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From Stian Soiland-Reyes <>
Subject Re: New mentors for Taverna?
Date Mon, 29 Feb 2016 11:45:18 GMT
Thank you for your interest, Dan!

Your long experience with Derby and ASF, not to mention the very
relevant Quarks incubator proposal. would be very welcome by the
Taverna incubator!

I believe that as an ASF Member you just need to self-nominate to
become a member of the Incubator PMC, and thus can become a mentor.
The IPMC folks can help you with the karma granting so you can join
the incubator SVN group - after which you can add yourself to

IPMC folks - is this roughly right?

On 24 February 2016 at 16:56, ddebrunner <> wrote:
> I might be able to be a mentor, let me check and confirm tomorrow if you still need mentors
by then.
> Dan.
> Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device
> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Ian Dunlop
<> </div><div>Date:2016/02/23  07:59  (GMT-08:00)
</div><div>To: </div><div>Cc:  </div><div>Subject:
Re: New mentors for Taverna? </div><div>
> </div>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" <> wrote:
>>> Just wondering, has anyone stepped up to help Taverna?
>>> John
>>> On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 6:56 AM Andy Seaborne <> 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:
>>>>> 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
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