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From Sally Khudairi <sallykhuda...@yahoo.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:17:06 GMT
Thanks, Henry.
I'll wait to hear if anyone else has any requests/objections. Otherwise, we'll announce at 5AM ET.
Warmly,Sally

      From: Henry Saputra <henry.saputra@gmail.com>
 To: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> 
Cc: "dev@metamodel.apache.org" <dev@metamodel.apache.org>; Ankit Kumar <ak.ankitkumar@gmail.com>; "i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com" <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com> 
 Sent: Monday, 8 December 2014, 11:15
 Subject: Re: [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
   
Hi Sally,
If no one has objection we could go 5am ET.
Thx again for your excellent work, as usual :)
- Henry


On Monday, December 8, 2014, Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi everyone --we have eight hours until I have to lock in the copy for tomorrow's press release.
We haven't agreed on a time to distribute. 
What time works for you: 4AM ET? 5AM ET? 6AM ET?
Thanking you in advance,
Sally 
 
 Subject: Re: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
   
Thanks, Henry!
Bon weekend, Sally
[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]
----- Reply message -----
From: "Henry Saputra" <henry.saputra@gmail.com>
To: <dev@metamodel.apache.org>, "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Ankit Kumar" <ak.ankitkumar@gmail.com>, "i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com" <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>
Subject: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 17:28
I like it!

+1

As usual, great job Sally =)

- Henry



On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Sally Khudairi
<sallykhudairi@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote:
> Hi everyone --as promised, the revised draft follows.
>
> Are you (PMC) OK with two quotes from Neopost? If not, just let me know and I'll rework. Thanks again for your patience.
>
> Please let me know when you'd like us to issue the announcement on Tuesday. I suspect many of you are in Europe, so I can kick this out as early as 4AM ET if needed <g>
>
> Cheers & bon weekend,
> Sally
>
> - - -
>
> DRAFT :: NOT FOR DISSEMINATION
>
> The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ MetaModel™ as a Top-Level Project
>
> Dynamic, metadata-driven Open Source framework provides uniform data access and code consolidation across various data stores.
>
> Forest Hill, MD –xx December 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ MetaModel™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.
>
> "It's a great privilege for us to have MetaModel graduated to a Top Level Project at Apache. It makes us proud and excited about welcoming more people into our community of coders and users," said Kasper Sørensen, Vice President of Apache MetaModel. "We've learned a lot about the Apache Way since entering the Apache Incubator in July 2013."
>
> Apache MetaModel is a data access framework that provides a common interface for the discovery, exploration, and querying of different types of data sources. Unlike traditional mapping frameworks, MetaModel emphasizes metadata of the data source itself and the ability to add more data sources at runtime. MetaModel's schema model and SQL-like query API is applicable to databases, CSV files, Excel spreadsheets, NoSQL databases, Cloud-based business applications, and even regular Java objects. This level of abstraction makes MetaModel great for dynamic data processing applications, less so for applications modelled strictly around a particular domain.
>
> MetaModel is so called as it's a model for interacting with data based on metadata, enabling developers to go above the physical data layer and apply their application to just about any data.
>
> "MetaModel enables you to consolidate code and consolidate data a lot quicker than any other library out there," Sørensen explained. "In these 'Big Data days' there's a lot of focus on performance and scalability, and surely these topics also surround Apache MetaModel. The Big Data challenge is not always about massive loads of data, but instead massive variation and feeding a lot of different sources into a single application. Now to make such an application you both need a lot of connectivity capabilities and a lot of modelling flexibility. Those are the two aspects where Apache MetaModel shines. We make it possible for you to build applications that retain the complexity of your data – even if that complexity may change over time. The trick to achieve this is to model on the metadata and not on your assumptions."
>
> "The performance and flexibility of Apache MetaModel is a key building block for us to improve the usability and power for the thousands of users of DataCleaner – the leading Open Source data quality solution, supported by Neopost," said Enno Ebels, Executive Vice President of Customer Information Management at Neopost.
>
> "It's been a joy to follow the growth in the community and in functionality," added Sørensen. "Over the last year we've introduced connectivity for Apache HBase, JSON files, ElasticSearch, Apache Cassandra and a whole lot more. It's always a great pleasure to see the excitement in people's eyes when they realize that you can develop for these data sources using the same API."
>
> "Apache MetaModel is the core technology used underneath our MDM offering at Human Inference, providing us an abstraction layer above the different database schemes we currently support, including Postgres, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, and ElasticSearch," said Ankit Kumar, Technical Lead at Human Inference and Member of the Apache MetaModel Project Management Committee.
>
> "The MetaModel query language helps us write code agnostic of the underlying database. Within our MDM offering we have even implemented some virtual data stores using MetaModel," said Winfried van Holland, CTO of Neopost Customer Information Management. "These expose our data model in a custom view for our consultants - stripping away the technical complexities and exposing the business value in a data model that is natural for the business people to consume."
>
> "Apache MetaModel is a key technology in Stratio Datavis, allowing us to manage metadata and create SQL-based connectors for a bunch of data stores," said David Morales, Big Data Architect at Stratio. "Thanks to Apache MetaModel, Datavis users can create beautiful dashboards using their SQL skills, instead of knowing several query languages. That's why we are proud to be contributors of MetaModel and we will continue to collaborate with this great project."
>
> Availability and Oversight
> As with all Apache products, Apache MetaModel software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For documentation and ways to become involved with Apache MetaModel, visit http://metamodel.apache.org and https://twitter.com/ApacheMetaModel
>
> About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
> Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 500 individual Members and 4,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.
>
> © The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache," "Apache MetaModel," "MetaModel," ApacheCon," and the Apache MetaModel logo are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
>
> # # #
>
> ________________________________
> From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> To: Ankit Kumar <ak.ankitkumar@gmail.com>
> Cc: "dev@metamodel.apache.org" <dev@metamodel.apache.org>
> Sent: Friday, 5 December 2014, 12:37
> Subject: Re: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>
>
>
> Thanks, Ankit.
>
> An option is to utilize part of the quote, attributed to Winfried, and another attributed to you as a PMC member.
>
> Once I get in this evening, I'll take a stab at it and forward a revised draft.
>
> Cheers,
>  Sally
>
> [From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]
>
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Ankit Kumar" <ak.ankitkumar@gmail.com>
> To: "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
> Cc: "dev@metamodel.apache.org" <dev@metamodel.apache.org>
> Subject: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
> Date: Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12:18
>
> Hi Sally
>
> The quote is written by me so you could use my details but to add more importance you can use details of our CTO. Both details below:
>
> Ankit Kumar - Technical Lead - Human Inference
>
> Winfried van Holland - CTO - Neopost Customer Information Management
>
> Regards
> Ankit
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 05 Dec 2014, at 16:12, Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
> Ankit --who is providing the quote? I need a full name, title, and organization, please.
>>
>>
>>Thanks in advance,
>>Sally
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>________________________________
>> From: Ankit Kumar <ak.ankitkumar@gmail.com>
>>To: dev@metamodel.apache.org; Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>>Sent: Friday, 5 December 2014, 3:55
>>Subject: Re: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>>
>>
>>
>>HI Sally,
>>
>>A short quote on the use of Apache Metamodel within our MDM offering at Human Inference.
>>
>>"Apache Metamodel is the core technology used underneath our MDM offering at Human Inference, providing us an abstraction layer above the different database schemes we support currently(Postgres/DB2/Oracle/SQL Server/ElasticSearch etc). The Metamodel query language helps us write code agnostic of the underlying database. Within our MDM offering we have even implemented some virtual data stores using Metamodel. These expose our data model in a custom view for our consultants - stripping away the technical complexities and exposing the business value in a data model that is natural for the business people to consume."
>>
>>Regards
>>Ankit
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 3:27 AM, Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com.invalid> wrote:
>>
>>Hello everyone --as promised, below is the draft in-progress.
>>>
>>>Kindly note the following:
>>>
>>>1) it's somewhat quote-intensive, but I'm keeping it as-is, as Kasper's description reads smoothly;
>>>2) I've unfortunately had to shorten David Morales's quote --it's just a bit too long, and as the ASF is vendor-neutral, we've had to remove product-specific aspects of testimonials
>>>
>>>
>>>I apologize for any upset or inconvenience this may cause, but I feel it's important to manage expectations as early as possible. What you might want to do is include the full testimonial (along with any others that come in after we go live) on metamodel.apache.org --possibly under a "who uses MetaModel" section, or something along those lines.
>>>
>>>I greatly appreciate your kind understanding with this.
>>>
>>>Please forward any comments/corrections/additions no later than 5PM ET on Monday 8 December in order for us to announce the morning of 9 December.
>>>
>>>Thanking you in advance,
>>>Sally
>>>
>>>= = =
>>>
>>>DRAFT :: NOT FOR DISSEMINATION
>>>
>>>The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ MetaModel™ as a Top-Level Project
>>>
>>>Dynamic, metadata-driven Open Source framework provides uniform data access and code consolidation across various data stores.
>>>
>>>Forest Hill, MD –xx December 2014– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache™ MetaModel™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.
>>>
>>>"It's a great privilege for us to have MetaModel graduated to a Top Level Project at Apache. It makes us proud and excited about welcoming more people into our community of coders and users," said Kasper Sørensen, Vice President of Apache MetaModel. "We've learned a lot about the Apache Way since entering the Apache Incubator in July 2013."
>>>
>>>Apache MetaModel is a data access framework that provides a common interface for the discovery, exploration, and querying of different types of data sources. Unlike traditional mapping frameworks, MetaModel emphasizes metadata of the data source itself and the ability to add more data sources at runtime. MetaModel's schema model and SQL-like query API is applicable to databases, CSV files, Excel spreadsheets, NoSQL databases, Cloud-based business applications, and even regular Java objects. This level of abstraction makes MetaModel great for dynamic data processing applications, less so for applications modelled strictly around a particular domain.
>>>
>>>MetaModel is so called as it's a model for interacting with data based on metadata, enabling developers to go above the physical data layer and apply their application to just about any data.
>>>
>>>"MetaModel enables you to consolidate code and consolidate data a lot quicker than any other library out there," Sørensen explained. "In these 'Big Data days' there's a lot of focus on performance and scalability, and surely these topics also surround Apache MetaModel. The Big Data challenge is not always about massive loads of data, but instead massive variation and feeding a lot of different sources into a single application. Now to make such an application you both need a lot of connectivity capabilities and a lot of modelling flexibility. Those are the two aspects where Apache MetaModel shines. We make it possible for you to build applications that retain the complexity of your data – even if that complexity may change over time. The trick to achieve this is to model on the metadata and not on your assumptions."
>>>
>>>"The performance and flexibility of Apache MetaModel is a key building block for us to improve the usability and power for the thousands of users of DataCleaner – the leading Open Source data quality solution, supported by Neopost," said Enno Ebels, Executive Vice President of Customer Information Management at Neopost.
>>>
>>>"It's been a joy to follow the growth in the community and in functionality," added Sørensen. "Over the last year we've introduced connectivity for Apache HBase, JSON files, ElasticSearch, Apache Cassandra and a whole lot more. It's always a great pleasure to see the excitement in people's eyes when they realize that you can develop for these data sources using the same API."
>>>
>>>"Apache Metamodel is a key technology in Stratio Datavis, allowing us to manage metadata and create SQL-based connectors for a bunch of data stores," said David Morales, Big Data Architect at Stratio. "Thanks to Apache Metamodel, Datavis users can create beautiful dashboards using their SQL skills, instead of knowing several query languages. That's why we are proud to be contributors of Metamodel and we will continue to collaborate with this great project."
>>>
>>>Availability and Oversight
>>>As with all Apache products, Apache MetaModel software is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For documentation and ways to become involved with Apache MetaModel, visit http://metamodel.apache.org and https://twitter.com/ApacheMetaModel
>>>
>>>About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
>>>Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than two hundred leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process known as "The Apache Way," more than 500 individual Members and 4,500 Committers successfully collaborate to develop freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3) charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors including Budget Direct, Citrix, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, InMotion Hosting, Matt Mullenweg, Microsoft, Pivotal, Produban, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/ or follow @TheASF on Twitter.
>>>
>>>© The Apache Software Foundation. "Apache," "Apache MetaModel," "MetaModel," ApacheCon," and the Apache MetaModel logo are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
>>>
>>># # #
>>>
>>>[MEDIA CONTACT - SALLY]
>>>
>>>
>>>________________________________
>>>From: Alberto Rodriguez <ardlema@gmail.com>
>>>To: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>>>Cc: Kasper Sørensen <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>; "dev@metamodel.apache.org" <dev@metamodel.apache.org>
>>>Sent: Thursday, 4 December 2014, 15:29
>>>Subject: Re: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>See following the quote from our Big Data Architect at Stratio about the use of MM:
>>>
>>>"Apache Metamodel is a key technology in Stratio Datavis, allowing us to manage metadata and create SQL-based connectors for a bunch of data stores. Thanks to Apache Metamodel, Datavis users can create beautiful dashboards using their SQL skills, instead of knowing several query languages. That's why we are proud to be contributors of Metamodel and we will continue to collaborate with this great project " said David Morales, Big Data Architect at Stratio. "Stratio Datavis is a data visualization tool that was born to fulfill two main visualization needs: one is to expose the real value of data regardless of where it is stored, even regardless of its query language, but also to let the users freely discover and communicate their ends. With Stratio Datavis, you can put together information coming from MongoDB and MySQL, for example, or maybe compare data in two different series each coming from Cassandra and ElasticSearch".
>>>
>>>Kind regards,
>>>
>>>Alberto
>>>
>>>
>>>2014-12-04 17:10 GMT+01:00 Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Wonderful --thanks for this!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>So let's include plan to include Alberto's quote as well as any others who would like to provide a testimonial (not too long, please!).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>I'll incorporate and forward tonight.
>>>>
>>>>-Sally
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>________________________________
>>>> From: Kasper Sørensen <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>
>>>>To: Alberto Rodriguez <ardlema@gmail.com>
>>>>Cc: dev@metamodel.apache.org; Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>>>>Sent: Thursday, 4 December 2014, 11:07
>>>>
>>>>Subject: Re: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>>And a quote from Neopost top level management about the role MM is playing in our project DataCleaner (www.datacleaner.org):
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>"The performance and flexibility
>>>of Apache MetaModel is a key building block for us to improve the
>>>>>usability and
>>>power for the thousands of users of DataCleaner – the leading open source data
>>>quality
>>>>>solution, supported by Neopost."
>>>>>
>>>>> - Enno Ebels, Executive Vice President Neopost
>>>Customer Information Management/Kasper
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>2014-12-04 17:03 GMT+01:00 Kasper Sørensen <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Here's my draft at the stuff. Everybody please pitch in if you have suggestions for improvements. I certainly don't want to make myself the only judge of what goes in these points.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>--------------
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Description of the project:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Apache MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a
>>>common interface for discovery, exploration and querying of different types of
>>>data sources. Unlike traditional mapping frameworks, MetaModel emphasizes
>>>metadata of the data source itself and the ability to add more data sources at
>>>runtime. With this approach we provide a schema model and a SQL-like query API
>>>that is applicable to databases, CSV files, Excel spreadsheets, NoSQL
>>>databases, Cloud-based business applications and even regular Java objects. This
>>>level of abstraction makes MetaModel great for dynamic data processing
>>>applications, less so for applications modelled strictly around a particular
>>>domain. This is why we call it “MetaModel” – it’s a model for interacting with
>>>data based on metadata – and it enabled developers to go above the physical
>>>data layer and apply their application to just about any data.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>--------------
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Quote from the PMC chair (me):
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>It’s a great privilege for us to have MetaModel graduated to
>>>a Top Level Project at Apache. It makes us proud and excited about welcoming
>>>more people into our community of coders and users.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>In our incubation period from July 2013 we’ve learned a lot
>>>about the Apache Way. It’s been a joy to follow the growth in the community and
>>>in functionality. The last year we’ve introduced connectivity for Apache HBase,
>>>JSON files, ElasticSearch, Apache Cassandra and a whole lot more. It’s always a
>>>great pleasure to see the excitement in people’s eyes when they realize that
>>>you can develop for these data sources using the same API.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>The thing I would emphasize about MetaModel is that it
>>>enables you to consolidate code and consolidate data a lot quicker than any
>>>other library out there. In these ‘Big Data days’ there’s a lot of focus on
>>>performance and scalability, and surely these topics also surround Apache
>>>MetaModel. But in our experience the Big Data challenge is not always about
>>>massive loads of data, but instead massive variation and feeding a lot of
>>>different sources into a single application. Now to make such an application
>>>you both need a lot of connectivity capabilities and a lot of modelling
>>>flexibility. Those are the two aspects where Apache MetaModel shines. We make
>>>it possible for you to build applications that retain the complexity of your
>>>data – even if that complexity may change over time. The trick to achieve this is
>>>to model on the metadata and not on your assumptions.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>--------------
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>I am also working on some quote(s) from relevant people in our organization - or rather from both Human Inference and Neopost (actually Human Inference is a daughter company of Neopost, but MetaModel is used in both companies by now, also out of the Human Inference context).
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Best regards,
>>>>>Kasper
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>2014-12-04 15:55 GMT+01:00 Alberto Rodriguez <ardlema@gmail.com>:
>>>>>
>>>>>Cool! I will talk to our CEO to see if he wants to explain how Metamodel is helping out Stratio and I will also write up how we are integrating the project in our development.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Kind regards,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Alberto
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>2014-12-04 14:32 GMT+01:00 Kasper Sørensen <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Alberto, I would really, really like to see that! :-) Both for the sake of this press release, and also in general I would love to hear about what you guys are doing with it! I think it's a great thing for us as a community to share why we need MetaModel in our work (or other) projects.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Sally, I will start writing up the initial drafts of what you asked for.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>2014-12-04 13:49 GMT+01:00 Alberto Rodriguez <ardlema@gmail.com>:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>Hi Sally/Kasper,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>I would be more than happy to write a short paragraph stating how we are using and applying Apache MetaModel on our current project. Let me know if you think that this would be useful.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Kind regards,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>Alberto
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>2014-12-03 22:53 GMT+01:00 Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com.invalid>:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>A quick follow-up regarding quotes:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Our TLP announcements have ranged from having single quotes (VP of the project) to several perspectives from the PMC to multiple endorsements from the community. [1], [2], and [3] are examples that you might find useful.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Those organizations supporting/using MetaModel are also welcome to issue their own standalone "hurrah, Apache MetaModel!" press release at that time as well (we love it when multiple announcements come out to support a podling's graduation!). We just need to make sure that we coordinate messaging/timing/etc.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Should you decide to include supporting testimonials from the community, you'll need to add "soliciting quotes" to your "to do" list.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>We should lock in the announcement date --we usually issue press releases on Tuesdays, as that garners the best global media exposure/coverage, followed by Mondays, then Wednesdays. So in this instance, let's shoot for Tuesday 9 December, if possible.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Thanks in advance for your help. Feel fee to ping me if you need anything!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Warmly,
>>>>>>>>>Sally
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>[1] https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces41 and https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces40
>>>>>>>>>[2] https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces39 and https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces35
>>>>>>>>>[3] https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces34 and https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces33
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>________________________________
>>>>>>>>>From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>>>>>>>>>To: Kasper Sørensen <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>Cc: "dev@metamodel.apache.org" <dev@metamodel.apache.org>; Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>; TheApacheFoundation <press@apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>Sent: Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 14:51
>>>>>>>>>Subject: Re: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Hello again, Kasper and MetaModel PMC --
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>An example of a graduation press release is available at http://s.apache.org/EUQ
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>To help me get the draft going for Apache MetaModel, I will need the following:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>1) descriptor of what MetaModel is (and why is it important i.e., the benefits) --an example of this is paragraph #2 in the above-referenced announcement "Apache Drill is the world's first schema-free SQL query engine that delivers real-time insights by removing the constraint of building and maintaining schemas before data can be analyzed. Drill users can run interactive ANSI SQL queries on complex or constantly evolving data including JSON, Parquet, and HBase without ever worrying about schema definitions. As a result, Drill not only enables rapid application development on Apache Hadoop™ but also allows enterprise BI analysts to access Hadoop in a self-service fashion."
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>2) quote from the PMC chair (I can help draft this if you're stuck)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>3) list of users or areas of application, preferably highly-visible (examples of how we'd list them are at https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/date/20141021 and https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces58 )
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>I'll work on the headline, boilerplates, etc. And as metamodel.apache.org is live, that's one thing off our plate <g>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Thanks in advance for your help with this!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Warm regards,
>>>>>>>>>Sally
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>________________________________
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>From: Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>>>>>>>>>To: Kasper Sørensen <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>Cc: dev@metamodel.apache.org; Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>; TheApacheFoundation <press@apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>Sent: Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 13:48
>>>>>>>>>Subject: Re: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Thanks, Kasper. I'll be back in the office and will forward details within the hour.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Chat soon,
>>>>>>>>>Sally
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>----- Reply message -----
>>>>>>>>>From: "Kasper Sørensen" <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>To: "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
>>>>>>>>>Cc: <dev@metamodel.apache.org>, "Noah Slater" <nslater@apache.org>, "TheApacheFoundation" <press@apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>Subject: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>>>>>>>>>Date: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 13:01
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Likewise! Can you let me know what you'd like from me? And maybe you have some examples that I can look at?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>2014-12-03 17:11 GMT+01:00 Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>Perfect; thanks, Kasper.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>I look forward to working with you!
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>Warm regards,
>>>>>>>>>> Sally
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>----- Reply message -----
>>>>>>>>>>From: "Kasper Sørensen" <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>>To: <dev@metamodel.apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>>Cc: "Noah Slater" <nslater@apache.org>, "TheApacheFoundation" <press@apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>>Subject: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>Date: Wed, Dec 3, 2014 10:29
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>I guess I have been the guy who does most of that sorta stuff. If anyone else wants to play a role too, I am very happy to let them take this task, as I am also kinda busy with work these days! :-)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>2014-12-02 18:46 GMT+01:00 Sally Khudairi <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com.invalid>:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>Thanks, Noah.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>Yes, of course: I'm happy to work with MetaModel on a press release announcing their graduation.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>Process-wise, I will need to work a member of the PMC/team to get the draft developed. I'd like to get this done for early next week, if possible.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>Thanks so much,
>>>>>>>>>>>Sally
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>----- Reply message -----
>>>>>>>>>>>From: "Noah Slater" <nslater@apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>>>To: <dev@metamodel.apache.org>, "TheApacheFoundation" <press@apache.org>
>>>>>>>>>>>Subject: [RESULT] [VOTE] Graduation of Apache MetaModel from the Incubator
>>>>>>>>>>>Date: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:22
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>Looping in Sally, who is our PR/AR/marketing person!
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>Sally, Apache MetaModel just graduated. We're a reasonably small
>>>>>>>>>>>project, but it would be nice to get the word out. At the minimum, a
>>>>>>>>>>>blog post on the ASF blog accompanied with a tweet and a post to the
>>>>>>>>>>>MetaModel dev@ list would be good.
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>Do you think that a press release is warranted? (Do we always do PRs
>>>>>>>>>>>for graduations?)
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>On 1 December 2014 at 18:56, Kasper Sørensen
>>>>>>>>>>><i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> The website issue is fixed and the news bullet can be seen on the MM
>>>>>>>>>>>> website:
>>>>>>>>>>>> http://metamodel.apache.org/#news
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> But that's hardly an announcement. I think it would be cool if we can make
>>>>>>>>>>>> a more thorough press release that would reach people who don't keep
>>>>>>>>>>>> updated with the MM website itself.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Kasper
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> 2014-12-01 18:47 GMT+01:00 Kasper Sørensen <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com>:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi Noah,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> That's a good idea. I did put up a news bullet on the website, but seems
>>>>>>>>>>>>> infra somehow reverted the website to the "old" incubator site. I'm in
>>>>>>>>>>>>> touch with them about why that is.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Question of ignorance from me: Where would Apache projects typically post
>>>>>>>>>>>>> such press releases, except on their own website?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kasper
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2014-12-01 18:39 GMT+01:00 Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Is someone going to prepare an announcement? Are we planning a press
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> release?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On 25 November 2014 at 18:18, Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > Fantastic. Congrats everyone!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > On 20 November 2014 at 22:33, Kasper Sørensen
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > <i.am.kasper.sorensen@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >> I got news today that the resolution has passed in the board! Great
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >> archievement everybody. Drink some champagne if you have some :-)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >> Looking forward to taking Apache MetaModel further as a TLP !
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >> 2014-11-18 19:22 GMT+01:00 Henry Saputra <henry.saputra@gmail.com>:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> Hi All,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> The vote has passed with ten binding +1 votes, no +0, and no -1 votes.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> +1 votes:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Henry Saputra
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Chris Mattmann
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Ted Dunning
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Sergio Fernandez
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Jean-Louis Monteiro
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Jake Farrell
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Noah Slater
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Alan Cabrera
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Lewis McGibbney
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> * Arvind Prabhakar
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> I will ask the board to add the resolution to the agenda of the next
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> board meeting.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> Thank you all for participating in the VOTE.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> Henry
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 9:39 PM, Henry Saputra <
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> henry.saputra@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Hi All,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > The Apache MetaModel community has wrapped up the VOTE to propose
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> for
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > graduation from Apache incubator. The VOTE passed with result:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > 9 binding +1s
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > zero 0s
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > zero -1s
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > (http://bit.ly/1u8n8eo)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Apache MetaModel came into ASF incubator on 2013 and since then have
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > grown into small but active community.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > We have made several good releases with different release managers,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > and also add new PPMC/committers [1].
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > The project also has good traffic on the dev mailing list [2].
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > We would like to propose graduation of Apache MetaModel from ASF
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > incubator to top level project.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > [ ] +1 Graduate Apache MetaModel from the Incubator.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > [ ] +0 Don't care.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > [ ] -1 Don't graduate Apache MetaModel from the Incubator because..
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> .
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > The VOTE will open for 72 hours (11/17/2014)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Here is the proposal for the board resolution for graduation:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > =========== Board Resolution ==========
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Establish the Apache MetaModel 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 providing an implementation of a
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Platform-as-a-Service Framework.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management Committee
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > (PMC), to be known as the "Apache MetaModel Project", be and hereby
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> is
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and be it further
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > RESOLVED, that the Apache MetaModel Project be and hereby is
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > responsible for the creation and maintenance of software related to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > providing an implementation of a Platform-as-a-Service Framework;
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > be it further
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, MetaModel" 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 MetaModel
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Project, and to have primary responsibility for management of the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache MetaModel
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > 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 MetaModel
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Project:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Alberto Rodriguez <ardlema at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Ankit Kumar <ankitkumar2711 at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Arvind Prabhakar <arvind at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Henry Saputra <hsaputra at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Juan Jose van der Linden <delostilos at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Kasper Sørensen <kaspersor at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Matt Franklin <mfanklin at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Noah Slater <nslater at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Sameer Arora <sarora at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > * Tomasz Guzialek <tomaszguzialek at apache dot org>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Kasper Sørensen be
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > appointed to the office of Vice President, MetaModel, 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 MetaModel 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 MetaModel
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Project; and be it further
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > RESOLVED, that the Apache MetaModel Project be and hereby is tasked
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > with the migration and rationalization of the Apache Incubator
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > MetaModel podling; and be it further
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Incubator
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > MetaModel podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator Project are
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > hereafter discharged.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Thanks,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > Henry
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > On behalf of Apache MetaModel incubating PPMCs
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > [1] http://incubator.apache.org/projects/metamodel.html
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>> > [2] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/metamodel-dev
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > --
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > Noah Slater
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > https://twitter.com/nslater
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Noah Slater
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> https://twitter.com/nslater
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>--
>>>>>>>>>>>Noah Slater
>>>>>>>>>>>https://twitter.com/nslater
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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