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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@hedhman.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept NetBeans into the Apache Incubator
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:28:50 GMT
+1 (non-binding)

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 7:53 AM, Bruno Flávio <email@brunoflavio.com> wrote:

> +1 (enthusiastic)
>
> On Tuesday, 27 September 2016 22:30:36 WEST Ate Douma wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Now that the discussion thread on the NetBeans Proposal has ended,
> > please vote on accepting NetBeans into the Apache Incubator.
> >
> > The ASF voting rules are described at:
> >     http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html
> >
> > A vote for accepting a new Apache Incubator podling is a majority vote
> > for which only Incubator PMC member votes are binding.
> >
> > Votes from other people are also welcome as an indication of peoples
> > enthusiasm (or lack thereof).
> >
> > Please do not use this VOTE thread for discussions.
> > If needed, start a new thread instead.
> >
> > This vote will run for at least 72 hours. Please VOTE as follows
> > [] +1 Accept NetBeans into the Apache Incubator
> > [] +0 Abstain.
> > [] -1 Do not accept NetBeans into the Apache Incubator because ...
> >
> >
> > The proposal is listed below, but you can also access it on the wiki:
> >     https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/NetBeansProposal
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ate.
> >
> > == Abstract ==
> >
> > NetBeans is an open source development environment, tooling platform, and
> > application framework, used by 1.5 million individuals each month.
> >
> > == Proposal ==
> > Apache NetBeans will continue to focus on the areas it has focused on
> while
> > sponsored by Sun Microsystems and Oracle. It will continue to primarily
> > focus on providing tools for the Java ecosystem, while also being focused
> > on tools for other ecosystems, languages and technologies, such as
> > JavaScript, PHP, and C/C++. It will continue to actively support its
> > community by means of mailing lists, tutorials, and documentation.
> >
> > == Background ==
> > NetBeans started in 1995/96 in Prague, in the Czech Republic, as a
> student
> > project. Sun Microsystems acquired and open sourced it in 2000 and, with
> the
> > acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in 2010, became part of Oracle.
> > Throughout its history in Sun Microsystems and Oracle, NetBeans has been
> > free and open source and has been leveraged by its sponsor as a mechanism
> > for driving the Java ecosystem forward.
> >
> > == Rationale ==
> > Although NetBeans is already open source, moving it to a neutral place
> like
> > Apache, with its strong governance model, is expected to help get more
> > contributions from various organizations. For example, large companies
> are
> > using NetBeans as an application framework to build internal or
> commercial
> > applications and are much more likely to contribute to it once it moves
> to
> > neutral Apache ground. At the same time, though Oracle will relinquish
> its
> > control over NetBeans, individual contributors from Oracle are expected
> to
> > continue contributing to NetBeans after it has been contributed to
> Apache,
> > together with individual contributors from other organizations, as well
> as
> > self-employed individual contributors.
> >
> > == Initial Goals ==
> > The initial goals of the NetBeans contribution under the Apache umbrella
> are
> > to establish a new home for an already fully functioning project and to
> > open up the governance model so as to simplify and streamline
> contributions
> > from the community.
> >
> > == Current Status ==
> >      Meritocracy: NetBeans has been run by Oracle, with the majority of
> code
> > contributions coming from Oracle. The specific reason for moving to
> Apache
> > is to expand the diversity of contributors and to increase the level of
> > meritocracy in NetBeans. Apache NetBeans will be actively seeking new
> > contributors and will welcome them warmly and provide a friendly and
> > productive environment for purposes of providing a development
> environment,
> > tooling environment, and application framework.
> >
> >      Community: NetBeans has approximately 1.5 million active users
> around
> > the world, in extremely diverse structures and organizations. NetBeans is
> > used by teachers and instructors at schools and universities to teach
> Java
> > and other languages. It is used by students as an educational tool. It is
> > used by large organizations who base their software on the application
> > framework beneath NetBeans. It is used by web developers for creating web
> > sites and by developers using a range of tools, languages, and
> technologies
> > to be productive and efficient software developers.
> >
> >      Core Developers: The core developers will come from a range of
> > organizations, including Oracle, which will continue its investment in
> > NetBeans.
> >
> >      Alignment: The application framework is the basis of a range of
> mission
> > critical scientific software at large organizations in defense,
> aerospace,
> > logistics, and research, such as at Boeing, Airbus Defense and Space,
> NASA,
> > and NATO.
> >
> > == Known Risks ==
> >      Orphaned Products: The community proposing NetBeans for incubation
> is
> > strong and vibrant. The size and diversity of the community is a
> guarantee
> > against the project being orphaned.
> >
> >      Inexperience with Open Source: NetBeans has been free and open
> source
> > since the early days of its sponsorship by Sun Microsystems. Though some
> in
> > the NetBeans community may have worked on Apache projects, the majority
> who
> > haven't are well versed in the principles of open source.
> >
> >      Homogenous Developers: Individual contributors from Oracle and other
> > initial committer organizations will contribute code to NetBeans in
> Apache,
> > while at the same time individuals from other organizations will actively
> > be sought to be added to the project. The aim of the move to Apache is
> > precisely to open up the governance model, hence the desire to build up
> an
> > extremely heterogeneous developer base is strong. For example, several
> > organizations are very heavily invested in the NetBeans application
> > framework, having based their software suites on top of it, hence there
> > will be a significant interest to make available individual contributors
> > from these organizations, which tend to be large and well established in
> > the software industry. Also, including and beyond these organizations,
> the
> > NetBeans community around the world is extremely diverse and heterogenous
> > in relation to geography and backgrounds of developers.
> >
> >      Reliance on Salaried Developers: Most of the contributors are
> > anticipated to be paid to work on projects in the Java ecosystem. Others
> > will come from organizations where they are paid to work with other
> > languages and technologies, such as JavaScript, PHP, and C/C++. However,
> > since Java skills are needed to develop most parts of NetBeans, it is
> > unlikely that the developers will go very far outside the Java ecosystem.
> >
> >      Relationships with Other Apache Products: Many Apache projects have
> > been supported by tooling in NetBeans over the years, such as Apache Ant
> > and Apache Maven. A number of Apache projects are used by NetBeans, such
> as
> > Apache Commons and friends.
> >
> >      An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand: NetBeans has a
> strong
> > brand of its own. Though the stability of the Apache ecosystem is
> > attractive, the reason for this proposal is simply to be part of the
> > neutral development sharing ecosystem that Apache makes available.
> >
> > == Documentation ==
> > See https://netbeans.org/kb/index.html for an extensive portal to all
> the
> > documentation.
> >
> > == Initial Source ==
> > The initial source is in Mercurial at hg.netbeans.org and will be moved,
> > with assistance from Apache infra team, to Apache Git.
> >
> > == Source and IP Submission Plan ==
> > NetBeans is dual licensed, CDDL + GPL v2 with Classpath Exception. Upon
> > entering Apache, the NetBeans license will be migrated to the current
> > Apache License.
> >
> > == Trademarks ==
> > Oracle owns trademark registrations for the NetBeans mark in the U.S. and
> > EU, and would donate those, including the name "NetBeans" and the
> > "netbeans.org" domain, to the Apache Foundation, along with other
> > artifacts, including the U.S. copyright registrations related to
> NetBeans.
> > The trademark and copyright transfers would be detailed in separate
> > documents.
> >
> > == External Dependencies ==
> > NetBeans is a large project with multiple dependencies and some changes
> may
> > be needed during incubation to comply with Apache requirements.
> >
> > https://netbeans.org/downloads/licence/8.1/nb81-THIRDPARTYLICENSE.txt
> >
> > Identifying which dependencies are core and non-core will be needed as
> part
> > of the process in meeting Apache requirements about third-party
> > dependencies. (L)GPL (and possibly other) based dependencies and usages
> > will need to be reviewed, and solved, as Apache does not allow (L)GPL
> > dependencies, although these concerns can be resolved during incubation,
> > and are not upfront blockers.
> >
> > == Required Resources ==
> >
> >   * Mailing Lists: dev, user, committs, and private @netbeans.apache.org
> >   * Wiki
> >   * Website
> >   * Source Control: Git
> >   * Issue Tracking
> >   * Release Infrastructure - Hudson/Jenkins, etc
> >
> > === Specific Infrastructure Requests ===
> >
> >   * SIR01 Migration of large existing Mercurial repository to Apache Git
> >   * SIR02 Migration of internal Oracle release infrastructure to Apache
> >     infrastructure
> >   * SIR04 Migration of website and related content management system to
> > Apache infrastructure
> >   * SIR05 Evaluation and identification of other NetBeans infrastructure
> to
> > be migrated to Apache infastructures
> >
> > SIR03 was initially mentioned as the migration of plugins.netbeans.org
> to
> > Apache infrastructure but after discussing the proposal we have decided
> to
> > remove that goal for now.
> > The plugins service will eventually have to migrate, but that can happen
> > separately from the project incubation process.
> >
> > == Initial Committers ==
> >
> > Below is the initial list of individual contributors, while more
> individual
> > contributors will be added during incubation.
> >
> > ASF members with a specific interest in the project are welcome to
> request
> > being added to this list of initial committers.
> >
> > After the project has been accepted and started in the incubator,
> additional
> > committers can join, as usual, based upon their merit in the project.
> >
> > *Bold* means that there has already been code contributed to NetBeans,
> while
> > those without bold means that the contributor has an intention to
> > contribute to Apache NetBeans while not having done so before. That does
> > not mean that those in bold are better or worse, just that they'll be
> able
> > to get started more quickly in Apache NetBeans since they've worked with
> > the NetBeans source code before.
> >
> > Note: Some of the individual contributors listed below belong in multiple
> > different categories, e.g., NetBeans Dream Team members are often
> NetBeans
> > plugin developers too, etc, while some of those in the NetBeans Platform
> > customers category are also NetBeans Dream Team members, etc.
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from the NetBeans team at Oracle.
> >    1. *Dusan Balek*
> >    2. *Jaroslav Havlin*
> >    3. *Jiri Kovalsky*
> >    4. *Jiri Prox*
> >    5. *Jiri Sedlacek*
> >    6. *Jiri Skrivanek*
> >    7. *Libor Fischmeister*
> >    8. *Martin Balin*
> >    9. *Martin Entlicher*
> >   10. *Miloslav Metelka*
> >   11. *Milutin Kristofic*
> >   12. *Ondrej Vrabec*
> >   13. *Petr Gebauer*
> >   14. *Petr Hejl*
> >   15. *Petr Pisl*
> >   16. *Svatopluk Dedic*
> >   17. *Tomas Hurka*
> >   18. *Tomas Mysik*
> >   19. *Tomas Stupka*
> >   20. *Tomas Zezula*
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from the Oracle Developer Studio team at
> Oracle.
> > 1. *Alexander Simon*
> >    2. *Danila Sergeyev*
> >    3. *Dmitry Zharkov*
> >    4. Don Kretsch
> >    5. *Ilia Gromov*
> >    6. Liang Chen
> >    7. *Maria Dalmatova*
> >    8. *Petr Kudriavtsev*
> >    9. *Vladimir Kvashin*
> >   10. *Vladimir Voskresensky*
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from the Oracle JET team at Oracle.
> >    1. *Geertjan Wielenga*
> >    2. *John Brock*
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from the Oracle Labs team at Oracle.
> >    1. *Jaroslav Tulach*
> >    2. Thomas Wuerthinger
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from the Java Platform Group at Oracle.
> >    1. *Jan Lahoda*
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from NetBeans Platform customers.
> >    1. Sven Reimers (Airbus Defence and Space)
> >    2. Martin Klaehn (Airbus Defence and Space)
> >    3. Florian Vogler (Airbus Defence and Space)
> >    4. Jörg Michelberger (Airbus Defence and Space)
> >    5. Norman Fomferra (European Space Agency)
> >    6. Marco Peters (European Space Agency)
> >    7. Tonio Fincke (European Space Agency)
> >    8. Mike Kelly (US DOD)
> >    9. Timon Veenstra (Corizon BV)
> >   10. Kendrik Veenstra (Corizon BV)
> >   11. Francesco Perez Duran (Corizon BV)
> >   11. Christian Stolz (Janitza)
> >   13. Ernest Lotter (Institute of Mine Seismology)
> >   14. Neil C. Smith (Praxis LIVE)
> >   15. Valentin Buergel (Simtec Buergel AG)
> >   16. Stephen Cumminger (Sonideft)
> >   17. Steven Yi (blue)
> >   18. Henry Arousell (Björn Lundén Information AB)
> >   19. Thomas Boqvist (Björn Lundén Information AB)
> >   20. Zoran Sevarac (University of Belgrade)
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from ex-Sun and ex-Oracle employees.
> >    1. James Gosling (Liquid Robotics)
> >    2. Mike Duigou (Liquid Robotics)
> >    3. *Jesse Glick*
> >    4. *Milos Kleint* (Atlassian)
> >    5. *Radim Kubacki* (currently NBAndroid.org)
> >    6. *Ralph Benjamin Ruijs* (ex refactoring guru from NetBeans team,
> now at
> > Rockstars IT)
> >    7. *Tim Boudreau* (ex window system guru from NetBeans team)
> >    8. *Viktor Lapitsky* (dev/deployment/debug)
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from NetBeans Dream Team.
> >    1. Aljoscha Rittner (ETable/Outline component features)
> >    2. Andreas Stefik (accessibility features)
> >    3. *Anton Epple* (DukeScript plugin from Dukehoff)
> >    4. Aristides Villareal (documentation, testing)
> >    5. *Benno Markiewicz* (various independent plugins)
> >    6. Bruno Souza (SouJava)
> >    7. Christian Lenz (website redesigner and more)
> >    8. Constantin Drabo (testing, quality control)
> >    9. David Heffelfinger (documentation in Java EE area)
> >   10. *Emilian Bold* (various plugins from Joseki Bold SRL)
> >   11. Hermien Pellissier (documentation, testing)
> >   12. Ivar Grimstad (JPA Modeler and MVC tooling)
> >   13. Josh Juneau (documentation, testing, MVC tooling)
> >   14. Kirk Pepperdine (jClarity)
> >   15. Johan Vos (Gluon plugin from Gluon)
> >   16. Jose Pereda (Gluon plugin from Gluon)
> >   17. John Kostaras (documentation, testing)
> >   18. Liang Ding (Chinese translator)
> >   19. Mark Stephens (JavaFX PDF viewer plugin from IDR Solutions)
> >   20. Martijn Verburg (jClarity)
> >   21. Michael Nascimento Santos (Improving CEO, working on refactoring
> > tools) 22. Michael Mueller
> >   23. Michel Graciano (tests, documentation)
> >   24. Tushar Joshi (various plugins, documentation, testing)
> >   25. *Wade Chandler* (Independent, working on Groovy support)
> >   26. Zoran Sevarac (plugins for teaching/education)
> >
> >   * Individual contributors from NetBeans plugin developers.
> >    1. Georgia Ingham (JavaFX PDF viewer plugin from IDR Solutions)
> >    2. *Emmanuel Hugonnet* (WildFly plugin from Red Hat)
> >    3. Shai Almog (Codename One plugin from Codename One)
> >    4. Steve Hannah (Codename One plugin from Codename One)
> >    5. Attila Kelemen (independent Gradle plugin)
> >    6. Denis Anisimov (Vaadin plugin from Vaadin)
> >    7. Gaurav Gupta (independent JPA Modeler plugin)
> >    8. Junichi Yamamoto (PHP-related plugins)
> >    9. Bruno Flavio (Groovy/Grails-related code)
> >   10. Leonardo Loch Zanivan (JSHint)
> >   11. Mattias Blaesing (various plugins)
> >
> >   * Miscellaneous
> >    1. Anuradha Gunasekara (Maven tools)
> >    2. Steve Millidge (Payara Services)
> >    3. Andrew Pielage (Payara Services)
> >    4. Gui Chulin (translation)
> >    5. Yi Zhao (translation)
> >    6. Liyuan Li (translation)
> >    7. CunHui Lin (translation)
> >    8. Lei Cao (translation)
> >
> > == Sponsors ==
> >
> > === Champion ===
> >
> >   * Bertrand Delacretaz
> >
> > === Mentors ===
> >
> >   * Bertrand Delacretaz
> >   * Emmanuel Lécharny
> >   * Ate Douma
> >   * Mark Struberg
> >   * Jim Jagielski
> >   * Daniel Gruno
> >
> > === Sponsoring Entity ===
> >   * The Apache Incubator
> >
> >
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