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From Todd Lipcon <t...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Spot into the Apache Incubator
Date Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:46:29 GMT
+1 (binding)

-Todd

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:15 AM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> wrote:

> Following the discussion thread, I would like to call a vote on
> accepting Spot into the Apache Incubator.
>
> [] +1 Accept Spot into the Apache Incubator
> [] +0 Abstain.
> [] -1 Do not accept Spot into the Apache Incubator because ...
>
> This vote will run for the usual 72 hours.
>
> The proposal is attached, but you can also access it on the wiki:
>    https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/SpotProposal
>
> Thanks,
>
> Doug
>
> = SpotProposal =
>
> == Abstract ==
>
> Spot is an open source platform for network telemetry (packet, flow,
> and proxy at the moment) built on an open data model and Apache
> Hadoop.
>
> == Proposal ==
>
> Spot (formerly Open Network Insight, or ONI) is an open source
> solution for network telemetry (packet, flow, and proxy at the moment)
> built on an open data model and Apache Hadoop. It provides ingestion
> and transformation of binary data, scalable machine learning, and
> interactive visualization for identifying threats in network flows and
> DNS packets.
>
> Spot has a pluggable architecture that can accommodate multiple open
> data models. Although cybersecurity/network-intrusion analysis is the
> initial use case for Spot, we are actively encouraging the
> contribution of new models that will enable other adjacent
> applications, such as fraud detection or IT-operational analytics such
> as performance and health monitoring. Because these models are open,
> users maintain control of their own data.
>
> More information on Spot can be found at the existing project website
> at http://open-network-insight.org/.
>
> == Background ==
>
> It almost goes without saying that cybersecurity is an acute and
> paramount concern globally, for organizations of all types and
> sizes. Fortunately, thanks to the availability of massively scalable
> (in the PBs) data infrastructure, security professionals can now make
> authentically data-driven decisions about how they protect their
> assets. For example, records of network traffic, captured as network
> flows, are often stored and analyzed for use in network management,
> and this same information can provide valuable insights into network
> vulnerabilities.
>
> Cybersecurity is just one example, however: There are other examples
> of adjacent use cases, such as user fraud detection or IT-operations
> analytics, that would benefit from the combination of Spot
> functionality and PB-scale data sets for analysis.
>
> == Rationale ==
>
> Although cybersecurity is its initial use case/data model, Spot is
> intended to more generally tackle the dual challenges of facilitating
> the development of big data-driven analytic solutions, while helping
> vendors avoid having to create one/off infrastructure for each use
> case. Spot will eliminate issues related to vendor data models that
> create silos between solutions, and that make it difficult for users
> to consume these innovations from multiple vendors. In summary, Spot
> will accelerate the development of new massively scalable analytic
> applications that give users more flexibility, and more choices.
>
> As an initial effort, we are now seeking to build an ecosystem of
> developers, data scientists, and security professionals to make Spot
> the open, community-driven, cybersecurity platform standard it needs
> to become. By bringing Spot to Apache, we hope to galvanize these
> groups to cooperate in this highly matrixed effort, and to build a
> global, and diverse, Spot community.
>
> == Initial Goals ==
>
> Move the existing codebase, website, documentation, and mailing lists
> to Apache-hosted infrastructure Work with the infrastructure team to
> implement and approve our build and testing workflows in the context
> of the ASF Incremental development and releases per Apache guidelines
>
> == Current Status ==
>
> === Releases ===
>
> Spot has undergone one public release (1.0). This initial release was
> not performed in the typical ASF fashion; we will adopt the ASF source
> release process upon joining the incubator.
>
> === Source ===
>
> Spot’s source, including core platform and associated submodules, is
> currently hosted in several GitHub repositories under the indicated
> licenses:
>
>  * Core (Apache License 2.0)
>  * Oni-ingest (Apache License 2.0)
>  * Oni-ml (Apache License 2.0
>  * Oni-oa (BSD & MIT)
>  * Oni-setup (Apache License 2.0)
>  * Oni-nfdump (BSD)
>  * Oni-lda-c (GNU General Public License version 2)
>
> The repositories will be transitioned to Apache’s git hosting during
> incubation.  Issues related to GPL code will be resolved during
> incubation.
>
>
> === Issue Tracking ===
>
> Spot’s bug and feature tracking is hosted on Github at:
>
>  * https://github.com/Open-Network-Insight/open-network-insight/issues
>
> Issue tracking will be transitioned to Apache’s JIRA instance during
> incubation.
>
> === Code review ===
>
> Spot maintainers currently use “LGTM” (Looks Good to Me) in comments
> on the code review to indicate acceptance, with at least three LGTMs
> required to approve the merge.
>
> === Community discussion ===
>
> A Spot Slack channel is available at:
>
>  * https://opennetworkinsights.slack.com/messages/general/ (Invites
> request via http://open-network-insight.org:3000/)
>
> Community discussion options will be expanded considerably when
> apache.org mailing lists are available.
>
> === Meritocracy ===
>
> We intend to adhere to a meritocratic approach to electing new
> committers and PMC members. We also believe that contributions can
> come in forms other than just code. We will encourage contributions
> and participation of all types, and ensure that contributors are
> appropriately recognized and that PMC memberships are appropriately
> earned.
>
> === Community ===
>
> Though Spot is a relatively new project, it has already seen promising
> adoption:
>
>  * Intel is the original development sponsor for Spot.
>  * Cloudera is strong advocate for open source cybersecurity solutions
> and Apache Hadoop, and a supporter of Spot.
>  * Cloudwick’s OAS cybersecurity solution is built on Spot.
>  * Accenture’s Cyber Intelligence Platform solution is built on Spot.
>  * Centrify has announced its intention to contribute identity-based
> security features to Spot’s network-intrusion detection data model.
>  * Webroot has announced its intention to contribute endpoint-security
> functionality.
>  * Cybraics has announced its intention to contribute network-security
> functionality.
>  * Jask has announced its intention to contribute network-security
> functionality.
>
> As described in the “Rationale” section, we believe that building on
> and expanding the Spot community will be a key aspect in its success.
>
> === Core Developers ===
>
> Spot was initially developed as a project at Intel, and most of the
> contributions to date have been from developers employed by that
> company. By bringing Spot to Apache, we hope to diversify its
> developer community more rapidly.
>
> === Alignment ===
>
> Spot is built on Apache Hadoop, Apache Kafka, and Apache Spark, and as
> more functionality is built out, integration with other Apache
> projects is very likely.
>
> == Known Risks ==
>
> === Orphaned products ===
>
> The risk of Spot being abandoned is low. Intel has made substantial
> investments already, Cloudera has publicly expressed the importance of
> Spot as a “killer app” for Apache Hadoop, and Cloudwick and Accenture
> both have offerings that are built on Spot/CDH.
>
> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
>
> Most of Spot’s initial committers have experience in open source
> development, although not necessarily within the ASF. Those Spot
> developers who have little open source experience or are not Apache
> committers are eager to learn ASF practices as a means of improving
> project governance and diversifying the developer community.
>
> === Homogenous Developers ===
>
> As mentioned previously, Intel developers are mostly responsible for
> what Spot code exists, to date. As a benefit of ASF governance, we
> hope to scale-up contributions from new developers and community
> members and eventually, develop them into committers by adhering to
> Apache’s meritocratic principles.
>
> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>
> To date, all Spot code has been written by salaried developers
> (chiefly employed by Intel).
>
> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>
> Spot is currently related to the following other Apache projects:
>
>  * Apache Hadoop
>  * Apache Spark
>  * Apache Kafka
>
> We look forward to continuing to integrate and collaborate with these
> communities.
>
> === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>
> Although most (not all) of the initial committers are not currently
> Apache committers, they are resolved to learning, with the help of the
> more experienced committers/project mentors/champion, the Apache
> Way. We believe that adhering to these principles will be of great
> value with respect to meeting long-term project goals, including
> facilitating widespread adoption.
>
> == Documentation ==
>
> Spot functionality is divided into different repositories, with each
> repository containing the relevant developer documentation:
>
>  * oni-ingest
>  * oni-ml
>  * oni-oa
>  * oni-setup
>  * oni-nfdump
>  * oni-lda-c
>
> An Installation Guide is published in the project wiki:
>  * https://github.com/Open-Network-Insight/open-network-insight/wiki
> The Spot (currently Open Network Insight) website is managed via a
> Wordpress instance hosted by Bluehost:
>  * http://open-network-insight.org/
> A Docker-based demo is available via Docker Hub:
>  * https://hub.docker.com/r/opennetworkinsight/oni-demo/
>
> == Initial Source ==
>
> The Spot codebase is currently hosted on GitHub and will be
> transitioned to the ASF repositories during incubation. Spot and its
> submodules are currently licensed under several different licenses.
>
> No trademarks or domain names for Spot have been registered to date,
> and it will be up to the ASF’s discretion to do so. The project’s
> current website at open-network-insight.org will be redirected to
> spot.incubator.apache.org during incubation.
>
> Some portions of the code are imported from other open source projects
> under the Apache 2.0, BSD, or MIT licenses.
>
> == External Dependencies ==
>
> The full set of dependencies and licenses are:
>  * Jupyter: BSD
>  * D3js: BSD
>  * Nfdump: BSD
>  * Wireshark: GNU General Public License version 2
>  * Apache Hadoop: Apache License 2.0
>  * Apache Spark: Apache License 2.0
>  * JQuery: MIT
>  * ReactJS: BSD
>  * Bootstrap: MIT
>
> Issues related to GPL dependencies will be resolved during incubation.
>
> == Cryptography ==
>
> Spot does not currently include any cryptography-related code.
>
> == Required Resources ==
>
> === Developer and user mailing lists ===
>
>  * private@spot.incubator.apache.org (PMC)
>  * commits@spot.incubator.apache.org (git push emails)
>  * issues@spot.incubator.apache.org (JIRA issue feed)
>  * dev@spot.incubator.apache.org (code reviews plus dev discussion)
>  * user@spot.incubator.apache.org (user questions)
>
> === Repository ===
>
>  * git://git.apache.org/spot
>
> === Issue Tracker ===
>
> We would like to import our current JIRA project into the ASF JIRA,
> such that our historical commit messages and code comments continue to
> reference the appropriate bug numbers.
>
> == Initial Committers ==
>
>  * Grant Babb
>  * Ricardo Barona
>  * Cesar Berho
>  * Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>  * Michael Czerny
>  * Nick Gamb
>  * Sai Ganji
>  * Gabriela Lima Garza
>  * Victor Gonzalez
>  * Mark Grover
>  * Morris Hicks
>  * Ritu Kama
>  * Austin Leahy
>  * Ashrith Mekala
>  * Diego Ortiz
>  * Sudharshan Rao PakalaSai
>  * Srinivasa Reddy
>  * Alan Ross
>  * Everardo Lopez Sandoval
>  * Nathan Segerlind
>  * Vartika Singh
>  * Nathanael Smith
>  * Carlos Villavicencio
>
> == Affiliations ==
>
>  * Grant Babb: Jask
>  * Ricardo Barona : Intel
>  * Cesar Berho: Intel
>  * Jarek Jarcec Cecho: StreamSets
>  * Michael Czerny: Cybraics
>  * Nick Gamb: Centrify
>  * Sai Ganji: Cloudwick
>  * Gabriela Lima Garza: Intel
>  * Victor Gonzalez: Intel
>  * Mark Grover: Cloudera
>  * Morris Hicks: Cloudera
>  * Ritu Kama: Intel
>  * Austin Leahy: eBay
>  * Ashrith Mekala: Cloudwick
>  * Diego Ortiz: Intel
>  * Sudharshan Rao PakalaSai: Cloudwick
>  * Srinivasa Reddy: Cloudera
>  * Alan Ross: Intel
>  * Everardo Lopez Sandoval: Intel
>  * Nathan Segerlind: Intel
>  * Vartika Singh: Cloudera
>  * Nathanael Smith: Intel
>  * Carlos Villavicencio: Intel
>
> == Sponsors ==
>
> === Champion ===
>
>  * Doug Cutting - Cloudera
>
> === Nominated Mentors ===
>
>  * Brock Noland - ASF Member, phData
>  * Jarek Jarcec Cecho - ASF Member, StreamSets
>  * Andrei Savu - Cloudera
>  * Uma Maheswara Rao G - Intel
>
> === Sponsoring Entity ===
>
> The Apache Incubator.
>
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-- 
Todd Lipcon
Software Engineer, Cloudera

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