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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: May 2010 Incubator Board Report (Updated to add Clerezza)
Date Tue, 18 May 2010 07:08:29 GMT
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
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> *** 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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