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Incubator PMC report for September 2014

Timeline

Wed September 03

Podling reports due by end of day

Sun September 07

Shepherd reviews due by end of day

Sun September 07

Summary due by end of day

Tue September 09

Mentor signoff due by end of day

Wed September 10

Report submitted to Board

Wed September 17

Board meeting

Shepherd Assignments

Alan D. Cabrera

Fleece

Andrei Savu

Drill

Andrei Savu

Streams

Dave Fisher

Optiq

John Ament

Argus

John Ament

log4cxx2

Justin Mclean

MRQL

Konstantin Boudnik

Sentry

Matthew Franklin

Kalumet

Raphael Bircher

Storm

Roman Shaposhnik

Brooklyn

Ross Gardler

Wave

Suresh Marru

Falcon

Suresh Marru

REEF

Report content

Incubator PMC report for September 2014

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 32 podlings under incubation this month. No projects are 
currently voting on graduation. The incubator added REEF as a new incubating
project in August. Aurora, Drill, Sentry, Twill, Flink, and Optiq all had 
releases since the last report.

* Community

  New IPMC members:

    No additions

  People who left the IPMC:

    (none)

* New Podlings

  REEF

* Graduations

  The board has motions for the following:

    Apache Storm

* Releases

  The following releases were made since the last Incubator report:

    Apache Aurora 0.5.0-incubating
    Apache Drill 0.4.0-incubating, 1.0.0-m1-incubating
    Apache Sentry 1.4.0-incubating
    Apache Twill 0.3.0-incubating
    Apache Flink 0.6-incubating
    Apache Optiq 0.9.0-incubating
 
* IP Clearance

    Radii8 for Apache Flex
    Apache Sqoop Contribution

* Legal / Trademarks

    Apache OPTIQ wishes to trademark it's name

* Infrastructure

    Nothing to report

* Podlings without mentor sign offs

    None

* Miscellaneous



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

* Still getting started at the Incubator

  REEF

* Not yet ready to graduate

  No release:

    Argus
    Brooklyn
    Fleece
    log4cxx2
    Wave

  Community growth:

    Brooklyn
    Drill
    Falcon
    Fleece
    MRQL
    Optiq
    Sentry
    Wave

* Ready to graduate

  The Board has motions for the following:
    Storm


* Did not report, expected next month

  Streams

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                       Table of Contents
Argus
Brooklyn
Drill
Falcon
Fleece
Kalumet
log4cxx2
MRQL
Optiq
REEF
Sentry
Storm
Streams
Wave

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Argus

The Argus project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage 
comprehensivedata security across the Hadoop platform.

Argus has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

   1. Get all podling committers and mentors on mailing lists - COMPLETED
   2. Publish initial code drop along with a code grant       - COMPLETED
   3. Get approval for name of Argus (PODLINGNAMESEARCH-54)   - IN PROGRESS
   4. Create a project website                                - TO DO

 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?

   * Developers are showing interest in contribution to Apache Argus

 How has the project developed since the last report?

   * Code Grant has been sent to Apache
   * Initial Codebase is uploaded to Apache Argus git repository
   * Review Board for Argus project has been setup for code review process
   * Total of 32 JIRA tickets have been created; out of which 21 of them 
     are RESOLVED.
     - 9 - CLOSED
     - 12 - RESOLVED,
     - 3 - PATCH_AVAILABLE
     - 4 - IN PROGRESS
     - 4 - OPEN


 Date of last release:

   none yet

 When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

   none yet

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](argus) Alan Gates
  [ ](argus) Daniel Gruno
  [ ](argus) Devaraj Das
  [x](argus) Jakob Homan
  [x](argus) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

Argus appears to be brand new.  They don't have a working website yet (was
unclear if there was a pending ticket for it not), though mailing list is 
working and let me subscribe.  They do have a draft board report floating 
around their mailing list, which is a great sign for a brand new podling.


--------------------
Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a framework for modeling, monitoring, and managing applications
through autonomic blueprints.

Brooklyn has been incubating since 2014-05-01.

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

  1. Performing our first release under Apache
  2. Grow the community
  3. More diversity of the committers/PPMC (currently biased towards
     employees of a single organization)

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?

  Our community continues to grow slowly but surely, and has received
  contributions from new community members that are significant and
  highly interesting to our project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  No major changes from the last report; we are well-settled into our
  new home and commits are being made at a regular rate. Preparation for
  our first release continues.

  We neglected to mention in last month's report about the completion of
  a code grant for the "camp-server" component. This is a crucial
  component of Brooklyn, and deserves its place in Brooklyn, rather than
  an external dependency where we would have no control over release
  schedules and bug fixing. So we are grateful to the donor, Cloudsoft,
  for passing this component to Apache Brooklyn.

Date of last release:

  No releases under Apache yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  No change since 2014-07-02.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](brooklyn) Matt Hogstrom
  [ ](brooklyn) Alex Karasulu
  [X](brooklyn) David Nalley
  [ ](brooklyn) Marcel Offermans
  [ ](brooklyn) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
  [ ](brooklyn) Olivier Lamy
  [ ](brooklyn) Chip Childers
  [ ](brooklyn) Andrei Savu
  [X](brooklyn) Joe Brockmeier
  [X](brooklyn) Jim Jagielski

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

(rvs) a very strong community, the only thing missing to make it exemplary 
      would be a release ;-)

--------------------
Drill

Description:

Apache Drill is a distributed system for interactive analysis of 
large-scale datasets that is based on Google's Dremel. Its goal is to 
efficiently process nested data, scale to 10,000 servers or more and to be
able to process petabyes of data and trillions of records in seconds.

Drill has been incubating since 2012-08-11.

In the previous reports, the following were listed as goals before 
graduation

  1. Complete the feature set
  2. Continue to attract new developers/contributors with a variety of
     skills and viewpoints
  3. Continue the outreach activities to build the early user community for
     the technology

These have been achieved and the podling has made several releases with no
more than minor issues that were related to changing requirements for 
notices in incubator projects. The next release (0.5) is currently being 
voted on.  Subsequent to that, the podling is likely to vote to request the
board to graduate Drill to TLP status.

Issues to Call to Attention of PMC or ASF Board:

  None

How community has developed since last report:

  Community awareness and outreach were strengthened in multiple forums as
  below

  8/7/14  Big Data Analytics Melbourne         MC Srivas
  8/13/14 Chicago HUG        Chicago           Jim Scott
  8/20/14 Pittsburgh HUG     Pittsburgh        Andy Pernsteiner
  8/21/14 Heartland Big Data Omaha, NE         Neeraja Rentachintala
  8/26/14 Data Mining        San Francisco, CA Tomer Shiran

  Mailing list discussions:

  Activity summary for the user mailing list:

    http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-drill-user/

    * June 2014: 79
    * July 2014, 12
    * August 2014, 63

  Activity summary for the dev mailing list:

    http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-drill-dev/

    * June 2014, 374
    * July 2014, 294
    * August 2014, 247

  For details of code commits, see
  https://github.com/apache/incubator-drill/graphs/commit-activity (about
  400 commits in the past 3 months)

  31 contributors have participated in GitHUB code activity; there have 
  been 152 forks.

  Community Interactions

  Monthly Drill hangout continues, conducted remotely through Google 
  hangouts Tuesday mornings 10am Pacific Time to keep core developers in 
  contact in realtime despite geographical separation.

  Community stays in touch through @ApacheDrill Twitter ID, and by postings
  on various blogs including Apache Drill User http://drill-user.org/ which
  has had several updates and through international presentations at
  conferences.

  Articles

  Examples of articles or reports on Apache Drill since last report 
  include:

  * Self Service Data Exploration is Here by Neeraja Rentachintala

  Social Networking

  @ApacheDrill Twitter entity is active and has grown substantially by 20%,
  to 1057 followers.

How project has developed since last report

  Web-site clean slate revamp

  Significant progress has been made in performance and stability

  New functionality has been added to the product including reading and 
  writing complex types in Parquet, as well as using hadoop 2 API for 
  Parquet

  Nearly ~450 bugs filed and ~550 bugs resolved

  New docs have been published on Drill wiki ( Develop Custom Functions,
  Querying HBase Tables, Querying Complex Data)

  Started monthly releases. 0.4 release at end of July.
  Announcement: http://s.apache.org/t0a

  0.5 release currently up for vote.

Signed-off-by:

  [x](drill) Ted Dunning
  [x](drill) Grant Ingersoll
  [ ](drill) Isabel Drost-Fromm
  [X](drill) Sebastian Schelter

Shepherd/Mentor notes:


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Falcon
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data 
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and 
its associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

  1. Continue to build community

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?
* Three more committers were invited and they have accepted to join the 
  project
* More users & contributors have joined the falcon project and the 
  community continues to grow

How has the project developed since the last report?
* Development activity has been very hectic more than 200 JIRAs have been 
  created and about 120 of them resolved since the last report
* There are more than 100 users subscribed on the dev mailing list
* We have formaulated bi weekly sync up to coordinate with developers and 
  contributors across the world
* 0.5-incubating release has been withdrawn due to LICENSE & NOTICE issues 
  and same is intended to be prepared for vote shortly and will be released 
  in Sep 2014.

Date of last release:

  2014-02-03 (0.4-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
  Aug 28, 2014

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](falcon) Arun Murthy
  [X](falcon) Chris Douglas
  [ ](falcon) Owen O'Malley
  [ ](falcon) Devaraj Das
  [X](falcon) Alan Gates


Shepherd notes:


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Fleece (currently renaming to Johnzon)

Implementation of JSR 353: JavaTM API for JSON Processing.

Fleece/Johnzon has been incubating since 2014-06-09.

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

  1. Rename the project due to naming conflicts with "Fleece".
     New approved name is "Johnzon". Waiting for INFRA-8269.
  2. Expanding the community, increase dev list activity and adding
     new committers.
  3. Publish first incubator release.

  The Fleece project status page at http://s.apache.org/0m
  needs updating but that would be pending on #1 due to many items on
  the statuspage need to be re-visited once #1 is settled.
  Clutch needs also an update.

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

  * N/A

How has the community developed since the last report?

  * Voted in one new committer.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Some minor fixes and improvements.

Date of last release:

  * No releases as of yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  * New committer Hendrik Saly (salyh) on 2014-08-23


Signed-off-by:

  [X](fleece) Justin Mclean
  [ ](fleece) Christian Grobmeier
  [ ](fleece) Daniel Kulp

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



--------------------
Kalumet

Kalumet a complete environment manager and deployer including J2EE
environments (application servers, applications, etc), softwares, and
resources.

Kalumet has been incubating since 2011-09-20.

Community Developement:
Apache Kalumet 0.6-incubating version has been released.
However, due to some misunderstanding, the release vote has not been
completed by 3 IPMC.  Especially, some legal files issues have been raised.
We are preparing a 0.6.1-incubating release to fix the legal files and
submit to IPMC vote.  We are in the way of promoting the documentation
on the website.

Project Development:
We are preparing the 0.6.1-incubating (plan for September, 20) to fix the
legal files issues raised on 0.6-incubating release and have a complete
IPMC vote.
We are preparing the 0.7-incubating release with the development changes.

Local branches have been created containing:
- new model and REST API
- new webconsole (remove of Echo framework)
These local branches will be merged on the 0.7-incubating branch (master).

Before Graduation:
   - The documentation has been updated and aligned with the 0.6-incubating
   release. The documentation will be promoted on the website and "linked"
   in announcement e-mails as soon as the 0.6.1-incubating release has
   been voted.
   - The 0.7-incubating release will fix the graduation issue, especially
   in term of license (removal of Echo2 framework for the UI).

Post Graduation:
  - Kalumet scripts. It's the extension of the "software" concept
  globally to all Kalumet resources. It will allow users to create custom
  deployment/update plan, with a set of fine-grained steps.

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

None so far.

Date of last release:

  2013-11-22

Date of next release:

  2014-08-24

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  None
Signed-off-by:

  [X](kalumet) Jim Jagielski
  [ ](kalumet) Henri Gomez
  [X](kalumet) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
  [X](kalumet) Olivier Lamy

--------------------
log4cxx2

Logging for C++

log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.

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

  1. We need to release 0.11.0 as maintenance release.
  2. We probably need to decide what's an acceptable platform/compiler 
     list, sort out any remaining hiccups, and then move towards a release.
  3. We need to make a broader use of the ASF infrastructure
     (notably the CI, as well as improved management of the Jira
     site - notably with triaging), and establish a roadmap for
     the next releases.

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

  N/A

How has the community developed since the last report?

  No changes in team.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Mails suggest that there's work going on in the background by some 
  committers especially regarding the build process, but there hasn't been 
  any notable commit in the last weeks. The current trunk now fixes most of
  the important outstanding bugs and we are actively supporting the 
  project. Some minor changes have been applied for the website.

Date of last release:

  2008-04-03 was the official, pre-incubation 0.10.0

  Many post-0.10.0 commits exist on trunk which we intend to get out as 
  0.11.x.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  N/A

Signed-off-by:

  [X](log4cxx2) Christian Grobmeier
  [ ](log4cxx2) Scott Deboy

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

log4cxx is still getting started.  While activity is happening, they need 
to get their first release out the door to be successful and start to get 
interest.

--------------------
MRQL

MRQL is a query processing and optimization system for large-scale,
distributed data analysis, built on top of Apache Hadoop, Hama, Spark, and 
Flink.

MRQL has been incubating since 2013-03-13.

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

  1. increase the number of active committers
  2. increase adoption, expand user community, and increase user list 
     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?

We have released our second release under Apache incubation. After we
added Apache Flink as an evaluation backend for MRQL, there was an
interest by the Flink community in our project, which may result in
collaboration between the projects and may expand our user community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

We have added support for Apache Flink. Now users can run MRQL queries
on a Yarn cluster using 4 different backends (Hadoop map-reduce, Hama,
Spark, and Flink), without having to change their queries.

Date of last release:

  2014-06-26

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2014-04-17

Signed-off-by:

  [X](mrql) Alan Cabrera
  [ ](mrql) Anthony Elder
  [ ](mrql) Alex Karasulu
  [ ](mrql) Mohammad Nour El-Din

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

jmclean: Mentors active and project healthy. Project has discussed 
         graduation but feels it needs more active committers.

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Optiq

Optiq is a highly customizable engine for parsing and planning
queries on data in a wide variety of formats. It allows database-like
access, and in particular a SQL interface and advanced query
optimization, for data not residing in a traditional database.

Optiq has been incubating since 2014-05-19.

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

 1. Migrate fully to Apache infrastructure (next: nightly builds).

 2. Re-organize code into org.apache.optiq namespace.

 3. Improve web site.

 4. Build an ASF 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?

 We are planning our first hackathon.

 There have been community discussions about the goals for a future
 1.0 release, in particular whether the project should be reorganized
 to allow projects to use the optimizer core without using SQL parser
 and code-generation facilities.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Adopting Apache infrastructure:

  * First release approved by PPMC and Incubator PMC
  * Web site

 We will push our and announce the release shortly.

 Apache infrastructure is extremely frustrating. The release has
 taken a lot longer than it should have because it frequently makes
 this newbie feel like an idiot. Questions are answered promptly but
 it is difficult to know what questions to ask.

Date of last release:

 2014-08-25

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2014-07-15

Signed-off-by:

  [X](optiq) Ted Dunning
  [X](optiq) Alan Gates
  [X](optiq) Steven Noels

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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REEF

REEF (Retainable Evaluator Execution Framework) is a scale-out computing
fabric that eases the development of Big Data applications on top of 
resource managers such as Apache YARN and Mesos.

REEF has been incubating since 2014-08-12.

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

  1. Set up the basic infrastructure: git repository, mailing lists 
    (INFRA-8190)
  2. Publish initial code drop along with a code grant
  3. Get approval for name of REEF (PODLINGNAMESEARCH-55)
  4. Update the existing project web site

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?

  * All committers have filed ICLAs.
  * JIRA created
  * Status page created

How has the project developed since the last report?

  This is the first report.

Date of last release:

  None yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  None yet.

Signed-off-by:

  [X](reef) Chris Douglas
  [X](reef) Chris Mattmann
  [ ](reef) Ross Gardler
  [X](reef) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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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. Continue to grow the Sentry community
  2. Initiate graduation discussion with community and address any 
     potential concerns raised
  3. Update project status page, website etc.

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?

  The community is growing. A number of new members have started actively 
  contributing to the project. New contributors made a significant 
  contribution in patches as well as release activity. Two of contributors 
  are elected to become new committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  The project did its 3rd release from incubation. Thanks to lot of hard 
  work and initiative from the release manager Tuong Truong, Sravya 
  Tirukkovalur as his mentor and contributions from other community 
  members, version 1.4 was released on 18th August. Several new features 
  and patches are being actively worked on the master branch.

Date of last release:
  2014-08-19

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  Arun Suresh and Tuong Truong have been added as a committer as announced 
  on 9/1/2014. No new PPMC members have been added since the project has 
  entered the incubator.

Signed-off-by:
[X](sentry) Arvind Prabhakar
[X](sentry) Joe Brockmeier
[X](sentry) David Nalley
[ ](sentry) Olivier Lamy
[X](sentry) Patrick Hunt
[ ](sentry) Thomas White

Shepherd/Mentor notes:
  dev@ list is active, although the amount of traffic was quite lower this 
  month, compare to the past periods.  Mentors are visible (IPMC report 
  discussion)



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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:

  N/A - Storm is ready to graduate.

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

  Both the Storm PPMC and the IPMC have voted to graduate. The graduation
  resolution has been sent to the board for approval.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  The Storm community continues to grow, and the mailing lists are quite
  active. We have added 3 additional committers/PPMC members.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  We have issued one release and are preparing for the next release.

Date of last release:

  2014-06-24

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2014-08-26

Signed-off-by:

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Wave

A wave is a hosted, live, concurrent data structure for rich communication. 
It can be used like email, chat, or a document.

Wave has been incubating since 2010-12-04.

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

  1. Make a release.
  2. Grow community.
  3. Develop new feature/fix bugs.

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?

A new committer joined us. There has been increased activity from existing 
members, and we have started receiving patches from a new developer.


How has the project developed since the last report?

Work has continued on generating our first release. We are now testing out 
RC6 - after RC5 failed due to a couple of missing licenses, and a bug in 
the MongoDB implementation.  In the mean time, development work on the main 
branch has added profiling support, JDK 7 support, Solr as a search backend, 
and various bugfixes.



Date of last release:

  No release yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
July 2014 - Andrew Kaplanov


Signed-off-by:

  [X](wave) Christian Grobmeier
  [ ](wave) Upayavira

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

September2014 (last edited 2014-09-11 08:48:45 by RomanShaposhnik)