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From Christofer Dutz <christofer.d...@c-ware.de>
Subject AW: Write Access to Incubator Wiki
Date Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:19:42 GMT
Sure,

Happy to take care of that.

Chris
________________________________
Von: Dave Fisher <wave4dave@comcast.net>
Gesendet: Freitag, 1. November 2019 05:06:52
An: general@incubator.apache.org <general@incubator.apache.org>
Betreff: Re: Write Access to Incubator Wiki

Sorry I was not clear. Champions and Mentors can add the proposal to the wiki themselves.
Now that we are using Confluence and Apache LDAP granting permissions to those with Apache
IDs is easy. Those w/o it is not so easy and it adds useless sysadmin work.

If our current permission scheme makes it hard for IPMC members then that is a different problem.

Champions and mentors are here to make things easier for prospective podlings and not to add
additional administrivia. This is especially true in the Incubator.

Guiding the proposal portion of the process is the champion’s task.

Chris Dutz?!

Regards (jet lagged in Shanghai),
Dave

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 1, 2019, at 11:55 AM, Kenneth Knowles <kenn@apache.org> wrote:
>
> FWIW, though I am mentoring other podlings, I don't seem to have the
> ability to grant write permissions to others. (I double checked the
> workflow for the Beam wiki, so I know what it looks like)
>
> Kenn
>
>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 4:04 PM Dave Fisher <wave@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi -
>>
>> I’ll point out that your champion and mentors do have access and they
>> could easily do that for you.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>
>>>> On Nov 1, 2019, at 12:48 AM, Dominik Riemer <riemer@fzi.de> wrote:
>>>
>>> Thank you very much Kenn, that's awesome!
>>> I'll add you as a mentor once we got access to the wiki, afterwards I'll
>> also start a separate DISCUSS thread to discuss our proposal.
>>>
>>> Dominik
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Kenneth Knowles <kenn@apache.org>
>>> Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:49 AM
>>> To: general <general@incubator.apache.org>
>>> Subject: Re: Write Access to Incubator Wiki
>>>
>>> Cool!
>>>
>>> I see you have mentors lined up. I would love to also be involved as
>> mentor.
>>>
>>> The list of initial committers seems a little small. Browsing the commit
>> history it does seem to be dominated by just a couple of contributors. I
>> see this is acknowledged (at least implicitly) in the proposal. I expect a
>> principal challenge will be attracting diverse contributors, committers,
>> and PMC to ensure this project survives independent of any particular
>> entity (individual or corporate).
>>>
>>> Kenn
>>>
>>>> On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 1:16 PM Dominik Riemer <riemer@fzi.de> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> a short introduction to myself: My name is Dominik Riemer and I'm a
>>>> co-initiator of StreamPipes, an open source self-service toolbox for
>>>> analyzing IoT data streams. After presenting the tool at this year's
>>>> ApacheCon NA, followed by very friendly and fruitful discussions with
>>>> many people from the Apache community, we are sure that we'd like
>>>> continue the development of StreamPipes as an Apache community
>>>> project. Before we start a discussion process, I'd like to ask to get
>>>> write access to the Incubator wiki (username: riemer). An initial draft
>> of the proposal is attached below.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your help!
>>>>
>>>> Dominik
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --------------------------------
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> StreamPipes - Apache Incubator Proposal, Proposal Draft
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> == Abstract ==
>>>>
>>>> StreamPipes is a self-service (Industrial) IoT toolbox to enable
>>>> non-technical users to connect, analyze and explore (Industrial) IoT
>>>> data streams.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> = Proposal =
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The goal of StreamPipes
>>>> (www.streampipes.org<http://www.streampipes.org<http://www.streampipes.org<http://www.streampipes.org>>)
>>>> is to provide an easy-to-use toolbox for non-technical users, e.g.,
>>>> domain experts, to exploit data streams coming from (Industrial) IoT
>>>> devices. Such users are provided with an intuitive graphical user
>>>> interface with the Pipeline Editor at its core. Users are able to
>>>> graphically model processing pipelines based on data sources (streams),
>> data processors and data sinks.
>>>> Data processors and sinks are self-contained microservices, which
>>>> implement either stateful or stateless processing logic (e.g., a trend
>>>> detection or image classifier). Their processing logic is implemented
>>>> using one of several provided wrappers (we currently have wrappers for
>>>> standalone/Edge-based processing, Apache Flink, Siddhi and working
>>>> wrapper prototypes for Apache Kafka Streams and Spark, in the future
>>>> we also plan to integrate with Apache Beam). An SDK allows to easily
>>>> create new pipeline elements. Pipeline elements can be installed at
>>>> runtime. To support users in creating pipelines, an underlying
>>>> semantics-based data model enables pipeline elements to express
>>>> requirements on incoming data streams that need to be fulfilled, thus
>> reducing modeling errors.
>>>>
>>>> Data streams are integrated by using StreamPipes Connect, which allows
>>>> to connect data sources (based on standard protocols, such as MQTT,
>>>> Kafka, Pulsar, OPC-UA and further PLC4X-supported protocols) without
>>>> further programming using a graphical wizard. Additional user-faced
>>>> modules of StreamPipes are a Live dashboard to quickly explore IoT
>>>> data streams and a wizard that generates code templates for new
>>>> pipeline elements, a Pipeline Element Installer used to extend the
>> algorithm feature set at runtime.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Background ===
>>>>
>>>> StreamPipes was started in 2014 by researchers from FZI Research
>>>> Center for Information Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. The original
>>>> prototype was funded by an EU project centered around predictive
>>>> analytics for the manufacturing domain. Since then, StreamPipes was
>>>> constantly improved and extended by public funding mainly from federal
>>>> German ministries. In early 2018, the source code was officially
>> released under the Apache License 2.0.
>>>> At the same time, while we focused on bringing the research prototype
>>>> to a production-grade tool, the first companies started to use
>> StreamPipes.
>>>> Currently, the primary goal is to widen the user and developer base.
>>>> At ApacheCon NA 2019, after having talked to many people from the
>>>> Apache Community, we finally decided that we would like to bring
>>>> StreamPipes to the Apache Incubator.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Rationale ===
>>>>
>>>> The (Industrial) IoT domain is a highly relevant and emerging sector.
>>>> Currently, IoT platforms are offered by many vendors ranging from SMEs
>>>> up to large enterprises. We believe that open source alternatives are
>>>> an important cornerstone for manufacturing companies to easily adopt
>>>> data-driven decision making. From our point of view, StreamPipes fits
>>>> very well into the existing (I)IoT ecosystem within the ASF, with
>>>> projects such as Apache PLC4X focusing on connecting machine data from
>>>> PLCs, or other tools we are also using either in the core of
>>>> StreamPipes or with integrations (Apache Kafka, Apache IoTDB, Apache
>>>> Pulsar). StreamPipes itself focuses on enabling self-service IoT data
>>>> analytics for non-technical users.
>>>>
>>>> The whole StreamPipes code is currently on Github. To get a rough
>>>> estimate of the project size:
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes: Backend and core modules, ~3300 commits
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-ui: User Interface, ~1300 commits
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-pipeline-elements: ~100 Pipeline Elements (data
>>>> processors/algorithms and sinks), ~500 Commits
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-connect-adapters: ~20 Adapters to connect data, ~100
>>>> commits To achieve our goal to further extend the code base with new
>>>> features, new connectors and new algorithms and to grow both the user
>>>> and developer community, we believe that a community-driven
>>>> development process is the best way to further develop StreamPipes.
>>>> Finally, after having talked to committers from various Apache
>>>> IoT-related projects and participation in spontaneous hacking sessions
>>>> and being impressed by the collaboration among individual projects, we
>>>> decided that (from our point of view) the ASF is the ideal place to be
>> the future home of StreamPipes.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Initial Goals ===
>>>>
>>>> * Move the existing codebase to Apache
>>>>
>>>> * Fully align with Apache development- and release processes
>>>>
>>>> * Perform name search and do a thorough review of existing licenses
>>>>
>>>> * First Apache release
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Current Status ===
>>>>
>>>> ** Meritocracy **
>>>>
>>>> We are absolutely committed to strengthen StreamPipes as a real
>>>> community-driven open source project. The existing committer base is
>>>> highly motivated to foster the open source way in the industrial IoT
>>>> sector and, together with existing Apache communities focused on this
>>>> domain, provide open source tooling for Industrial IoT projects in the
>>>> same way Apache offers in the Big Data space, for instance.
>>>>
>>>> The development philosophy behind StreamPipes has always followed the
>>>> principles of meritocracy - although most committers are still active
>>>> in the project, we managed to onboard new, committed developers
>>>> regularly. 2 people, who are today core of the developer team, have
>>>> joined during the past year. Therefore, we would aim to continuously
>>>> expand the PMC and committer base based on merit.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Community **
>>>>
>>>> Since being open-sourced in 2018, the public interest in StreamPipes
>>>> has steadily grown. Several companies, mainly from the manufacturing
>>>> domain, have tested StreamPipes in form of proof-of-concept projects.
>>>> First companies have started to use StreamPipes in production. This
>>>> was due to a high number of events from meetups, research conferences,
>>>> demo sessions up to hackathons we participated or organized during the
>>>> past two years. After having generated a general interest in
>>>> StreamPipes, our next focus will be to find more committers to
>> diversify the contributor base.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Core Developers **
>>>>
>>>> The core developers of the system are Dominik Riemer, Philipp Zehnder,
>>>> Patrick Wiener and Johannes Tex. All core developers are initial
>>>> committers in the current proposal. Some former students who recently
>>>> started to work at companies and who have also worked on the project
>>>> with great commitment, will be asked to further contribute to the
>> project.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Alignment **
>>>>
>>>> StreamPipes has dependencies to a lot of existing Apache projects -
>>>> this is one reason why we think that the ASF is the best future home
>>>> for StreamPipes. The messaging layer is based on Apache Kafka (and
>>>> also Apache Pulsar as a future option), and runtime wrappers exist for
>>>> Apache Flink, Apache Spark and Apache Kafka Streams. StreamPipes
>>>> Connect already includes adapters for several Apache projects. Most
>>>> importantly, we integrate (and plan to deepen the integration) with
>>>> IIoT-focused projects such as Apache PLC4X. Also, several data sinks
>>>> exist to send messages to tools from other Apache projects (e.g.,
>> Apache Kafka, Apache Pulsar, and Apache IoTDB).
>>>> Together with these tools (and also after having talked to the core
>>>> developers after this year's ApacheCon) we are absolutely convinced
>>>> that a tight integration between these tools will strengthen the open
>>>> source IoT ecosystem.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Known Risks ===
>>>>
>>>> ** Orphaned Products **
>>>>
>>>> We don't expect the risk of an orphaned product. The initial
>>>> committers have worked on the project for years and are absolutely
>>>> committed to making this open source tool a great success. All initial
>>>> committers are committed to work on StreamPipes in their free time.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Inexperience with Open Source **
>>>>
>>>> All initial committers have years of expertise related to open source
>>>> development and understand what open source means. However, none of
>>>> the initial committers are currently committers to Apache projects,
>>>> although some have already contributed to some projects. From a
>>>> variety of events and from intensively studying Apache mailing lists,
>>>> we are sure that the Apache Way is the way we'd like the project to
>>>> move into the future. We expect to benefit from the experiences from
>>>> the ASF in building successful open source projects.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Length of Incubation **
>>>>
>>>> We are aware that incubation is a process that is focused on building
>>>> the community, learning the Apache Way and other important things such
>>>> as learning the release process and handling licensing and trademark
>> issues.
>>>> We are also aware that, although there is a steadily increasing
>>>> interest in StreamPipes, a major challenge we would need (and are
>>>> willing) to work on during the incubation phase is widening the
>>>> committer base. We look forward to that as a large developer base is
>> exactly what we are striving for.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Homogeneous Developers **
>>>>
>>>> Most current developers work for the same institution (FZI). The
>>>> motivation of all developers goes beyond their commitment to work and
>>>> all current committers work on StreamPipes in their free time.
>>>> Recently, we have received first pull requests from external
>>>> contributors and a growing interest from users and companies outside
>>>> of FZI. First manufacturing companies have already evaluated and
>>>> adopted StreamPipes. To attract external developers, we've created an
>>>> extensive documentation, have a Slack channel to quickly answer
>>>> questions, and provide help via mail. Therefore, we believe that
>>>> making the developer community more heterogeneous is not only
>> mandatory, but something that can be achieved during the next months.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Reliance on salaried developers **
>>>>
>>>> Currently, StreamPipes receives support from salaried developers,
>>>> mainly research scientists from FZI. However, all core developers
>>>> substantially work on StreamPipes in their spare time. As this has
>>>> been the case from the beginning in early 2014, it can be expected
>>>> that a substantial portion of volunteers will continue to be working
>>>> on the project and we aim at strengthening the base of non-paid
>>>> committers and paid committers of other companies. At the same time,
>>>> funding of the initial StreamPipes team is secured by public funding
>>>> for the next few years, making sure that there will be also enough
>> commitment from developers during their work time.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Relationships with other Apache products ** StreamPipes is often
>>>> compared to tools such as Node-Red and Apache Nifi. This is mainly
>>>> based on a similar UI concept (dataflow approach). Despite some
>>>> technological differences (e.g., the microservice analytics approach
>>>> vs. single-host runtime of Node-Red, the wrapper architecture and the
>>>> underlying semantics-based model), we believe the target audience
>>>> differs. We aim to collaborate with the Apache Nifi community in terms
>>>> of exchanging best practices and also integrating both projects (e.g.,
>> by building connectors).
>>>>
>>>> As mentioned above, quite a few adapters and data sinks are already
>>>> available that link to existing Apache projects.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** An excessive fascination with the Apache Brand ** Although we
>>>> recognize the Apache brand as the most visible brand in the open
>>>> source domain, the primary goal of this proposal is not to create
>>>> publicity, but to widen the developer base. We believe that successful
>>>> projects have broad and diverse communities. We expect that an Apache
>>>> project, with a clear and proven way to develop open source software,
>>>> helps in finding new committers. As the core development team has
>>>> already worked on StreamPipes for the past few years and is fully
>>>> committed to the software and its benefit for the industrial IoT
>>>> domain, we would also continue development without being an Apache
>> project.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Documentation ===
>>>>
>>>> Currently, we host a website at https://www.streampipes.org More
>>>> technical info (user + developer guide) can be found in the
>> documentation:
>>>> https://docs.streampipes.org, where users can find tutorials and
>>>> manuals on how to extend StreamPipes using the SDK.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Initial Source ===
>>>>
>>>> Currently, the following Github repositories exist, all licensed under
>>>> the Apache Software License 2.0:
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes (https://www.github.com /streampipes/streampipes, the
>>>> backend & pipeline management module)
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-ui (https://www.github.com/streampipes/streampipes-ui,
>>>> the UI module)
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-pipeline-elements (
>>>> https://www.github.com/streampipes/streampipes-pipeline-elements,
>>>> library of data processors and sinks)
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-connect-adapters (
>>>> https://www.github.com/streampipes/streampipes-connect-adapters,
>>>> StreamPipes connect adapters)
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-docs
>>>> (https://www.github.com/streampipes/streampipes-docs,
>>>> the abovementioned documentation)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Source and intellectual property submission plan === All initial
>>>> committers will sign a ICLA with the ASF. FZI, as the organizational
>>>> body that has employed the main contributors of StreamPipes, will sign
>>>> a CCLA and donate the codebase to the ASF (both subject to formal
>>>> approval). All major contributors are still active in the project.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === External Dependencies ===
>>>>
>>>> We did an initial review of all dependencies used in the various
>> projects.
>>>> No critical libraries that depend on category X licenses were found,
>>>> some minor issues have already been resolved (e.g., removing
>>>> dependencies to org.json libraries). Most external dependencies used
>>>> by the Java-based (backend, pipeline-elements and connect) modules are
>>>> licensed under the Apache License 2.0, whereas some licenses are Cat B
>>>> (e.g., CDDL). Most external dependencies the UI requires on are
>> licensed under the MIT license.
>>>>
>>>> Once we are moving to the Incubator, we would do a complete check of
>>>> all transitive dependencies. We don't expect any surprises here.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Cryptography ===
>>>>
>>>> (not applicable)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Required Resources ===
>>>>
>>>> ** Mailing Lists **
>>>>
>>>> We plan to use the following mailing lists:
>>>>
>>>> * users@streampipes.incubator.apache.org<mailto:
>>>> users@streampipes.incubator.apache.org>
>>>>
>>>> * dev@streampipes.incubator.apache.org<mailto:
>>>> dev@streampipes.incubator.apache.org>
>>>>
>>>> * private@streampipes.incubator.apache.org<mailto:
>>>> private@streampipes.incubator.apache.org>
>>>>
>>>> * commits@streampipes.incubator.apache.org<mailto:
>>>> commits@streampipes.incubator.apache.org>
>>>>
>>>> As StreamPipes is targeted to a non-technical audience, we see a
>>>> dedicated user mailing list as an important requirement to help users.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Subversion directory **
>>>>
>>>> (not applicable)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Git repositories **
>>>>
>>>> We would like to use Git for source code management and enable Github
>>>> mirroring functionality.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> As we plan to merge some of the repos described above to simplify the
>>>> release process we ask to create the following source repositories:
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes (containing backend + UI)
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-extensions (containing modules that can be dynamically
>>>> installed at runtime: pipeline elements and connect adapters)
>>>>
>>>> * streampipes-website (containing docs + website)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Issue tracking **
>>>>
>>>> JIRA ID: StreamPipes
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Initial Committers ===
>>>>
>>>> List of initial committers in alphabetical order:
>>>>
>>>> Christofer Dutz (christofer.dutz at c-ware dot de) Dominik Riemer
>>>> (dominik dot riemer at gmail dot com) Johannes Tex (tex at fzi dot de)
>>>> Patrick Wiener (wiener at fzi dot de) Philipp Zehnder (zehnder at fzi
>>>> dot de)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> === Sponsors ===
>>>>
>>>> ** Champion **
>>>>
>>>> * Christofer Dutz (christofer.dutz at c-ware dot de)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Mentors **
>>>>
>>>> * Christofer Dutz (christofer.dutz at c-ware dot de)
>>>>
>>>> * Julian Feinauer (Jfeinauer at apache dot org)
>>>>
>>>> * Justin Mclean (justin at classsoftware dot com)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ** Sponsoring Entity **
>>>>
>>>> The Apache Incubator
>>>>
>>>>
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