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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Fineract into Apache Incubator
Date Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:10:09 GMT
The (binding) terminology means that the person is on the IPMC, and so
their vote is "binding" on the resulting tally. Community members not on
the IPMC are casting advisory "non-binding" votes.

The vote counter could cross-reference each vote against the IPMC roster,
but we try to help him/her out by declaring the non/binding status when
casting the vote. In this case, yours would be "+1 (non-binding)"

Cheers,
-g


On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 7:02 AM, Ishan Khanna <ishan1604@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 (binding)
>
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 6:52 AM, Hadrian Zbarcea <hzbarcea@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > +1 (binding)
> >
> > Good luck!
> > Hadrian
> >
> >
> > On 12/10/2015 04:21 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
> >
> >> I would like to call a vote on accepting the Fineract project into the
> >> Apache Incubator. The proposal is pasted below and posted at
> >> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/FineractProposal
> >>
> >> The vote will run for at least 72hrs
> >>
> >> [ ] +1 Accept Fineract into the Apache Incubator
> >> [ ] +/-0 Fine, go ahead
> >> [ ] -1 Do not accept Fineract because [your fully justified reason for
> >> objection]
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Ross
> >>
> >> = Fineract Proposal =
> >>
> >> == Abstract ==
> >>
> >> Fineract (\’fīn-,ə-ˌrakt\: A hypercube for digital financial services)
> is
> >> an open source system for core banking as a platform. Fineract provides
> a
> >> reliable, robust, and affordable solution for entrepreneurs, financial
> >> institutions, and service providers to offer financial services to the
> >> world’s 2 billion under and unbanked.
> >>
> >> == Proposal ==
> >>
> >> The aim of this proposal is to bring the Mifos X codebase and community
> >> under the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) umbrella in order to help
> >> coordinate the development effort of the growing number of organizations
> >> which contribute to it, and give it the confidence of the neutral,
> >> transparent, and open source governance policy of the ASF.
> >>
> >> The name Mifos X will remain the property of the Mifos Initiative (a US
> >> based 501(c)(3)) and will be used for a specific distribution of the
> >> Fineract code. All development efforts of the Mifos Initiative will be
> >> transferred to the Fineract project.
> >>
> >> == Background ==
> >>
> >> Mifos X is a mature and robust platform that provides loan, savings, and
> >> business management functionality based on market proofed requirements.
> The
> >> project was started in 2006 at the Grameen Foundation, initially
> creating
> >> the Generation One  solutions of Mifos 1 and Mifos 2, the industry’s
> first
> >> open source and web-based MIS, to support the Joint Liability Group
> (JLG)
> >> lending methodology created by Mohammed Yunus, which gained him and the
> >> Grameen Bank the Nobel Peace Prize for his financial work in 2006.
> >>
> >> In 2011 the independent Mifos Initiative, a 501(c)(3), was founded with
> >> two goals:
> >>   1. Create the Generation Two solution Mifos X,  an extensible
> >> API-driven platform purpose built for Financial Inclusion
> >> 2. Build and govern an open source community of users, developers, and
> >> service providers committed to using Mifos X for Financial Inclusion.
> >>
> >> Since then a worldwide community of users, partners, and volunteers has
> >> grown that utilizes, develops, and supports Mifos X. More than 40
> partners
> >> from Africa, India, China, South-East Asia and Latin America, with over
> 120
> >> deployments and 3.5 million clients, have enhanced the platform based on
> >> regional requirements and national regulatories.
> >>
> >> == Rationale ==
> >>
> >> Financial Inclusion - providing financial services to the world’s 2
> >> billion under and unbanked, enabling them to become a part of the global
> >> economy - requires an affordable, reliable, scalable, and robust
> solution.
> >>
> >> The adoption of mobile solutions and digital financial services is
> >> increasing at an incredible pace and has led to an influx of new
> >> innovators, financial institutions, and service providers into the
> >> Financial Inclusion space and into the Mifos community which is growing
> at
> >> an accelerating rate year-over-year since 2012.
> >>
> >> Our rationale for joining the ASF is that as an Apache project we can
> >> better manage the growth and governance of our community and provide the
> >> community the confidence of sustainable long-term open source
> management,
> >> which strengthens their commitment and continues the growth of our
> vibrant,
> >> diverse community, collectively innovating around a single codebase,
> >> sharing the social mission to eliminate poverty.
> >>
> >> == Initial Goals ==
> >>
> >> The initial goals of the Fineract transition under the ASF umbrella are
> >> to establish a new home for an already fully functioning project, and
> also
> >> make sure that the entire development community governs itself in the
> >> Apache Way.
> >>
> >> In addition, we will ensure:
> >> 1. All dependencies are compliant with the Apache License and the ASFs
> >> licensing policies.
> >>      a. To become compliant a refactoring of the reporting module is
> >> necessary to be able to swap out the Pentaho Reporting Engine. This work
> >> will be undertaken during incubation.
> >>   2. Ongoing development based on our collaboratively established 2016
> >> roadmap, and bring the process into the Apache Way.
> >> 3. Creating releases per Apache guidelines.
> >>
> >> == Current Status ==
> >>
> >> === Meritocracy ===
> >>
> >> We already have attributes of meritocracy embedded in our community.
> >>   * We have a developer email list which identifies active community
> >> members who then become committers .
> >> * On the user email list new features are introduced and discussed,
> >> forming the product roadmap, and prioritization is based on merit and
> need.
> >> * We have successfully graduated 13 Google Summer of Code interns, many
> >> of whom have become long-term committers and developers to the project.
> >>
> >> === Community ===
> >>
> >> There are more than a hundred developers within an active developer
> >> mailing list. We have a large and growing installed base of users
> >> (financial institutions) and a diverse eco-system of regional service
> >> partners who support and deploy Mifos in their communities, and solution
> >> partners who have built financial inclusion solutions on top of Mifos.
> The
> >> community has held three annual conferences (2012, 2013, and 2015) where
> >> the community gathers to connect implementers with developers,  sharing
> >> their knowledge to collaboratively build innovative solutions.
> >>
> >> If Fineract is accepted by the Incubator, transitioning the community to
> >> embrace the Apache Way of governance would be a primary initial goal. We
> >> will solicit major existing developers to become committers on the
> project
> >> from the beginning.
> >>
> >> === Core Developers ===
> >>
> >> The core developers are a diverse group of individuals already very
> >> experienced in open source development.
> >>
> >> Edward Cable is a co-founder of the Mifos Initiative, and has
> established
> >> the current community and governance model, Sander van der Heijden is
> the
> >> CTO of Musoni Services, one of the first companies to create a
> commercial
> >> product on top of the platform, that is completely mobile-based, and
> Markus
> >> Geiss started as a volunteer and was appointed Chief Architect this
> year.
> >>
> >> A broad base of committers around the Mifos developer team from Conflux
> >> Technologies is made up of volunteers (e.g. Michael Vorburger, Product
> >> Manager Design Studio at Temenos AG, Ishan Khanna a graduate student at
> >> Bhagwan Parshuram Institute of Technology, or Terence Monteiro, Founder
> &
> >> Director of SanJose Foundation) supporting and guiding contributors, and
> >> governing the code base.
> >>
> >> === Alignment ===
> >>
> >> Transition to ASF is a natural progression towards collaborative
> software
> >> development and commercial-friendly standard licensing. Brian Behlendorf
> >> and Zaheda Bhorat, both open source community leaders, in their role as
> >> advisors for the Mifos Initiative, helped us to establish a community
> that
> >> shares a vision based on a philosophy that is well aligned with the
> Apache
> >> Way.
> >>
> >> == Known Risks ==
> >>
> >> === Orphaned products ===
> >>
> >> The community proposing Fineract for incubation is a strong and vibrant
> >> open source project with a large installed base of users that is
> growing at
> >> an increasing rate year-over-year from 2011 through 2015. In addition to
> >> the commitment from the non-profit Mifos Initiative to move its
> development
> >> efforts to the Fineract project, the size and diversity of the
> community is
> >> a guarantee against the project being orphaned.
> >>
> >> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> >>
> >> We have managed Mifos as an open source project since inception. Every
> >> release has been open source. We have open source community processes,
> such
> >> as a developer mailing list, community conference calls, a collaborative
> >> and transparent product roadmap, and an annual developer conference
> open to
> >> all.
> >>
> >> Our leadership has extensive open source experience. Our chairman, Paul
> >> Maritz, was CEO of VMWare and CEO of Pivotal where he lead open source
> >> initiatives at both companies. At Pivotal, he championed the Spring open
> >> source framework and directed 3 Pivotal projects into Apache projects,
> >> including Geode, HAWQ, and MADlib.
> >>
> >> Our board member Dave Neary has spent 4 years with Red Hat, building
> >> their open source developer community, and is a member of the GNOME
> >> Foundation since 2004.
> >>
> >> === Homogenous Developers ===
> >>
> >> The initial group of committers is heterogeneous when it comes to
> >> corporate affiliations. The community is extremely diverse in terms of
> >> geography, the backgrounds of developers, and the diversity of roles
> they
> >> play in the community, such as users, regional support partners, and
> >> solution partners. Since its inception, the entire community has
> >> contributed to the software across a distributed and transparent
> >> infrastructure and environment.
> >>
> >> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >>
> >> Our developer community consists of a mix of salaried developers who are
> >> committed to the code base and volunteers.
> >>
> >> The salaried developers work for (i) the Mifos Initiative, a 501(c)(3)
> >> non-profit; (ii) financial institutions that use Mifos X; (iii) regional
> >> service providers committed to financial inclusion that deploy and
> support
> >> Mifos X in their communities; or (iv) solution partners that build and
> >> distribute custom solutions on top of Mifos X.
> >>
> >> We also have pure volunteers who contribute, often through hackathons
> and
> >> corporate social responsibility programs such as Benetech’s Social
> Coding 4
> >> Good, LinkedIn’s Day for Good, Google’s GoogleServe, ThoughtWorks Social
> >> Impact Program, and VMware Take 3 Sabbatical program.
> >>
> >> This diversity of roles and developers adds to the sustainability of the
> >> project.
> >>
> >> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> >>
> >> Currently we are utilizing some Apache projects, like Tomcat, POI,
> >> commons-lang, or HttpComponents, there are no additional relationships
> >> right now. In 2016 further Apache projects, like Apache OpenJPA, and
> Apache
> >> Geode, will be introduced to the project.
> >>
> >> The platform is built on top of the Spring Framework, utilizing multiple
> >> modules, like Spring Data, Spring Web, or Spring Security.
> >>
> >> === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >>
> >> While we respect the reputation of the Apache brand we see a benefit for
> >> both sides. We bring a stable and mature community with a deep rooted
> >> social mission and are able to give Fineract a solid home as an open
> source
> >> project following an established development model.
> >>
> >> == Documentation ==
> >>
> >> Information about Mifos X can be found at
> >> https://mifosforge.jira.com/wiki/display/MIFOSX/Welcome+to+Mifos+X.
> >>
> >> == Initial Source ==
> >>
> >> Initial source is available on GitHub under the MPLv2 at
> >> https://github.com/openMF/mifosx.
> >>
> >> == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
> >>
> >> The Mifos Initiative owns all copyright to all contributions and has the
> >> legal right to sign the ASF Software Grant Agreement. As soon as
> Fineract
> >> is approved to join Apache Incubator, the source code will be
> transitioned
> >> via the Software Grant Agreement onto ASF infrastructure and in turn
> made
> >> available under the Apache License, version 2.0.
> >>
> >> == External Dependencies ==
> >>
> >> || '''Vendor''' || '''Library''' || '''License''' || '''Compatible''' ||
> >> || Amazon.com, Inc. || AWS Java SDK || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Apache Software Foundation || Commons || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Apache Software Foundation || Tomcat || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Apache Software Foundation || POI || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Apache Software Foundation || HTTPClient || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Ben Fortuna || iCal4j || BSD 3-clause || yes ||
> >> || Boxfuse GmbH || Flyway DB || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Bruce Dunwiddie^1^ || JavaCSV || LGPL v2.1 || no ||
> >> || Google, Inc. || gson || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Google, Inc. || guava || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || iText Group NV || iText || MPL v1.1 || yes ||
> >> || Jayway || JsonPath || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Jayway || RESTassured || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || JUnit || JUnit || EPL v1 || yes ||
> >> || Michael Vorburger || MariaDB4J || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Oracle, Corp. || JAX-RS || CDDL v1 || yes ||
> >> || Oracle, Corp. || Jersey || CDDL v1.1 || yes ||
> >> || Oracle, Corp.^2^ || MySQL Connector/J || GPL v2 || no ||
> >> || Pentaho, Corp.^3^ || Reporting Engine || LGPL v2.1 || no ||
> >> || Pentaho, Corp.^3^ || Reporting Library || LGPL v2.1 || no ||
> >> || Pivotal Software, Inc. || Spring Boot || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Pivotal Software, Inc. || Spring Framework || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Pivotal Software, Inc. || Spring Security || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Sam Pullar || Mustache || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Square, Inc. || retrofit || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Square, Inc. || okhttp || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Stephen Colebourne || Joda-Time || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Szczepan Faber || Mockito || MIT || yes ||
> >> || Terracotta, Inc || Quartz || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> || Terracotta, Inc || Ehache || AL v2 || yes ||
> >> * ^1^ = can be removed
> >> * ^2^ = can be replaced
> >> * ^3^ = need an abstraction on our side to become replaceable
> >>
> >> == Cryptography ==
> >>
> >> The only cryptography included by the project will be via library
> >> inclusion, and will be used to encrypt stored user data on mobile
> devices
> >> and in cloud storages.
> >>
> >> == Required Resources ==
> >>
> >> === Mailing lists ===
> >>
> >> * private@fineract.incubator.apache.org (moderated subscriptions)
> >> * commits@fineract.incubator.apache.org
> >> * dev@fineract.incubator.apache.org
> >> * user@fineract.incubator.apache.org
> >>
> >> === Git Repository ===
> >>
> >> https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-fineract.git
> >>
> >> === Issue Tracking ===
> >>
> >> JIRA Project Fineract (FINERACT)
> >>
> >> === Other Resources ===
> >>
> >> * Project website (http://fineract.incubator.apache.org)
> >> * Fineract Wiki pages (
> >> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FINERACT)
> >>
> >> == Initial Committers ==
> >>
> >> ''The following list comprises the current long term committers and does
> >> not contain occasional developers.''
> >>
> >> * Vishwas Babu AJ (vishwas at confluxtechnologies dot com)
> >> * Edward Cable (edcable at mifos dot org)
> >> * Andrew Dzakpasu (andrewdzakpasu at musoni dot eu)
> >> * Markus Geiss (mgeiss at mifos dot org)
> >> * Sander van der Heijden (sander at musoni dot eu)
> >> * Ishan Khanna (ishan1604 at gmail dot com)
> >> * Myrle Krantz (mkrantz at mifos dot org)
> >> * Terence Monteiro (terence at sanjosesolutions dot in)
> >> * Adi Nayaran Raju (adi dot raju at confluxtechnologies dot com)
> >> * Gaurav Saini (gsaini at apache dot org)
> >> * Nazeer Hussain Shaik (nazeer dot shaik at confluxtechnologies dot com)
> >> * Michael Vorburger (mike at vorburger dot ch)
> >>
> >> == Affiliations ==
> >>
> >> * Vishwas Babu AJ (Conflux Technologies)
> >> * Ed Cable (The Mifos Initiative)
> >> * Andrew Dzakpasu (Musoni Systems)
> >> * Markus Geiss (The Mifos Initiative)
> >> * Sander van der Heijden (Musoni Systems)
> >> * Myrle Krantz (The Mifos Initiative)
> >> * Terence Monteiro (SanJose Foundation)
> >> * Adi Nayaran Raju (Conflux Technologies)
> >> * Nazeer Hussain Shaik (Conflux Technologies)
> >>
> >> == Sponsors ==
> >>
> >> === Champion ===
> >>
> >> Ross Gardler
> >>
> >> === Nominated Mentors ===
> >> * Ross Gardler
> >> * Roman Shaposhnik
> >> * Greg Stein
> >>
> >> === Sponsoring Entity ===
> >> Incubator PMC
> >>
> >>
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