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Subject svn commit: r810403 - in /websites/staging/flex/trunk/content: ./ flex/timeline.html
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:53:02 GMT
Author: buildbot
Date: Wed Mar 28 13:53:02 2012
New Revision: 810403

Staging update by buildbot for flex

    websites/staging/flex/trunk/content/   (props changed)

Propchange: websites/staging/flex/trunk/content/
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Modified: websites/staging/flex/trunk/content/flex/timeline.html
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+++ websites/staging/flex/trunk/content/flex/timeline.html Wed Mar 28 13:53:02 2012
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   <div id="content">
     <h1 class="title">Apache Flex Incubation Timeline</h1>
-    <h2 id="draft-timeline-of-apache-flex">DRAFT timeline of Apache Flex</h2>
-<p>The goal of this page is to document the history of Apache Flex, since Adobe decided
to donate it to
-the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).</p>
+    <h2 id="timeline-of-apache-flex-incubation">Timeline of Apache Flex incubation</h2>
+<p>The goal of this page is to document the history of the Apache Flex incubation,
starting with Adobe 
+deciding to donate it to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF).</p>
 <p>It might be useful for other similar projects, or any incubating project, as an
example of what's needed to 
 incubate at Apache. </p>
-<p>See http://incubator.apache.org for the official Incubator documentation.</p>
+<p>See <a href="http://incubator.apache.org">http://incubator.apache.org</a>
for the official Incubator documentation, and
+in particular the <a href="http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Process_Description.html">incubation
process description</a> page.</p>
+<h2 id="2012-adobe-decides-to-contribute-flex-to-the-asf">2012: Adobe decides to contribute
Flex to the ASF</h2>
+<p>The decision is made to incubate Flex at the ASF. Work starts on the incubation
proposal, on explaining
+internally what this means, on the legal/IP clearance steps required to donate the code and
on recruiting 
+initial committers who will help get the project started.</p>
 <h2 id="december-12th-2011-flex-summit">December 12th, 2011: Flex Summit</h2>
-<p>Videos of the summit are available:</p>
+<p>The <a href="http://tv.adobe.com/show/flex-community-summit-december-2011">Flex
Summit</a> is organized to make
+the Flex community aware of the upcoming changes, and to allow initial Flex committers to
sign up and network.</p>
+<p>Among the available videos, these two provide interesting insights on how Apache
projects work, by Roy Fielding,
+one of the ASF's founders:</p>
+<li><a href="http://tv.adobe.com/watch/flex-community-summit-december-2011/what-it-means-to-be-an-apache-project-part-1/">What
it means to be an Apache project, part 1</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://tv.adobe.com/watch/flex-community-summit-december-2011/what-it-means-to-be-an-apache-project-part-2/">What
it means to be an Apache project, part 2</a></li>
-<h2 id="december-19th-blog-posts-show-that-people-get-it">December 19th: blog posts
show that people get it:</h2>
-<p>People start blogging about the Flex incubation, posts like these two seem to indicate
that the
-intentions were correctly communicated:</p>
+<p>The following blog posts provide other views on the event, and show that it was
useful for the Flex community
+and for the upcoming Apache Flex project:</p>
+<li><a href="http://www.flex-tutorial.fr/2011/12/17/flex-given-to-the-apache-software-foundation-round-up-and-opportunities">Flex
given to the Apache Software Foundation – round-up and opportunities</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://www.adamflater.net/2011/12/14/apache-flex-beginning/">Huge
Adobe Partnership to Open Source Flex with Apache Software Foundation …</a></li>
-<h2 id="december-20th-incubation-proposal-submitted-and-discussed">December 20th: 
incubation proposal submitted and discussed</h2>
-<p>See http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/FlexProposal and the 
-<a href="http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201112.mbox/%3CCB14DCA2.3885F%25aharui%40adobe.com%3E">Incubator
PMC vote</a></p>
+<h2 id="december-20th-incubation-proposal-submitted">December 20th:  incubation proposal
+<p>The <a href="http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/FlexProposal">Incubation proposal</a>
is submitted
+and <a href="http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201112.mbox/%3CCB14DCA2.3885F%25aharui%40adobe.com%3E">discussed</a>
on the incubator-general mailing list, followed after a few days (once the 
+discussions dies down) by the Incubator PMC vote mentioned below.</p>
+<p>The list of incubation mentors is completed during the proposal's discussion phase,
after asking for volunteers
+when submitting the proposal.</p>
+<p>A few initial committers are also added during the discussion phase.</p>
 <h2 id="december-22nd-vote-for-anne-and-dave-as-incubator-pmc-members">December 22nd,
vote for Anne and Dave as incubator PMC members</h2>
 <p>Project mentors need to be members of the Incubator PMC, ASF members just need to
ask to get this membership.</p>
 <p>Committers who are not (yet) Apache members need to be voted in by the Incubator
PMC, which was done
 around December 22 for Anne and Dave.</p>
 <h2 id="december-27th-vote-flex-to-join-the-apache-incubator">December 27th, [VOTE]
Flex to join the Apache Incubator</h2>
-<p>TODO link</p>
-<h2 id="december-30th-vote-passes">December 30th, vote passes.</h2>
+<p>The <a href="http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201112.mbox/%3CCB14DCA2.3885F%25aharui%40adobe.com%3E">Incubator
PMC vote</a> 
+lasts at least 72 hours, after which whoever started it
+<a href="http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201112.mbox/%3CCAEWfVJmMq390Hinafg%2Bjik8VqboYG1ixe_gnz5O2bV5q5mtKPw%40mail.gmail.com%3E">tallies
+the vote for Flex passes on December 30th.</p>
 <h2 id="late-december-2011-basic-infrastructure-is-created">Late December 2011, basic
infrastructure is created</h2>
-<li>https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4260 - create mailing lists</li>
-<li>https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4262 - create JIRA instance</li>
-<p>Flex is added to http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ReportingSchedule</p>
-<p>The http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex.html page is created.</p>
-<p>People are invited to subscribe to the next Apache Flex <a href="/flex/mailing-lists.html">mailing
-<p>Those lists are added to http://flex.markmail.org for convenience, using the markmail
feedback form.</p>
-<p>Discussions start, consensus building, clarifying what the PPMC is, roadmap or not.</p>
-<h2 id="january-17th-software-grant-received">January 17th, software grant received</h2>
+<p>See for example the 
+<a href="https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4260">INFRA-4260</a> (create
mailing lists)
+<a href="https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4262">INFRA-4262</a> (create
JIRA instance)
+<p>Flex is added to the Incubator's <a href="http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ReportingSchedule">reporting
+<p>The <a href="http://incubator.apache.org/projects/flex.html">Flex incubation
status page</a> is created.</p>
+<p>People are invited to subscribe to the new Apache Flex <a href="/flex/mailing-lists.html">mailing
+<p>Those lists are added to <a href="http://flex.markmail.org">flex.markmail.org</a>
for convenience, using the markmail feedback form.</p>
+<p>Discussions and consensus building start, including clarifications about the role
of the PPMC, committers
+and community, whether to create roadmaps or just let things evolve organically, etc.</p>
+<h2 id="late-2011-and-early-2012-user-accounts">Late 2011 and early 2012: user accounts</h2>
+<p>Mentors request creation of Apache accounts for the initial committers listed in
+<a href="http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/FlexProposal">incubation proposal</a>,
after asking people which Apache ID
+they would like, avoiding collisions with <a href="http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html">existing
+<p>Initial committers, who are also PPMC members, are invited to subscribe to the Flex
private mailing list 
+(which is used for discussions about people, new committers etc. and as little as possible
besides that) and 
+made aware of the <a href="http://www.apache.org/dev/new-committers-guide.html">Apache
guide for new committers</a>.</p>
+<h2 id="january-17th-2012-software-grant-received">January 17th, 2012: software grant
 <p>Adobe's <a href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant.txt">software
grant</a> is received by the ASF's 
 secretary, the Flex code can now be imported into Apache Flex's code repository.</p>
 <h2 id="feb-16th-adobes-roadmap-for-flex">Feb 16th, Adobe's roadmap for Flex</h2>
 <p><a href="http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/whitepapers/roadmap.html">Adobe's
view of Flex and its commitments to Flex in the future</a> is
 published, helps explain how it intends to collaborate with Flex.</p>
+<h2 id="february-22nd-a-new-committer">February 22nd: a new committer</h2>
+<p>Justin Mclean is the first Flex committer to be voted in, after a short discussion
and a vote on the Flex private 
+mailing list, as per the <a href="http://incubator.apache.org/guides/ppmc.html">incubator's
+<h2 id="march-27th-mxmlc-donation-announced">March 27th: MXMLC donation announced</h2>
+<p>The legal/IP clearance work for that module is done on the Adobe side, that code
is ready to be donated.</p>
 <h2 id="todo">TODO</h2>
-<li>pointers to svn and JIRA import</li>
+<li>pointers to svn and JIRA import, JIRA issues</li>
 <li>logo contest</li>
-<li>whiteboard in svn</li>
-<li>discussions about what belongs where in the codebase</li>
+<li>whiteboard in svn, explain the idea</li>
+<li>trademark agreement</li>

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