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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: April 2016 Draft Board Report - Please Review
Date Sat, 09 Apr 2016 17:21:38 GMT
Some comments in line.

On Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 1:03 PM John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org> wrote:

> All,
>
> Below is the second draft of the board report.  I'm going to follow up
> this email with some in line comments.  Apologies first to the CMDA
> podling.  It appears I inadvertently left them in monthly mode last month,
> they filed quite a nice report.  Sorry for any confusion.
>
> John
>
> Incubator PMC report for April 2016
>
> The Apache Incubator is the entry path into the ASF for projects and
> codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
>
> There are 56 podlings currently undergoing incubation.  We have three
> podlings planning to graduate this month and added five podlings to
> the roster.  As is typical in the months following the annual members
> meeting, we have seen a jump in the number of IPMC members join.
>
> * Community
>
>   New IPMC members:
>
>   - Marvin Humphrey
>   - Suneel Marthi
>   - Uma Gangumalla
>   - Henri Yandell
>
>   People who left the IPMC:
>
>   - Jukka Zitting
>
> * New Podlings
>
>   - Airflow
>   - Gearpump
>   - Mnemonic
>   - Omid
>   - Tephra
>
> * Graduations
>
>   The board has motions for the following:
>
>   - Apex
>   - Johnzon
>   - TinkerPop
>
> * Releases
>
>   The following releases entered distribution during the month of
>   March:
>
>   2016-03-02 Apache MRQL 0.9.6-incubating
>   2016-03-03 Apache Apex Malhar 3.3.1-incubating
>   2016-03-03 Apache Htrace 4.1.0-incubating
>   2016-03-04 Apache Mynewt-0.8.0-b1-incubating
>   2016-03-09 Apache Kudu 0.7.1-incubating
>   2016-03-10 Apache Ranger 0.5.2-incubating
>   2016-03-11 Apache Taverna-language 0.15.1-incubating
>   2016-03-11 Apache Taverna-osgi 0.2.1-incubating
>   2016-03-14 Apache MADlib v1.9alpha-rc2-incubating
>   2016-03-21 Apache Unomi 1.0.0-incubating
>   2016-03-25 Apache Mynewt 0.8.0-b2-incubating
>   2016-03-27 Apache FreeMarker 2.3.24-incubating
>
>
> * IP Clearance
>
>   - Apache Sling Dynamic Includes
>
> * Legal / Trademarks
>
>
>
> * Infrastructure
>
>   We continue to struggle with podling report reminders.
>   A suite of manual reminders were sent, some were received
>   by the podlings and some were not.
>
> * Miscellaneous
>
>   Based on group understanding, it appears that the Concerted podling
>   will retire soon.
>
>
>
> * Credits
>
>   - Report Manager:
>
> ------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------
>
> * Still getting started at the Incubator
>
>   - Gearpump
>   - iota
>   - Joshua
>   - Metron
>   - Milagro
>   - Mnemonic
>   - Quarks
>
> * Not yet ready to graduate
>
>   No release:
>
>   - Hawq
>   - Horn
>   - Impala
>   - Rya
>   - Toree
>
>   Community growth:
>
>   - Fineract
>   - Geode
>   - MADlib
>   - Ranger
>   - Wave
>

I always struggle with these sections since they're highly subjective.  If
anyone feels differently please change it in the wiki or email back with
comments.


>
> * Ready to graduate
>
>   The Board has motions for the following:
>
>   - Apex
>   - Johnzon
>   - TinkerPop
>
> * Did not report, expected next month
>
>   - Concerted
>   - OpenAz
>   - Tephra
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                        Table of Contents
> Apex
> BatchEE
> Concerted
> DataFu
> Fineract
> FreeMarker
> Gearpump
> Geode
> HAWQ
> HORN
> HTrace
> Impala
> iota
> Johnzon
> Joshua
> MADlib
> Metron
> Milagro
> Mnemonic
> Mynewt
> ODF Toolkit
> OpenAz
> Quarks
> Ranger
> Rya
> Sirona
> Tephra
> Toree
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> --------------------
> Apex
>
> Apex is an enterprise grade native YARN big data-in-motion platform that
> unifies stream processing and batch processing.
>
> Apex has been incubating since 2015-08-17.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   None. Incubator graduation VOTE passed: https://s.apache.org/qhTf
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>   Resolution to establish Apache Apex as TLP submitted to board.
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   The community is very engaged with the development of the project.  We
> see
>   continious uptick in mailing list participaton (2180 messages on dev@
> for
>   March, 122+ subscribers).
>
>   The community discussed graduation, addressed outstanding issues and
>   completed VOTE.
>
>   The community has been active building additional meetup groups:
>   http://s.apache.org/jKT
>   Many presentations and uptick in engagement.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   Release 3.3.1-icubating of Malhar on 2016-03-02
>
>   Various metrics for March are as follows:
>   +---------------------------------------------------+
>   |   Metric                         | Core  | Malhar |
>   +---------------------------------------------------+
>   | Non Merge Commits                |  52   |   22   |
>   | Contributors                     |  10   |   11   |
>   | Jira New Issues                  |  40   |   31   |
>   | Resolved Issues                  |  43   |   20   |
>   | Pull Requests merged             |  33   |   12   |
>   | Pull Requests proposed           |   2   |   11   |
>   +---------------------------------------------------+
>
>   We are anticipating patch release 3.2.1 in April.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2016-03-02 Apex (Malhar) 3.3.1-incubating
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   2 PPMC members and 1 committer were added since December.
>   PPMC and committer list was updated on the status page.
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [X](apex) Chris Nauroth
>   [ ](apex) Alan Gates
>   [X](apex) Hitesh Shah
>   [X](apex) Justin Mclean
>   [ ](apex) P. Taylor Goetz
>   [ ](apex) Ted Dunning
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
Thank you for the highly detailed report, and good luck outside the
incubator.


>
> --------------------
> BatchEE
>
> Apache BatchEE aims to provide a JBatch implementation (aka JSR352) and a
> set of useful extensions for this specification.
>
> BatchEE has been incubating since 2013-10-03.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   The PPMC feels that the project is ready to graduate soon.
>
>
> 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?
>
>   Bugfixing continues in BatchEE and we are actively working with the
>   JBatch community towards a new JBatch specification
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   BatchEE contributes to the JBatch specification to make the
>   project moving forward in the right direction.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2015-12-08
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   2015-12-11
>
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](batchee) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>   [ ](batchee) Olivier Lamy
>   [X](batchee) Mark Struberg
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>   johndament:
>     It seems that the community posted one report, but then a mentor posted
>     a largely reworded report.  No evidence of a discussion seems to have
>     been done on public mailing lists for either report.
>

The biggest concern I see here is that the communication around a
graduation vote doesn't seem to be happening on the mailing lists.  Very
few emails are exchanged there from looking at summary.


>
> --------------------
>
> Concerted
>
> Apache Concerted is a Do-It-Yourself toolkit for building in-memory data
> engines.
>
> Concerted has been incubating since 2015-10-14.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1.
>   2.
>   3.
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   XXXX-XX-XX
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](concerted) Chris Nauroth
>   [ ](concerted) Daniel Dai
>   [ ](concerted) Jake Farrell
>   [ ](concerted) Julian Hyde
>   [ ](concerted) Lars Hofhansl
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>   Julian Hyde (jhyde):
>
>     No report, despite prodding from Chris, and no activity on lists.
>     I think this one's dead.
>
>   Jake Farrell (jfarrell):
>
>     No activity so far in 2016.
>
>   Chris Nauroth (cnauroth):
>
>     There has been no activity on the project for several months, and we
> don't see a viable way to salvage it.  We are discussing closing it down.
>

I plan to leave the shepherd/mentor notes in place when submitting the
report to the board.  I expect retirement may come up for next month if all
aligns.


>
> --------------------
> DataFu
>
> DataFu provides a collection of Hadoop MapReduce jobs and functions in
> higher
> level languages based on it to perform data analysis. It provides functions
> for common statistics tasks (e.g. quantiles, sampling), PageRank, stream
> sessionization, and set and bag operations. DataFu also provides Hadoop
> jobs
> for incremental data processing in MapReduce.
>
> DataFu has been incubating since 2014-01-05.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Grow user and contributor base
>   2. Increased committer activity
>   3. Continued releases
>
> 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?
>
>   * A new contributor opened several JIRAs regarding improvements and
>     contributed patches.  Two have been committed so far.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   * Improved instructions on loading projects in Eclipse based on
> discussion
>     in JIRA.
>   * Added checks in build system to catch issues using wrong JDK version.
>   * Some UDFs were improved to be more efficient.
>   * A new UDF is pending review.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2015-11-14
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected
>
>   November 2014
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](datafu) Ashutosh Chauhan
>   [ ](datafu) Roman Shaposhnik
>   [ ](datafu) Ted Dunning
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> 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
>   [ ](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> FreeMarker
>
> FreeMarker is a template engine, i.e. a generic tool to generate text
> output
> based on templates. FreeMarker is implemented in Java as a class library
> for
> programmers.
>
> FreeMarker has been incubating since 2015-07-01.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Finding more active contributors
>
> 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?
>
>   There were no changes
>
> 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).
>
>   The legal/policy issue with the web site domain (INFRA-10787) was
> settled,
>   and we are using our historical domain again (freemarker.org) until
>   graduation.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2016-03-28
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   2015-10-21 Nan Lei, committer (non-PMC)
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [X](freemarker) Jacopo Cappellato
>   [ ](freemarker) Jean-Frederic Clere
>   [ ](freemarker) David E. Jones
>   [X](freemarker) Ralph Goers
>   [X](freemarker) Sergio Fernández
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> 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
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> Geode
>
> Geode is a data management platform that provides real-time, consistent
> access
> to data-intensive applications throughout widely distributed cloud
> architectures.
>
> Geode has been incubating since 2015-04-27.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Rename packages to org.apache
>   2. Expanding the community to include contributors and committers outside
>      of Pivotal.
>   3. Establish a release cadence.
>
> 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 been able to address the “Three most important issues to move
>     towards graduation” from the previous report
>     1. We had our first public release
>     2. We Added 4 new committers, one of which is outside Pivotal
>     3. We are about to have a second release, establishing a regular
> release
>        cadence
>   - We had a GeodeSummit http://geodesummit.com/
>     - 22 sessions (including Keynote)
>     - Sessions included current use cases as well as integrations with
> other
>       Apache projects
>     - Over 100 attendees
>     - Received project proposal after the summit.
>   - The Geode Clubhouse hosted a meeting covering a walk through the
>     different approaches for caching data in a Spring based application
> with
>     Apache Geode by Luke Shannon
>   - The breakdown of JIRA tickets is the following:
>     Q3 / 2015 - 65 created, 19 resolved.
>     Q4 / 2015 - 342 created, 227 resolved.
>     Q1 / 2016 - 438 created, 362 resolved.
>     Q2 / 2016 - 8 created, 12 resolved (As of Apr 4th)
>   - There was a total of 123 pull requests on GitHub with 6 still open.
>   - The breakdown of the mailing lists messages for January, Feb, March of
>     2016:
>     org.apache.geode.issues 4300
>     org.apache.geode.commits 3731
>     org.apache.geode.dev 2154
>     org.apache.geode.user 294
>   - There are now 153 subscribers on the dev and 145 on the user mailing
>     lists.
>   - Community events:
>     - January 2016:
>       -  FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels:
>       - Taxi trip analysis (DEBS grand-challenge) with Apache Geode
>         (incubating)
>       - Big Data meets Fast Data: an scalable hybrid real-time
> transactional
>         and analytics solution
>     - February 2016:
>       - Seattle Java User’s Group (Talk about Introduction to Apache Geode)
>     - March 2016:
>       - Geode Summit in Palo Alto, California
>       - Geode meetup in Palo Alto
>         (http://www.meetup.com/Pivotal-Open-Source-Hub/events/228983898/)
>       - Apache Apex (incubating) meetup featuring Geode integration
>         (http://www.meetup.com/Apex-Bay-Area-Chapter/events/228593080/)
>
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   - Had first release, close to the second release (with 134 out of 138
>     issues resolved)
>   - We elected a release manager for the first release and have rotated
> that
>     responsibility for the second release
>   - Had a discussion about how to number the releases
>   - Voted on the Release candidates, rejected the first but the second
>     release candidate was voted as the final release
>   - The community discussed the criteria for becoming a committer and
>     learned the correct way of nominating new committers.
>   - JIRA components were refined after a discussion on the mailing list.
>   - Consensus was achieved for the scope for the releases on the mailing
>     list.
>   - Decision was made not to rename the command line tool on the mailing
>     list.
>   - Each commit and pull request is run through CI using Travis CI
>   - Removed @author tags
>   - First release published to maven central
>   - Javadocs hosted on the project website.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2016-02-06
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   - Jinmei Liao (2016-01-26)
>   - Sai Boorlagadda (2016-02-19)
>   - Nitin Lamba (2016-03-08)
>   - Dave Barnes (2016-03-30)
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](geode) Konstantin Boudnik
>   [ ](geode) Chip Childers
>   [ ](geode) Justin Erenkrantz
>   [ ](geode) Jan Iversen
>   [ ](geode) Chris Mattmann
>   [ ](geode) William A. Rowe Jr.
>   [ ](geode) Roman Shaposhnik
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> HAWQ
>
> Apache HAWQ is a Hadoop native SQL query engine that combines the key
> technological advantages of MPP database with the scalability and
> convenience of Hadoop. HAWQ reads data from and writes data to HDFS
> natively.  HAWQ delivers industry-leading performance and linear
> scalability. It provides users the tools to confidently and successfully
> interact with petabyte range data sets. HAWQ provides users with a
> complete,
> standards compliant SQL interface.
>
> HAWQ has been incubating since 2015-09-04.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Produce our first Apache Release
>   2. Expand the community, by adding new contributors and focusing on
> making
>      sure that there's a much more robust level of conversations and
>      discussions happening around roadmaps and feature development on the
>      public dev mailing list
>   3. Infrastructure migration: create Jenkins projects that build HAWQ
>      binary, source tarballs, and run feature tests including at least
>      installcheck-good tests for each commit (HAWQ-127).
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>   Everything seems to be smooth, nothing urgent at this time.
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   1. One HAWQ Nest community meeting (topic: GPORCA: Query Optimization as
> a
>      Service) Video: http://bit.ly/HAWQNest0223yt
>   2. The community shows pretty high activities. In Dev, there have been
> 816
>      messages on dev@/user@ in March 2016.
>   3. Got around 29 pull requests from contributors that are not in the
>      initial committer team.
>   4. GSoC 2016: 6 topics created for it.
>   5. FOSDEM 2016 event:
>      https://fosdem.org/2016/schedule/event/hpc_bigdata_hadoopsql/
>
> https://fosdem.org/2016/schedule/event/postgresql_unified_framework_for_big_data_foreign_data_wrappers/
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   1. Main features/improvements added include:
>      a) Hawq-473 Add fault reason and history into hawq catalog
>      b) HAWQ-404 Add sort during INSERT of append only row oriented
>         partition tables
>      c) HAWQ-558 Improve performance of truncate on small tables
>      d) HAWQ-532 HAWQ-580 HAWQ-587 Enhance the virtual segment number
>         selection method
>      e) HAWQ-551 Enhance explain analyze with more information on data
>         locality and resource manager
>      f) HAWQ-546 Enhance \d for HCatalog tables
>      g) HAWQ-144 Support HAWQ build on MAC
>      h) HAWQ-597 Add Travis CI(OSX) for MAC
>      i) Critical bug fixes.
>   2. 135 new JIRAs filed, 116 resolved (In Mar 2016)
>   3. 134 code commits (In Mar 2016)
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   We have not had a release yet.
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   No new committers/members from initial.
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [](hawq) Alan Gates
>   [](hawq) Konstantin Boudnik
>   [](hawq) Justin Erenkrantz
>   [](hawq) Thejas Nair
>   [](hawq) Roman Shaposhnik
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
> JM (shepherd): A couple on minor issues around communication on list and
> releases but mentors are on top on it.
>
> --------------------
> HORN
>
> HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for
> large-
> scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.
>
> HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Increase development velocity
>   2. Make a 0.1 release
>   3. Refocus the direction we want to take this project.
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   Number of subscribers has increased slightly, development has however
> been
>   slow.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   We have decided that we need to refocus on what we want HORN to look like
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   XXXX-XX-XX
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   October
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](horn) Luciano Resende
>   [ ](horn) Robin Anil
>   [x](horn) Edward J. Yoon
>   [ ](horn) Rich Bowen (Note that Rich Bowen dropped off the project)
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
Whoopsy, missed that about Rich.  Fixed.


>
> --------------------
> HTrace
>
> HTrace is a tracing framework intended for use with distributed systems
> written in java.
>
> HTrace has been incubating since 2014-11-11.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Continue to grow the HTrace community
>   2. Continue to explore projects integratiing HTrace
>   3. Continue to develop and release stable HTrace incubating artifacts
>
> 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?
>
>   * YCSB community are working on integrating HTrace.
>   * Google Summer of Code 2016 projects for Apache HTrace are being
> planned.
>     There are proposals such as
>     * distributed tracing for s3 and other alternative Hadoop FS
>     * Kudu span receiver
>     * integrating HTrace into Hadoop YARN
>     * HTrace'ing in Apache Nutch
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   * +70 issues were fixed and released as part of 4.1.0-incubating.
>     * Improved htraced a lot in Web-UI, robustness, metrics and logging
>     * Added Docker support for development
>   * Added Documentation for developers
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   * htrace-4.1.0-incubating on March 5th, 2016
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   * None this period. Last added committer: Abraham Elmahrek - 2.11.15
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [X](htrace) Jake Farrell
>   [ ](htrace) Todd Lipcon
>   [X](htrace) Lewis John Mcgibbney
>   [ ](htrace) Andrew Purtell
>   [X](htrace) Billie Rinaldi
>   [ ](htrace) Michael Stack
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
It seems that htrace may be very close to graduating, having solidified
both community growth and release execution.


>
> --------------------
> Impala
>
> Impala is a high-performance C++ and Java SQL query engine for data stored
> in Apache Hadoop-based clusters.
>
> Impala has been incubating since 2015-12-03.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Transition of development workflows to ASF (see
>      https://issues.cloudera.org/browse/IMPALA-3221)
>   2. Initial release as incubating project.
>   3. Community growth
>
> 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?
>
>   There have been no additions to the committer or PMC lists since
>   incubation began. We continue to see an uptick in external contributions,
>   with two patches from new contributors this month. One contributor
>   pleasingly reported it was "great to work closely with Impala community".
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   We have put together a list of tasks required to move development of
>   Impala from Cloudera's infrastructure to the ASF. Since Impala was
> already
>   a well-established project before the Incubator proposal, there is
> perhaps
>   more decoupling required than for more nascent projects. The list is at
>   https://issues.cloudera.org/browse/IMPALA-3221, and is being actively
>   worked on. Note that this doesn't cover the standard podling tasks (like
>   name search, etc).
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   None since entering incubation.
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   None since entering incubation.
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [X](impala) Tom White
>   [ ](impala) Todd Lipcon
>   [ ](impala) Carl Steinbach
>   [ ](impala) Brock Noland
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> 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.
>
> --------------------
> Johnzon
>
> Implementation of JSR-353 JavaTM API for JSON Processing.
>
> Johnzon has been incubating since 2014-06-09.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Currently graduation, so nothing but issues necessary for graduation
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>   * Currently graduating to a TPL
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   There are new people on the dev list and the project got contributions
>   from non-committers.  On the dev list there are approx. 20 msgs (on
>   average) messages per month.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   The project did its 10th incubator release.  During the last three month
> 9
>   jira issues were reported and 6 of them fixed.  Project has also started
>   to implement the upcoming JSR-374 and JSR-367 specification.  The project
>   has also voted for a logo.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2016-FEB-17 (0.9.3-incubating)
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   Last committer was elected 2014-08-23, last PMC member was elected
>   2015-04-09 (Hendrik Saly)
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [X](johnzon) Justin Mclean
>   [ ](johnzon) Daniel Kulp
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
> --------------------
> Joshua
>
> Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit
>
> Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Migration of the entire project over to Apache infrastructure (nearly
> complete)
>   2. Building up community and attracting developers
>   3. Putting out regular Joshua releases
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>   None that come to mind. We are occupied with the issues above, and
>   things are proceeding nicely.
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   We have voted in two new committers and invitations have been
>   extended to them.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   A large pull request was accepted reporting large speed increases due to
>   caching, and increasing the usability of Joshua as a library.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2015-11-05 (prior to incubation)
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>  - Felix Hieber (2016-04-01)
>  - Kellen Sunderland (2016-04-01)
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
>   [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
>   [ ](joshua) Chris Mattmann
>   [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
>   [ ](joshua) Henri Yandell
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
>
> MADlib
>
> Big Data Machine Learning in SQL for Data Scientists.
>
> MADlib has been incubating since 2015-09-15.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Continue to produce regular Apache (incubating) releases.
>   2. Expand the community, increase dev list activity and add new
>      contributors.
>   3. Execute and manage the project according to governance model required
>      by the "Apache Way”.
>
> 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?
>
>   1. Held three community calls in Q1 2016.  Each call featured a different
>      member of the Apache MADlib community presenting on a topic of
> interest
>      to them:
>      * Jan 15th - Bayesian Analysis of Binomial Response Models on MPP
>        Databases (Gautam Muralidhar)
>      * Feb 16th - An Overview of GWR Analysis of Spatial Data (Chenliang
>        Wang)
>          * Mar 16th - MADlib on PostgreSQL and PGXN (AJ Welch)
>   2. One new committer has been added to the project (Xiaocheng Tang)
>   3. Presentation of Apache MADlib at FOSDEM’16 in Brussels (Frank
>      McQuillan)
>   4. Material technical conversations on dev mailing lists and in the
>      appropriate JIRAs (e.g., 111 emails on dev@ mailing list in Feb)
>   5. Several Google Summer of Code (GSoC) candidates have expressed
> interest
>      in working on MADlib projects via dev@ mailing list.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   1. 1st ASF release MADlib v1.9alpha on 3/11/16 which was intended to
> clear
>      all potential IP issues in the code base and make it legally ready to
>      be adopted by the community.
>   2. 2nd ASF release MADlib v1.9 is currently in IPMC voting as of this
>      writing on 4/6/16.  The goal of this 2nd release is general
>      availability of MADlib v1.9 for community use.
>   3. Some features in the latest release:  path functions, support vector
>      machines, advanced matrix operations, covariance matrix, proportion of
>      variance for PCA, support for Apache HAWQ (incubating) 2.0.
>   4. 15 JIRAs created and 27 resolved in last 30 days.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   Apache MADlib (incubating) v1.9alpha on 3/11/16.
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   Xiaocheng Tang on 1/14/16.
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](madlib) Konstantin Boudnik
>   [ ](madlib) Ted Dunning
>   [ ](madlib) Roman Shaposhnik
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
> --------------------
> Metron
>
> Metron integrates a variety of open source big data technologies in order
> to
> offer a centralized tool for security monitoring and analysis. Metron
> provides capabilities for log aggregation, full packet capture indexing,
> storage, advanced behavioral analytics and data enrichment, while applying
> the most current threat-intelligence information to security telemetry
> within a single platform.
>
> Metron has been incubating since 2015-12-06.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards
> Graduation.
>
>   - Building a diverse community of developers for Metron
>   - Getting security practitioners to provide feedback on requirements
>   - Make an Apache release
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to
> be aware of
>
>   - We are currently trying to produce the first Apache release of Metron
>
> * How has the community developed since the last report
>
>   - We added one additional committer, David Lyle
>   - We accepted 2 separate contributions from non-committers interested
>     in Metron
>   - We saw an uptick in interest from the community on the dev boards which
>     corresponds to people trying the product prior to an official release,
>     which is a good sign.
>
> * How has the project developed since the last report
>
>   - We closed 20 more Jiras and are in the latest stages of releasing an
>     Apache release.
>   - We added deployment automation for EC2 so trying out Metron in a
>     multi-node environment is even easier
>   - We integrated the CI environment that infra set up for us at our
> request
>     so that unit tests and apache rat license checks are run on every pull
>     request submitted
>   - We added support for indexing enriched sensor capture data into Apache
>     Solr indexing as well as Elasticsearch
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   --
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   David Lyle on 22 March 2016
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>  [X](metron) Billie Rinaldi
>  [ ](metron) Chris Mattmann
>  [X](metron) Owen O'Malley
>  [ ](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
>  [ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
I added two empty sections back to this report.  If no release has been
performed please enter N/A.


>
> --------------------
> Milagro
>
> Distributed Cryptography;
> M-Pin and other pairing protocols for Identity and Trust
>
> Milagro has been incubating since 2015-12-21.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Import the software: The source code is already prepared and placed in
>      repositories on GitHub – soon to be imported to Apache repositories.
>      This includes a full Milagro MFA implementation.
>   2. Awareness among developers: Milagro announcement – during ApacheCon
>      North America – May 2016
>   3. General Awareness
>
> 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?
>
>   No substantial developments to report.  The project is targeting
> community
>   development following Apachecon presentations.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   Project members are preparing to present the project at ApacheCon with a
>   view to connecting with the wider Apache community and finding synergies
>   with other projects.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   n/a
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   February, as reported.
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](milagro) Sterling Hughes
>   [ ](milagro) Jan Willem Janssen
>   [x](milagro) Nick Kew
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> Mnemonic
>
> Mnemonic is a Java based non-volatile memory library for in-place
> structured
> data processing and computing.
>
> Mnemonic has been incubating since 2016-03-03.
> Mnemonic code was moved into ASF on 3/24
>
>   Various metrics for March are as follows:
>
>   +--------------------------------------------+
>   |   Metric                         | counts  |
>   +--------------------------------------------+
>   | Non Merge Commits                |  82     |
>   | Contributors                     |  10     |
>   | Jira New Issues                  |  13     |
>   | Resolved Issues                  |   4     |
>   | Pull Requests merged             |   8     |
>   | Pull Requests proposed           |   8     |
>   +--------------------------------------------+
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Apache releases: we are preparing 0.1.0 release
>   2. Expand and build strong community, keep active dev list discussions,
>      adding new contributors
>   3. Develop new features
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>   Everything is on track, nothing urgent at this time.
>
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   The project is in early stage in setting up the infra. In addition to
>   contributors listed in Mnemonic proposal, we had one new contributor
>   joined us. We are actively discuss with Arrow community in dev list for
>   the idea on integration. Apache Arrow community is very interested in
>   Mnemonic integration for extending Arrow into persistent memory and
>   storage.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   We ported source code in Apache on 3/24 after SGA was filed on 3/23. We
>   are doing several refactorings and defining coding guidelines to fit
>   Apache project standard.
>
>   We are working on enabling Apache Arrow to use Mnemonic as underlying
>   pooling mechanism.
>
>   We are designing the native computing infrastructure, built native
>   computing interface code.
>
>   Bug tracking JIRA setup was done, 13 issues were filed. 4 issues were
>   solved.
>
>   Mailing list discussions are happening actively related to
> infrastructure,
>   code standard, features for the project.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   No release yet, working on 0.1.0 release
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   No election, since the project is just starting.  As part of incubation
>   process, initial committers and contributors were proposed and added.
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](mnemonic) Patrick Hunt
>   [ ](mnemonic) Andrew Purtell
>   [ ](mnemonic) James Taylor
>   [ ](mnemonic) Henry Saputra
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> Mynewt
>
> Mynewt is a real-time operating system for constrained embedded systems
> like
> wearables, lightbulbs, locks and doorbells. It works on a variety of 32-bit
> MCUs (microcontrollers), including ARM Cortex-M and MIPS architectures.
>
> Mynewt has been incubating since 2015-10-20.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Make further releases capable of producing a downloadable RTOS image
>      with support for multiple peripherals and network connectivity. Do
>      subsequent releases to indicate thorough understanding, repeatability,
>      and maturity of process.
>   2. Continue to develop and execute policies that enable project
>      contributors to achieve self-governance
>   3. Expand community - attract new project contributors and users, grow
>      committer base
>
> 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?
>
>   1. Healthy, active mailing lists with increasing numbers of subscribers
>   2. Continual outside interest by 3rd parties. Outreach via conferences,
>      exhibits, one on one meetings, beta testers, GSoC participation.
>   3. Vigorous discussions and implementation decisions via proposals and
>      voting on @dev mailing list.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   1. Releases:  Two releases so far - first on 22nd Feb, next on 18th March
>      - Identified and fixed license issues, regular process established to
>        check for license issues esp. with third party software
>      - Tagging process and release candidate naming process tested and used
>      - Voting process and timelines established and used
>   2. Documentation support: Several committers added documentation either
>      through direct git pushes or pull requests on github mirror.
>   3. Effort towards self governance:
>      - Two releases completed successfully.
>      - Two committer candidates going through voting for committer status
>        after meeting threshold of patch submissions.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2016-03-18
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   At the start
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](mynewt) Sterling Hughes
>   [ ](mynewt) Jim Jagielski
>   [X](mynewt) Justin Mclean
>   [ ](mynewt) Greg Stein
>   [ ](mynewt) P. Taylor Goetz
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> ODF Toolkit
>
> 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. Attract more developers
>   2. Have frequent releases
>   3. Decide on possible ways to graduate
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>   Not many developers are active currently.
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   Several patches have been added to JIRA by community members. Issues have
>   been reported.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   Several patches have been applied, a new release is planned.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   2014-06-02
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   2012-10-29
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
>   [X](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
>   [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
> Hopefully the new release will generate a little more interest. I'd
> suggest we wait a few more months to see the effect of that, before
> deciding on what to do with the podling (staying in the incubator for ever
> isn't an option!)
>
> --------------------
> OpenAz
>
> Tools and libraries for developing Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC)
> Systems in a variety of languages.
>
> OpenAz has been incubating since 2015-01-20.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1.
>   2.
>   3.
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   XXXX-XX-XX
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](openaz) Emmanuel Lecharny
>   [ ](openaz) Colm O Heigeartaigh
>   [ ](openaz) Hadrian Zbarcea
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
It seems that a discussion about retiring came up in February but never
completed.  The lack of board reports seem to indicate that retirement is
likely the right approach.


>
> --------------------
> Quarks
>
> Apache Quarks is a programming model and micro-kernel style runtime that
> can
> be embedded in gateways and small footprint edge devices enabling local,
> real-time, analytics on the continuous streams of data coming from
> equipment, vehicles, systems, appliances, devices and sensors of all kinds
> (for example, Raspberry Pis or smart phones). Working in conjunction with
> centralized analytic systems, Apache Quarks provides efficient and timely
> analytics across the whole IoT ecosystem: from the center to the edge.
>
> Quarks has been incubating since 2016-02-29.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Create and expand a diverse community of contributors and committers
>      around Quarks project
>   2. Create the first Apache release of Quarks
>   3. Complete migration of website to host all content at Apache (javadoc
> is
>      still on Github).
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>   Nothing jumps to mind.
>
> 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.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   * The project has successfully migrated from Github-based development to
>     using the Apache git repo, Jira, and the mailing lists.
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   Quarks is still new, so we haven't created an Apache release as of yet.
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   No changes from the initial committers.
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](quarks) Daniel Debrunner
>   [ ](quarks) Luciano Resende
>   [X](quarks) Katherine Marsden
>   [X](quarks) Justin Mclean
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> Ranger
>
> The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
> comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.
>
> Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Increase the community participants for Apache Ranger
>   2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users
> and
>      contributors.
>   3. Integration of Apache Ranger with other Apache Security Initiatives
>
> 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?
>
>   1. Added new contributors:
>         (Bolke de Bruin,Deepak Sharma,Colm O hEigeartaigh,Tushar
>         Dudhatra,mugdha.varadkar,pradeep.agrawal,mehul,ankita.sinha)
>         Total Contributor Count: 23
>   2. Mailing list activity since last report (Dec-01-2015 to Mar-31-2016):
>         @dev          1534
>         @user          153
>         @commit        345
>   3. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after Dec-01-2015
>      before Mar-31-2016):
>         Created:       153
>         Resolved:      140
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   1. Released two minor releases :
>         0.5.1 release on 01/26/2016
>         0.5.2 release on 02/29/2016
>   2. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.6.0
>      a. Working with new contributors to add HSM support for Apache Ranger
>         KMS.
>      b. Working to provide both Column-level-masking and
> Row-level-filtering
>         support for data security
>      c. Working to add Tag-Based authorization policies
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   Feb-29-2016
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   1. Gautam Borad has been added as committer on June-29-2015
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](ranger) Alan Gates
>   [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
>   [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
>   [ ](ranger) Jakob Homan
>   [X](ranger) Owen O'Malley
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> Rya
>
> Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
> supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
> on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
> query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across
> multiple nodes. Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through
> SPARQL, a conventional query mechanism for RDF data.
>
> Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Become familiar with the release process and have a first release as
>      part of the Apache Foundation
>   2. Expand the "how to" document to explain the ways new contributors can
>      become involved in the project, so we increase the size of the
>      community.
>   3. Add new committers to the project.
>
> 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?
>
>    * 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
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   * Created a quick-start VM for users to try out Rya.
>   * Created a website for the project.
>   * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered.
>   * Committed features: incremental update for precomputed join indices,
>     extensions to query planning to support more complex precomputed join
>     indices, free text search support for MongoDB, additional Geo indexing
>     for MongoDB, extensions of examples for both Accumulo and MongoDB
> backed
>     Rya
>
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   Not applicable
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   Not applicable
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [x](rya) Josh Elser
>   [x](rya) Edward J. Yoon
>   [x](rya) Sean Busbey
>   [x](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
> sb: project activity was a little slow, due to other time commitments for
>     the dev community, but folks had a great discussion around next steps
>     when it came time for a draft report.
>
> --------------------
> 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
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
> --------------------
> Tephra
>
> Tephra is a system for providing globally consistent transactions on top of
> Apache HBase and other storage engines.
>
> Tephra has been incubating since 2016-03-07.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1.
>   2.
>   3.
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   XXXX-XX-XX
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](tephra) Alan Gates
>   [ ](tephra) Andrew Purtell
>   [ ](tephra) Henry Saputra
>   [ ](tephra) James Taylor
>   [ ](tephra) Lars Hofhansl
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
>
>
This would have been Tephra's first report.  No mailing list activity since
starting in the incubator.


>
> --------------------
> Toree
>
> Toree provides applications with a mechanism to interactively and remotely
> access Apache Spark. It enables interactive workloads between applications
> and a Spark cluster. As a Jupyter Notebook extension, it provides the user
> with a preconfigured environment for interacting with Spark using Scala,
> Python, R or SQL.
>
> Toree has been incubating since 2015-12-02.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Resolve LGPL dependency: This is in progress, and hopefully we will
>      have the dependency license changed to a license that is compatible
>      with AL2.
>   2. Make a release: nearing completion
>   3. Grow a diverse community: We should put some emphasis on growing the
>      community and making it diverse (the rule is at least three
> independent
>      contributors)
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>   TOREE-262 - Progress on removal of LGPL dependency
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   1. Active communication in mailing list and gitter with early adopters
>   2. Still working on transitioning users from Spark Kernel project into
>      Toree.
>   3. First external contribution made by user @dongjoon-hyun
>   4. Apache Toree was featured at SF Data Science meetup
>      https://github.com/asimjalis/apache-toree-quickstart
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   None since incubation.
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   No new additions since incubation
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
>   [ ](toree) Luciano Resende
>   [ ](toree) Reynold Xin
>   [X](toree) Hitesh Shah
>   [ ](toree) Julien Le Dem
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>
> --------------------
> Wave
>
> A wave is a hosted, live, concurrent data structure for rich communication.
> It can be used like email, chat, or a document.
>
> Wave has been incubating since 2010-12-04.
>
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>
>   1. Growing community
>   2. Improving code base.
>
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
>
>
>
> How has the community developed since the last report?
>
>   - We made our first release.
>   - Elected new committer.
>   - Previously private fork (wiab.pro) opened the source code that
> includes
>     many improvements that can be integrated back into main project.
>   - Also, there's an active development in additional open source fork
>     (swellrt) that potentially allows us to integrate back important
>     features.
>
> How has the project developed since the last report?
>
>   - Replaced the old ANT build system with a new Gradle one.
>   - Fixed a few bugs
>   - Made a few code improvements
>
> Date of last release:
>
>   March 2016
>
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>
>   February 2016
>
> Signed-off-by:
>
> [ ](wave) Upayavira
>
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>

Its concerning to have only a single mentor.  Do more mentors need to step
in?

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