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From "Martin Marinschek" <martin.marinsc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Vote] Sponsoring Entity of RCF (was Re: [Proposal] RCF, a rich component library for JSF)
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2007 18:55:36 GMT
+1

regards,

Martin

On 3/19/07, Bruno Aranda <brunoaranda@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
>
> On 19/03/07, Gary VanMatre <gvanmatre@comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > >From: "Matthias Wessendorf" <matzew@apache.org>
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > last week I sent out the proposal for the donation of RCF from Oracle
> > > to the ASF. The proposal mentioned, that we need to do a vote on the
> > > MyFaces PMC of being the "Sponsoring Entity" of that *podling*. After
> > > finding the sponsor, we move this *discussion* to the incubator
> > > general list.
> > >
> > > The proposal has been posted to the MyFaces wiki:
> > > http://wiki.apache.org/myfaces/RCF_Proposal
> > >
> > > Please vote here, on the MyFaces DEV mailing list.
> > >
> >
> > +1  (non-binding)
> >
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Matthias
> > >
> >
> > Gary VanMatre
> >
> > > On 3/14/07, Matthias Wessendorf wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > This is a proposal to donate a rich component library for JSF to the
> > > > Apache Software Foundation. The live version of the proposal is
> > > > available at
> > > > http://wiki.apache.org/myfaces/RCF_Proposal.
> > > >
> > > > Omar Tazi (Chief Open Source Evangelist at Oracle) and I have been
> > > > working on that proposal over the past days.
> > > >
> > > > Comments and questions are welcome. There is also a vacant place for two
> > more
> > > > mentors. Once people are satisfied with the proposal I will first
> > > > call a vote on the MyFaces PMC to sponsor the proposal and Omar will
> > > > resend this proposal to the General Incubator List.
> > > >
> > > > PS. Based on quick Google and USPTO searches there doesn't seem to be
> > > > anything that would cause trouble with the " RCF" name.
> > > >
> > > > Thx,
> > > > Matthias Wessendorf
> > > >
> > > > ================================
> > > > RCF, a rich component library for JSF
> > > > ================================
> > > >
> > > > Abstract
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > RCF is a rich (Ajax-style) component set for the JavaServer Faces(tm)
> > > > 1.2 technology. .
> > > >
> > > > Proposal
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > RCF is an Ajax-based component library for the JavaServer Faces
> > > > technology. RCF comes with very high quality components, and skinning
> > > > (CSS-based) capabilities. RCF features include: file upload support,
> > > > client-side conversion and validation, a complete Ajax-integration,
> > > > data tables, hierarchical tables, color/date pickers, menu
> > > > tabs/buttons, wizards, popups, toolbars, toolboxes,
> > > > internat ionali zation and accessibility. This project starts with more
> > > > than 100 components which have already been documented and thoroughly
> > > > tested.
> > > >
> > > > RCF stands for Rich Client Framework and it means that web
> > > > applications, using this component set look very similar to a real,
> > > > native desktop application. The name for this project can be a subject
> > > > to change.
> > > >
> > > > RCF depends on some artifacts, provided by the Apache Trinidad
> > > > project, such as framework features or Apache Maven plug-ins.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Background
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > The development of RCF started in 2005 at Oracle Corporation. With the
> > > > advent of Ajax and the higher requirements for a very rich user
> > > > experience, Oracle decided to implement a rich/Ajax-style JSF
> > > > component set. The goal was to advance the al ready existing ADF Faces
> >
> > > > product, donated to the ASF in early 2006 (Apache Trinidad). When the
> > > > development of RCF started, there wasn't any JSF component set that
> > > > provides similar richness to the user. The RCF components run on any
> > > > JSF 1.2 compliant implementation. RCF is based on some internal
> > > > features of the Apache Trinidad project.
> > > >
> > > > The JavaServer Faces technology is a very important technology for the
> > > > RCF component set, since RCF requires JSF as its runtime environment.
> > > > Oracle has a large commitment to both open source and open standards.
> > > > This proposal illustrates Oracle's commitment to the success of the
> > > > JSF standard and supporting the open source community by providing a
> > > > rich component set under a liberal license, the Apache 2.0 license.
> > > >
> > > > Rationale
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > The project is interested in moving to Apache for the following
> > > > reasons: To provide Apache-licensed implementation of a full-blown
> > > > Ajax-based JSF component set, to become better integrated with the
> > > > MyFaces and Shale initiatives, and to build a strong vendor-neutral
> > > > community that will outlast any one person's or company's
> > > > participation.
> > > >
> > > > Initial Goals
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > The initial goals of the proposed project are:
> > > >
> > > > * Viable community around the RCF code base
> > > > * Active relationships and possible cooperation with related projects
> > > > and communities, such as Apache MyFaces (and it's subprojects) or
> > > > Apache Trinidad.
> > > >
> > > > Current Status
> > > > ==============
> > > >
> > > > Meritocracy
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > &g t; All the initial committers are familiar with the meritocracy
> > > > principles of Apache, and have already worked on the various source
> > > > code bases. Some of the initial committers also have experience,
> > > > undergoing the Apache incubation process. We will follow the normal
> > > > meritocracy rules also with other potential contributors.
> > > >
> > > > Community
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > The Apache MyFaces project, the Apache Trinidad podling and the
> > > > JavaServer Faces standard hold great promise. A fully Ajax-based set
> > > > of user interface components will significantly accelerate their
> > > > adoption. We strongly believe that RCF will gather significant
> > > > momentum and enough developers to build a vibrant community of users
> > > > and contributors.
> > > >
> > > > Core Developers
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > Four of the ini tial c ommitters are Oracle employees and all are
> > > > committers on the Apache Trinidad podling. One of them is a committer
> > > > at Apache MyFaces and Apache Shale. Four of the initial committers are
> > > > committers on the Apache MyFaces project. RCF was developed by Oracle
> > > > employees.
> > > >
> > > > Alignment
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > RCF aligns perfectly with Apache MyFaces, Apache Trinidad and other
> > > > ASF projects utilizing J2EE infrastructure such as Tomcat or Shale. Of
> > > > particular relevance are projects such as Geronimo, Apache libraries
> > > > like Jakarta Taglibs and Apache Maven.
> > > >
> > > > Known Risks
> > > > ==============
> > > >
> > > > Orphaned products
> > > > --------
> > > >
> > > > Most of the active developers would like to become RCF Committers or
> > > > PMC Members and have long term interest to devel op and maintain the
> > > > code.
> > > >
> > > > Inexperience with Open Source
> > > > -----------------------------
> > > >
> > > > All the initial developers have worked on open source before and many
> > > > are committers and PMC members within other Apache projects.
> > > >
> > > > Homogenous Developers
> > > > -----------------------------
> > > >
> > > > Four of the initial committers are Oracle employees. The developers
> > > > are experienced and very familiar with distributed, multi-national,
> > > > asynchronous environments. Also Oracle will most likely influence
> > > > developers across the globe to join the RCF community.
> > > >
> > > > Reliance on Salaried Developers
> > > > -----------------------------
> > > >
> > > > Some of the initial committers are salaried developers employed by
> > > > Oracle. Oracle is committed to standards and op en source and committed
> > > > to building a vibrant and diverse community around this project. The
> > > > remaining developers are individual volunteers who are passionate
> > > > about the technology. The donating company has reached out and will
> > > > continue to reach out in its effort to build a diverse community.
> > > >
> > > > Relationships with Other Apache Products
> > > > ----------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > > RCF will likely be used by a Java EE 5 (web) compliant container, like
> > > > Geronimo or Tomcat 6, requires some Apache products (Shale Test,
> > > > commons digester, commons beanutils, Trinidad, Xerces), and will
> > > > support Apache MyFaces.
> > > >
> > > > An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand
> > > > ---------------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > > All of us are familiar with Apache and we have participated in Ap ache
> > > > projects as contributors, committers, and PMC members. While we expect
> > > > the Apache brand may help attract more contributors, our interests in
> > > > starting this project is based on the factors mentioned in the
> > > > Rationale section. However, we will be sensitive to inadvertent abuse
> > > > of the Apache brand and will work with the Incubator PMC and the PRC
> > > > to ensure the brand policies are respected.
> > > >
> > > > Documentation
> > > > =============
> > > >
> > > > There isn't a documentation at the moment, but Oracle is actively
> > > > working on developing comprehensive documentation for RCF and that
> > > > documentation will be provided soon or upon availability.
> > > >
> > > > Initial Source
> > > > ==============
> > > >
> > > > The initial code base is owned by Oracle. The applicable code will be
> > > > re-licensed u nder t he Apache License 2.0. All dependencies have Apache
> >
> > > > compatible licenses. These include BSD and CDDL licensed dependencies.
> > > >
> > > > External Dependencies
> > > > ==============
> > > >
> > > > All dependencies have Apache compatible licenses. These include BSD
> > > > and CDDL licensed dependencies.
> > > >
> > > > Required Resources
> > > > ==============
> > > >
> > > > Mailing lists
> > > >
> > > > * rcf-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > > > * rcf-commits@incubator.apache.org
> > > > * rcf-private@incubator.apache.org
> > > >
> > > > Subversion Directory
> > > >
> > > > * https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/rfc
> > > >
> > > > Issue Tracking
> > > >
> > > > * JIRA RCF (RCF)
> > > >
> > > > Other Resources
> > > >
> > > > * Wiki
> > > >
> > > > Initial Committers
> > > > === ====== =========
> > > >
> > > > Name Email CLA
> > > >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > > > Adam Winer awiner at apache dot org yes
> > > > Bernd Bohmann bommel at apache dot org yes
> > > > Bruno Aranda baranda at apache dot org yes
> > > > Gabrielle Crawford gcrawford at apache dot org yes
> > > > Gerald Muellan gmuellan at apache dot org yes
> > > > Jeanne Waldman jwaldman at apache dot org yes
> > > > Martin van den Bemt mvdb at apache dot org yes
> > > > Martin Marinschek mmarinschek at apache dot org yes
> > > > Matthias Wessendorf matzew at apache dot org yes
> > > >
> > > > Affiliations
> > > > ============
> > > >
> > > > Name Affiliation
> > > > -------------------------------------------------
> > > > Adam Winer Oracle Corporation
> > > > Gabrielle Crawford Oracle Corporation
> > > > Jeanne Waldman Oracle Corpor ation
> > > > Matthias Wessendorf Oracle Corporation
> > > >
> > > > Sponsors
> > > > ========
> > > >
> > > > Champion
> > > >
> > > > * Manfred Geiler (manolito at apache dot org)
> > > >
> > > > Nominated Mentors
> > > >
> > > > * Martin van den Bemt (mvdb at apache dot org)
> > > > * ''TODO''
> > > >
> > > > Sponsoring Entity
> > > >
> > > > * ''TODO: Apache MyFaces (vote needed)''
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Matthias Wessendorf
> > > http://tinyurl.com/fmywh
> > >
> > > further stuff:
> > > blog: http://jroller.com/page/mwessendorf
> > > mail: mwessendorf-at-gmail-dot-com
>


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