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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Incubator 2005Q3 Status Report to the ASF Board
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2005 02:02:49 GMT
Please remove the entries for Hermes, Muse and Apollo. they have
graduated. (or  may be we should add a line saying that they have
graduated...either is ok)

thanks,
-- dims

On 7/25/05, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
> Status report for the Apache Incubator Project
> ================================================
> 
> The Incubator continues to see good progress in a number of projects and
> their communities, with more projects graduating to TLP status, or to
> existing TLPs.
> 
> IP issues continue to be a major aspect of life in the Incubator.  We
> welcome Cliff Schmidt's appointment as VP of Legal Affairs, and look forward
> to his help.  Congratulations, Cliff.
> 
> Aa number of new projects have entered the Incubator, with a corresponding
> increase in the Incubator PMC.  The Incubator PMC has established the policy
> that an ASF Member who is a Mentor or Committer on an Incubator project is
> automatically entitled to be on the Incubator PMC pending acceptance by the
> Member and board notification.
> 
> Continued thanks to our manual ForrestBot, David Crossley, for helping to
> keep the web site built, and to others contributing their time.
> 
>                            - 0 -
> 
> The list of projects in the Incubator is at
> http://incubator.apache.org/projects/.  Here are the STATUS reports from the
> PPMCs.  Several projects are missing, as noted below, and are again
> reminded.
> 
> 
> Status Report for Apollo
> ========================
> 
> 
> Status Report from the Agila PPMC
> =================================
> 
> Agila has been moving slowly, but there is clear interest with the
> addition of the Twister project, a pure BPEL engine, and the addition
> of a new Agila committer, Chris Lim.  There are other individuals we
> are looking at.
> 
> At ApacheCon EU, we were approached by another workflow engine that
> would consider coming to the project.  As our goal is to build a
> strong workflow/BPM community, this was welcomed and I look forward
> to some follow-up
> 
> It's clear I need to dedicate some additional time to Agila, both in
> code and community.
> 
> 
> Status Report for AltRMI
> ========================
> 
> 
> Status Report from the Beehive PPMC
> ===================================
> 
> [Note: Beehive is currently preparing to ask for TLP status]
> 
> Beehive did a 1.0m1 incubating milestone release on June 6/2005.  With
> the recent finalization of JSR-181 (Annotated Java Web Services) and
> its associated TCK, the wheels are turning to get Beehive certified as
> 181 compliant.
> 
> The big news, we're in the middle of a vote to graduate from the
> Incubator to TLP status.  We are well poised to do a 1.0 final release
> should that vote pass.
> 
> There has been increased traffic on the dev list, and we're seeing
> ongoing interest from other projects (Geronimo, Struts, etc) in a
> variety of forums -- a session at JavaOne a few weeks ago was well
> attended.  We are also in the midst of a vote for a new committer.
> 
> 
> Status Report from the Derby PPMC
> =================================
> 
> [Note: Derby is about to leave the Incubator, and enter the DB PMC]
> 
> Here is what Derby has been up to in Q2 (April-June).
> 
> Derby added Tomohito Nakayama as a new committer.
> [Early Q3 note: two more committers were added and derby-dev is voting
> on another.]
> 
> Plans were completed for a 10.1 incubator release and candidate jars
> were made available for testing and review.  [Early Q3 note: the vote
> passed for the candidate and Andrew McIntyre requested permission from
> general@incubator.apache.org to make it available as an incubator release.]
> 
> The Derby community is thriving. Today
> http://people.apache.org/~coar/mlists.html#db.apache.org shows that the
> derby-dev list is up to 225 subscribers and derby-user up to 322 (both
> figures include digest subscribers).
> 
> There is heavy development activity on both the code front and the doc
> front.
> 
> Many code challenges are being worked on via the derby-dev list and the
> number of Derby developers working on Jira issues has increased to 36
> (the number in the derby-developers Jira group).
> 
> One doc challenge is how to make a DITA stylesheet, which is under the
> CPL license, available on incubator.apache.org/derby to improve the
> format of the html documentation. A Derby mentor advised asking the
> author if he would be willing to license that particular file to the ASF
> under the Apache License. It turns out the DITA Toolkit team is
> interested in releasing the Toolkit itself under the Apache license, and
> hopefully all details will get worked out in Q3.
> 
> Status Report for FtpServer
> ===========================
> 
> 
> Status Report from the Graffito PPMC
> ====================================
> 
> * The main news in this quarter is that we have expanded the committer
>   base beyond the original contributors with the addition of Oliver
>   Kiessler and Sandro Boehme.
> 
> * Both are busily working on building support for JCR (through
>   Jackrabbit).
> 
> * Work is also underway to use Graffito as a native CMS engine
>   in Jetspeed 2.
> 
> 
> Status Report from the Harmony PPMC
> ===================================
> 
> In it's first month+ of existence, Harmony has attracted quite a bit
> of attention, and we are now settling down to resolve some of the
> issues we've identified in the beginning.  We have on our website our
> proposed policy framework to monitor contributions and technology
> contributions.  This policy is in addition to the standard ASF policy
> and we do not believe that it will cause any concerns.  It will be
> posted for review by the Apache Incubator PMC before it goes into
> effect, but we're working to get the last nips and tucks done.
> 
> On the technology side, there's been a slow start, in part due to the
> contribution framework getting established, but I plan to push hard
> for contributions now that we're almost done and people can get a
> sense of how things work.
> 
> We have the following outstanding issue that I will be talking to the
> Apache Incubator PMC about - parts of the community have asked that
> we change our default license for mail list contributions to a
> license compatible with the GPL, as the Apache License is deemed
> incompatible by the FSF.  It's in our interest to ensure that we can
> have the broadest participation possible, but also recognize that we
> wish to balance that with the aspects of the Apache License that are
> important to us.  Expect more on this soon.
> 
> 
> Status Report for Hermes
> ========================
> 
> 
> Status Report from the Jackrabbit PPMC
> ======================================
> 
> Jackrabbit has attracted public interest from many different
> projects, both open source and commercial in nature, and has over
> 250 people reading the developer list.  During the past quarter
> we added one new committer, Edgar Poce, and cleared the minimum
> threshold of three independent committers.
> 
> The big news is that JCR, the Content Repository for Java
> Technology 1.0 API, has been completed by the JSR 170 expert group
> and received final approval from the J2SE/EE executive committee
> at the end of May.  We are currently working on restructuring the
> Jackrabbit project directories in preparation of an eagerly
> anticipated first release candidate and passing the official TCK,
> at which point we are hoping to graduate from Incubator to
> TLP status for the 1.0 release.
> 
> 
> Status Report from the JDO PPMC
> ===============================
> 
> New committers were added to the project: Matthew Adams, Xcalia; Erik
> Bengtson, JPOX. We might have a quorum of independent committers: Sun,
> Xcalia, JPOX, tech@spree although I'd like to see more commit action from
> everyone.
> 
> 
> JIRA accounts have been set up for everyone who needs them.
> 
> 
> The API sub-project has been synchronized with the latest version of the
> specification. The TCK sub-project is about 80% complete. Still lacks full
> testing for O/R mapping and detached objects.
> 
> 
> The Apache JDO web site is now active at http://incubator.apache.org/jdo
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding Juice
> =============================
> 
> Juice: Still no signs of life. We need to decide how/when to shut this down.
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding log4net
> ===============================
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding log4php
> ===============================
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding lucene4c
> ================================
> 
> The implementation strategy has been changed from a pure C port to
> wrapping a C library around a GCJ compiled version of the Java code,
> and we've added a new committer (Paul Querna).  Unfortunately
> progress has slowed recently due to "Real Life (tm)", but hopefully
> it will pick up again soon.
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding Muse
> ============================
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding Oscar
> =============================
> 
> Just getting started.  Has a number of IP and external community issues to
> address.
> 
> 
> Status Report from the Roller PPMC
> ==================================
> 
> Development status
> 
> - Work is proceeding on Roller 2.0, which will be ready in August. The
> main (and possibly only) new feature of Roller 2.0 will be group
> blogging support -- this is a big feature and requires a very large
> number of changes to the code base and user interface
> - Work is proceeding on Roller 1.3, which will be ready this month. The
> main feature will be better theme management.
> - Roller 1.2 was released from Java.Net as a totally non-Apache
> release, but using code from the Apache incubator's Subversion
> repository (we hope to do the same thing for 1.3, but that's up for
> discussion).
> 
> Licensing issues
> 
> Roller requires several LGPL components and we're working to resolve
> LGPL issues. We have been discussing this challenging issue in depth,
> here is a summary of the apparent consensus:
> 
> - We hope that ASF will come to some agreement with either FSF or
> Hibernate folks which will allow us to continue to use Hibernate
> - We are investigating ways to download our dependencies at
> build/install time, so that we don't have to distribute LGPL jars (but
> other work is taking priority right now)
> - We're willing to wait out the LGPL issue for a reasonable period of
> time, as long as there is some way for us to continue to make releases
> to our existing user community
> 
> Infrastructure issues
> 
> - Roller code base has been moved into the Apache incubator's
>   Subversion archive
> - Roller project is now using Apache incubator dev and user mailing
>   lists
> - A draft of our STATUS file has been created and is ready for review
>   by mentor
> - We're not listed on any of the incubator pages yet (can we fix this?)
> 
> 
> Status Report from the STDCXX PPMC
> ==================================
> 
> stdcxx: Mailing lists have been created, initial accounts have been created
> for the stdcxx committers (where CLAs have been received), and Subversion
> directories have been created.  Roy has just sent the 'welcome' email to
> stdcxx-dev@.  In other words, real progress can be made now.
> 
> As always, others can feel free to chime in and add their comments about
> stdcxx's progress.
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding TSIK
> ============================
> 
> [Note: TSIK is still pending these issues]
> 
> TSIK: We have a few conf calls lined up with Microsoft this week.
> Engaged with Jeff Thomson from IBM on legal-discuss. Nothing else
> happening. Infra work is done. Need paperwork from Verisign (after
> wrapping up discussions with MSFT/IBM)
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding Woden
> =============================
> 
> 
> Status Report regarding WSRP4J
> ==============================
> 
> 
> 


-- 
Davanum Srinivas -http://blogs.cocoondev.org/dims/

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