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From Grant Ingersoll <gsing...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Jan board report due
Date Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:17:27 GMT
Yes, I'm working on it now.

On Jan 5, 2014, at 5:41 PM, Isabel Drost-Fromm <isabel@apache.org> wrote:

> Note - this must go out by Wednesday next week. Please make any changes
> or additions you see needed until then.
> 
> Grant, do you have the cycles to submit the final version?
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:41:19 +0100
> Isabel Drost-Fromm <isabel@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> just as a reminder - in January Mahout is due to report to the board.
>> Please find the template below - any help in filling in the details
>> welcome.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ---------------------------8<-----------------------------------
>> 
>> 
>> Status report for the Apache Mahout project - January 2014
>> 
>> Apache Mahout has implementations of a wide range of machine learning
>> and data mining algorithms: clustering, classification, collaborative
>> filtering.
>> 
>> Project Status
>> --------------
>> 
>>> A sentence or two describing the current status of the project. Most
>>> importantly, highlight any issues that require board attention. This
>>> is the projects opportunity to ask for assistance from the board
>>> should there be any sticky issues that need addressing.
>> 
>> Community
>> ---------
>> 
>> * On November 28th Frank Scholten was voted in as new committer.
>> * No changes to the PMC in the reporting period.
>> 
>> * With Suneel Marthi now working full time on the project there has
>>  been a flurry of patches reviewed and committed.
>> * The project has moved to Apache CMS, is in the process of tidying
>>  most of the wiki based documentation.
>> * After a small Hackathon in Berlin pre-Christmas activity has been
>>  steady even during the holiday season.
>> 
>> Community Objectives
>> --------------------
>> 
>> With most committers not working on Mahout full time there is always a
>> lack of time on lists as well as when it comes to dealing with patches
>> submitted quickly. The current goal is to grow the committer base to
>> deal with that issue.
>> 
>> As for students that would like to contribute the problem remains that
>> the most interesting work seems to be adding new algorithms and
>> implementations. It remains a challenge to motivate those interested
>> in contributing to work on getting existing implementations stable,
>> improving documentation and reviewing incoming patches.
>> 
>> Releases
>> --------
>> 
>> The community is actively working on getting the 0.9 release out the
>> door with just one scaling issue remaining the the k-means++ code
>> newly added as part of the 0.8 release (June 2013).
>> 
>> This is supposed to be the last release before 1.0.
>> 
>> 
>> --------------------------->8-----------------------------------
>> 
>> 
>> Any input from your side welcome!
>> 
>> 
>> Isabel
>> 

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Grant Ingersoll | @gsingers
http://www.lucidworks.com






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