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From Alfred Webber <>
Subject RE: Metrics & Baseline Reporting to Apache
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:31:38 GMT
Thanks Niclas,

Openhub has most of what I was thinking.   It’s a case of not knowing what was out there.
  Thanks so much for the link.  There is a little more I would like to see with this.  But
this is a big help.    Now, I know that it can & has been done, I can add what I need
or use as is.

Most of the information in OpenHub comes from version control logs which is awesome.   I wanted
to report on builds, issues, unit tests (where they exists) as well.   The only missing piece
was how to query ASF Jira without the 100 record limit.   Based on your feedback, this may
be a non-issue as I’m connecting to the Jira projects as ‘anonymous’ and anonymous users
by default may have the 100 record limit.

Niclas, not many people take the time to respond to these types of requests/inquires.  I’m
very guilty of that myself.   Thanks for your input!


From: [] On Behalf Of Niclas Hedhman
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 3:40 AM
To: Alfred Webber <>
Subject: Re: Metrics & Baseline Reporting to Apache

Trust me, I was not offended by your request, more "surprised" and somewhat "so what do you
want from us". And maybe I should have dug up that provides these kind
of metrics, and I know of one other effort as well, but can't find the link (possibly not
public yet).

I am just one peer here, and other people may have other opinion. In no way is my reply a
stance of ASF itself, but I think you understand that.

Good Luck

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 11:41 AM, Alfred Webber <<>>
Hi Niclas,

I’m not sure I wanted anyone to jump up and down as If I discovered water on Mars ☺. 
This is not a new concept or idea.  I simply haven’t seen it being published and thought
it would be a nice thing.

Of course, just because I haven’t seen it, doesn’t make it innovative and, of course,
the technology involve is not earth shattering in the least and I never suggested as much.
 In fact, I even mentioned that it may already be done.   I think that a simple message pointing
me to the other efforts, if they are published, would have been a more appropriate response
as that is what I suggested was a possibility in my message.

I understand the concept of ASF.  I understand that there are no “teams”.   The teams
I was referencing were external teams.   I did, however, assume that there may be some gate-keeper[s]
(team leads) for the ASF tools like Jira, SVN , and Jenkins and that I might need some understanding
around access to these tools, Jira in particular.   I am very familiar with the tools but
access to query Jira beyond the 100 record limit would require additional information.

Nicla, at times, I work on projects where teams are reluctant to use open source code.   This
reluctance is, of course, largely unfounded.   Even in 2010 and beyond, I have had to fight
to get tools like Jenkins, Maven, Rundeck, Nagios, Nexus, Python, etc. ‘approved’  I’m
sure others know this pain.  By showing these teams that open source is ran more predictably
and is usually more repeatable than many in-house projects, it would have some benefit.  
The tools already in use by ASF do a wonderful job, I was simply looking for something that
was more abstract/agnostic from the tools as some teams don’t use the same tools as ASF.
 I wanted metrics capturing that looked at the lifecycle of the open source effort in total
without respect of the tools that captured the data.   For example, something like an Elastic
Search dashboard that gave a full view of the SDLC without having to go to Jira, Jenkins,
SVN, etc. separately.

Sometimes in our field we can take offense when none was intended.  I think this was one of
those times.  If anyone in the Apache dev community was offended by my request, please know
that was not my goal.  I value your work and champion your efforts on all projects!  The entire
IT community is in your debt.

Thanks a billion,


From:<> [<>]
On Behalf Of Niclas Hedhman
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2016 5:51 PM
To: Alfred Webber <<>>
Subject: Re: Metrics & Baseline Reporting to Apache

Forgot to use Alfred's mail address, as I suspect he is not subscribed...

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 6:49 AM, Niclas Hedhman <<>>
The first metric that you should learn is that there are no "teams" and no "team leads" in
ASF. There are Apache projects, and they are populated by individuals, operating independently
of any organizational structure.

Secondly, you are welcome to collect, collate and chart any information that you want, as
many other organizations and individuals have done in the past. I don't see anything new or
remarkably innovative by your effort, so I can't imagine that anyone within the ASF will jump
up and down in excitement over your request.

Good Luck

On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 3:09 AM, Alfred Webber <<>>
Hi team,

I am a SCM/Dev OPS Architect.   I would like to offer advanced CM Metrics and analysis features
to the Apache project if you have not already done it or have any plans to do so.   I would
like to discuss this with team leads if possible.  I will host the metrics if necessary as
a benefit to the team.

The metrics will collect, collate, and chart information for all projects.  The data will
be collected from

1.      SVN

2.      Jira

3.      Jenkins

4.      Sonar

5.      Etc.

The metrics could be a boon for those teams that make use of Apache projects to see a BI approach
to the efforts of the Apache team.   Of course, like other partners, it would benefit myself
as well.  Having provided this kind of service to the Apache project would illustrate the
acumen of myself and my team.

I eagerly await your response ☺,

-Alfred Webber

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