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From Julian Hyde <jh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Incubator PMC Board Report - December 2016
Date Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:02:39 GMT
John,

The Eagle graduation vote has passed, so I have added “Establish Apache Eagle….” to the board agenda.

Since you have apparently not filed the Incubator report yet, I took the liberty of adding Eagle to its 2 relevant sections:

> The Board has motions for the following:
>
>  - Beam
>  - Eagle

Julian


> On Dec 12, 2016, at 6:32 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 9:24 PM P. Taylor Goetz <ptgoetz@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> When I read the first draft, I was kind of alarmed at the lack of mentor
>> sign offs, but wanted to give it a few days. I'm still concerned.
>> 
> 
> Well I only sent that yesterday so... there's still time (but technically
> was due yesterday).  It's unfortunately become the norm.  With the holidays
> as well, I suspect more people will be out.
> 
> There is for instance a report of a podling of mine that I've not signed
> off on.  I believe they know why, but I may follow up.
> 
> 
>> 
>> Do we need some sort of corrective measure?
>> 
> 
> The corrective measure is the board's feedback every month.  I can only
> encourage podlings to speak up.
> 
> - Bring up to your mentors the fact that they don't sign off.
> - Mentors bring up to each other when sign off is missing.
> - IPMC members point out when it's happening, or missing (as in your
> response).
> 
> 
>> 
>> On a brighter note, I'm really impressed with the Streams turnaround.
>> Kudos to the mentors, PPMC, and community for seemingly turning that
>> project around from the brink of retirement to the brink of graduation.
>> Nice work!
>> 
>> -Taylor
>> 
>>> On Dec 12, 2016, at 8:10 PM, John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Many projects are still missing sign offs, so I'll start some commentary
>>> here.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 6:57 PM John D. Ament <johndament@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> All,
>>>> 
>>>> Below is the current draft of the board report.  Please review at your
>>>> convenience.
>>>> 
>>>> Incubator PMC report for December 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 currently 65 podlings incubating, another record high.
>>>> There were seven releases published in the month of November.
>>>> There were seven new IPMC members elected and one member who left.
>>>> 
>>>> * Community
>>>> 
>>>> New IPMC members:
>>>> 
>>>> - Kasper Sørensen
>>>> - Willem Ning Jiang
>>>> - Luke Han
>>>> - Par Niclas Hedhman
>>>> - Jukka Zitting
>>>> - Stian Soiland-Reyes
>>>> - Kasper Sørensen
>>>> 
>>>> People who left the IPMC:
>>>> 
>>>> - Sean Busbey
>>>> 
>>>> * New Podlings
>>>> 
>>>> - RocketMQ
>>>> - OpenWhisk
>>>> - Weex
>>>> 
>>>> * Graduations
>>>> 
>>>> The board has motions for the following:
>>>> 
>>>> - Beam
>>>> 
>>>> The following have already graduated into sub-projects:
>>>> 
>>>> - CommonsRDF -> Apache Commons RDF
>>>> 
>>>> * Releases
>>>> 
>>>> The following releases entered distribution during the month of
>>>> November:
>>>> 
>>>> - Apache Ranger     0.6.2-incubating  2016-11-08
>>>> - Apache Streams    0.4-incubating    2016-11-10
>>>> - Apache SystemML   0.11.0-incubating 2016-11-12
>>>> - Apache CommonsRDF 0.3.0-incubating  2016-11-15
>>>> - Apache CarbonData 0.2.0-incubating  2016-11-19
>>>> - Apache Metron     0.3.0-incubating  2016-11-28
>>>> - Apache Gearpump   0.8.2-incubating  2016-11-28
>>>> 
>>>> * IP Clearance
>>>> 
>>>> - None
>>>> 
>>>> * Legal / Trademarks
>>>> 
>>>> - None
>>>> 
>>>> * Infrastructure
>>>> 
>>>> - None
>>>> 
>>>> * Miscellaneous
>>>> 
>>>> - Work has begun on updating Apache Incubator documentation to better
>>>> align
>>>>   with current infrastructure requirements and provide better
>> guidelines
>>>> to
>>>>   new podlings on how to get setup.
>>>> 
>>>> * Credits
>>>> 
>>>> - Report Manager: John D. Ament
>>>> 
>>>> -------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------
>>>> 
>>>> * Still getting started at the Incubator
>>>> 
>>>> - Annotator
>>>> - AriaTosca
>>>> - NetBeans
>>>> - OpenWhisk
>>>> - Spot
>>>> 
>>>> * Not yet ready to graduate
>>>> 
>>>> No release:
>>>> 
>>>> - MRQL
>>>> - Myriad
>>>> - Pirk
>>>> - SAMOA
>>>> - Trafodion
>>>> - Wave
>>>> 
>>>> Community growth:
>>>> 
>>>> - Atlas
>>>> - Gearpump
>>>> - Hivemall
>>>> - HTrace
>>>> - Mnemonic
>>>> - Pony Mail
>>>> - Quickstep
>>>> - Singa
>>>> - Tephra
>>>> 
>>>> * Ready to graduate
>>>> 
>>>> - Ranger
>>>> - Streams
>>>> - Taverna
>>>> 
>>>> The Board has motions for the following:
>>>> 
>>>> - Beam
>>>> 
>>>> * In trouble, further actions required
>>>> 
>>>> - log4cxx2
>>>> - Omid
>>>> 
>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>                      Table of Contents
>>>> Annotator
>>>> AriaTosca
>>>> Atlas
>>>> Gearpump
>>>> Hivemall
>>>> HTrace
>>>> log4cxx2
>>>> Mnemonic
>>>> MRQL
>>>> Myriad
>>>> NetBeans
>>>> Omid
>>>> OpenWhisk
>>>> Pirk
>>>> Pony Mail
>>>> Quickstep
>>>> Ranger
>>>> SAMOA
>>>> Singa
>>>> Spot
>>>> Streams
>>>> Taverna
>>>> Tephra
>>>> Trafodion
>>>> Wave
>>>> 
>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Annotator
>>>> 
>>>> Annotator provides annotation enabling code for browsers, servers, and
>>>> humans.
>>>> 
>>>> Annotator has been incubating since 2016-08-30.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Achieving active development cadence
>>>> 2. Attracting new contributors
>>>> 3. Establishing presence (web, repo, activity)
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>> aware
>>>> of?
>>>> 
>>>> Beginning work within the ASF has been slow (and rather confusing).
>>>> Mailing
>>>> list activity has improved, but still low volume. Development
>> priorities
>>>> are still being discussed. We do now have repositories for code and the
>>>> website, but are blocked by needing access to them--the request as been
>>>> made to the general@incubator list. However, we have successfully
>> gotten
>>>> Jira and Confluence setup for the project and have a promotional web
>> page
>>>> ready and waiting once access has been granted. Making the incubation
>>>> process clearer (and ideally more automated) would have saved a lot of
>>>> time
>>>> and confusion.  That said, our Champion (Daniel Gruno), has been most
>>>> helpful in helping us navigate.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Discussions have begun on development priorities. Infrastructure helped
>>>> us
>>>> resolve some outstanding project setup needs (Jira, Confluence, and git
>>>> for
>>>> the web site and code). Once the site is online, we intend to promote
>> the
>>>> community more and make concrete plans out of the proposals made on the
>>>> mailing list so far.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Same as above. Mostly discussion and infrastructure/access setup--some
>>>> still in progress.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> None.
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> None since start of incubation.
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](annotator) Nick Kew
>>>> [ ](annotator) Brian McCallister
>>>> [ ](annotator) Daniel Gruno
>>>> [ ](annotator) Jim Jagielski
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> Drew Farris (shepherd): One mentor active on mailing lists and another's
>>>> assistance is
>>>> referenced in the board report. Annotator is still getting off the
>>>> ground. Observed
>>>> recent mailing list activity seeking to set a path forward for the
>>>> project.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> It's good to start to see progress, however it seems to have been going
>> on
>>> for a long time.  Also good to see access rights issues are being
>> resolved.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> AriaTosca
>>>> 
>>>> ARIA TOSCA project offers an easily consumable Software Development
>>>> Kit(SDK)
>>>> and a Command Line Interface(CLI) to implement TOSCA(Topology and
>>>> Orchestration Specification of Cloud Applications) based solutions.
>>>> 
>>>> AriaTosca has been incubating since 2016-08-27.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Grow the community and enroll new committers.
>>>> 2. Have frequent Release cycles to be compliant with the Apache Way.
>>>> 3. Publish "How To Contribute" guide at ARIA-TOSCA Website.
>>>> 4. Update ARIA website acording to ASF guideline(Include release
>> process
>>>>    for ARIA-TOSCA Project)
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> 
>>>> There's an INFRA jira we created over a month ago which has yet to be
>>>> addressed - please see here INFRA-12733 - Ability to create a Sprint
>>>> Board
>>>> for AriaTosca WAITING FOR USER
>>>> 
>>>> It is not entirely critical for the project's progress, but it could be
>>>> helpful if we indeed get a sprint board and the other things requested
>> in
>>>> that issue.
>>>> 
>>>> Update: the ticket is now in progress.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> * Open-O is in process for consuming the ARIA ASF package
>>>> * Cloudfiy is in process for consuming the ARIA ASF package as well.
>>>> * Need to work on building the community and accepting external
>>>>   contributions.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> * TOSCA parser migrated into ASF
>>>> * CI on Appveyor, Jenkins
>>>> * Sphinx documentation added to the project
>>>> * CLIs of workflow engine and parser coalesced
>>>> * TOSCA CSAR packager added
>>>> * APIs for workflows, operations
>>>> * Workflow engine task retry support
>>>> * Workflow engine execution cancel support
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> No Releases yet
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> Project is still functioning with the initial set of committers.
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [X](ariatosca) Suneel Marthi
>>>> [ ](ariatosca) John D. Ament
>>>> [ ](ariatosca) Jakob Homan
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> John D. Ament:
>>>> 
>>>>   The podling is still getting its feet wet.  Discussions are starting
>> to
>>>>   happen on the mailing lists rather than in physical offices which is
>>>> good
>>>>   and will help to bring about a more diverse community.  I would also
>>>>   strongly encourage the podling to work with their mentors to get
>> infra
>>>>   changes in to avoid confusion.
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Atlas
>>>> 
>>>> Apache Atlas is a scalable and extensible set of core foundational
>>>> governance
>>>> services that enables enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet
>> their
>>>> compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows integration with the
>>>> complete enterprise data ecosystem.
>>>> 
>>>> Atlas has been incubating since 2015-05-05.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Podling name search is pending.
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> 
>>>> No specific issues at this time to report.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> 1. We have added 3 new committers since the last report from different
>>>>    organizations.  About 10 new contributors have been added since the
>>>> last
>>>>    report. The current number of contributors is around 70.
>>>> 2. The activity on the atlas-dev mailing list stands at around 610
>>>> messages
>>>>    per month between September and November [1]
>>>> 3. People across various organizations are interested in exploring
>> Atlas.
>>>>    We have received comments and suggestions from people who are
>>>> evaluating
>>>>    Atlas for their governance requirements [5]
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> 1. We are working towards a 0.8-incubating release in the next couple
>> of
>>>>    months.  This upcoming release would include major features like
>>>>    structured high level REST APIs, entity creation/updation from Atlas
>>>>    UI,DSL Search improvements, Atlas Hook support for Hive2, Knox SSO
>>>>    support for Atlas, addition of user defined and system attributes to
>>>>    entities
>>>> 
>>>> 2. An abstraction layer has been added to make Atlas agnostic to the
>>>>    underlying graph database version
>>>> 
>>>> 3. A total of 186 issues were reported between Sep 1st 2016 and Nov
>> 30th
>>>>    2016.  122 issues have been resolved in the same time [2][3]
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-07-09: 07-incubating [4]
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> 1. The PPMC voted and elected 3 new members as committers to the
>> project
>>>> on
>>>>    2016-10-20: Madhan Neethiraj, Jeffrey Hagelberg and Vimal Sharma.
>>>> 
>>>> Links
>>>> 
>>>> [1] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-atlas-dev/
>>>> 
>>>> [2]
>>>> 
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ATLAS-1341?jql=project%20%3D%20ATLAS%20AND%20created%20%3E%3D%20%272016-09-01%27%20and%20created%20%3C%3D%20%272016-11-30%27
>>>> 
>>>> [3]
>>>> 
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ATLAS-1335?jql=project%20%3D%20ATLAS%20AND%20resolved%20%3E%3D%20%272016-09-01%27%20and%20resolved%20%3C%3D%20%272016-11-30%27
>>>> 
>>>> [4]
>>>> 
>> https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201607.mbox/%3CCAAbv78fuzCv51E4Pn8fg7nwkJyOUQo9z2WNhsiz2EstbTvj1Gw@mail.gmail.com%3E
>>>> 
>>>> [5] http://www.ibmbigdatahub.com/blog/case-open-metadata
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](atlas) Arun Murthy
>>>> [ ](atlas) Chris Douglas
>>>> [ ](atlas) Jakob Homan
>>>> [ ](atlas) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> Is the inclusion of only a single item pending graduation an indication
>>> that the podling is nearly ready to graduate?
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> 
>>>> Gearpump
>>>> 
>>>> Gearpump is a reactive real-time streaming engine based on the
>>>> micro-serviceActor 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 and release on a regular
>> schedule.
>>>> 2. Continue to evolve community interest and support.
>>>> 3. Integrate within Apache Beam and akka-streams frameworks.
>>>> 
>>>> - Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to
>>>> beaware
>>>> of?
>>>> - None
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> - How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> - Increased community contribution on integration with Apache Cassandra.
>>>> 
>>>> - How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> - Two Apache source releases and one binary release
>>>> - Added Window DSL and Triggers.
>>>> - Continued integration within Apache Beam (Gearpump Runner).
>>>> Codes have been merged to runner-gearpump branch on Beam and Beam
>>>> capabilities are being built into Gearpump.
>>>> - Continued integration within akka-streams (Gearpump Materializer).
>>>> 4 PRs have been committed to akka and an akka-stream feature branch has
>>>> been created on Gearpump.
>>>> - 75 issues created and 55 resolved
>>>> - Manu presented Gearpump at Strata Beijing 2016
>>>> - Kam presented Gearpump Materializer at Reactive Summit 2016
>>>> - Huafeng and Karol co-presented Gearpump at ApacheCon Big Data Europe
>> 2016
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 2016-11-30
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected? No new committers
>> or
>>>> PMC members elected yet.
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](gearpump) Andrew Purtell
>>>> [ ](gearpump) Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>>>> [ ](gearpump) Reynold Xin
>>>> [ ](gearpump) Todd Lipcon
>>>> [ ](gearpump) Xuefu Zhang
>>>> [X](gearpump) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Hivemall
>>>> 
>>>> Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive
>>>> UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.
>>>> 
>>>> Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Create the first Apache release
>>>> 2. Community growth (committers and users)
>>>> 3. Migrate the development community from Github to ASF infra
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> 
>>>> * All SGAs and I-CLA has been submitted and recorded
>>>> * Daniel Dai is elected as a new Mentor on Nov 22
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/48a61eb44188d3f204e7c41ff7c102128e9325eed029ab41a23ff3a9@%3Cdev.hivemall.apache.org%3E
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> * Presented a talk in Cloudera World Tokyo on Nov 8.
>>>> * Created Twitter Account: @ApacheHivemall
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> * Collected and submitted all SGAs and I-CLA required for IP clearance
>>>>   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-9
>>>> * Finished updating License headers and NOTICE
>>>>   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-12
>>>> * Finished the initial code dump on Dec 1 and the development moved to
>>>> ASF
>>>>   infra
>>>>   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-6
>>>>   https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall
>>>> * Created 5 JIRA Issues and resolved 4 issues in the last 30 days
>>>>   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL/
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> No release yet (planning the first Apache release in Q1, 2017)
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> * Daniel Dai (Mentor) on Nov 22
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
>>>> [ ](hivemall) Markus Weimer
>>>> [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
>>>> [ ](hivemall) Daniel Dai
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> 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 Apache HTrace community
>>>> 2. Continue to explore projects integrating Apache HTrace
>>>> 3. Continue to develop and release stable Apache HTrace incubating
>>>>    artifacts
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> 
>>>> There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Mailing lists have been quiet. Little activity during this period.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Released htrace-4.2.0 and added a new committer.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> htrace-4.2.0 October 6th, 2016
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> +Mike Drob (mdrob) October 3rd, 2016 - Committer+PMC Member
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [x](htrace) Jake Farrell
>>>> [ ](htrace) Todd Lipcon
>>>> [ ](htrace) Lewis John Mcgibbney
>>>> [ ](htrace) Andrew Purtell
>>>> [x](htrace) Billie Rinaldi
>>>> [x](htrace) Michael Stack
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> log4cxx2
>>>> 
>>>> Logging for C++. N.B. This is a reboot of the Log4cxx podling which
>>>> previously graduated.
>>>> 
>>>> log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Create a release
>>>> 2. Activate some community
>>>> 3.
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> 
>>>> There was a discussion in the first quarter of the year to move the
>>>> project to attic unless it is able to release in the next few months.
>> No
>>>> release happened since then.
>>>> 
>>>> Currently it seems that there's only one official project member with
>>>> commit access left and even though some contributor worked on fixing
>> the
>>>> release process, that project member was unable to invest the necessary
>>>> time to create a release yet.
>>>> 
>>>> For that reason, the left member decided to not even care anymore
>> about a
>>>> release and published this decision on the dev mailing list of the
>>>> project.
>>>> While the member is still willing to provide some support and would
>>>> regret
>>>> a move of the project to attic, creating a release has no priority nor
>> is
>>>> seen as strictly necessary and will therefore most likely always
>>>> prioritize
>>>> lower than other tasks.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> 3 support questions, no new project members. There was a lengthy
>>>> discussion
>>>> about switching to C++ standard smart pointers with possibly breaking
>> the
>>>> API, the influence of such an approach on a release etc. Some bugs have
>>>> been created to coordinate that work.
>>>> 
>>>> Robert Middleton started to move the project to smart pointers using
>>>> boost
>>>> or std::shared_ptr in a private GitHub repo. He's actually changing
>> more
>>>> code than the one left official project member.
>>>> 
>>>> https://github.com/rm5248/log4cxx-testing/tree/smart_pointers
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [X](log4cxx2) Ralph Goers
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> Ralph Goers:
>>>> 
>>>>   The Log4j PMC will need to have a discussion about the state of this
>>>>   project. Since Log4cxx2 was always intended to be a subproject of the
>>>>   Logging project moving it to the attic may or may not be the right
>>>> move.
>>>>   Instead, it might just become a "dormant" subproject.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> I've flagged this report in a new section, requiring further action.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Mnemonic
>>>> 
>>>> Apache Mnemonic is an advanced hybrid memory storage oriented library,
>>>> we've
>>>> proposed a non-volatile/durable Java object model and durable computing
>>>> service that bring several advantages to significantly improve the
>>>> performance of massive real-time data processing/analytics. developers
>> are
>>>> able to use this library to design their cache-less, SerDe-less and
>>>> native-direct computing high performance applications.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Apache releases: we have release version 0.3.0-incubating
>>>> 2. Improved dev. docker to facilitate development.
>>>> 3. provided information to potential customers e.g. bank user, other
>>>>    project's Apache committers
>>>> 
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> Our last report was in April. Since then
>>>> 
>>>> * Two more developers are going to join our community.
>>>> * We need to encourage more discussion on the dev list in the coming
>>>> months
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> * Added durable native sorting service (n-dim linked data) with
>> testcases
>>>> * Removed the 3rd Maven repository and use Maven central repository
>> only
>>>> * DOM and DNCS could apply to volatile memory service except fixed k-v
>>>>   store
>>>> * Added a bench workload to verify the benefits from DNCS with scripts,
>>>>   generator
>>>> * Added a sys-vmem service that makes it possible to utilize system
>>>> memory
>>>>   for DNCS in an unified way
>>>> * Added a script to bundle signed portable artifacts for maven
>> repository
>>>>   submitting
>>>> * and other bugfixes, features, improvements
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-10-21
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> None
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [X](mnemonic) Patrick Hunt
>>>> [ ](mnemonic) Andrew Purtell
>>>> [ ](mnemonic) James Taylor
>>>> [ ](mnemonic) Henry Saputra
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> MRQL
>>>> 
>>>> MRQL is a query processing and optimization system for large-scale,
>>>> distributed data analysis, built on top of Apache Hadoop, Hama, Spark,
>> and
>>>> Flink.
>>>> 
>>>> MRQL has been incubating since 2013-03-13.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Increase the number of active committers
>>>> 2. Increase adoption, expand user community, and increase user list
>>>>    activity
>>>> 
>>>> 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 was one new developer who developed the new evaluation mode for
>>>> MRQL
>>>> that runs on top of Apache Storm. There were no new committers since
>> our
>>>> last report.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> A new evaluation mode for MRQL queries was developed based on Apache
>>>> Storm
>>>> (using the Trident API). MRQL can now process stream queries on a
>> single
>>>> stream using Storm, but will be soon be extended to support multiple
>>>> streams.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-03-02
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> 2014-04-17
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](mrql) Alan Cabrera
>>>> [ ](mrql) Edward J. Yoon
>>>> [ ](mrql) Mohammad Nour El-Din
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Myriad
>>>> 
>>>> Myriad enables co-existence of Apache Hadoop YARN and Apache Mesos
>> together
>>>> on the same cluster and allows dynamic resource allocations across both
>>>> Hadoop and other applications running on the same physical data center
>>>> infrastructure.
>>>> 
>>>> Myriad has been incubating since 2015-03-01.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Expand user/contributor/committer community
>>>> 2. Gather more support from Hadoop and Mesos vendors
>>>> 3. Release new versions (0.3 in progress), with more enterprise
>> features
>>>> 
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> * dev@ mailing list had 73 messages since the last report. 2 new
>>>>   correspondents.
>>>> * Bi-weekly dev syncs with 2-3 participants. Some cancelled due to lack
>>>> of
>>>>   attendance. Minutes at http://s.apache.org/8kF
>>>> * Myriad presented at HadoopWorld/Strata NYC.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> * Myriad 0.3.0 in progress.
>>>> * 1 commit/PR merged and 2 JIRAs resolved.
>>>> * Myriad submitted to DC/OS Universe:
>>>>   https://github.com/mesosphere/universe/pull/841
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-06-20 myriad-0.2.0-incubating
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-06-16 Yuliya Feldman
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](myriad) Benjamin Hindman
>>>> [ ](myriad) Danese Cooper
>>>> [ ](myriad) Ted Dunning
>>>> [ ](myriad) Luciano Resende
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> NetBeans
>>>> 
>>>> NetBeans is a development environment, tooling platform and application
>>>> framework.
>>>> 
>>>> NetBeans has been incubating since 2016-10-01.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Licensing, i.e., identifying and solving GPL-related code.
>>>> 2. Coming up with a process of contributing code that makes sense to
>>>>    everyone.
>>>> 3. Working on roadmaps, features, and plans together as a community.
>>>> 
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> Discussed CCLA/SGA on the dev mailing list.
>>>> 
>>>> Discussed existing mailing lists migration plan to Apache:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Mailing+lists+migration
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> CCLA and SGA still in the process of being approved and signed by
>> Oracle,
>>>> which will also apply the copyright headers as instructed on the dev
>>>> mailing list.
>>>> 
>>>> Started initial code cleanup analysis
>>>> 
>>>> 
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Overview%3A+NetBeans+Structure
>>>> 
>>>> Oracle has already agreed to relicense the Graal.js parser under the
>>>> Apache license.  Resolved in LEGAL-279 the nb-javac dependency license.
>>>> 
>>>> Almost finished new static website for Apache NetBeans.
>>>> 
>>>> Experimented Mercurial to Git repository migration with a focus on
>>>> repository size. Solution found, size not an issue anymore.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> No releases yet.
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> No one has been elected so far.
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](netbeans) Ate Douma
>>>> [ ](netbeans) Bertrand Delacretaz
>>>> [X](netbeans) Emmanuel Lecharny
>>>> [ ](netbeans) Daniel Gruno
>>>> [ ](netbeans) Jim Jagielski
>>>> [ ](netbeans) Mark Struberg
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Omid
>>>> 
>>>> Omid is a flexible, reliable, high performant and scalable ACID
>>>> transactional
>>>> framework that allows client applications to execute transactions on
>> top of
>>>> MVCC key/value-based NoSQL datastores (currently Apache HBase) providing
>>>> Snapshot Isolation guarantees on the accessed data.
>>>> 
>>>> Omid has been incubating since 2016-03-28.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Boost project dissemination in the Apache community.
>>>> 2. Collaborate/integrate Omid with other Apache projects.
>>>> 3. Get positive feedback from other projects currently
>> integrating/using
>>>>    Omid.
>>>> 
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> Initiated contact with Apache Phoenix community to integrate Omid.
>>>> Blog entries published in Yahoo Engineering and Hadoop blogs.
>>>> Article about Apache Omid incubation published in Datanami.
>>>> Talk proposal on Omid sent to DataWorks Summit EU 2017
>>>> Quarter Stats (from: 2016-09-01 to: 2016-11-30):
>>>>   +---------------------------------------------+
>>>>   |   Metric                          | counts  |
>>>>   +---------------------------------------------+
>>>>   | # of msgs in dev list             |   20    |
>>>>   | Active Contributors (incl mentors)|    6    |
>>>>   | Jira New Issues                   |    2    |
>>>>   | Resolved Issues                   |    1    |
>>>>   | Pull Requests merged              |    0    |
>>>>   | Pull Requests proposed            |    0    |
>>>>   +---------------------------------------------+
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> In the process of completing its second release under in the Apache
>>>> incubator.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-06-24
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> At incubation acceptance (2016-03-28)
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](omid) Alan Gates
>>>> [ ](omid) Lars Hofhansl
>>>> [x](omid) Flavio P. Junqueira
>>>> [ ](omid) Thejas Nair
>>>> [ ](omid) James Taylor
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> Alan Gates:
>>>> 
>>>>   I'm concerned about this podling.  The last commit was on August 15.
>>>>   Discounting broadcast and reminders, there have been no emails on the
>>>> dev
>>>>   list since October, and there were only 3 that month.  I've sent
>> email
>>>> on
>>>>   the dev list asking if people are still actively involved.
>>>> 
>>>> Flavio Junqueira:
>>>>   I second Alan's concern, there has been very little activity in the
>>>> last
>>>>   period for this podling.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Is it worth moving to a monthly reporting cycle? Or begin discussions
>>> around potential retirement?
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> OpenWhisk
>>>> 
>>>> OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless computing platform
>> able
>>>> to execute application logic (Actions) in response to events (Triggers)
>>>> from
>>>> external sources (Feeds) or HTTP requests governed by conditional logic
>>>> (Rules). It provides a programming environment supported by a REST
>>>> API-based
>>>> Command Line Interface (CLI) along with tooling to support packaging and
>>>> catalog services.
>>>> 
>>>> OpenWhisk has been incubating since 2016-11-23.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. The project just entered the Incubator and infrastructure is in
>>>> progress
>>>>    to be setup.
>>>> 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:
>>>> 
>>>> None yet.
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> -
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [X](openwhisk) Felix Meschberger
>>>> [ ](openwhisk) Isabel Drost-Fromm
>>>> [X](openwhisk) Sergio Fernández
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Pirk
>>>> 
>>>> Pirk is a framework for scalable Private Information Retrieval (PIR).
>>>> 
>>>> Pirk has been incubating since 2016-06-17. The initial code for Pirk was
>>>> granted on 2016-07-11.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Grow the community to establish diversity of background and
>> expertise.
>>>> 2. Establish a formal release process and schedule, allowing for
>>>> dependable
>>>>    release cycles in a manner consistent with the Apache development
>>>>    process.
>>>> 3. Add to and improve the Pirk user documentation and examples both on
>>>> the
>>>>    website and in the codebase
>>>> 
>>>> 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 attracted a couple of new contributors since the last report.
>> The
>>>> mailing list activity, pull requests, and page views to the Apache Pirk
>>>> website (via Google Analytics) have also increased since the last
>> report.
>>>> An 'Introducing Pirk' talk was presented at ApacheCon Europe on
>> November
>>>> 15, 2016.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> The project is in the process of completing its second release,
>>>> 0.2.0-incubating. The project has also undertaken a refactor of some of
>>>> the
>>>> packages and drivers and added additional user/developer documentation
>> on
>>>> the website.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> August 29, 2016
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> Pirk elected two new committers (Tim Ellison and Suneel Marthi, both
>>>> mentors) on August 18, 2016.
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [x](pirk) Billie Rinaldi
>>>> [x](pirk) Joe Witt
>>>> [x](pirk) Josh Elser
>>>> [X](pirk) Suneel Marthi
>>>> [ ](pirk) Tim Ellison
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> Josh Elser:
>>>> 
>>>>   Dev traffic appears to have slowed down a little in the past month,
>> but
>>>>   nothing really to be concerned about yet, IMO.
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Pony Mail
>>>> 
>>>> Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service,
>>>> that
>>>> can be integrated with many email platforms.
>>>> 
>>>> Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Grow the community
>>>> 2. Grow awareness of the project
>>>> 3. Master releases and project management
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> 
>>>> None that we know of.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> One new committer (Sebastian Bazley) was invited to the project.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Email traffic has been roughly the same, 75-ish mails per month to the
>>>> lists.  Quite a few bugs have been worked on.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-08-02
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> - Sebastian Bazley was elected committer on October 9th, 2016.
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
>>>> [X](ponymail) John D. Ament
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Quickstep
>>>> 
>>>> Quickstep is a high-performance database engine.
>>>> 
>>>> Quickstep has been incubating since 2016-03-29.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Make the first release of the system.
>>>> 2. Write blogs/papers on the release.
>>>> 3. Help foster a user community to try out the project.
>>>> 
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> The developer community is actively working on having more discussions
>> on
>>>> line both on code and larger project related work. In other words,
>>>> embracing the Apache way both mechanistically and philosophically.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> The code continues to make progress and is close to the point where a
>>>> release can be created.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> None so far.
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> Tarun Bansal was elected as a committer on Oct 27, 2016.
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](quickstep) Konstantin Boudnik
>>>> [x](quickstep) Julian Hyde
>>>> [x](quickstep) Roman Shaposhnik
>>>> 
>>>> 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. Working with Mentors on all action/preparation for Graduation
>>>> 2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users
>>>> and
>>>>    contributors.
>>>> 3. Expanding user/dev community
>>>> 
>>>> 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. Mailing list activity since last report (September-01-2016 to
>>>>    November-30-2016):
>>>>           @dev              648
>>>>           @user              96
>>>>           @commit           140
>>>> 
>>>> 2. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after
>>>>    September-01-2016 before November-30-2016):
>>>>           Created:         71
>>>>           Resolved:        48
>>>> 
>>>> 3. Adding more community members to involve in Apache Ranger
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Released one minor release:
>>>>    0.6.2 released on 11/08/2016
>>>> 
>>>> 2. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.7.0
>>>>    a. Working on the roadmap features to be delivered soon.
>>>> 
>>>> 3. Members are actively involved in Graduation process in the dev
>>>> community
>>>>    * "Graduation Maturity Assessment" is being discussed in the
>> community
>>>>    * Elected VP/PMC Chair for Ranger:  Selvamohan Neethiraj
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> November-08-2016
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Velmurugan Periasamy has been added as PMC member on
>> September-05-2016
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [X](ranger) Alan Gates
>>>> [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
>>>> [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
>>>> [ ](ranger) Jakob Homan
>>>> [ ](ranger) Owen O'Malley
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> Alan Gates:
>>>> 
>>>>   The community is actively working on graduating.  They have been
>>>>   discussing a draft proposal on the dev list and are working out a few
>>>>   final details before taking it to the Incubator PMC.  Based on their
>>>> self
>>>>   assessment against the maturity model, community growth, and several
>>>>   Apache releases I believe they are ready to graduate.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Always great to hear about potential graduations.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> SAMOA
>>>> 
>>>> SAMOA provides a collection of distributed streaming algorithms for the
>>>> most
>>>> common data mining and machine learning tasks such as classification,
>>>> clustering, and regression, as well as programming abstractions to
>> develop
>>>> new algorithms that run on top of distributed stream processing engines
>>>> (DSPEs).  It features a pluggable architecture that allows it to run on
>>>> several DSPEs such as Apache Flink, Apache Storm, Apache Apex and Apache
>>>> Samza.
>>>> 
>>>> SAMOA has been incubating since 2014-12-15.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Grow the developer base
>>>> 2. Grow the user base
>>>> 3. Add some more ML techniques
>>>> 
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> Mailing list activity (September 2016 - November 2016):
>>>> * @dev: 87 messages
>>>> 
>>>> Jira issues backlog (September 2016 - November 2016):
>>>> * Created:  0
>>>> * Resolved: 1
>>>> 
>>>> - We manage to resolve the pending issue regarding the integration of
>>>>   Apache Apex with Samoa.
>>>> - Also, we made some testing progress with Apache Gearpump.
>>>> - We also had a presentation of Apache Samoa and its integration with
>>>>   Apache Apex in Apache BigData Europe 2016
>>>> - We also published a scientific paper using Apache Samoa and one of
>> its
>>>>   machine learning techniques (Vertical Hoeffding Tree) (to be
>> presented
>>>> in
>>>>   IEEE BigData Conference in December 2016)
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> - We have performed a new release with several bug fixes and new
>> features
>>>>   (0.4.0)
>>>> - We are looking into new ML techniques for development.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-09-30
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> None
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [X](samoa) Alan Gates
>>>> [ ](samoa) Ashutosh Chauhan
>>>> [ ](samoa) Enis Soztutar
>>>> [ ](samoa) Ted Dunning
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> Alan Gates:
>>>> 
>>>>   Very low activity on this project over the last few months, with last
>>>>   commit showing as Sept 22 and very few commits since last March.  A
>> big
>>>>   need here beyond activity is to grow the community.  There is a one
>>>>   individual who made several contributions last spring; I sent an
>> email
>>>> to
>>>>   the mailing list asking if it made sense to invite him to become a
>>>>   committer.
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Singa
>>>> 
>>>> Singa is a distributed deep learning platform.
>>>> 
>>>> Singa has been incubating since 2015-03-17.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Add more documentations and tutorials, to make the installation and
>>>> use
>>>>    of SINGA easier. We have done some work as described below in the
>>>> answer
>>>>    of 'how has the project developed since the last report'.
>>>> 2. Grow the community. We added one more committer after the last
>> report
>>>>    and are getting more user feedbacks. We want to further grow the
>>>>    community and to graduate in early 2017.
>>>> 
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> There were 68, 125 and 61 emails from dev@ list in September 2016,
>>>> October
>>>> 2016 and November 2016 respectively.
>>>> 
>>>> There are 100 more commits since the last report.
>>>> 
>>>> One new committer was added into SINGA committer list.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> We released the v1.0 shortly after the last report, which include major
>>>> changes in terms of the programming model and other aspects:
>>>> 
>>>>   + Tensor abstraction for supporting more machine learning models.
>>>>   + Device abstraction for running on different hardware devices,
>>>> including
>>>>     CPU, (Nvidia/AMD) GPU and FPGA (to be tested in later versions).
>>>>   + Replace GNU autotool with cmake for compilation.
>>>>   + Support Mac OS.
>>>>   + Improve Python binding, including installation and programming
>>>>   + More deep learning models, including VGG and ResNet
>>>>   + Replace website building tool from maven to Sphinx and updated the
>>>>     documentations.
>>>>   + Integrate Travis-CI
>>>> 
>>>> We also added python notebooks and windows support, and are working on
>>>> the
>>>> model zoo, python whl files and Docker images to make it easier for
>> users
>>>> to get started with SINGA.
>>>> 
>>>> We are focusing on our niches, including distributed training at the
>>>> system
>>>> level and health-care models at the application level.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-09-09
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-10-21
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](singa) Daniel Dai
>>>> [X](singa) Alan Gates
>>>> [ ](singa) Ted Dunning
>>>> [ ](singa) Thejas Nair
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Spot
>>>> 
>>>> Apache Spot is a solution stack that provides the capability to ingest
>>>> network related telemetry (network flows, domain name service
>> information
>>>> and proxy server logs) and provide unsupervised machine learning
>>>> capabilities to identify suspicious activity.  The information is
>> organized
>>>> and presented using operational analytics so that a security analyst can
>>>> investigate the most suspicious connections. Apache Spot is built on an
>>>> open data model using Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Spot has been incubating since 2016-09-23.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 1.  Move infrastructure and development to ASF (code, issues, mailing
>>>> list, ...)
>>>> 2.  Build diverse community
>>>> 3.  Demonstrate ability to create releases
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> Please elaborate on the process for code scanning and IP reviews.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> Community interaction has ramped velocity, as new adopters of the
>> project
>>>> have been posting questions through Twitter and Slack. We have added
>>>> approximately 20% to our Slack channel and added several contributors
>>>> through the ICLA.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> We have moved our repo to ASF as of December 8, 2016.
>>>> We have removed our LDA-C dependencies by switching to Spark LDA,
>>>> eliminating licensing issues on this particular branch.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> N/A
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> N/A
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](spot) Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>>>> [ ](spot) Brock Noland
>>>> [ ](spot) Andrei Savu
>>>> [ ](spot) Uma Maheswara Rao G
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Streams
>>>> 
>>>> Apache Streams (incubating) unifies a diverse world of digital profiles
>> and
>>>> online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these
>>>> datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and
>> platforms
>>>> for
>>>> streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.
>>>> 
>>>> Streams has been incubating since 2012-11-20.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Community growth and PMC maturity.
>>>> 2. Demonstrate a consistent release schedule.
>>>> 3. Participation of project community within related standards-bodies
>> and
>>>>   Apache projects.
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> 
>>>> The community has begun an internal assessment using the Apache
>> Maturity
>>>> Model to identify gaps that should be addressed before graduation.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Dev List
>>>> 117 emails sent by 16 people, divided into 32 topics.
>>>> 
>>>> Web Page
>>>> 498 Sessions (up ~150%), 341 Users (up ~35%), 1178 Pageviews (up 10%).
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Source Control
>>>> https://github.com/apache/incubator-streams
>>>> 
>>>> Excluding merges, 2 authors have pushed 17 commits to master and 17
>>>> commits
>>>> to all branches. On master, 816 files have changed and there have been
>>>> 36,280 additions and 38,567 deletions.
>>>> 
>>>> https://github.com/apache/incubator-streams-examples
>>>> 
>>>> Excluding merges, 2 authors have pushed 2 commits to master and 2
>> commits
>>>> to all branches. On master, 8 files have changed and there have been
>> 323
>>>> additions and 301 deletions.
>>>> 
>>>> Steve Blackmon presented Apache Streams at Shark Tank, ApacheCon
>> Europe,
>>>> Seville, Spain on Nov 18, 2016.
>>>> 
>>>> Team is presently working on 0.4.1-incubating release scheduled for the
>>>> week of Dec 5, 2016.
>>>> 
>>>> Work has been scoped out for an upcoming 0.5-incubating release
>> scheduled
>>>> for later this year.
>>>> 
>>>> JIRA
>>>> 
>>>> 52 issues closed with 0.4-incubating release
>>>> 12 issues closed after 0.4-incubating release
>>>> 16 new issues opened in November.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-11-11 : 0.4-incubating release
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-10-27: Joey Frazee elected as committer / PPMC member
>>>> 2016-09-28: Suneel Marthi elected as mentor / PPMC member
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [X](streams) Matt Franklin
>>>> [X](streams) Ate Douma
>>>> [X](streams) Suneel Marthi
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> Suneel Marthi:
>>>> 
>>>>   There's been lot of activity on the project since Sep 2016 and the
>>>>   project has had 2 releases since then. The project's on track for TLP
>>>>   graduation.
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Taverna
>>>> 
>>>> Taverna is a domain-independent suite of tools used to design and
>> execute
>>>> data-driven workflows.
>>>> 
>>>> Taverna has been incubating since 2014-10-20.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Project maturity evaluation
>>>> 2. IP/licence review of unreleased repositories
>>>> 3. Graduate!
>>>> 
>>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>>> aware of?
>>>> 
>>>> Preparing to graduate.
>>>> 
>>>> Stian added as new mentor.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Added 3 new committers who were introduced via the Google Summer of
>>>> Code. 2
>>>> of them did not directly work on Apache Taverna through GSoC but this
>> was
>>>> where they heard about the project.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> The Taverna Mobile Android application is nearing release standard with
>>>> all
>>>> licence checks passed.
>>>> 
>>>> Most of the codebases under the Taverna banner are also nearing release
>>>> standard with an extensive licence review currently underway.
>>>> 
>>>> Preparing maturity report, almost ready for graduation vote.
>>>> 
>>>> Email stats dev@taverna:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-09: 190 emails
>>>> 2016-10: 69 emails
>>>> 2016-11: 78 emails
>>>> 
>>>> Email stats users@taverna:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-09: 0 emails
>>>> 2016-10: 3 emails
>>>> 2016-11: 16 emails
>>>> 
>>>> Jira stats:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-09 (6 created, 0 resolved)
>>>> 2016-10 (3 created, 7 resolved)
>>>> 2016-11 (0 created, 15 resolved)
>>>> 
>>>> Git stats:
>>>> 2016-09: 158 commits
>>>> 2016-10: 165 commits
>>>> 2016-11: 34 commits
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-07-01 taverna-engine-3.1.0-incubating
>>>> 2016-07-01 taverna-common-activities-2.1.0-incubating
>>>> 2016-07-01 taverna-commandline-3.1.0-incubating
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-10-20
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [x](taverna) Andy Seaborne
>>>> [ ](taverna) Daniel J Debrunner
>>>> [x](taverna) Stian Soiland-Reyes
>>>> [ ](taverna) Suresh Srinivas
>>>> [ ](taverna) Suresh Marru
>>>> [ ](taverna) Marlon Pierce
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> The use of stats here is OK, but to provide better context should include
>>> how they compare to prior quarter.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> 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. Regular releases
>>>> 2. Improve community engagement
>>>> 3. Increase adoption
>>>> 
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> - 18 subscribers in dev mailing list
>>>> - 21 new JIRAs filed since the last report
>>>> - 4 external contributors submitted patches since the last report
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> - Working on 0.10.0 release
>>>> - Released 0.9.0
>>>> 
>>>> Date of the last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-09-18
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> - None since coming to incubation
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [X](tephra) Alan Gates
>>>> [ ](tephra) Andrew Purtell
>>>> [x](tephra) James Taylor
>>>> [ ](tephra) Lars Hofhansl
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> - Drew Farris (Shepherd): Two mentors active on mailing lists. Project
>> is
>>>> building towards
>>>> a healthy community.
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> Trafodion
>>>> 
>>>> Trafodion is a webscale SQL-on-Hadoop solution enabling transactional or
>>>> operational workloads on Hadoop.
>>>> 
>>>> Trafodion has been incubating since 2015-05-24.
>>>> 
>>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Develop community and bring in more diverse contributors.
>>>> 2. Continue the momentum and become more integrated with the
>>>>    rest of the Apache community.
>>>> 3. Continue to create software 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?
>>>> 
>>>> * Participation in public lists has been relatively steady:
>>>>   715 messages in the codereview forum, 728@commits,
>>>>   257@dev, 1155@issues and 61@user.
>>>> * We are working towards our next release, 2.1.
>>>> * Gunnar Tapper has volunteered to be the Release Manager.
>>>> * Identified items for the roadmap of our next release:
>>>>    - TRAFODION-2067 Support CDH 5.7
>>>>    - TRAFODION-1988 Better java exception handling in the
>>>>                     java layer of Trafodion
>>>>    - TRAFODION-2117 Add support of SQL extension 'EXCEPT'
>>>>    - TRAFODION-2060 Add support for native tinyint datatype
>>>>    - TRAFODION-1931 ODB tool support on Windows platform
>>>>    - TRAFODION-1861 Support Trafodion running on CentOS 7
>>>>    - TRAFODION-1673 Implement the WITH clause in Trafodion
>>>>                     SQL for simple use cases
>>>>    - TRAFODION-2047 add SQL syntax support to INTERSECT
>>>>    - TRAFODION-2127 enhance Trafodion implementation of
>>>>                     WITH clause
>>>> * The community continues to be active in China, with
>>>>   some communications happening outside the Apache dev lists,
>>>>   we had a discussion on the Incubator general list about that.
>>>> * Community members speaking at public events:
>>>>    - Liu Ming had a Trafodion open-class for undergraduates
>>>>      at FuDan University, Shanghai on Nov 10.
>>>>    - Jin Jian had a Trafodion open-class for post-graduate
>>>>      students at FuDan University, Shanghai on Nov 24
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> * 253 commits from 27 contributors.
>>>> * 182 JIRAs filed and 113 resolved Sep 1 - Nov 30.
>>>> * Many of the roadmap items listed above have been
>>>>   implemented, plus many more enhancements not listed
>>>>   above.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> 2016-07-07 2.0.1
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> in August
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](trafodion) Devaraj Das
>>>> [ ](trafodion) Enis Söztutar
>>>> [ ](trafodion) Michael Stack
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> For the last committers comment, would be great to include the exact
>> date.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --------------------
>>>> 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?
>>>> 
>>>> None
>>>> 
>>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> The community has several new/re-activated contributors and
>> participants
>>>> across different disciplines since last report.  The most significant
>>>> developments for our community have come about since September.
>>>> 
>>>> After an open community conference call on Sept 28th, a joint effort
>>>> between Wave and SwellRT development was initiated. SwellRT API has
>> been
>>>> tried out by some members of the community and a branch containing the
>>>> SwellRT code is now in the repository. Discussions are still taking
>> place
>>>> to determine the full extent of the integration as the projects share a
>>>> common goal but have side plans as well.
>>>> 
>>>> SwellRT is a fork of Wave resolving some complexity issues of the Wave
>>>> code
>>>> that have prevented community growth and adoption issues.
>>>> 
>>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>> 
>>>> Some members of Wave community have tried SwellRT API and some common
>>>> tasks
>>>> have been performed, such as:
>>>> 
>>>> - Cleaned up some obsolete dependencies.
>>>> - New branch created on wave repo containing a mirror of SwellRT code.
>>>> - Updated major dependencies and fixed minor bugs, some taken from
>>>> SwellRT.
>>>> 
>>>> Date of last release:
>>>> 
>>>> March 2016
>>>> 
>>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>> 
>>>> February 2016
>>>> 
>>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>> 
>>>> [ ](wave) Christian Grobmeier
>>>> [x](wave) Upayavira
>>>> 
>>>> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
>>>> 
>>>> Upayavira:
>>>> 
>>>>   SwellRT appears to be a useful addition to Wave - it was originally a
>>>>   fork of Wave that has been improved/simplified. The Wave community
>>>> still
>>>>   needs to handle IP Clearance for the SwellRT codebase.
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Its great to hear about this podling bouncing back.  Considering the
>> notes
>>> about SwellRT, are there any potential licensing issues by integrating
>> the
>>> code?
>> 
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