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From Mark Struberg <strub...@yahoo.de>
Subject Re: Incubation state transitions and stuck projects (Was: February report review)
Date Sun, 15 Jul 2012 08:26:55 GMT
Hi Jukka, great stuff!

Regarding Isis: there are 2 new contributors now, we will try to make them ready for committership!

LieGrue,
strub



----- Original Message -----
> From: Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Cc: 
> Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2012 2:15 AM
> Subject: Incubation state transitions and stuck projects (Was: February report review)
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>>  My suggestion is to ask the podlings now in category 2 to report again
>>  in May on their progress on the identified blockers. If there's been
>>  no measurable progress by then, we'll dig deeper to see what we can
>>  do. Podlings reporting in other months can be picked up for a similar
>>  oversight cycle over the coming months. By July we should then have a
>>  pretty accurate record of progress throughout the entire Incubator,
>>  including a clear list of podlings that are stuck and need help.
> 
> Following up on this, here's a quick graph I put together when
> preparing for this month's board report: http://twitpic.com/a7o368
> 
> The graph shows how podlings have moved from one (subjective)
> categorization to another (or to graduation/retirement) between their
> two scheduled reports in the February-July time frame (I'm only
> counting projects that were already past their first three months at
> the Incubator). The edge width is proportional to the number of
> podlings that made that particular "state change". The Graphviz source
> of the graph is included at the end of this message.
> 
> The overall picture looks pretty good. We have strong movement towards
> graduation, and so far no regressions from the "ready to graduate"
> state back to low activity or diversity.
> 
> Here's the list of projects that stayed at the same category from one
> report to the next:
> 
>   IP clearance:      Amber
>   No release:        Any23, Bloodhound, Cordova, JSPWiki
>   Low activity:      Ambari, AWF, EasyAnt, Kitty, Nuvem, PhotArk, Kato
>   Low diversity:     Airavata, Bigtop, Chukwa, Tashi
>   Ready to graduate: Flume, Lucene.NET, NPanday
> 
> The IP clearance issue in Amber seems to be finally resolved ( LEGAL-134).
> 
> The release issues are being resolved, as Any23 has just passed a
> release vote and I've seen good progress towards an Apache release in
> both Cordova and JSPWiki. I don't know the release status in
> Bloodhound.
> 
> The low activity projects remain a problem though there are a few
> projects who've managed to escape that trap. For the rest we need to
> find solutions. Kato was already retired, and AWF and Kitty getting
> there. EasyAnt might go the subproject route, and PhotArk has been
> showing increased activity lately. I don't know what's going on in
> Ambari or Nuvem.
> 
> The low diversity "state" is a bit vague catchall category for
> projects that don't yet feel ready to graduate. I'm not too concerned
> if some projects take a bit longer there as long as they don't regress
> to low activity. Once a project has hit the "low diversity" category,
> chances are quite high that it'll end up graduating.
> 
> The podlings that were "ready to graduate" for more than three months
> are a bit mixed story. Flume already graduated and Lucene.NET is just
> about to, but NPanday looks to be in trouble as activity there seems
> to have plummeted since May for some reason.
> 
> BR,
> 
> Jukka Zitting
> 
> ----
> 
> /*
>   IP clearance      -> IP clearance:      Amber
>   IP clearance      -> No release:        Openmeetings
>   No release        -> No release:        Any23, Bloodhound, Cordova, JSPWiki
>   No release        -> Low diversity:     Mesos
>   No release        -> Ready to graduate: Clerezza, DirectMemory,
> OpenOffice, Stanbol
>   Low activity      -> Low activity:      Ambari, AWF, EasyAnt, Kitty,
> Nuvem, PhotArk, Kato
>   Low activity      -> Retire:            Kalumet, Zeta Components
>   Low activity      -> No release:        Celix, VXQuery
>   Low activity      -> Low diversity:     SIS
>   Low activity      -> Ready to graduate: Wink
>   Low diversity     -> Low activity:      Droids, ODF Toolkit
>   Low diversity     -> Low diversity:     Airavata, Bigtop, Chukwa, Tashi
>   Low diversity     -> No release:        S4, Wave
>   Low diversity     -> Ready to graduate: Etch, HCatalog, Isis, Kafka,
> Oozie, VCL, Wookie
>   Low diversity     -> Graduate:          Hama, MRUnit
>   Ready to graduate -> Ready to graduate: Flume, Lucene.NET, NPanday
>   Ready to graduate -> Graduate:          Accumulo, Jena, ManifoldCF,
> OpenNLP, RAT, Rave, Sqoop
> */
> 
> digraph Incubator {
>   /* { rank = same; "IP clearance"; "no release"; "low 
> activity"; "low
> diversity" } */
>   { rank = same; "graduated"; "retired" }
>   "IP clearance" -> "IP clearance" [penwidth=1];
>   "IP clearance" -> "no release" [penwidth=1];
>   "no release" -> "no release" [penwidth=4];
>   "no release" -> "low diversity" [penwidth=1];
>   "no release" -> "ready to graduate" [penwidth=4];
>   "low activity" -> "low activity" [penwidth=7];
>   "low activity" -> "retired" [penwidth=3];
>   "low activity" -> "no release" [penwidth=2];
>   "low activity" -> "low diversity" [penwidth=1];
>   "low activity" -> "ready to graduate" [penwidth=1];
>   "low diversity" -> "low diversity"  [penwidth=4];
>   "low diversity" -> "low activity"  [penwidth=2];
>   "low diversity" -> "no release" [penwidth=2];
>   "low diversity" -> "ready to graduate" [penwidth=7];
>   "low diversity" -> "graduated" [penwidth=2];
>   "ready to graduate" -> "ready to graduate" 
> [penwidth=3];
>   "ready to graduate" -> "graduated" [penwidth=7];
> }
> 
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