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From Willem Jiang <willem.ji...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] ECharts - proposal for Apache Incubation
Date Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:27:04 GMT
It's great to see that ECharts be a part of Apache incubating project.
As Wu Shen and I are in Beijing, we could share you some experiences of
incubating project setup things.

Willem Jiang

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On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 2:16 PM, Tan,Zhongyi <tanzhongyi@baidu.com> wrote:

>
> Glad to hear that,
>
> I will add apache eagle to Echarts proposal document also.
>
> thanks
>
> 在 2018/1/8 下午12:31, "Hao Chen" <hao@apache.org> 写入:
>
> >Great to hear that ECharts is coming to ASF!
> >
> >ECharts is a great chart library with good documentation and well
> >community
> >support.  In Apache Eagle, we use ECharts a lot for monitoring dashboards
> >and data visualization.
> >
> >
> >Welcome and Good luck!
> >
> >
> >Hao Chen
> >
> >
> >On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 11:33 AM, Tan,Zhongyi <tanzhongyi@baidu.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi, wusheng & skywalking team,
> >>
> >> Glad to hear that your project is already using echarts.
> >> If meet any problem or have any feature request, please let us know.
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >>
> >> I will update the proposal to add your project there.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 在 2018/1/7 下午6:18, "吴晟 Sheng Wu" <wu.sheng@foxmail.com> 写入:
> >>
> >> >Hi, ECharts community team.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >Glad your guys bringing the project to Apache. SkyWalking 's next
> >>release
> >> >will use some ECharts charts for our APM visualization. (already in
> >> >developing branch)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >So if you like, you can put `Apache SkyWalking (Incubating)` in your
> >> >"Relationships with Other Apache Products" section.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >This is a good and useful project. Welcome and gook luck.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >------------------
> >> >Sheng Wu
> >> >Apache SkyWalking creator and PPMC member
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >------------------ Original ------------------
> >> >From:  "Tan,Zhongyi";<tanzhongyi@baidu.com>;
> >> >Date:  Fri, Jan 5, 2018 06:00 PM
> >> >To:  "general@incubator.apache.org"<general@incubator.apache.org>;
> >> >
> >> >Subject:  [PROPOSAL] ECharts - proposal for Apache Incubation
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >Hi,  Dear Apache Incubator Community,
> >> >
> >> >Please accept the follow proposal for presentation and discussion:
> >> >
> >> >https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/EChartsProposal
> >> >
> >> >ECharts is a charting and data visualization library written in
> >> >JavaScript .
> >> >It has been an open source project on github since 2013, and is one of
> >> >the
> >> >most popular repositories in topic of data visualization category in
> >> >github.
> >> >
> >> >Best regards.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >Below is the proposal also.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >= ECharts Proposal =
> >> >
> >> >=== Abstract ===
> >> >
> >> >ECharts is a charting and data visualization library written in
> >> >JavaScript.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Proposal ===
> >> >
> >> >ECharts provides a powerful, interactive charting and data
> >>visualization
> >> >library
> >> >and framework for web browser, mobile App and backend usage.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Background ===
> >> >
> >> >A primary goal of data visualization is to communicate information
> >> >clearly and
> >> >efficiently via statistical graphics, plots and other graphics.
> >> >
> >> >Numerical data may be presented in dots, lines, or bars, to visually
> >> >communicate
> >> >a quantitative message. Effective visualization helps users to analyze
> >> >data .
> >> >It makes complex data more readable, understandable.[1]
> >> >
> >> >Now data visualization concerns mainly about presentation and
> >>propagation
> >> >in web,
> >> >ECharts uses JavaScript as its basic programing language. It brings
> >>great
> >> >compatibility across multiple platforms, not only in web browsers, but
> >> >also
> >> >in mobile Apps via embedded web engine or in backend environment via
> >>the
> >> >techniques
> >> >of headless browser.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Rationale ===
> >> >
> >> >ECharts encapsulates the underlying data transformation, control flow,
> >> >visual
> >> >encoding and rendering, receiving the visualization requirements with
> >> >declarative language,
> >> >and produces interactive charts and components. We will highlight the
> >> >features below to
> >> >illustrate the power that ECharts already has, and our concerns and our
> >> >visions:
> >> >
> >> >  * User Diversity:
> >> >ECharts expects that its users are not only web developers, but also
> >> >people with lesser programing skills. So ECharts enables users to
> >> >describe data and settings with declarative language, which lowers
> >> >the barrier but without losing the power, and benefit to transfer
> >> >and store.
> >> >
> >> >  * Configurable Interactions:
> >> >ECharts has provided plenty of interactions and aims at providing more.
> >> >Both human interactions and the interactions with upper program are
> >> >supported and can be configurable.
> >> >
> >> >  * Large Data:
> >> >Although the browser environment and JavaScript bring some performance
> >> >limits in visualizing large data or performing animations, ECharts have
> >> >been adopting various optimization techniques to rise the upper limit
> >> >of the amount of data that it can process, and keep improving the
> >> >fluency of interactions and animations.
> >> >
> >> >  * Cross-Platform:
> >> >The underlying render engine of ECharts can be switched between
> >> >HTMLCanvas, SVG, or VML, which provides good compatibility and brings
> >> >opportunities to optimize performance according to different platform
> >> >and usage scenarios. Besides, ECharts can also works in backend
> >> >environment via headless techniques.
> >> >
> >> >ECharts can be created using headless browsers to pregenerate reports
> >>on
> >> >more powerful machines for better performance on resource-limited
> >>devices
> >> >
> >> >  *Extension and Customization:
> >> >ECharts provides extension mechanisms to make new types of chart and
> >> >components,
> >> >adopt other layout algorithms, or even adopt other render techniques.
> >> >Various developers have contributed different types of extensions based
> >> >on ECharts.[2]
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Current Status ===
> >> >
> >> >ECharts has been an open source project on GitHub[3] since 2013.
> >> >Currently it has more than 20k stars, more than 50k monthly
> >>downloads[4]
> >> >in NPM, and is one of the most popular repositories in topic of data
> >> >visualization category in GitHub.[5] And it has been used in many
> >> >products of Baidu and other companies such as Alibaba, Tencent,
> >>Netease,
> >> >XinHua News Agency,National Bureau of Statistics of China, Sina,
> >> >State Grid Corporation of China, Lenovo, Ctrip etc.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Meritocracy ===
> >> >The ECharts project already operates on meritocratic principles.
> >> >It was originally created by Lin Zhifeng in 2013,adding developers
> >> >worldwide and has accepted multiple major patches from a diverse set
> >> >of contributors.
> >> >
> >> >We will follow ASF meritocratic principles to encourage more
> >> >developers to contribute in this project. We know that only active and
> >> >committed developers from a diverse set of backgrounds can make ECharts
> >> >a successful project. We are also improving the project documentation
> >> >and code to help new developers to get started quickly.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Community ===
> >> >
> >> >ECharts has been building an active community for the last four years.
> >> >Currently, the community includes over 50 contributors .
> >> >The core developers of our project are listed below.
> >> >
> >> >=== Core Developers ===
> >> >
> >> >   * Su Shuang (https://github.com/100pah sushuang0322@gmail.com )
> >> >   * Shen Yi (https://github.com/pissang shenyi.914@gmail.com )
> >> >   * Zhang Wenli (https://github.com/Ovilia me@zhangwenli.com )
> >> >   * Li Deqing (https://github.com/deqingli annong035@gmail.com)
> >> >   * Dong Rui (https://github.com/erik168 errorrik@gmail.com)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Alignment ===
> >> >
> >> >ECharts is popular in data visualization and charting on web projects.
> >> >And ASF has many famous web projects and big data related projects.
> >> >We believe that ASF is a perfect choice to help ECharts project to
> >> >attract more developers and have more cooperation with existing
> >>projects.
> >> >
> >> >=== Known Risks ===
> >> >==== Orphaned products ====
> >> >Given the current level of investment in ECharts and the stakeholders
> >> >using it - the risk of the project being abandoned is minimal.
> >> >Baidu, for example, is in active development to use ECharts in many of
> >> >its services and many large corporations including Alibaba, Tencent,
> >> >Huawei, Sina, Lenovo use it in their production applications.
> >> >
> >> >==== Inexperience with Open Source ====
> >> >ECharts has been an active open source project for more than 4 years.
> >> >During that time, the project has attracted 50+ contributors.
> >> >
> >> >==== Homogenous Developers ====
> >> >The most of core developers are from Baidu, but after ECharts was open
> >> >sourced,
> >> >ECharts received a lot of bug fixes and enhancements from other
> >> >developers not working at Baidu.
> >> >And the founder of ECharts,Lin Zhifeng still contributes a lot after he
> >> >left Baidu.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >> >Although some of the developers are salaried, the project is personally
> >> >initiated from
> >> >the beginning. The core developers have been dedicated to this project
> >> >for four years
> >> >and have kept the project independent with developers around the world
> >> >involved.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> >> >
> >> >We have not found an existing charting project in Apache yet. And there
> >> >is potential
> >> >cooperation with some existing Apache projects big data related.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >> >
> >> >Our interests and motivations are based on the factors mentioned in the
> >> >Rationale
> >> >section rather than the publicity. Furthermore, the brand of ECharts
> >>has
> >> >been successful
> >> >in the past years on their own and we would be happy to keep on this
> >> >path. We are honored
> >> > at getting the opportunity to join the ASF, with the understanding to
> >> >ensure its brand
> >> >policies are respected.Also we expect that Apache brand will help to
> >> >attract more contributors.
> >> >
> >> >=== Documentation ===
> >> >
> >> >[1] Data Visualization:
> >> >https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_visualization
> >> >
> >> >[2] ECharts Extensions:
> >> >https://github.com/ecomfe/ECharts#resources
> >> >
> >> >[3] ECharts Information:
> >> >https://github.com/ecomfe/ECharts
> >> >https://ecomfe.github.io/echarts-doc/public/en/index.html
> >> >
> >> >[4] ECharts in NPM:
> >> >https://www.npmjs.com/package/echarts
> >> >
> >> >[5] GitHub Data Visualization Topic:
> >> >https://github.com/topics/data-visualization
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Initial Source ===
> >> >
> >> >ECharts has been developed since 2013. It currently has an active
> >> >developer and user community
> >> >with a codebase in JavaScript.We currently use Github to maintain our
> >> >source code and
> >> >track issues at https://github.com/ecomfe/ECharts.
> >> >We need to move our respository to Apache infrastructure.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ===
> >> >ECharts  source code is available under BSD-3 license and owned by
> >>Baidu.
> >> >We will work with the committers to get ICLAs signed.
> >> >We will provide a Software Grant Agreement from an authorized signer
> >> >per https://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant-template.pdf
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== External Dependencies ===
> >> >
> >> >All The dependencies are released under Apache compatible licenses,
> >> >including BSD and MIT.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Required Resources ===
> >> >
> >> >==== Mailing List: ====
> >> >There are currently no mailing lists.
> >> >The usual mailing lists are expected to be set up when entering
> >> >incubation:
> >> >
> >> > * private@echarts.incubator.apache.org
> >> > * dev@echarts.incubator.apache.org
> >> > * commits@echarts.incubator.apache.org
> >> >
> >> >==== Git Repositories: ====
> >> >Upon entering incubation: https://github.com/apache/incubator-echarts
> >> >After incubation, we want to move the existing repo from
> >> >github/ecomfe/echarts to Apache infrastructure.
> >> >
> >> >==== Issue Tracking: ====
> >> >ECharts currently uses GitHub to track issues. there are more than 7k
> >> >issues.
> >> >Would like to continue to do so while we discuss migration
> >>possibilities
> >> >with the ASF Infra committee.
> >> >
> >> >==== URL: ====
> >> >Currently the website url is
> >> >https://ecomfe.github.io/echarts-doc/public/en/index.html.
> >> > It will be moved to http://echarts.incubator.apache.org/ to follow
> >> >incubator conventions.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >=== Initial Committers ===
> >> > * Lin Zhifeng (https://github.com/kener kener.linfeng@gmail.com)
> >> > * Su Shuang (https://github.com/100pah sushuang0322@gmail.com)
> >> > * Shen Yi (https://github.com/pissang shenyi.914@gmail.com)
> >> > * Zhang Wenli (https://github.com/Ovilia me@zhangwenli.com)
> >> > * Li Deqing (https://github.com/deqingli annong035@gmail.com)
> >> > * Wang Junting
> >> > * Dong Rui (https://github.com/erik168 errorrik@gmail.com)
> >> > * Huang Houjin (https://github.com/chriswong wfsr@foxmail.com)
> >> >
> >> >=== Sponsors: ===
> >> >
> >> >==== Champion: ====
> >> >  * Kevin A. McGrail
> >> >
> >> >==== Mentors: ====
> >> >  * Daniel Gruno
> >> >  * John D. Ament
> >> >
> >> >==== Sponsoring Entity ====
> >> >We are requesting the Incubator to sponsor this project.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
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