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Kabuki Project Incubation Status

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise. For more general project status, look on the project website.

The Kabuki project retired on 2006-06-24


The Kabuki project is a toolkit for building rich browser-based clients using AJAX technology. The framework will consist of user interface widgets as well as infrastructure to enable communication with server-side logic.


  • 2006-06-24 Project requested to be withdrawn from incubation.
  • 2006-01-26 Project accepted for incubation in Apache.
  • 2006-01-23 Project proposal updated for final vote.
  • 2006-01-16 Call for vote.
  • 2006-01-11 Project proposal updated.
  • 2005-12-20 Project announced publicly.

Project info

Item Type Reference
Website www to be created
Website wiki to be created
Mailing list ppmc
Mailing list dev [Subscribe | Unsubscribe]
Mailing list user [Subscribe | Unsubscribe]
Mailing list commits [Subscribe | Unsubscribe]
Bug tracking bugzilla KABUKI to be created
Source code svn

Role Apache Id Name (Given Surname)
Champion rubys Sam Ruby
Mentor andyc Andy Clark
Mentor rubys Sam Ruby
Mentor pzf Paul Fremantle
Mentor sanjiva Sanjiva Weerawarana
Committer andyc Andy Clark
Committer tbd Conrad Damon
Committer tbd Ross Dargahi
Committer tbd Roland Schemers
Committer tbd Parag Shah
Committer tbd Greg Solovyev
Committer mmarinschek Martin Marinschek

Incubation status reports

  • none yet

Incubation work items

Project Setup

This is the first phase on incubation, needed to start the project at Apache. DONE.

Interim responsibility

Date Item
2006-01-26 Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can be Mentors.
....-..-.. Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
....-..-.. Give all Mentors access to all incubator SVN modules. (to be done by PMC chair)
....-..-.. Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/kabuki.html' which is generated from the XML status file.
Date Item
....-..-.. Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project.
....-..-.. Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Verify distribution rights

Date Item
....-..-.. Check and make sure that for all code included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute.
2006-02-13 Check and make sure that all source code distributed by the project is covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.

Establish a list of active committers

Date Item
....-..-.. Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
....-..-.. Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
....-..-.. Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on


Date Item
2006-02-20 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma. Done.
2006-02-18 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive Mailing lists. Done.
....-..-.. Decide about and then ask infrastructure to setup an issue tracking system (Bugzilla, Scarab, Jira).
....-..-.. Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Project specific

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These action items have to be checked for during the whole incubation process.

These items are not to be signed as done during incubation, as they may change during incubation. They are to be looked into and described in the status reports and completed in the request for incubation signoff.

Collaborative Development

  • Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project?
  • Are there three or more independent committers? (The legal definition of independent is long and boring, but basically it means that there is no binding relationship between the individuals, such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their free will as individuals, directly or indirectly.)
  • Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?
  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers?

Licensing awareness

  • Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowleged by all committers?

Project Specific

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Things to check for before voting the project out.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

  • If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
  • If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

Incubator sign-off

  • Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks?