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From Josh Elser <els...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Draft Podling Report
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:33:21 GMT
Just wanted to clarify: the Attic is not the right phrasing for 
podlings. Pirk would just retire from incubation. The following doc sums 
this up.


Ellison Anne, I appreciate your candor in this situation. I am also 
rather surprised at the radio silence from those who were previously 
active in Pirk. Tracy, Christopher, Walter, and Jacob: comments or opinions?

I would also be curious in hearing what Suneel and Tim have to say (with 
the previous DISCUSS in mind).

Ellison Anne Williams wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> As per the recent discussion on the mailing list, it seems that it may be
> best to put Pirk in the attic for a while. For varying reasons, the
> previous active contributors don't seem to be able to devote serious cycles
> to Pirk right now and the Pirk community has not been growing. I have
> drafted the podling report below as such - please let me know if think
> otherwise. The podling report is due on Wednesday, March 1.
> Thanks-
> Ellison Anne
> PirkPirk is a framework for scalable Private Information Retrieval
> (PIR).Pirk has been incubating since 2016-06-17. The initial code for
> Pirk wasgranted on 2016-07-11.Three most important issues to address
> in the move towards graduation:  1. Grow the community to establish
> diversity of background and expertise.  2. Establish a formal release
> process and schedule, allowing for dependable     release cycles in a
> manner consistent with the Apache development     process.  3. Add to
> and improve the Pirk user documentation and examples both on the
> website and in the codebaseAny issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or
> ASF Board wish/need to beaware of?  Yes. The Pirk community
> participation and growth has stalled over the last few months.
> Recently, there has been discussion on the mailing list about retiring
> Pirk (putting it in the attic) for right now.How has the community
> developed since the last report?  The Pirk community has not developed
> since the last report - there have been no new contributors or
> committers added.How has the project developed since the last report?
> The Pirk project has stalled - the existing community has not been
> active nor has the community grown.Date of last release:  October 9,
> 2016When were the last committers or PMC members elected?  Pirk
> elected two new committers (Tim Ellison and Suneel Marthi, both
> mentors) on August 18, 2016.

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