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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "November2009" by KevanMiller
Date Thu, 12 Nov 2009 02:47:02 GMT
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  Signed off by mentor:
  = VCL =
- (project add text here)
+ VCL has been incubating since December 2008.&nbsp; VCL is a&nbsp;cloud computing
platform for the management of physical and virtual machines.
- Signed off by mentor:
+ '''Community Involvement'''
+  * The Apache VCL community is growing and people from several organizations are contributing
+  * Questions about&nbsp;administration and end user use of Apache VCL are being asked
and answered on the project's vcl-dev and vcl-user lists
+  * A growing number of community members from multiple organizations are answering questions
+  * Collaboration is occurring for architectural design and release planning via the vcl-dev
+  * Code patches have been discussed on the vcl-dev list and submitted to the&nbsp;Jira
issue tracking system
+ '''Release Preparation - Apache VCL 2.1'''
+  * The community is working to complete the final administrative&nbsp;tasks required
to issue the first release (Apache VCL 2.1)
+  * Josh Thompson has volunteered to act as the&nbsp;release manager for 2.1 per the
advice of Matt Hogstrom, one of the project mentors
+  * PGP keys have been created and added to the distribution area
+  * A release candidate artifact&nbsp;has been created and is currently being discussed
+  * Code and documentation updates are being made to the release candidate per community
+  * The tasks required to complete the release are being discussed on the vcl-dev list
+  * Jira is being used to track the release tasks and to assemble the release changelog
+  * Release procedures are being documented as the community develops its release process
+ '''3rd Party Dependencies'''
+  * Procedures for handling 3rd party dependencies are being worked out by the VCL community
with help from the ASF legal-discuss list
+  * Major components of VCL are written in Perl and the Apache VCL release will only contain
Perl code developed by the ASF
+  * A Perl interpreter and supplemental Perl modules are required.&nbsp; These are licensed
under the Artistic License, GPL, and LGPL.
+  * Concerns were brought up by the project mentors and a question was posed to the legal-discuss
list.&nbsp; The question was answered and we are working on implementing the recommendation.
+ '''Project Name'''
+  * The Apache VCL project name issue has been resolved
+  * NCSU has taken steps to clearly indicate on its Apache VCL instance website that Apache
VCL is&nbsp;developed by the&nbsp;ASF
+  * References to NCSU have been removed from the code
+  * NCSU employees&nbsp;affiliated with the Apache VCL project&nbsp;routinely&nbsp;communicate
that&nbsp;VCL is an ASF project&nbsp;and encourage colleagues of other organizations
to do the same
+ '''Documentation'''
+  * A large amount of documentation has been added to the project's Confluence site
+  * People from multiple organizations have contributed to improving the documentation, both
by editing the pages themselves and by pointing out areas for improvement on the lists
+ '''Unresolved&nbsp;Issues'''
+  * As noted in the May 2009 report \-\- questions were asked of the mentors regarding the
rules governing wiki contributions from individuals who have not signed the CLA. It is the
community's understanding that a separate wiki will be needed \-\- one for official documentation
included with releases and one containing contributions from individual who have not signed
the CLA. &nbsp;A&nbsp;request&nbsp;has been&nbsp;made to one of the mentors
who had offered&nbsp;to create a 2nd wiki instance.&nbsp; This has not been completed
+  * A request has been made to the mentors to create a Confluence committers group that contains
the Apache VCL community members with a CLA on file
+  * A request has been made to the mentors to create a Jira Committers role that contains
the Apache VCL community members with a CLA on file
+  * Some committers have lost administrative access to Jira.&nbsp; The project mentors
have been asked to restore the permissions.
+ '''Top Issues Before Graduation'''
+  * Complete the release of Apache VCL 2.1
+  * Continue to increase contributors from multiple institutions
+ Signed off by mentor: Alan Cabrera, Kevan Miller
  = Wookie =
  Apache Wookie(Incubating) is a project to create open source software for adding widgets
to your applications.  It has been in incubation since July 2009.

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