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From Carlos Santana <csantan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Donation of ibm-functions/composer to Apache OpenWhisk
Date Sun, 30 Sep 2018 20:18:19 GMT
This is great move to make it part of Apache

I propose we follow normal review process with a PR review to make sure
code and files meet the requirements and evaluate any dependencies licenses

 — Carlos


On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 8:20 AM Rodric Rabbah <rodric@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks you Felix. There are five contributors.
>
> Of those, the four contributors from IBM already have Apache CLAs on file:
> Olivier Tardieu, Nick Mitchell, Kerry Chang and Rodric Rabbah.
>
> There is one commit - a small typo fix to documentation -
> https://github.com/ibm-functions/composer/pull/23/files from a
> contributor without an Apache CLA (Travis Cox).
>
> -r
>
> > On Sep 29, 2018, at 4:04 AM, Felix Meschberger
> <fmeschbe@adobe.com.INVALID> wrote:
> >
> > Really great news, indeed.
> >
> > I don‘t want to crush the party, but doesn‘t this have to go through the
> proper IP clearance [1] ? On the on hand OpenWhisk still is incubating but
> on the other hand this seems to be a substantial piece of code not part of
> the initial onboarding.
> >
> > @Mentors, please advise.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Felix
> >
> > [1] https://incubator.apache.org/guides/ip_clearance.html
> >
> > Von meinem iPad gesendet
> >
> > Am 29.09.2018 um 03:09 schrieb rex f <aug2uag@gmail.com<mailto:
> aug2uag@gmail.com>>:
> >
> > Thank you Oliver and team at IBM research. This looks fun to play with.
> >
> > - rex fatahi, phd
> >
> > On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 4:57 PM Olivier Tardieu <tardieu@us.ibm.com
> <mailto:tardieu@us.ibm.com>> wrote:
> >
> > Here is some context about composer.
> >
> > Composer is a Javascript library to make it easy to author conductor
> > actions and build serverless micro services by composing OpenWhisk
> > actions. For now Composer is available at
> > https://github.com/ibm-functions/composer. There you will find not only
> > the code and documentation for Composer but also tutorials, videos, blog
> > posts, etc. Composer is also distributed as an npm package:
> > https://www.npmjs.com/package/@ibm-functions/composer/.
> >
> > Conductor actions have been part of OpenWhisk since February 2018 (
> > https://github.com/apache/incubator-openwhisk/pull/3202). Like
> sequences,
> > conductor actions make it possible to chain the invocation of multiple
> > actions, but unlike sequences the length and components of the chain may
> > be decided at run time. In particular, conductor actions may implement
> > conditional, loops, and handle errors (whereas sequences abort on
> errors).
> > Conductor actions are documented in
> >
> >
> https://github.com/apache/incubator-openwhisk/blob/master/docs/conductors.md
> > .
> >
> > While conductor actions are powerful, writing conductor action code can
> be
> > tedious. The Composer library dramatically simplifies the task of writing
> > conductor actions. Conditional control flow for instance may be expressed
> > as follows:
> >
> > composer.if(?authenticateRequest?, ?processRequest?, ?rejectRequest?)
> >
> > In this example, a first action validates a request, then if the request
> > is admissible it forwards the request to a second action named
> > processRequest. If not, it invokes the rejectRequest action instead. The
> > Composer library automatically synthesizes the code of a conductor action
> > that implements this flow of control. processRequest may be implemented
> in
> > Javascript, rejectRequest in Python, and authenticateRequest may come
> from
> > a third-party. There is no restriction on what the composed actions can
> > be.
> >
> > The development of Composer actually predates conductor actions by almost
> > a year. We (IBM Research) open sourced the first Composer library in
> > October 2017. We later developed conductor actions as a low-level,
> > language-independent runtime mechanism to dynamically chain action
> > invocations and rewrote Composer (v2) to take advantage of conductor
> > actions.
> >
> > Today?s Composer is a Javascript library focused on building sequential
> > compositions of actions. But we don?t intend to stop there. In
> particular,
> > we are already working on Composer for Python and on parallel
> composition.
> > We think that Composer will be an important asset for OpenWhisk and, with
> > the help of the community, we hope to accelerate its development.
> >
> > You can always find me on the OpenWhisk dev list or on slack.
> >
> > Olivier
> >
> >
> >
> > From:   "David P Grove" <groved@us.ibm.com<mailto:groved@us.ibm.com>>
> > To:     dev@openwhisk.apache.org<mailto:dev@openwhisk.apache.org>
> > Date:   09/28/2018 12:56 PM
> > Subject:        Donation of ibm-functions/composer to Apache OpenWhisk
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > IBM Research would like to donate the Composer code in
> > ibm-functions/composer to the Apache OpenWhisk incubator project.  The
> > code
> > is already open source under the Apache 2.0 license.
> >
> > Unless there are objections raised here on the dev list, I will plan to
> > submit the infra tickets on Monday to create an
> > apache/incubator-openwhisk-composer git repo, enable Travis on it, etc.
> > and
> > we will migrate the code next week.
> >
> > --dave
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
-- 
Carlos Santana
<csantana23@gmail.com>

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