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From "Li,De(BDG)" <l...@baidu.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept the brpc Project into the Apache Incubator.
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:12:47 GMT
+1 (non-binding)

The brpc is very broadly used in Baidu, and I’m sure it will benefit to
many projects too.

On 2018/11/9 上午9:04, "Willem Jiang" <willem.jiang@gmail.com> wrote:

>+1(binding)
>
>Willem Jiang
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>On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 3:28 AM Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> Hi -
>>
>> This is a VOTE to accept the brpc Project into the Apache Incubator.
>>
>> It will last for at least 72 hours and will pass if at least 3 +1 IPMC
>>Votes and more IPMC Votes are +1 than -1.
>>
>> [ ] +1, accept the brpc proposal.
>> [ ] -1, reject the brpc proposal
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>
>> = brpc Proposal =
>>
>> === Abstract ===
>>
>> brpc is an industrial-grade RPC framework for building reliable and
>>high-performance services.
>>
>>
>> === Proposal ===
>>
>> We propose to contribute the brpc codebase and associated
>>artifacts(e.g. documentation etc.) to the Apache Software Foundation,
>>and aim to  build a wider open community around it in the 'Apache Way'.
>>
>> === Background ===
>>
>> The RPC framework used in Baidu before 2014 was developed at 2008 and
>>limited in protocols and performance, and there were also serveral
>>implementations focused on their own scenarios from Baidu's different
>>BU. As an infrastructural team in Baidu, we tried to build a new
>>framework to unify all RPC scenarios inside. The framework was named
>>"baidu-rpc" internally the early versions were adopted and online at
>>late 2014. The framework was rapidly iterated at 2015-2017, and
>>thousands kinds of services and almost all core services adopted it. And
>>in 2017, we opensourced it as "brpc" and hope to get more adoptions and
>>contributions from outside. At the time of opensourcing, there're more
>>than 1 million instances inside Baidu using baidu-rpc (not counting
>>clients).
>>
>>
>> === Rationale ===
>>
>> brpc has been approved inside baidu, since many high performance core
>>services are using it.
>> And since its open source, it has been adopted by several other
>>companies, including Iqiyi, Didi, Sougou, BiliBili etc.
>>
>>
>> === Current Status ===
>>
>> brpc has been an open source project on GitHub
>>(https://github.com/brpc/brpc <https://github.com/brpc/brpc>) since 2017.
>>
>> Currently it has more than 7.3k stars, 1.6k forks, and is one of the
>>most popular repositories in topic of rpc category in GitHub rpc
>>catelogy.
>> It has been widely used in Baidu, with 1,000,000+ instances and
>>thousands kinds of services.
>> Besides, many other companies have already used it also, such as Iqiyi,
>>Didi, Sougou, BiliBili etc.
>>
>>
>> === Meritocracy ===
>>
>> brpc was originally created by Ge Jun and Chen zhangyi inside baidu
>>from 2014.
>> Since its opensource in 2017, it has already followed meritocracy
>>principles.
>> It accepts multiple contributions from other companies.
>> And now, the core developers are from several different companies.
>>
>> We will follow Apache way to encourage more developers to contribute in
>>this project.
>> We know that only active and committed developers from a diverse set of
>>backgrounds
>> can make brpc a successful project.
>>
>>
>> === Community ===
>>
>> brpc has been building an active community since its open source.
>>Currently,
>> the community includes over 31 contributors.
>> The core developers of brpc are listed below.
>>
>> === Core Developers ===
>>
>>   * Ge Jun(https://github.com/jamesge <https://github.com/jamesge>
>>jge666@gmail.com <mailto:jge666@gmail.com>)
>>   * Chen Zhangyi(https://github.com/chenzhangyi
>><https://github.com/chenzhangyi> frozen.zju@gmail.com
>><mailto:frozen.zju@gmail.com>)
>>   * Jiang Rujie(https://github.com/old-bear
>><https://github.com/old-bear> jrjbear@gmail.com
>><mailto:jrjbear@gmail.com>)
>>   * Zhu Jiashun(http://github.com/zyearn <http://github.com/zyearn>
>>zhujiashun2010@gmail.com <mailto:zhujiashun2010@gmail.com>)
>>   * Wang Yao(https://github.com/ipconfigme
>><https://github.com/ipconfigme> ipconfigme@gmail.com
>><mailto:ipconfigme@gmail.com>)
>>
>> === Alignment ===
>>
>> brpc is useful for building reliable and high-performance applications.
>> Since ASF has many famous performance-related and rpc-related projects,
>> we believe that ASF is a perfect choice to help brpc project to attract
>> more developers and users as well as having more cooperation with
>>existing projects.
>>
>> === Known Risks ===
>> ==== Orphaned products ====
>>
>> Since our core developers are from different companies and many
>>companies are using it,
>> the risk of the project being abandoned is minimal.
>> For example, Baidu is extensively using it in their production
>>environment
>> and many large corporations including Iqiyi, Didi, Sougou, BiliBili use
>>it in their production applications.
>>
>> ==== Inexperience with Open Source ====
>>
>> brpc has been an active open source project for more than one year.
>> During that time, the project has attracted 30+ contributors and gained
>>a lot of attention.
>> The core developers are all active users and followers of open source.
>>
>> ==== Homogenous Developers ====
>>
>> brpc was created inside Baidu, but after brpc was open sourced, it
>>received a lot of bug fixes and enhancements from other developers not
>>working at Baidu.
>> And the core developers now are from different companies now.
>>
>> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>>
>> Baidu invested in brpc as a general rpc framework used in company
>>widely.
>> The core developers have been dedicated to this project for about four
>>years.
>> And after its open source, developers around the world have involved in.
>> Besides, we want more developers and researchers to contribute to the
>>project.
>>
>> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>>
>>
>> === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>>
>> The mission of brpc is to help developers build reliable and
>>high-performance services quickly and easily.
>> It has been widely used in production environment throughout Baidu and
>>after opensource, it has gained much attention and attracted developers
>>all over the world.
>> Apache Brand is very respected. We are very honored to have the
>>opportunity to join ASF, with the understanding that its brand policies
>>being respected.
>> And we hope Apache can help us build the ecosystem around brpc and
>>attract more developers.
>>
>> === Documentation ===
>>
>> The following links provide more information about brpc in open source:
>>
>> Codebase at Github: https://github.com/brpc/brpc
>><https://github.com/brpc/brpc>
>> Issue Tracking: https://github.com/brpc/brpc/issues
>><https://github.com/brpc/brpc/issues>
>> Overview: https://github.com/brpc/brpc/blob/master/docs/en/overview.md
>><https://github.com/brpc/brpc/blob/master/docs/en/overview.md>
>>
>>
>> === Initial Source ===
>>
>> brpc has been developed since 2014 by a team of engineers at Baidu Inc.
>> We currently use Github to maintain our source code and track issues at
>>https://github.com/brpc/brpc <https://github.com/brpc/brpc>.
>> We need to move our repository to Apache infrastructure.
>>
>>
>>
>> === Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ===
>>
>> brpc source code is available under Apache V2 license and owned by
>>Baidu.
>> We will work with the committers to get ICLAs signed. We will provide a
>>Software Grant Agreement from an authorized signer per
>>https://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant-template.pdf
>><https://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant-template.pdf>
>>
>>
>> === External Dependencies ===
>>
>> brpc has the following external dependencies.
>>
>> * Google gflags (BSD)
>> * Google protobuf (BSD)
>> * Google leveldb (BSD)
>>
>> brpc also includes third party code in the source tree.
>>
>> * https://github.com/brpc/brpc/tree/master/src/butil/third_party
>><https://github.com/brpc/brpc/tree/master/src/butil/third_party> (BSD,
>>MIT, MPL, and Public Domain)
>>
>> === Required Resources ===
>>
>> ==== Mailing List: ====
>> There are currently no mailing lists.
>> The usual mailing lists are expected to be set up when entering
>>incubation:
>>
>> * private@brpc.incubator.apache.org
>><mailto:private@brpc.incubator.apache.org>
>> * dev@brpc.incubator.apache.org <mailto:dev@brpc.incubator.apache.org>
>> * commits@brpc.incubator.apache.org
>><mailto:commits@brpc.incubator.apache.org>
>>
>> ==== Git Repositories: ====
>>
>> Upon entering incubation, we want to transfer the existing repo from
>>https://github.com/brpc/brpc <https://github.com/brpc/brpc> to Apache
>>infrastructure like https://github.com/apache/incubator-brpc
>><https://github.com/apache/incubator-brpc>.
>>
>> ==== Issue Tracking: ====
>>
>> brpc currently uses GitHub to track issues. Would like to continue to
>>do so while we discuss migration possibilities with the ASF Infra
>>committee.
>>
>> ==== URL: ====
>> Currently brpc has no dedicated website except Github homepage. In the
>>future the website url should be http://brpc.incubator.apache.org/
>><http://brpc.incubator.apache.org/> to follow apache incubator
>>conventions.
>>
>>
>> === Initial Committers ===
>>
>>   * Ge Jun(https://github.com/jamesge <https://github.com/jamesge>
>>jge666@gmail.com <mailto:jge666@gmail.com>)
>>   * Chen Zhangyi(https://github.com/chenzhangyi
>><https://github.com/chenzhangyi> frozen.zju@gmail.com
>><mailto:frozen.zju@gmail.com>)
>>   * Jiang Rujie(https://github.com/old-bear
>><https://github.com/old-bear> jrjbear@gmail.com
>><mailto:jrjbear@gmail.com>)
>>   * Zhu Jiashun(http://github.com/zyearn <http://github.com/zyearn>
>>zhujiashun2010@gmail.com <mailto:zhujiashun2010@gmail.com>)
>>   * Wang Yao(https://github.com/ipconfigme
>><https://github.com/ipconfigme> ipconfigme@gmail.com
>><mailto:ipconfigme@gmail.com>)
>>
>> === Sponsors: ===
>>
>> ==== Champion: ====
>>  * Dave Fisher
>>
>> ==== Mentors: ====
>>
>>  * Kevin A. McGrail
>>  * Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>>
>> ==== Sponsoring Entity ====
>> We are requesting the Incubator to sponsor this project.
>>
>>
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