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From Daniel Takamori <p...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Warble into the Apache Incubator
Date Sat, 09 Jun 2018 17:15:22 GMT
+1

On 2018/06/08 14:43:53, Chris Thistlethwaite <christ@apache.org> wrote: 
> Hi All (again),
> 
> I'd like to start a vote on accepting Warble into the Apache Incubator.
> 
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/1d62a2948d047cea38e6f01f92d5f138f8
> 3acd2c9d86349023fb28e4@%3Cgeneral.incubator.apache.org%3E
> 
> The ASF voting rules are described:
> 
> https://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.
> 
> This vote will run for at least 72 hours. Please VOTE as follows
> [ ] +1 Accept Warble into the Apache Incubator
> [ ] +0 Abstain.
> [ ] -1 Do not accept Warble into the Incubator
> 
> The proposal is listed below, but you can also access it on the wiki:
> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/WarbleProposal
> 
> 
> Thank you,
> Chris T.
> 
> 
> 
> = Apache Warble Proposal =
> 
> == Abstract ==
> 
>     Apache Warble is a distributed endpoint monitoring solution where
>     the agent is hosted on your own hardware. The aim of Warble is to
>     produce a more balanced and less binary view of services and
>     systems, lowering the rates of false positives while also providing
>     greater insight into possible peering issues and proactive trend
>     analysis.
>      
> ==    Proposal ==
>      
>     The goal of Warble will be to bring internal control of
>     distributed monitoring back to the end user. Warble can be used as
>     an independent service running on your own infrastructure
>     monitoring other services in your infrastructure. 
>      
> ==     Background and Rationale ==
>      
>     The beginning of this project was prompted by the service
>     pingmybox.com (PMB) going end of life. This brought up
>     conversation about FOSS services that can monitor internal and
>     external services. PMB offered a unique code base to build this
>     service upon a known infrastructure.
>      
> ===    Initial Goals ===
> 
>     Bring PMB code into the ASF, refactor the client/server into 
>     a more reusable structure. Further reuse of code gives us the a
>     great starting point to build a starting point. 
>      
> ==    Current Status ==
>      
>     The software exists as a proprietary service. We wish to convert
>     this to a FLOSS solution.
>      
> ==    Meritocracy ==
>      
>     The initial PMC list covers new folks coming into the ASF. 
>     
> ==    Community ==
>      
>     There exists a large user-base of software like Warble, as well 
>     as existing users of the old propietary service. It is our hope
>     that we can convert a great deal of these to contributors and
>     testers for the new open source product.
>      
> ==    Core Developers ==
>      
>     The initial set of developers are a lot of newcomers:
> 
>     * Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
>     * Chris Thistlethwaite <christ@apache.org>
>     * Haig Didizian <haig@didizian.com>
>     * Andrew Karetas <Ajkaretas@gmail.com>
>     * Chandler Claxton <claxtonchandler@gmail.com>
>     * Luke Stevens <snevets.ekul@gmail.com>
>     * Mike Andescavage <michael.andescavage@live.com>
>     * Chris Lambertus <cml@apache.org>
>      
> ==    Known Risks ==
>     
>     There are many existing services that provide external 
>     monitoring. They are well established and have large user bases.
>      
> ===    Orphaned Products ===
>      
>     The initial PMC has great interest in open source projects, though
>     no formal projects have been run.
>      
>      
> ===    Inexperience with Open Source ===
>      
>     Most of the initial PPMC members are new to the ASF and some are
>     new to open source projects. However, all are very interested in
>     giving back to the community and projects.  Having said that, there
>     are several people involved with extensive experience in the
>     Apache Way and our procedures and processes.
>      
> ===    Homogenous Developers ===
>      
>     The initial set of developers are employed by a variety of
>     companies, located across the world, and used to working on a
>     variety of distributed projects.
>      
> ===    Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>      
>     We do not expect the interest of the proposed initial PMC to be
>     directly tied to current employment, but will actively seek to
>     grow our volunteer base regardless.
>      
> ===    Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>      
>     Not much to say here. Many ASF projects make use of the proprietary
>     offering, we wish to open source it and have people engage in the
>     development of the project. There are, at present, indirect
>     relationships in that some dependencies are built on Apache
>     software, but these are generally by proxy and does not merit
>     considering Warble as a sub-project of an existing TLP.
>     
>      
> ==    Initial Source ==
>      
>     The initial task of the PMC will be assessing what we wish the
>     project to contain. The proprietary vendor is willing to donate the
>     software, but considerable rewriting and relicensing will have to
>     take place. This will likely happen in stages, with the scrapers
>     and UI being ported first, and a backend auth system being partly
>     ported/donated, and partly developed from scratch at the ASF.
>      
> ===    Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ===
>      
>     All the existing code in question (from the PMB suite) is owned by
>     Quenda IvS, and will be donated to the ASF.
>      
> ===    External Dependencies ===
>      
>     The current code base depends on incompatible licenses for
>     visualizations. We will work towards 100% compatibility with the
>     Apache License v/2.
>      
> ===    Cryptography ===
>      
>     Warble will make use of some SSL/TLS and cryptography in order to
>     transmit data between nodes and main server, however we will not
>     be incorporating any cryptography in the project code itself, but
>     rather rely on existing encryption libraries and protocols.
>      
> ==    Required Resources ==
>      
> ===    Mailing Lists ===
>      
>         private@warble.apache.org (moderated subscriptions)
>      
>         commits@warble.apache.org
>      
>         issues@warble.apache.org
>      
>         dev@warble.apache.org
>         
>         users@warble.apache.org 
>      
> ===    Repositories ===
>      
>  * https://gitbox.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-warble.git
>      
> ===    Issue Tracking ===
>      
>     We will be starting with just GitHub Issues/PRs and later assess
>     the possible need for something else.
>      
> ===    Other Resources ===
>      
>     We have no other requirements at present.
>     We will require one or more VMs at some point, however, it may be
>     the case that we can get these donated by companies interested in
>     furthering the development of the project.
> 
> 
> ===    domain name: ===
>      
>         https://warble.apache.org 
>      
> ==    Initial PMC ==
> 
>     * Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
>     * Chris Thistlethwaite <christ@apache.org>
>     * Haig Didizian <haig@didizian.com>
>     * Andrew Karetas <Ajkaretas@gmail.com>
>     * Chandler Claxton <claxtonchandler@gmail.com>
>     * Luke Stevens <snevets.ekul@gmail.com>
>     * Mike Andescavage <michael.andescavage@live.com>
>      
> ===    Affiliations ===
>      
>     PMC members are employees of ASF, Microsoft, Evolve Guest
>     Solutions, Revolt Consulting, and independently employed
>          
>      
> ==    Sponsors ==
>      
> ===    Champion ===
>      
>     Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
>      
> ===     Nominated Mentors ===
>      
>     Daniel Pono Takamori <pono@apache.org>
>      
> ===    Sponsoring Entity ===
> 
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