December 2009 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

These reports were due here by Wednesday, 9 December 2009 so that the Incubator PMC could relay them to the board.


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

Please remember to include:


Aries will deliver a set of pluggable Java components enabling an enterprise OSGi application programming model.

Aries entered incubation on September 22, 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring IPMC or Board attention.

The svn area has been organized with a single trunk for now, though we still need to settle the discussion about components lifecycle and the svn layout.

The following sub-components are actively being developed:

There has been a lot of activity on the mailing list this month indicating a vibrant community is being built.

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve before graduation:

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, gnodet, dims, kevan


BlueSky has been incubating since 01-12-2008. It is an e-learning solution designed to help solve the disparity in availability of qualified education between well-developed cities and poorer regions of China.

What we've completed in the last month:

top 2 or 3 to resolve prior to graduation:

Signed off by mentor:


Cassandra is a distributed storage system providing reliability at a massive scale. Started incubation: 01/2009. Opened to community in 03/2009.

Past action items:

Other notable activity:

Next steps:

Signed off by mentor: ant


Clerezza was accepted in the incubator on November 27th, 2009.

We are setting up the podling, waiting on our mailing lists, there are no issues requiring board attention at the moment.

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz (champion)


Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment (ESME) is a secure and highly scalable microsharing and micromessaging platform that allows people to discover and meet one another and get controlled access to other sources of information, all in a business process context.

ESME entered the incubator in 2008-12-02.

The following items have been performed since the last reporting period

The following items are planned for the next reporting period:

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve prior to graduation

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, gianugo


Etch was accepted into Incubator on 2 September 2008. We had our first birthday!

Etch is a cross-platform, language- and transport-independent framework for building and consuming network services. The Etch toolset includes a network service description language, a compiler, and binding libraries for a variety of programming languages.

This last reporting period saw little activity (0 commits, 0 releases). We're finding it hard to regain our momentum after the dissolution of our team. James and Scott are using etch in their current projects, and Youngjin would like to pick up the c-binding. What we lack is the organizational energy to get things moving.

Release 1.1 is ready but needs some administrative polish before it is *done*.

Release 1.2 is next in the pipeline.

Our continuous integration build problem will only be solved by one of us hosting it at our new gigs. James and Scott are looking into this.

Outstanding items:

Signed off by mentor: dashorst


Hama has been incubating since 19 May, 2008. It is a parallel matrix computational package based on Hadoop Map/Reduce.

Recent developments:

Required before graduation:

Signed off by mentor: brett


HISE has entered incubation on November 6, 2009. HISE provides a deployable component ready to interpret human interactions defined in xml files, as specified in WS-Human-Task 1.0 Spec. It also exposes a taskOperations Web Service for tasks management.

HISE is still in the setup phase, although that's almost done. All initial committers now have an account, the repository and issues manager has been setup. The only missing piece left are mailing-lasts, for now we're using ODE's development list when necessary.

Signed off by mentor: mriou


Kato was accepted into the Incubator on 6 November 2008.

Kato is a project to develop the Specification, Reference Implementation, and TCK for JSR 326: the JVM Post-mortem Diagnostics API

Recent Activity:

The following is planned for next reporting period:

Before this project can be graduated we need to produce a usable implementation of the API and more useful tools to encourage adoption and participation of a much needed community.

Signed off by mentor: ant


Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers, written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009. Most of our activity since joining the incubator has been around migrating our existing code and community to the ASF.

We are actively working on a release, which we hope to happen early 2010.

Signed off by mentor: ant


Log4PHP is a logging framework similar to Log4J, but in PHP. The project entered incubation in 2004, retired and restarted again on 2007-07-04. The project got some community feedback, which is good, but not enough for graduation.

Signed off by mentor: jim, GavinMcDonald


OpenWebBeans is an ASL-licensed implementation of the JSR-299: Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform which is defined as JSR-299.

OpenWebBeans entered the incubator in October 26, 2008. The following items have been made after the last report

Belows are the next steps;

Signed off by mentor: kevan


A number of patches have been (belatedly) applied and elections of some contributors new to RAT but well known to the ASF are in progress.

The issue of final destination would probably be best solved by the creation of a new TLP with a charter slightly wider than just RAT to allow the development of other similar auditing tools useful to the Apache infrastructure.

Signed off by mentor:


River is aimed at the development and advancement of the Jini technology core infrastructure. Jini technology is a service oriented architecture that defines a programming model which both exploits and extends Java technology to enable the construction of secure, distributed systems which are adaptive to change. River has been incubating since December 2006.

Work on the test suite and other parts of River has continued and there is continued talk about doing the AR2 release. The active development community is still rather small.

Next steps before graduation (no changes since last report):

Signed off by mentor: jukka


Apache Shindig is an OpenSocial container and helps you to start hosting OpenSocial apps quickly by providing the code to render gadgets, proxy requests, and handle REST and RPC requests. Apache Shindig entered the incubator 2007-12-03.

The following tasks have been completed since the last reporting period.

The following items are planned for the next reporting period:

Signed off by mentor:


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

Since the last report in August, the Stonehenge project has been making progress towards, and clarifying the scope of an M2 release with improvements to the first sample application centered on both a unified configuration system, and a claims-based security model. As part of the efforts towards an M2 release, a Sun Metro based implementation of the StockTrader sample was added to the trunk.


Since the last report, about 2 new developers have joined and actively contributed code in the form bug fixes and new functionality, as well as documentation. Apache Stonehenge was demonstrated at the NYC .NET Developers Group, the NYC Connected Systems User Group, ApacheCon, and Microsoft's PDC 2009.


Progress has been steady towards an M2 release. There is on-going work on a claims-based security system that adds a passive and active STS in select implementations of the StockTrader sample application. Interoperability testing is currently underway on this new functionality. As documentation is a key part to this project we've completely revampted out CWiki site to accommodate future samples. Currently there are 19 open JIRA issues marked as M2.


As mentioned in the August 2009 Report M3 would consist of either adding more interoperability features to StockTrader or implementing new sample applications. The latter is currently the focus, and the community is focusing on creating "micro samples" for many common WS-* scenarios, with the goal being around creating implementations with low barriers to entry. Discussions are in progress about testing frameworks and scenarios of interest.

Graduation Map

Signed off by mentor:


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

Mailing lists have been migrated to ASF infrastructure. As of Dec. 10th, the development mailing list has fully migrated over with the old dev@ list being shut down. A users@ list has been created on ASF infrastructure and is being used, but there are a number of published references to the old users@ address, so we are still discussing that transition - that should be complete within the next month. No progress has been made to backfill archives, though some discussion has occurred. (Backfilling of archives is not required for graduation.)

The Subversion project has merged its source code history into the One True Repo at The old repository on has been put in read-only mode, and all new development is happening on Most, if not all, active Subversion contributors have filed their ICLAs, and are continuing development on the new infrastructure.

The most recent RAT report for Subversion shows only 70 unknown licensed files, down from more than 200 a couple of weeks ago. Work continues on either removing inappropriately licensed files from the distribution tarballs or adding licenses to files found deficient.

The community plans to create a new patch release, Subversion 1.6.7, before the end of the year. Although this release will be made under the old license (to avoid having to relicense mountains of code on the release branch), the release process will be observed and monitored by the Incubator PMC as part of the podling's progress toward graduation.

The podling remains optimistic that a rapid progression to graduation is possible in the next month or two.

Signed off by mentor: GregStein, jerenkrantz

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