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From "Manfred Geiler" <manfred.gei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] ADF-Faces as a new Podling
Date Mon, 20 Feb 2006 15:47:43 GMT
Martin,
http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Acceptance+of+Proposal+by+Sponsor
http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Process_Description.html

;-)

Regards,
Manfred


On 2/19/06, Martin Marinschek <martin.marinschek@gmail.com> wrote:
> Manfred,
>
> I think you have to send this to general@incubator.org?
>
> regards,
>
> Martin
>
> On 2/19/06, Manfred Geiler <manolito@apache.org> wrote:
> > Dear Incubator PMC,
> >
> > We, the sponsoring members listed below, ask that you accept the
> > following proposal for a new project at Apache, an effort centered on
> > providing web application developers with a
> > rich set of user interface components based on the JavaServer Faces
> > specification.
> >
> >  * You can find the proposal here: http://wiki.apache.org/myfaces/adfproposal
> > A snapshot of the proposal is attached to this mail for your convenience.
> >
> >  * Here is a reference to the candidate acceptance vote by the MyFaces PMC:
> > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/myfaces-dev/200602.mbox/%3c564d4f680602150428n24f49a50s176fd007cd00b7ad@mail.gmail.com%3e
> >
> >  * Mentor, nominated by the Sponsor: Craig McClanahan
> >
> > Regards,
> > Manfred Geiler
> > (MyFaces PMC Chair)
> >
> >
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Proposal for ADF Faces, a MyFaces subproject 6 February 2006, The ADF
> > Faces Team (contributions by: Adam Winer, awiner at gmail dot com;
> > john dot r dot fallows at gmail dot com)
> >
> > (0) rationale
> >
> > Apache MyFaces strives to provide an environment where open source
> > developers can create new components and contribute them back to the
> > community.
> >
> > The goal of ADF Faces is to provide web application developers with a
> > rich set of user interface components based on the JavaServer Faces
> > specification.
> >
> > ADF Faces comes with very high quality components, a dialog framework,
> > as well as personalization and skinning capabilities. ADF Faces
> > features include: file upload support, client-side validation, partial
> > rendering of a page (AJAX-style), data tables, hierarchical tables,
> > color/date pickers, progress indicators, menu tabs/buttons, wizards,
> > internationalization and accessibility. A complete list of the ADF
> > Faces components is available (here.) This project starts with more
> > than 100 components which have already been documented and thoroughly
> > tested.
> >
> > ADF Faces is a temporary name for this project, what it will be called
> > in the future is yet to be determined by the Apache MyFaces community.
> > ADF Faces development started in 2001. Initial development took place
> > outside the Apache Software Foundation, therefore the ADF Faces team
> > and MyFaces are applying for incubation.
> >
> > (0.1) criteria
> >
> > Meritocracy:
> >
> > The ADF Faces project will be consensus-based using the mailing lists
> > and completely transparent. Developers will employ Apache conventions,
> > such as "+1", when coming to decisions and if necessary voting will
> > establish the final 'will' of the community.
> >
> > Community:
> >
> > The MyFaces project and the ?JavaServer Faces standard hold great
> > promise. A rich set of UI components will significantly accelerate
> > their adoption. We strongly believe that ADF Faces will gather
> > significant momentum and enough developers to build a vibrant
> > community of users and contributors. We look forward to seeing more
> > components "blossom" as part of the Apache MyFaces project.
> >
> > Core Developers:
> >
> > ADF Faces was developed by five Oracle employees including Adam Winer
> > (active member of the ?JavaServer Faces expert group since day one)
> > and John Fallows co-author of "Pro JSF and Ajax". Developers have
> > filed the Contribution License Agreement. Oracle has also filed the
> > Corporate Contribution License Agreement.
> >
> > Three PMC members from the MyFaces project are currently planning to
> > become active ADF Faces developers, others will hopefully follow:
> >
> >    * Matthias Wessendorf
> >    * Martin Marinschek
> >    * Bruno Aranda
> >
> > Alignment:
> >
> > ADF Faces aligns perfectly with MyFaces and other ASF projects
> > utilizing J2EE infrastructure such as Tomcat. Of particular relevance
> > are projects such as Geronimo, Apache libraries like Jakarta Taglibs
> > and Apache Maven.
> >
> > (0.2) warning signs
> >
> > Orphaned products:
> >
> > Most of the active developers would like to become ADF Faces
> > Committers or PMC Members and plan to remain active in the project.
> >
> > Inexperience with open source:
> >
> > Most ADF Faces developers have been consuming open source projects
> > extensively and participating in open source mailing lists. In fact
> > Adam Winer and John Fallows have been actively involved in the Apache
> > MyFaces mailing list. Our mentors and the MyFaces team have great
> > experience with open source development and ASF and already sharing
> > with the ADF Faces team.
> >
> > Homogenous developers:
> >
> > We understand full well that development discussions need to take
> > place on the public developers list not behind closed doors. Oracle
> > will strongly encourage developers across the globe to join the ADF
> > Faces community.
> >
> > Reliance on salaried developers:
> >
> > Although ADF Faces was built by Oracle developers, initial interest
> > from the MyFaces community seems strong. We anticipate several MyFaces
> > community members to join the ADF Faces effort which will dilute this
> > project's reliance on Oracle developers overtime. Meanwhile, Oracle
> > will continue to support the project by dedicating full time
> > resources, to ensure a smooth transition into Apache.
> >
> > No ties to other Apache products:
> >
> > ADF Faces runs on MyFaces.
> >
> > A fascination with the Apache brand:
> >
> > ADF Faces developers believe that by joining the ASF, the community
> > will continue to grow and continue to attract developers.
> >
> > (1) scope of the subprojects
> >
> > Although ADF Faces could work well as a TLP, our preference would be
> > to enter ASF as a MyFaces subproject, but we leave it to the Incubator
> > PMC and ASF Board to make the final decision.
> >
> > (2) identify the initial source from which the subproject is to be populated
> >
> > Source- and binary downloads can be found at:
> >
> > [WWW] http://people.apache.org/~bdudney/apache-drop.zip
> >
> > The source-code is provided under the Apache License, Version 2.0
> >
> > (3) identify the ASF resources to be created
> >
> > (3.1) mailing list(s)
> >
> >    * adffaces-dev
> >    * adffaces-user
> >    * adffaces-commits
> >    * adffaces-issues
> >
> > (3.2) Subversion or CVS repositories
> >
> > We could either be allowed into the MyFaces sandbox area (with
> > incubation disclaimers) or we could create CVS/Subversion repository
> > with one module:
> >
> >    * apache-adffaces
> >
> > (3.3) Issue Tracking
> >
> > ADF Faces would have its own release cycle and its own JIRA project.
> >
> >    * Project Name: MyFaces-ADFFaces
> >    * Project Key : ADFFACES
> >
> > (4) identify the initial set of committers
> >
> > (4.1) Already ASF committers
> >
> > (4.2) Scheduled Apache users
> >
> > (4.3) Not scheduled, Contributors
> >
> > (4.4) Unknown
> >
> > (5) identify apache sponsoring individual
> >
> >    * Champion: Manfred Geiler (MyFaces PMC Chair, Officer)
> >    * Sponsor: MyFaces PMC
> >    * Mentor: Craig McClanahan (ASF Member, Struts PMC, Jakarta PMC,
> > Incubator PMC)
> >
>
>
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