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From Roman Shaposhnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Shepherding January 2014
Date Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:48:01 GMT
Great to know! Thanks for the clarification!

Thanks,
Roman.

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 9:43 AM, Jake Farrell <jfarrell@apache.org> wrote:
> Hey Roman
> The mentor activity for Aurora has occurred mostly on the private@ list and
> on irc regarding more process oriented questions than anything else due to
> a lot of previous involvement by new committers with Apache Mesos in some
> form or another. Overall project is off to a great start and no current
> issues as Justin mentioned.
>
> -Jake
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 12:46 AM, Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> --------------------
>> Aurora
>>
>>   Justin Mclean (jmclean):
>>
>>     Project is off to a good start with lots of activity on the mailing
>> list
>>     and in JIRA. Mentors are not very active but there are no issues that
>>     need attention.
>>
>> --------------------
>> BatchEE
>>
>>   John Ament (johndament):
>>
>>     BatchEE is a new podling, with a small team working on it currently.
>>     It's a fork of the RI for Java Batch from Java EE 7.  I think short
>> term
>>     they should focus on getting a release out there to draw in community
>>     interest; which should help build the podling more and drive feature
>>     interest.
>>
>> --------------------
>> Celix
>>
>>   Dave Fisher (wave):
>>
>>     This podling is growing. They plan a release soon and let's see how
>> that
>>     goes. When it comes time for graduation I have some concerns that this
>>     podling's community may be too small.
>>
>> --------------------
>> log4cxx2
>>
>>   Christian Grobmeier (grobmeier):
>>
>>     the podling is just getting started
>>
>> --------------------
>> MetaModel
>>
>>   Roman Shaposhnik (rvs):
>>
>>     In general project seem to be on the right track with a healthy amount
>>     of community interaction happening over the mailing list and a strong
>>     desire to do a release. Two issues have caught my attention though:
>>
>>     1. I am not quite sure what motivated a strong drive towards having
>>        by-laws this early in the game. In my experience the focus on
>> by-laws
>>        can, at times, put a damping factor on community growth. IOW, what
>>        I've seen in the past is that communities try to come up with
>> by-laws
>>        when the usual process of consensus building starts to fail. Nothing
>>        actionable here for the project -- just keep this in mind.
>>     2. The JIRA feels a bit empty for the project that has been developing
>>        for more than 6 month (grand total of 33 issues). At the same time
>>        the number of commits in the Git repo is on par with the development
>>        pace. What it tells me is that there's no strong correlation between
>>        JIRAs and commits. This raises a red flag of whether all of the
>>        changes that are committed get a proper community vetting before
>> they
>>        go in.  I couldn't find any traces of the review requests either:
>>          https://reviews.apache.org/groups/metamodel/
>>        This in my opinion is a pretty big concern for the project.
>>
>> --------------------
>> ODF Toolkit
>>
>>   John Ament (johndament):
>>
>>     ODF Toolkit has been incubating for a long time.  Activity on their
>> list
>>     is in frequent, but active enough that it still is running.
>>  Considering
>>     what the project is, I think the best resolution for this podling is to
>>     graduate as a sub project under something like OpenOffice or POI.
>>
>> --------------------
>> Olingo
>>
>>   (No shepherd review filed.)
>>
>> --------------------
>> Ripple
>>
>>   Roman Shaposhnik (rvs):
>>
>>     The project appears to be doing well
>>
>> --------------------
>> Samza
>>
>>   (No shepherd review filed.)
>>
>> --------------------
>> Sirona
>>
>>   (No shepherd review filed.)
>>
>> --------------------
>> Spark
>>
>>   Alan Cabrera (acabrera):
>>
>>     Seems like a nice active project.  IMO, there's no need to wait import
>>     to JIRA to graduate. Seems like they can graduate now.
>>
>> --------------------
>> Stratos
>>
>>   Raphael Bircher (rbircher):
>>
>>     The project looks realy active.  Continue like this guys!
>>
>> --------------------
>> Twill
>>
>>   (No shepherd review filed.)
>>
>> --------------------
>> VXQuery
>>
>>   Raphael Bircher (rbircher):
>>
>>     The mailing list traffic is not very high. However, the basic
>>     discussions are on the lists.
>>
>>
>> --------------------
>> Usergrid
>>
>>   (No shepherd review filed.)
>>
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