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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "March2012" by JukkaZitting
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:32:12 GMT
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The "March2012" page has been changed by JukkaZitting:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/March2012?action=diff&rev1=77&rev2=78

Comment:
Improved preamble, fix indenting in S4 report

  
  o Community
  
+   Matt Franklin and Colm O hEigeartaigh joined the Incubator PMC since
+   our last report.
+ 
    The following podlings are requesting graduation to Apache TLPs:
  
    - Apache Accumulo
@@ -38, +41 @@

    has been positive, and it looks like the effort is starting to bear fruit
    in terms of timely reports and a gradually improving focus on graduation
    plans across the Incubator.
+ 
+   Community activity and diversity remain the most common graduation blockers
+   for incubating projects. We are seeking ways to better track such things
+   and help podlings grow their communities. There's been talk about
+   cooperation with ComDev on this front, but so far nothing concrete
+   has come out of this.
+ 
+   Of particular note community-wise is the Kato podling that no longer
+   considers itself blocked by Oracle's position on JSR 326. See the Kato
+   report for more details and thoughts on the project's future.
  
  o Releases
  
@@ -57, +70 @@

    podlings and also to the Incubator in general. The typical symptom
    of this trouble are major delays in releases of some podlings.
    We've had discussions about ways to fix this, but so far there
-   unfortunately hasn't been much concrete progress even though
+   unfortunately hasn't been much concrete progress.
-   release review is a major part of PMC oversight.
+ 
+ o Legal / Trademarks
+ 
+   The issue of using Java package names other than org.apache.*
+   came up in relation to the Sqoop project. The resulting discussion
+   and the rough consensus that was reached is summarized in the
+   Sqoop report.
+ 
+   The Flex podling is working on a custom trademark licensing deal
+   with Adobe. See the Flex report for mode details.
+ 
+   The PODLINGNAMESEARCH process prepared especially by Robert is
+   now being used by many podlings, and the initial results in terms
+   of increased confidence in the uniqueness and suitability of
+   podling names seem  pretty good.
  
  o Infrastructure
  
@@ -76, +103 @@

    processes that seem to have generated at least some frustration.
    We're hoping to collect experience of key problems so that future
    podlings with similar needs could at least better anticipate and
-   plan for the scope such issues.
+   plan for such issues.
+ 
+   The OpenMeetings podling is looking to set up a meeting server
+   as a service for other projects and groups (possibly the board)
+   within the ASF. Interested groups should contact OpenMeetings
+   and/or infra for more details.
+ 
+   The idea came up of reviving the old INCUBATOR issue tracker for
+   tracking Incubator-related tasks. Time will tell how useful this
+   will be to us.
  
  -------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------
  
@@ -106, +142 @@

    Accumulo, Flume, ManifoldCF, RAT, Rave, Sqoop
  
    We expect these projects to graduate within the next quarter.
- 
- The full podling reports are included below. Of particular note are the
- following items from podling reports:
- 
-   - Flex is working on a custom trademark licensing agreement.
-   - Kato no longer considers itself blocked by Oracle's position on JSR 326
-   - Openmeetings is looking for potential users within the ASF
-   - OpenOffice is progressing well, preparing for an initial release
-   - Sqoop resolved a concern about code under an external package name
  
  -------------------- Detailed Reports --------------------
  
@@ -834, +861 @@

       is a major refactoring that simplifies concepts, API, and introduce
       new features such as dynamic deployment and reliable channels.
  
-     Designed reliable channels; implemented guaranteed message-delivery even
+      Designed reliable channels; implemented guaranteed message-delivery even
-     in the presence of network glitches and partitions using Netty's TCP.
+      in the presence of network glitches and partitions using Netty's TCP.
-     Pending one bug, this code is up for inclusion.
+      Pending one bug, this code is up for inclusion.
  
-     Added an Embedded Domain Specific Language (EDSL) to create applications.
+      Added an Embedded Domain Specific Language (EDSL) to create applications.
  
-     Designed and started implementation of command-line deployment tool to
+      Designed and started implementation of command-line deployment tool to
-     make it easy to manage the cluster.
+      make it easy to manage the cluster.
  
-     Design adaptor and inter-application communication.
+      Design adaptor and inter-application communication.
  
    3. Grow the community
  

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