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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Metron podling Graduation
Date Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:05:22 GMT
+1 from my limited interactions.

I've had a few run-ins with the Metron crowd (winks) over the last year 
or so via IPMC votes. They've always been nice to work with and have 
shown positive responses from any release-time issues (e.g. 

Casey Stella wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> The incubating Apache Metron community believes it is time to graduate
> to TLP.
> Apache Metron entered incubation in December of 2015. Since then, we've
> overcome technical challenges to remove Category X dependencies, and
> made 3 releases. Our most recent release contains binary convenience
> artifacts. We are a very helpful and engaged community, ready to answer
> all questions and feedback directed to us via the user list. Through our
> time in incubation we've added a number of committers and promoted some
> of them to PPMC membership. We are actively pursuing others. While we do
> still have issues to address raised by means of the maturity model, all
> projects are ongoing processes, and we believe we no longer need the
> incubator to continue addressing these issues.
> To inform the discussion, here is some basic project information:
> Project status:
> Project website:
> Project documentation:
> Maturity assessment:
> Community Vote to Graduate:
> DRAFT of the board resolution is at the bottom of this email
> Proposed PMC size: 24 members
> Total number of committers: 6 members
> 516 commits on develop
> 34 contributors across all branches
> dev list averaged ~650 msgs/month for the last 3 months
> Resolution:
> Establish the Apache Metron Project
> WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
> interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
> Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
> Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
> open-source software, for distribution at no charge to the
> public, related to a security analytics platform for big data use cases.
> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
> Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Metron Project",
> be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
> Foundation; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that the Apache Metron Project be and hereby is
> responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
> related to:
> (a) A mechanism to capture, store, and normalize any type of security
> telemetry at extremely high rates.
> (b) Real time processing and application of enrichments
> (c) Efficient information storage
> (d) An interface that gives a security investigator a centralized view
> of data and alerts passed through the system.
> RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Metron" be
> and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
> serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
> of the Apache Metron Project, and to have primary responsibility
> for management of the projects within the scope of
> responsibility of the Apache Metron Project; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
> hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
> Apache Metron Project:
> Mark Bittmann (mbittmann)
> Sheetal Dolas (sheetal_dolas)
> Debo Dutta (ddutta)
> Discovery Gerdes (discovery)
> Andrew Hartnett (dev_warlord)
> Dave Hirko (dbhirko)
> Paul Kehrer (reaperhulk)
> Brad Kolarov (bjkolly)
> Kiran Komaravolu (kirankom)
> Larry McCay (lmccay)
> P. Taylor Goetz (ptgoetz)
> Ryan Merriman (rmerriman)
> Michael Perez (mperez)
> Charles Porter (cporter)
> Phillip Rhodes (prhodes)
> Sean Schulte (sirsean)
> James Sirota (jsirota)
> Casey Stella (cstella)
> Ray Urciuoli(rurcioli)
> Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli (vinodkv)
> George Vetticaden (gvetticaden)
> Oskar Zabik (smogg)
> David Lyle (lyle)
> Nick Allen (nickallen)
> be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Metron, to
> serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
> Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
> death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
> or until a successor is appointed; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Metron PMC be and hereby is
> tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
> encourage open development and increased participation in the
> Apache Metron Project; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that the Apache Metron Project be and hereby
> is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
> Incubator Metron podling; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
> Incubator Metron podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
> Project are hereafter discharged.

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