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From Kevin Sutter <kwsut...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r791638 - /openjpa/board/2009-07.txt
Date Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:52:43 GMT
Thanks, Craig, for the explanations.

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Craig L Russell <Craig.Russell@sun.com>wrote:

> Hi Kevin,
>
> On Jul 8, 2009, at 7:56 AM, Kevin Sutter wrote:
>
>  Craig,
>> Is there any common location that compares stats of the Apache projects?
>>
>
> Not that I know of.
>
>  For example, we always report the forum postings and user registrations.
>> How do we know if these are modest changes vs extremely active vs dormant?
>>
>
> We don't. What I put into the report is what I think is important for the
> board to know about OpenJPA. I don't track others' reports with the same
> degree of interest.
>
>  Just curious if there are common stats gathered and communicated across
>> projects.  Or, do we have to dive through the individual reports and come
>> to
>> our own conclusions?
>>
>
> Dive away.
>
> In Apache, each project is run by the PMC with some absolute rules and some
> guidelines; and the rest is up to the project. If too little information is
> provided by the project to the board, the board asks the project to improve.
> But the board really tries hard to stay out of the way of projects. It would
> be considered micromanaging the project for the board to require statistics,
> but not micromanaging to ask for reporting new committers and PMC members.
>
> Regards,
>
> Craig
>
>
>   Thanks.
>>
>> Kevin
>>
>> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 5:37 PM, <clr@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>  Author: clr
>>> Date: Mon Jul  6 22:37:08 2009
>>> New Revision: 791638
>>>
>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=791638&view=rev
>>> Log:
>>> Please review this report before Friday July 10
>>>
>>> Added:
>>>  openjpa/board/2009-07.txt   (with props)
>>>
>>> Added: openjpa/board/2009-07.txt
>>> URL:
>>>
>>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/openjpa/board/2009-07.txt?rev=791638&view=auto
>>>
>>>
>>> ==============================================================================
>>> --- openjpa/board/2009-07.txt (added)
>>> +++ openjpa/board/2009-07.txt Mon Jul  6 22:37:08 2009
>>> @@ -0,0 +1,48 @@
>>> +2009-July Status Report for the Apache OpenJPA Project
>>> +
>>> +Highlights
>>> +
>>> +OpenJPA continues to implement the latest JPA 2.0 JSR-317, which is in
>>> +Proposed Final Draft status. The latest draft was issued 13-March-2009
>>> and
>>> +contains several very large changes that will keep the project busy for
>>> +another few months. Additionally, the spec has continued to evolve after
>>> +the publication of the PFD.
>>> +
>>> +OpenJPA still has a Field Of Use problem with the draft JPA 2.0
>>> specification
>>> +license.  The license contains language restricting distribution of the
>>> early
>>> +implementation of JSR-317. The way we read this is that OpenJPA will be
>>> +unable to offer an early release of OpenJPA that supports JPA 2.0 until
>>> +and unless 2.(iii) is amended to remove the clause "is made available
>>> for
>>> +testing and evaluation purposes only".
>>> +
>>> +This issue was raised with Geir Magnusson, Apache VP, JCP on February 3,
>>> 2009,
>>> +and is still unresolved.
>>> +
>>> +Community
>>> +
>>> +Donald Woods was offered, and he accepted, committer status on the
>>> project.
>>> +
>>> +Mailing lists continue to be very active, with an average of close to
>>> 500
>>> +messages per month on the dev alias and approximately 250 messages per
>>> +month on the users alias.
>>> +
>>> +OpenJPA continues to experience a modest increase in email subscriptions
>>> and
>>> +activity. There are over 150 subscribers to dev and over 225 to users.
>>> +
>>> +A vote is underway for a logo for OpenJPA, with 15 entries. Information
>>> here:
>>> +http://cwiki.apache.org/openjpa/logo-contest.html
>>> +
>>> +A vote to change the maximum line length for source files resulted in
>>> +allowing 120 character lines. We do bike sheds too.
>>> +
>>> +The community is working well together. Questions from the community
>>> +are answered promptly, often resulting in a JIRA being filed.
>>> +
>>> +Governance
>>> +
>>> +The PMC continues to track contributors with an eye toward making them
>>> +committers, and committers PMC members.
>>> +
>>> +Releases
>>> +
>>> +none this quarter
>>>
>>> Propchange: openjpa/board/2009-07.txt
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>  svn:eol-style = LF
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
> Craig L Russell
> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://db.apache.org/jdo
> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
>
>

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