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From Julian Feinauer <j.feina...@pragmaticminds.de>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] November Podling Report Edgent
Date Sat, 03 Nov 2018 09:57:00 GMT
Hi Chris,

thanks for the effort.
Even if I'm no commiter / PPMC I'll take the freedom to share my opinion on the state of the
I think we (as we-that-are-on-the-list) have to decide whether we want to (re-)start the project,
building a new PPMC (currently we have effectively one with chris) and start to do some work
in edgent.
Or whether we decide (or formally I guess PPMC and the mentors decide) to move edgent to the

Personally, I can say that I see some potential in the project (as already discussed offline
with chris) and can also offer some support from me and possibly some of my colleagues (also
active in plc4x).
But, decide the effort for writing code, docu and doing some 'communication' about the project,
it would then be important to have a clear mission statement and a new PPMC which has some
ideas or visions on how or where we want to bring this project.

Of course, this is solely my opinion and I cannot do more than to offer my help and effort
but all of this only makes sense with a community, otherwise my colleagues and I can code
together in our lovely office : )


Am 02.11.18, 11:14 schrieb "Christofer Dutz" <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de>:

    Hi all,
    I would probably submit this report asap … if there aren’t any objections.
    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.  Re-creating a working community
      2.  Re-populating the PPMC
      3.  Replenishing the group of mentors
    Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
    aware of?
      For the past months there has been absolutely no activity in the project
      Even if there has been an occasional Email from an external entity in the
      last 3 months, the activity in the project has been solely me (Christofer)
     writing emails without getting any form of response from the rest of the
      committers, PPMCs or mentors
      The main problem here is, that when being voted in to the project, I had
      been working on the build, but before I was able to start digging in the code
      the rest of the team disappeared without me having had the chance to do a
      reasonably significant amount of know-how transfer. Currently we have a
      codebase for which we have a detailed understanding of the build, but
      almost none of the code itself.
    How has the community developed since the last report?
      *   Total, we have 82 subscribers to our mailing list, an increase of 5 since the last
      *   There have been two questions asked by users and two little discussions about these
issues on the list
      *   Discussions started on the private list have been left unresponded
      *   On 19th September 2018 Christofer had a talk about Apache Edgent on the Solutions.Hamburg
    How has the project developed since the last report?
      *   According to JIRA, 0 new issue were added and none were resolved in the last 90
      *   0 commits were made in the last 90 days.
    How would you assess the podling's maturity?
      After withdrawal of most of the active committers and PPCM members currently
      a new committer, PPMC and mentor-base has to be built. Being working hard on
      the PLC4X podling, I am currently evaluating if I am going to be willing and able
      to achieve this goal
      [ ] 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.
      [ ](edgent) Daniel Debrunner
      [ ](edgent) Luciano Resende
      [ ](edgent) Justin Mclean
      [ ](edgent) John D. Ament
    IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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