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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 13:57:19 GMT
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Brett Porter <brett@apache.org> wrote:
> 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....

Thanks and you're right, it was only the beginning of the Clerezza
report that was missing.
-Bertrand


>
> 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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