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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Final draft of the Incubator Board Report - April 2016
Date Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:31:32 GMT
I'm a bit curious about how we should handle Mnemonic.  I've received no
response thus far from the podling.  I'd rather not kick them out of the
monthly report.

John

On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 11:28 PM Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>
wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 3:56 AM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Below is the final draft of the board report.
>
> The report looks good to me!  Comments inline.
>
> >   - Airflow
> >   - Gearpump
> >   - Mnemonic
> >   - Omid
> >   - Tephra
> >
> > * Graduations
> >
> >   The board has motions for the following:
> >
> >   - Apex
> >   - Johnzon
> >   - TinkerPop
> >   - AsterixDB
>
> What turnover!  I see that with the addition of Quickstep that's *six* new
> podlings in one month, which has to be a record.
>
> Congrats to all the entrants and graduates!
>
> > * Credits
> >
> >   - Report Manager:
>
> I added the credit for this month's erstwhile Report Manager. :)
>
> > * Did not report, expected next month
> >
> >   - Concerted
> >   - OpenAz
> >   - Tephra
>
> The OpenAZ report was due in January and is thus 4 months late, which I
> have
> now noted on the wiki.  OpenAZ's status has been raised on
> private@incubator
> and we just have to keep raising it each month until a report gets filed.
>
> > --------------------
> > Fineract
> >
> > Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.
> >
> > Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.
> >
> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> >
> >   1. Finalising the initial release
> >   2. Improve the communication around the differences between the
> previous
> >      MifosX project and the new Fineract project, especially in the
> MifosX
> >      community, website etc.
> >   3. With the first initial release, encourage the community to use the
> >      proper infastructure (mailing lists, issue tracker) for the ongoing
> >      collaboration within the community.
> >   4. Change management towards less 'key-man' dependency on previous
> >      tech/community leaders from MifosX, more towards community driven
> >      consensus.
> >   5. Reduce clutter on mailinglist from JIRA updates etc.
> >
> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> > aware of?
> >
> >   On the mailinglist there have been discussions around the lack of
> traffic
> >   on it. This is part of the switchover from the current MifosX community
> >   and mailinglists towards the new Fineract lists. At the same time the
> >   recent meet-up of Mifosx and Fineract devs and people interested in it
> >   (see community development), has also triggered a lot of offline
> >   interaction.
> >
> > How has the community developed since the last report?
> >
> >   While activity on the mailinglist has been pretty low, we've had a
> great
> >   meet-up in Amsterdam where a nice mix of existing MifosX community
> members
> >   and a group of new interested people was present. This has boosted
> >   interest in Fineract.
> >
> >   We have a high level of interest from new contributors throughout
> Africa -
> >   we are working to properly engage them and guide them to the correct
> >   collaboration channels in our Fineract community.
> >
> > How has the project developed since the last report?
> >
> >   Individual members of the leading partner organizations building
> solutions
> >   using the Fineract platform have begun to effectively use the Fineract
> >   issue tracker to communicate and track the requirements and
> enhancements
> >   they're building and contributing to Fineract. These individuals are
> >   setting a good example that other individuals from our partner
> community
> >   should follow.
> >
> > Date of last release:
> >
> >   N/A
> >
> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> >
> >   N/A
> >
> > Signed-off-by:
> >
> >   [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
> >   [ ](fineract) Greg Stein
> >   [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik
>
> This report provides excellent insight into the challenges and
> opportunities
> before the Fineract community.  Thank you for a good read, and good luck!
>
> > --------------------
> > FreeMarker
>
> > How has the project developed since the last report?
> >
> >   FreeMarker had two public releases: A Release Candidate (so that users
> can
> >   test it), and one final release. Apart from the new features and
> fixes, we
> >   have adjusted the source code and build process to follow Apache best
> >   practices more closely, and to be more appealing for contributors
> >   (switching to Java 5, fixing formatting where it didn't fit the modern
> >   Java conventions).
>
> Those sound like good ideas!  There really are a lot of ways to make a
> project
> easier to contribute to, but they can be hard to see when you're in the
> thick
> of it.
>
> > --------------------
> > Gearpump
> >
> > Gearpump is a reactive real-time streaming engine based on the
> micro-service
> > Actor model.
> >
> > Gearpump has been incubating since 2016-03-08.
> >
> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> >
> >   1. Make initial Apache branded release
> >   2. Initial community process definition and practice enforcement by
> >      following Apache policies
> >   3. Build the first Apache branded informative website to make Gearpump
> >      contributor and end-user friendly.
> >
> > Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> > aware of?
> >
> >   The rights holder of the Gearpump copyright filed a CCLA including a
> >   Schedule B granting the Gearpump codebase to the Foundation. We are
> >   awaiting assistance from Infrastructure on INFRA-11435 to perform the
> >   import.
> >
> > How has the community developed since the last report?
> >
> >   All of the initial committers/PPMC have set up with Apache accounts and
> >   Apache JIRA accounts.
> >
> >   Discussion among developers has started on
> >   dev@gearpump.incubator.apache.org
> >
> > How has the project developed since the last report?
> >
> >   The JIRA for the podling is active at
> >   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GEARPUMP and seeing activity.
> >
> > Date of last release:
> >
> >   No release yet.
> >
> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> >
> >   No new committers or PMC members elected yet.
> >
> > Signed-off-by:
> >
> >   [X](gearpump) Andrew Purtell
> >   [ ](gearpump) Jarek Jarcec Cecho
> >   [ ](gearpump) Reynold Xin
> >   [ ](gearpump) Todd Lipcon
> >   [ ](gearpump) Xuefu Zhang
>
> This is a solid first report from Gearpump.  It describes the progress of
> getting set up in the Incubator and establishes the routine of reporting.
> There may not be too much to say about community interaction at first, but
> that's fine.
>
> > --------------------
> > iota
> >
> > Open source system that enables the orchestration of IoT devices.
> >
> > iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.
> >
> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> >
> >   1. Overcome current technical difficulties. You might be asking what is
> >      happening with Apache iota. The initial architecture that we wanted
> to
> >      upload was not as scalable as we required it to be. Rather than
> upload
> >      an architecture that we wanted to fundamentally change we have been
> >      developing a new backend architecture and code based that
> implements a
> >      significantly more scalable solution using Apache, Spark, Spark
> >      Streaming and Cassandra. We are still using Python and Django for
> our
> >      APIs and authentication (session and token based). Consequently, you
> >      haven’t seen any activity on the Apache iota site and repository.
> This
> >      will be changing soon. Litbit (the contributing company whose
> business
> >      runs on iota) has been working around the clock to remake the
> backend
> >      using additional Apache components that makes the solution far more
> >      scalable.
> >   2. Set up web site and import code. We will be setting up the Apache
> iota
> >      website to reflect the new architecture and uploading the initial
> >      source code as quickly as we can.
> >   3. Promote Iota to a wider user base / grow the community. We are
> planning
> >      to promoting iota at an upcoming keynote being given by Scott
> Noteboom
> >      (Litbit's CEO). In addition we will be presenting iota at Apache
> Con in
> >      May 2016. Our goal in promoting iota will be to start building a
> >      community that will contribute to moving iota to it’s first release
> as
> >      an Apache incubator project
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >   * This is the first submitted report
> >
> > How has the project developed since the last report?
> >
> >   * This is the first submitted report
> >
> > Date of last release:
> >
> >   * None
> >
> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> >
> >
> > Signed-off-by:
> >
> >   [ ](iota) Daniel Gruno
> >   [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
> >   [X](iota) Justin Mclean
> >   [X](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea
> >
> > Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> >
> >   johndament:
> >     Its a bit concerning to see that the project is starting off in a
> >     non-ASF way.  Even if the code isn't quite right for donation, may be
> >     better to start off writing new code in the ASF repos.
> >
> >   jmclean:
> >     I too have concerns about why they are developing outside of the ASF.
> >     I've contacted them a few times with a please explain and have
> >     assurances that this will be fixed. I'd suggest placing the podling
> on
> >     monthly reports for a few more months.
> >
> >   drew:
> >     2 mentors active on the mailing list this month, but little activity
> as
> >     the team has not moved development to ASF. Concur with keeping
> podling
> >     on monthly reports.
>
> I'd just like to say that it can be quite challenging to do fundamental
> architectural design work under ASF-style collaboration and governance.
> What
> we are asking of iota is not an easy task and I don't envy them.
>
> > --------------------
> > Quarks
>
> > How has the community developed since the last report?
> >
> >   The Quarks community is keeping dev-related conversations on the
> mailing
> >   list. Because of this, it's allowed for the participation of
> independent
> >   contributors in mailing list discussions. Although our list of
> independent
> >   contributors is small, Quarks is still very new as an Apache project
> and
> >   we aim to actively grow our list in the near future.
>
> Nice -- it's good that Quarks understands the direction to head in.
>
> > --------------------
> > Rya
>
> > How has the community developed since the last report?
> >
> >    * We have a Rya "office hour" teleconference every other week. We had
> >      some technical difficulties with screen sharing, but we had a
> working
> >      solution for the last meeting. Users and developers can ask
> questions,
> >      receive answers, discuss ideas for future developments. The minutes
> are
> >      sent to the dev@ list.
> >    * We have more PRs from non-committers which are integrated into the
> >      repository. We expect some of these non-committers to continue to
> >      submit PRs and become committers.
> >    * There were several ideas from Rya for Google Summer of Code, and a
> few
> >      students expressed interest; one of them submitted a proposal
>
> Another very nice community development section.  Thanks, Rya!
>
> > --------------------
> > Sirona
> >
> > Monitoring Solution.
> >
> > Sirona has been incubating since 2013-10-15.
> >
> > Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> >
> >   1. increase the community
> >   2. do more releases
> >   3. make the community more active
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >   No change but some more user feedbacks.
> >
> > How has the project developed since the last report?
> >
> >   Several fixes have been done and enhancements in instrumentation side.
> >
> > Date of last release:
> >
> >   2015-11-18
> >
> > When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> >
> >
> >
> > Signed-off-by:
> >
> >   [X](sirona) Olivier Lamy
> >   [ ](sirona) Henri Gomez
> >   [ ](sirona) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
> >   [ ](sirona) Tammo van Lessen
> >   [ ](sirona) Mark Struberg
> >   [X](sirona) Romain Manni-Bucau
>
> The reports from Sirona could stand to be a little fuller.
>
> Also, the question about last committers / PMC members really ought to be
> filled in.  The Board is very persistent about asking TLPs for that
> information.
>
> Marvin Humphrey
>
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