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From Tianqi Chen <tqc...@cs.washington.edu>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept NuttX into the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:14:02 GMT
+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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