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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Beam podling graduation readiness
Date Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:33:47 GMT
I have been very impressed with the efforts (and the success) of the Apache
Beam project in building community. This is definitely an example of Things
Done Right (tm).



On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 5:33 AM, Julian Hyde <jhyde@apache.org> wrote:

> The project looks to be ready to graduate. The traffic on the dev list
> shows a community that is in good shape. Thanks for completing the maturity
> assessment — it helped me assess the state of the project.
>
> Julian
>
>
> > On Dec 2, 2016, at 11:36 AM, Davor Bonaci <davor@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> > Apache Beam entered incubation in early February. Over the past 10
> months,
> > the podling has made great progress across various areas: refactoring the
> > project to remove any special treatment given to a runner or a vendor,
> > building processes that encourage open development, evangelizing the
> > project, and growing the community.
> >
> > Now, with the support of our mentors and overwhelming support from the
> > wider Beam community [1], I’d like start a discussion on the progress we
> > have made and a possible graduation recommendation as a new top-level
> > project.
> >
> > To prepare for the discussion, we have published our self-assessment [2]
> > against the Apache Maturity Model. We tried to include links and evidence
> > whenever applicable. I’ll summarize the commonly asked questions here,
> but
> > please see the self-assessment for additional information, various
> details,
> > graphs, evidence, etc.
> >
> >> Releases?
> >
> > Three -- all unanimously approved, all driven by different release
> > managers, across different organizations. A detailed release guide is
> > available on the website.
> >
> >> Community growth?
> >
> > There has been a clear growth month-over-month. We have had 1500+ pull
> > requests on GitHub and 110+ individual code contributors. In terms of
> > mailing list activity, over the past 30 days, we have had 50+ individual
> > participants on dev@ and 35+ on user@.
> >
> >> Organizational influence?
> >
> > We have worked hard to remove any special treatment given to any
> > organization. The bulk of the initial code donation came from Google, but
> > now both the project’s code and branding have a clean separation between
> > the project and Google Cloud Dataflow (which has become just one of many
> > runners that can be used within Beam).
> >
> > While it is true that Googlers continue to provide the majority of
> commits,
> > over the last three months no single organization has had more than ~50%
> of
> > unique monthly contributors. (Please see the graph in the
> self-assessment.)
> > Diverse influences are also particularly clear when you look across
> modules
> > within the project. Beam has about ~22 large modules in the codebase, at
> > least 10 modules have been developed with little to no contribution from
> > Googlers.
> >
> > Now, if we were to graduate, the Beam PPMC recommends the following
> > information for the Board resolution:
> >    * Project name: Apache Beam
> >    * Project description and scope: a unified programming model for both
> > batch and streaming data processing, enabling efficient execution across
> > diverse distributed execution engines and providing extensibility points
> > for connecting to different technologies and user communities.
> >    * PMC composition:
> >         * Tyler Akidau <takidau@apache.org>
> >         * Davor Bonaci <davor@apache.org>
> >         * Robert Bradshaw <robertwb@apache.org>
> >         * Ben Chambers <bchambers@apache.org>
> >         * Luke Cwik <lcwik@apache.org>
> >         * Stephan Ewen <sewen@apache.org>
> >         * Dan Halperin <dhalperi@apache.org>
> >         * Kenneth Knowles <kenn@apache.org>
> >         * Aljoscha Krettek <aljoscha@apache.org>
> >         * Maximilian Michels <mxm@apache.org>
> >         * Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jbonofre@apache.org>
> >         * Frances Perry <frances@apache.org>
> >         * Amit Sela <amitsela@apache.org>
> >         * Josh Wills <jwills@apache.org>
> > (The ratification of the full text of the draft resolution is nearing
> > completion.)
> >
> > While we have made great progress across the board (thanks to so many of
> > you in this community), I’m sure there’s still plenty to do. We continue
> to
> > be focused on community growth, and processes that encourage open
> > development. Regardless of the outcome of this discussion, we’d love to
> get
> > specific feedback on what can be improved going forward.
> >
> > Any thoughts, comments, questions or concerns? Thank you.
> >
> > Davor
> >
> > [1]
> > https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/f133fb6bf2d1851d1bd5880c772e4b
> 050700154fa178fdb00a5b66bf@%3Cdev.beam.apache.org%3E
> > [2] http://beam.incubator.apache.org/contribute/maturity-model/
>
>
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