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From Guangxu Cheng <guangxuch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept NuttX into the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2019 07:30:51 GMT
+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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