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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Incubation Proposal of MesaTEE
Date Sat, 10 Aug 2019 15:12:59 GMT
I’d most likely be interested in mentoring this project, but I’m not that
experienced in incubator mentorship. If we have another more experienced
mentor to work with us, I’d be happy to mentor as well.

On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 04:13, Mingshen Sun <bob@mssun.me> wrote:

> Thanks Justin, regarding to your questions:
>
> On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 2:46 AM Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thanks for the proposal, it sound like a really interesting project.
> >
> > > == Core Developers ==
> > >
> > > Current core developers work at Baidu. We are confident that
> incubation will
> > > help us grow a diverse community in an open and collaborative way.
> > >
> > > The risk of abandonment of MesaTEE is low. MesaTEE has been incubated
> at Baidu
> > > for over two years. Baidu is committed to the further development of
> the project
> > > and will keep investing resources towards the Apache processes and
> community
> > > building, during the incubation period.
> >
> > Incubation can sometimes take 2 years or more. Given few people with
> experience at Apache are involved with this project and the core developers
> are from one company, it may take longer that indicated in this proposal.
>
> We understand the incubation could take 2 years or more. Recently, we
> have already received some pull requests from third-parties.
> Therefore, during the incubation period, we will try to
> attract/involved engineers from other companies as constant
> committers.
>
> >
> > > == Continuous Integration Service ==
> > >
> > > MesaTEE currently uses self-hosted continuous integration (CI) service
> which can
> > > help developers to automatically test commits. The CI service involves
> several
> > > nodes which support Intel SGX. We would like to continue doing so.
> >
> > This may not be possible, what would the project do if that was the
> case? Have you discussed this with your proposed mentors or infra?
>
> About the CI infrastructure, actually, the "self-hosted CI" is not our
> internal infra, we are using a open source CI service (Drone CI) with
> our servers/NUC with SGX supported. To answer your questions, we have
> several solutions:
>   - we can use simulation mode for basic CI testing (by using existing
> infra in Apache for example). And before merging a pull request, full
> testing on a SGX supported machine is required
>   - donating our SGX machines for CI services to Apache is another
> option we may consider, but this should be further discussed
>
> > >  * Zhijie Shen <zjshen@apache.org>
> >
> > Is not currently an IPMC member, only IPMC members can officially be
> mentors.
> >
> > Of the three mentors listed 2 have never been mentors to my knowledge,
> have they been involved with any other projects going through the
> incubating process at Apache? The third mentor may be a little overextended
> given the number of podlings they mentors. Having only one experienced
> mentor may be a risk to the project. What will you do if your mentors go
> missing or unable to help?
>
> I have talked with Zhijie Shen. He is very interested in helping us.
> Currently, he is a member of incubator and can apply for IPMC. In
> addition to Zhijie Shen, Jianyong Dai, and Luciano Resende, Furkan
> Kamaci also volunteered to become one of our mentors after posting
> this proposal in the mailing list. We understand this is a large
> project and need experienced mentors. We are very open to include more
> mentors who are interested in the project.
>
> -
> Mingshen
>
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Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>

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