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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept the brpc Project into the Apache Incubator.
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:43:33 GMT
+1 (binding)

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 at 13:30, Julian Hyde <jhyde@apache.org> wrote:

> +1 (binding)
>
> > On Nov 8, 2018, at 11:29 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > +1 (binding)
> >
> > Regards,
> > Dave
> >
> >> On Nov 8, 2018, at 11:25 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi -
> >>
> >> This is a VOTE to accept the brpc Project into the Apache Incubator.
> >>
> >> It will last for at least 72 hours and will pass if at least 3 +1 IPMC
> Votes and more IPMC Votes are +1 than -1.
> >>
> >> [ ] +1, accept the brpc proposal.
> >> [ ] -1, reject the brpc proposal
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Dave
> >>
> >> = brpc Proposal =
> >>
> >> === Abstract ===
> >>
> >> brpc is an industrial-grade RPC framework for building reliable and
> high-performance services.
> >>
> >>
> >> === Proposal ===
> >>
> >> We propose to contribute the brpc codebase and associated
> artifacts(e.g. documentation etc.) to the Apache Software Foundation, and
> aim to  build a wider open community around it in the 'Apache Way'.
> >>
> >> === Background ===
> >>
> >> The RPC framework used in Baidu before 2014 was developed at 2008 and
> limited in protocols and performance, and there were also serveral
> implementations focused on their own scenarios from Baidu's different BU.
> As an infrastructural team in Baidu, we tried to build a new framework to
> unify all RPC scenarios inside. The framework was named "baidu-rpc"
> internally the early versions were adopted and online at late 2014. The
> framework was rapidly iterated at 2015-2017, and thousands kinds of
> services and almost all core services adopted it. And in 2017, we
> opensourced it as "brpc" and hope to get more adoptions and contributions
> from outside. At the time of opensourcing, there're more than 1 million
> instances inside Baidu using baidu-rpc (not counting clients).
> >>
> >>
> >> === Rationale ===
> >>
> >> brpc has been approved inside baidu, since many high performance core
> services are using it.
> >> And since its open source, it has been adopted by several other
> companies, including Iqiyi, Didi, Sougou, BiliBili etc.
> >>
> >>
> >> === Current Status ===
> >>
> >> brpc has been an open source project on GitHub (
> https://github.com/brpc/brpc <https://github.com/brpc/brpc>) since 2017.
> >>
> >> Currently it has more than 7.3k stars, 1.6k forks, and is one of the
> most popular repositories in topic of rpc category in GitHub rpc catelogy.
> >> It has been widely used in Baidu, with 1,000,000+ instances and
> thousands kinds of services.
> >> Besides, many other companies have already used it also, such as Iqiyi,
> Didi, Sougou, BiliBili etc.
> >>
> >>
> >> === Meritocracy ===
> >>
> >> brpc was originally created by Ge Jun and Chen zhangyi inside baidu
> from 2014.
> >> Since its opensource in 2017, it has already followed meritocracy
> principles.
> >> It accepts multiple contributions from other companies.
> >> And now, the core developers are from several different companies.
> >>
> >> We will follow Apache way 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 brpc a successful project.
> >>
> >>
> >> === Community ===
> >>
> >> brpc has been building an active community since its open source.
> Currently,
> >> the community includes over 31 contributors.
> >> The core developers of brpc are listed below.
> >>
> >> === Core Developers ===
> >>
> >> * Ge Jun(https://github.com/jamesge <https://github.com/jamesge>
> jge666@gmail.com <mailto:jge666@gmail.com>)
> >> * Chen Zhangyi(https://github.com/chenzhangyi <
> https://github.com/chenzhangyi> frozen.zju@gmail.com <mailto:
> frozen.zju@gmail.com>)
> >> * Jiang Rujie(https://github.com/old-bear <https://github.com/old-bear>
> jrjbear@gmail.com <mailto:jrjbear@gmail.com>)
> >> * Zhu Jiashun(http://github.com/zyearn <http://github.com/zyearn>
> zhujiashun2010@gmail.com <mailto:zhujiashun2010@gmail.com>)
> >> * Wang Yao(https://github.com/ipconfigme <https://github.com/ipconfigme>
> ipconfigme@gmail.com <mailto:ipconfigme@gmail.com>)
> >>
> >> === Alignment ===
> >>
> >> brpc is useful for building reliable and high-performance applications.
> >> Since ASF has many famous performance-related and rpc-related projects,
> >> we believe that ASF is a perfect choice to help brpc project to attract
> >> more developers and users as well as having more cooperation with
> existing projects.
> >>
> >> === Known Risks ===
> >> ==== Orphaned products ====
> >>
> >> Since our core developers are from different companies and many
> companies are using it,
> >> the risk of the project being abandoned is minimal.
> >> For example, Baidu is extensively using it in their production
> environment
> >> and many large corporations including Iqiyi, Didi, Sougou, BiliBili use
> it in their production applications.
> >>
> >> ==== Inexperience with Open Source ====
> >>
> >> brpc has been an active open source project for more than one year.
> >> During that time, the project has attracted 30+ contributors and gained
> a lot of attention.
> >> The core developers are all active users and followers of open source.
> >>
> >> ==== Homogenous Developers ====
> >>
> >> brpc was created inside Baidu, but after brpc was open sourced, it
> received a lot of bug fixes and enhancements from other developers not
> working at Baidu.
> >> And the core developers now are from different companies now.
> >>
> >> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >>
> >> Baidu invested in brpc as a general rpc framework used in company
> widely.
> >> The core developers have been dedicated to this project for about four
> years.
> >> And after its open source, developers around the world have involved in.
> >> Besides, we want more developers and researchers to contribute to the
> project.
> >>
> >> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> >>
> >>
> >> === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >>
> >> The mission of brpc is to help developers build reliable and
> high-performance services quickly and easily.
> >> It has been widely used in production environment throughout Baidu and
> after opensource, it has gained much attention and attracted developers all
> over the world.
> >> Apache Brand is very respected. We are very honored to have the
> opportunity to join ASF, with the understanding that its brand policies
> being respected.
> >> And we hope Apache can help us build the ecosystem around brpc and
> attract more developers.
> >>
> >> === Documentation ===
> >>
> >> The following links provide more information about brpc in open source:
> >>
> >> Codebase at Github: https://github.com/brpc/brpc <
> https://github.com/brpc/brpc>
> >> Issue Tracking: https://github.com/brpc/brpc/issues <
> https://github.com/brpc/brpc/issues>
> >> Overview: https://github.com/brpc/brpc/blob/master/docs/en/overview.md
> <https://github.com/brpc/brpc/blob/master/docs/en/overview.md>
> >>
> >>
> >> === Initial Source ===
> >>
> >> brpc has been developed since 2014 by a team of engineers at Baidu Inc.
> >> We currently use Github to maintain our source code and track issues at
> https://github.com/brpc/brpc <https://github.com/brpc/brpc>.
> >> We need to move our repository to Apache infrastructure.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> === Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ===
> >>
> >> brpc source code is available under Apache V2 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 <
> https://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant-template.pdf>
> >>
> >>
> >> === External Dependencies ===
> >>
> >> brpc has the following external dependencies.
> >>
> >> * Google gflags (BSD)
> >> * Google protobuf (BSD)
> >> * Google leveldb (BSD)
> >>
> >> brpc also includes third party code in the source tree.
> >>
> >> * https://github.com/brpc/brpc/tree/master/src/butil/third_party <
> https://github.com/brpc/brpc/tree/master/src/butil/third_party> (BSD,
> MIT, MPL, and Public Domain)
> >>
> >> === Required Resources ===
> >>
> >> ==== Mailing List: ====
> >> There are currently no mailing lists.
> >> The usual mailing lists are expected to be set up when entering
> incubation:
> >>
> >> * private@brpc.incubator.apache.org <mailto:
> private@brpc.incubator.apache.org>
> >> * dev@brpc.incubator.apache.org <mailto:dev@brpc.incubator.apache.org>
> >> * commits@brpc.incubator.apache.org <mailto:
> commits@brpc.incubator.apache.org>
> >>
> >> ==== Git Repositories: ====
> >>
> >> Upon entering incubation, we want to transfer the existing repo from
> https://github.com/brpc/brpc <https://github.com/brpc/brpc> to Apache
> infrastructure like https://github.com/apache/incubator-brpc <
> https://github.com/apache/incubator-brpc>.
> >>
> >> ==== Issue Tracking: ====
> >>
> >> brpc currently uses GitHub to track issues. Would like to continue to
> do so while we discuss migration possibilities with the ASF Infra committee.
> >>
> >> ==== URL: ====
> >> Currently brpc has no dedicated website except Github homepage. In the
> future the website url should be http://brpc.incubator.apache.org/ <
> http://brpc.incubator.apache.org/> to follow apache incubator conventions.
> >>
> >>
> >> === Initial Committers ===
> >>
> >> * Ge Jun(https://github.com/jamesge <https://github.com/jamesge>
> jge666@gmail.com <mailto:jge666@gmail.com>)
> >> * Chen Zhangyi(https://github.com/chenzhangyi <
> https://github.com/chenzhangyi> frozen.zju@gmail.com <mailto:
> frozen.zju@gmail.com>)
> >> * Jiang Rujie(https://github.com/old-bear <https://github.com/old-bear>
> jrjbear@gmail.com <mailto:jrjbear@gmail.com>)
> >> * Zhu Jiashun(http://github.com/zyearn <http://github.com/zyearn>
> zhujiashun2010@gmail.com <mailto:zhujiashun2010@gmail.com>)
> >> * Wang Yao(https://github.com/ipconfigme <https://github.com/ipconfigme>
> ipconfigme@gmail.com <mailto:ipconfigme@gmail.com>)
> >>
> >> === Sponsors: ===
> >>
> >> ==== Champion: ====
> >> * Dave Fisher
> >>
> >> ==== Mentors: ====
> >>
> >> * Kevin A. McGrail
> >> * Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> >>
> >> ==== Sponsoring Entity ====
> >> We are requesting the Incubator to sponsor this project.
> >>
> >>
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