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From Don Brown <mr...@twdata.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept WebWork 2 Merger Incubator Proposal
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2006 04:26:07 GMT
Unsurprisingly, my +1

Don

Don Brown wrote:

> http://wiki.apache.org/struts/WebWork2Incubator
>
> = PROJECT PROPOSAL =
>
> WebWork 2:  A Java web application development framework
>
> A proposal to merge the WebWork 2 community and codebase into the 
> Apache Struts project. The new codebase is slated to become Struts 
> Action 2.
>
> = RATIONALE =
>
> The members of the Apache Struts project and the members of the 
> OpenSymphony WebWork 2 project would like to work together on a 
> next-generation web application framework utilizing an action/request 
> architecture. WebWork was initially created by Rickard Oberg to 
> improve on the ideas and functionality of the Jakarta Struts 
> framework. (Now known as the Apache Struts Action framework.) Since 
> then, the WebWork community has continued to extend and refine the 
> framework's capabilities through a long series of releases, the latest 
> of which, 2.2, brings advanced Ajax, templating, and Java 5 
> capabilities to its solid WebWork 2 foundation.  While, to date, the 
> WebWork and Struts Action codebases have overlapped, recent movements 
> to bring consolidation to the web framework landscape have inspired 
> both communities to work together. Apache Struts has recently 
> reorganized our codebase into multiple subprojects, two of which, 
> Shale and Action, represent two separate but equal web frameworks. 
> Struts Shale serves the nascent JSF community, while Struts Action 
> serves the established JSP community. The WebWork 2 code would be 
> brought into the Action subproject as the 2.x branch.  The WebWork 2 
> developers are excited by the prospect of joining the ASF and 
> collaborating to solve our common need for a solid, action-based MVC2 
> web framework. 
> = CRITERIA =
>
> == Meritocracy: ==
>
> The WebWork 2 community is a healthy meritocracy with multiple 
> developers who do not share a common employer. The creator of the 
> project has already "passed the torch" to another generation of 
> developers, who earn commit privileges through their individual 
> contributions.
>
> == Community: ==
>
> The WebWork 2 community has a strong following with active mailing 
> lists and forums.
>
> https://webwork.dev.java.net/servlets/ProjectMailingListList
>
> == WebWork Developers: ==
>
> The WebWork developers includes individuals who have been with the 
> project for a very long time and individuals who have only recently 
> earned commit privileges. Contributions come steadily from all 
> segments of the community, developer and user alike. Despite being 
> used by many well-known corporations, WebWork 2 has not received any 
> direct corporate contributions.
>
> http://www.opensymphony.com/webwork/members.action
>
> == Alignment: ==
>
> WebWork and Struts Action are both action-oriented web frameworks, and 
> the basic underlying models of the two are similar in many respects. 
> Thus both projects strive to serve largely the same community of Java 
> web application developers.
>
> == License ==
>
> WebWork 2 is under the OpenSymphony 1.1 license, a modified Apache 
> Software License 1.0.
>
> * 2001-2006 http://www.opensymphony.com/webwork/license.action
>
> = AVOIDING THE WARNING SIGNS =
>
> == Orphaned products: ==
>
> WebWork 2 will form the base of Struts Action 2.0 and is under heavy 
> active development.
>
> == Inexperience with open source: ==
>
> The WebWork 2 project has been operating as a successful open source 
> project for over four years.
>
> == Homogenous developers: ==
>
> The current list of committers includes developers from several 
> different companies who are geographically dispersed. The developers 
> are experienced with working in a distributed environment, and with 
> resolving differences outside the scope of a common employer.
>
> == Reliance on salaried developers: ==
>
> WebWork does not rely on contributions from salaried developers, nor 
> have commit privileges been extended based on an individual's employer.
>
> == No ties to other ASF products: ==
>
> The heritage of WebWork yields many close ties with the Apache Struts 
> community. Many users have used one framework, then the other, and 
> have different projects in the field that use either. The WebWork 2 
> codebase also uses several Jakarta Commons libraries.
>
> == A fascination with the ASF brand: ==
>
> After several years of independence, the WebWork developers are ready 
> to work within a larger community and expose the WebWork technology to 
> a wider audience. The WebWork community is not seeking the ASF brand 
> but seeks to collaborate with like minds in the Apache Struts 
> projects. Both sets of developers are trying to solve the same 
> problems in the same way, and we feel that we can create a stronger 
> community and codebase together, than we can working independantly.
>
> = INITIAL SOURCE =
>
> The initial source comes from the WebWork 2 project, which uses CVS 
> hosted at java.net.
>
> * http://opensymphony.com/webwork/cvs.action
>
> = RESOURCES TO BE CREATED =
>
> * None. (Struts Action SVN module and build systems already exist.)
>
> = INITIAL COMMITTERS =
>
> * Jason Carreira (jcarreira at apache.org)
> * Don Brown (mrdon at apache.org)
> * Rene Gielen
> * Rainer Hermanns
> * Ted Husted (husted at apache.org)
> * Toby Jee
> * Patrick Lightbody (plightbo at apache.org)
> * Alexandru Popescu
> * Ian Roughley
> * JamesMitchell
>
> = APACHE SPONSOR =
>
> The Struts PMC has voted to accept this project upon successful 
> incubation. ('''''Proposed text; vote has not yet happened.''''')
>
> == Champion ==
>
> * Don Brown (mrdon at apache.org)
>
> == Mentors ==
>
> * Don Brown (mrdon at apache.org)
> * Martin Cooper (martinc at apache.org)
> * Ted Husted (husted at apache.org)
>
>
>
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