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From Bruno Flávio <em...@brunoflavio.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept NetBeans into the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:53:06 GMT
+1 (enthusiastic)

On Tuesday, 27 September 2016 22:30:36 WEST Ate Douma wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> Now that the discussion thread on the NetBeans Proposal has ended,
> please vote on accepting NetBeans into the Apache Incubator.
> 
> The ASF voting rules are described at:
>     http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html
> 
> A vote for accepting a new Apache Incubator podling is a majority vote
> for which only Incubator PMC member votes are binding.
> 
> Votes from other people are also welcome as an indication of peoples
> enthusiasm (or lack thereof).
> 
> Please do not use this VOTE thread for discussions.
> If needed, start a new thread instead.
> 
> This vote will run for at least 72 hours. Please VOTE as follows
> [] +1 Accept NetBeans into the Apache Incubator
> [] +0 Abstain.
> [] -1 Do not accept NetBeans into the Apache Incubator because ...
> 
> 
> The proposal is listed below, but you can also access it on the wiki:
>     https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/NetBeansProposal
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Ate.
> 
> == Abstract ==
> 
> NetBeans is an open source development environment, tooling platform, and
> application framework, used by 1.5 million individuals each month.
> 
> == Proposal ==
> Apache NetBeans will continue to focus on the areas it has focused on while
> sponsored by Sun Microsystems and Oracle. It will continue to primarily
> focus on providing tools for the Java ecosystem, while also being focused
> on tools for other ecosystems, languages and technologies, such as
> JavaScript, PHP, and C/C++. It will continue to actively support its
> community by means of mailing lists, tutorials, and documentation.
> 
> == Background ==
> NetBeans started in 1995/96 in Prague, in the Czech Republic, as a student
> project. Sun Microsystems acquired and open sourced it in 2000 and, with the
> acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in 2010, became part of Oracle.
> Throughout its history in Sun Microsystems and Oracle, NetBeans has been
> free and open source and has been leveraged by its sponsor as a mechanism
> for driving the Java ecosystem forward.
> 
> == Rationale ==
> Although NetBeans is already open source, moving it to a neutral place like
> Apache, with its strong governance model, is expected to help get more
> contributions from various organizations. For example, large companies are
> using NetBeans as an application framework to build internal or commercial
> applications and are much more likely to contribute to it once it moves to
> neutral Apache ground. At the same time, though Oracle will relinquish its
> control over NetBeans, individual contributors from Oracle are expected to
> continue contributing to NetBeans after it has been contributed to Apache,
> together with individual contributors from other organizations, as well as
> self-employed individual contributors.
> 
> == Initial Goals ==
> The initial goals of the NetBeans contribution under the Apache umbrella are
> to establish a new home for an already fully functioning project and to
> open up the governance model so as to simplify and streamline contributions
> from the community.
> 
> == Current Status ==
>      Meritocracy: NetBeans has been run by Oracle, with the majority of code
> contributions coming from Oracle. The specific reason for moving to Apache
> is to expand the diversity of contributors and to increase the level of
> meritocracy in NetBeans. Apache NetBeans will be actively seeking new
> contributors and will welcome them warmly and provide a friendly and
> productive environment for purposes of providing a development environment,
> tooling environment, and application framework.
> 
>      Community: NetBeans has approximately 1.5 million active users around
> the world, in extremely diverse structures and organizations. NetBeans is
> used by teachers and instructors at schools and universities to teach Java
> and other languages. It is used by students as an educational tool. It is
> used by large organizations who base their software on the application
> framework beneath NetBeans. It is used by web developers for creating web
> sites and by developers using a range of tools, languages, and technologies
> to be productive and efficient software developers.
> 
>      Core Developers: The core developers will come from a range of
> organizations, including Oracle, which will continue its investment in
> NetBeans.
> 
>      Alignment: The application framework is the basis of a range of mission
> critical scientific software at large organizations in defense, aerospace,
> logistics, and research, such as at Boeing, Airbus Defense and Space, NASA,
> and NATO.
> 
> == Known Risks ==
>      Orphaned Products: The community proposing NetBeans for incubation is
> strong and vibrant. The size and diversity of the community is a guarantee
> against the project being orphaned.
> 
>      Inexperience with Open Source: NetBeans has been free and open source
> since the early days of its sponsorship by Sun Microsystems. Though some in
> the NetBeans community may have worked on Apache projects, the majority who
> haven't are well versed in the principles of open source.
> 
>      Homogenous Developers: Individual contributors from Oracle and other
> initial committer organizations will contribute code to NetBeans in Apache,
> while at the same time individuals from other organizations will actively
> be sought to be added to the project. The aim of the move to Apache is
> precisely to open up the governance model, hence the desire to build up an
> extremely heterogeneous developer base is strong. For example, several
> organizations are very heavily invested in the NetBeans application
> framework, having based their software suites on top of it, hence there
> will be a significant interest to make available individual contributors
> from these organizations, which tend to be large and well established in
> the software industry. Also, including and beyond these organizations, the
> NetBeans community around the world is extremely diverse and heterogenous
> in relation to geography and backgrounds of developers.
> 
>      Reliance on Salaried Developers: Most of the contributors are
> anticipated to be paid to work on projects in the Java ecosystem. Others
> will come from organizations where they are paid to work with other
> languages and technologies, such as JavaScript, PHP, and C/C++. However,
> since Java skills are needed to develop most parts of NetBeans, it is
> unlikely that the developers will go very far outside the Java ecosystem.
> 
>      Relationships with Other Apache Products: Many Apache projects have
> been supported by tooling in NetBeans over the years, such as Apache Ant
> and Apache Maven. A number of Apache projects are used by NetBeans, such as
> Apache Commons and friends.
> 
>      An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand: NetBeans has a strong
> brand of its own. Though the stability of the Apache ecosystem is
> attractive, the reason for this proposal is simply to be part of the
> neutral development sharing ecosystem that Apache makes available.
> 
> == Documentation ==
> See https://netbeans.org/kb/index.html for an extensive portal to all the
> documentation.
> 
> == Initial Source ==
> The initial source is in Mercurial at hg.netbeans.org and will be moved,
> with assistance from Apache infra team, to Apache Git.
> 
> == Source and IP Submission Plan ==
> NetBeans is dual licensed, CDDL + GPL v2 with Classpath Exception. Upon
> entering Apache, the NetBeans license will be migrated to the current
> Apache License.
> 
> == Trademarks ==
> Oracle owns trademark registrations for the NetBeans mark in the U.S. and
> EU, and would donate those, including the name "NetBeans" and the
> "netbeans.org" domain, to the Apache Foundation, along with other
> artifacts, including the U.S. copyright registrations related to NetBeans.
> The trademark and copyright transfers would be detailed in separate
> documents.
> 
> == External Dependencies ==
> NetBeans is a large project with multiple dependencies and some changes may
> be needed during incubation to comply with Apache requirements.
> 
> https://netbeans.org/downloads/licence/8.1/nb81-THIRDPARTYLICENSE.txt
> 
> Identifying which dependencies are core and non-core will be needed as part
> of the process in meeting Apache requirements about third-party
> dependencies. (L)GPL (and possibly other) based dependencies and usages
> will need to be reviewed, and solved, as Apache does not allow (L)GPL
> dependencies, although these concerns can be resolved during incubation,
> and are not upfront blockers.
> 
> == Required Resources ==
> 
>   * Mailing Lists: dev, user, committs, and private @netbeans.apache.org
>   * Wiki
>   * Website
>   * Source Control: Git
>   * Issue Tracking
>   * Release Infrastructure - Hudson/Jenkins, etc
> 
> === Specific Infrastructure Requests ===
> 
>   * SIR01 Migration of large existing Mercurial repository to Apache Git
>   * SIR02 Migration of internal Oracle release infrastructure to Apache
>     infrastructure
>   * SIR04 Migration of website and related content management system to
> Apache infrastructure
>   * SIR05 Evaluation and identification of other NetBeans infrastructure to
> be migrated to Apache infastructures
> 
> SIR03 was initially mentioned as the migration of plugins.netbeans.org to
> Apache infrastructure but after discussing the proposal we have decided to
> remove that goal for now.
> The plugins service will eventually have to migrate, but that can happen
> separately from the project incubation process.
> 
> == Initial Committers ==
> 
> Below is the initial list of individual contributors, while more individual
> contributors will be added during incubation.
> 
> ASF members with a specific interest in the project are welcome to request
> being added to this list of initial committers.
> 
> After the project has been accepted and started in the incubator, additional
> committers can join, as usual, based upon their merit in the project.
> 
> *Bold* means that there has already been code contributed to NetBeans, while
> those without bold means that the contributor has an intention to
> contribute to Apache NetBeans while not having done so before. That does
> not mean that those in bold are better or worse, just that they'll be able
> to get started more quickly in Apache NetBeans since they've worked with
> the NetBeans source code before.
> 
> Note: Some of the individual contributors listed below belong in multiple
> different categories, e.g., NetBeans Dream Team members are often NetBeans
> plugin developers too, etc, while some of those in the NetBeans Platform
> customers category are also NetBeans Dream Team members, etc.
> 
>   * Individual contributors from the NetBeans team at Oracle.
>    1. *Dusan Balek*
>    2. *Jaroslav Havlin*
>    3. *Jiri Kovalsky*
>    4. *Jiri Prox*
>    5. *Jiri Sedlacek*
>    6. *Jiri Skrivanek*
>    7. *Libor Fischmeister*
>    8. *Martin Balin*
>    9. *Martin Entlicher*
>   10. *Miloslav Metelka*
>   11. *Milutin Kristofic*
>   12. *Ondrej Vrabec*
>   13. *Petr Gebauer*
>   14. *Petr Hejl*
>   15. *Petr Pisl*
>   16. *Svatopluk Dedic*
>   17. *Tomas Hurka*
>   18. *Tomas Mysik*
>   19. *Tomas Stupka*
>   20. *Tomas Zezula*
> 
>   * Individual contributors from the Oracle Developer Studio team at Oracle.
> 1. *Alexander Simon*
>    2. *Danila Sergeyev*
>    3. *Dmitry Zharkov*
>    4. Don Kretsch
>    5. *Ilia Gromov*
>    6. Liang Chen
>    7. *Maria Dalmatova*
>    8. *Petr Kudriavtsev*
>    9. *Vladimir Kvashin*
>   10. *Vladimir Voskresensky*
> 
>   * Individual contributors from the Oracle JET team at Oracle.
>    1. *Geertjan Wielenga*
>    2. *John Brock*
> 
>   * Individual contributors from the Oracle Labs team at Oracle.
>    1. *Jaroslav Tulach*
>    2. Thomas Wuerthinger
> 
>   * Individual contributors from the Java Platform Group at Oracle.
>    1. *Jan Lahoda*
> 
>   * Individual contributors from NetBeans Platform customers.
>    1. Sven Reimers (Airbus Defence and Space)
>    2. Martin Klaehn (Airbus Defence and Space)
>    3. Florian Vogler (Airbus Defence and Space)
>    4. Jörg Michelberger (Airbus Defence and Space)
>    5. Norman Fomferra (European Space Agency)
>    6. Marco Peters (European Space Agency)
>    7. Tonio Fincke (European Space Agency)
>    8. Mike Kelly (US DOD)
>    9. Timon Veenstra (Corizon BV)
>   10. Kendrik Veenstra (Corizon BV)
>   11. Francesco Perez Duran (Corizon BV)
>   11. Christian Stolz (Janitza)
>   13. Ernest Lotter (Institute of Mine Seismology)
>   14. Neil C. Smith (Praxis LIVE)
>   15. Valentin Buergel (Simtec Buergel AG)
>   16. Stephen Cumminger (Sonideft)
>   17. Steven Yi (blue)
>   18. Henry Arousell (Björn Lundén Information AB)
>   19. Thomas Boqvist (Björn Lundén Information AB)
>   20. Zoran Sevarac (University of Belgrade)
> 
>   * Individual contributors from ex-Sun and ex-Oracle employees.
>    1. James Gosling (Liquid Robotics)
>    2. Mike Duigou (Liquid Robotics)
>    3. *Jesse Glick*
>    4. *Milos Kleint* (Atlassian)
>    5. *Radim Kubacki* (currently NBAndroid.org)
>    6. *Ralph Benjamin Ruijs* (ex refactoring guru from NetBeans team, now at
> Rockstars IT)
>    7. *Tim Boudreau* (ex window system guru from NetBeans team)
>    8. *Viktor Lapitsky* (dev/deployment/debug)
> 
>   * Individual contributors from NetBeans Dream Team.
>    1. Aljoscha Rittner (ETable/Outline component features)
>    2. Andreas Stefik (accessibility features)
>    3. *Anton Epple* (DukeScript plugin from Dukehoff)
>    4. Aristides Villareal (documentation, testing)
>    5. *Benno Markiewicz* (various independent plugins)
>    6. Bruno Souza (SouJava)
>    7. Christian Lenz (website redesigner and more)
>    8. Constantin Drabo (testing, quality control)
>    9. David Heffelfinger (documentation in Java EE area)
>   10. *Emilian Bold* (various plugins from Joseki Bold SRL)
>   11. Hermien Pellissier (documentation, testing)
>   12. Ivar Grimstad (JPA Modeler and MVC tooling)
>   13. Josh Juneau (documentation, testing, MVC tooling)
>   14. Kirk Pepperdine (jClarity)
>   15. Johan Vos (Gluon plugin from Gluon)
>   16. Jose Pereda (Gluon plugin from Gluon)
>   17. John Kostaras (documentation, testing)
>   18. Liang Ding (Chinese translator)
>   19. Mark Stephens (JavaFX PDF viewer plugin from IDR Solutions)
>   20. Martijn Verburg (jClarity)
>   21. Michael Nascimento Santos (Improving CEO, working on refactoring
> tools) 22. Michael Mueller
>   23. Michel Graciano (tests, documentation)
>   24. Tushar Joshi (various plugins, documentation, testing)
>   25. *Wade Chandler* (Independent, working on Groovy support)
>   26. Zoran Sevarac (plugins for teaching/education)
> 
>   * Individual contributors from NetBeans plugin developers.
>    1. Georgia Ingham (JavaFX PDF viewer plugin from IDR Solutions)
>    2. *Emmanuel Hugonnet* (WildFly plugin from Red Hat)
>    3. Shai Almog (Codename One plugin from Codename One)
>    4. Steve Hannah (Codename One plugin from Codename One)
>    5. Attila Kelemen (independent Gradle plugin)
>    6. Denis Anisimov (Vaadin plugin from Vaadin)
>    7. Gaurav Gupta (independent JPA Modeler plugin)
>    8. Junichi Yamamoto (PHP-related plugins)
>    9. Bruno Flavio (Groovy/Grails-related code)
>   10. Leonardo Loch Zanivan (JSHint)
>   11. Mattias Blaesing (various plugins)
> 
>   * Miscellaneous
>    1. Anuradha Gunasekara (Maven tools)
>    2. Steve Millidge (Payara Services)
>    3. Andrew Pielage (Payara Services)
>    4. Gui Chulin (translation)
>    5. Yi Zhao (translation)
>    6. Liyuan Li (translation)
>    7. CunHui Lin (translation)
>    8. Lei Cao (translation)
> 
> == Sponsors ==
> 
> === Champion ===
> 
>   * Bertrand Delacretaz
> 
> === Mentors ===
> 
>   * Bertrand Delacretaz
>   * Emmanuel Lécharny
>   * Ate Douma
>   * Mark Struberg
>   * Jim Jagielski
>   * Daniel Gruno
> 
> === Sponsoring Entity ===
>   * The Apache Incubator
> 
> 
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