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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject [VOTE] Move Project Yoko to Apache Geronimo and Apache CXF
Date Tue, 11 Dec 2007 03:26:16 GMT
Below is a proposal that was discussed and brought forward by the Yoko  
Community.  In a nutshell the proposal is to create a Yoko sub-project  
of Apache Geronimo for the Core ORB and to move the bindings to CXF.   
Please read the proposal below for all the detail.

This proposal was brought forward to the Apache Geronimo and Apache  
CXF communities.  Both communities have voted to accept this proposal.

Vote results from Apache Geronimo were 20 +1 votes and no 0 or -1  
votes.  17 were binding from the Geronimo PMC.
CXF Results on the CF Dev list were 13 +1 votes and 1 0 vote

I am now bringing this to the Incubator for final approval so that the  
code can be moved from Incubator to the respective receiving  
projects.  This proposal was previously sent to the IPMC for comment  
while the respective communities discussed and voted.  During that  
time there has been no comments that indicated there was an issue so I  
bring this vote back to the Incubator for finalization:

[ ] +1 Approve the below proposal and code migration to Apache  
Geronimo and CXF respectively
[ ]  0 No opinion
[ ] -1 Do not approve of the move (please provide rationale

If someone wants to comment on this thread please use the Alternate  
[DISCUSS] thread and not the vote thread.

This vote will conclude on Dec 14th at 0900 ET.

Original Proposal

The members of project yoko have been considering the future of Yoko
as a project.  There have been several milestones delivered and the
project is used by other ASF projects.   The project is not as active
as other ASF projects and it makes sense to move the code from Yoko to
other projects.  The Yoko team has the following proposal for your

Proposed Code Donation from Project Yoko to Apache CXF and Apache

The Yoko community has been successful in delivering several
milestones of the ORB implementation while in the Apache Incubator.
These milestones are used by other Apache projects (namely Geronimo
and Harmony) to support their releases.  The WebServices bindings are
dependent on CXF.  The Yoko community has decided that the Yoko
project does not have quite the momentum to carry itself as an
independent project but has sufficient value for other projects for
them to consider receiving the code and committers for that code-base
as sub-projects.  Since the code under consideration is used by Apache
Geronimo, Apache CXF and Apache Harmony the movement of the code
should continue to allow for independent releases so the code can be
easily shared with other dependent projects.

The proposed division is:

yoko-spec-corba - this is the org.omg interface classes.
rmi-spec - this is the javax.rmi spec implementation
core - This is the actual ORB implementation.
rmi-impl - This is the implementation of the RMIIIOP support.

These modules are also used by Harmony.

In addition to the code we propose that the following committers in
Apache Yoko be accepted as committers in Apache Geronimo given their
demonstration of delivering code, creating releases and functioning as
a community.  Those noted with asterisks are already Geronimo

Continued involvement with the core:

Rick McGuire *
David Jencks *
Alan Cabrera  *
Lars Kuhne
Alexey Petrenko
Darren Middleman

The remainder of the modules in Yoko are part of the webservices
support and are independent of the underlying ORB implementation.

api -- interface classes used for the web services support.
bindings -- code to implement the CORBA-Web services bindings.
tools -- tools for generation WSDL and IDL for the bindings
maven-plugin -- some maven plugins that can use the tools for
generating binding-related build artifacts.  None of the maven-plugin
code is used by the ORB.

There is also a distribution directory with some sample applications.
One set of samples demonstrates using the core ORB, the other set is
for WebServices.  We recommend that the distribution directory should
move to Apache CXF as the webservices examples use the orb samples to
bind them as web services.  Since Apache Geronimo's only use of CORBA
is for exporting EJBs, these samples are not particularly valuable for

The Yoko community did not have any committers that expressed an
interest in continuing work on these bindings.  As such, only the code
would be moving to apache CXF.

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