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1. General Information
Contributor (Company, Organization or individual name(s)):
Existing OSS Project? (Yes/No):
Source Code URL:
Project Homepage URL (if different):
Project Transfer Signatories:
Please provide a brief statement about your project in terms that are understandable to the target consumer of the library or project, i.e. an elevator pitch for the project:
Marten gives developers a multi-paradigm framework for modelling, storing and querying data on PostgreSQL. Making use of the battle hardened database engine, Marten transparently exposes the JSON(B) capabilities of PostgreSQL for managing objects and events alike, requiring no ceremony to enable friction-less development. Marten is your object (document) and event store, with bells and whistles attached, be it CRUD, Event Sourcing or anything between.
Please provide a 1 sentence (<140 character) summary of your to help users when searching the .NET Foundation projects
3. Project Governance
Please complete this section about who will be maintaining the open source project and how it will run.
Which individuals have commit / write access to the repository, what is their GitHub ID and who is their employer (if contributions are on behalf of an employer)
Jeremy D. Miller https://github.com/jeremydmiller
Babu Annamalai https://github.com/mysticmind
Oskar Dudycz https://github.com/oskardudycz
Joona-Pekka Kokko https://github.com/jokokko
Please describe how new code changes are proposed to the project, how those changes are reviewed and how a decision is made to accept proposed changes. Also describe the process for identifying and appointing new committers.
Changes are proposed via GH issues. All issues are reviewed and labelled with the proper type and scope. Issues that have the estimated timeline are assigned to a proper milestone. Milestones reflect the package version based on the semantic versioning.
If already an OSS project, was a Contribution License Agreement in place for contributions accepted? How does the project check who has signed one?
CLA Notification Alias
Project Transfer Type
Projects may join the .NET Foundation in one of two ways and you should chat with your .NET Foundation contact to discuss the best mechanism for your project. You can either a) assign the copyright of the project's source code to the .NET Foundation or b) contribute the project source code to the .NET Foundation under an open source license. Assignment is the preferred approach, but licensing a project to the Foundation may be more appropriate for longer running open source projects that have not previously had a contribution license agreement and have accepted contributions from many different sources.
4. Repository Layout
_The .NET Foundation host guidance for new projects and details on recommended structure here:
Note that the open source repository should be the master where changes are made by the core development team using the same PR process that is used for non-committer contributions.
Please define below any changes you would want to make to your repositories as part of the process of joining the .NET Foundation_
I don’t think any repository changes are required as part of this process.
5. PR Plan
Please summarize the public relations plan for the announcement when joining the foundation (and releasing as open source if appropriate). What is the main story we wish to promote, through what channels, what issues should we be aware of? For significant news events then please also work with your .NET Foundation contact to ensure a full PR plan is developed.
Currently we'll promote that through blog post, twitter announcement using twitter handle
6. Infrastructure Requirements
Please describe any infrastructure requirements for the project. For example, how will build servers be operated? Any web hosting or service hosting requirements? Do we need to set up SSL certificates or provide Authenticode Code Signing arrangement for releases?
Currently, we're using the Azure Pipelines and AppVeyor OSS plans and we're happy with that process. We are building our documentation using Storyteller (https://storyteller.github.io/documentation/docs/) hosted on GitHub pages and Netlify so we also don't need to change it as for now. We might need in the future SSL certificates or Authentication Code Signing.
7. Additional Notes
Please provide any additional information required or use this area for notes during the on boarding process. If this open source project has similarities with any other projects in this space then please detail them and why this project is different. If there are any potential issues that you feel the project might need help with early on then also state them here and discuss with your .NET Foundation Contact.
Marten is sometimes compared to Entity Framework. But Marten is not an ORM, it should be treated as the .NET Document and Event Store that's just backed with PostgreSQL. Our approach to using the PostgreSQL and its sophisticated JSON(B) features is unique in .NET space. It should be more compared to RavenDB rather than Entity Framework.