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From Woonsan Ko <woon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept APISIX into Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:28:24 GMT
+1 (binding)

Good luck!

Woonsan

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 5:55 PM Ming <moonbingbing@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> After the discussion of APISIX proposal
> (discussion thread:
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/aada574d5fe8e9cf246f213f3915aebb2afa710607676c2af5d5eb73@%3Cgeneral.incubator.apache.org%3E),
> I would like to call a VOTE to accept it into the Apache Incubator.
>
> Please cast your vote:
>
>   [ ] +1, bring APISIX into Incubator
>   [ ] +0, I don't care either way
>   [ ] -1, do not bring APISIX into Incubator, because...
>
> The vote will open at least for 72 hours and only votes from the Incubator
> PMC are binding.
>
> = APISIX Proposal =
>
> == Abstract ==
>
> APISIX is a cloud-native microservices API gateway, delivering the
> ultimate performance, security,
> open source and scalable platform for all your APIs and microservices.
>
> APISIX is based on OpenResty and etcd, and has dynamic routing and
> plug-in hot loading,
>  which is especially suitable for API management under micro-service system.
>
> == Proposal ==
>
> The goal of this proposal is to bring the existing APISIX
> <https://github.com/iresty/apisix> codebase and existing developers
> and community
> into the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in order to build a global,
> diverse and self-governed open source community in API gateway field.
>
> Zhiliu is submitting this proposal to donate the APISIX sources code
> and associated artifacts
> (documentation, web site content, wiki, etc.) to the Apache Software
> Foundation Incubator under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
>
> These artifacts are currently available on GitHub at
> https://github.com/iresty/apisix and include:
>     - APISIX: The Cloud-Native Microservices API gateway.
>     - APISIX-dashboard: The dashboard for APISIX API gateway.
>
> == Background ==
>
> Mircro-service and Cloud Native architecture are becoming more and more popular,
> traditional monolithic applications are being replaced by microservices.
> This also brings more challenges for API gateways, not only handling
> north-south traffic,
> but also handling east-west traffic between microservices,
> and need to ensure high concurrency and very low latency at the same time.
>
> APISIX was open sourced on Github in in June 2019.
> At first, APISIX needs to interact directly with etcd to modify the
> configuration of routes and plugins.
> After we opened on the GitHub, the community gives the feedbacks about
> high level API and built-in dashboard.
> So in 0.6 version, APISIX provided REST admin API and dashboard to
> control the API gateway.
> Since then more and more contributors have joined in, and more plugins
> and features provided.
>
> == Rationale ==
>
> APISIX acts as an entry point for business traffic and plays an
> important role in the current system.
>  Making traffic more secure and faster to process is the ultimate goal
> of APISIX.
>
> APISIX includes these primary parts:
>     - Provide the core of the API gateway, including various
> processing of requests and responses, dynamic upstream and dynamic SSL
> certificates,
>     upstream active and passive health checks, etc. The core does not
> bind APISIX, other projects can be used directly.
>     - Provide the plug-in hot plugging mechanism based on the core, to
> support gRPC transcoding,
>      identity authentication, rate limiting, OpenTracing etc. And
> provide a plugin development library,
>       users can easily write their own plugins.
>     - Provide the admin API and dashboard to operate the API gateway,
>     and also support updating with the yaml configuration file, which
> is friendly for Kubernetes.
>
> There is a strong need for an open, easy-to-use microservice API
> gateway to help developers
>  reduce duplication of code development and better manage APIs.
> We believe that by moving to Apache it will help us work in a more
> global and open way.
> Under Apache’s strong governance and existing processes, hope is also
> to make APISIX more reliable and encourage more developers to
> participate,
>  as is crucial for API gateway.
>
> == Current Status ==
>
> === Meritocracy ===
>
> APISIX was created in April 2019 and opened on github on June 6, 2019.
> The project now has contributors and users from a dozen companies;
> we have set up the PMC Team and Committer Team. New contributors are
> guided and reviewed by existed PMC members.
> When they are ready, PMC will start a vote to promote him/her to
> become a member of PMC or Committer Team,
> see the votes for Committer:
> https://github.com/iresty/apisix/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=label%3Avote.
> Contributions are always welcomed and highly valued.
> A lot of energy is allocated to ensure help to all wishing to contribute.
>
> === Community ===
>
> APISIX has been building an active community since its open source,
> and hosted meetup in 5 different cities in China.
> Currently, the community includes over 22 contributors, and we already
> have a user group of more than 500 people.
>
> APISIX’s contributors, who can provide employer information, are from
> iresty.com, meizu.com, weibo.com, ke.com, fansup.mobi,
> which also provide many important feedbacks from their actual scenarios.
>
> We hope to grow the base of contributors by inviting all those who
> offer contributions through The Apache Way.
> Right now, we make use of github as code hosting as well as gitter for
> community communication.
>
> APISIX will seek more developers and user communities during incubation.
>
> === Core Developers ===
>
> The core developers, including experienced open source developers and
> team leaders, have formed a group full of diversity.
>     - Committer Team members:
> https://github.com/iresty/Organization/blob/master/README.md#committer-team
>
> == Known Risks ==
>
> === Orphaned products ===
>
> The contributors and community cooperation brings the project from a
> small concept into a real microservices API gateway,
> and APISIX is widely adopted in China by some companies and organizations
> <https://github.com/iresty/apisix/issues/487>.
> The core developers of APISIX team already work full time on this project.
> There is very little risk of APISIX getting orphaned as at least one
> large company (ke.com) is widely using it in their production,
> handling more than 100 million user requests per day.
>
> APISIX has four major releases, 22 contributors, been forked nearly 150 times,
> and received 380 pull requests from contributors, which further
> demonstrates APISIX as a very active project.
> We also plan to extend and diversify this community further through Apache.
>
> Thus, it is very unlikely that APISIX becomes orphaned.
>
> === Inexperience with Open Source ===
>
> The members of PMC are the founders of the OpenResty community, a
> nd already have experience working with open source communities,
> they are also active in OpenResty <https://github.com/openresty>, Kong
> <https://github.com/Kong> and other projects.
> At the same time, we will learn more open source experiences by
> following the Apache way in our incubator journey.
>
> Therefore, we believe we have enough experience to deal with open source.
>
> === Homogenous Developers ===
>
> The current core developers work across a variety of organizations
> including Meizu,
> ke.com, dasouche.com, Weibo and fansup.mobi; some individual
> developers are accepted as core developers
> of APISIX as well. Considering that qianxin.com and aispeech.com have
> shown great interest in APISIX,
> we plan to encourage them to contribute and invite them as
> contributors to work together.
>
> === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
>
> Most members of the PMC and Committer Team, are paid by their
> employers to contribute to this project.
> APISIX itself and the API gateway are very attractive and important
> for every company the contributors work in,
> and they have no reason to stop them. Contributions and new committers
> are expected.
> And we will make efforts to increase the diversity of the contributors.
>
> === Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
>
> APISIX already support Apache Skywalking as one of the APM services,
> and will proxy for Apache dubbo and Apache brpc. Also we are
> considering integrates Apache Zookeeper as one of the
> service registration/discovery mechanisms.
>
> === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
>
> We acknowledge the value and reputation that the Apache brand will
> bring to APISIX.
> However, we prefer that the community provided by the Apache Software
> Foundation will enable the project
>  to achieve long-term stable development.
> So APISIX is proposing to enter incubation at Apache in order to help
> efforts to diversify the community,
> not so much to capitalize on the Apache brand.
>
> == Documentation ==
>
> A complete set of APISIX documentations is provided on github in both
> English and Simplified Chinese.
>
>     - English <https://github.com/iresty/apisix/blob/master/README.md>
>     - Chinese <https://github.com/iresty/apisix/blob/master/README_CN.md>
>
> == Initial Source ==
>
> The project consists of two distinct codebases: the server and the dashboard.
> These have existed as separate git repositories.
>
>     - https://github.com/iresty/apisix
>     - https://github.com/iresty/apisix_dashboard
>
> == Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
>
> As soon as APISIX is approved to join Apache Incubator, zhiliu will
> provide the Software Grant Agreement(SGA)
>  and initial committers will submit ICLA(s).
> The code is already licensed under the Apache Software License, version 2.0.
>
> == External Dependencies ==
>
> As all backend code dependencies are managed using Luarocks
>  <https://github.com/iresty/apisix/blob/master/rockspec/apisix-dev-1.0-0.rockspec>,
> none of the external libraries need to be packaged in a source distribution.
>
> All of dependencies have Apache compatible licenses,and the detail as follows:
>
> Dependency License Comments
>
> lua-resty-session       BSD 2-clause
> lua-resty-http  BSD 2-clause
> lua-resty-balancer      BSD 2-clause
> lua-resty-template      BSD 3-clause
> lua-resty-cookie        BSD 3-clause
> lua-resty-etcd  Apache-2.0
> lua-resty-ngxvar        Apache-2.0
> lua-resty-openidc       Apache-2.0
> lua-resty-healthcheck-iresty    Apache-2.0
> lua-resty-jwt   Apache-2.0
> opentracing-openresty   Apache-2.0
> lua-resty-radixtree     Apache-2.0
> lua-resty-iputils       MIT
> lua-protobuf    MIT
> lua-resty-jit-uuid      MIT
> lua-tinyyaml    MIT
> lua-rapidjson   MIT
> luafilesystem   MIT
> iresty-nginx-lua-prometheus     MIT
>
> As all front-end dashboard dependencies are managed using NPM
> <https://github.com/iresty/apisix_dashboard/blob/master/package.json>,
> none of the external libraries need to be packaged in a source distribution.
>
> All of dependencies have Apache compatible licenses,and the detail as follows:
>
> Dependency License Comments
>
> fuse.js         Apache-2.0
> echarts         Apache-2.0
> axios   MIT
> element-ui      MIT
> js-cookie       MIT
> normalize.css   MIT
> nprogress       MIT
> path-to-regexp  MIT
> register-service-worker         MIT
> screenfull      MIT
> uuid    MIT
> vue     MIT
> vue-class-component     MIT
> vue-count-to    MIT
> vue-i18n        MIT
> vue-property-decorator  MIT
> vue-router      MIT
> vue-svgicon     MIT
> vuex    MIT
> vuex-class      MIT
> vuex-module-decorators  MIT
>
> == Required Resources ==
>
> === Git Repositories ===
>
>     - https://github.com/iresty/apisix.git
>     - https://github.com/iresty/apisix_dashboard.git
>
> === Issue Tracking ===
>
> The community would like to continue using GitHub Issues.
>
> === Continuous Integration tool ===
>
> Travis CI
>
> === Mailing Lists ===
>
>     - APISIX-dev: for development discussions
>     - APISIX-private: for PPMC discussions
>     - APISIX-notifications: for users notifications
>
> == Initial Committers ==
>
>     - Ming Wen(moonbingbing@gmail.com)
>     - Yuansheng Wang(membphis@gmail.com)
>     - Zhiyuan Ju(jjzhiyuan@gmail.com)
>     - Junxu Chen(4061470@qq.com)
>     - Yong Li(chnliyong@hotmail.com)
>     - Suo Zhang(coolsoul0551@qq.com)
>     - Ke Tang(itangke1990@gmail.com)
>     - Chunlin Wu(linsir@live.com)
>     - Lang Wang(gk.wl@qq.com)
>     - Hui Li(794089112@qq.com)
>     - Zhiyong Li(lizhiyong4360@gmail.com)
>     - Jinchao Shuai(shuaijinchao@gmail.com)
>
> == Affiliations ==
>
>     - zhiliu: Ming Wen, Yuansheng Wang
>     - Meizu: Junxu Chen
>     - Dasouche: Yong Li
>     - Individuals: Zhiyuan Ju
>     - Yanhuang Online: Suo Zhang
>     - GangRong Tech: Ke Tang
>     - Axinfu: Chunlin Wu
>     - Learnta: Lang Wang
>     - Tencent: Hui Li
>     - Zero tone Tech: Zhiyong Li
>     - TAL Education: Jinchao Shuai
>
> == Sponsors ==
>
> === Champion ===
>
>     - Willem Ning Jiang, ningjiang@apache.org
>
> === Mentors ===
>
>     - Willem Ning Jiang, ningjiang@apache.org
>     - Justin Mclean, jmclean@apache.org
>     - Kevin Ratnasekera, djkevincr1989@gmail.com
>     - Gosling Von, fengjia10@gmail.com
>
> === Sponsoring Entity ===
>
> We are expecting the Apache Incubator could sponsor this project.

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