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From William Marshall <wcmar...@gmail.com>
Subject Podling Report Draft
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:13:54 GMT
Hi All,

The following is the initial draft of the podling report. If you have any
comments, please make them by 12:00 PM PST tomorrow to leave sufficient
time for the mentors to sign off on the wiki.


Edgent

Apache Edgent is a programming SDK and micro-kernel style runtime
that can be embedded in gateways and small footprint edge devices enabling
local, real-time, analytics on the continuous streams of data coming
from equipment, vehicles, systems, appliances, devices and sensors of
all kinds (for example, Raspberry Pis or smart phones). Working in
conjunction with centralized analytic systems, Apache Edgent provides
efficient and timely analytics across the whole IoT ecosystem: from the
center to the edge.

Edgent has been incubating since 2016-02-29.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Create and expand a diverse community of contributors and committers
     around the Edgent project.
  2. Attracting at least another independent committer/ppmc member.
  3. Finding further real world users of Edgent

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

  No

How has the community developed since the last report?

    * Total, we have 70 subscribers to our mailing list, an improvement
    of 5 since the last report.
    * We have had a noticeable increase in the number of information-seeking
    emails on the mailing list from new Edgent developers.
    * An online course on Edgent was developed on DeveloperWorks, providing
    further material for new users to familiarize themselves with Edgent
    * A San Francisco meetup has been scheduled for the 20th of September
    to demonstrate an Edgent video analytics application which was
    initially presented at ApacheCon 2017 (Video Analytics at the Edge:
    Fun with Apache Edgent, OpenCV and a Raspberry Pi).


How has the project developed since the last report?

  * With the contributions of Christoper Dutz and Dale LaBossiere, the
    Edgent build system is undergoing an overhaul to Maven from Groovy.
    Maven provides benefits over Groovy, including a more rigid build
    structure, and the Maven package system.
  * According to JIRA, 13 new issues were added to the project and 6
    issues have been resolved or closed between May 2017 and August 2017.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Edgent is making slow but consistent progress towards graduation. While we
don't yet meet the diversity requirements, we put emphasis on community
growth through outreach which will ultimately pave the way for additional
committers and contributors.

Additionally, before we graduate it is important that we find users
outside of IBM. As most Edgent committers are employed by IBM, external
stakeholders help ensure long term contribution to the project.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [X] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-03-17

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  In May 2016, we added two new committers and PPMC members,
  Kathy Saunders and Queenie Ma.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](edgent) Daniel Debrunner
     Comments:
  [ ](edgent) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
  [ ](edgent) John Ament
     Comments:
  [ ](edgent) Justin Mclean
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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