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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "October2018" by ChristoferDutz
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2018 13:56:03 GMT
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The "October2018" page has been changed by ChristoferDutz:

Added PLC4X report

+ PLC4X is a set of libraries for communicating with industrial programmable logic controllers
(PLCs) using a variety of protocols but with a shared API.
- PLC4X is a set of libraries for communicating with industrial programmable
- logic controllers (PLCs) using a variety of protocols but with a shared API.
- PLC4X has been incubating since 2017-12-18.
- Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
+ Most important issues to address while moving towards graduation:
+ Building the community: The PPMC and committer group has a large percentage of codecentric
employees, we have been recruiting people from other companies, but will have to continue
these efforts for establishing a healthy Apache community.
+ Onboarding of new committers: With PLC4X several people on the team are not very familiar
with the Apache Way. We have started and will continue our efforts on this onboarding.
-   1.
-   2.
-   3.
- Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
+ Any Issues the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of:
- aware of?
+ Not at the moment.
- How has the community developed since the last report?
- How has the project developed since the last report?
+ How has the community developed since the last report?
+ While the community activity had been quite low since the beginning of the project, things
changed in August.
+ Then we noticed not only new names appearing on the list, but the number of emails on the
list grew by 400%-500%.
+ Also did we get several pull requests from about 5 new names, contributing to multiple areas.
+ Two of them got added to the Committers and PPMC groups.
+ The others were one-shot contributions without any further communications.
+ In September Christofer Dutz had two talks on PLC4X at two conferences:
- How would you assess the podling's maturity?
- Please feel free to add your own commentary.
+   *   Solutions Hamburg 2018
+   *   ApacheCon NA 2018
-   [ ] Initial setup
-   [ ] Working towards first release
-   [ ] Community building
-   [ ] Nearing graduation
-   [ ] Other:
- Date of last release:
+ An article on PLC4X by Christofer Dutz was published in the German Tech Magazine: iX
+ (Link to the article:
+ Also, just before ApacheCon we also had our first PLC4X Meetup where several current contributors
as well as
+ very interested new people were present.
- When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
+ Also did we successfully vote in our first two new committers and PPMC members.
+   *   Julian Feinauer (pragmatic industries)
+   *   Andrey Skorikov (codecentric)
+ Finally just before finishing this report we also finished our first release: Version 0.1.0
- Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
- through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
- that need to be addressed.
+ Our mailing list subscriptions went up another 9 to currently 38 subscribers.
+ Our Twitter followers increased by 18 to 59 followers.
+ On GitHub we now have 24 “Stars” and 14 “Forks”
+ Business interest has increased dramatically as more and more companies are signaling their
willingness to
+ try out PLC4X and some are currently even in the transition phase of porting their products
to PLC4X.
+ How does the podling rate their own maturity?
+ We have a mix of new participants and experienced Apache people involved.
+ So far, the new participants have shown great willingness and success in adopting the Apache
+ However, we still need to continue: the on-boarding increasing the diversity of the team.
+ After our first official release, we will now fine-tune this release process and try to
educate other people
+ on the team to also be able to do releases.

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