the
> > proposal is included below and is also available at
> > https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/GearpumpProposal
> >
> > [ ] +1 Accept Gearpump as an Apache Incubator podling.
> > [ ] +0 Abstain.
> > [ ] -1 Don’t accept Gearpump as an Apache Incubator podling because ...
> >
> > Note that while votes from Incubator PMC members are binding, all are
> most
> > definitely welcome to vote!
> >
> > I am +1 (binding).
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> >    - Andy
> >
> > ​-----
> >
> > = Gearpump Proposal =
> >
> > === Abstract ===
> > Gearpump is a flexible, efficient and scalable micro-service based
> > real-time big data streaming engine developed by Intel Corporation which
> > has been licensed by Intel under the Apache License 2.0.
> >
> > === Proposal ===
> > Gearpump is a reactive real-time streaming engine; completely based on
> the
> > micro-service Actor model. Gearpump provides extremely high performance
> > stream processing while maintaining millisecond latency message delivery.
> > It enables reusable, composable flows or partial graphs that can be
> > remotely deployed and executed in a diverse set of environments,
> including
> > IoT edge devices. These flows may be deployed and modified at runtime --
> a
> > capability few real time streaming frameworks provide today.
> >
> > The goal of this proposal is to incubate Gearpump as an Apache project in
> > order to build a diverse, healthy, and self-governed open source
> community
> > around this project.
> >
> > === Background ===
> > In past decade, there have been many advances within real-time streaming
> > frameworks. Despite many advances, users of streaming frameworks often
> > complain about flexibility, efficiency, and scalability. Gearpump
> endeavors
> > to solve these challenges by adopting the micro-service Actor model. The
> > Actor model was proposed by Carl Hewitt in 1973. In the Actor model, each
> > actor is a message driven micro-service; actors are the basic building
> > blocks of concurrent computation. By leveraging Actor Model’s location
> > transparency feature,Gearpump allows a graph to be composed of several
> > partial graphs, where, for example, some parts may be deployed to remote
> > IoT edge devices, and other parts to a data center. This division and
> > deployment model can be changed at runtime to adapt to a changing
> physical
> > environment, providing extreme flexibility and elasticity in solving
> > various ingestion and analytics problems. We’ve found Actors to be a much
> > smaller computation unit compared with threads, where smaller usually
> means
> > better concurrency, and potentially better CPU utilization.
> >
> > === Rationale ===
> > Gearpump tightly integrates and enhances the big data community of Apache
> > projects. Intel believes Gearpump can bring benefits to the Apache
> > community in a number of ways:
> >
> > 1. Gearpump complements many existing Apache projects, in particular,
> those
> > commonly found within the big data space. Users of this project are also
> > users of other Apache projects, such as Hadoop ecosystem projects. It is
> > beneficial to align these projects under the ASF umbrella. In real-time
> > streaming, Gearpump offers some special features that are useful for
> Apache
> > users, such as exactly-once processing with millisecond message level
> > latency and dynamic DAGs that allow online topology modifications.
> >
> > 2. Gearpump tightly integrates with Apache big data projects. It supports
> > for Apache HDFS, YARN, Kafka, and HBase. It uses Apache YARN for resource
> > scheduling and Apache HDFS as the essential distributed storage system.
> >
> > 3. The micro-service model of reusable flows that Gearpump has adopted is
> > very unique, and it may become common in the future.Gearpump sets a good
> > example about how distributed software can be implemented within a
> > micro-service model.  An open project is of best interest to our users.
> By
> > joining Apache, it will be a neutral infrastructure platform that will
> > benefit everyone.
> >
> > 4. The process and development philosophy of Apache will help Gearpump
> > grow,
> > and build a diverse, healthy, and self-governed open source community.
> >
> > === Initial Goals ===
> > 1. Migrate the existing codebase to Apache.
> >
> > 2. Setup Jira, website and other development tools by following Apache
> best
> > practices.
> >
> > 3. Start the first release per Apache guidelines as soon as possible.
> >
> > === Current Status ===
> > Gearpump is hosted on Github. It has 1922 commits, 38284 line of code,
> and
> > 31 major or minor releases, with release notes highlighting the changes
> for
> > every release. It is licensed under Apache License Version 2. There is a
> > documentation site at http://gearpump.io
> > ​ ​
> > including a user guide, internal details, use cases and a roadmap. There
> is
> > also an issue tracker where every code commit is tracked by a bug Id.
> Every
> > pull request is reviewed by several reviewers and will only be merged
> based
> > on consensus rule. These match Apache’s development ideals.
> >
> > ==== Meritocracy ====
> > We think an open, fair, and renewing community culture is what we need
> and
> > what our users require, that will protect everyone in the community. We
> > would like the project to be free from potential undue influence from any
> > single organization. We will invest in supporting a meritocratic model.
> >
> > ==== Community ====
> > Gearpump has a growing community with hundreds of stars on Github and an
> > active WeChat group with hundreds of subscriptions. We organize regular
> > offline meetup events. These efforts should help us to grow the community
> > at Apache.
> >
> > ==== Core Developers ====
> > Most of the initial committers are Intel employees from China, the US,
> and
> > Poland. We are committed to build a diverse community which involves more
> > companies and individuals.
> >
> > === Alignment ===
> > Gearpump has good alignment with other Apache projects. Gearpump is
> tightly
> > integrated with Apache Hadoop ecosystem. It uses Apache YARN for resource
> > scheduling and Apache HDFS for storage. The unique streaming processing
> > abilities Gearpump complements other Apache big data projects today. We
> > believe there will be a synergistic effect by aligning Gearpump under the
> > Apache umbrella.
> >
> > === Known Risks ===
> >
> > ==== Orphaned products ====
> > Intel has a long-term interest in big data and open source and a proven
> > record of contributing to Apache projects. The risk of theGearpump
> project
> > being abandoned is very small. Besides, Intel is seeing an increasing
> > interest in Gearpump from different organizations. We are committed to
> get
> > more support, adoption, and code contribution from different companies.
> >
> > ==== Inexperience with Open Source ====
> > Gearpump is an existing project under the Apache License, Version 2.0
> with
> > a long history record of open development. Initial committers of this
> > project have years of open sourcing contribution experiences, including
> > code contribution to HDFS, HBase, Storm, YARN, Sqoop, and etc. Some of
> the
> > initial committers are also committers to other Apache projects.
> >
> > ==== Homogeneous Developers ====
> > The current list of committers includes developers from different
> > geographies and time zones; they are able to collaborate effectively in a
> > geographically dispersed environment. We are committed to recruit more
> > committers from different companies to get a more diverse mixture.
> >
> > ==== Reliance on Salaried Developers ====
> > Most of our current Gearpump developers are Intel employees who are
> > contributing to this project. Our developers are passionate about this
> > project and spend a lot of their own personal time on the project. We are
> > confident that their interests will remain strong. We are committed to
> > recruiting additional committers from the community as well.
> >
> > ==== Relationships with Other Apache Product ====
> > Gearpump codebase is closely integrated with Apache Hadoop, Apache HBase,
> > and Apache Kafka. Gearpump also has some similarities with Apache Storm.
> > Although Gearpump and Storm are both systems for real-time stream
> > processing, they have fundamentally different architectures. In
> particular,
> > Gearpump adopts the micro-service model, building on the Akka framework,
> > for concurrency, isolation and error handling, which we believe is a
> future
> > trend for building distributed software. We look forward to collaboration
> > with other Apache communities.
> >
> > ==== An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ====
> > The ASF has a strong brand; we appreciate that fact and will protect the
> > brand. Gearpump is an existing open source project with many committers
> and
> > years of effort.  The reasons to join Apache are outlined in the
> Rationale
> > section above.
> >
> > === Documentation ===
> > Information on Gearpump can be found at:
> > Gearpump website: http://gearpump.io
> > Codebase: https://github.com/gearpump/gearpump
> >
> > === Initial Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ===
> > The Gearpump codebase is currently hosted on Github: https://github.com/
> > gearpump/gearpump. We will use this codebase to migrate to the Apache
> > foundation. The Gearpump source code is licensed under Apache License
> > Version 2.0 and will be kept that way. All contributions on the project
> > will be licensed directly to the Apache foundation through signed
> > Individual Contributor License Agreements or Corporate Contributor
> License
> > Agreements.
> >
> > === External Dependencies ===
> > All of Gearpump dependencies are distributed under Apache compatible
> > licenses.
> >
> > Gearpump leverages Akka which has Apache 2.0 licensing for current and
> > planned versions
> >
> >
> http://doc.akka.io/docs/akka/2.3.12/project/licenses.html#Licenses_for_Dependency_Libraries
> >
> > === Cryptography ===
> > Gearpump does not include or utilize cryptographic code.
> >
> > === Required Resources ===
> > We request that following resources be created for the project to use
> >
> > ==== Mailing lists ====
> >
> > gearpump-private@incubator.apache.org (with moderated subscriptions)
> > gearpump-dev
> > gearpump-user
> > gearpump-commits
> >
> > ==== Git repository ====
> > Git is the preferred source control system: git://
> git.apache.org/gearpump
> >
> > ==== Documentation ====
> > https://gearpump.incubator.apache.org/docs/
> >
> > ==== JIRA instance ====
> > JIRA Gearpump (GEARPUMP)
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/gearpump
> >
> > === Initial Committers ===
> > * Xiang Zhong <xiang dot zhong at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Tianlun Zhang <tianlun dot zhang at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Qian Xu <qian dot a dot xu at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Huafeng Wang <huafeng dot wang at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Kam Kasravi <kam dot d dot kasravi at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Weihua Jiang <weihua dot jiang at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Tomasz Targonski <tomasz dot targonski at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Karol Brejna <karol dot brejna at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Gang Wang <gang1 dot wang at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Mark Chmarny <mark dot chmarny at intel dot com>
> >
> > * Xinglang Wang <xingwang at ebay dot com >
> >
> > * Lan Wang <lan dot wanglan at huawei dot com>
> >
> > * Jianzhong Chen <jianzhong dot chen at cloudera dot com>
> >
> > * Xuefu Zhang <xuefu at apache dot org>
> >
> > * Rui Li <rui dot li at intel dot com>
> >
> > === Affiliations ===
> > * Xiang Zhong –  Intel
> >
> > * Tianlun Zhang –  Intel
> >
> > * Qian Xu –  Intel
> >
> > * Huafeng Wang –  Intel
> >
> > * Kam Kasravi –  Intel
> >
> > * Weihua Jiang –  Intel
> >
> > * Tomasz Targonski – Intel
> >
> > * Karol Brejna – Intel
> >
> > * Mark Chmarny – Intel
> >
> > * Gang Wang – Intel
> >
> > * Mark Chmarny  – Intel
> >
> > * Xinglang Wang  – Ebay
> >
> > * Lan Wang – Huawei
> >
> > * Jianzhong Chen – Cloudera
> >
> > * Xuefu Zhang – Cloudera
> >
> > * Rui Li  – Intel
> >
> > === Sponsors ===
> >
> > ==== Champion ====
> > Andrew Purtell <apurtell at apache dot org>
> >
> > ==== Nominated Mentors ====
> > * Andrew Purtell <apurtell at apache dot org>
> >
> > * Jarek Jarcec Cecho <Jarcec at cloudera dot com>
> >
> > * Todd Lipcon <todd at cloudera dot com>
> >
> > * Xuefu Zhang <xuefu at apache dot org>
> >
> > * Reynold Xin <rxin at databricks dot com>
> >
> > ==== Sponsoring Entity ====
> > Apache Incubator PMC​
> >
> > ​
> >
>

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