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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "December2015" by MarvinHumphrey
Date Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:16:17 GMT
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Flesh out top section.

  The Apache Incubator is the entry path into the ASF for projects and
  codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
- < narrative >
+ The Incubator continues to grow, reaching 50 podlings this month for the
+ first time since April 2012.
  * Community
@@ -81, +82 @@

    - 2015-11-17 Apache Zeppelin 0.5.5-incubating
    - 2015-11-24 Apache TinkerPop 3.1.0-incubating
+   The Wave PPMC has approved a release candidate which hit general@incubator
+   on November 3rd.  Over a month later, it only has one IPMC +1 vote.
+   The Incubator has been much better about approving releases in a timely
+   manner since new processes were negotiated in late 2013, but Wave's
+   experience shows that there is room yet for improvement.
  * IP Clearance
    - Nicholas Peltier donated the Sling Pipes module, which provides a set of
@@ -92, +100 @@

  * Legal / Trademarks
+   - The registered trademark for the retiring podling Ripple is still held
+     by Blackberry.  As the small Ripple community prepares to relocate to
+     Github, they are exploring obtaining permission to use the trademark in
+     their new home.
+   - The name for a proposed podling was changed from "OpenMiracl" to
+     "Milagro" to avoid marketplace confusion with the current copyright
+     owner, Miracl (formerly Certivox).
  * Infrastructure
+   - It was brought to light that podling websites can be accessed by
+     "" in addition to "".  A
+     discussion about what remedy to pursue is ongoing.
  * Miscellaneous
+   - Driven by several new incubation proposals, traffic on general@incubator
+     was extremely high in November -- at 915 messages, second only to the
+     colossal Open Office proposal month in June 2011 (2013 messages).
+   - A lengthy discussion on CTR vs. RTC (commit-then-review vs.
+     review-then-commit) took place on general@incubator.  The debate
+     continues with regards to what commit policy the incoming Impala podling
+     will adopt.
+   - The Kudu and Impala incubation proposal VOTEs were both contended, with
+     a handful of -1 votes -- something which has not happened at any time in
+     recent memory.  The VOTEs passed because they were interpreted as
+     "procedural" under ASF voting rules and thus subject to majority
+     rule.  This has implications for how graduation votes are interpreted,
+     since objections to graduation by individual IPMC members have at times
+     been given significant weight by the Board when considering graduation
+     recommendations.
+   - The new Metron podling is seeded with an ALv2 codebase for which the
+     existing community is dormant/unresponsive.  There is no guarantee that
+     an SGA can be obtained from the current copyright holder.  We anticipate
+     no legal problems with this, nor social problems, but some efforts are
+     underway to pursue an SGA regardless.
+   - The Ripple, Corinthia, and Cotton podlings are all retiring.
  * Credits

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