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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject [DRAFT] Board report
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:09:11 GMT
Here is my draft of our board report. As I was travelling last month, I was
unable to take the time to compile it, so I am making it available for this
month's board meeting. I plan on publishing this report tomorrow (Tuesday).

## Description:
- The Apache Commons project focuses on all aspects of reusable Java

- The Apache Commons components are widely used in many projects, both
Apache and without. Any ASF committer can commit to Apache Commons.

- The last report was on December 21, 2016.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues that requires the board's attention this quarter.

## Activity:
 - The project is active with seven (7) releases this reporting period.

 - We released one new component: Apache Commons Text 1.0,
   a library focused on algorithms working on strings.

 - Commons RDF has graduated from the Apache Incubator and is now a
   component of the Apache Commons project.

## Health report:
 - Most components in Commons are mature, but are still actively maintained
   (7 releases). The dev list is active. JIRA is active. Speed of responses
   to users is reasonable in most cases. We have 2 new PMC member, and
   Commons is still open to any Apache Committer.
 - Since no development has happened for a long while, the Apache Commons
   Modeler component has been moved to dormant. No further development is
 - We are still experiencing some growing pains toward Commons Math 4. There
   is a backlog of issues in JIRA (not unlike other components) but no clear
   concensus in the community. Do-ocracy is likely to prevail. There is a
   proposal on how to move the code base forward and having Math depend on
   Commons Numbers and Commons RNG, and then dropping the corresonding
   Math code. All of which can be seen on the developer's mailing list.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 36 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Bruno P. Kinoshita on Wed Oct 26 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 145 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Bernd Porr was added as a committer on Tue Jan 31 2017
    - Raymond DeCampo was added as a committer on Wed Jan 25 2017
    - (Missing from LDAP people) was added as a committer on Thu Apr 06

## Releases:

 - Apache Commons CLI 1.4 was released on Sun Mar 12 2017
 - Apache Commons CONFIGURATION 2.1.1 was released on Sat Feb 04 2017
 - Apache Commons JCS 2.1 was released on Sat Feb 04 2017
 - Apache Commons NET 3.6 was released on Tue Feb 14 2017
 - Apache Commons TEXT 1.0 was released on Fri Mar 10 2017
 - Apache Commons TEXT 1.0-BETA-1 was released on Wed Feb 08 2017
 - Apache Commons VALIDATOR 1.6 was released on Mon Feb 20 2017

## JIRA activity:

 - 173 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 173 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

Gary Gregory
Apache Commons Chair

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