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From Daniel Gruno <humbed...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Warble into the Apache Incubator
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:45:25 GMT
+1 (binding) once more :)

With regards,
Daniel.

On 06/08/2018 09:43 AM, Chris Thistlethwaite wrote:
> Hi All (again),
> 
> I'd like to start a vote on accepting Warble into the Apache Incubator.
> 
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/1d62a2948d047cea38e6f01f92d5f138f8
> 3acd2c9d86349023fb28e4@%3Cgeneral.incubator.apache.org%3E
> 
> The ASF voting rules are described:
> 
> https://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.
> 
> This vote will run for at least 72 hours. Please VOTE as follows
> [ ] +1 Accept Warble into the Apache Incubator
> [ ] +0 Abstain.
> [ ] -1 Do not accept Warble into the Incubator
> 
> The proposal is listed below, but you can also access it on the wiki:
> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/WarbleProposal
> 
> 
> Thank you,
> Chris T.
> 
> 
> 
> = Apache Warble Proposal =
> 
> == Abstract ==
> 
>      Apache Warble is a distributed endpoint monitoring solution where
>      the agent is hosted on your own hardware. The aim of Warble is to
>      produce a more balanced and less binary view of services and
>      systems, lowering the rates of false positives while also providing
>      greater insight into possible peering issues and proactive trend
>      analysis.
>       
> ==    Proposal ==
>       
>      The goal of Warble will be to bring internal control of
>      distributed monitoring back to the end user. Warble can be used as
>      an independent service running on your own infrastructure
>      monitoring other services in your infrastructure.
>       
> ==     Background and Rationale ==
>       
>      The beginning of this project was prompted by the service
>      pingmybox.com (PMB) going end of life. This brought up
>      conversation about FOSS services that can monitor internal and
>      external services. PMB offered a unique code base to build this
>      service upon a known infrastructure.
>       
> ===    Initial Goals ===
> 
>      Bring PMB code into the ASF, refactor the client/server into
>      a more reusable structure. Further reuse of code gives us the a
>      great starting point to build a starting point.
>       
> ==    Current Status ==
>       
>      The software exists as a proprietary service. We wish to convert
>      this to a FLOSS solution.
>       
> ==    Meritocracy ==
>       
>      The initial PMC list covers new folks coming into the ASF.
>      
> ==    Community ==
>       
>      There exists a large user-base of software like Warble, as well
>      as existing users of the old propietary service. It is our hope
>      that we can convert a great deal of these to contributors and
>      testers for the new open source product.
>       
> ==    Core Developers ==
>       
>      The initial set of developers are a lot of newcomers:
> 
>      * Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
>      * Chris Thistlethwaite <christ@apache.org>
>      * Haig Didizian <haig@didizian.com>
>      * Andrew Karetas <Ajkaretas@gmail.com>
>      * Chandler Claxton <claxtonchandler@gmail.com>
>      * Luke Stevens <snevets.ekul@gmail.com>
>      * Mike Andescavage <michael.andescavage@live.com>
>      * Chris Lambertus <cml@apache.org>
>       
> ==    Known Risks ==
>      
>      There are many existing services that provide external
>      monitoring. They are well established and have large user bases.
>       
> ===    Orphaned Products ===
>       
>      The initial PMC has great interest in open source projects, though
>      no formal projects have been run.
>       
>       
> ===    Inexperience with Open Source ===
>       
>      Most of the initial PPMC members are new to the ASF and some are
>      new to open source projects. However, all are very interested in
>      giving back to the community and projects.  Having said that, there
>      are several people involved with extensive experience in the
>      Apache Way and our procedures and processes.
>       
> ===    Homogenous Developers ===
>       
>      The initial set of developers are employed by a variety of
>      companies, located across the world, and used to working on a
>      variety of distributed projects.
>       
> ===    Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>       
>      We do not expect the interest of the proposed initial PMC to be
>      directly tied to current employment, but will actively seek to
>      grow our volunteer base regardless.
>       
> ===    Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>       
>      Not much to say here. Many ASF projects make use of the proprietary
>      offering, we wish to open source it and have people engage in the
>      development of the project. There are, at present, indirect
>      relationships in that some dependencies are built on Apache
>      software, but these are generally by proxy and does not merit
>      considering Warble as a sub-project of an existing TLP.
>      
>       
> ==    Initial Source ==
>       
>      The initial task of the PMC will be assessing what we wish the
>      project to contain. The proprietary vendor is willing to donate the
>      software, but considerable rewriting and relicensing will have to
>      take place. This will likely happen in stages, with the scrapers
>      and UI being ported first, and a backend auth system being partly
>      ported/donated, and partly developed from scratch at the ASF.
>       
> ===    Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ===
>       
>      All the existing code in question (from the PMB suite) is owned by
>      Quenda IvS, and will be donated to the ASF.
>       
> ===    External Dependencies ===
>       
>      The current code base depends on incompatible licenses for
>      visualizations. We will work towards 100% compatibility with the
>      Apache License v/2.
>       
> ===    Cryptography ===
>       
>      Warble will make use of some SSL/TLS and cryptography in order to
>      transmit data between nodes and main server, however we will not
>      be incorporating any cryptography in the project code itself, but
>      rather rely on existing encryption libraries and protocols.
>       
> ==    Required Resources ==
>       
> ===    Mailing Lists ===
>       
>          private@warble.apache.org (moderated subscriptions)
>       
>          commits@warble.apache.org
>       
>          issues@warble.apache.org
>       
>          dev@warble.apache.org
>          
>          users@warble.apache.org
>       
> ===    Repositories ===
>       
>   * https://gitbox.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-warble.git
>       
> ===    Issue Tracking ===
>       
>      We will be starting with just GitHub Issues/PRs and later assess
>      the possible need for something else.
>       
> ===    Other Resources ===
>       
>      We have no other requirements at present.
>      We will require one or more VMs at some point, however, it may be
>      the case that we can get these donated by companies interested in
>      furthering the development of the project.
> 
> 
> ===    domain name: ===
>       
>          https://warble.apache.org
>       
> ==    Initial PMC ==
> 
>      * Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
>      * Chris Thistlethwaite <christ@apache.org>
>      * Haig Didizian <haig@didizian.com>
>      * Andrew Karetas <Ajkaretas@gmail.com>
>      * Chandler Claxton <claxtonchandler@gmail.com>
>      * Luke Stevens <snevets.ekul@gmail.com>
>      * Mike Andescavage <michael.andescavage@live.com>
>       
> ===    Affiliations ===
>       
>      PMC members are employees of ASF, Microsoft, Evolve Guest
>      Solutions, Revolt Consulting, and independently employed
>           
>       
> ==    Sponsors ==
>       
> ===    Champion ===
>       
>      Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
>       
> ===     Nominated Mentors ===
>       
>      Daniel Pono Takamori <pono@apache.org>
>       
> ===    Sponsoring Entity ===
> 
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