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From Brett Porter <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: May 2010 Incubator Board Report (Updated to add Clerezza)
Date Tue, 18 May 2010 13:29:39 GMT
I didn't see anything wrong with the original Bluesky report, but I added the missing Clerezza
heading and initial paragraphs and aligned it to what you posted below.

On 18/05/2010, at 5:08 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 12:15 AM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
>> *** Clerezza had been accidentally deleted during a wiki edit...
> 
> Still broken below and in board_agenda_2010_05_19.txt, Bluesky and
> Clerezza reports are broken, here's the correct section, also fixed in
> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/May2010 :
> 
> ********
> = Bluesky =
> BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning
> solution designed to help solve the disparity in availability of
> qualified education between well-developed cities and poorer regions
> of China.
> 
> We are still waiting for Bill to check the completeness of the release
> candidate. Things we've done recently:
> 
> Coding to optimize DTU structure, still under going;
> Testing IPv6 and satellite module;
> One thing left to the first release:
> cast release vote in general list.
> 
> = Clerezza =
> Clerezza (incubating since November 27th, 2009) is an OSGi-based
> modular application and set of components (bundles) for building
> RESTFul Semantic Web applications and services. The are currently no
> issues requiring board attention.
> 
> Recent activity:
> Updated to the latest Felix framework (including security features)
> Improved typerendering with regex-pattern and renderlets for literal types
> Update to TDB 0.8.5
> Presented Clerezza at the Apache Retreat
> Manuel Innerhofer participated in the IKS FISE hackathon
> (http://wiki.iks-project.eu/index.php/FISE), Clerezza modules are used
> in FISE.
> 
> Next steps:
> Enhance UIMA integration
> Integration with Tika
> 
> Top 2/3 Issues before graduation:
> Improve our website with tutorials and "getting started" content.
> Prepare some easy-to-run demos to get people interested in Clerezza.
> Prepare for a first release
> ********
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> *** A HISE report was entered to indicate that the project had failed to
>> report.
>> *** No other changes from the original submission
>> 
>> During the past month, the Incubator has added a fair number of new PMC
>> Members:
>> 
>>  Chris Mattmann
>>  David Jencks
>>  Gurkan Erdogdu
>>  Tom White
>>  Jean-Frederic Clere
>>  Julien Vermillard
>>  Christian Grobmeier (elected)
>>  Donald Woods
>> 
>> All of them joined with the specific intent of mentoring projects, of which
>> we have quite a few (reflected by all of the new PMC members).  Proposed
>> projects included Whirr (libraries for running cloud services), Zeta (PHP
>> components), Amber (OAuth Java library), and Deltacloud (web service API for
>> cloud service clients/providers).
>> 
>> WSRP4J was terminated at the mutual decision with the Portals PMC.
>> 
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 
>> = BeanValidation =
>> Apache Bean Validation will deliver an implementation of the JSR303 Bean
>> Validation 1.0 specification.  BVAL entered incubation on March 1, 2010.
>> 
>> A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
>> graduation:
>> 
>> First release of artifacts. Grow the community and committer base.
>> 
>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
>> of:
>> 
>> None at this time.
>> 
>> How has the community developed since the last report:
>> 
>> The community has been focused on resolving TCK failures, with lots of help
>> coming from contributor Carlos Vara. Apache OpenJPA trunk is now using our
>> artifacts as their default provider for Bean Validation testing. Two other
>> projects (one at the ASF) have mentioned they are using our artifacts
>> instead of Hibernate.
>> 
>> How has the project developed since the last report:
>> 
>> Confluence is setup as our website and has been fully populated. SNAPSHOT
>> artifacts are being published to repository.apache.org. TCK testing is being
>> run by 3 or 4 committers and contributors.
>> 
>> 
>> = Bluesky =
>> 
>> BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution
>> designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education
>> between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.
>> 
>> We are still waiting for Bill to check the completeness of the release
>> candidate. Things we've done recently:
>> 
>>  * Coding to optimize DTU structure, still under going;
>>  * Testing IPv6 and satellite module;
>> 
>> One thing left to the first release:
>> 
>>  * cast release vote in general list.
>> 
>>  * Improved typerendering with regex-pattern and renderlets for literal
>> types
>>  * Update to TDB 0.8.5
>>  * Presented Clerezza at the Apache Retreat
>>  * Manuel Innerhofer participated in the IKS FISE hackathon
>> (http://wiki.iks-project.eu/index.php/FISE), Clerezza modules are used in
>> FISE.
>> 
>> Next steps:
>> 
>>  * Enhance UIMA integration
>>  * Integration with Tika
>> 
>> Top 2/3 Issues before graduation:
>> 
>>  * Improve our website with tutorials and "getting started" content.
>>  * Prepare some easy-to-run demos to get people interested in Clerezza.
>>  * Prepare for a first release
>> 
>> 
>> = Droids =
>> 
>> Droids is an Incubator project arrived from Apache Labs. Droids entered
>> incubation on October, 2008.
>> 
>> It's an intelligent standalone robot framework that allows one to create and
>> extend existing web robots.
>> 
>> What we've completed in the last months:
>> 
>>  * new elected committers: Bertil Chapuis and Richard Frovarp;
>>  * the community has organized a community day to fix nearly all open
>> tickets with patch
>>  * release preparation are under going
>> 
>> Issues before graduation :
>> 
>>  * Do a release
>>  * IP clearance
>> 
>> 
>> = Clerezza =
>> 
>> Clerezza (incubating since November 27th, 2009) is an OSGi-based modular
>> application and set of components (bundles) for building RESTFul Semantic
>> Web applications and services. The are currently no issues requiring board
>> attention.
>> 
>> Recent activity:
>> 
>>    * Updated to the latest Felix framework (including security features)
>>    * Improved typerendering with regex-pattern and renderlets for literal
>> types
>>    * Update to TDB 0.8.5
>>    * Presented Clerezza at the Apache Retreat
>>    * Manuel Innerhofer participated in the IKS FISE hackathon
>> (http://wiki.iks-project.eu/index.php/FISE), Clerezza modules are used in
>> FISE.
>> 
>> Next steps:
>> 
>>    * Enhance UIMA integration
>>    * Integration with Tika
>> 
>> Top 2/3 Issues before graduation:
>> 
>>    * Improve our website with tutorials and "getting started" content.
>>    * Prepare some easy-to-run demos to get people interested in Clerezza.
>>    * Prepare for a first release
>> 
>> 
>> = HISE =
>> 
>> The goal of HISE is to provide support for the WS-Human-Task 1.0
>> Specification.  HISE started Incubation in November 2009.
>> 
>> HISE did not file a report.  Checking the mailing lists shows that there
>> have been 5 messages in the past 2 1/2 months, a marked drop off from the
>> first quarter of 2010.  Likewise there has been a single commit since the
>> end of March.  The project will be pinged to find out what is going on
>> there.
>> 
>> 
>> = Libcloud =
>> 
>> Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
>> written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.
>> 
>> We're on the cusp of pushing 0.3.2 out the door, with our last release 0.3.1
>> on 10 May 2010.
>> 
>> Over the past few months we have:
>> 
>>  * Added driver support for new providers: Dreamhost, Eucalyptus, Enomaly
>> ECP, IBM Developer Cloud, and !SoftLayer
>>  * Improved multi-threaded handling in Rackspace and !RimuHosting
>>  * Created deployment and bootstrap API
>>  * Expanded test coverage
>>  * Augment documentation
>> 
>> We look forward to further improving documentation and lowering the barrier
>> to entry with tutorials and a guide for writing drivers.  We will continue
>> to add providers and keep the library updated with providers' changes.
>> 
>> 
>> = Lucene Connector Framework =
>> 
>> Description:
>> 
>> Lucene Connectors Framework is an incremental crawler framework and set of
>> connectors designed to pull documents from various kinds of repositories
>> into search engine indexes or other targets. The current bevy of connectors
>> includes Documentum (EMC), FileNet (IBM), LiveLink (OpenText), Patriarch
>> (Memex), Meridio (Autonomy), SharePoint (Microsoft), RSS feeds, and web
>> content. Lucene Connectors Framework also provides components for individual
>> document security within a target search engine, so that repository security
>> access conventions can be enforced in the search results.
>> 
>> Lucene Connectors Framework has been in incubation since January, 2010.
>> 
>> A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
>> graduation:
>> 
>> 1. End-user documentation conversion to usable form needs to be completed;
>> this is probably the biggest obstacle to developing a broader community at
>> this point 1. Javadoc and nightly builds need to be set up 1. The first
>> official release needs to be planned and executed
>> 
>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
>> of?
>> 
>> 1. We'd like to know whether there is any official Apache position on
>> inclusion of NTLM implementations in ASF projects, since we've gotten mixed
>> signals on this from other developers. This represents a crucial piece of
>> functionality needed to support LiveLink, Meridio, SharePoint, RSS, and Web
>> connectors properly.
>> 
>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>> 
>> There's been a significant amount of discussion pertaining to the LCF
>> document security model, it's advantages and disadvantages.  Offers of
>> assistance and advice abound.  A non-Apache code submission has even been
>> made.
>> 
>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>> 
>> Preliminary security integration with Solr has been tackled.  Online
>> end-user documentation is coming along and is perhaps 60% complete.  Scripts
>> have been written to make using LCF easier for the less experienced
>> integrator.
>> 
>> 
>> = OODT =
>> 
>> Description:
>> 
>> OODT is a  grid middleware framework for science data processing,
>> information  integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of
>> successful  projects at Jet  Propulsion Laboratory/ California Institute of
>> Technology (http://jpl.nasa.gov/, and many  other research institutions and
>> universities.
>> 
>> A  list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
>> graduation:
>> 
>>  1. Port OODT  code and license headers into ASF license headers
>>  1. OODT contributions from at least 2 other  organizations besides JPL
>>  1. At  least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few months
>> 
>> Any  issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
>> of?
>> 
>> No, not at  this time.
>> 
>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>> 
>> Chris Mattmann mentioned OODT as a possible extension for Whirr, proposed by
>> Tom White in the Incubator. We had some input from Justin
>> (http://www.mail-archive.com/oodt-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg00050.html)
>> progressing on OODT-3 (http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-3), and
>> leveraging tools like RAT to do the license checking and verification needed
>> to close out the issue. Much of the other activity  continues to be from the
>> mentors and committers.
>> 
>> How  has the project developed since the last report?
>> 
>> OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC]] on January 22, 2010.
>> 
>> Development over the last month has centered
>> on[[https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-3|OODT-3]] (cleaning up the
>> OODT code and config license headers), with contributions from Sean
>> !McCleese, and on[[https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-15|OODT-15]]
>> (one top-level build for OODT, and one trunk, tags and
>> branches).[[https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-15|OODT-15]] in
>> particular included some community discussion and a lazy consensus to move
>> forward. Chris Mattmann is nearly complete on this reorganization, which,
>> coupled with[[https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-3|OODT-3]] should
>> provide for a great 1st incubating release along with some documentation
>> transfering and getting the website up and running
>> (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-16), which Sean Kelly has
>> volunteered to spearhead.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> = PhotArk =
>> 
>> Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
>> including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
>> control layer, and upload capabilities.
>> 
>>  * PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.
>>  * Issues before graduation :
>>  * PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
>> grown the community to the minimal 3 independent committer size required for
>> graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous interest in the project.
>> We might be soon in a position to discuss graduation if others don't see an
>> independent, active but small community as an issue.
>> 
>>  * Suhothayan Sriskandaraj has been voted as Committer for Apache PhotArk
>>  * The PhotArk community continues to make good progress code wise
>>  * Three project ideas has been accepted for GSoC 2010 program
>>  * PhotArk M2 release is under review.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> = SIS =
>> 
>> SIS was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on February 21, 2010.
>> 
>> Apache SIS is a toolkit that spatial information  system builders or users
>> can use to build applications containing  location context. This project
>> will look to store reference  implementations of spatial algorithms,
>> utilities, services, etc. as well  as serve as a sandbox to explore new
>> ideas. Further, the goal is to  have Apache SIS grow into a thriving Apache
>> top-level community, where a  host of SIS/GIS related software (OGC
>> datastores, REST-ful interfaces,  data standards, etc.) can grow from and
>> thrive under the Apache  umbrella.
>> 
>> Any  issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
>> of?
>> 
>> Not at this  time
>> 
>> Community progress since the last report:
>> 
>> Chris  Mattmann, Patrick O'Leary and Kevan Miller participated in a meeting
>> with ESRI (http://www.esri.com) who may be interested in participating
>> within the project within some capacity. This would be a huge win as ESRI is
>> one of the major industry leaders in the development of GIS software, with
>> connections to standards bodies including the Open Geospatial Consortium
>> (OGC). Much of the other activity  continues to be from the mentors and
>> committers.
>> 
>> Project progress since last report
>> 
>> Chris Mattmann is working on refactoring the LocalLucene code into the SIS
>> codebase and work continues on creating the SIS incubator website, with Sean
>> McCleese leading the charge. Patrick O'Leary is investigating map
>> projections and coordinate systems including transformations to Polar
>> coordinates which should help on the observational data side.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> = Stonehenge =
>> 
>> Stonehenge has been incubating since December 2008. Stonehenge is a set of
>> example applications for Service Oriented Architecture that spans languages
>> and platforms and demonstrates best practices and interoperability by using
>> currently defined W3C OASIS standard protocols.
>> 
>> Since the last report in February 2010, the Stonehenge project has
>> intensified its efforts around interop testing between the M2 implementation
>> of the claims-based security model extension to the Stock Trader
>> implementations. Testing between .NET, Axis2/Java and Metro/Glassfish
>> implementations have uncovered various bugs and were subsequently corrected
>> in the web services library and the application code.
>> 
>> Milestone 2 (M2)
>> 
>> M2 constituted of expanding the Stocktrader application to use claims-based
>> authentication using an active and a passive STS for each implementation. We
>> also upgraded the usage of the WS-* specs from the submitted versions to the
>> ratified one. Extensive documentation work was done in parallel to describe
>> the new feature set and simplify the installation and configuration process.
>> 
>> In our last report we were preparing to vote for M2, unfortunately the
>> testing efforts are still underway and we continue to find issues that we
>> hope to resolve in the near future.  We are currently investigating which if
>> any products or implementations are holding us up from releasing and
>> addressing them in an effort to release a stable version to our users.
>> 
>> Milestone 3 (M3)
>> 
>> A proposal has been sumbitted for creating "micro samples" for many common
>> WS-* scenarios, with the goal being around creating implementations with low
>> barriers to entry. The proposal can be found at
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/STONEHENGE-121.  The community is
>> anxiously awaiting the release of M2 so that we can get started on this
>> project with hopes that releases can be made on a more frequent basis.
>> 
>> Graduation Map:
>> 
>>  * Grow community around new claims based stocktrader implementations just
>> added
>>  * More thorough documentation that empowers developers to replicate
>> interoperability scenarios demonstrated
>>  * Demonstrate full interoperability between existing components, and
>> release
>> 
>> 
>> = Thrift =
>> 
>> Thrift has been discussing what is required for it to move forwards - most
>> notably in relation to releases. While many developers work off their own
>> branches, and therefore do not require or need formal releases, they do
>> accept the need for releases. As a way to encourage releasing, a proposal
>> was made to have a release manager. As a result of this suggestion, Bryan
>> Duxbury was voted in as the Thrift release manager, and is intending to take
>> on regular releases.
>> 
>> One-off report from Upayavira
>> 
>> 
>> = VCL =
>> 
>> VCL has been incubating since December 2008. VCL is a cloud computing
>> platform for the management of physical and virtual machines.
>> 
>> Community Involvement:
>> 
>>  * As stated in the previous report, the Apache VCL community  continues to
>> grow. We're seeing more and more people start to contribute  to our online
>> documentation and file JIRA issues.
>>  * A few people from the community have been contacted by PPMC members
>> encouraging them to become more involved in the project.
>>  * We continue to see people from new locations asking questions on  the
>> vcl-dev list which shows that interest in VCL is continuing to grow.
>>  * Interest from the community to have support for a more recent  version of
>> VMWare Free Server drove the decision to swap that feature  (originally
>> slated for VCL 2.3) with cluster reservation improvements  (originally
>> slated for VCL 2.2).
>> 
>> Plans for next Release:
>> 
>>  * We hope to have our next release out by the end of June. This would  be
>> 1/2 the time it took to get our previous release out. We hope to  continue
>> to shorten the time between releases as we move forward.
>> 
>> Documentation:
>> 
>>  * Migration of official documentation to our second Confluence space  has
>> started. The next step is to pick an autoexport template, and then  set up a
>> cronjob to copy the autoexported content to our official  documentation
>> location.
>> 
>> Top Issues Before Graduation:
>> 
>>  * Continue to increase contributors from multiple institutions
>> 
>> 
>> = Wink =
>> 
>> Apache Wink is a project that enables development and consumption of REST
>> style web services. The core server runtime is based on the JAX-RS (JSR 311)
>> standard. The project also introduces a client runtime which can leverage
>> certain components of the server-side runtime. Apache Wink will deliver
>> component technology that can be easily integrated into a variety of
>> environments.
>> 
>> Apache Wink has been incubating since 2009-05-27.
>> 
>> Notable Activity:
>> 
>>  * In the middle of a Wink 1.1 release.  A few license issues were resolved
>> in the incubator regarding dual licensing.  More bug fixes and JAX-RS 1.1
>> changes for the non-Java EE 6 integration pieces were added.
>> 
>>  * Did some initial OSGi work.  Looking for feedback here to see where to
>> expand.
>> 
>>  * Some work done to improve the syndication models.
>> 
>> Planned Activity:
>> 
>>  * Continue the release
>> 
>> Top issues before graduation:
>> 
>>  * Build community
>> 
>> 
>> = Wookie =
>> 
>> No issues currently require IPMC or Board attention
>> 
>> Notable activities:
>> 
>>  * Voted raido in as a committer
>>  * Core W3C Widget parser has been split off into a standalone library for
>> use in other applications
>>  * Implemented a connector framework to support developers building plugins
>> to add Wookie support to their applications. Versions created for Java, C#,
>> Python and PHP
>>  * Implemented the W3C Widgets Access Request Policy  candidate
>> recommendation: see http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets-access/
>>  * Work progressing on implementing the W3C Widget Updates draft
>> specification: see http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets-updates/
>>  * JIRA Activity continues to grow
>>  * Interest from Android community in porting the Wookie parser library
>>  * Fixed Shindig integration
>> 
>> Items to be resolved before graduation:
>> 
>>  * Remove GPL dependencies
>>  * Create a release
>>  * Develop community
>> 
>> 
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