Re: Projects

Henry Vera

To follow-up on Rob's email.  The TAC just had our first meeting where one of the orders of business was an initial review of the project lifecycle and project contribution proposal template document, used when proposing a projects for admittance to the ASWF.  It is being made available via Google Docs for editing.  This is very much a work-in-progress and we have decided to proceed using the proposed document for openEXR, OCIO and OpenVDB, as well as trialling using JIRA to track submissions.  This will allow us to start getting these projects moved over to the foundation and flesh-out the process.

The process currently being discussed (as of an hour ago) consisted of.
  • Providing information on the ASWF website on how to propose a project for consideration for adoption
  • To propose a project, a project contribution proposal document must be filled out and submitted to the main aswf list.
  • A JIRA ticket will be created to track the process of the submission
  • The project can be submitted for either incubation or adoption.  The difference being the maturity of the project and it's conformance to criteria that will be defined and communicated by the ASWF
  • The submitters will meet with the TAC to discuss their project
  • The TAC will review the submission and vote whether to put the proposal forward to the Governance Board
All of the above are in very early stages of discussion and I would suggest that anyone considering submitting a project wait until we have fleshed out the process a bit more and officially communicated the steps required.

As we know there is a lot of interest in the ASWF, the TAC is looking to meet fairly frequently (weekly, tbd) to make progress on these and other issues.

Hopefully, this sheds a bit more light on what is happening.

Henry Vera.

From: rob@...
To: main@...
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 11:27:31 PM
Subject: Re: [ASWF] Projects

Hi Jordan,

  Thanks for writing and your interest. One of the first items of business for the new ASWF will be to create the "project submission process". This will allow new and existing projects to be submitted to the ASWF, allow them to be evaluated to insure they are a fit into the mission and resources, and then accepted into the ASWF. Our conversations to date have been around some critical existing projects for the media business whose maintainers have expressed interest. Projects like OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and OpenVDB have been discussed so far. There are a lot more, but the ASWF will have to evaluate each to make sure the resources to host the community are in place to take on more projects.

  To get some background on how the Linux Foundation generally approaches project submissions, you might like reading this presentation by Chris Aniszczyk ( Each organization under the LF (of which ASWF is one) specifies their own submission process so the ASWF may have some customization, but I think those slides provide some good background.

  Hope that help.


Rob Bredow


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