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From Kasper Sørensen <>
Subject Proposal for Aug 2013 report
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:20:45 GMT
Please find my initial draft/proposal for the PMC/BOard report of
August 2013. Comments more than welcome.

Note/question: Arvind indicated that some metrics of subscribers,
messages and JIRA activity would be good to include. Can we get these
numbers from somewhere easily, or do I have to do a manual count?

Here's the report so far:



MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Roadmapping of our first Apache MetaModel release. Since the
namespace change is going to break backwards compatibility of the
project anyway, a couple of "old but breaking ideas" needs to be
accepted or rejected.
  2. Bring more diverse committers and contributors to the project.
  3. We will probably be having several third party modules for
MetaModel, because of (L)GPL dependencies. We want to figure out a
good way to make this understandable for users (through website or
similar means).

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?

  The pending INFRA work was finished in end-july, and we are starting
to take it into use.

  We've decided to go for a Review-Then-Commit policy. We will allow
lazy concensus after 3 days and a minimum of one +1 vote.

  There are currently no concrete plans for a release. We have some
discussions and proposals of features on the mailing list which we
want to settle on first.

  Since incubation we have not made any new appointments for either
committer or PMC member.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  The code has been moved from to Apache's Git server
( 5
bugfixes from the base release 3.4.4 was applied to our codebase as

  The namespace of the project has been changed to
org.apache.metamodel (previously org.eobjects.metamodel). To aid
migration, we've also implemented a helping facility for deserializing
objects of the old namespace into the new.

  A performance optimization for the CSV module has been proposed and applied.

  The project now has a website
( The website is meant mostly
as an 'appetizer', and we're planning to put lengthier pieces of
information onto our wiki (, and if
needed link to those from the website. Some initial content has been
put on the wiki as well.

  The project contains a Microsoft Access module, which depends on the
LGPL licensed Jackcess library. We are looking for a replacement
dependency or to remove the module from the project.

Date of last release:



  [ ](metamodel) Henry Saputra
  [ ](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
  [ ](metamodel) Matt Franklin
  [ ](metamodel) Noah Slater

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