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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] May 2015 Board Report
Date Thu, 14 May 2015 18:44:53 GMT
I will add some commentary about our spurt of new members and forward it
this afternoon.



On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 10:08 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
wrote:

> Ted,
>
> I've updated the list below for those in by end of month.  Do you want to
> forward to the board?  Anything else to be added?
>
> John
>
> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 9:48 PM Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Here are the recent IPMC additions sorted by time of addition:
> >
> > Amareshwari Sriramadasu    <amareshwari@apache.org>         [2015-04-11]
> > David Lester               <dlester@apache.org>             [2015-04-11]
> > Kim Whitehall              <whitehall@apache.org>           [2015-04-11]
> > P. Taylor Goetz            <ptgoetz@apache.org>             [2015-04-11]
> > Michael Joyce              <joyce@apache.org>               [2015-04-13]
> > Jitendra Pandey            <jitendra@apache.org>            [2015-04-30]
> > Chris Nauroth              <cnauroth@apache.org>            [2015-05-10]
> > Julian Hyde                <jhyde@apache.org>               [2015-05-10]
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 1:56 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > All,
> > >
> > > Below please find the current draft of this month's board report.  I'm
> > > struggling a bit with the new IPMC members section, Ted if you can
> update
> > > it?
> > >
> > > = Incubator PMC report for May 2015 =
> > > === Timeline ===
> > > ||Wed May 06 ||Podling reports due by end of day ||
> > > ||Sun May 10 ||Shepherd reviews due by end of day ||
> > > ||Sun May 10 ||Summary due by end of day ||
> > > ||Tue May 12 ||Mentor signoff due by end of day ||
> > > ||Wed May 13 ||Report submitted to Board ||
> > > ||Wed May 20 ||Board meeting ||
> > >
> > >
> > > === Shepherd Assignments ===
> > > ||Andrei Savu ||AsterixDB ||
> > > ||Andrei Savu ||Groovy ||
> > > ||Drew Farris ||BatchEE ||
> > > ||Justin Mclean ||Myriad ||
> > > ||Konstantin Boudnik ||Blur ||
> > > ||Konstantin Boudnik ||Kylin ||
> > > ||Matthew Franklin ||Droids ||
> > > ||Matthew Franklin ||Twill ||
> > > ||P. Taylor Goetz ||NiFi ||
> > > ||P. Taylor Goetz ||REEF ||
> > > ||Raphael Bircher ||Tamaya ||
> > > ||Raphael Bircher ||TinkerPop ||
> > > ||Suresh Marru ||CommonsRDF ||
> > > ||Suresh Marru ||Slider ||
> > > ||Timothy Chen ||Singa ||
> > > ||Timothy Chen ||Sirona ||
> > >
> > >
> > > === Report content ===
> > > {{{
> > > Incubator PMC report for May 2015
> > >
> > > 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
> > >
> > >   Geode
> > >
> > > * Graduations
> > >
> > >   The board has motions for the following:
> > >
> > >   Parquet
> > >
> > > * Releases
> > >
> > >   The following releases were made since the last Incubator report:
> > >
> > >   2015-04-02 apache-ignite-1.0.0
> > >   2015-04-02 apahce-johnzon-0.7
> > >   2015-04-15 apache-parquet-mr-1.6.0
> > >   2015-04-16 apache-calcite-1.2.0
> > >   2015-04-25 apache-streams-project-0.2
> > >   2015-04-27 apache-tinkerpop-3.0.0.M8-incubating
> > >
> > >
> > > * IP Clearance
> > >
> > >   Apache Storm Azure Eventhub Integration
> > >   Donation of Apache Flex documentation by Adobe
> > >   Donation of Apache Usergrid source code by Apigee.
> > >
> > > * Legal / Trademarks
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > * Infrastructure
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > * Miscellaneous
> > >
> > >   * The "Marvin" report reminders fired in a timely manner for the
> first
> > >     time in several months and were sent to the proper podlings.  A
> > >     replacement script had been contemplated but now that there is less
> > >     urgency it seems likely that we will continue to use the existing
> > >     facilities.
> > >
> > > -------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------
> > >
> > > * Still getting started at the Incubator
> > >
> > >     AsterixDB
> > >     Myriad
> > >
> > > * Not yet ready to graduate
> > >
> > >   No release:
> > >
> > >     CommonsRDF
> > >     Groovy
> > >     Kylin
> > >     Singa
> > >     Tamaya
> > >     Zeppelin
> > >
> > >   Community growth:
> > >
> > >     NiFi
> > >     Slider
> > >     TinkerPop
> > >     Twill
> > >
> > > * Ready to graduate
> > >
> > >     Blur
> > >
> > > * Low Activity
> > >
> > >     Droids
> > >     ODF Toolkit
> > >
> > > * Did not report, expected next month
> > >
> > >     BatchEE
> > >     REEF
> > >     Sirona
> > >
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >                        Table of Contents
> > > AsterixDB
> > > Blur
> > > CommonsRDF
> > > Droids
> > > Groovy
> > > Kylin
> > > Myriad
> > > NiFi
> > > ODF Toolkit
> > > Singa
> > > Slider
> > > Tamaya
> > > TinkerPop
> > > Twill
> > > Zeppelin
> > >
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > AsterixDB
> > >
> > > Apache AsterixDB is a scalable big data management system (BDMS) that
> > > provides storage, management, and query capabilities for large
> > collections
> > > of semi- structured data.
> > >
> > > AsterixDB has been incubating since 2015-02-28.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Get the site up.
> > >   2. Do an Apache release.
> > >   3. Grow community
> > >
> > > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> > > aware of?
> > >
> > >   No, still getting started.
> > >
> > > How has the community developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   The SGA has been signed and the code has been imported.
> > >   More discussions happen on the Apache lists now.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   SGA and code drop done, need to get the site (and maybe the Wiki) up
> as
> > >   well.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   No Releases yet.
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   No elected PMC and/or committers
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [x](asterixdb) Ate Douma
> > >   [x](asterixdb) Chris Mattmann
> > >   [x](asterixdb) Henry Saputra
> > >   [x](asterixdb) Jochen Wiedmann
> > >   [x](asterixdb) Ted Dunning
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > 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.  We anticipate pursuing graduation after our upcoming release.
> > >   2.
> > >   3.
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > >   - Subscriptions: user@ - 57[-3]; dev@ - 67[+1]
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > > Many bug fixes related to stability and bulk incremental ingestion.
> > >
> > > 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:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > CommonsRDF
> > >
> > > Commons RDF is a set of interfaces and classes for RDF 1.1 concepts and
> > > behaviours.  The commons-rdf-api module defines interfaces and testing
> > > harness.  The commons-rdf-simple module provides a basic reference
> > > implementation to exercise the test harness and clarify API contracts.
> > >
> > > CommonsRDF has been incubating since 2015-03-06.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Grow the CommonsRDF Community such that we can progress
> > >      towards graduation
> > >   2. Further engage the podling with the nuances of the Apache
> > >      Incubation process
> > >   3. Drive towards the first incubating release
> > >
> > > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> > > aware of?
> > >
> > >   Peter Ansell resigned from the PPMC, but remains affiliated with the
> > >   project.
> > >
> > > How has the community developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   Development and coding practices agreed.
> > >   Newcomers are joining discussions, adding feature requests.
> > >
> > >   Mailing list subscribers numbers were not included in last report.
> > > Numbers
> > >   for April 2015:
> > >
> > >   dev@      ======> 16 subscribers, 333 messages
> > >   commits@  ======> 9 subscribers, 248 messages
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   There has been a bunch of development activity going on at CommonsRDF
> > > with
> > >   over 200 dev@ messages in March and 300 in April.  Website and
> > >   documentation established at http://commonsrdf.incubator.apache.org.
> > > All
> > >   project communication and development has been migrated to Apache
> > >   Infrastructure.  The project has been introduced to the W3C Data on
> the
> > >   Web Best Practices Working Group to increase the community.  There is
> > > also
> > >   an ongoing thread relating to the first project incubating release
> > with a
> > >   release candidate currently being voted on.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   XXXX-XX-XX
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   N/A
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [X](commonsrdf) Rob Vesse
> > >   [X](commonsrdf) John D Ament
> > >   [ ](commonsrdf) Gary Gregory
> > >   [X](commonsrdf) Lewis J. McGibbney (Champion)
> > >   [X](ipmc)       Chris Mattmann
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > >   Chris Mattmann:
> > >   Peter Ansell's resignation from the IPMC isn't related to this
> project,
> > >   right?
> > >   Rob Vesse:
> > >   Peter Ansell's resignation was due to frustrations at the speed of
> > > progress particularly
> > >   around some technical discussions that he had felt had previously
> been
> > > resolved prior to this
> > >   project entering the Incubator and so he has chosen to focus his
> > efforts
> > > on other projects.
> > >   The project does seem to now have resolved those issues and has been
> > able
> > > to move forward
> > >   with a first release candidate.
> > >   John Ament:
> > >   Peter Ansell resigned from the PPMC/Podling, not the IPMC.
> > >
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > 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.
> > >
> > >   Name search needs to be concluded. Availability looks better this
> > quarter
> > >   for completing that task.
> > >
> > > 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:
> > >
> > > Chris Mattmann:
> > > Droids has been incubating for quite a while - is it time to graduate
> > > or retire?
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > Groovy
> > >
> > > Apache Groovy is a multi-faceted programming language for the Java
> > > platform.
> > > Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with
> static-
> > > typing and static compilation capabilities, aimed at multiplying
> > > developers’
> > > productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It
> > > integrates smoothly with any Java program, and immediately delivers to
> > your
> > > application powerful features, including scripting capabilities,
> Domain-
> > > Specific Language authoring, runtime and compile-time meta-programming
> > and
> > > functional programming.
> > >
> > > Groovy has been incubating since 2015-03-24
> > >
> > > The most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. We still have to get our new release process ready for making our
> > > first
> > >      release under the incubator banner
> > >   2. We need to continue encouraging our users to use our new resources
> > at
> > >      Apache instead of using the old ones at Codehaus (in particular
> > >      mailing-lists which are still running at Codehaus)
> > >
> > > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> > > aware of?
> > >
> > >   We noticed some issues with JIRA rights that we brought to the
> > attention
> > >   to our mentors.
> > >
> > > How has the community developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   With the JIRA creation and the mirroring on Github, the project
> > received
> > >   new tickets and also code contributions through pull requests.
> > >   So the the community has followed the project at Apache, and has
> > managed
> > >   to move to using our new resources there, and new users contributing.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   Since the last report, the JIRA issue tracker has been created and
> > >   Codehaus JIRA issues have been moved in.  We also got a
> "notifications"
> > >   mailing-list created for JIRA notification emails.  The Git
> repository
> > > has
> > >   also been created and the code was imported in Apache's Git, and
> > mirrored
> > >   on Github.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   Not yet released under the Apache incubation umbrella.
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   No new election.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [ ](groovy) Andrew Bayer
> > >   [X](groovy) Konstantin Boudnik
> > >   [X](groovy) Bertrand Delacretaz
> > >   [ ](groovy) Jim Jagielski
> > >   [X](groovy) Emmanuel Lecharny
> > >   [X](groovy) Roman Shaposhnik
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > > Integration into the Incubator is going well.
> > >
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > Kylin
> > >
> > > Kylin is a distributed and scalable OLAP engine built on Hadoop to
> > support
> > > extremely large datasets.
> > >
> > > Kylin has been incubating since 2014-11-25.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Make the first release from apache, it's in progress now, status
> > >      tracking under: KYLIN-669
> > >   2. Grow user and contributor base, increase the number of active
> > >      committers
> > >   3. Add more documentation to support new users and contributors.
> > >
> > > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> > > aware of?
> > >
> > >   * Nothing
> > >
> > > How has the community developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   1. Kylin joined Spark Meetup Bay Area on March 23 to discussed
> "Adding
> > >      Spark Support to Apache Kylin"
> > >   2. Kylin has been presented at Hadoop Summit Europe by Ted Dunning on
> > >      April 16
> > >   3. Kylin has been presented at Database Technology Conference 2015
> > > Beijing
> > >      by Yang Li on April 19
> > >   4. Luke Han presented Kylin's open source topic at QCon 2015 Beijing
> on
> > >      April 23
> > >   5. Kylin has been presented at Strata+Hadoop World London 2015 by
> Luke
> > > Han
> > >      and Yang Li on May 6
> > >   6. Kylin will be present at HBaseCon 2015 by Seshu Adunuthula on May
> 7
> > >   8. Offical twitter account created: @ApacheKylin
> > >      * Followers 235
> > >   9. Issue backlog status since last report:
> > >      * Created:   124
> > >      * Resolved:  61
> > >   10. Mailing list activity since last report:
> > >      * @dev      475 messages in April and 421 messages in March
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   1. Binary package for user to install without build from source which
> > >      reduced a lot deployment issues.
> > >   2. Streaming OLAP function prototype.
> > >   3. New Cubing Algorithm
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   None yet, the community is activity working on the first release:
> > >   KYLIN-669
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   1. 3 news committers has been elected on April 8: Shaofeng Shi,
> Qianhao
> > >      Zhou, Jason Zhong
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [ ](kylin) Owen O'Malley
> > >   [x](kylin) Ted Dunning
> > >   [x](kylin) Henry Saputra
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > Myriad
> > >
> > > Myriad enables co-existence of Apache Hadoop YARN and Apache Mesos
> > together
> > > on the same cluster and allows dynamic resource allocations across both
> > > Hadoop and other applications running on the same physical data center
> > > infrastructure.
> > >
> > > Myriad has been incubating since 2015-03-01.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Fill out the ip-clearance form and donate the Myriad code to ASF.
> > >   2. Migrate the code and issues from github, change all
> > links/references.
> > >   3. Figure out how and when to release a new "version" of Myriad.
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > >   More than 100 emails on dev@. Began open community-wide
> > > meetings/hangouts.
> > >   One new community member from China, and more from MapR.
> > >
> > >   Gave presentations at ApacheCon, Data Science MD, and East Bay Big
> Data
> > >   Group. Upcoming presentations at China Mesos User Group and at
> MesosCon
> > > in
> > >   August.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   Significant recent commits/PRs include:
> > >   1. Committed: Remote binary distribution (PR#83)
> > >   2. Committed: Configuration via REST API (PR#84)
> > >   3. In review: Multi-project build (PR#77)
> > >   4. In progress: Web UI Dashboard (PR#82)
> > >   5. In progress: Fine-grained scaling (PR#91)
> > >   6. In progress: High availability for the Scheduler/RM (PR#94)
> > >   7. In progress: Dockerizing the Scheduler/ResourceManager (PR#95)
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   No releases yet. Still at 0.0.1 in the source. Will plan a release
> > after
> > >   we migrate to Apache git.
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   Need to grant Apache git karma to initial committers and migrate the
> > code
> > >   base. Then we will vote in new committers from the existing developer
> > >   community.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [ ](myriad) Benjamin Hindman
> > >   [ ](myriad) Danese Cooper
> > >   [x](myriad) Ted Dunning
> > >   [ ](myriad) Luciano Resende
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > > Justin Mclean (jmclean):
> > >
> > >     Mentors active, no issues, project just starting out.
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > NiFi
> > >
> > > NiFi is a dataflow system based on the concepts of flow-based
> > programming.
> > >
> > > NiFi has been incubating since 2014-11-24.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Continue to grow the community and support the new user base
> > >   2. Establish rhythm for releases and improve documentation and
> > procedures
> > >   3. Provide a clear and expedient process for code contribution and
> > review
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > >   - We have a new PPMC member - Aldrin Piri.
> > >   - We completed our second release on March 17 2015.
> > >   - Two talks were given at ApacheCon NA 2015 featuring Apache NiFi
> > >     (incubating)
> > >   - The first Apache NiFi meetup was held in the Baltimore/Washington
> > area.
> > >   - The project has code contributions from more than 25 people.
> > >   - The mailing lists are quite active with developer questions and an
> > >     increasing amount of user focused questions.  The dev list has 118
> > >     registered addresses.  Commits has 30 and our brand new 'users'
> list
> > >     established in mid April has 20.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   - We have produced our second release within the Apache Incubator.
> > >   - We are in the closing stages of our third release and includes bug
> > >     fixes, new features, and improved documentation with significant
> > >     representation of contribution outside of the PPMC.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   2015-03-16
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   2015-03-17
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [X](nifi) Billie Rinaldi
> > >   [ ](nifi) Arvind Prabhakar
> > >   [X](nifi) Sergio Fernandez
> > >   [ ](nifi) Benson Margulies
> > >   [ ](nifi) Brock Noland
> > >   [X](nifi) Drew Farris
> > >   [X](nifi) Andrew Purtell
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > >   P. Taylor Goetz (ptgoetz):
> > >     Mentors engaged. Podling seems to be doing well with no issues
> > > requiring mentor assistance.
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > ODF Toolkit
> > >
> > > This report is a catch up from last month which we missed.
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > >   Nothing new, very quiet. But we are not dead yet :-)
> > >
> > > How has the community developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   No new committers, some minor activity re tickets in Jira
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   The latest release has been added as a Maven artifact in response to
> a
> > >   user request.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   2014-06-02
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   2012-10-29
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [X](ipmc) Chris Mattmann
> > >
> > > Shepherd Notes:
> > >  - perhaps think about joining Apache POI and/or Tika?
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > Singa
> > >
> > > Singa is a distributed deep learning platform.
> > >
> > > Singa has been incubating since 2015-03-17.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Grow the community of developers and users.
> > >   2. Build the homepage and add more documentations.
> > >   2. Prepare for the first release.
> > >
> > > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> > > aware of?
> > >
> > >   N/A.
> > >
> > > How has the community developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   Three software engineers from NetEase have joined the dev@ list.
> They
> > > have
> > >   been working on deep learning using GPUs for speech processing.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   1. We have updated the Incubation Status file.
> > >   2. We have finished migrating the code to Apache git repository.
> > >   3. We have discussed on the features and development schedule for
> first
> > >      release.
> > >   4. A new communication framework has been implemented to unify the
> > >      training architectures used by existing systems.
> > >   5. We have added GNU autotools for installing Singa.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   N/A.
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   N/A.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [ ](singa) Daniel Dai
> > >   [ ](singa) Alan Gates
> > >   [x](singa) Ted Dunning
> > >   [ ](singa) Thejas Nair
> > >
> > > 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. Building a diverse developer and user community
> > >   2. Achieving broader adoption of the existing code and
> > slider-deployable
> > >      applications (examples: HBase, Accumulo)
> > >   3. Making slider better at deploying other applications, so improving
> > >      takeup.
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > >   We are getting some questions from users on the list and an
> occasional
> > >   patch submitted.  A number of features added to the recent releases
> > >   were driven by user needs.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   We completed release 0.61.0-incubating in February with more complex
> > >   release artifacts than we had released previously.  We also released
> > >   0.70.1-incubating in March.  Planning is under way for releasing 0.80
> > in
> > >   May 2015.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   2015-03-31: Slider 0.70.1-incubating
> > >   2015-02-19: Slider 0.61.0-incubating
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   2014-09-27: Gour Saha, committer and PPMC member
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [ ](slider) Arun C Murthy
> > >   [ ](slider) Devaraj Das
> > >   [ ](slider) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> > >   [ ](slider) Mahadev Konar
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > Tamaya
> > >
> > > Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
> > > extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide
> a
> > > minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and
> EE
> > > environments.
> > >
> > > Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Publish a first release until mid year.
> > >   2. Keep focus for a reasonable functionality and way forward.
> > >   3. Keep up/increase community engagement, increase publicity by
> further
> > >      evangelizing it.
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > >   Two people have shown very interested 1) on the mailing list, or 2)
> > even
> > >   helped with some work at ZH Hackergarten. Crcial will be going out
> > with a
> > >   first release asap.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   We successfully backported API/core to Java 7. Overall project
> quality
> > >   increased. Some API aspects were reevaluated and several bugfixes and
> > new
> > >   features were added. Also a lot of documentation and examples were
> > added,
> > >   so we definitively approach a first release.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   N/A (not released anything).
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   25th January 2015 (Reinhard Sandtner)
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [X](tamaya) John D. Ament
> > >   [ ](tamaya) Mark Struberg
> > >   [ ](tamaya) Gerhard Petracek
> > >   [ ](tamaya) David Blevins
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > >   John Ament:
> > >   Podling is beginning the process towards the first release.
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > TinkerPop
> > >
> > > TinkerPop is a graph computing framework written in Java
> > >
> > > TinkerPop has been incubating since 2015-01-16.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Get more committers on the project.
> > >   2. Get TinkerPop 3.0.0.GA out.
> > >   3. Get vendors migrated from TP2 to TP3
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > >   Vendors are starting to use dev@ to communicate requirements for
> their
> > >   respective products.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   We released 3.0.0.M8-incubating -- our first Apache release.
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   April 6, 2015
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   None.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [ ](tinkerpop) Rich Bowen
> > >   [ ](tinkerpop) Daniel Gruno
> > >   [ ](tinkerpop) Hadrian Zbarcea
> > >   [ ](tinkerpop) Matt Franklin
> > >   [ ](tinkerpop) David Nalley
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > Twill
> > >
> > > Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop® YARN to reduce the
> complexity
> > > of developing distributed applications.
> > >
> > > Twill has been incubating since 2013-11-14.
> > >
> > > Top three items to resolve before graduation:
> > >
> > >   - More committers from different organizations.
> > >   - Regular releases.
> > >   - 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?
> > >
> > >   - 14 new JIRA issues filed since last report (2015-02-01)
> > >   - 12 JIRA issues resolved since last report (2015-02-01)
> > >   - 4 new contributors submitted patches
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   - Version 0.6.0-incubating is being worked upon
> > >   - New project using Twill: Fluo - transaction layer that enables
> > >     incremental processing on big data
> > >   - Twill ported to work on Mapr distribution
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   - 2015-02-27: 0.5.0-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) Vinod K
> > >   [ ](twill) Arun C Murthy
> > >   [ ](twill) Tom White
> > >   [X](twill) Patrick Hunt
> > >
> > > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> > >
> > >
> > > --------------------
> > > Zeppelin
> > >
> > > A collaborative data analytics and visualisation tool for distributed,
> > > general-purpose data processing systems such as Apache Spark, Apache
> > Flink,
> > > etc.
> > >
> > > Zeppelin has been incubating since 2014-12-23.
> > >
> > > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> > >
> > >   1. Do an Apache release
> > >   2. Community growth: more committers from different organisations
> > >   3. Increase adoption
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
> > >   More people submitting patches and feature requests then in previous
> > >   month: 30 patches has been merged and 40 patches has been submitted
> > from
> > >   21 different contributors.
> > >
> > >   Traffic in users@ grew a lot in last month with new users asking and
> > new
> > >   contributors answering questions: +27 subscribers in dev@, +58
> > > subscribers
> > >   in users@ since last month.
> > >
> > >   Introduction to Zeppelin was well received on ApacheCon 2015, it
> > > generated
> > >   some interest from other projects in collaboration\integration which
> > >   resulted in discussions dev@ and new JIRA issues.
> > >
> > > How has the project developed since the last report?
> > >
> > >   Complete PODLINGNAMESEARCH-64
> > >
> > >   Generic JDBC as well as TajoJDBC and HiveJDBC interpreters were
> > >   contributed by individual contributors as well as a bunch bugs were
> > > fixed.
> > >
> > >   Pluggable notebook persistence layer was abstracted.
> > >
> > >   Rich GUI inside Notebook was added (custom AngularJS code)
> > >
> > > Date of last release:
> > >
> > >   None
> > >
> > > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> > >
> > >   2015-03-27
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by:
> > >
> > >   [X](zeppelin) Konstantin Boudnik
> > >   [x](zeppelin) Henry Saputra
> > >   [X](zeppelin) Roman Shaposhnik
> > >   [x](zeppelin) Ted Dunning
> > >   [ ](zeppelin) Hyunsik Choi
> > >
> > >
> > > }}}
> > >
> >
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