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Subject cvs commit: xml-xalan/java/xdocs/sources/xalan charter.xml bugreporting.xml
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2005 19:13:45 GMT
mcnamara    2005/07/27 12:13:45

  Added:       java/xdocs/sources/xalan charter.xml bugreporting.xml
  Updates to docs for Xalan Java 2.7.0.  These updates are part of
  XALANJ-2170 which has been reviewed by Christine Li.
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  1.1                  xml-xalan/java/xdocs/sources/xalan/charter.xml
  Index: charter.xml
  <?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>
  <!DOCTYPE s1 SYSTEM "../../style/dtd/document.dtd">
   * Copyright 2004 The Apache Software Foundation.
   * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
   * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
   * You may obtain a copy of the License at
   *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
   * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
   * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
   * WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
   * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
   * limitations under the License.
  <s1 title="Xalan Project Charter">
    <s2 title="Xalan Project Charter">
    <p>The following charter applies to all Xalan projects.</p>
    <s2 title="1 INTRODUCTION">
     <p>1.1 Apache Xalan is a collaborative software development project
        dedicated to providing robust, full-featured, commercial-quality, and
        freely available XSLT support on a wide variety of platforms. This
        project is managed in cooperation with various individuals worldwide
        (both independent and company-affiliated experts), who use the
        Internet to communicate, plan, and develop XSLT software and related
     <p>1.2 This charter briefly describes the mission, history, organization
        and processes of the project.</p>
    <s2 title="2 MISSION">
     <p>2.1 Apache Xalan exists to promote the use of XSLT. We view XSLT
        (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) as a compelling 
        paradigm that transforms XML documents, thereby facilitating the
        exchange, transformation, and presentation of knowledge. The ability
        to transform XML documents into usable information has great potential
        to improve the functionality and use of information systems. We intend
        to build freely available XSLT processing components in order to
        engender such improvements.</p>
     <p>2.2 Apache Xalan consists of a set of components that transform XML
        documents.  Where appropriate, these components plug into other XML
        components using standard APIs (formal, de facto, or proposed).  The
        components must be high performance, reliable, and easy to use.  Where
        inter-related, the components must be part of an underlying architectural
        orchestration that will allow them to work together without major
        negotiations or breakage.</p>
     <p>2.3 We believe that the best way to define this XML transformation
        architecture is by having both individuals and corporations
        collaborate on the best possible infrastructure, APIs, code, testing,
        and release cycles. Components must be vendor neutral and usable as
        core components for all.</p>
     <p>2.4 In order to achieve a coherent architecture between Apache Xalan
        components and other components and applications, standards (formal or
        de facto) will be used as much as possible for both protocols and
        APIs. Where appropriate, experiences and lessons learned will be fed
        back to standards bodies in an effort to assist in the development of 
        those standards.  We will also encourage the innovation of new
        protocols, APIs, and components in order to seed new concepts not
        yet defined by standards.</p>
    <s2 title="3 HISTORY">
     <p>3.1 This project was established under the direction of the Apache
       Software Foundation in October 2004 to facilitate joint open-source
       development.  Prior to October 2004 this project was a subproject
       of the Apache XML project.</p>
    <s2 title="4 TERMS">
     <p>4.1 The ASF Board.  The management board of the Apache Software 
     <p>4.2 The Project.  The Apache Xalan project; intended to refer to the 
        source code, website, subprojects, and community that are Apache Xalan.</p>
     <p>4.3 Subproject.  The Apache Xalan project may have subprojects; a 
        subproject is responsible for a component or application whose scope
        is well defined.</p>
     <p>4.4 Product.  Some deliverable (usually a binary or source package)
        that a subproject makes available to the public.  Subprojects may have
        multiple products.</p>
     <p>4.5 Release.  A specific version of a product.  Subprojects may have
        multiple releases of a given product.</p>
     <p>4.6 Contributor.  Anyone who makes a contribution to the development
        of the Apache Xalan project.</p>
     <p>4.7 Committer.  The Apache Xalan project has a set of committers.  
        Committers are contributors who have read/write access to the source
        code repository.</p>
     <p>4.8 PMC. The PMC (Project Management Committee) is the group of people
        that form the entity that makes decisions and controls the project.  
        Individual people or committers do not control the project.</p>
     <p>5.1 The Apache Xalan project is managed by a core group of committers 
        known as the Project Management Committee [PMC]. Subprojects, if any,
        much each have at least one representative committer on the PMC.</p>
     <p>5.2 The activities of the PMC are coordinated by the Chairperson,
        who is an officer of the corporation and reports to the Apache
        Board.  The Chairperson will, on the request of the Apache Board, 
        provide reports to the Board on issues related to the running of 
        the Apache Xalan project.</p>
     <p>5.3 The PMC has the following responsibilities:</p>
     <p>a) Accepting new subproject proposals, formally submitting these
        proposals for Apache Xalan committer vote, and creating the subproject
        (see SUBPROJECTS below).  This is done in collaboration with the 
        Incubator (see <jump href="http://incubator.apache.org">http://incubator.apache.org</jump>).</p>
     <p>b) Facilitating code or other donations by individuals or companies,
        in collaboration with the Incubator.</p>
     <p>c) Resolving license issues and other legal issues in conjunction with
        the ASF board.</p>
     <p>d) Ensuring that administrative and infrastructure work is completed.</p>
     <p>e) Facilitating relationships among projects and subprojects.</p>
     <p>f) Facilitating relationships between the Apache Xalan project and the 
        external world.</p>
     <p>g) Overseeing Apache Xalan to ensure that the mission defined in this 
        document is being fulfilled.</p>
     <p>h) Resolving conflicts within the project.</p>
     <p>i) Reporting to the ASF board (through the Chair) on the progress
        of the project.</p>
     <p>j) Propose new releases of projects or subprojects.  Such proposals pass
        if 75% of the PMC members vote in agreement.</p>   
     <p>5.4 A contributor can, at any time, nominate a committer to be on the PMC,
        by calling for a vote.  If two thirds, or more, of the active committers 
        vote in agreement then the nomination is given to the PMC.  The person
        becomes a new PMC member if 75% or more of the PMC members vote in
        agreement, with no dissenting votes among the PMC members.  This individual
        should be elected based on merit for the evolution of the project and 
        demonstration of commitment.</p>
     <p>5.5 In cases where the subproject is unable to directly provide a 
        representative on the PMC, another member of the PMC will be required to
        represent that subproject on the PMC.  This will be strongly discouraged.
        It is preferable that all subprojects have direct representation on the
     <p>5.6 At least every twelve months, or more often if directed by the ASF
        board, the PMC members will elect a Chairperson from among themselves;
        the person with the most votes from the other PMC members is recommended
        to the ASF board for the position of Chairperson, and with the ASF board's
        approval, becomes the Chairperson for the new term.</p>
     <p>5.7 Upon agreement by the Apache Board, the recommended Chairperson will,
        if they are not already, be appointed an officer of the corporation.  See
        <jump href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html">
        http://www.apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html</jump> for more information.</p>
     <p>5.8 The PMC is responsible for maintaining and updating this charter. 
        Development must follow the process outlined below, so any change to the 
        development process necessitates a change to the charter. Proposed changes
        to this charter by the PMC are passed if 75% or more of the PMC members
        approve the proposal, with no dissenting votes. However, an active Apache
        Xalan committer may challenge the change.</p>
     <p>5.9 An active Apache Xalan committer may challenge a change to this charter
        proposed by the PMC within two weeks of its proposal.  When challenged the
        proposed change is passed if within two weeks of the challenge the active
        committers approve the change with a two-thirds majority vote.</p>
     <p>5.10 The PMC ultimately makes the decisions for the project, not the individual
        people.  At any time the PMC can reject patches or other contributions to the
        project if 75% or more of the PMC members vote to reject the contribution.</p>
     <p>5.11 A PMC member may resign their membership at any time.  However, in the
        unlikely event that a member of the PMC becomes disruptive to the process,
        such as ceasing to take part in PMC votes, the PMC member may be removed from
        the PMC by a vote among the other PMC members.  The PMC member is removed if
        75% or more of the other PMC members approve the removal, with no dissenting
        votes among the other PMC members.</p>
     <p>5.12 A person remains a PMC member until he or she resigns, is removed by a
        vote from among the other PMC members, dies or is incapacitated.</p>
    <s2 title="6 SUBPROJECTS">
     <p>6.1 A subproject of the Apache Xalan project is responsible for a component

        or application whose scope is well defined.  Each subproject has its own set 
        of developers, and is responsible for approving its own committers. Apache 
        Xalan is composed of subprojects which fit into one of two categories:</p>
     <p>(a) An XSLT processor implementation in some particular programming
        language.  There may be multiple processors for a given language if
        the API's the processors support are sufficiently dissimilar.  At the
        time of writing, there is one processor for C++ and two for Java.</p>
     <p>(b) A set of components which are used in related applications and are
        tightly bound, usually through internal API's, to one (or more) of the
        processor subprojects.</p>
     <p>6.2 A new subproject proposal is submitted to the PMC, and then accepted
        by a majority Apache Xalan project active committer vote within two weeks
        after the proposal.</p>
     <p>6.3 Each subproject must have a set of requirements as well as an
        up-to-date release plan and design document on its dedicated web page.</p>
     <p>6.4 It is recommended that each subproject have a smoke-test system
        that works at least as a basic integration test.</p>
     <p>6.5 A subproject may be removed if 75% or more of the PMC members approve
        the proposal, there are no dissenting votes among the PMC members,
        and no challenges by active Apache Xalan project committers
        within two weeks after the proposal.
        A contributor may challenge the proposed removal
        of a subproject within two weeks of the proposal.
        In this case the proposed removal is passed if within two weeks of the
        challenge the active committers approve the removal with a two-thirds
        majority vote. Any subproject removal is subject to the approval of the
        ASF board.</p>
    <s2 title="7 CONTRIBUTORS">
     <p>7.1 Like all Apache projects, the Apache Xalan project is a
        meritocracy -- the more work you do, the more you are allowed to do.</p>
     <p>7.2 People who make regular and substantial contributions may become
        committers as described below. Contributions include: participating in
        mailing lists, reporting issues or bugs in issue-records in the Issue Database, 
        providing patches, and proposing changes to a product.</p>
     <p>7.3 In order to ensure that all code contained in the Apache Xalan
        project's code repository is free of licensing, intellectual property and patent
        issues, any person wishing to contribute a new feature to Apache Xalan must either
     <p>a) If contributing as an individual, sign the &quot;Individual
        Contributor License Agreement (CLA)&quot;
        (<jump href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt">http://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.txt</jump>)
        and file a copy with the Secretary of the Corporation; or </p>      
     <p>b) If making the contribution as part of their employment
        responsibilities, sign the &quot;Corporate CLA (CCLA)&quot;, 
        (<jump href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/cla-corporate.txt">http://www.apache.org/licenses/cla-corporate.txt</jump>)
        and file a copy with the Secretary of the Corporation.</p>
     <p>7.4 If the contribution in question is a small bugfix, the contributor need
        not sign a CLA, but need only provide the following information, attaching
        it to the communication containing the patch:</p>
     <p>a) Name and employer</p>
     <p>b) Are you the author of the code being contributed?</p>
     <p>c) Do you have the right to grant the copyright and patent
        licenses for the contribution that are set forth in the ASF v.2.0
        license (<jump href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0">http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0</jump>)?</p>
     <p>d) Does your employer have any rights to code that you have
        written, for example, through your contract for employment?  If
        so, has your employer given you permission to contribute the code
        on its behalf or waived its rights in the code?</p>
     <p>e) Are you aware of any third-party licenses or other
        restrictions (such as related patents or trademarks) that could
        apply to your contribution?  If so, what are they?</p>
    <s2 title="8 COMMITTERS">
     <p>8.1 The Apache Xalan project has a set of committers. If there
        are subprojects, each subproject will also have a set of committers.
        Committers are contributors who have read/write access to the source code 
        repository. New committers are added when a contributor is nominated by a 
        committer and approved by at least 50 percent of the active committers for 
        that subproject with no opposing votes.  In most cases, new committers will 
        already be participating in the development process by submitting suggestions
        and/or fixes via issue-records in the Issue Database or mailing lists.</p>
     <p>8.2 For the purposes of voting, committers will be classed as &quot;active&quot;
        &quot;inactive&quot;. Only active committers will be included in the totals
used to
        determine the success or failure of a particular vote.</p>
     <p>8.3 Committers remain active as long as they are contributing code or
        posting to the project or subproject mailing lists.  If a committers has
        neither contributed code nor posted to the mailing lists in 3
        months, a member of the PMC will e-mail the committer,
        the project or subproject development list, and the PMC mailing list
        notifying the committer that they are now in inactive status.</p>
     <p>8.4 An inactive status will not prevent a committer committing new code
        changes or posting to the mailing lists.  Either of these activities will
        automatically re-activate the committer for the purposes of voting.</p>
    <s2 title="9 INFRASTRUCTURE">
     <p>9.1 The Apache Xalan project relies on the Apache XML project
        and the Apache Infrastructure project for the following:</p>
     <p>a) Issue Database -- This is a system with issue-records,
        for tracking bugs, issues, features and requests.</p>
     <p>b) Repository -- The xalan.org.apache project has its set
        of parts that make up the software, and these parts are
        managed in a repository. Committers make changes to the source code,
        documentation and other associated parts that are stored in
        the repository. Any subproject will have its set of committers
        for its repository.</p>
     <p>c) Website -- The website <jump href="http://xml.apache.org">xml.apache.org</jump>

        will contain information about the Apache Xalan project and its subprojects,
        including documentation, downloads of releases, and this charter.</p>
     <p>d) Mailing Lists -- appropriate mailing lists will be created
        at the discretion of the PMC. Such mailing lists could
        for example include: a PMC mailing list, a general mailing list,
        project or subproject public developer mailing lists,
        project or subproject public user mailing lists.</p>
    <s2 title="10 LICENSING">
     <p>10.1 All contributions to the Apache Xalan project adhere to the &quot;Apache
        Software Foundation License, Version 2.0&quot;
        (<jump href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0">http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0</jump>).
        All further contributions, including patches, must be made under the same terms.</p>
     <p>10.2 When a committer is considering integrating a contribution
        from a contributor who has no CLA on file with the Corporation,
        it is the responsibility of the committer, in consultation with
        the PMC, to conduct due diligence on the pedigree of the
        contribution under consideration; see sections 7.3 and 7.4.  </p>
    <s2 title="11 THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS"> 
     <p>11.1 For a committer to commit a change to the MAIN branch of the
        repository an issue-record must be opened in the &quot;Issue Database&quot;
        to track the change. The status of the issue must be kept up to date.</p>
     <p>11.2 No voting is required to commit changes, but one other active 
        committer must review the changes.  Before the changes are committed, the reviewer
        must add a comment in the corresponding issue-record indicating that
        they have reviewed and approve the changes.</p>
     <p>11.3 Issue-records and reviews are not required for committing changes to
        other experimental branches (not the MAIN branch) in a repository.</p>
    <s2 title="12 VOTING">
     <p>12.1 Unless otherwise stated in this mission, votes cast on Apache Xalan
        proposals must be made within two weeks of the proposal. A challenge to
        a proposal must also be made within two weeks of the proposal. Likewise,
        votes cast on challenges must be cast within two weeks of the challenge.</p>
     <p>13.1 The Apache Xalan project should work closely with other Apache
        projects, such as Xerces and XML, to avoid redundancy
        and achieve a coherent architecture among Apache Xalan and these
  1.1                  xml-xalan/java/xdocs/sources/xalan/bugreporting.xml
  Index: bugreporting.xml
  <?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>
  <!DOCTYPE s1 SYSTEM "../../style/dtd/document.dtd">
   * Copyright 2004 The Apache Software Foundation.
   * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
   * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
   * You may obtain a copy of the License at
   *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
   * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
   * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
   * WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
   * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
   * limitations under the License.
  <s1 title="Reporting Bugs">
    <s2 title="Before you report a bug">
    <p>Before you report a bug, please, <em>read</em> the following instructions:</p>
    <li>If doubt exists whether the behaviour in question is a bug or a feature, 
        please post a message to the 
        <jump href="http://xml.apache.org/mail.html#xalan-j-users">xalan-j-users@xml.apache.org</jump>
        list for clarification.</li>
    <li>To help eliminate duplicate or invalid bug reports, please take a quick look
        bugs in JIRA to see whether the bug has been already reported and/or fixed. 
        You can also download the 
        <jump href="http://vmgump.apache.org/gump/public-jars/xml-xalan2/">latest code</jump>

        in CVS and check if you can reproduce the bug.</li>
    <li>Report bugs against the newest release.</li>
    <li>Read <jump href="http://issues.apache.org/jira">JIRA Notes</jump>.</li>
    <p>We strongly encourage you to write patches for problems you find and attach
       them to your JIRA issue. Being specific in the description of your bug report, and

       providing enough information to reproduce the bug will improve the likelihood that

       bugs, adding enhancements, and addressing outstanding design issues, we need your 
       active participation in the ongoing development of Xalan Java.</p>
    <note>If you had a bugzilla account previously, and had used it with Xalan bugzilla
          your account should be migrated to JIRA. In this case, do not create a new account,

          but use the same e-mail account name and click on "Forgot Password" on the JIRA
home page.</note>
    <s2 title="Report a bug">  
    <p>After reading the instructions above, click 
       <jump href="http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XALANJ">here</jump> to
submit a bug report.</p>

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