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From William Marshall <wcmar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Podling Report Draft
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:33:21 GMT
As there are no new comments, I've posted the report to the wiki. Would the
mentors please sign off?

https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/August2017#preview

Will

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:47 PM, William Marshall <wcmarsha@gmail.com>
wrote:

> (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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