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From Luciano Resende <luckbr1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Marvin-AI Incubator Proposal
Date Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:37:38 GMT
Thanks for the heads up Sebastian, we will have that in mind and remove the
hyphen if that's what causes the issue (e.g. using to MarvinAI)

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:29 PM sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> A warning: there are some areas of Infra which assume that project
> names don't include hyphens.
> There is one existing project with a hyphen (Empire-db); various
> scripts have to be special-cased to handle this.
>
> It would be best not to use marvin-ai as the project id (the display
> name does not matter).
>
> On 15 August 2018 at 20:13, Luciano Resende <luckbr1975@gmail.com> wrote:
> > We would like to start a discussion on accepting Marvin-AI as an Apache
> > Incubator project.
> >
> > The proposal is available at the incubator wiki, and also copied below:
> > https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/Marvin-AI
> >
> > As part of the initial due diligence, we have done a preliminary name
> > search and the results are available on the JIRA below:
> >
> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-144
> >
> > We are also looking for two additional mentors.
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your time reviewing and providing feedback.
> >
> > ===
> >
> > = Marvin-AI =
> >
> > == Abstract ==
> >
> > Marvin-AI is an open-source artificial intelligence (AI) platform that
> > helps data scientists, prototype and productionalize complex solutions
> with
> > a scalable, low-latency, language-agnostic, and standardized architecture
> > while simplifies the process of exploration and modeling.
> >
> > == Proposal ==
> >
> > Marvin helps non-experienced developers create industry-grade AI
> > applications. It has three core components:  a development environment to
> > be used during data exploration and hypothesis validation (Toolbox), a
> > library which should be extended to create Marvin engines, and a Scala
> > application server which interprets engines (Engine Executor).
> > A basic premise of Marvin is that it should be language-agnostic, able to
> > interpret engines implemented in different programming languages.
> >
> > == Background ==
> >
> > The Marvin AI project was initiated as an internal project at B2W Digital
> > (Brazil), the largest e-commerce company in Latin America. Nowadays, it
> is
> > used by all data scientists within the B2W team. Oftentimes, data
> > scientists don't have an extensive background in software engineering,
> yet
> > are in charge of creating AI applications that need to scale to high
> > throughput and provide millisecond-level response times. At B2W, Marvin
> AI
> > plays an important role in this process, abstracting advanced software
> > engineering procedures, allowing data scientists to focus on their
> > knowledge domain.
> >
> > == Rationale ==
> >
> > With recent advances in computer architecture and a corresponding
> increase
> > in the amount of data generated by always-connected devices, AI
> algorithms
> > offer a solution to problems that have long troubled modern corporations.
> > Since AI developers come from various fields, such as statistics,
> physics,
> > and math, there exists a strong need for platforms which enable them to
> > move from prototypes to enterprise applications. Although some tools
> claim
> > to offer this service, in reality, there is no reliable open-source
> > solution.
> >
> > == Initial Goals ==
> >
> > The initial goals will most likely be to merge the existing codebase
> into a
> > single repository, migrate it to Apache, and then integrate with the
> Apache
> > development process. Furthermore, we plan for incremental development and
> > releases, as per Apache guidelines.
> >
> > == Current Status ==
> >
> > === Meritocracy ===
> >
> > Marvin already works under principles of meritocracy. Today, Marvin
> already
> > has some contributors that are part of other institutions. Although there
> > is no formal process defined to become a committer, contributors that
> make
> > major changes/improvements to the platform are naturally granted write
> > access to the repository.
> >
> >
> > === Community ===
> >
> > Acceptance into the Apache foundation would substantially boost both
> > Marvin's user and developer communities. The current community includes a
> > few experienced developers that have either academic or professional
> > experience with AI. The community is largely comprised of data scientists
> > working at B2W and other companies such as Cloudera, MIT, Qume Labs,
> > Laguro.com, and CBYK. Also, there is a  meetup group of hundreds of users
> > who meet regularly to exchange ideas about Marvin and, more generally,
> AI.
> >
> > Reference to the group: https://www.meetup.com/marvin-ai/members/
> >
> > === Core Developers ===
> >
> > The core developers for Marvin are listed in the contributor's list and
> > initial PPMC below. These lists include B2W employees, MIT students,
> UFSCAR
> > researchers, independent contributors, and some employees of other
> > companies like Cloudera, Qume Labs, Laguro.com, and CBYK.
> >
> > === Alignment ===
> >
> > The initial committers strongly believe that by being part of the Apache
> > Software Foundation, Marvin AI will be part of a comprehensive suite for
> AI
> > applications that can process big data and enable enterprises to extract
> > value from their data lakes. Also, we hope that by integrating with other
> > Apache projects such as Apache Spark, Apache Hadoop; that this will
> foster
> > additional collaboration between these projects furthering the already
> > existing integration points and expanding the community of contributors.
> >
> >
> > == Known Risks ==
> >
> > === Orphaned products ===
> >
> > Given the current maturity of Marvin and how well it has been received at
> > technical conferences, the risk of the project being abandoned is
> minimal.
> > AI is not academia-exclusive anymore, and as enterprises start to add
> > data-science pipelines to their applications, demand for Marvin will only
> > increase.
> >
> > === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> >
> > Marvin AI has been an open-source project since October 2017. The project
> > was started in a company where open-source culture is foundational. B2W
> > Digital runs the largest e-commerce in Latin America on top of
> open-source
> > projects.
> >
> > === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >
> > Marvin AI receives substantial efforts from salaried developers -- a few
> of
> > which were hired by companies to work exclusively for the project -- but
> > the majority devote "after-hours" or spare time to this project. Some
> > developers are graduate students that contribute in their free time at
> > school.
> >
> > === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> >
> > Marvin integrates with several Apache products, such as Hadoop (HDFS) and
> > Spark. Marvin shares some similar features with PredictionIO,
> specifically
> > the model application server and a design pattern that was inspired by
> the
> > DASE. Despite these similarities, Marvin is catered towards a different
> > clientele (data scientists), and for that reason, it includes many
> critical
> > features that are not provided by PredictionIO.
> >
> > === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >
> > While the ASF brand will undoubtedly help Marvin become a successful
> > project, Marvin is already gaining traction at companies around the
> globe.
> >
> > == Documentation ==
> >
> > http://www.marvin-ai.org
> >
> >
> > == Initial Source ==
> >
> > The current codebase is available at http://github.com/marvin-ai. This
> is
> > practically the same code that will be migrating to the Apache
> Foundation,
> > the notable difference being that the multiple repositories will be
> merged
> > into a single repository (if necessary).
> >
> > These are the main repositories and a very simplified explanation about
> > each one:
> >
> > '''Main repositories'''
> >
> >  * marvin-ai/marvin-python-toolbox - Data Science toolbox that helps in
> the
> > creation of new ML engines
> >  * marvin-ai/marvin-engine-executor - Component responsible for
> > interpreting, serving and managing Marvin engines
> >  * marvin-ai/marvin-public-engines - Marvin engine examples to help new
> > Marvin users to build engines
> >  * marvin-ai/marvin-platform-book - Documentation in GitHub book site
> format
> >
> > '''Secondary repositories (Experimental and Initial)'''
> >  * marvin-ai/marvin-vagrant-dev - Development environment that uses
> > VirtualBox and vagrant to non mac and Linux users;
> >  * marvin-ai/marvin-paper - Source code (latex format) of the first
> Marvin
> > paper published in PAPIS.io conference in Boston.
> >  * marvin-ai/marvin-cluster-admin - Admin module responsible to manage
> > Marvin cluster;
> >  * marvin-ai/marvin-automl - AutoML module responsible to help data
> > scientist to build machine learning models with a very simple visual
> > interface;
> >
> >
> > == External Dependencies ==
> >
> > It is very likely that all our dependencies are using either the Apache
> or
> > MIT license. Upon acceptance to the incubator, we would begin a thorough
> > analysis of all transitive dependencies to verify this fact and introduce
> > license checking into the build and release process.
> >
> > == Required Resources ==
> >
> > === Mailing lists ===
> >
> >   * private@marvin-ai.incubator.apache.org (with moderated
> subscriptions)
> >   * dev@marvin-ai.incubator.apache.org
> >   * commits@marvin-ai.incubator.apache.org
> >
> >
> > === Git Repositories ===
> >
> >   * https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-marvin-ai.git
> >
> > === Issue Tracking ===
> >
> >   * JIRA (MARVIN)
> >
> > == Initial Committers ==
> >
> >  * Lucas Bonatto Miguel <lucasbonatto@gmail.com> - Qume Labs
> (California -
> > USA)
> >  * Daniel Takabayashi <daniel.takabayashi@gmail.com> - B2W Digital (São
> > Paulo - BR) / Laguro.com (California - USA)
> >  * Bruno Piraja <bruno.piraja@b2wdigital.com> - B2W Digital (São Paulo
> - BR)
> >  * Zhang Yifei <zhang.yifei@b2wdigital.com> - B2W Digital (São Paulo -
> BR)
> >  * Harrison Wang <hwang123@mit.edu> - MIT (USA)
> >  * Brody West <brodyw@mit.edu> - MIT (USA)
> >  * Rafael Novello <rafael.novello@b2wdigital.com> - B2W Digital (São
> Paulo
> > - BR)
> >  * Willian Leite <willian.leite@cbyk.com.br> - CBYK (São Paulo - BR)
> >  * Danilo Nunes <nunesdanilo@gmail.com> - Qume Labs (California - USA)
> >  * Alan Silva <alan.silva@cloudera.com> Cloudera (USA)
> >  * Jeremy Elster <jeremy.elster@b2wdigital.com> - B2W Digital (São
> Paulo -
> > BR)
> >
> >
> > == Sponsors ==
> >
> > === Champion ===
> >
> >  * Luciano Resende - (lresende)
> >
> > === Nominated Mentors ===
> >
> >  * Luciano Resende - (lresende)
> >
> > === Sponsoring Entity ===
> > We would like to propose the Apache Incubator to sponsor this project.
> >
> > --
> > Luciano Resende
> > http://twitter.com/lresende1975
> > http://lresende.blogspot.com/
>
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Luciano Resende
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http://lresende.blogspot.com/

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