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From Hao Chen <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept SkyWalking into the Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:26:50 GMT
+1

Hao Chen

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 9:12 PM, Romain Manni-Bucau <rmannibucau@gmail.com>
wrote:

> +1
>
> Romain Manni-Bucau
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> 2017-12-04 13:36 GMT+01:00 Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com>:
> > +1
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 3:17 AM, mck <mck@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> After some discussion on the SkyWalking proposal, I'd like to raise the
> >> vote on accepting SkyWalking into into the Apache Incubator.
> >>
> >> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/b4e7205e77fe382b4cd096fb6da28b
> >> 70053e0722b3dd7ae8ac389f8a@%3Cgeneral.incubator.apache.org%3E
> >>
> >>
> >> 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 SkyWalking
> >>    [] +0 Abstain
> >>    [] -1 Do not accept Skywalking, because ...
> >>
> >>
> >> The proposal below is also on the wiki:
> >> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/SkyWalkingProposal
> >>
> >>
> >> = Abstract =
> >> Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
> >> microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems.
> >> Also known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way
> >> to instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of
> >> the target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency
> >> streaming module.
> >>
> >> = Proposal =
> >> The goal of this proposal is to bring the existing
> >> [[https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/skywalking|Skywalking]] codebase
> and
> >> existing developers and community into the Apache Software Foundation
> >> (ASF) in order to build a global, diverse and self-governed open source
> >> community in APM field.
> >>
> >> This project started in Open Source on GitHub about more than 2 years
> >> ago. Beginning with a small SDK and collector. So far the
> >> [[https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/Organization|OpenSkywalking]]
> >> governs the project through the PMC and Committer Team.
> >>
> >> OpenSkywalking is submitting this proposal to donate the Skywalking
> >> sources code and  associated artifacts (documentation, web site content,
> >> wiki, etc.) to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator under the Apache
> >> License, Version 2.0. These artifacts are currently available on GitHub
> >> at https://github.com/OpenSkywalking and include:
> >>  * Skywalking: The java sniffer(agent) for collecting data, and
> >>  collector for analysing and persistence.
> >>  * Skywalking-UI: The web UI for skywalking APM
> >>
> >> ''Voted on submitting the proposal to the Incubator.
> >> [[https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/Organization/issues/11|Check
> >> here]]''
> >>
> >> = Background =
> >> Mircro-service, Cloud Native and container-based architecture system are
> >> becoming more and more popular, so the traditional monitoring, like
> >> application loggings, can provide less information because of the
> >> distributed isolates the relations. Based on the
> >> [[https://research.google.com/pubs/pub36356.html|Google Dapper paper]],
> >> many tracing systems born. The OpenSkywalking organisation was created
> >> with  Skywalking made based on tracing, but not just tracing, it adds
> >> additional value by reducing the sniffer (agent) cost, analysis and
> >> visualization.
> >>
> >> In 2015, Skywalking project started, when service-oriented architecture
> >> became popular. At first, skywalking provided a very simple SDK, and
> >> collected data into a HBASE cluster. After we opened on the GitHub, the
> >> community gives the feedbacks about how difficult to maintain a HBase
> >> cluster, even harder than the applications under monitored. So, in 2.x
> >> 2016, skywalking provided a self-designed storage, and update the SDK to
> >> a javaagent with supporting auto-instrumentation. Then since 2017, more
> >> and more contributors joined, we set up the PMC team and committer team.
> >> Skywalking evolved to an APM, and more and more features provided since
> >> then.
> >>
> >> = Rationale =
> >> Skywalking includes these primary parts:
> >>  1. Provide an anto-instrument sniffer, which is based on Javaagent and
> >>  collects events and traces happened inside JVM, with little CPU/Memory
> >>  cost.
> >>  1. An extendable `tracing data protocol suit` with gRPC and HTTP
> >>  implementations, is compatible for other language agent or SDK.
> >>  1. Provide Collector, which accepts the `tracing data protocol suit`,
> >>  and does the analysis and aggregation inside for detecting the
> >>  relationships among applications and services, generating the metrics,
> >>  and altering.
> >>  1. Provided our own UI, which visualizes the topological graph of
> >>  related applications and services, trace stack, metrics and alerting.
> >>
> >> Also, Skywalking team is passionate about community cooperations.
> >> Skywalking is a supported tracer and member of
> >> [[OpenTracing|http://opentracing.io]]. Also we take part in the
> >> [[https://github.com/TraceContext/tracecontext-spec|TraceContext
> >> Specs]], which is about `tracing context propagation format`. The
> >> founder of the project, Sheng Wu, is the member of these organizations,
> >>
> >> There is a strong need for an open, easy-to-use APM towards helping
> >> today's DevOps people to monitor their running systems, while also being
> >> easy and transparent to maintain and modify.
> >> The Skywalking has been an hot open source project in GitHub. We feel
> >> that by moving to Apache it will help us work in a more global and open
> >> way, presenting the project as a commercial friendly but vendor neutral
> >> technology. Under Apache's strong governance and existing processes,
> >> hope is also to make the Skywalking releases more reliable, as is
> >> crucial for monitoring systems running in any Application Zone.
> >>
> >> = Initial Goals =
> >> Our initial goals are to bring Skywalking into the ASF. The most
> >> important things are following ASF's governance module, and integrating
> >> with Apache development process. Also moving the existing codebase to an
> >> Apache git repository.
> >>
> >> = Current Status =
> >> == Meritocracy ==
> >> Skywalking was originally created by [[https://github.com/wu-sheng|
> Sheng
> >> Wu,  吴晟]] himself in May 2015, and opened in GitHub in Nov. 8th, 2015.
> >> The project now has committers and users from many companies. The newer
> >> committers of the project are guided by the existed PMC and Committer
> >> Team members, by reviewing and discussing with them. When they are
> >> ready, PMC will start a vote to promote him/her to become a member of
> >> PMC and Committer Team.
> >> Also after the founder, Sheng Wu, joined Huawei in 2017, Huawei DevCloud
> >> decided to contribute and support the project. So he personally leads
> >> the interested developers, and helps them to join the community quickly
> >> and efficiently. Now we have set `Huawei Devcloud Contributor Team` for
> >> them.
> >> Contributions are always welcomed, highly valued. A lot of energy is
> >> allocated to ensure help to all wishing to contribute.
> >>
> >> == Community ==
> >> OpenSkwaylking is supported by 5 companies: Huawei, shurenyun.com,
> >> dangdang.com, tydic, nutz.cn , which are both contributing to the
> >> project and also used it in product, also provide many important
> >> feedbacks from their actual scenarios.
> >> The contributors, who can provide employer information, are from
> >> '''Huawei DevCloud Team''', '''Tydic''', '''Oneapm''' (APM vendor),
> >> '''Alibaba Cainiao''', '''dangdang.com''', '''cloudwise''' (APM
> vendor),
> >> '''jd.com''', '''cig.cn''', '''hecom.cn''', and
> >> '''www.suixingpay.com'''.
> >>
> >> == Core Developers ==
> >> The core developers are a diverse group of experienced open source
> >> developers and team leaders.
> >>  *
> >>  [[https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/Organization/
> >> blob/master/README.md#project-management-committee-pmc|PMC
> >>  members]]
> >>  *
> >>  [[https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/Organization/
> blob/master/README.md#
> >> committer-team|Committer
> >>  Team members]]
> >>
> >> == Known Risks ==
> >> The project is well known in global tracing and APM field, and live more
> >> than 2 years. We are not sure there exists a risk, but definitely have a
> >> challenge for us. So far, the contributors, committers and confirmed
> >> product use cases are all from China.
> >> === Language and Culture ===
> >> Concerns have been raised about language challenges and, as is typical
> >> for developers not strong in english, aware that the community can be
> >> shy in a debate or disagreement when english is used. Having looked
> >> through the project's history this concern can be seen to be minor. The
> >> commitlog is in english, and so are the tickets and the pull requests.
> >> The website and documentation is equally both english and chinese. The
> >> community has been strict upon itself to ensure it became and stays so.
> >> The use of chinese should not be seen as a problem, it is a multilingual
> >> world, but it is important that english speakers feel included and able
> >> to contribute freely to the project without having to ask for
> >> translations. To deal with poor or broken english it's important that a
> >> gentler and inclusive community is fostered.
> >>
> >>
> >> === Orphaned products ===
> >> The contributors and community cooperation brings the project from a
> >> small concept into a real APM system. So far, many companies, e.g.
> >> Huawei DevCloud, dangdang.com, tydic, jd.com, have their own
> >> independency contribute team for Skywalking. So this is not risk of any
> >> signs of orphaned or abandoned code.
> >>
> >> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> >> The founder of the project, Sheng Wu, is an open source lover. He has
> >> contributed for these open source projects: OpenTracing-Specification,
> >> OpenTracing-Java, Motan, Hprose, OpenTracing specification-zh, and
> >> apache/incubator-rocketmq.
> >>
> >> Hongtao Gao, our committer team member, is the major maintainer of
> >> [[https://github.com/shardingjdbc/sharding-jdbc|sharding-jdbc]] and
> >> [[https://github.com/elasticjob/elastic-job|elastic-job]] since 2014.
> >>
> >> The project are following these two experienced open source people's
> >> guidance. And glad to learn from the Apache Way.
> >>
> >> === Homogenous Developers ===
> >> The confirmed contributors list:
> >> https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/Organization/blob/master/README.md#
> >> contributors.
> >> As mentioned above in the [[#community|Community]] section.
> >>
> >> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >> First of all, most members of the PMC and Committer Team, are paid by
> >> their employers (Huawei, Tydic, dangdang.com and OneAPM) to contribute
> >> to this project. But we have to say, many of them have more than one
> >> employer in the past 3 years contribution, but the contributions are
> >> never stopped. We don't just depend on salaried contributors only.
> >> Skywalking itself and the distributed tracing field are very attractive
> >> and important for every company the contributors work in, and they have
> >> no reason to stop them. Contributions and new committers are expected.
> >>
> >> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> >> HBase was used as a backend before being rewritten, and that ZooKeeper,
> >> httpcomponents, log4j and junit are used. Also we are considering all
> >> java projects, especially big data technology, e.g. Hadoop, Hbase,
> >> Cassandra.
> >>
> >> === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >> The ASF has a strong brand, and that brand is in itself attractive.
> >> Skywalking will benefit from world wide collaboration and use cases. The
> >> Apache brand will be duly respected and honored in regards to  marketing
> >> and publicity. Further more, with the help of Incubator PMC, we will
> >> make every effort to follow the rules and policies of the ASF.
> >>
> >> == Documentation ==
> >>  * https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/skywalking/tree/master/docs
> >>  * https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/skywalking/wiki
> >>
> >> == Initial Source ==
> >> The project consists of two distinct codebases: the server and the UI.
> >> These have existed as separate git repositories.
> >>
> >>  * https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/skywalking
> >>  * https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/skywalking-ui
> >>
> >> == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
> >> The project is under Apache Licensed 2.0 already. As soon as Skywalking
> >> is approved to join Apache, we can transfer of source code to the Apache
> >> Foundation. There is no legal issue.
> >> All source artifacts (code and documentation) will be assigned copyright
> >> to the ASF. Currently all artifacts are copyright to 'OpenSkywalking
> >> Organization', so effort in this process pertains mostly to obtaining
> >> the individual and corporation contributor agreements (ICLAs and CCLAs)
> >> from all the existing PMC and committers. It is also understood that the
> >> SGA will be signed so to hand over the copyright to ASF. This has been
> >> made clear with the whole SkyWalking community
> >> [[https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/Organization/issues/14|here]].
> >>
> >> == External Dependencies ==
> >>  * Byte-buddy (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * gRPC (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * netty (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * guava (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * elasticsearch (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * H2 Driver (MPL 2.0 or EPL 1.0)
> >>  * Zookeeper Client (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * disruptor (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * junit (MPL)
> >>  * mockito (MIT)
> >>  * powermock (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * Spring (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * gson  (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * httpcomponents (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * log4j  (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * vis (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * webjars-boostrap  (Apache 2.0)
> >>  * animate.css (MIT)
> >>  * jquery (js.foundation)
> >>  * jquery-ui (js.foundation)
> >>  * jsView (MIT)
> >>  * metisMenu (MIT)
> >>  * d3 (BSD-3)
> >>  * echarts (BSD-3)
> >>  * DataTables (MIT)
> >>  * requirejs (MIT)
> >>  * vue (MIT)
> >>
> >> = Required Resources =
> >> == Mailing Lists ==
> >>  * private@skywalking.incubator.apache.org (moderated subscriptions)
> >>  * commits@skywalking.incubator.apache.org
> >>  * dev@skywalking.incubator.apache.org
> >>
> >> == Git Repositories ==
> >>  * https://github.com/apache/incubator-skywalking.git  (gitbox)
> >>  * https://github.com/apache/incubator-skywalking-ui.git  (gitbox)
> >>
> >> == Issue Tracking ==
> >> The community would like to continue using GitHub Issues.
> >> This appears now possible with ASF projects.
> >>
> >> == Continuous Integration tool ==
> >>  * Jenkins
> >>
> >> = Initial Committers =
> >>  * Sheng Wu, 吴晟, wusheng6@huawei.com
> >>  * Yongsheng Peng, 彭勇升, pengys@tydic.com
> >>  * Xin Zhang, 张鑫, zhangxin@oneapm.com
> >>  * Hongtao Gao, 高洪涛, gaohongtao@dangdang.com
> >>  * Yang Bai, 柏杨, jixian.by@cainiao.com
> >>  * Kai Wang, 王凯, wangkia01@dangdang.com
> >>  * Yuntao Li, 李运涛, liyuntao@huawei.com
> >>  * Sheng Wang, 汪盛, marco.wang@huawei.com
> >>  * Dongxue Si, 司冬雪, ilucky.si@cloudwise.com
> >>  * Kewei Zhang, 张科伟, zhang_kw@suixingpay.com
> >>
> >> == Affiliations ==
> >>  * Huawei: Sheng Wu, Yuntao Li, Sheng Wang
> >>  * Tydic: Yongsheng Peng
> >>  * OneAPM: Xin Zhang
> >>  * dangdang.com: Hongtao Gao, Kai Wang
> >>  * Alibaba Cainiao: Yang Bai
> >>  * Cloudwise: Dongxue Si
> >>  * suixingpay.com: Kewei Zhang
> >>
> >> = Champion =
> >>  * Michael Semb Wever, mck@apache.org
> >>
> >> ''Voted for skywalking Incubator champion.
> >> [[https://github.com/OpenSkywalking/Organization/issues/12|Check
> >> here]]''
> >>
> >> = Mentors =
> >>  * Michael Semb Wever, mck@apache.org
> >>  * Luke Han, lukehan@apache.org
> >>  * Willem Ning Jiang, ningjiang@apache.org
> >>
> >> Skywalking received a lot helps from Michael Semb Wever about this
> >> proposal and Apache way. Set face-to-face meeting with three Apache
> >> members: Luke Han, Nicolas Hedhman, Willem Ning Jiang. They helps us a
> >> lot.
> >>
> >> = Sponsoring Entity =
> >> We are requesting the Apache Incubator to sponsor this project.
> >>
> >>
> >>
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