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From Walter Ray-Dulany <raydul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Draft Podling Report
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:12:21 GMT
Sorry, I've been busy with work, and everything else has fallen off of my

I don't have time to be involved for the foreseeable future.


On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 9:33 PM, Josh Elser <elserj@apache.org> wrote:

> 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.
> https://incubator.apache.org/guides/retirement.html
> 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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