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From Supun Kamburugamuva <su...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept NuttX into the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2019 19:27:02 GMT
+1 (non binding)

Best,
Supun..

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 2:20 PM Anthony Merlino <anthony@vergeaero.com>
wrote:

> +1 (non-binding)
>
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 1:04 PM Alan Carvalho de Assis <acassis@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > +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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