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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "December2016" by TedDunning
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:40:46 GMT
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Comment:
Reformatted for final submission

+ /!\ FINAL /!\
  = Incubator PMC report for December 2016 =
  
  === Timeline ===
@@ -109, +110 @@

  
  * Miscellaneous
  
-   - Work has begun on updating Apache Incubator documentation to better align
+   - Work has begun on updating Apache Incubator documentation to better
-     with current infrastructure requirements and provide better guidelines to
+ align with current infrastructure requirements and provide better
-     new podlings on how to get setup.
+ guidelines to new podlings on how to get setup.
  
  * Credits
  
@@ -210, +211 @@

    2. Attracting new contributors
    3. Establishing presence (web, repo, activity)
  
- Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
+ Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
- of?
+ aware of?
  
-   Beginning work within the ASF has been slow (and rather confusing). Mailing
+   Beginning work within the ASF has been slow (and rather
-   list activity has improved, but still low volume. Development priorities
-   are still being discussed. We do now have repositories for code and the
-   website, but are blocked by needing access to them--the request as been
-   made to the general@incubator list. However, we have successfully gotten
-   Jira and Confluence setup for the project and have a promotional web page
-   ready and waiting once access has been granted. Making the incubation
+   confusing). Mailing list activity has improved, but still low
+   volume. Development priorities are still being discussed. We do now
+   have repositories for code and the website, but are blocked by needing
+   access to them--the request as been made to the general@incubator
+   list. However, we have successfully gotten Jira and Confluence setup
+   for the project and have a promotional web page ready and waiting once
+   access has been granted. Making the incubation process clearer (and
-   process clearer (and ideally more automated) would have saved a lot of time
+   ideally more automated) would have saved a lot of time and confusion.
-   and confusion.  That said, our Champion (Daniel Gruno), has been most
+   That said, our Champion (Daniel Gruno), has been most helpful in
-   helpful in helping us navigate.
+   helping us navigate.
  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
-   Discussions have begun on development priorities. Infrastructure helped us
+   Discussions have begun on development priorities. Infrastructure
-   resolve some outstanding project setup needs (Jira, Confluence, and git for
+   helped us resolve some outstanding project setup needs (Jira,
-   the web site and code). Once the site is online, we intend to promote the
-   community more and make concrete plans out of the proposals made on the
-   mailing list so far.
+   Confluence, and git for the web site and code). Once the site is
+   online, we intend to promote the community more and make concrete
+   plans out of the proposals made on the mailing list so far.
  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
@@ -254, +256 @@

  
  Shepherd/Mentor notes:
  
- Drew Farris (shepherd): One mentor active on mailing lists and another's assistance is 
+ Drew Farris (shepherd): One mentor active on mailing lists and another's
-   referenced in the board report. Annotator is still getting off the ground. Observed 
-   recent mailing list activity seeking to set a path forward for the project.
+   assistance is referenced in the board report. Annotator is still
+   getting off the ground. Observed recent mailing list activity seeking
+   to set a path forward for the project.
  
  --------------------
  AriaTosca
  
- ARIA TOSCA project offers an easily consumable Software Development Kit(SDK)
+ ARIA TOSCA project offers an easily consumable Software Development
- and a Command Line Interface(CLI) to implement TOSCA(Topology and
+ Kit(SDK) and a Command Line Interface(CLI) to implement TOSCA(Topology
- Orchestration Specification of Cloud Applications) based solutions.
+ and Orchestration Specification of Cloud Applications) based solutions.
   
  AriaTosca has been incubating since 2016-08-27. 
   
@@ -279, +282 @@

  aware of?
  
    There's an INFRA jira we created over a month ago which has yet to be
-   addressed - please see here INFRA-12733 - Ability to create a Sprint Board
+   addressed - please see here INFRA-12733 - Ability to create a Sprint
-   for AriaTosca WAITING FOR USER
+   Board for AriaTosca WAITING FOR USER
  
-   It is not entirely critical for the project's progress, but it could be
+   It is not entirely critical for the project's progress, but it could
-   helpful if we indeed get a sprint board and the other things requested in
+   be helpful if we indeed get a sprint board and the other things
-   that issue.
+   requested in that issue.
  
    Update: the ticket is now in progress.
   
@@ -324, +327 @@

  
    John D. Ament:
    
-     The podling is still getting its feet wet.  Discussions are starting to
+   The podling is still getting its feet wet.  Discussions are starting
-     happen on the mailing lists rather than in physical offices which is good
+   to happen on the mailing lists rather than in physical offices which
-     and will help to bring about a more diverse community.  I would also
+   is good and will help to bring about a more diverse community.  I
-     strongly encourage the podling to work with their mentors to get infra
+   would also strongly encourage the podling to work with their mentors
-     changes in to avoid confusion.
+   to get infra changes in to avoid confusion.
  
  --------------------
  Atlas
  
- Apache Atlas is a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance
+ Apache Atlas is a scalable and extensible set of core foundational
- services that enables enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet their
+ governance services that enables enterprises to effectively and
- compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows integration with the
+ efficiently meet their compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows
- complete enterprise data ecosystem.
+ integration with the complete enterprise data ecosystem.
  
  Atlas has been incubating since 2015-05-05.
  
@@ -352, +355 @@

  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
    1. We have added 3 new committers since the last report from different
-      organizations.  About 10 new contributors have been added since the last
+      organizations.  About 10 new contributors have been added since the
-      report. The current number of contributors is around 70.
+      last report. The current number of contributors is around 70.
-   2. The activity on the atlas-dev mailing list stands at around 610 messages
+   2. The activity on the atlas-dev mailing list stands at around 610
-      per month between September and November [1]
+      messages per month between September and November [1]
-   3. People across various organizations are interested in exploring Atlas.
+   3. People across various organizations are interested in exploring
-      We have received comments and suggestions from people who are evaluating
+      Atlas.  We have received comments and suggestions from people who
-      Atlas for their governance requirements [5]
+      are evaluating Atlas for their governance requirements [5]
  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
-   1. We are working towards a 0.8-incubating release in the next couple of
+   1. We are working towards a 0.8-incubating release in the next couple
-      months.  This upcoming release would include major features like
+      of months.  This upcoming release would include major features like
-      structured high level REST APIs, entity creation/updation from Atlas
+      structured high level REST APIs, entity creation/updation from
-      UI,DSL Search improvements, Atlas Hook support for Hive2, Knox SSO
+      Atlas UI,DSL Search improvements, Atlas Hook support for Hive2,
-      support for Atlas, addition of user defined and system attributes to
+      Knox SSO support for Atlas, addition of user defined and system
-      entities
+      attributes to entities
  
    2. An abstraction layer has been added to make Atlas agnostic to the
       underlying graph database version
  
-   3. A total of 186 issues were reported between Sep 1st 2016 and Nov 30th
+   3. A total of 186 issues were reported between Sep 1st 2016 and Nov
-      2016.  122 issues have been resolved in the same time [2][3]
+      30th 2016.  122 issues have been resolved in the same time [2][3]
  
  Date of last release:
  
@@ -381, +384 @@

  
  When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
  
-   1. The PPMC voted and elected 3 new members as committers to the project on
+   1. The PPMC voted and elected 3 new members as committers to the
-      2016-10-20: Madhan Neethiraj, Jeffrey Hagelberg and Vimal Sharma.
+      project on 2016-10-20: Madhan Neethiraj, Jeffrey Hagelberg and
+      Vimal Sharma.
  
  Links
  
@@ -408, +412 @@

  Gearpump
  
  Gearpump is a reactive real-time streaming engine based on the
- micro-serviceActor model.
+ micro-service/Actor model.
+      
  Gearpump has been incubating since 2016-03-08.
  
  Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
@@ -417, +422 @@

  2. Continue to evolve community interest and support.
  3. Integrate within Apache Beam and akka-streams frameworks.
  
- - Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to beaware
+ - Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to
- of?
+   be aware of?
+   
- - None
+   None
  
  
  - How has the community developed since the last report?
+ 
- - Increased community contribution on integration with Apache Cassandra.
+   Increased community contribution on integration with Apache Cassandra.
  
  - How has the project developed since the last report?
- - Two Apache source releases and one binary release
+   Two Apache source releases and one binary release
+   
  - Added Window DSL and Triggers.
- - Continued integration within Apache Beam (Gearpump Runner).
+   Continued integration within Apache Beam (Gearpump Runner).
+   
  Codes have been merged to runner-gearpump branch on Beam and Beam
  capabilities are being built into Gearpump.
+   
  - Continued integration within akka-streams (Gearpump Materializer).
+ 
  4 PRs have been committed to akka and an akka-stream feature branch has
  been created on Gearpump.
+   
  - 75 issues created and 55 resolved
  - Manu presented Gearpump at Strata Beijing 2016
  - Kam presented Gearpump Materializer at Reactive Summit 2016
@@ -442, +454 @@

  Date of last release:
  2016-11-30
  
- 
- When were the last committers or PMC members elected? No new committers or
+ When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
- PMC members elected yet.
+ 
+ No new committers or PMC members elected yet.
  
  Signed-off-by:
  
@@ -574, +586 @@

  aware of?
  
    There was a discussion in the first quarter of the year to move the
-   project to attic unless it is able to release in the next few months. No
+   project to attic unless it is able to release in the next few
-   release happened since then.
+   months. No release happened since then.
    
    Currently it seems that there's only one official project member with
-   commit access left and even though some contributor worked on fixing the
+   commit access left and even though some contributor worked on fixing
-   release process, that project member was unable to invest the necessary
+   the release process, that project member was unable to invest the
-   time to create a release yet.
+   necessary time to create a release yet.
    
-   For that reason, the left member decided to not even care anymore about a
+   For that reason, the left member decided to not even care anymore
-   release and published this decision on the dev mailing list of the project.
+   about a release and published this decision on the dev mailing list of
-   While the member is still willing to provide some support and would regret
-   a move of the project to attic, creating a release has no priority nor is
-   seen as strictly necessary and will therefore most likely always prioritize
-   lower than other tasks.
+   the project.  While the member is still willing to provide some
+   support and would regret a move of the project to attic, creating a
+   release has no priority nor is seen as strictly necessary and will
+   therefore most likely always prioritize lower than other tasks.
  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
-   3 support questions, no new project members. There was a lengthy discussion
+   3 support questions, no new project members. There was a lengthy
-   about switching to C++ standard smart pointers with possibly breaking the
+   discussion about switching to C++ standard smart pointers with
-   API, the influence of such an approach on a release etc. Some bugs have
-   been created to coordinate that work.
+   possibly breaking the API, the influence of such an approach on a
+   release etc. Some bugs have been created to coordinate that work.
  
-   Robert Middleton started to move the project to smart pointers using boost
+   Robert Middleton started to move the project to smart pointers using
-   or std::shared_ptr in a private GitHub repo. He's actually changing more
+   boost or std::shared_ptr in a private GitHub repo. He's actually
-   code than the one left official project member.
+   changing more code than the one left official project member.
    
    https://github.com/rm5248/log4cxx-testing/tree/smart_pointers
  
@@ -619, +631 @@

    Ralph Goers: 
    
      The Log4j PMC will need to have a discussion about the state of this
-     project. Since Log4cxx2 was always intended to be a subproject of the
+     project. Since Log4cxx2 was always intended to be a subproject of
-     Logging project moving it to the attic may or may not be the right move.
+     the Logging project moving it to the attic may or may not be the
-     Instead, it might just become a "dormant" subproject.
+     right move.  Instead, it might just become a "dormant" subproject.
  
  --------------------
  Mnemonic
  
- Apache Mnemonic is an advanced hybrid memory storage oriented library, we've
+ Apache Mnemonic is an advanced hybrid memory storage oriented library,
- proposed a non-volatile/durable Java object model and durable computing
+ we've proposed a non-volatile/durable Java object model and durable
- service that bring several advantages to significantly improve the
+ computing service that bring several advantages to significantly improve
- performance of massive real-time data processing/analytics. developers are
- able to use this library to design their cache-less, SerDe-less and
- native-direct computing high performance applications.
+ the performance of massive real-time data
+ processing/analytics. developers are able to use this library to design
+ their cache-less, SerDe-less and native-direct computing high
+ performance applications.
  
  Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
  
@@ -654, +667 @@

  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
-   * Added durable native sorting service (n-dim linked data) with testcases
+   * Added durable native sorting service (n-dim linked data) with
+     testcases
-   * Removed the 3rd Maven repository and use Maven central repository only
+   * Removed the 3rd Maven repository and use Maven central repository
+     only
    * DOM and DNCS could apply to volatile memory service except fixed k-v
      store
-   * Added a bench workload to verify the benefits from DNCS with scripts,
+   * Added a bench workload to verify the benefits from DNCS with
-     generator
+     scripts, generator
-   * Added a sys-vmem service that makes it possible to utilize system memory
+   * Added a sys-vmem service that makes it possible to utilize system
-     for DNCS in an unified way
+     memory for DNCS in an unified way
-   * Added a script to bundle signed portable artifacts for maven repository
+   * Added a script to bundle signed portable artifacts for maven
-     submitting
+     repository submitting
    * and other bugfixes, features, improvements
  
  Date of last release:
@@ -686, +701 @@

  MRQL
  
  MRQL is a query processing and optimization system for large-scale,
- distributed data analysis, built on top of Apache Hadoop, Hama, Spark, and
+ distributed data analysis, built on top of Apache Hadoop, Hama, Spark,
- Flink.
+ and Flink.
  
  MRQL has been incubating since 2013-03-13.
  
@@ -704, +719 @@

  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
-   There was one new developer who developed the new evaluation mode for MRQL
+   There was one new developer who developed the new evaluation mode for
-   that runs on top of Apache Storm. There were no new committers since our
+   MRQL that runs on top of Apache Storm. There were no new committers
-   last report.
+   since our last report.
  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
-   A new evaluation mode for MRQL queries was developed based on Apache Storm
+   A new evaluation mode for MRQL queries was developed based on Apache
-   (using the Trident API). MRQL can now process stream queries on a single
+   Storm (using the Trident API). MRQL can now process stream queries on
-   stream using Storm, but will be soon be extended to support multiple
+   a single stream using Storm, but will be soon be extended to support
-   streams.
+   multiple streams.
  
  Date of last release:
  
@@ -731, +746 @@

  
  Shepherd/Mentor notes:
  
-   Alan Cabrera: Not a huge amount of activity but at least there's a small
+   Alan Cabrera: Not a huge amount of activity but at least there's a
-   consistent trickle.  I think that the fact that someone was interested
+   small consistent trickle.  I think that the fact that someone was
-   in adding an Apache Storm adapter speaks somewhat to the viability of the
+   interested in adding an Apache Storm adapter speaks somewhat to the
-   project.
+   viability of the project.
  
  
  --------------------
  Myriad
  
- Myriad enables co-existence of Apache Hadoop YARN and Apache Mesos together
+ Myriad enables co-existence of Apache Hadoop YARN and Apache Mesos
- on the same cluster and allows dynamic resource allocations across both
+ together on the same cluster and allows dynamic resource allocations
- Hadoop and other applications running on the same physical data center
+ across both Hadoop and other applications running on the same physical
- infrastructure.
+ data center infrastructure.
  
  Myriad has been incubating since 2015-03-01.
  
@@ -790, +805 @@

  
  Shepherd/Mentor notes:
  
-   johndament: I am concerned about lack of engagement in this podling.  Mentors need to
be a bit more engaged and repsonsive.
+   johndament: I am concerned about lack of engagement in this podling.
+   Mentors need to be a bit more engaged and repsonsive.
  
  --------------------
  NetBeans
@@ -821, +837 @@

  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
-   CCLA and SGA still in the process of being approved and signed by Oracle,
+   CCLA and SGA still in the process of being approved and signed by
-   which will also apply the copyright headers as instructed on the dev
+   Oracle, which will also apply the copyright headers as instructed on
-   mailing list.
+   the dev mailing list.
  
    Started initial code cleanup analysis
    https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Overview%3A+NetBeans+Structure
  
    Oracle has already agreed to relicense the Graal.js parser under the
-   Apache license.  Resolved in LEGAL-279 the nb-javac dependency license.
+   Apache license.  Resolved in LEGAL-279 the nb-javac dependency
+   license.
  
    Almost finished new static website for Apache NetBeans.
  
@@ -856, +873 @@

  --------------------
  Omid
  
- Omid is a flexible, reliable, high performant and scalable ACID transactional
+ Omid is a flexible, reliable, high performant and scalable ACID
- framework that allows client applications to execute transactions on top of
- MVCC key/value-based NoSQL datastores (currently Apache HBase) providing
+ transactional framework that allows client applications to execute
+ transactions on top of MVCC key/value-based NoSQL datastores (currently
- Snapshot Isolation guarantees on the accessed data.
+ Apache HBase) providing Snapshot Isolation guarantees on the accessed
+ data.
  
  Omid has been incubating since 2016-03-28.
  
@@ -867, +885 @@

  
    1. Boost project dissemination in the Apache community.
    2. Collaborate/integrate Omid with other Apache projects.
-   3. Get positive feedback from other projects currently integrating/using
+   3. Get positive feedback from other projects currently
-      Omid.
+      integrating/using Omid.
  
  Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
  aware of?
@@ -882, +900 @@

    Article about Apache Omid incubation published in Datanami.
    Talk proposal on Omid sent to DataWorks Summit EU 2017
    Quarter Stats (from: 2016-09-01 to: 2016-11-30):
+      
      +---------------------------------------------+
      |   Metric                          | counts  |
      +---------------------------------------------+
@@ -895, +914 @@

  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
-   In the process of completing its second release under in the Apache incubator.
+   In the process of completing its second release under in the Apache
+   incubator.
  
  Date of last release:
  
@@ -918, +938 @@

    Alan Gates:
    
      I'm concerned about this podling.  The last commit was on August 15.
-     Discounting broadcast and reminders, there have been no emails on the dev
+     Discounting broadcast and reminders, there have been no emails on
-     list since October, and there were only 3 that month.  I've sent email on
+     the dev list since October, and there were only 3 that month.  I've
-     the dev list asking if people are still actively involved.
+     sent email on the dev list asking if people are still actively
+     involved.
  
    Flavio Junqueira:
+     
-     I second Alan's concern, there has been very little activity in the last
+     I second Alan's concern, there has been very little activity in the
-     period for this podling.
+     last period for this podling.
  
  --------------------
  OpenWhisk
  
- OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless computing platform able
+ OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless computing platform
- to execute application logic (Actions) in response to events (Triggers) from
+ able to execute application logic (Actions) in response to events
- external sources (Feeds) or HTTP requests governed by conditional logic
+ (Triggers) from external sources (Feeds) or HTTP requests governed by
- (Rules). It provides a programming environment supported by a REST API-based
- Command Line Interface (CLI) along with tooling to support packaging and
- catalog services. 
+ conditional logic (Rules). It provides a programming environment
+ supported by a REST API-based Command Line Interface (CLI) along with
+ tooling to support packaging and catalog services.
  
  OpenWhisk has been incubating since 2016-11-23.
  
  Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
  
-   1. The project just entered the Incubator and infrastructure is in progress
+   1. The project just entered the Incubator and infrastructure is in
-      to be setup.
+      progress to be setup.
    2.
    3.
  
@@ -982, +1004 @@

  
  Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
  
-   1. Grow the community to establish diversity of background and expertise.
+   1. Grow the community to establish diversity of background and
+      expertise.
-   2. Establish a formal release process and schedule, allowing for dependable
+   2. Establish a formal release process and schedule, allowing for
-      release cycles in a manner consistent with the Apache development
+      dependable release cycles in a manner consistent with the Apache
-      process.
+      development process.
-   3. Add to and improve the Pirk user documentation and examples both on the
+   3. Add to and improve the Pirk user documentation and examples both on
-      website and in the codebase
+      the website and in the codebase
  
  Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
  aware of?
@@ -996, +1019 @@

  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
-   We have attracted a couple of new contributors since the last report. The
+   We have attracted a couple of new contributors since the last
-   mailing list activity, pull requests, and page views to the Apache Pirk
+   report. The mailing list activity, pull requests, and page views to
-   website (via Google Analytics) have also increased since the last report.
-   An 'Introducing Pirk' talk was presented at ApacheCon Europe on November
-   15, 2016.
+   the Apache Pirk website (via Google Analytics) have also increased
+   since the last report.  An 'Introducing Pirk' talk was presented at
+   ApacheCon Europe on November 15, 2016.
  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
    The project is in the process of completing its second release,
-   0.2.0-incubating. The project has also undertaken a refactor of some of the
+   0.2.0-incubating. The project has also undertaken a refactor of some
-   packages and drivers and added additional user/developer documentation on
+   of the packages and drivers and added additional user/developer
-   the website.
+   documentation on the website.
  
  Date of last release:
  
@@ -1030, +1053 @@

  
    Josh Elser:
    
-     Dev traffic appears to have slowed down a little in the past month, but
+     Dev traffic appears to have slowed down a little in the past month,
-     nothing really to be concerned about yet, IMO.
+     but nothing really to be concerned about yet, IMO.
  
  --------------------
  Pony Mail
  
- Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
+ Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service,
- can be integrated with many email platforms.
+ that can be integrated with many email platforms.
  
  Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.
  
@@ -1094, +1117 @@

  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
-   The developer community is actively working on having more discussions on
+   The developer community is actively working on having more discussions
-   line both on code and larger project related work. In other words,
+   on line both on code and larger project related work. In other words,
    embracing the Apache way both mechanistically and philosophically.
  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
    The code continues to make progress and is close to the point where a
-   release can be created. 
+   release can be created.
  
  Date of last release:
  
@@ -1121, +1144 @@

  --------------------
  Ranger
   
- The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage comprehensive
+ The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
- data security across the Hadoop platform.
+ comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.
   
  Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.
   
  Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
   
    1. Working with Mentors on all action/preparation for Graduation
-   2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users and
+   2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users
-      contributors.
+      and contributors.
    3. Expanding user/dev community
   
  Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
@@ -1161, +1184 @@

    2. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.7.0
       a. Working on the roadmap features to be delivered soon.
   
-   3. Members are actively involved in Graduation process in the dev community
+   3. Members are actively involved in Graduation process in the dev
+      community
+      
       * "Graduation Maturity Assessment" is being discussed in the community
+      
       * Elected VP/PMC Chair for Ranger:  Selvamohan Neethiraj
   
  Date of last release:
@@ -1171, +1197 @@

   
  When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
   
-   1. Velmurugan Periasamy has been added as PMC member on September-05-2016
+   1. Velmurugan Periasamy has been added as PMC member on
+      September-05-2016
   
  Signed-off-by:
   
@@ -1186, +1213 @@

    Alan Gates:
    
      The community is actively working on graduating.  They have been
-     discussing a draft proposal on the dev list and are working out a few
+     discussing a draft proposal on the dev list and are working out a
-     final details before taking it to the Incubator PMC.  Based on their self
+     few final details before taking it to the Incubator PMC.  Based on
-     assessment against the maturity model, community growth, and several
+     their self assessment against the maturity model, community growth,
-     Apache releases I believe they are ready to graduate.
+     and several Apache releases I believe they are ready to graduate.
   
  --------------------
  SAMOA
  
- SAMOA provides a collection of distributed streaming algorithms for the most
+ SAMOA provides a collection of distributed streaming algorithms for the
- common data mining and machine learning tasks such as classification,
+ most common data mining and machine learning tasks such as
- clustering, and regression, as well as programming abstractions to develop
- new algorithms that run on top of distributed stream processing engines
- (DSPEs).  It features a pluggable architecture that allows it to run on
- several DSPEs such as Apache Flink, Apache Storm, Apache Apex and Apache
- Samza.
+ classification, clustering, and regression, as well as programming
+ abstractions to develop new algorithms that run on top of distributed
+ stream processing engines (DSPEs).  It features a pluggable architecture
+ that allows it to run on several DSPEs such as Apache Flink, Apache
+ Storm, Apache Apex and Apache Samza.
  
  SAMOA has been incubating since 2014-12-15.
  
@@ -1229, +1256 @@

    - Also, we made some testing progress with Apache Gearpump.
    - We also had a presentation of Apache Samoa and its integration with
      Apache Apex in Apache BigData Europe 2016
-   - We also published a scientific paper using Apache Samoa and one of its
+   - We also published a scientific paper using Apache Samoa and one of
-     machine learning techniques (Vertical Hoeffding Tree) (to be presented in
+     its machine learning techniques (Vertical Hoeffding Tree) (to be
-     IEEE BigData Conference in December 2016)
+     presented in IEEE BigData Conference in December 2016)
  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
-   - We have performed a new release with several bug fixes and new features
+   - We have performed a new release with several bug fixes and new
-     (0.4.0)
+     features (0.4.0)
    - We are looking into new ML techniques for development.
  
  Date of last release:
@@ -1258, +1285 @@

  
    Alan Gates:
  
-     Very low activity on this project over the last few months, with last
+     Very low activity on this project over the last few months, with
-     commit showing as Sept 22 and very few commits since last March.  A big
+     last commit showing as Sept 22 and very few commits since last
-     need here beyond activity is to grow the community.  There is a one
+     March.  A big need here beyond activity is to grow the community.
-     individual who made several contributions last spring; I sent an email to
-     the mailing list asking if it made sense to invite him to become a
-     committer.
+     There is a one individual who made several contributions last
+     spring; I sent an email to the mailing list asking if it made sense
+     to invite him to become a committer.
  
  --------------------
  Singa
@@ -1274, +1301 @@

  
  Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
  
-   1. Add more documentations and tutorials, to make the installation and use
+   1. Add more documentations and tutorials, to make the installation and
-      of SINGA easier. We have done some work as described below in the answer
+      use of SINGA easier. We have done some work as described below in
-      of 'how has the project developed since the last report'.
+      the answer of 'how has the project developed since the last
+      report'.
-   2. Grow the community. We added one more committer after the last report
+   2. Grow the community. We added one more committer after the last
-      and are getting more user feedbacks. We want to further grow the
+      report and are getting more user feedbacks. We want to further grow
-      community and to graduate in early 2017.
+      the community and to graduate in early 2017.
  
  Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
  aware of?
@@ -1288, +1316 @@

  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
-   There were 68, 125 and 61 emails from dev@ list in September 2016, October
+   There were 68, 125 and 61 emails from dev@ list in September 2016,
-   2016 and November 2016 respectively.
+   October 2016 and November 2016 respectively.
  
    There are 100 more commits since the last report.
  
@@ -1301, +1329 @@

    changes in terms of the programming model and other aspects:
  
      + Tensor abstraction for supporting more machine learning models.
-     + Device abstraction for running on different hardware devices, including
+     + Device abstraction for running on different hardware devices,
-       CPU, (Nvidia/AMD) GPU and FPGA (to be tested in later versions).
+       including CPU, (Nvidia/AMD) GPU and FPGA (to be tested in later
+       versions).
      + Replace GNU autotool with cmake for compilation.
      + Support Mac OS.
      + Improve Python binding, including installation and programming
@@ -1311, +1340 @@

        documentations.
      + Integrate Travis-CI
  
-   We also added python notebooks and windows support, and are working on the
+   We also added python notebooks and windows support, and are working on
-   model zoo, python whl files and Docker images to make it easier for users
+   the model zoo, python whl files and Docker images to make it easier
-   to get started with SINGA.
+   for users to get started with SINGA.
  
-   We are focusing on our niches, including distributed training at the system
+   We are focusing on our niches, including distributed training at the
-   level and health-care models at the application level.
+   system level and health-care models at the application level.
  
  Date of last release:
  
@@ -1337, +1366 @@

  --------------------
  Spot
  
- Apache Spot is a solution stack that provides the capability to ingest network related telemetry
(network flows, domain name service information and proxy server logs) and provide unsupervised
machine learning capabilities to identify suspicious activity.  The information is organized
and presented using operational analytics so that a security analyst can investigate the most
suspicious connections. Apache Spot is built on an open data model using Apache Spark and
Apache Hadoop.
+ Apache Spot is a solution stack that provides the capability to ingest
+ network related telemetry (network flows, domain name service
+ information and proxy server logs) and provide unsupervised machine
+ learning capabilities to identify suspicious activity.  The information
+ is organized and presented using operational analytics so that a
+ security analyst can investigate the most suspicious connections. Apache
+ Spot is built on an open data model using Apache Spark and Apache
+ Hadoop.
  
  
  Spot has been incubating since 2016-09-23.
@@ -1351, +1387 @@

    3.  Demonstrate ability to create releases
  
  
- Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?
+ Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
+ aware of?
+ 
- Please elaborate on the process for code scanning and IP reviews.
+ Please elaborate on the process for code scanning and IP
+ reviews.
  
  
- How has the community developed since the last report?
- Community interaction has ramped velocity, as new adopters of the project have been posting
questions through Twitter and Slack. We have added approximately 20% to our Slack channel
and added several contributors through the ICLA.
- 
- 
- How has the project developed since the last report?
+ How has the community developed since the last report?
+ 
+ Community interaction has ramped velocity, as new adopters of the
+ project have been posting questions through Twitter and Slack. We have
+ added approximately 20% to our Slack channel and added several
+ contributors through the ICLA.
+ 
+ 
+ How has the project developed since the last report?
+ 
  We have moved our repo to ASF as of December 8, 2016.
  We have removed our LDA-C dependencies by switching to Spark LDA, eliminating licensing
issues on this particular branch.
  
@@ -1383, +1427 @@

  --------------------
  Streams
  
- Apache Streams (incubating) unifies a diverse world of digital profiles and
+ Apache Streams (incubating) unifies a diverse world of digital profiles
- online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these
+ and online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes
- datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and platforms for
+ these datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and
- streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.
+ platforms for streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics
+ use-cases.
  
  Streams has been incubating since 2012-11-20.
  
@@ -1394, +1439 @@

  
   1. Community growth and PMC maturity.
   2. Demonstrate a consistent release schedule.
-  3. Participation of project community within related standards-bodies and
+  3. Participation of project community within related standards-bodies
-     Apache projects.
+     and Apache projects.
  
  Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
  aware of?
  
-   The community has begun an internal assessment using the Apache Maturity
+   The community has begun an internal assessment using the Apache
-   Model to identify gaps that should be addressed before graduation.  
+   Maturity Model to identify gaps that should be addressed before
+   graduation.
  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
@@ -1416, +1462 @@

    Source Control 
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-streams
  
-   Excluding merges, 2 authors have pushed 17 commits to master and 17 commits
+   Excluding merges, 2 authors have pushed 17 commits to master and 17
-   to all branches. On master, 816 files have changed and there have been
+   commits to all branches. On master, 816 files have changed and there
-   36,280 additions and 38,567 deletions.
+   have been 36,280 additions and 38,567 deletions.
  
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-streams-examples
  
-   Excluding merges, 2 authors have pushed 2 commits to master and 2 commits
+   Excluding merges, 2 authors have pushed 2 commits to master and 2
-   to all branches. On master, 8 files have changed and there have been 323
+   commits to all branches. On master, 8 files have changed and there
-   additions and 301 deletions.
+   have been 323 additions and 301 deletions.
  
-   Steve Blackmon presented Apache Streams at Shark Tank, ApacheCon Europe,
+   Steve Blackmon presented Apache Streams at Shark Tank, ApacheCon
-   Seville, Spain on Nov 18, 2016.
+   Europe, Seville, Spain on Nov 18, 2016.
  
-   Team is presently working on 0.4.1-incubating release scheduled for the
+   Team is presently working on 0.4.1-incubating release scheduled for
-   week of Dec 5, 2016.
+   the week of Dec 5, 2016.
  
-   Work has been scoped out for an upcoming 0.5-incubating release scheduled
+   Work has been scoped out for an upcoming 0.5-incubating release
-   for later this year.
+   scheduled for later this year.
  
    JIRA
  
@@ -1461, +1507 @@

    Suneel Marthi:
    
      There's been lot of activity on the project since Sep 2016 and the
-     project has had 2 releases since then. The project's on track for TLP
+     project has had 2 releases since then. The project's on track for
-     graduation.
+     TLP graduation.
  
  --------------------
  Taverna
  
- Taverna is a domain-independent suite of tools used to design and execute
+ Taverna is a domain-independent suite of tools used to design and
- data-driven workflows.
+ execute data-driven workflows.
  
  Taverna has been incubating since 2014-10-20.
  
@@ -1487, +1533 @@

  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
-   Added 3 new committers who were introduced via the Google Summer of Code. 2
+   Added 3 new committers who were introduced via the Google Summer of
-   of them did not directly work on Apache Taverna through GSoC but this was
+   Code. 2 of them did not directly work on Apache Taverna through GSoC
-   where they heard about the project.
+   but this was where they heard about the project.
  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
-   The Taverna Mobile Android application is nearing release standard with all
+   The Taverna Mobile Android application is nearing release standard
-   licence checks passed. 
+   with all licence checks passed.
  
-   Most of the codebases under the Taverna banner are also nearing release
+   Most of the codebases under the Taverna banner are also nearing
-   standard with an extensive licence review currently underway.
+   release standard with an extensive licence review currently underway.
  
    Preparing maturity report, almost ready for graduation vote.
  
@@ -1546, +1592 @@

  --------------------
  Tephra
  
- Tephra is a system for providing globally consistent transactions on top of
+ Tephra is a system for providing globally consistent transactions on top
- Apache HBase and other storage engines.
+ of Apache HBase and other storage engines.
  
  Tephra has been incubating since 2016-03-07.
  
@@ -1591, +1637 @@

  
  Shepherd/Mentor notes:
  
- - Drew Farris (Shepherd): Two mentors active on mailing lists. Project is building towards
+ - Drew Farris (Shepherd): Two mentors active on mailing lists. Project
-   a healthy community.
+   is building towards a healthy community.
  
  --------------------
  Trafodion
@@ -1668, +1714 @@

  --------------------
  Wave
  
- A wave is a hosted, live, concurrent data structure for rich communication.
+ A wave is a hosted, live, concurrent data structure for rich
- It can be used like email, chat, or a document.
+ communication.  It can be used like email, chat, or a document.
  
  Wave has been incubating since 2010-12-04.
  
@@ -1685, +1731 @@

  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
  
-   The community has several new/re-activated contributors and participants
+   The community has several new/re-activated contributors and
-   across different disciplines since last report.  The most significant
+   participants across different disciplines since last report.  The most
-   developments for our community have come about since September.
+   significant developments for our community have come about since
+   September.
  
    After an open community conference call on Sept 28th, a joint effort
-   between Wave and SwellRT development was initiated. SwellRT API has been
+   between Wave and SwellRT development was initiated. SwellRT API has
-   tried out by some members of the community and a branch containing the
+   been tried out by some members of the community and a branch
-   SwellRT code is now in the repository. Discussions are still taking place
+   containing the SwellRT code is now in the repository. Discussions are
-   to determine the full extent of the integration as the projects share a
+   still taking place to determine the full extent of the integration as
-   common goal but have side plans as well.
+   the projects share a common goal but have side plans as well.
  
-   SwellRT is a fork of Wave resolving some complexity issues of the Wave code
+   SwellRT is a fork of Wave resolving some complexity issues of the Wave
-   that have prevented community growth and adoption issues.
+   code that have prevented community growth and adoption issues.
  
  How has the project developed since the last report?
  
-   Some members of Wave community have tried SwellRT API and some common tasks
+   Some members of Wave community have tried SwellRT API and some common
-   have been performed, such as:
+   tasks have been performed, such as:
  
    - Cleaned up some obsolete dependencies.
    - New branch created on wave repo containing a mirror of SwellRT code.
-   - Updated major dependencies and fixed minor bugs, some taken from SwellRT.
+   - Updated major dependencies and fixed minor bugs, some taken from
- 
+     SwellRT.
+     
  Date of last release:
  
    March 2016
@@ -1725, +1773 @@

  
    Upayavira: 
  
-     SwellRT appears to be a useful addition to Wave - it was originally a
+     SwellRT appears to be a useful addition to Wave - it was originally
-     fork of Wave that has been improved/simplified. The Wave community still
+     a fork of Wave that has been improved/simplified. The Wave community
-     needs to handle IP Clearance for the SwellRT codebase.
+     still needs to handle IP Clearance for the SwellRT codebase.
+ 
+ 
  
  }}}
  


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