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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Shepherd assignments July 2013
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2013 05:40:32 GMT

On Jul 17, 2013, at 4:29 PM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM, Ross Gardler
> <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>> Ross Gardler       DeviceMap
>> 
>> Project is in good shape and operating well. Ramping up for a release.
>> Active mentor engagement where needed.
>> 
>> Ross Gardler       Marmotta
>> 
>> Looks good. Releases made, Committers brought in. Mentors appear to be
>> watching. Recommend mentors consider graduation sooner rather than later.
>> 
>> Ross Gardler       Ripple
>> 
>> Progressing well. Legal issues to address before a relase can be made. Good
>> mentor involvement
> 
> Thanks, Ross!  Glad to hear that they're all doing well.
> 
> We missed a few shepherding opportunities this month:
> 
>        Celix
>        Falcon
>        MetaModel
>        MRQL
>        Provisionr
>        Spark
>        Tashi
>        VXQuery
> 
> However, of the podlings in that list, most had reports with Mentors signing
> off.  There are only two which received no IPMC review at all:
> 
>    Tashi -- didn't report
>    VXQuery -- reported but has no Mentor sign off or shepherd notes

I was their shepherd three months ago. I remained subscribed to the dev list and it feels
more active in the last three months, but only slightly.

> 
> Tashi's situation doesn't seem to be changing much month-by-month.  I'm more
> concerned about VXQuery, which included this comment in their report:
> 
>    Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>    aware of?
> 
>      It would be great to have more active mentors.

I think mentoring is needed, but it is more likely that there is not really a community.

We have three choices.

- Continue as now.
- Mentor reboot.
- Retirement.

This is not the first time VXQuery's status has been discussed.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> Marvin Humphrey
> 
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