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From Flavio Junqueira <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept NuttX into the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:54:23 GMT
+1 (binding)

-Flavio

> On 4 Dec 2019, at 09:46, Furkan KAMACI <furkankamaci@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> +1 (binding)
> 
> Kind Regards,
> Furkan KAMACI
> 
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 11:44 AM Duo Zhang <zhangduo@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> +1 (non-binding)
>> 
>> tison <wander4096@gmail.com> 于2019年12月4日周三 下午3:34写道:
>> 
>>> +1 (non-binding)
>>> 
>>> Best,
>>> tison.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Guangxu Cheng <guangxucheng@gmail.com> 于2019年12月4日周三 下午3:31写道:
>>> 
>>>> +1 (non-binding)
>>>> 
>>>> Regards
>>>> 
>>>> Mohammad Asif Siddiqui <asifdxtreme@apache.org> 于2019年12月4日周三
>> 下午2:57写道:
>>>> 
>>>>> +1 (binding)
>>>>> 
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Asif
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 2019/12/04 05:31:46, 俊平堵 <junping_du@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The [DISCUSS] thread on NuttX has died down.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Accordingly, I would like to call a VOTE to accept NuttX into the
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Apache Incubator.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Please cast your vote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>  [ ] +1, bring NuttX into the Incubator
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>  [ ] +0, I don't care either way
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>  [ ] -1, do not bring NuttX into the Incubator, because...
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The vote will open at least for 72 hours and only votes from the
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Incubator PMC are binding, but votes from everyone are welcome.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Abstract=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> NuttX is a mature, real-time embedded operating system (RTOS).  It
>>> has
>>>>> wide
>>>>>> usage in IoT projects, control systems, robotics, drones, and many
>>>> other
>>>>>> systems.  Unique properties of NuttX are its strict adherence to
>>>>> standards
>>>>>> and its scalability. NuttX follows the Unix standards as defined
>>>>>> by OpenGroup.org (POSIX, ANSI, and others).  This allows for a high
>>>>> degree
>>>>>> of portability. Scalability is supported through a configuration
>>> system
>>>>>> that allows NuttX to run on the smallest embedded platforms and
>>> through
>>>>>> high end single board computers.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Proposal=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> NuttX was released under a BSD 3-Clause license on February 17,
>> 2007.
>>>>> From
>>>>>> that time until now it has been managed by a single person, Gregory
>>>> Nutt.
>>>>>> The user base of NuttX has grown to probably thousands of projects
>>> and
>>>>>> perhaps a hundred active developments at any time.  The code base
>> has
>>>>> grown
>>>>>> to around 1.5 million lines of code (according to OpenHub.com).
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> NuttX has benefited from this single person management because this
>>> has
>>>>>> resulted in a consistent architecture and controlled growth.  But
>> now
>>>> it
>>>>> is
>>>>>> time to open this project to the participation of others because
>> this
>>>>>> consistent architecture assures solid future growth, and because
>> the
>>>>>> magnitude of effort required to support the RTOS exceeds the
>>> capability
>>>>> of
>>>>>> a single person, but also because users of NuttX require a stable
>>> road
>>>>> map
>>>>>> going forward that does not depend on a single person.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> For these reasons, I propose that NuttX enter the Apache Incubator
>>> as a
>>>>>> first step in opening the project to wider participation.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Initial Goals=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The initial goal will be to move the existing BSD code base to
>> Apache
>>>> and
>>>>>> integrate with the Apache development process and infrastructure.
A
>>>>> primary
>>>>>> goal of incubation will be to grow and diversify the NuttX
>> community.
>>>> We
>>>>>> will convert that code base to the Apache license during
>> incubation.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Current Status=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> As previously mentioned, NuttX is a mature, stable product in wide
>>> use
>>>> in
>>>>>> embedded products.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ==Meritocracy==
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> We value meritocracy and we understand that it is the basis for an
>>> open
>>>>>> community that encourages multiple companies and individuals to
>>>>> contribute
>>>>>> and be invested in the project’s future. We will encourage and
>>> monitor
>>>>>> participation and make sure to extend privileges and
>> responsibilities
>>>> to
>>>>>> all contributors.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Being a mature project, NuttX already has an extensive user base
>> with
>>>>> many
>>>>>> people who understand the software, who have committed hundreds of
>>>>> changes,
>>>>>> and are happy to participate in the project.  I believe that with
a
>>>>> little
>>>>>> guidance and formalization, a PMC and a large group of experienced
>>>>>> committers can quickly be established.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ==Community==
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> NuttX has a large, active community.  Communication is via a Google
>>>> group
>>>>>> at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nuttx where there are
>> 395
>>>>>> members as of this writing.  Code is currently maintained
>>>>>> at Bitbucket.org at https://bitbucket.org/nuttx/.  Other
>>>> communications
>>>>> are
>>>>>> through Bitbucket issues and also via Slack for focused,
>> interactive
>>>>>> discussions.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Keeping up with the communications, requests for help, issues, and
>>>>>> contributions is more than a full time job at this time.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ==Core Developers==
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> NuttX was initially developed by Gregory Nutt, released as an open
>>>> source
>>>>>> project on February 17, 2007, and is still under active
>> development.
>>>>> There
>>>>>> are several dozen, active, frequent contributors involved with the
>>>>> project.
>>>>>> The core OS can be considered finished at this point, but
>> development
>>>>>> continues in specialized areas of networking, IoT, cryptography,
>>> tools,
>>>>> and
>>>>>> other more specialized functions.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Alignment=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> NuttX is an original development with some small percentage of
>> ported
>>>>>> code.  It stands alone depends on no other projects.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Known Risks=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ==Orphaned Products==
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> We are committed to the future development of NuttX and understand
>>> that
>>>>>> graduation to a TLP, while preferable, is not the only positive
>>> outcome
>>>>> of
>>>>>> incubation.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Should the NuttX project be accepted by the Incubator, the
>>> prospective
>>>>> PPMC
>>>>>> would be willing to agree to a target incubation period of 2 years
>> or
>>>>> less,
>>>>>> knowing that every Incubator project incurs a certain cost in terms
>>> of
>>>>> ASF
>>>>>> infrastructure and volunteer time.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ==Inexperience with Open Source==
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> None of the initial committers are Apache members and we will need
>>> some
>>>>>> help in learning the Apache Way.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ==Salaried Developers==
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> It is expected that NuttX development will occur primarily on
>>> volunteer
>>>>>> time, after hours.  One initial committer will be paid by Xiaomi.
>> All
>>>>>> initial committers are all equally passionate about the project.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Relationships with Other Apache Products=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> There is no relationship between NuttX and any other Apache
>> Products.
>>>>>> There were discussions with the Mynewt project in the past
>> concerning
>>>> use
>>>>>> of some Mynewt IoT components within NuttX.  There is some
>>> possibility
>>>>> that
>>>>>> those conversations could continue once NuttX has Apache licensing
>> as
>>>>> well.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Required Resources=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ==Mailing lists==
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * dev@nuttx.incubator.apache.org
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * commits@nuttx.incubator.apache.org
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * private@nuttx.incubator.apache.org
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The podling may also create a user mailing list, if needed.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ==Source Control and Issue Tracking==
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> NuttX current uses the Bitbucket infrastructure for development.
>> It
>>> is
>>>>>> likely that the NuttX podling would switch to GitHub and would use
>>>>> Apache’s
>>>>>> gitbox integration to sync between GitHub and Apache
>> infrastructure.
>>>> The
>>>>>> podling would use GitHub issues and pull requests for community
>>>>> engagement.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Current Resources
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Initial source: https://bitbucket.org/nuttx/
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Wiki Page:  http://www.nuttx.org/
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Google Group:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nuttx
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The NuttX  source code in Bitbucket is currently licensed under the
>>> BSD
>>>>>> 3-clause license and the most copyrights are assigned to the
>> author,
>>>>>> Gregory Nutt. If NuttX becomes an Incubator project at the ASF, the
>>>>> project
>>>>>> will transfer the source code and trademark ownership to the Apache
>>>>>> Software Foundation via a Software Grant Agreement.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =External Dependencies=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> None.  A small number of files within NuttX follow slightly
>>> different,
>>>>> but
>>>>>> compatible licenses including BSD 2- and 4-clause, MIT, ISC, and
>>> Public
>>>>>> Domain.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Cryptography=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> NuttX has negligible cryptographic capabilities at present.  This
>> is,
>>>>>> however, and are where there will be extensive future growth.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Initial Committers=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Gregory Nutt gnutt@nuttx.org
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Xiao Xiang xiaoxiang@xiaomi.com
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Anthony Merlino anthony@vergeaero.com
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Alin Jerpelea alin.jerpelea@sony.com
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * David Sidrane david.sidrane@nscdg.com
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Alan Carvalho de Assis acassis@gmail.com
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Nathan Hartman hartman.nathan@gmail.com
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Abdelatif GUETTOUCHE abdelatif.guettouche@gmail.com
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Sponsors=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Champion and mentor: Junping Du junping_du@apache.org
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Mentor: Justin Mclean jmclean@apache.org
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Mentor: Mohammad Asif Siddiqui asifdxtreme@apache.org
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * Mentor: Flavio Paiva Junqueira fpj@apache.org
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> =Sponsoring Entity=
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> * The Apache Incubator
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> [1]
>>>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/INCUBATOR/NuttXProposal
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Junping
>>>>>> 
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