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From William Marshall <wcmar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Podling Report Draft
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:47:07 GMT
(ignore the lingering "Groovy", it's been fixed)

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:46 PM, William Marshall <wcmarsha@gmail.com>
wrote:

> The changes have been made. The updated draft follows:
>
> 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.
>     * 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).
>     * In addition to Chris Dutz, we have had one non-committer PR merged.
>
>
> 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 Gradle, 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:
>
> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:39 PM, William Marshall <wcmarsha@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> > I don't believe a course was ever created.
>> Actually, you are correct. I was confusing the Edgent course with a
>> different course which is currently in the works.
>>
>> > I would avoid mentioning about this DeveloperWorks piece due to
>> $corporateBacking.
>> All the more reason :)
>>
>> > Nit:   it’s Maven from **Gradle**   :-)
>> Thanks, Dale. The mind thinks one thing, the fingers type another.
>>
>> > We also received PR submission from another new contributor
>> Absolutely worth mentioning, thanks.
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Unless its something this team has specifically built and is part of the
>>> ASF project, I would avoid mentioning about this DeveloperWorks piece due
>>> to $corporateBacking.
>>>
>>> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 3:29 PM Queenie Ma <queeniema@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Regarding this item, "An online course on Edgent was developed on
>>> > DeveloperWorks, providing further material for new users to familiarize
>>> > themselves with Edgent", I don't believe a course was ever created. I
>>> know
>>> > one was in the works earlier this year, but it was never completed. Am
>>> I
>>> > off base?
>>> >
>>> > The rest looks great, thanks!
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Queenie
>>> >
>>> > On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:13 AM, William Marshall <wcmarsha@gmail.com>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >
>>> > > 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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