/!\ FINAL /!\

Incubator PMC report for April 2017

Timeline

Wed April 05

Podling reports due by end of day

Sun April 09

Shepherd reviews due by end of day

Sun April 09

Summary due by end of day

Tue April 11

Mentor signoff due by end of day

Wed April 12

Report submitted to Board

Wed April 19

Board meeting

Shepherd Assignments

Drew Farris

Milagro

Drew Farris

SensSoft

John Ament

Annotator

John Ament

HAWQ

Justin Mclean

MXNet

P. Taylor Goetz

Rya

P. Taylor Goetz

Traffic Control

P. Taylor Goetz

Weex

Timothy Chen

DataFu

Timothy Chen

MADlib

Timothy Chen

Metron

[none]

Airflow

[none]

BatchEE

[none]

FreeMarker

[none]

Gobblin

[none]

Gossip

[none]

Griffin

[none]

HORN

[none]

Juneau

[none]

Mynewt

[none]

NetBeans

[none]

ODF Toolkit

[none]

Pony Mail

[none]

Ratis

[none]

RocketMQ

[none]

Sirona

Report content

Incubator PMC report for April 2017

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 presently 64 podlings incubating.  We have had 1 IPMC member resign.  There were a total of 16 releases during this period.

* Community

  New IPMC members:

  - None

  People who left the IPMC:

  - Gianugo Rabellino

* New Podlings

  - None

* Podlings that failed to report, expected next month

  - BatchEE
  - HORN
  - MXNet
  - Sirona

* Graduations

  The board has motions for the following:

  - Fineract
  - Metron
  - CarbonData

  Already Graduated

  - Log4cxx2 (as a subproject to Logging)

* Releases

  The following releases entered distribution during the month of
  March:

  - 2017-03-03 Apache SystemML 0.13.0
  - 2017-03-07 Apache TrafficControl 1.8.0
  - 2017-03-10 Apache MADLib 1.10.0
  - 2017-03-10 Apache DataFu 1.3.2
  - 2017-03-13 Apache Mnemonic 0.5.0
  - 2017-03-16 Apache Metron 0.3.1
  - 2017-03-16 Apache Tephra 0.11.0
  - 2017-03-17 Apache Atlas 0.8.0
  - 2017-03-19 Apache Airflow 1.8.0
  - 2017-03-19 Apache Streams 0.5
  - 2017-03-20 Apache Edgent 1.1.0
  - 2017-03-21 Apache Mynewt 1.0.0
  - 2017-03-23 Apache Slider 0.92.0
  - 2017-03-25 Apache Freemarker 2.3.26
  - 2017-03-25 Apache Quickstep 0.1.0
  - 2017-03-30 Apache Toree 0.1.0

* Legal / Trademarks

  - A new incubator logo has been selected.  We plan to roll out to podlings
    starting in April.

* Miscellaneous

  - We've begun the process to reflect usage of the roster tool in podling
    processes.

* Credits

  - Report Manager: John D. Ament, Marvin Humphrey

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                       Table of Contents
Airflow
Annotator
DataFu
FreeMarker
Gobblin
Gossip
Griffin
HAWQ
Juneau
MADlib
Metron
Milagro
Mynewt
NetBeans
ODF Toolkit
Pony Mail
Ratis
RocketMQ
Rya
SensSoft
Traffic Control
Weex

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Airflow

Airflow is a workflow automation and scheduling system that can be used to
author and manage data pipelines.

Airflow has been incubating since 2016-03-31.

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

  1. We are working on our second apache release 1.8.1 to get more experience
     with the process
  2.
  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?

  1. We had our first official release. 1.8.0 on March 19th 2017.
  2. We elected 1 new PPMC Member/Committer: Alex Guziel (a.k.a saguziel)
  3. Since our last podling report 3 months ago (i.e. between Jan 1 and Mar
     31, inclusive), we grew our contributors from 224 to 256
  4. Since our last podling report 3 months ago (i.e. between Jan 1 and Mar
     31, inclusive), we resolved 216 pull requests (currently at 1479 closed
     PRs)
  5. Three meet-ups, one in San Francisco, CA hosted by Clover Health, one in
     New York, NY hosted by Blue Apron and one in San Jose, CA hosted by PayPal
     were held by the community.
  6. Since being accepted into the incubator, the number of companies
     officially using Apache Airflow has risen from 30 to 83.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  1. As noted above, 216 pull requests were merged since our last report
     (i.e. between Jan 1 and Mar 31, inclusive).

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [X] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

  The Airflow community continues to grow, and we have successfully created
  our first Apache release. We want to continue on this momentum and create
  another release to solidify our  process and tools around it, but we feel
  we are nearing graduation. We are open to feedback and guidance to make
  sure we can do so.

Date of last release:

  2017-03-19

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  As mentioned on
  https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/AIRFLOW/Announcements#Announcements-Mar14,2017
  Alex Guziel joined the Apache Airflow PPMC/Committer group.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](airflow) Chris Nauroth
     Comments:
  [x](airflow) Hitesh Shah
     Comments:
  [x](airflow) Jakob Homan
     Comments:

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Annotator

Annotator provides annotation enabling code for browsers, servers, and humans.

Annotator has been incubating since 2016-08-30.

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

  1. Developer/community engagement/growth
  2. Research and planning
  3. Shipping a "promising demo"

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?

  Minimal mailing list activity. Little from new people. It seems (mostly)
  that folks are waiting on "someone to code something" before they state
  opinions, get involved, etc. We've used the wiki a bit--in hopes of getting
  feedback/input, but since mailing list folks can't edit/comment by default
  there's been lag/disinterest caused by that hurdle being particularly high.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  The two most active developers (randall & bigbluehat) have a plan (on the
  wiki) which they hope to deliver code for before May. There are two events
  in May (I Annotate and ApacheCon) which we hope to demo/present at to
  increase awareness/interest/contribution.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [x] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  We've not added any new committers since the beginning. We're still waiting
  on all the initial committers to join the list and/or participate.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](annotator) Nick Kew
     Comments:
  [ ](annotator) Brian McCallister
     Comments:
  [ ](annotator) Daniel Gruno
     Comments:
  [X](annotator) Jim Jagielski
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  johndament: The podling is about 9 months old, no releases, no new committers.
              Low mailing list activity.  Without starting any growth, I'm not
              sure they'll be able to survive.

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DataFu

DataFu provides a collection of Hadoop MapReduce jobs and functions in higher
level languages based on it to perform data analysis. It provides functions
for common statistics tasks (e.g. quantiles, sampling), PageRank, stream
sessionization, and set and bag operations. DataFu also provides Hadoop jobs
for incremental data processing in MapReduce.

DataFu has been incubating since 2014-01-05.

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

  1. Complete maturity evaluation checklist
  2. Draft graduation resolution
  3. Continue releases

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

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Version 1.3.2 was released.  This addressed an issue with released
  convenience binaries not including LICENSE, NOTICE, and DISCLAIMER
  in META-INF of JARs.  This was considered an important item to
  tackle before graduation.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [x] Initial setup
  [x] Working towards first release (released 1.3.0, 1.3.1, and 1.3.2)
  [x] Community building (4 committers added since incubuation, 24
      contributors in total)
  [x] Nearing graduation (maturity evaluation is nearly complete)
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-03-10

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  July 2016 (Eyal Allweil)

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](datafu) Ashutosh Chauhan
     Comments:
  [x](datafu) Roman Shaposhnik
     Comments: I believe the podling is ready for graduation
  [ ](datafu) Ted Dunning
     Comments:

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FreeMarker

FreeMarker is a template engine, i.e. a generic tool to generate text output
based on templates. FreeMarker is implemented in Java as a class library for
programmers.

FreeMarker produces releases from its current stable branch since 2004 (and
is started in 1999).

FreeMarker has been incubating since 2015-07-01.


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

  The project is constantly exploring new ways to "convert" active
  users into committers, since we have a very large user base and a
  rather small group of committers. This was actually expected, given
  the age (and topic) of the project. While the FreeMarker 3 line,
  which was started quite recently, will be much more appealing for
  contributors, development on that direction will certainly take a
  long time. In other respects the project is mature and ready for
  graduation.

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

  We are eager to graduate but we were hoping to increase the number
  of active contributors more before the graduation. However, since
  the community is slowly growing and we have completed all the
  Incubation tasks, we are now more inclined to discuss the graduation
  and then proceed as a top level project. One of the practical
  problems with being stuck in the Incubator is that many users stick
  to the last non-incubating release as that has no "-incubating" in
  the Maven coordinates, missing out on fixes and features done in the
  recent two years. We brought up the issue with the Maven coordinate
  on general@incubator.apache.org (saying that because our Maven
  coordinate doesn't contain "apache", "incubating" is meaningless
  there), but there was no consensus.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  We have welcomed a new committer (non-PMC), Woonsan Ko.

  A few new people has shown up to help out with our Twitter channel
  (such as making a new logo for it, and helping to make it more
  active), and to work on modernizing our build scripts.

  The starting of the FreeMarker 3 branch has generated more technical
  discussions than usual.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  We have created a Project Maturity Model page at
  https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FREEMARKER/Apache+Freemarker+Project+Maturity+Model

  We have started the FreeMarker 3 branch, whose goal is to get rid of
  backward compatibility burden that holds back the project quite much
  at this point, and doesn't allow us to fully capitalize on the
  experiences of the last 15 years. In our current situation it's also
  very important that the new branch, as it advances, will be
  technically far more appealing than the legacy branch for
  contributors. Also, the new branch uses org.apache packages and
  Maven coordinates (which FreeMarker 2 can't do).

  We have received a bigger contribution from Kenshoo, the source code
  of an online template evaluator service, which we plan to use on our
  home page, helping users to try and learn the template language.

  We have released a new micro version (2017-03-25, 2.3.26), focuses
  on fixes and smaller improvements. This is the third stable release
  issued during the incubation.

  We have added a How-To page for committers
  (http://freemarker.org/committer-howto.html), which gives detailed
  instructions on making releases, handling pull requests, updating
  the project home page, and more.

  We have worked some on our Twitter channel, such as we have a new
  logo and some posts.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [X] Community building
  [X] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

  Comment: The project is mature and ready for graduation, unless the problem
  with the number of active committers is considered as a blocker.

Date of last release:

  2017-03-25

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  2017-02-13 Woonsan Ko, committer (non-PMC)

Signed-off-by:

  [X](freemarker) Jacopo Cappellato
     Comments:
  [ ](freemarker) Jean-Frederic Clere
     Comments:
  [X](freemarker) David E. Jones
     Comments:
  [X](freemarker) Ralph Goers
     Comments:
  [X](freemarker) Sergio Fernández
     Comments:

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Gobblin

Gobblin is a distributed data integration framework that simplifies common
aspects of big data integration such as data ingestion, replication,
organization and lifecycle management for both streaming and batch data
ecosystems.

Gobblin has been incubating since 2017-02-23.

Few first steps has been made:

* mailing list setup
* jira setup
* few Apache account creation for new committers.

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

  1. Code import. Still need agreement from LinkedIn/Microsoft

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 very first steps of the project

How has the project developed since the last report?

  First report :-)

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [X] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  N/A

Signed-off-by:

  [X](gobblin) Olivier Lamy
     Comments:
  [X](gobblin) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
     Comments:
  [X](gobblin) Jim Jagielski
     Comments:

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Gossip

Gossip is an implementation of the Gossip Protocol.

Gossip has been incubating since 2016-04-28.

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

  1. A project leveraging Apache Gossip such as
     https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IGNITE-4837
  2. Two additional active committers to handle management tasks like code
     review
  3. Continued releases

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

  Two students are submitting proposals for Google Summer of Code. Both have
  already contributed features which were committed to the project. We are
  hopefully they both proposals will be accepted.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  The mailing list has been active with several people who were drawn to the
  project by GSOC 17 labels placed on our tickets. Two of them have
  contributed features that have been committed, and a third person (who will
  not be doing GSOC) has asked to be assigned a ticket. Our last release had
  roughly 5 different contributors, The mailing list is fairly active as we
  review GSOC proposals. We have more than 50 stars on github which shows
  that visibility is making a steady climb.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  A release 0.1.1 was completed right before our last report. We made an
  aggressive list of features for 0.1.2. We de-prioritized some of the items,
  but we completed far more than we expected. We had improvements in
  performance, testing, and features. CRDT support seemed to be the biggest
  'splash' feature.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?

  I am happy with the continued feature development and code/test
  improvement. We are attracting interest of some new developers who seem
  likely to stay involved and potentially be committers in the future. While
  the majority of management and reviews is done by a few, others are
  beginning to help with tasks like code reviews. As pointed out in the "move
  towards graduation" section, having a couple other highly active
  reviewers/committers would be a positive next step.

Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [x] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-04-02 (April 02)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Chandresh Pancholi added as a committer in February 2017

Signed-off-by:

  [x](gossip) P. Taylor Goetz
     Comments:
        Gossip is slowly but steadily growing its community. The GSOC
        participation was a great step in that regard.
  [x](gossip) Josh Elser
     Comments:
        The podling is still working to attract new members, but those
        involved so far are doing well.
  [x](gossip) Drew Farris
     Comments:
        It is great to see the interest driven by GSOC participation. 
        Kudos to the team for engaging with GSOC.

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Griffin

Griffin is a open source Data Quality solution for distributed data systems at
any scale in both streaming or batch data context

Griffin has been incubating since 2016-12-05.

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

  1.Setup website, wiki, plan, milestone.
  2.Make the first release.
  3.Grow the 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?

    Two new contributors on-boarded, several developers had contacted us for
    plan, milestones, status and use cases.

How has the project developed since the last report?
  - Active development started in the community. 24 commits in last month.
  - The project setup is going quite well. Initial committers are onboarding,
    JIRA, Website, mailing list were successfully done.
  - Work toward next gen version (general enough) is progressing
    substantially.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [X] Initial setup
  [X] Working towards first release
  [X] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  - Initial set of committers / PPMC.

Signed-off-by:

  [X](griffin) Henry Saputra
     Comments:
  [ ](griffin) Kasper Sørensen
     Comments:
  [ ](griffin) Uma Maheswara Rao Gangumalla
     Comments:
  [ ](griffin) Luciano Resende
     Comments:

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HAWQ

Apache HAWQ is a Hadoop native SQL query engine that combines the key
technological advantages of MPP database with the scalability and convenience
of Hadoop. HAWQ reads data from and writes data to HDFS natively.  HAWQ
delivers industry-leading performance and linear scalability. It provides
users the tools to confidently and successfully interact with petabyte range
data sets. HAWQ provides users with a complete, standards compliant SQL
interface.

HAWQ has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

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

  1. Continue to improve the project's release cadence. To this end we
     plan on expanding automation services to support increased
     developer participation.

  2. Continue to expand the community, by adding new contributors and
     focusing on making sure that there's a much more robust level of
     conversations and discussions happening around roadmaps and
     feature development on the public dev mailing list.

  3. Expand release artifacts to include the delivery of binary
     artifacts. We expect the project to significantly refine the
     binary release process in several key areas.

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

  1. Nothing urgent at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  1. Two Meetups took place in Beijing, China:

     * HAWQ Meetup (January 12, 2017)

       - HAWQ2.X New Features - Yanqing Wen, Pivotal HAWQ Senior
         Engineer
       - HAWQ Elasticity - Huan Zhang, Pivotal HAWQ Senior Engineer
       - Data Lake and HAWQ Integration - Wenbin Lu, EMC Big Data
         Senior Engineer

     * HAWQ Meetup (March 23, 2017)

       - Apache HAWQ Exploration Step by Step - Configuration, Build,
         Deployment and Debug by Xiang Sheng, Pivotal Software
         Engineer
       - Transaction Management in Apache HAWQ by Ming Li, Pivotal
         Senior Software Engineer
       - Max Compute - A SQL engine based on Apache HAWQ by Chen Xia,
         Database Expert in Alibaba Cloud

  2. A significant push by the dev community has been made to review
     and merge the project's Pull Requests (PR). As of March 30, 2017,
     eight of the nine open PRs have been opened in the last ten
     days. The PR opened on Sep 2016 is targeted to be merged after
     the Apache 2.2.0.0 release.

  3. Community contribution highlight(s):

     * Leveraging the extensible PXF design, a JDBC PXF plugin
       was contributed by Devin Jia (github id: jiadexin). This
       contribution came from the community and not from the
       company which originally donated HAWQ to the ASF.

  4. Recent porting efforts:

     - Persistent Systems Engineers are actively engaging the dev
       community on their HAWQ porting efforts to RHEL 7.1 on S390
       platform.

     - Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) porting notes have been
       published on dev list.

  5. Ruilong Huo has volunteered to be the Release Manager (RM) for
     the upcoming 2.2.0.0 release

How has the project developed since the last report?

  1. Apache HAWQ 2.1.0.0 (source code only) has been released.

  2. Apache HAWQ 2.2.0.0 release proposed (source code and first
     binary release).  This is the 3rd release as an incubating
     project. The binaries will be Hadoop vendor agnostic providing
     support for the Apache Bigtop 1.2.0 distribution.

     Release page:

       https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/HAWQ/Apache+HAWQ+2.2.0.0-incubating+Release

     Release hightlights:

       * CentOS 7.x Support
       * Ranger Integration
       * PXF ORC Profile
       * Bug Fixes

  3. Paul Guo (paulguo@gmail.com - committer and recent HAWQ PPMC
     member) is publishing (to dev email list) a regular HAWQ Graduation
     update for the project.

     * HAWQ graduation update (January, 17, 2017)
       https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/cd37e2b48d4bbc9fe4a9cea47f8247a2a614fa9643171937db9568ed@%3Cdev.hawq.apache.org%3E

     * Apache HAWQ graduation update (Mar 1st, 2017)
       https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/3a1e454f8c706dd71b1690c3ae74a157ef42eefde2185c780e2a57a2@%3Cdev.hawq.apache.org%3E

  4. The Apache HAWQ website has been updated:
     * Provide clearer (more user-friendly) home page with good
       access to downloadable release artifacts.
     * The Apache HAWQ doc set is opened sourced and accessible
       from website's nav bar.

  5. Significant updates to the Apache HAWQ wiki:

     * Add more community activities and recorded videos:
       https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/HAWQ/Community

     * Add design documents for certain components:
       https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/HAWQ/Tech+Documents

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [X] Community building
  [X] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-02-28

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  Podling committers (3) added:
    Lisa Owen: January 31, 2017
    Jane Beckman: February 1, 2017
    Kyle Dunn: March 2, 2017

  PPMC member (1) added:
    Paul Guo: March 10, 2017

Signed-off-by:

 [X](hawq) Alan Gates
           Comments:
 [X](hawq) Konstantin Boudnik
           Comments:
 [ ](hawq) Justin Erenkrantz
           Comments:
 [ ](hawq) Thejas Nair
           Comments:
 [x](hawq) Roman Shaposhnik
           Comments:
             Podling seems to be a few months away from fulfilling all of the
             graduation requirements.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  johndament: The podling is extremely active, I'm not sure there's anything
              left blocking them from graduation.

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HORN

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  johndament:  No email activity on the list in 3 months, 
  ptgoetz: Indeed, the lack of public/private list activity
           despite prodding from mentors/IPMC is disconcerting.
           It might be time to discuss retirement.

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Juneau

Apache Juneau is a toolkit for marshalling POJOs to a wide variety of content
types using a common framework, and for creating sophisticated self-
documenting REST interfaces and microservices using VERY little code.

Juneau has been incubating since 2016-06-24.

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

  1. Build up community with non-IBM and non-Salesforce contributors.
  2. Solicit user feedback/usage
  3. Grow awareness of the project

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 Juneau community has teamed with the Streams community to
  replace Jackson (and other libraries) in Apache Streams.
  Ongoing collaboration is going on between the teams.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  6.0.1 minor release delivered on Jan 3, 2017.
  6.1.0 major release delivered on Feb 25, 2017.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [X] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-02-25

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  - Initial committers only.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](juneau) Craig Russell
     Comments:
  [ ](juneau) Jochen Wiedmann
     Comments:
  [X](juneau) John D. Ament
     Comments:
       The podling's struggling a bit with community growth.  The Streams
       podling has recently begun leveraging Juneau for serialization, so I'm
       hopeful to see more interaction.

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MADlib

Big Data Machine Learning in SQL for Data Scientists.

MADlib has been incubating since 2015-09-15.

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

  1. Continue to produce regular Apache (incubating) releases.
  2. Continue to execute and manage the project according to governance model
     of the "Apache Way".
  3. Continue to build community.

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

  1. The next release v1.11 will be the 5th as an incubating project.  We
     believe this release will meet all requirements for a clean ASF release,
     based on listening to guidance from the IPMC over the previous releases.
     After that, the community would ideally like to move towards top level
     status.
  2. The licensing issues have been resolved.  Should anyone want to review,
     we have summarized the issue and resolution with relevant links on the
     MADlib wiki at
     https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MADLIB/ASF+Licensing+Guidance

How has the community developed since the last report?

  1. Some related events in Q1 2017:
     * Feb 4, 2017 - Presentation at FOSDEM’17 Graph devroom.  Topic:  Graph
       Analytics on Massively Parallel Processing Databases (Frank McQuillan)
     * Feb 2, 2017 - Greenplum meetup in SF.  Topic:  Machine Learning and
       Cyber Security with Greenplum and Apache MADlib (Anirudh Kondaveeti,
       Frank McQuillan)
     * Mar 23, 2017 - MADlib community call.  Topic:  New Features in Apache
       MADlib 1.10 (Frank McQuillan)
  2. See material technical conversations on user/dev mailing lists and in
     the appropriate JIRAs and pull requests.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  1. Build infra set up on Apache infra
     https://builds.apache.org/job/madlib-master-build/
  2. Docker image with necessary dependencies required to compile and test
     MADlib on PostgreSQL 9.6
     https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MADLIB/Quick+Start+Guide+for+Developers#QuickStartGuideforDevelopers-Dock
  3. Active work in progress for 5th ASF release MADlib v1.11 scheduled for
     Apr 2017.  Features include: PageRank, connected components, stratified
     sampling, improvements to decision tree & random forest, array & sparse
     vector output for pivot
  4. Mailing list activity in Q1 to date:  274 postings to dev, 111 postings
     to user.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [X] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  MADlib v1.10 on 3/10/17.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected:

  Orhan Kislal on 9/7/16 and Nandish Jayaram on 9/7/16.

Signed-off-by:

  [X](madlib) Konstantin Boudnik
     Comments:
  [ ](madlib) Ted Dunning
     Comments:
  [x](madlib) Roman Shaposhnik
     Comments: we hope to submit a TLP resolution next month

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Metron

Metron is a project dedicated to providing an extensible and scalable advanced
network security analytics tool. It has strong foundations in the Apache
Hadoop ecosystem.

Metron has been incubating since 2015-12-06.

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

  1. All issues have been addressed.
  2. Community graduation discussion and vote have been initiated and passed
  3. Incubator graduation discussion and vote have been initiated and passed

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

  NA

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Most of the community and IPMC will transition to the Metron PMC once we
  establish it.  Two of our Mentors chose to stay on with the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  We produced a 0.3.1 build

  The project is in the process of graduating into a TLP

How would you assess the podling's maturity?

  I think our community is very mature and we will make a great Apache TLP
  project

Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [x] Initial setup
  [x] Working towards first release
  [x] Community building
  [x] Nearing graduation
  [x] Other: graduation vote passed

Date of last release:

  2017-03-17

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

Two committers were voted in on 3/15.

Signed-off-by:

  [x](metron) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:
  [ ](metron) Chris Mattmann
     Comments:
  [ ](metron) Owen O'Malley
     Comments:
  [x](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
     Comments:
         Metron is ready to graduate and a resolution has been submitted
         to the board.
  [ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
     Comments:

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Milagro

Distributed Cryptography; M-Pin protocol for Identity and Trust

Milagro has been incubating since 2015-12-21.

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

  1. Develop MILAGRO toolbox
  2. Creating full working MILAGRO ecosystem, based on MILAGRO crypto library
     – further research and development (IoT, blockchain, fractions etc.)
  3. Building the MILAGRO community – engaging developers and cryptographers,
     raising awareness and helping to secure future of internet.

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

  We are having issues with Apache repos, and syncing two-way with Github,
  which becomes annoying, as developers reports. We’re facing issues in
  logging in to Apache Wiki page (https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/April2017
  <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/April2017> )
  <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/April2017)> - error messages are poping
  here and there, so it’s impossible to work directly on Apache tools (while
  users names and passwords, are 100% correct), we still can not access
  those, and we are having issues with accessing SVN.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  MILAGRO community, sadly isn’t currently growing, most likely cause of
  technical issues, few interested folks were unable to login, so they are
  working directly on Github repo, while we still can not have two-way
  syncing with Apache account.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  In past few months, MILAGRO community was focused on developing MILAGRO
  Crypto C Library, the most important parts were:

  - enabling the solution to use different curves at the same time
  - adding Golang wrappers for RSA and ECDSA
  - adding tests and working examples for the Golang wrappers
  - adding benchmarks
  - finally splitting the library into proper logical components

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  n/a

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  n/a

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](milagro) Sterling Hughes
     Comments:
  [*](milagro) Jan Willem Janssen
     Comments:
       I do see some ongoing development, like new repositories being
       created, but there's not a lot of discussion happening on the MLs and
       as such I do not have a clear picture where the project currently
       stands, what problems they have, and how we can improve on that. 
  [*](milagro) Nick Kew
     Comments:
       Nothing seems to have happened since last time.  This report describes
       technical difficulties: loss of certain github functionality in moving
       to apache, and others I find harder to grasp.  I will again post a
       followup to this to the project's dev list.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  Drew Farris (shepherd): I see very little evidence of project activity looking 
       at the mailing lists and repos alone. There must be more effort to move 
       Milagro development and communication to Apache infrastructure.
       Despite involvement of one mentor, I am unable to observe effort
       from the project members to resolve the problems referenced in the 
       board report. The lack of progress over more than a year of incubation
       leads me to question whether the current Milagro community is genuinely 
       interested in running an Apache project. 

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MXNet

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](mxnet) Sebastian Schelter
     Comments:
  [ ](mxnet) Suneel Marthi
     Comments:
       Its been 4 months since this project has been proposed for Apache
       Incubator and so far nothing's been done to move the project to Apache.
       All activity is still happening on the original project github -
       http://github.com/dmlc/mxnet and all conversations still happen on the
       project's Gitter channel. Since the last report from March 2017 (which
       btw was drafted and filed by me) there's been ZERO traction on moving
       the project to Apache. There are upcoming talks in various confs like -
       https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-ny/public/schedule/detail/58186
       that make no reference to the fact that the project is now 'Apache'.
       The reason me and Hen have not filed a report yet for April 2017 is due
       to the fact we would rather one of the committers on the project took
       the initiative to do it as opposed to a mentor covering for the
       project.
  [ ](mxnet) Markus Weimer
     Comments:
  [ ](mxnet) Henri Yandell
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  Justin Mclean:

    No report yet. Slow to start up but at least one Mentor active.

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Mynewt

Mynewt is a real-time operating system for constrained embedded systems like
wearables, lightbulbs, locks and doorbells. It works on a variety of 32-bit
MCUs (microcontrollers), including ARM Cortex-M and MIPS architectures.

Mynewt has been incubating since 2015-10-20.

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

  1. Demonstrate the capability to do point and major releases that can be
     used to build downloadable RTOS images for multiple MCU architectures,
     peripherals, and network connectivity protocols. The goal of having a
     first major (1.0) release in the first quarter of 2017 was met. The
     releases are intended to demonstrate and solidify the repeatability,
     usability, and maturity of process.
  2. Continue to develop and execute policies that enable project
     contributors to achieve self-governance.
  3. Expand community - attract new project contributors, get users with
     diverse backgrounds applying project to new use cases and encouraging
     adoption, grow committer base. 

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?

  1. Active mailing lists with increasing numbers of subscribers. 19 new
     subscribers on dev@ mailing list since last report resulting in a total
     of 160 subscribers. 
  2. Increased participation by several new contributors through pull
     requests for new MCU support, merges by new committers, new BSP support,
     connectivity features, and test cases and test results. There is a
     measurable increase in usage of the project for 3rd-party products and
     demos. Outreach continues via conferences, exhibits, one on one
     meetings, tutorials, beta testers, prototype and performance testing
     with multiple organizations.  For example, 255 Pull Requests have been
     closed on GitHub.
  3. Vigorous discussions, feature proposals, optimizations, code behavior
     analysis, user interface improvements, and implementation debates on
     @dev mailing list. Activity on dev@ list averaged 192 msgs/month in 2016

How has the project developed since the last report?

  1. The first major release (1.0) was successfully completed on March 22nd.
     Two beta releases led up to the first major release - first on December
     13, 2016, the second on Feb 24, 2017, with the final month before the
     release (between beta2 and 1.0) focusing on bug fixes, performance
     tuning, and code cleanup for a robust first release. An example of
     policy developed and executed is the Release Policy:
     https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MYNEWT/Release+and+Support+Policy
  2. Planning: Issues including bug reports, features, and wish list captured
     and tracked in ASF JIRA by members of the community. Proposals for new
     features are posted on the dev@ mailing list and voted on by community
     members. 
  3. Effort towards self governance: Voting successfully completed to grant
     committer status to five new candidates since last report. New committer
     acceptance policy defined and followed:
     https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MYNEWT/New+Committer+Acceptance+Process
     Another example of policy developed and executed is the Release Policy:
     https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MYNEWT/Release+and+Support+Policy

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [x] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-03-22

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2017-03-28

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](mynewt) Sterling Hughes
     Comments:
  [X](mynewt) Jim Jagielski
     Comments:
  [X](mynewt) Justin Mclean
     Comments:
  [ ](mynewt) Greg Stein
     Comments:
  [x](mynewt) P. Taylor Goetz
     Comments:
         In my opinion Mynewt is ready to graduate. I will
         bring up that prospect with the podling.

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NetBeans

NetBeans is a development environment, tooling platform and application
framework.

NetBeans has been incubating since 2016-10-01.

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

  1. Licensing, i.e., identifying and solving GPL-related code.
  2. Coming up with a process of contributing code that makes sense to
     everyone.
  3. Working on roadmaps, features, and plans together as a 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?

  - Several new entries added to Who's Who page:
    https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Who%27s+Who
  - Ongoing discussions on the Apache NetBeans mailing list.
  - Several updates to http://incubator.apache.org/projects/netbeans.html
    have been done.
  - Meetups planned in April: Athens, Bangalore, London

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - All repos relating to Java SE NetBeans IDE have been audited on Oracle's
    side (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Apache+Transition).
  - Only the code that has been written since the audit started needs to be
    reviewed, of the Java SE NetBeans IDE.
  - Regular updates on process to Apache NetBeans mailing list.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?

  No releases yet, though active discussions and community enthusiasm.

Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [X] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  No releases yet.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  No one has been elected so far.

Signed-off-by:

  [X](netbeans) Ate Douma
     Comments:
  [X](netbeans) Bertrand Delacretaz
     Comments:
  [ ](netbeans) Daniel Gruno
     Comments:
  [X](netbeans) Mark Struberg
     Comments:

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ODF Toolkit

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

  1. Get companies backing up the project as part of a commercial story, to
     get a long-term momentum
  2. Do recurrent releases - some semi-automation would be helpful - for the
     3rd party users

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

  How do we get people to test our release on the incubation list?

  A general issue of the project is that it 'just' a toolkit of an office
  file format, which in addition is far from leading the business market,
  so likely never being used by the mass market - a very niche product.

  Still, the toolkit seems to be working well for most common use cases, but
  is repeatedly updated by developers on changes of the ODF, like Red Hat
  developers enhancing the ODF validator as part of LibreOffice regression
  tests (e.g. out-of-the-box running on http://odf-validator.rhcloud.com/)
  most often quite ahead of one of the international ODF Plugfests -
  http://odfplugfest.org/2016-paris/programme/.

  There are some game-changing features in the pipeline (e.g.
  collaboration) which are expected to strengthen the acceptance and develop
  the community.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  We received with Tom Barber a new active Mentor

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Update of documentation and bug fixing.
  Our release candidate is currently on a vote on the general incubator list.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [x] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  2015-10-05 - Damjan Jovanovic for Committer/PPMC

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
     Comments:
  [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
     Comments:
  [X](odftoolkit) Tom Barber
     Comments:
       Svante is still pretty much the sole developer but there are people
       testing and voting on releases. We'll ship this release and figure out
       how best to market it once the IPMC signs off on the release.

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Pony Mail

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service, that
can be integrated with many email platforms.

Pony Mail has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

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

  1. Growing the community, especially contributors
  2. Grow awareness within Apache, we are eating our own dog food
  3. Start getting more releases out.

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



How has the community developed since the last report?

  Not much to report here. Community remains the same size.  We are
  discussing releasing a new version soon(ish).

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Many bug fixes, but no new release yet. TBD.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [x] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2016-08-02

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Sebb, 2016-09-10.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
     Comments:
  [X](ponymail) John D. Ament
     Comments:

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Ratis

Ratis is a Java implementation for RAFT consensus protocol

Ratis has been incubating since 2017-01-03.

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

  1. Setup jenkins.
  2. Make the first release. Snapshot release was made available, work in
     progress for 0.1.0 release.
  3. Grow the 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?

  - One new contributor joined.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - A Snapshot release was made available.
  - One new contributor.
  - 25 new commits.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup - Need jenkins setup.
  [X] Working towards first release - Snapshot release available. Work in
      progress for the first release.
  [ ] Community building - One new contributor.
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  - None

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  - Initial set of committers/PPMC.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](ratis) Chris Nauroth
     Comments:
  [ ](ratis) Devaraj Das
     Comments:
  [x](ratis) Jakob Homan
     Comments:
  [ ](ratis) Uma Maheswara Rao G
     Comments:

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RocketMQ

RocketMQ is a fast, low latency, reliable, scalable, distributed, easy to use
message-oriented middleware, especially for processing large amounts of
streaming data.

RocketMQ has been incubating since 2016-11-21.

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

  1. Vote in our first PMC members
  2. Moving sub-projects from GitHub into the ASF
  3. Grow the 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?

  * Increased mailing list activity: solutions and milestone plan are
    discussed and decided in mailing list.
  * Organized the second hackathon in community, The mainly purpose is to
    foster users and contributors to use mail list to ask or discuss
    problems.
  * Star has increased from 516 to 854 since the latest report.
  * Moving mature sub-projects into Apache repository, these projects
    including RocketMQ-Console, RocketMQ-JMS,RocketMQ Docker and
    RocketMQ-Spark PR. Contributors in this repository have over 15+
  * Polish RocketMQ various wikis, including example guide, architecture
    guide, dev-ops guide etc.
  * Up to now, RocketMQ community have finished the several external
    integration projects, including RocketMQ-Flume, RocketMQ-Ignite,
    RocketMQ-Storm, RocketMQ-Spark.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Up to now, 140+ issues have been reported on JIRA site and 59 have been
    resolved or closed. Since November 85+ pull requests have been created
    and 56+ pull requests have been closed.
  * Teams are sparing no effort in RocketMQ 4.1 development, which will
    introduce a new client api. It covers messaging and streaming solutions
    in the finance, e-commerce, Iot and big-data area.
  * Received a batch message PR, that is a great enhance for RocketMQ
    big-data area.
  * Received a message filter PR, that is a new idea for RocketMQ filter
    feature.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup - The initial setup went pretty well with assistance from
      John Ament and his Incubator documentation improvement efforts.
  [ ] Working towards first release - The podling has performed its first
      release as noted below
  [X] Community building - Some contributors are beginning to participate. So
      far users have been slow to show up, so more effort on this front will
      be encouraged.
  [ ] Nearing graduation - Making progress, not there yet.
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-02-21

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Last elected committers as following:
  * 27 Feb 2017 - Roman Shtykh
  * 27 Feb 2017 - Zhen Dong Liu

Signed-off-by:

  [X](rocketmq) Bruce Snyder
     Comments:
  [ ](rocketmq) Brian McCallister
     Comments:
  [ ](rocketmq) Willem Ning Jiang
     Comments:
  [ ](rocketmq) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [X](rocketmq) Justin McLean
     Comments:
    There has been discussion on list re community building and activities
    happening e.g. external hackathon but translating that into new
    committers seems hard.

    I think part of this is process (new to Apache and the way we do things)
    and perhaps PR review process / the committer bar has been set a little
    too high. Perhaps the PMC should look at voting in people that contribute
    to the project a little earlier?

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Rya

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple
nodes. Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a
conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

  1. Have more releases as part of the Apache Foundation
  2. Increase diversity of contributors.
  3. Continue to harden and develop core Rya features to improve user
     experience

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?

  * Talk on Rya accepted at Apache Big Data, May 18, 2017
  * PRs from non-committers (14 contributions from 6 non-committers) which
    are integrated into the repository continue to be received

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered
  * Committed features: Added support for select * {?s ?p ?o} queries (select
    all triples). Implemented MongoDB based entity secondary index. Added
    MongoDB column visibility. Fixed column visibilities in Fluo. Added
    GeoWave, in addition to GeoMesa, to the optional rya.geoindexing. Added
    statement metadata optimizer so  that reified queries can be issued in an
    efficient way.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [x] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  Oct 28, 2016

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  New committer and PPMC member David Lotts elected on Oct 25, 2016
  New PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

  [x](rya) Josh Elser
     Comments:
       Things seem to be going well. Relatively quiet, but not a problem.
  [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
     Comments:
  [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:

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SensSoft

SensSoft is a software tool usability testing platform

SensSoft has been incubating since 2016-07-13.

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

  1. Moving towards the first Incubating release of the source code and other
     release artifacts.
  2. Grow the Apache SensSoft (Incubating) community.
  3. Complete the issues highlighted at the SensSoft Roadmap
     https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/SENSSOFT/Roadmap

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?

  The community has been stable and working well towards
  the commons goals identified within the Roadmap.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  The project has reached a stage where our first Incubating
  VOTE'ing process is very close. The community has been working
  well towards strategic release-oriented goals.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [x] Initial setup
  [x] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Arthi Vezhavendan was added to PPMC and Committer base on 2017-01-24

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](senssoft) Paul Ramirez
     Comments:
  [X](senssoft) Lewis John McGibbney
     Comments:
  [ ](senssoft) Chris Mattmann
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  Drew Farris (shepherd):
  
    Two mentors active on the mailing lists. Development activity present on
    mailing lists. Progress towards first release observed.

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Traffic Control

Traffic Control allows you to build a large scale content delivery network
using open source.

Traffic Control has been incubating since 2016-07-12.

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

  1. Enhance automation to facilitate committer voting on new releases.
  2. Enhance documentation to ease ramp-up time for new community members.
  3. Grow the community.

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



How has the community developed since the last report?

  Several new people have become active on the project. A 2 week hackathon
  was organized to on-board some new contributors from Qwilt.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Traffic Control 1.8 was released on 3/7/2017 after a lot of cleanup of
  licenses and dependencies! Traffic Control 2.0 is converging on the first
  release candidate.

  Since the last report (January 2017), we have

  * Merged 232 Pull Requests with 441 commits from 16 contributors
  * Opened 135 JIRA issues
  * Closed 68 JIRA issues
  * Seen 105 messages on the dev@ list.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release (wip)
  [ ] Community building (wip)
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  Traffic Control 1.8 was released on 3/7/2017.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  No new committers or PPMC members yet.

Signed-off-by:

  [X](trafficcontrol) Phil Sorber
     Comments:
  [ ](trafficcontrol) Eric Covener
     Comments:
  [ ](trafficcontrol) Daniel Gruno
     Comments:
  [ ](trafficcontrol) J. Aaron Farr
     Comments:

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Weex

Weex is a framework for building Mobile cross-platform high performance UI.

Weex has been incubating since 2016-11-30.

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

  1. Move the whole workflow and infra into Apache (not the codebase only).
  2. Develop more contributors and committers.
  3. Clear the ICLA issues.

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?

  * 1,510 stars and 229 forks in our new Apache repo in GitHub.
  * 600+ mails in dev channel
  * Developed one new committer: Yuan Shen

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Enhanced accessibility
  * Supported iPad screen
  * Supported more features like: "waterfall" component, prefetch,
    "expression binding", box-shadow, etc.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [x] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release (wip)
  [ ] Community building (wip)
  [ ] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  No

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  We invited Yuan Shen as a new committer in 2017-02-23.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](weex) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [ ](weex) Willem Jiang
     Comments:
  [ ](weex) Stephan Ewen
     Comments:
  [x](weex) Niclas Hedhman
     Comments: The Shepherd's comments fully resonate with how I feel. The 
     progress in 'getting it' is slow, and I have also asked privately how 
     people know what to work on, as I suspect that this is happening at 
     work, conf calls, or other means. I have been considering asking the 
     IPMC to put the code repository in read-only to get people to wake up. 
     There is a release attempt going on right now, and that has triggered a 
     little bit more open communications, but it is far from acceptable. Dev 
     work is remarkably strong, but community development is weak, which I 
     see as signs of a corporate-driven project.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  ptgoetz: The Weex community has shown some friction against adopting the
           Apache Way. Luckily there is one highly engaged mentor very actively
           nudging the community in the right direction. My concern is that
           other mentors have not engaged (no sign-offs to date), and if the
           primary mentor disappears for any length of time it could pose a 
           problem. I'd like to see at least one more engaged mentor for a
           podling trying to develop its initial Apache "sea legs."

  johndament: The amount of private list email vs dev list email is a bit
              concerning.  Niclas has been doing a great job helping the 
              podling move along, but without major changes I suspect 
              it will be difficult for them to progress forward.

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