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From William Marshall <wcmar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] May Podling Report Edgent
Date Fri, 04 May 2018 22:22:33 GMT
Although, I think John Ament resigned as a mentor to Edgent, not sure if he
is still required to sign off.

On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 3:19 PM, William Marshall <wcmarsha@gmail.com> wrote:

> Looks good to me.
>
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 8:47 AM, Christofer Dutz <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de
> > wrote:
>
>> Comments? I whipped this up by updating the last one …
>>
>> ===============================================
>> 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?
>>
>>   Community participation, implying interest in Edgent, continues
>>   to be an issue.  One of the two active committer/PPMC members has
>>   retired at the end of February and the level of their continuing
>>   participation is has been significantly reduced since then. The second
>>   active committer was also very consumed with finishing his house-
>>   building, which is now finished. So we are hoping to see increased
>>   activity again.
>>
>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>
>>   * An article on Apache Edgent has been published as cover-story in the
>>     German JavaSPEKTRUM magazine in March
>>     (https://bc-v3.pressmatrix.com/de/profiles/4967c6d5eae1/edit
>> ions/138b1a28747149541fb0)
>>   * At the Techcamp.Hamburg in April we had one well attended talk about
>>      Apache Edgent
>>   * Total, we have 76 subscribers to our mailing list, an increase
>>     of 4 since the last report.
>>   * We have seen a new name on the list, which seems to be interested in
>>     contributing. Especially in the Kafka area. We are hoping to see more
>>     activity in the near future.
>>
>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>
>>   * We have updated the Kafka module to the latest Kafka version
>>   * According to JIRA, 2 new issues were added and none were resolved
>>     in the last 90 days
>>   * 12 commits were made in the last 90 days.
>>
>> 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:
>>
>>   2017-12-14  Apache Edgent 1.2.0
>>
>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>
>>   In August 2017, we added Christofer Dutz as a new committer
>>   and PPMC member.
>>
>>
>> Signed-off-by:
>>
>>   [ ](edgent) Daniel Debrunner
>>      Comments:
>>   [ ](edgent) Luciano Resende
>>      Comments:
>>   [ ](edgent) Justin Mclean
>>      Comments:
>>   [ ](edgent) John D. Ament
>>      Comments:
>>
>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>
>>
>> =============================
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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