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Incubator PMC report for November 2013

Timeline

Wed November 6

Podling reports due by end of day

Sun November 10

Shepherd reviews due by end of day

Sun November 10

Summary due by end of day

Tue November 12

Mentor signoff due by end of day

Wed November 13

Report submitted to board

Tue November 19

Board meeting

Shepherd Assignments

Alan D. Cabrera

Droids

Alan D. Cabrera

Knox

Andrei Savu

Storm

Andrei Savu

Tez

Dave Fisher

Aurora

Dave Fisher

Open Climate Workbench

Matthew Franklin

Hadoop Development Tools

Matthew Franklin

Sentry

Raphael Bircher

NPanday

Roman Shaposhnik

Ambari

Roman Shaposhnik

Sirona

Ross Gardler

DeviceMap

Ross Gardler

Ripple

Suresh Marru

BatchEE

Suresh Marru

Blur

Report content

Incubator PMC report for November 2013

The Apache Incubator is the entry path into the ASF for projects and
codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.

There are 36 podlings currently under incubation.

* Community

  New IPMC members:

    Daniel Gruno

  People who left the IPMC: 

    (None)

* New Podlings

  * Sirona is a library around monitoring of Java application.  It aims
    to stay simple, easy and efficient.

* Graduations

  The board has motions for the following:

    Marmotta

* Retirements:

  The Tashi podling has retired.

* Releases

  The following releases were made since the last Incubator report:

    Oct 11 Apache Open Climate Workbench 0.3-incubating
    Oct 16 Apache Olingo (incubating) 1.0.0
    Oct 21 Apache Knox Gateway 0.3.0-incubating
    Oct 23 Apache Ambari 1.4.1-incubating
    Oct 31 Apache MRQL 0.9.0-incubating
    Nov 08 Apache Stratos 3.0.0-incubating

  It took 2-22 days for the third IPMC vote to arrive.

    Release                               VOTE start  Third IMPC +1  Days
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    Apache OCW 0.3-incubating             Sep 24      Oct 10         16
    Apache Olingo (incubating) 1.0.0      Oct 07      Oct 11         4
    Apache Knox Gateway 0.3.0-incubating  Oct 09      Oct 14         5
    Apache Ambari 1.4.1-incubating        Oct 17      Oct 19         2
    Apache MRQL 0.9.0-incubating          Oct 08      Oct 30         22
    Apache Stratos 3.0.0-incubating       Oct 16      Oct 27         11

* IP Clearance

  * Rcouch, an alternative distribution of Apache CouchDB based
    the 1.3 release, has been accepted by the CouchDB PMC.
  * Juniper Networks, Inc has donated a plugin for Apache CloudStack to
    work with their Contrail networking software.
  * Citrix has donated a plugin for Apache CloudStack to support RDP
    connectivity for virtual machines running within Hyper-V hypervisors.

* Miscellaneous

  * Several discussion threads on project bylaws, initiated by Flex
    community pursuing refinement of their own, have made it clear just how
    difficult it is to draft good bylaws.  A number of people expressed a
    desire for a set of well-crafted, official project bylaws which all
    projects would "inherit".  Since that's hard, though, for the time being
    we're muddling through with patches to the existing ramshackle
    documentation.

  * The Incubator's perpetual difficulties getting podling releases approved
    has spawned another lively discussion.  We seem to have reached
    agreement that we can mitigate the problem by entrusting meritorious
    podling contributors with a binding vote on incubating releases; debate
    continues about what implementation to try.  At time of writing, the
    stratagem with the most popular support seems to be electing more
    podling contributors directly onto the IPMC, but the thread has not yet
    tailed off.

-------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------

* Still getting started at the Incubator

  Aurora
  BatchEE
  Sirona
  Storm
  Usergrid

* Not yet ready to graduate

  No release:

    DeviceMap
    Hadoop Development Tools
    Ripple
    Tez

  Community growth:

    Blur
    Knox
    Sentry

  Activity:

    Droids

* Ready to graduate

  Ambari
  Open Climate Workbench

* Did not report, expected next month

  NPanday

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                       Table of Contents
Ambari
Aurora
BatchEE
Blur
DeviceMap
Droids
Hadoop Development Tools
Knox
Open Climate Workbench
Ripple
Sentry
Sirona
Storm
Tez

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Ambari

Ambari is a monitoring, administration and lifecycle management project for
Apache Hadoop clusters.

Ambari has been incubating since 2011-08-30.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  None. Community graduation vote has passed.

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

  None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Users have been active on the lists and contributions from folks outside
  of Hortonworks has accelerated.  
  
    users@ - 187 (was at 156 in last report)
    dev@ - 130 (was at 113 in last report)

  Meetup was organized for the users/developers on Sep 25th:
  http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Ambari-User-Group/events/134373312/. 
  It was well attended.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  New features have been added to newer Ambari Releases. Support for Apache
  Hadoop 2.0.

Date of last release: 

  2013-09-10 ambari-1.2.5-incubating
  2013-10-21 ambari-1.4.1-incubating

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2013-09-03  Alex Antonenko
  2013-09-03 Aleksandr Kovalenko
  2013-09-19 Andriy Babiichuk
  2013-09-30 Dmitry Sen
  2013-09-30 Myroslav Papyrkovskyy

Signed-off-by: 

  [X](ambari) Owen O'Malley
  [ ](ambari) Chris Douglas
  [X](ambari) Arun Murthy

Shepherd notes:

  Roman Shaposhnik (rvs):

    Project should be pretty close to a well deserved graduation. Kudos to
    the community building effort! 

--------------------
Aurora

Aurora is a service scheduler used to schedule jobs onto Apache Mesos.

Aurora has been incubating since 2013-10-01.

Three most important issues

  - Finish bootstrapping project, IP clearance, initial website
  - Expanding the community and adding new committers
  - 1st release 

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

  - None at this time

How has the community developed since the last report?

  - All initial committers have submitted ICLAs and the accounts have been
    created. The mailing lists have been setup and we have started using
    them for communication. 

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - We have setup the incubator status page and are working with
    infrastructure to get everything setup, more details are available in
    INFRA-6819.

Date of last release

  - No releases as of yet. Working on IP clearance.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  - N/A, still bootstrapping the project.

Signed-off-by: 

  [X](aurora) Jake Farrell
  [ ](aurora) Benjamin Hindman
  [ ](aurora) Chris Mattmann
  [X](aurora) Henry Saputra

--------------------
BatchEE

Apache BatchEE is an implementation and a set of extensions of JBatch
specification (aka JSR 352).  The extensions are of course JBatch components
but a little GUI, a JAXRS front and a maven plugin too.

The implementation itself of JBatch is a fork from the IBM implementation
(the Reference Implementation of JSR 352).

BatchEE has been incubating since 2013-10-03.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  - Finish bootstrapping project, IP clearance, initial website
  - Expanding the community and adding new committers
  - 1st release

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

  - No

How has the community developed since the last report?

  - infrastructure (git, nexus, list...) is set up (since few days). We
    start to get some interaction on the list and exchanges on IRC.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - the project has initially forked a project from IBM which was then
    imported on github (waiting our Apache git repository).  It is now in
    Apache git repository.

Date of last release: 

  - we are working on getting everything ready to be able to release

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  - X

Signed-off-by: 

  [X](rmannibucau) Romain Manni-Bucau
  [ ](batchee) FIXME
  [ ](batchee) FIXME

Shepherd notes:

  Suresh Marru (smarru):

    The podling is waiting on website setup. The dev mailing list is not yet
    setup (or atleast not visible in archives), surprisingly the user and
    commit lists have archives, is something amiss?

--------------------

Blur

Blur is a search platform capable of searching massive amounts of data
in a cloud computing environment.

Blur has been incubating since 2012-07-24.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. We are waiting on a Trademark assign document for the Blur name 
     used by Near Infinity to be granted to Apache.  The status of the issue
     is marked as approved but we still haven't received the document to
     obtain the Trademark assignment.
     - https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-34
  2. Another Release
  3. Another Release

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

  No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  We continue to be small but active.
  - Subscriptions: user@ - 51[+13]; dev@ - 60[+14]

How has the project developed since the last report?

  We had our first release!  The majority of effort since then has been
  around bug fixes and few new features for a point release. This should
  happen in the next week.

Date of last release:

  2013-10-09

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2013-08-30

Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](blur) Doug Cutting
  [x](blur) Patrick Hunt
  [x](blur) Tim Williams

Shepherd notes:

  Suresh Marru (smarru):

    * The podling seems to be very healthy and kudos to PPMC for pulling of
      their first release and getting ready for second.
    * A big kudos to couple of mentors for pro-actively engaging. 
    * Blur website does not conform to the branding guidelines and should
      add the incubator logo and disclaimer prominently. Also, should
      include the ASF, security and thanks to sponsor links. 

--------------------
DeviceMap

Apache DeviceMap is a data repository containing device information, images
and other relevant information for all sorts of mobile devices, e.g.
smartphones and tablets. While the focus is initially on that data, APIs
will also be created to use and manage it.

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Make a release - progress is slow but we're getting there, expecting
     our first release around the board meeting.
  2. Review PPMC membership and ask who's staying on board
  3. Graduate

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

  No board/IPMC issues at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  No new committers. Minimal activity on the dev list.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  OpenDDR device data updates have been contributed.

  Extensive testing (hundreds of iterations through full set and various 
  subsets of close to half a million unique user-agent strings) of all 
  versions (java & .Net languages) currently in the repository showed 
  that DeviceMapClient is literally over a 1,000 times faster than 
  any other currently available tool (milliseconds vs microseconds) 
  with a fraction of the code. Accuracy (approaching 98%) can be 
  improved with n-gram tokens in resource data instead of 
  regex patterns.

Date of last release: 

  No release yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Last committer election was May 17th.

Signed-off-by: 

  [X](devicemap) Bertrand Delacretaz
  [ ](devicemap) Kevan Miller
  [ ](devicemap) Andrew Savory

--------------------
Droids

Droids aims to be an intelligent standalone robot framework that allows to
create and extend existing droids (robots).

Droids has been incubating since 2008-10-09.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Activity

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

  None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  No changes to community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  The project has been very quiet / dormant for the past quarter.

Date of last release: 

  2012-10-15

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2012-05-07

Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](droids) Thorsten Scherler
  [x](droids) Richard Frovarp

--------------------
Hadoop Development Tools

Eclipse based tools for developing applications on the Hadoop platform

Hadoop Development Tools has been incubating since 2012-11-09.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. we have to finish the release of version 0.0.1 and to define the build
     environment using Jenkins
  2. we have to define and implement an effective approach to manage the
     "client connections" to multiple clusters.
  3. Build Community

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

  - None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  - hdt-dev has seen around 118 mails during this period

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - We released RC0 for 0.0.1 on the dev mailing list. There were some
    feedback points for the release process/artifacts. HDT-44, was also
    reported for RC0. The issue  have been addressed and we can make a new
    RC sometime soon.
  - Around 8 JIRA were filed during thing period to complete the migration
    of hadoop-eclipse source.

Date of last release:

  - None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 June 2013

Signed-off-by: 

  [X](hadoopdevelopmenttools) Suresh Marru
  [ ](hadoopdevelopmenttools) Chris Mattmann
  [X](hadoopdevelopmenttools) Roman Shaposhnik

--------------------
Knox

Knox Gateway is a system that provides a single point of secure access for
Apache Hadoop clusters.

Knox has been incubating since 2013-02-22.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Expand community to include more diverse committers.
  2. Review and complete all graduation readiness items.

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

  1. None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  1. New PPMC member elected.
  2. Engaging several interested parties in contributing plugins.
  3. Starting to get user questions on user list.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  1. Released 0.3.0 adding support for secure clusters, HBase and Hive.
  2. Resolved 99(+69) of 194(+102) total issues currently in JIRA.
  3. Received name clearance from legal.
  4. Positive discussion about initiating graduation processes. 

Date of last release:

  0.3.0: 2013-10-13

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2013-11-01: Dilli Dorai Arumugam elected as PPMC member.
  2013-07-31: Dilli Dorai Arumugam elected as committer.

Signed-off-by: 

  [X](knox) Owen O'Malley
  [ ](knox) Chris Douglas
  [X](knox) Alan Gates
  [ ](knox) Mahadev Konar
  [ ](knox) Devaraj Das
  [ ](knox) Chris Mattmann
  [X](knox) Tom White

--------------------
Open Climate Workbench

A tool for scalable comparison of remote sensing observations to climate
model outputs, regionally and globally.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Draft graduation resolution
  2. Pick chair
  3. 

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

  None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Community growth has slowed but development work has continued strong. A
  number of people on the project attended the International Conference on
  Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013 and spoke about research that is being
  powered by the Open Climate Workbench.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Quite a bit of development work has continued on the project. Michael
  Joyce pushed out the 0.3-incubating release on the October 11 which
  resolved about 85 issues. Denis Nadeau made a huge contribution to the
  project in the obs4MIPs code base which provides a great deal of utility
  to the project. Cameron Goodale added tests that run the toolkit through
  an entire comparison so users can validate dependency installations and
  get a feel for how to use OCW.

Date of last release: 

  2013-10-11

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2013-06-21

Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](openclimateworkbench) Chris Douglas
  [ ](openclimateworkbench) Nick Kew
  [X](openclimateworkbench) Suresh Marru
  [ ](openclimateworkbench) Chris A. Mattmann

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Ripple

Ripple is a browser based mobile platform development and testing tool.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Fix licensing issues, specifically some of the images.
  2. Build up the community.
  3. Make a release under Apache.

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

  No

How has the community developed since the last report? 

  We are still seeing increased non-committer participation in
  threads, issues, etc.

  However, aside from the odd contribution, most of the recent work
  has been committer based.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Intel has been doing a lot of work on the project (in a fork)- still
  waiting for a possible contribution back into the ASF project.
  http://software.intel.com/en-us/html5/tools

  Continuing Cordova 3.0 work to get to a stable, releasable product.

  The Chrome Extension build target was removed altogether from the project,
  in an effort to simplify and streamline the building/compilation of the
  project into a usable application, and because the project has been
  continually moving towards a [more feature-able] NodeJS backend, capable
  of being run in any Browser.

Date of last release?

  N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  When we were inducted into Apache.

Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](ripple) Jukka Zitting
  [X](ripple) Christian Grobmeier
  [ ](ripple) Andrew Savory

--------------------

Sentry

Sentry is a highly modular system for providing fine grained role based
authorization to both data and metadata stored on an Apache Hadoop cluster.

Sentry has been incubating since 2013-08-08.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Build community and add new committers
  2. Continue to release at regular intervals

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

  None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Community development continues. Sentry was presented to various user
  groups (Hive User Group, New York Hadoop User Group) with great interest.
  Sentry community hosted its first meetup in NYC. Nearly 20 people attended
  the meetup.  There was great interest and lively discussions. 

How has the project developed since the last report?

  A number of new JIRAs have been filed and are being actively worked on. 
  Support for Solr index level authorization is under way.

Date of last release: 

  2013-09-25

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  Last committers and PMC members were elected when the project entered
  incubation.

Signed-off-by: 

  [X](sentry) Arvind Prabhakar
  [ ](sentry) Joe Brockmeier
  [X](sentry) David Nalley
  [ ](sentry) Olivier Lamy
  [X](sentry) Patrick Hunt
  [X](sentry) Thomas White

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Sirona

Apache Sirona is a library around monitoring of Java application.  It aims
to stay simple, easy and efficient.

It will be composed of several modules which are globally a server very
easily extensible (and which will be integrated with other Apache softwares)
and several client modules to collect data and push them to any aggregator
you want (Sirona one or not).

Sirona has been incubating since 2013-10-15.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  - Finish bootstrapping project, IP clearance, initial website
  - Expanding the community and adding new committers
  - 1st release

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

  - no

How has the community developed since the last report?

  - since our lists and IRC channel are set up we have great discussions
    about the future of the project and features we want to take care.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - several committers already pushed features/fixes.

Date of last release: 

  - No - we are still bootstraping the project

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  - we are still bootstraping the project

Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](sirona) Olivier Lamy
  [ ](sirona) Henri Gomez
  [ ](sirona) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
  [ ](sirona) Tammo van Lessen
  [ ](sirona) Mark Struberg

Shepherd notes:

  Roman Shaposhnik (rvs):
  
    Given that it has been less then a month since project entered
    incubation I see that the most immediate needs of having a source code
    repo, JIRA and MLs have been met. Still it would be nice if the
    bootstrapping were to wrap up as quickly as possible. At this point, for
    example, there's no website and no wiki, etc. Those are the tools for
    helping the community growth and it would be very nice to see those
    coming online in a few weeks.

--------------------
Storm

Storm is a distributed, fault-tolerant, and high-performance realtime
computation system that provides strong guarantees on the processing of
data.

Storm has been incubating since 2013-09-18.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Release Storm 0.9.0 with the current github process (the next release, 
     0.9.1 will be under the Apache process -- we have promised our
     community a 0.9.0 release prior to moving to the Apache process).
  2. Finish bootstrapping the project, migrate github issues to JIRA.
  3. Expand the community and adding new committers.

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

  There has been a delay with some of the committers getting user accounts.
  This is an impediment to the bootstrap process.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Several new community members have submitted contributions, but we are 
  largely still bootstrapping the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  We have continued to apply bug fixes necessary for the 0.9.0 release and 
  expect one more release candidate before releasing 0.9.0 and migrating to
  the Apache process. We have adopted aspects of the apache process in 
  anticipation of this.

  Our dev/user mailing lists have been created and we've notified the
  community that those lists should be used instead of the google groups
  list.  We will sunset the google groups list shortly.

Date of last release: 

  - None. We are sill bootstrapping the project.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  - N/A -- We are still bootstrapping the project.

Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](storm) Ted Dunning
  [X](storm) Arvind Prabhakar
  [ ](storm) Devaraj Das
  [ ](storm) Matt Franklin
  [ ](storm) Benjamin Hindman

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Tez

Tez is an effort to develop a generic application framework which can be
used to process arbitrarily complex data-processing tasks and also a
re-usable set of data-processing primitives which can be used by other
projects.

Tez has been incubating since 2013-02-24.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Making a release
  2. Growing the community

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

None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  No new PPMC members or committers added since the last report. We have had
  some interest on the mailing lists both from a user and contributor
  perspective. There have been a few contributions coming in from new
  contributors. We are hoping to grow the community once Tez becomes a more
  mainstream feature in use by Hive and Pig.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Since the first week of August, 2013 (last report), we have had around
  240+ jiras filed and 200+ jiras resolved. There have been multiple
  meetings with folks from the Hive and Pig projects. Folks in the Hive
  community have been working on integrating with Tez for quite some time
  (HIVE-4660 for more details). In the past few months, we have had more
  interactions with the Pig community on using Tez as one of the execution
  engines and there is quite a bit of work being done to integrate with Tez
  (more details on PIG-3446).

Date of last release: 

  None yet, we anticipate making one end of November, 2013.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  At project incubation. No new PPMC members or committers added since the
  last report.

Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](tez) Alan Gates
  [X](tez) Arun Murthy
  [ ](tez) Chris Douglas
  [ ](tez) Chris Mattmann
  [ ](tez) Jakob Homan
  [X](tez) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd notes:

  Owen O'Malley (omalley):

    The project is moving very quickly, but needs to make a release soon.

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Usergrid

Usergrid is an open-source Backend-as-a-Service (“BaaS” or “mBaaS”) composed
of an integrated distributed NoSQL database, application layer and client
tier with SDKs for developers looking to rapidly build web and/or mobile
applications.

Usergrid has been incubating since 2013-10-03.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Learning the Apache Way
  2. Growing a diverse community
  3. Getting project infrastructure and codebase setup at Apache

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

  - None at this time

How has the community developed since the last report?

  - No changes, we are still waiting for our basic infrastructure to be put
    in place (for details see
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6861)

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - This is our first report.

Date of last release: 

  - No releases yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  - When we entered incubation

Signed-off-by: 

  [X](snoopdave) Dave Johnson
  [X](jfarrell) Jake Farrell
  [X](jim) Jim Jagielski
  [x](lewismc) Lewis John Mcgibbney
  [x](lresende) Luciano Resende

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