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From Anton Vinogradov ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept NetBeans into the Apache Incubator
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:14:46 GMT
+1 (non-binding)

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 7:43 AM, Nandana Mihindukulasooriya <
nandana.cse@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 (binding)
>
> Best Regards,
> Nandana
>
> On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Ate Douma <ate@douma.nu> 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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