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From "Mike Kienenberger" <mkien...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Vote] Sponsoring Entity of RCF (was Re: [Proposal] RCF, a rich component library for JSF)
Date Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:02:05 GMT
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On 3/19/07, Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org> wrote:
> 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.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Matthias
>
> On 3/14/07, Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org> 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,
> > internationalization 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 already 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
> > --------
> >
> > 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 initial committers 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 develop 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 open 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 Apache
> > 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 under the 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 Corporation
> >    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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