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From Ian Dunlop <ian.dun...@manchester.ac.uk>
Subject Re: New mentors for Taverna?
Date Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:59:10 GMT
Hello,

It's an exciting phase for Apache Taverna. We are pushing out a new
release and it is a great time for new mentors to get involved. We are a
very friendly community. With the new Apache Beam proposal getting
started and the Apache Taverna integration points with the Common
Workflow Language initiative it's a great time to move into the workflow
space.

Cheers,

Ian

On 15/02/2016 08:13, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
> No, we are still hoping for a new mentor..
> On 14 Feb 2016 17:13, "John D. Ament" <johndament@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> Just wondering, has anyone stepped up to help Taverna?
>>
>> John
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 6:56 AM Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I'm one of the "semi-active mentors" of Taverna. In my case, I have a
>>> new $job, which is related to some Apache communities but not Taverna.
>>> A new job is a busy time so I'm really not able to properly support the
>>> podling at the moment.  I wish I could but I also have to be realistic.
>>>
>>> Taverna is (I believe) in good shape. Having done an incubator release
>>> of part of the codebase, they understand and take the IP issues
>>> seriously.  They have added a person to the PPMC.  All-in-all, good
>>> progress towards graduation and getting more of the codebase out is the
>>> next step.
>>>
>>> So - please could Taverna have some additional mentors?
>>>
>>>      Andy
>>>
>>> On 01/02/16 14:36, Stian Soiland-Reyes wrote:
>>>> The majority of the mentors of the Taverna podling have raised
>>>> concerns that they no longer have sufficient time available to help
>>>> Taverna in the incubator.
>>>>
>>>> In effect we will then have 2 semi-active mentors remaining for
>>> continuity.
>>>>
>>>> This has become a concern because Taverna is picking up speed and
>>>> moving towards releases of the main code base (our first release was
>>>> for a more self-contained library), and this means some effort is
>>>> needed to review and guide us through those releases.
>>>>
>>>> We in the Taverna PPMC have already learnt a lot about the Apache Way,
>>>> we have done our first release, we had 3 very successful GSOC
>>>> students, and we have voted in our first new PPMC member.
>>>>
>>>> However knowing the effort needed to review a "new" code base for a
>>>> release, we think it would not be fair on the remaining 2 mentors to
>>>> take the full burden of responsibility.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Therefore we would like to ask the Incubator PMC if anyone would be
>>>> interested in becoming an active mentor of Taverna as we enter this
>>>> exciting phase?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> About Taverna:
>>>>
>>>> http://taverna.incubator.apache.org/
>>>>
>>>> Taverna is a domain-independent suite of tools used to design and
>>>> execute data-driven workflows, which invoke a mixture of local and
>>>> remote (REST, WSDL) services. Taverna is used by scientists and
>>>> researchers in domains like bioinformatics, chemistry, musicology,
>>>> biodiversity and virtual physiology to combine and process data from
>>>> multiple sources using a wide variety of analytical tools.
>>>>
>>>> Taverna workflows can be designed in a graphical workbench,
>>>> programmatically through the Taverna Language API, or using an
>>>> RDF/JSON-based workflow format. They can be executed locally (command
>>>> line, within workbench or through OSGi-based APIs), or on a Taverna
>>>> server (REST/WSDL), which has been integrated by portals and
>>>> frontends, including an Android mobile app. Taverna results include
>>>> full provenance trace of the execution as we strive to support
>>>> reproducible computational research.
>>>>
>>>> This is an exciting time for us, as we are not just releasing version
>>>> 3 of Taverna, but also working on a Common Workflow Language
>>>> integration (YaML), including support for coordinating Docker-based
>>>> command line tools.
>>>>
>>>> We rely on a large selection of Apache tools, like Woden, Felix, Jena,
>>>> Derby, Tika, Velocity, Commons, HTTP Client and Maven.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
> 

-- 
Ian Dunlop, eScience Lab
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7066-3350

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