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From Alan Carvalho de Assis <acas...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept NuttX into the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:04:24 GMT
+1 (non-binding)

BR,

Alan

On 12/4/19, Abdelatif Guettouche <abdelatif.guettouche@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 (non-binding)
>
> Regards
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 5:14 PM Tianqi Chen <tqchen@cs.washington.edu>
> wrote:
>>
>> +1 (binding)
>>
>> TQ
>>
>> On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 8:40 AM David Sidrane <David.Sidrane@nscdg.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > +1 (non-binding)
>> >
>> > Thank you,
>> >
>> > David Sidrane
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: 俊平堵 [mailto:junping_du@apache.org]
>> > Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 9:32 PM
>> > To: general@incubator.apache.org
>> > Subject: [VOTE] Accept NuttX into the Apache Incubator
>> >
>> > 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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