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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: New mentors for Taverna?
Date Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:13:21 GMT
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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