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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Warble into the Apache Incubator
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2018 15:09:28 GMT
+1

On 8 June 2018 at 09:45, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org> wrote:

> +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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