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From Konstantin Boudnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] November 2014 Board Report
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:36:14 GMT
As a mentor of NPandey, I think it is safe to remove it from the report. I
pinged the dev@ list, but haven't heard from them. I believe Brett is
travelling and I am not sure about the activity of the others.

Thanks,
  cos

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 08:50PM, John D. Ament wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> Per Roman's email earlier today, I was working on putting together the
> board report.  First, thanks to all the podlings who have completed their
> reports.  I still have to remove some lines, but wanted to send out the
> draft report to see if anyone had any comments.
> 
> I'm going to remove:
> 
> - NPanday's block (didn't report)
> - Ripplie (didn't report)
> - Johnzon's release (for some reason this was in last month's report...
> must have slipped thorugh)
> 
> Please find the report below.
> 
> = Incubator PMC report for November 2014 =
> === Timeline ===
> ||Wed November 05 ||Podling reports due by end of day ||
> ||Sun November 09 ||Shepherd reviews due by end of day ||
> ||Sun November 09 ||Summary due by end of day ||
> ||Tue November 11 ||Mentor signoff due by end of day ||
> ||Wed November 12 ||Report submitted to Board ||
> ||Wed November 19 ||Board meeting ||
> 
> 
> === Shepherd Assignments ===
> ||Alan D. Cabrera ||Flink ||
> ||Alan D. Cabrera ||Hadoop Development Tools ||
> ||Andrei Savu ||NPanday ||
> ||Dave Fisher ||Droids ||
> ||John Ament ||ODF Toolkit ||
> ||Justin Mclean ||BatchEE ||
> ||Konstantin Boudnik ||Twill ||
> ||Matthew Franklin ||REEF ||
> ||Matthew Franklin ||Sirona ||
> ||Raphael Bircher ||Ignite ||
> ||Roman Shaposhnik ||Blur ||
> ||Ross Gardler ||Ripple ||
> ||Suresh Marru ||Slider ||
> ||Roman Shaposhnik ||Taverna ||
> 
> 
> === Report content ===
> {{{
> Incubator PMC report for November 2014
> 
> The Apache Incubator is the entry path into the ASF for projects and
> codebases
> wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
> 
> < narrative >
> 
> * Community
> 
>   New IPMC members:
> 
> 
> 
>   People who left the IPMC:
> 
> 
> 
> * New Podlings
> 
>   Ignite
>   Taverna
> 
> * Graduations
> 
>   The board has motions for the following:
> 
>   Drill
> 
> * Releases
> 
>   The following releases were made since the last Incubator report:
> 
>   Apache Johnzon 0.1-incubating (included in last month's - remove)
>   Apache Calcite 0.9.1 (incubating)
> 
> * IP Clearance
> 
>   FlatSpark for Apache Flex
>   Sling Resource Editor contribution
> 
> * Legal / Trademarks
> 
>   None
> 
> * Infrastructure
> 
>   None
> 
> * Miscellaneous
> 
>   HDT is currently discussing retirement.
>   ODF Toolkit discussed retirement, ultimately decided to remain active for
> now.
>   NPanday seems to have begun struggling once again.
> 
> -------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------
> 
> * Still getting started at the Incubator
> 
>   Ignite
>   Taverna
> 
> * Not yet ready to graduate
> 
>   No release:
> 
>   REEF
> 
>   Community growth:
> 
>   Flink
>   Slider
>   Twill
> 
> 
> * Ready to graduate
> 
>   The Board has motions for the following:
> 
>   Drill
> 
> * Did not report, expected next month
> 
>   NPanday
>   Ripple
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                        Table of Contents
> BatchEE
> Blur
> Droids
> Flink
> Hadoop Development Tools
> Ignite
> NPanday
> ODF Toolkit
> REEF
> Ripple
> Sirona
> Slider
> Twill
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> --------------------
> BatchEE
> 
> BatchEE projects aims to provide a JBatch implementation (aka JSR352) and a
> set of useful extensions for this specification.
> 
> BatchEE has been incubating since 2013-10-03.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Increase the community
>   2. Improve our documentation
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>  No, activity is somewhat low recently, but that is due most of the
>  involved people are also active in other ASF projects which needed
>  some attention lately.
> 
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> We got a few patches from both IBMers and 'new' community members.
> 
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> BatchEE already gets used in real world projects.
> It is now also part of Apache TomEE-2.0 which will target
> JavaEE-7 as soon as we get the JavaEE TCK.
> Please note that the TCK issue doesn't affect BatchEE as
> the JSR-352 spec and TCK are licensed under ALv2 (txs IBM!).
> 
> 
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2014-08-09 batchee-0.2-incubating
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>   during inubation. We got a few contributions though.Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](batchee) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>   [ ](batchee) Olivier Lamy
>   [X](batchee) Mark Struberg
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>   Did not report on time. May be procedural issue with last release
>   (no general@i vote taken) asked on dev mailing list to clarify.
> 
> --------------------
> 
> Blur
> 
> Blur is a search platform capable of searching massive amounts of data
> in a cloud computing environment.
> 
> Blur has been incubating since 2012-07-24.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. None in terms of Incubator criteria; we are on the verge of a very
>   stable version and would like to get that out the door prior to
>   graduation.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
> The notarized trademark document referred to in past board reports has
> now been signed.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   We continue to be small but active.
>   - Subscriptions: user@ - 60[-1]; dev@ - 66[-1]
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
> We have two main efforts going on over the past quarter: 1) we've made
> numerous improvements to stabilize the original platform at really
> large scale. 2) we've been refining the ideas around the new major
> feature - which will introduce a new abstraction in distributed search
> - mentioned in our previous report.
> 
> We're pleased to have seen some new folks show up and contribute bug
> reports and patches.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2014-07-29
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2014-07-28
> 
> 
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](blur) Doug Cutting
>   [X](blur) Patrick Hunt
>   [X](blur) Tim Williams
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Droids
> 
> Droids aims to be an intelligent standalone robot framework that allows to
> create and extend existing droids (robots).
> 
> Droids has been incubating since 2008-10-09.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Activity
>   2. Name Search
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
> None. The previous goal of the name search has began. Ant Elder is
> assisting us in the search.
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-59
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   No change.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   No change.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2012-10-15
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2012-05-07
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [x](droids) Thorsten Scherler
>   [x](droids) Richard Frovarp
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Flink
> 
> Flink is an open source system for expressive, declarative, fast, and
> efficient data analysis. Flink combines the scalability and programming
> flexibility of distributed MapReduce-like platforms with the efficiency,
> out-
> of-core execution, and query optimization capabilities found in parallel
> databases. Flink was originally known as Stratosphere when it entered the
> Incubator.
> 
> Flink has been incubating since 2014-04-14.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Community growth
> 
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>    None
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   Two new committers were voted into the project: Márton Balassi and Gyula
>   Fóra. There were presentations on Flink at the VLDB keynote, a meetup in
>   Stockholm (more than 150 participants), one in Pasadena, CA and two
>   meetups in Berlin.  There are upcoming talks in Palo Alto, CA and at the
>   Apache Con in Budapest. The dev@flink mailing list had more than 300
>   messages on average in the last months. The user@ list 124 in October.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   Flink has released two major versions (0.6-incubating and 0.7-incubating)
>   in the last three months. (There was also a minor bugfix release for the
>   0.6-incubating release). The Apache MRQL (incubating) project has added
>   support for running programs with Flink. There is an effort within the
> Flink community to integrate with Apache Tez.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2014-10-26
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>    2014-09-06
> 
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](flink) Sean Owen
>   [x](flink) Ted Dunning
>   [ ](flink) Owen O'Malley
>   [X](flink) Henry Saputra
>   [ ](flink) Ashutosh Chauhan
>   [X](flink) Alan Gates
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Hadoop Development Tools
> 
> Eclipse based tools for developing applications on the Hadoop platform
> 
> Hadoop Development Tools has been incubating since 2012-11-09.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Build Community
>   2. Get more activity
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>  - The projects lacks activity in all respects
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>  - Not much activity has happened over the last quarter
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>  - The project has not made any progress over the last couple of months
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>  - August 2014
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>  - November 2013
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](hadoopdevelopmenttools) Suresh Marru
>   [ ](hadoopdevelopmenttools) Chris Mattmann
>   [ ](hadoopdevelopmenttools) Roman Shaposhnik
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> There's talks of retirement on the list.
> 
> --------------------
> Ignite
> 
> A unified In-Memory Data Fabric providing high-performance, distributed in-
> memory data management software layer between various data sources and user
> applications.
> 
> Ignite has been incubating since 2014-10-01.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Finish migration to Apache process.
>   2. Grow active and healthy community around Apache Ignite product.
>   3. Get on a stable release schedule and have 3 successful product
> releases.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   None at the moment.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   This is the 1st report for the Ignite project, so the community only has
>   all the initial committers.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   - ICLAa are signed for all PPMC members and committers
>   - Software grant from of the source code from GridGain to ASF is signed
>   and submitted.
>   - PPMC chair is elected – Dmitriy Setrakyan
>   - Project bootstrap completed (Jira, GIT, SVN pubsub, Nexus)
>   - Initial code import started
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   No releases yet: the code is still in the migration phase
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   10/01/2014 Initial committers were added.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](ignite) Branko Čibej
>   [X](ignite) Konstantin Boudnik
>   [ ](ignite) Henry Saputra
>   [X](ignite) Roman Shaposhnik
>   [ ](ignite) Michael Stack
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> NPanday
> 
> NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
> Maven.
> 
> NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1.
>   2.
>   3.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
> 
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
> 
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
> 
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   XXXX-XX-XX
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
> 
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](npanday) Raphael Bircher
>   [ ](npanday) Konstantin Boudnik
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> ODF Toolkit
> 
> Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
> OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents
> 
> ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
> 1. Grow the community in terms of committers
> 2. Have regular releases
> 3. Decide if we would like to be a top level project or join an existing
>    project, or move to the attic.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   We've been discussing moving the project to the attic. What little
>   discussion there has been on this was generally against the idea.
>   Disussions are ongoing.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   We have made a release but there has been little activity since then.
>   We need to attract more members and publicizing the project in the ODF
>   Plugfest was suggested as a means of doing so.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   There have been some user issues reported and responded to.
>   Some new problems reported, no fixes applied yet.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2014-06-02
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2012-10-29
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [x](odftoolkit) Rob Weir
>   [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
>   [x](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
>   [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>  There were talks on the list about retirement, due to lack of
> participation.
>  It seems to have stirred up some new interest, so we'll need to continue to
>  monitor.
> 
> --------------------
> REEF
> 
> REEF (Retainable Evaluator Execution Framework) is a scale-out computing
> fabric that eases the development of Big Data applications on top of
> resource
> managers such as Apache YARN and Mesos.
> 
> REEF has been incubating since 2014-08-12.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Update the existing project web site and figure out how to transfer it
>    to the ASF infrastructure. (REEF-4)
>   2. Update the license-related documentation to be match ASF standards
>    (REEF-16)
>   3. Do a first Apache release (after 2)
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
> 
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   * We have received our first contributions via pull requests on GitHub
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   * The Microsoft code base has been moved to ASF infrastructure
>   * All maven artifacts and java package names have been moved to the
>     org.apache.reef namespace
> 
> 
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   None yet
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   None yet
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](reef) Chris Douglas
>   [ ](reef) Chris Mattmann
>   [ ](reef) Ross Gardler
>   [ ](reef) Owen O'Malley
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Ripple
> 
> Ripple is a browser based mobile phone emulator designed to aid in the
> development of HTML5 based mobile applications.  Ripple is a cross platform
> and cross runtime testing/debugging tool. It currently supports such
> runtimes as Cordova, WebWorks aand the Mobile Web.
> 
> Ripple has been incubating since 2012-10-16.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1.
>   2.
>   3.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
> 
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
> 
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
> 
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   XXXX-XX-XX
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
> 
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](ripple) Jukka Zitting
>   [ ](ripple) Christian Grobmeier
>   [ ](ripple) Andrew Savory
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Sirona
> 
> Monitoring Solution.
> 
> Sirona has been incubating since 2013-10-15.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   None
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   None
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   Not a lot.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   Development was focused on rewriting the UI to a new technology
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2014-06-26
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   None since the start of the incubation process.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](sirona) Olivier Lamy
>   [ ](sirona) Henri Gomez
>   [ ](sirona) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
>   [ ](sirona) Tammo van Lessen
>   [ ](sirona) Mark Struberg
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Slider
> 
> Slider is a collection of tools and technologies to package, deploy, and
> manage long running applications on Apache Hadoop YARN clusters.
> 
> Slider has been incubating since 2014-04-29.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Increasing community diversity
>   2. Completing podling name search
>   3. Building a user community
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
> No
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
> We have added one committer / PMC member, Gour Saha.
> 
> We're getting some independent users/developers on our list, including
> some initial contributions and some bug reports. As an example, we
> have some contributed patches for command line improvements and bug
> reports around user experience improvement.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
> Development and mailing lists have been active, working towards a
> major upcoming release.  A service registry has been redesigned and
> contributed to Yarn (see YARN-913), and Slider continues to help
> drive improvements needed for long-lived services in Yarn.
> 
> The current plan is to release Slider version 0.60 in November.
> 
> Thanks to the Accumulo, HBase, and Storm community, application packages
> for all the three are now updated to work with Slider 0.60,  Hadoop 2.6,
> and secured clusters in general. Moreover, HBase and Storm packages for
> Windows are also already developed.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2014-07-21
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2014-09-22
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
>   [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
>   [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>   [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Taverna
> 
> Taverna is a domain-independent suite of tools used to design and execute
> data-driven workflows.
> 
> Taverna has been incubating since 2014-10-20.
> 
> The podling is currently working through the bootstrap process.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Bootstrap at ASF.
>   2. Build community.
>   3. Migrate large existing codebase and processes.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
> None.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
> (First report)
> * Mailing lists are setup.
> * Currently, getting CLAs on file and accounts created.
> 
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
> (First report)
> 
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   None so far.
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   Initial committers.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](taverna) Andy Seaborne
>   [ ](taverna) Chris Mattmann
>   [ ](taverna) Suresh Srinivas
>   [ ](taverna) Suresh Marru
>   [ ](taverna) Marlon Pierce
> 
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> --------------------
> 
> Twill
> 
> Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop YARN that reduces the complexity
> of
> developing distributed applications, allowing developers to focus more on
> their business logic
> 
> Twill has been incubating since 2013-11-14.
> 
> Top three items to resolve before graduation:
> 
>   1. More committers from different organizations.
>   2. Regular releases.
>   3. Increase adoption.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   - None at this time.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   - 8 new JIRA issues filed since last report (2014-08-01)
>   - 7 JIRA issues resolved since last report (2014-08-01)
>   - Subscribers to the dev list up from 52 in August to 58 in November.
>   - the project voted on and adopted a logo
> (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TWILL-102)
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   - Version 0.4.0-incubating RC3 being voted upon
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   - 2014-08-20: 0.3.0-incubating
> 
> What are the plans for the next period?
> 
>   - Encourage contributions from active users
>   - Identify potential committers
>   - Improve documentation and website
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   - No new committers since incubation.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](twill) Arun C Murthy
>   [ ](twill) Tom White
>   [X](twill) Patrick Hunt
>   [ ](twill) Andrei Savu
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>   I see normal activity on the dev@ mailing list. At least on mentor is
>   active on the dev@ list.
> 
> }}}

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