February 2010 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

These reports are due here by Wednesday, 10 February 2010 so that the Incubator PMC can relay them to the board.

Your project might need to report even if it is not listed below, please check your own reporting schedule or exceptions.

Please remember to include:


Bluesky

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Signed off by mentor:

Clerezza

Clerezza (incubating since November 27th, 2009) is an OSGi-based modular application and set of components (bundles) for building RESTFul Semantic Web applications and services.

The are currently no issues requiring board attention

Recent activity:

Next steps:

Top 2/3 Issues before graduation:

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz (champion)

Droids

Droids is an Incubator project arrived from Apache Labs. Droids entered incubation on October, 2008.

It's an intelligent standalone robot framework that allows one to create and extend existing web robots.

What we've completed in the last months:

Issues before graduation :

Signed off by mentor:

HISE

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Signed off by mentor:

Libcloud

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers, written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.

Lots done this month. Plenty of activity on the main dev list, more drivers support added, more fixes tweaks and unit test cases added. RAT reports Libcloud as having 0 bad license headers.

The Libcloud community and the Incubator IPMC are currently voting on their first incubator release 0.20.

Signed off by mentor: jfclere

Lucene Connector Framework

* A brief description of your project, which assumes no knowledge of the project

The Lucene Connectors Framework (LCF) is an effort to build and support an open source framework for connecting to content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, amongst others via a single API.

* A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards

1. Process initial code grant and incorporate into SVN 2. Do a release 3. Build out a diverse community. We have a diverse set of committers already.

* Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of

We'd appreciate any contacts anyone has with Microsoft Sharepoint

* How has the community developed since the last report

N/A: First report.

* How has the project developed since the last report.

N/A: First report.

Signed off by mentor: gsingers

OODT

Description

OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing, information integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of successful projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ California Institute of Technology, and many other research institutions and universities.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation

  1. Port OODT code and license headers into ASF license headers
  2. OODT contributions from at least 2 other organizations besides JPL
  3. At least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few months

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

There was a lot of positive interest from the Incubator community during the OODT proposal and voting process. We hope that once we get our mailing lists up and start to commit code, that we'll build up an Apache-based community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on January 22, 2010.

Progress has been steady, with our mentor Justin Erenkrantz creating issues for setting up the mailing list (INFRA-2463), JIRA (INFRA-2464) and Confluence (INFRA-2465). Chris submitted a software grant for OODT on January 25, 2010 and the grant was acknowledged in r21258 in /foundation/officers/grants.txt on January 26, 2010.

Once the mailing lists are up, Justin and Chris plan to begin requesting accounts for all OODT committers. After that, Justin will grant karma to our SVN space to all OODT committers, and we can begin importing code into the repository.

Signed off by mentor: jerenkrantz

PhotArk

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access control layer, and upload capabilities.

Signed off by: lresende

Stonehenge

Stonehenge has been incubating since December 2008. Stonehenge is a set of example applications for Service Oriented Architecture that spans languages and platforms and demonstrates best practices and interoperability by using currently defined W3C OASIS standard protocols.

Since the last report in December 2009, the Stonehenge project has intensified its efforts around interop testing between the M2 implementation of the claims-based security model extension to the Stock Trader implementations. Testing between .NET, Axis2/Java and Metro/Glassfish implementations have uncovered various bugs and were subsequently corrected in the web services library and the application code. An example of which is an OpenSSO problem in the Metro/Glassfish implementation that was corrected in the original code base.

M2

With testing winding down, the community is preparing to vote and release its M2. M2 constituted of expanding the Stocktrader application to use claims-based authentication using an active and a passive STS for each implementation. We also upgraded the usage of the WS-* specs from the submitted versions to the ratified one. Extensive documentation work was done in parallel to describe the new feature set and simplify the installation and configuration process.

M3

The focus remains on creating "micro samples" for many common WS-* scenarios, with the goal being around creating implementations with low barriers to entry. Discussions are in progress about testing frameworks and scenarios of interest. A proposed spec should be presented soon to the community to seed the discussion around defining M3

Graduation Map

Signed off by mentor:

Subversion

Subversion entered the Incubator on November 7, 2009. Subversion is a version control system.

The Apache Subversion web presence at subversion.apache.org has been filled with content migrated from the existing website at subversion.tigris.org. Work continues to cull unneeded information, and better organize existing content.

The community released Subversion 1.6.9 late last month. The release was made under the old license (to avoid having to relicense mountains of code on the release branch), and the release process was observed and monitored by the Incubator PMC as part of the podling's progress toward graduation.

The podling's graduation vote was in-process when this report was written. It is strongly trending for graduation, so a resolution will be presented to the Board once the podling determines who will be recommended for the VP.

Signed off by mentor: jerenkrantz, gstein

Thrift

Thrift is a software framework for scalable cross-language services development. It combines a software stack with a code generation engine to build services that work efficiently and seamlessly between a variety of programming languages. Thrift entered the Apache Incubator in May 2008.

With a release out the door, the largest hurdle to graduation is out of our way.

Signed off by mentor: Upayavira

VCL

Community Involvement

First Official Release

3rd Party Dependencies

Documentation

Unresolved Issues

Top Issues Before Graduation

Signed off by mentors: Alan Cabrera, Matt Hogstrom, Kevan Miller

Wookie

Apache Wookie(Incubating) is a project to create open source software for adding widgets to your applications. It has been in incubation since July 2009.

No issues currently require IPMC or Board attention

Notable activities:

Items to be resolved before graduation:

Signed off by mentor: GavinMcDonald, ate, rgardler

Wink

Apache Wink is a project that enables development and consumption of REST style web services. The core server runtime is based on the JAX-RS (JSR 311) standard. The project also introduces a client runtime which can leverage certain components of the server-side runtime. Apache Wink will deliver component technology that can be easily integrated into a variety of environments.

Apache Wink has been incubating since 2009-05-27.

Notable Activity:

Planned Activity:

Top issues before graduation:

Signed off by mentor: Kevan

WSRP4J

The WSRP4J Project is an implementation of WSRP 1.0 Producer. WSRP is an OASIS specification that describes a protocol which allows portlets to be accessed remotely using Web Services.

The WSRP4J Project has been adopted by the Portals PMC, while still in the Apache Incubator, since August 2003, with the intent to graduate as a sub-project of Apache Portals.

Activity: * There is no project activity to report since the last report of November 2009.

Signed off by mentor: taylor

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