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From SamuelKevin <lovesumm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Incubator Board Report - August 2010
Date Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:57:26 GMT
hi, I am from BlueSky. i just finished my intern and went back home in the
last two days. Sorry that i forget the monthly report.. will cover it soon.

2010/8/17, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com>:
>
> Matt Benson, Srinath Perera, and Michael McCandless all joined the
> Incubator.  Several more will be joining this week.
>
> Shiro is set to graduate, and it seems that at least a couple of projects
> are in good shape to graduate in the near future.
>
> On to a topic for the Board's attention.  There has been some lively
> discussion this past week, initiated by Joe Schaefer regarding making
> Incubator projects more self-governing.  Although a valid goal, the actual
> proposals appear troubling in terms of ASF governance structure.
>
> A specific proposal, for which Joe would like a formal vote, amounts to
> whether the ASF Board approves the granting of Committer status without PMC
> approval, and bypassing the PMC on the matter.  Individual current and past
> Directors have already engaged, but it is requested that the Board consider
> the issue, and respond.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
> = Amber =
>
> Amber is a project to develop a Java library which provides an API
> specification for, and an unconditionally compliant implementation of
> the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications. OAuth is a mechanism
> that allows users to authenticate and authorise access by another
> party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share their
> username and password credentials.
>
> The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are:
>
> * attract new users and developers
> * making a release
>
> The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:
>
> * Involved people have been very busy due to personal/business issues in
> the last month.
>
> Latest activity:
>
> * apply the API definition choices approved by the community.
> * started implementing the Signing algorithms.
>
> Next steps:
>
> * finalize the API definition.
> * implementation of different specification versions (client and server).
>
> Community:
>
> * The community is in the first stages of formation and solely
> consists of the developers, though a few users start to appear on the
> mailing lists.
>
>
> = Bluesky =
>
> Did not report, but has reported several months running.  The only activity
> observed is the following e-mail:
>
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-bluesky-dev/201008.mbox/%
> 3CAANLkTi=NAfBWOofuU1fAXKxYxAiQf2rAt5ZQDcL1p6=f@mail.gmail.com%3E
>
>
>
> = 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 - Done
> * Grow the community and committer base - ongoing
> * Decide on graduation target of TLP or subproject - TBD
>
> 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?
>
> * Committer offer was extended and accepted by Matt Benson.
> * A couple of new users on the dev list.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
> * Currently a 0.2-incubating RC2 release vote is underway.
>
>
>
> = Chukwa =
>
> Chukwa is a distributed log collection and processing system built on top
> of
> Hadoop.  It is a former Hadoop subproject. CLAs are on file and ASF holds
> all copyrights.  We have been in incubation since July 13, 2010.  Since
> then, we have switched to incubation SVN naming and updated our website to
> reflect this change.  We still need to move mailing lists to incubation.
> [Pending on Bernd.] We still need to move our website to
> incubator.apache.org [Pending on permissions].  Should bring onboard more
> committers; Bill Graham would be the first Chukwa commiter not originally
> part of the project.
>
>
> = 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:
>
> * Added support for roaming useres with WebId
> * Added support for ssl
> * Started support for editing own foaf-profile with cleint certificate
> generation
> * Faster ScalaServer Pages using Scala 2.8.0
> * Improved User documentation
>
> Next steps:
>
> * Streamline architecture around type-handlers and type-renderer
> * Add ability to easily overwrite the styling in full or partially
> (skinning) with a bundle
>
>
> 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
>
>
> = Deltacloud =
>
> Deltacloud is a cross-cloud RESTful abstraction API. The are currently no
> issues requiring board attention.
>
> Recent activity:
>
> * Grant of initial code finalized: code relicensed under ASL2.0, iCLA's of
> all contributor's on file, cCLA from Red Hat for initial submission also on
> file, code imported to subversion
> * First draft of an API specification sent to developer's list
> * Initial content for project website in svn; need to clear up some
> technical hurdles to make it live
> * Added support for executing commands and copying files into cloud
> instances
> * Work on adding blob storage to API under way
> * Work on publishing reports from a private Hudson instance to a public
> site (since it seems we can't get access to Apache's Hudson)
> * Numerous bug fixes and smaller enhancements
>
> Next steps:
>
> * Continue work on API additions
> * Finalize initial API (including the spec)
> * Prepare for an initial release with a stable API
>
> Top 2/3 Issues before graduation:
>
> * Make an Apache release
> * Make a diverse community of active committers
> * Improve our website with tutorials and "getting started" content.
>
>
> = 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, there have
> been a miss-understanding of the vote calling for this committers. We have
> to redo them on the general list.
> * many people have joined the last three month and the incoming patches are
> getting applied by a couple of "old committers"
> * release preparation are under going, but stop due to the lack of a
> release manager
>
> Issues before graduation :
>
> * Do a release
> * IP clearance
>
>
> = HISE =
>
> DID NOT REPORT
>
>
> = Libcloud =
>
> Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
> written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.
>
> LibCloud are pleased to have added two more committers to the project in
> Eric Woods and Roman Bogorodskiy - welcome to you both. Since the last
> report LibCloud codebase has been moving along nicely, with the
> introduction
> of a Java codebase, many issues resolved from the issue tracker and working
> towards an imminent 0.40 release.
>
> Many new features are being discussed and implemented and existing drivers
> are being well maintained. There is healthy discussions happening on the
> development mailing lists and the diverse developers are working well
> together. Overall the project is doing well.
>
> (Mentors Note: LibCloud as a project is going along nicely on its own, this
> quarter although I watch the lists, yet again as a non-coding mentor I find
> I have had nothing to do. However this next quarter I fully expect to see
> about helping to move the project towards graduating by the end of the next
> quarter if not sooner.)
>
>
> = Lucy =
>
> Lucy will be a loose port of the Lucene search engine library, written in C
> and targeted at dynamic language users.
>
> Lucy was voted into the Incubator on July 22, 2010.
>
> Issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
> * Make a 1.0 stable release as quickly as possible.
> * Concentrate on community expansion.
> * Disperse knowledge of codebase among developers.
>
> Issues for Incubator PMC or ASF Board:
>
> * None.
>
> Progress since the last report:
>
> * Accounts requested for new committers Peter Karman and Nathan Kurz.
> * Existing JIRA and MoinMoin Wiki installations transitioned.
> * Mailing lists requested. (INFRA-2901)
> * Trademark inquiry begun. (LUCY-121)
> * Subversion repository created.
> * Existing Lucene subproject codebase moved from lucene to incubator.
>   (LUCENE-2563)
>
> Community development since the last report:
>
> * During the Incubator proposal period, Lucy added Mentors Upayavira and
> Mike
>   McCandless, and committer Simon Willnauer.
>
>
> = NPanday =
>
> NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
> Maven. NPanday allows .NET projects to be converted into Maven projects
> thus
> allowing them to fully utilize the other technologies driven by Maven.
> NPanday has been incubating since August, 2010.
>
> NPanday was accepted just days before the Incubator report was due, so is
> only just getting started on setting up. Expect a more complete report on
> infrastructure and status in September which will be the first official
> report.
>
> The first steps for the podling will be:
> * establishing mailing lists and a PPMC
> * deciding how to approach the code history when importing from Codeplex
> * starting discussion on NPanday 2.0 development
>
> There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.
>
>
> = Nuvem =
>
> Apache Nuvem will define an open application programming interface for
> common cloud application services, allowing applications to be easily
> ported
> across the most popular cloud platforms.
>
> Nuvem was accepted for Incubation on June, 2010.
>
> Nuvem infrastructure is ready, and project is slowly getting started.
>
>
> = 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.
>
> * PhotArk M2 released.
> * The PhotArk community continues to make good progress code wise
> particularly around GSoC projects
>
>
> = SIS =
>
> 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
>
> There was a few projects undertaken in Chris Mattmann's CSCI 572: Search
> Engines and Information Retrieval class regarding SIS, in particular, one
> by
> Nga Chung, wherein which she implemented a full R-tree spatial index in
> Java
> from scratch, as well as bounding box and point-radius queries. Nga has
> kindly signed up for the mailing list, and allowed for the contribution of
> her code to SIS. In addition, a few other projects included representation
> of spatial data in GeoRSS format (from William Quach, another 572 student),
> and those projects will be packaged up and contributed also. SIS'ers need
> to
> follow up after the meeting with ESRI to determine if they are interested
> with participating in the community. Much of the other activity continues
> to
> be from the mentors and committers.
>
> Project progress since last report
>
> SIS was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on February 21, 2010.
>
> Chris Mattmann led the development of the SIS website and stood the site up
> at http://incubator.apache.org/sis/, completing SIS-2. The code prepared
> in
> CS572: Search Engines and Information Retrieval at USC will be packaged up
> and attached to JIRA and committed to SIS. In particular, the R-tree
> implementation as well as the point/radius and bounding box
> implementations.
> The GeoRSS code will also be packaged up and contributed to SIS. 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 includes  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 and OASIS standard protocols.
>
> Since the last Stonehenge report in May, the Stonehenge community has
> concluded very extensive testing of the M2 milestone. M2 was released on
> July 10th with a rich feature set:
>
> -       Added a StockTrader implementation based on the Sun/Oracle Metro
> stack fully exercising the WS-* features in Metro
> -       Introduced support for WS-Trust, WS-Federation and WS-Security
> specs
> in all of the supported implementations of StockTrader.
> -       Added claims based access using active and passive STS for .NET,
> Axis2 and Metro
> -       A slick configuration UI that allows for dynamic configuration of
> backend services, selecting any service from each tack
>
> The community also has welcomed the addition of two new committers based on
> their hard work in M2, Pablo Cibraro and Nicholas Hauenstein.
>
> The community is currently reviewing strategic options for the project
> moving forward.
>
>
> = 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 people start to contribute to our online
> documentation and file JIRA issues.
>    * As reported in the last board report a few people from the community
> have been contacted by PPMC members encouraging them to become more
> involved
> in the project. There was positive interest from a few, they submitted
> iCLA's but have yet to contribute anything for the PPMC's to review for
> acceptance.
>    * We see people from new locations asking questions on the vcl-dev list
> which shows that interest in VCL is growing.
>
> Plans for next Release
>
>    * The next release has been delayed slightly to make sure all jira
> issues were satisfied correctly. The new target date is to have the next
> release candidate out available by the end of August 2010.
>
> Top Issues Before Graduation
>
>    * Continue to increase contributors from multiple institutions
>
>
> = Whirr =
>
> Whirr provides code for running a variety of software services on cloud
> infrastructure.
>
> Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status information is
> available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.
>
> Progress since the last report: We continue to get contributions from
> outside the initial committer base. More work has been done to add Whirr
> infrastructure (Hudson). We did not do a release this month as planned (we
> have been held up on upgrading to the latest jclouds release, amongst other
> things), but we plan to cut a release in the next period.
>
> Plans for the next period:
>
> * Do an initial 0.1.0 release.
> * Set up the website.
>
> Top three items to resolve before graduation:
>
> * Increase community involvement in the project
> * Make several incubating releases
> * Support at least three services on Whirr
>
>
> = 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:
>
> *  Released Apache Wink 1.1 and 1.1.1.  1.1.1 fixes a potential security
> vulnerability which affected several projects using XML parsers.  See
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/wink/trunk/security/CVE-2010-2245
> .
> pdf for details.
> *  Changes to logging and trace code for the project as well as other fixes
> and features.
>
> Planned Activity:
>
> *  Java EE 6 integration
>
> Top issues before graduation:
>
> Build community
>
> Signed off by mentor: kevan
>
> = Wookie =
> No issues currently require IPMC or Board attention
>
> Notable activities:
>
> * Added plugable persistence component
> * Integrated RAT into Wokkie build and corrected issues found
> * JIRA Activity continues to grow
>
> Items to be resolved before graduation:
>
> * Remove GPL dependencies
> * Create a release
> * Develop community
>
>
> = Zeta Components =
>
> Zeta Components is a high-quality library of loosely-coupled PHP
> components.
> It has entered incubation on 2010-05-21. Therefore the project is still in
> ramp up phase.
>
> In the past month,
>
> * the code drop has been finalized and license has been changed
> * the website has been created
> * development discussions have been started
>
> The 3 most important issues to be tackled are:
>
> * discuss and realize potential copyright notice changes
> * collect missing iCLAs from previous contributors
> * finish setting up infrastructure (CI, etc.)
>
>
>
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-- 
Bowen Ma a.k.a Samuel Kevin @ Bluesky Dev Team    XJTU
Shaanxi Province Key Lab. of Satellite and Terrestrial Network Tech
http://incubator.apache.org/bluesky/

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