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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Apache BeanShell in the Incubator
Date Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:02:25 GMT
+1 (binding).


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Simone Tripodi <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:23 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: [VOTE] Accept Apache BeanShell in the Incubator

>Dear ASF members,
>We would like to propose BeanShell for the incubator.
>The proposal draft is available at:
>follows below the proposal
>Open is open for at least 72h and closes approximately on May 27th at
>8:20am GMT
>[ ] +1 accept BeanShell in the Incubator
>[ ] +/-0
>[ ] -1 because (provide a reason)
>Many thanks in advance, all the best!
>= BeanShell =
>== Abstract ==
>The following proposal is about BeanShell, see JSR-274: The BeanShell
>Scripting Language implementation.
>== Proposal ==
>BeanShell is a small, free, embeddable Java source interpreter with
>object scripting language features, written in Java. BeanShell
>dynamically executes standard Java syntax and extends it with common
>scripting conveniences such as loose types, commands, and method
>closures like those in Perl and JavaScript.
>Users can use BeanShell interactively for Java experimentation and
>debugging as well as to extend your applications in new ways.
>Scripting Java lends itself to a wide variety of applications
>including rapid prototyping, user scripting extension, rules engines,
>configuration, testing, dynamic deployment, embedded systems, and even
>Java education.
>BeanShell is small and embeddable, so users can call BeanShell from
>Java applications to execute Java code dynamically at run-time or to
>provide extensibility in applications. Alternatively, users can use
>standalone BeanShell scripts to manipulate Java applications; working
>with Java objects and APIs dynamically. Since BeanShell is written in
>Java and runs in the same VM as application, users can freely pass
>references to "live" objects into scripts and return them as results.
>== Background ==
>BeanShell is a long living project born in the 2000 thanks to Patrick
>Niemeyer initial effort, who is still maintaining the project, with
>the help of Daniel Leuck and contributions voluntarily sent by users.
>== Rationale ==
>Currently there are no projects hosted by the ASF focused on providing
>JSR-274 implementation, moving the existing BeanShell project under
>the Apache umbrella would mean the ASF provides the JSR-274 reference
>= Current Status =
>== Meritocracy ==
>The historical BeanShell team believes in meritocracy and always acted
>as a community. Mailing list, open issue tracker and other
>communication channels have always been adopted since its first
>release. The adoption in a larger community, such as Apache, is the
>natural evolution for BeanShell. Moreover, the Apache standards will
>enforce the existing BeanShell community practices and will be a
>foundation for future committers involvement.
>== Core Developers ==
>In alphabetical order:
> * Daniel Leuck <dan at ikayzo dot com>,
> * Patrick Niemeyer <pat at ikayzo dot com>
> * Pedro Giffuni <pfg at apache dot org>
> * Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi at apache dot org>
>== Alignment ==
>Main aim of the project is to develop and maintain a fully flavored
>JSR-274 implementation that can be used by other Apache projects that
>need a Java  Scripting Language.
>= Known Risks =
>== Orphaned Products ==
>The increasing number of BeanShell adopters and the raising interest
>for the JSR-274 technology let us believe that there is a minimal risk
>for this work to being abandoned from the community.
>Moreover, BeanShell has been already used by the following projects for
> * Apache OpenOffice
> * Apache Maven
> * Apache JMeter
>== Inexperience with Open Source ==
>All of the committers have experience working in one or more open
>source projects inside and outside ASF.
>== Homogeneous Developers ==
>The list of initial committers are geographically distributed across
>the world with no one company being associated with a majority of the
>developers.  Many of these initial developers are experienced Apache
>committers already  and all are experienced with working in
>distributed development communities.
>== Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
>To the best of our knowledge, none of the initial committers are being
>paid to develop code for this project. BeanShell has already proven
>its capability to attract external developers.
>== Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
>A number of existing ASF projects already benefit from BeanShell
>implementation, including Apache OpenOffice, Apache Maven and Apache
>JMeter. It is hoped that members of those projects will be interested
>in contributing to and adopting this implementation.
>== An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ==
>Even if the BeanShell community recognizes the power and the
>attractiveness  of the ASF brand, we are absolutely aware of our
>already established role in the wide JSR-274 community. Furthermore,
>we are convinced that we can enthusiastically bring inside the ASF new
>and fresh energies in order to improve our visions, insights and
>knowledge about the other  projects and, most important, to have the
>possibility of enlarge our small  community with talented and
>passionate developers.
>= Documentation =
>BeanShell Documentation
> 1. BeanShell Project Homepage <>
> 2. Beanshell code hosted at Apache Extra
>BeanShell Related Specifications
> 1. JSR 274: The BeanShell Scripting Language
>= Initial Source =
>The intial source comprises code developed on
><> licensed under the Dual Licensing
>Sun Public License / Gnu Lesser Public License but the project had
>been relicensed under the Apache License v2.0 in Apache Extra
>repository (contributed under Grant from Patrick Niemeyer for
>= Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan =
>Source code will be moved from Apache Extra
><> space inside
>the SVN space of the podling.
>= External Dependencies =
>BeanShell has no external dependencies.
>= Cryptography =
>The project does not handle cryptography in any way.
>= Required Resources =
> * Mailing lists
>  * beanshell-private (with moderated subscriptions)
>  * beanshell-dev
>  * beanshell-user
>  * beanshell-commits
> * Subversion directory
>  *
> * Website
>  * Confluence (BEANSHELL)
> * Issue Tracking
>= Initial Committers =
>Names of initial committers - in alphabetical order - with current ASF
> * Daniel Leuck <dan at ikayzo dot com> (ICLA to be signed)
> * Patrick Niemeyer <pat at ikayzo dot com> (ICLA signed)
> * Pedro Giffuni <pfg at apache dot org> (Committer)
> * Peter Jodeleit <pejobo70 at gmail dot com> (ICLA signed)
> * Simone Gianni <simoneg at apache dot org> (Member)
> * Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi at apache dot org> (Member)
> * Sebastian Bazley <sebb at apache dot org> (Member)
>= Sponsors =
>== Champion ==
> * Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi at apache dot org> (Member)
>== Nominated Mentors ==
> * Sebastian Bazley <sebb at apache dot org> (Member)
> * Mohammad Nour <mnour at apache dot org> (Member)
> * Dave Fisher <wave at apache dot org> (Member)
>== Sponsoring Entity ==
> * Commons PMC <>
>= Other interested people (in alphabetical order) =
> * Andrea Pescetti <pescetti at apache dot org> (Committer)
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