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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: November 2010 Incubator Status Report
Date Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:03:44 GMT
Thanks a lot Joe :)

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Apologies for the collective ball drop Mohammad.  Yes we
> elected you to the IPMC, and yes someone should have sent
> you an invitation letter to that effect long ago.
>
> In any case just write a note to private@incubator
> (along with a subscription request) saying you've accepted
> the nomination and I will adjust your karma accordingly.
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.mohammad@gmail.com>
>> To: general@incubator.apache.org
>> Cc: board@apache.org
>> Sent: Thu, December 2, 2010 10:16:02 AM
>> Subject: Re: November 2010 Incubator Status Report
>>
>> Hi all...
>>
>>    First of all sorry for spreading this on both general@  and board@
>> cause I didn't know in advance to which ML I should send this  e-mail.
>> I was so excited when I saw my name nominated to be an IPMC member  not
>> the for the IPMC thing itself but for what it indicates that I  have
>> more trust from ASF community.
>>
>> I just need to know about the  status of my acceptance and if there is
>> anything I can start doing/preparing  helping Apache Incubator and ASF
>> in general as an IPMC member?
>>
>> On Tue,  Nov 16, 2010 at 4:21 AM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
>> >  -----------------------------------------------
>> >
>> > There are no  issues for the Board.
>> >
>> > New PMC Members: Hadrian Zbarcea, Isabel  Drost, Siegfried Goeschi, Mohammad
>> > Nour El-Din (pending his acceptance).   Henning Schmiedehausen has left the
>> > PMC.
>> >
>> > Infrastructure  has proposed that the Incubator switch over to the new CMS.
>> > It seems  that early next year will be the timeframe.
>> >
>> > The PMC has voted to  submit OODT for TLP status.  Congratulations to the
>> > project.  Kitty,  Celix and Stanbol have been voted to start Incubation.
>> >
>> >  - Kitty:  lightweight Java application server performance diag & admin
>> >  utility
>> >  - Celix: OSGi-like C implementation with focus on  interoperability with
>> > OSGi
>> >  - Stanbol: software stack and set of  components for semantic content
>> > management
>> >
>> > Jena, a  semantic web framework in Java, is currently being discussed.
>> > Bertrand  and other have discussed coordination amongst the semantic content
>> >  projects: Clerezza, Stanbol and Jena.
>> >
>> > We also found strong  support to start an android-interest mailing list to
>> > help build a  critical mass of developer support for Android-based projects
>> > at the  ASF.
>> >
>> > Finally, based on prior discussion with the Board, and the  benign results
> of
>> > subsequent experiments, the Incubator is discussing  looser rules for
>> > projects to vote on their own  Committers.
>> >
>> > Missing reports: DeltaCloud, Droids, HISE,  Stonehenge, VCL, Wookie
>> >
>> >  - Droids appears to have no activity  since September.  People asking
>> > questions are not getting answered.   Perhaps the project should be
>> > mothballed.
>> >  - HISE has some  activity, although October was quiet.
>> >  - Stonehenge appears to have been  dead since July, when it made a
>> > milestone release, and is discussing  being archived.  There appears to be
>> > disappointment over the perceived  disappearance of Microsoft and WSO2.
>> >  - VCL appears to be active, with  no reason for the lack of a report.
>> >  - Wookie appears to be active, with  no reason for the lack of a report.
>> >
>> > An e-mail has already been  sent to start the discussion of mothballing or
>> > otherwise handling these  projects.
>> >
>> >  -----------------------------------------------
>> >
>> > = ALOIS  =
>> >
>> > ALOIS stands for "Advanced Log Data Insight System" and is  meant to be a
>> > fully implemented open source SIEM security information  and event
> management
>> > system.
>> >
>> > ALOIS is incubating since  22nd October 2010.
>> >
>> > Things done since October: * Committers user  accounts created * Added more
>> > comments to sourcecode * Added apache  license and copyright to sourcecode
*
>> > Uploaded sourcecode to
>> > https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/alois/trunk * Released
>> >  unpublished library "libisi" to rubygems (https://rubygems.org/gems/libisi)
>> > and rubyforge http://rubyforge.org/projects/libisi/
>> >
>> > Next steps todo: *  Create developer howto (to explain how to get started
> and
>> > howto test the  sourcecode) * Review code * Create a public demo server *
>> > Create Roadmap  (including reschedule preexisting bugs) * Ensure required
>> >  libraries/dependencies meet license requirements * Publishing internal
>> >  bugreports to https://issues.apache.org/jira/
>> >
>> >
>> > = 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:
>> >
>> >  * community  activity is very low and committers/mentors have been quite
>> > dormant  latelly
>> >
>> > How has the community developed since the last  report
>> >
>> >  * No change
>> >
>> > How has the project  developed since the last report
>> >
>> >  * A couple of issues on  spec-api have been fixed.
>> >  * Site has been prepared and is being  published.
>> >  * Amber has been presented at latest Apache Retreat in UK, a  couple of
>> > people talked about possibly contributing OAuth v2.0  implementation.
>> >  * Work being done on signature-api to fix RSA  algorithm.
>> >
>> >
>> > = 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.
>> >
>> > Current  status of developing the next version of RealClass: * Learning QT
>> >  network API, and tried to encapsulate it into new class * Testing
>> >  Video/Audio/Screen encode/decode API of FFempeg, including sending and
>> >  receiving, this job had almost been done; * Making UI of new system,
>>ongoing
>> > next step:
>> >
>> > * Finish message parse and socket  plus encode/decode class before Dec 1st
*
>> > Finish UI design and commit UI  code in 2 weeks
>> >
>> >
>> > = Chukwa =
>> >
>> > We're mostly  marking time. We have a dependency on HBase, but their latest
>> > version  broke some things we rely on. Waiting for them to fix, (which they
>> > are  scheduled to do) pending a Chukwa release. People are still supplying
>> >  bug fix patches. We're also still adding documentation.
>> >
>> >
>> >  = 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.
>> >
>> > There are currently no issues requiring board  attention.
>> >
>> > Recent activity:
>> >
>> >  * First real life  usage with heavier load, leads to significant
> performance
>> > improvements  and to the fix of stability issues (Performance test results
>> > are  available in issue CLEREZZA-348).
>> >  * Removed jersey code from triaxrs  (license conflict with CDDL 1.1 and GPL
>> > 2)
>> >  * Interaction with  the Jena team on TDB was already happening, with
> Stanbol
>> > and Jena coming  to the Incubator there's a very promising ecosystem for
>> >  Clerezza.
>> >  * Summary about clerezza architecture written  (CLEREZZA-334)
>> >  * Improved User documentation
>> >
>> > Next  steps:
>> >
>> >  * Make our first release
>> >  * Voting for logos and  website theme
>> >  * Add documentation and tutorial to  website
>> >
>> > 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.
>> >
>> >
>> > = Deltacloud =
>> >
>> > DID NOT REPORT,  but promises a report by Tuesday AM.
>> >
>> >
>> > = Droids  =
>> >
>> > DID NOT REPORT.
>> >
>> >
>> > = Gora  =
>> >
>> > Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache  HBase and Apache
>> > Cassandra with a specific focus on  Hadoop.
>> >
>> > A list of the three most important issues to address in  the move towards
>> > graduation
>> >
>> >  1. Port Gora code and  license headers into ASF license headers
>> >  2. Develop a strong community  with organizational diversity and with
>> > infection into existing ASF  projects like Nutch and Hadoop
>> >  3. At least one Gora incubating  release
>> >
>> > 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?
>> >
>> > The community is slowly migrating over from Github.  Mailing lists activity
>> > is mainly from Gora committers and mentors,  though we have fielded a user
>> > question or two since the last report.  Enis sent a link regarding the
>> > spring-data framework, a NoSQL solution  from the Spring community.
>> >
>> > How has the project developed since  the last report?
>> >
>> > Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC  on September 26, 2010.
>> >
>> > Work has effectively begun at the ASF. An  Apache Forrest-based website has
>> > been stood up (GORA-2) at http://incubator.apache.org led by Enis Soztutar
>> > and Henry Saputra.  Andrew Hart contributed a logo for GORA in GORA-3.
>> > Andrzej Bialecki has  been leading the development of several Gora backends,
>> > including Ehcache  (GORA-13), JDBM2 (GORA-14) and Solr (GORA-9). Other
>> > bugfixes and  development discussions (e.g., GORA-12) have been churning
>> > along (with  contributions from Dogacan Guney and others. The project's
>> > development  is moving forward.
>> >
>> > A software grant was recorded on October 5,  2010 and Chris Mattmann set up
>> > the initial Gora Incubator tracking  status page at
>> > http://incubator.apache.org/projects/gora.html in  GORA-10.
>> >
>> >
>> > = HISE =
>> >
>> > DID NOT  REPORT
>> >
>> >
>> > = Isis =
>> >
>> > Isis is an ASL 2.0  licensed implementation of the Naked Objects pattern.
>  It
>> > is based on  contributions of the original Naked Objects Framework along
> with
>> > a  number of sister projects that were developed for the book "Domain
> Driven
>> > Design using Naked Objects".
>> >
>> > Isis was accepted  into the Incubator in 2010, September 7th.
>> >
>> > Project Development  (month 2 of incubation):
>> >
>> >  * All code now uploaded (including  sister projects); code now building.
>> >  * Worked on Maven website, stubs  for documentation; first-cut
>> > logo/branding; site now building.
>> >   * Initial site uploaded (some issues still outstanding here).
>> >
>> >  Community Development (month 2 of incubation):
>> >
>> >  * Mailing list  shows increased usage from previous month.
>> >  * Wiki starting to get some  useful content. *Vangjel Stavro* showed
>> > interest in contributing to Wiki  documentation.
>> >  * A number of new individuals have expressed an interest  in contributing
> in
>> > various areas... no contributions yet, but  hopeful.
>> >  * Informal "spreading the word" and introducing others to what  is Apache
>> > Isis and what it can do for their software development at  [ApacheCon 2010
|
>> > http://na.apachecon.com/c/acna2010/].
>> >  * [Lightning  talk |
>> > http://sites.google.com/site/ljcopenconference/home/proposed-talks/open-sour
>> >  ce-project-lightning-talks/apache-isis] scheduled at [LJC  OpenConference,
>> > Nov 2010 | http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/calendar/15005703/].
>> >  *  Session accepted at [REConf 2011 | http://www.reconf.de/] conference,
on
>> > the Isis "BDD Viewer"  (Concordion integration).
>> >  * Got permissions to create Hudson build jobs  for Apache Isis, expected
to
>> > be finalized maximum by the end of this  month November 2010.
>> >
>> > Top 3 Issues to address in move towards  graduation:
>> >
>> >  * Putting good documentation site out as start-off  to building larger
>> > community.
>> >  * Getting first release out to  demonstrate credibility.
>> >  * Ensuring existing committers all happy with  transition to Apache.
>> >
>> > None of these issues requires Board  attention.
>> >
>> > New Releases
>> >
>> >  * There is currently no  incubator release yet.
>> >
>> >
>> > = Kitty =
>> >
>> > Brand  new, and just getting started.  Podling setup has begun (mailing list
>> >  creation, svn, jira, web site, etc.), but is not yet complete. Hope to  see
>> > the Kitty community going real soon.
>> >
>> >
>> > =  Libcloud =
>> >
>> > Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud  service providers,
>> > written in Python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on  November 3rd, 2009.
>> >
>> > Our last major release was 0.4.0 on 12  October 2010.
>> >
>> > Over the past few months we have  accomplished:
>> >
>> >  * Code cleanup, including removing Zope  dependencies
>> >  * New driver for !ElasticHosts
>> >  * Bug fixes and  improvements for !GoGrid, EC2, Linode, Slicehost, and
>> >  !RimuHosting.
>> >  * Sandbox creation, hosting the Java  version
>> >
>> > Documentation is still currently lacking, and a refresh  of the website is
> in
>> > order. Both will facilitate new driver  contributions and project adoption.
>> >
>> > With the introduction of a  Java counterpart of Libcloud, many questions
>> > arise on the direction of  the project as a whole.  Initially, library and
>> > API development were one  in the same in Python, but with interest in other
>> > languages (Java, Ruby,  etc), we need to determine how to best establish
>> > standards so to provide  some sort of consistency between languages.
>> >
>> > The direction and  formation of a polyglot Libcloud will likely be the final
>> > hurdle before  graduation.
>> >
>> >
>> > = 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.
>> >
>> > The top priorities  towards graduation are:
>> >
>> >  * create initial status file and update  incubator web site
>> >  * work through IP clearance and other items from  status file
>> >  * work on creating an initial release
>> >
>> > There  are no issues for the Incubator PMC or board at this time.
>> >
>> > There  were a couple of issues filed by some new users and they've also
>> >  submitted patches.
>> >
>> > The two major issues that are highlighted for  the 2.0 release were merged
>> > into trunk.
>> >
>> >
>> > = 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.
>> >
>> > The Nuvem Project is slowly getting started. The community  is discussing
>> > project Roadmap. We presented at ApacheCon 2010 in the  community track with
>> > a good number of attendees.
>> >
>> > Top  things to resolve prior to graduation: Increase the number of active
>> >  committers.
>> >
>> >
>> > = 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.
>> > The community started discussion graduation and  based on mentors feedback
> we
>> > are going to recruit couple committers  before we start the graduation
>> > process.
>> >
>> >  * PhotArk  community members are working on the M3 release which
>> > incorporates GSoC  contributions.
>> >  * PhotArk project was featured in ApacheCon with a talk  from Avdesh in the
>> > Tuscany Track.
>> >
>> >
>> > = 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
>> >
>> >  The SIS community elected Nga Chung as an SIS committer on September 1,
>>2010
>> > in recognition of her contributions in SIS-3. 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.
>> >
>> > There has been a wealth of development activity over the  past month in
>> > preparation for the 0.1-incubating release. Chris Mattmann  proposed to be
>> > the RM for the release, and has pushed out 3 release  candidates so far,
>> > addressing comments from the IPMC community. As it  stands today, the SIS
>> > 0.1-incubating rc #3 VOTE is set to pass around  7pm PST tonight. The
> initial
>> > version of SIS 0.1-incubating includes the  ability to load data from GeoRSS
>> > (SIS-19 and SIS-22), a REST-ful  location service (SIS-16), and a demo JSP
>> > file in the WAR webapp that  shows the SIS point-radius and bounding box
>> > queries using a Google Maps  search interface (SIS-15, SIS-18 and SIS-23).
>> >
>> >
>> > =  Stonehenge =
>> >
>> > DID NOT REPORT
>> >
>> > = VCL  =
>> >
>> > DID NOT REPORT
>> >
>> >
>> > = 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 have made an initial 0.1.0 release and
>> > the  second 0.2.0 release is being voted on this week. We continue to get
>> >  contributions from outside the initial committer base, and have added  one
>> > committer (Adrian Cole). Whirr is being covered at industry meetups  (e.g.
> at
>> > Devoxx later this month). The website and infrastructure are  all up and
>> > running smoothly.
>> >
>> > Plans for the next  period:
>> >
>> >  * Do a third release.
>> >  * Support the existing  services on more cloud providers (beyond Amazon
> EC2,
>> > Rackspace Cloud  Servers).
>> >  * Add more services (probably HBase next).
>> >
>> >  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:
>> >
>> > *  In the process  this week of releasing Apache Wink 1.1.2. *  Asynchronous
>> > HTTP client  provided by Sonatype contributors (Jeanfrancois and Jason),
> JCDI
>> >  support, logging debug improvements, and general bug fixes were added. *
>> >  Interesting presentation by Luciano Resende related to Apache Wink at
>> >  ApacheCon (
>> > http://lresende.blogspot.com/2010/11/apachecon-session-building-restful.html
>> >   ) *  Voted in Mike Rheineheimer as a PPMC member.  Looking to add more
>> >  committers.
>> >
>> > Planned Activity:
>> >
>> > *  More Java EE 6  integration *  Interest from Jeanfrancois to provide
>> > support for  Atmosphere in Wink for asynchronous processing so may add some
>> > support  here.
>> >
>> > Top issues before graduation:
>> >
>> > *  Build  community
>> >
>> >
>> > = Wookie =
>> >
>> > DID NOT  REPORT
>> >
>> >
>> > = Zeta Components =
>> >
>> > Zeta  Components is a high-quality library of loosely-coupled PHP
> components.
>> >  It has entered incubation on 2010-05-21. The infrastructure is mainly in
>> >  place and the project is working in direction of a first  release.
>> >
>> > Since August 2010:
>> >
>> >  * The license /  copyright change has been performed
>> >  * Almost all infrastructure is in  place
>> >  * A new committer has been voted by the PMC (needs verification  from IPMC)
>> >  * Several external contributions have been  proposed
>> >
>> > The 3 most important issues to be tackled  are:
>> >
>> >  * Create a release process (in discussion)
>> >  *  Perform an initial release
>> >  * Attract more  contributors
>> >
>> >
>> >
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>>
>>
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>> Thanks
>> - Mohammad Nour
>>   Author of (WebSphere Application Server  Community Edition 2.0 User Guide)
>>   http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247585.html
>> - LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mnour
>> - Blog: http://tadabborat.blogspot.com
>> ----
>> "Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving"
>> - Albert Einstein
>>
>> "Writing  clean code is what you must do in order to call yourself a
>> professional.  There is no reasonable excuse for doing anything less
>> than your best."
>> -  Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
>>
>> "Stay hungry, stay  foolish."
>> - Steve  Jobs
>>
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Thanks
- Mohammad Nour
  Author of (WebSphere Application Server Community Edition 2.0 User Guide)
  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247585.html
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mnour
- Blog: http://tadabborat.blogspot.com
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"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving"
- Albert Einstein

"Writing clean code is what you must do in order to call yourself a
professional. There is no reasonable excuse for doing anything less
than your best."
- Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

"Stay hungry, stay foolish."
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