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Incubator PMC report for February 2014

Timeline

Wed February 05

Podling reports due by end of day

Sun February 09

Shepherd reviews due by end of day

Sun February 09

Summary due by end of day

Tue February 11

Mentor signoff due by end of day

Wed February 12

Report submitted to Board

Wed February 19

Board meeting

Shepherd Assignments

Alan D. Cabrera

Sirona

Alan D. Cabrera

log4cxx2

Andrei Savu

Knox

Andrei Savu

NPanday

Dave Fisher

DataFu

Dave Fisher

Hadoop Development Tools

John Ament

Droids

Justin Mclean

Open Climate Workbench

Matthew Franklin

Phoenix

Matthew Franklin

Tez

Raphael Bircher

Usergrid

Roman Shaposhnik

Twill

Ross Gardler

DeviceMap

Suresh Marru

BatchEE

Suresh Marru

Blur

Report content

Incubator PMC report for February 2014

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

< narrative >

* Community

  New IPMC members:



  People who left the IPMC: 



* New Podlings



* Graduations

  The board has motions for the following:



* Releases

  The following releases were made since the last Incubator report:



* IP Clearance



* Legal / Trademarks
 


* Infrastructure



* Miscellaneous



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

* Still getting started at the Incubator



* Not yet ready to graduate

  No release:

  

  Community growth:



* Ready to graduate

  The Board has motions for the following:



* Did not report, expected next month



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                       Table of Contents
BatchEE
Blur
DataFu
DeviceMap
Droids
Hadoop Development Tools
Knox
log4cxx2
NPanday
Open Climate Workbench
Phoenix
Sirona
Tez
Twill
Usergrid

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BatchEE

BatchEE projects aims to provide a JBatch implementation (aka JSR352) and a
set of useful extensions for this specification.

BatchEE has been incubating since 2013-10-03.

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

  1. 
  2. 
  3. 

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?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release: 

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](batchee) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
  [ ](batchee) Olivier Lamy
  [ ](batchee) Mark Struberg

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Blur

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

Blur has been incubating since 2012-07-24.

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

  1. We received the Trademark assign document from trademarks@ and are pursuing 
     getting it signed by Near Infinity.  
  2. Another Release
  3. Another Release

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

  No.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  We continue to be small but active.
  - Subscriptions: user@ - 54[+3]; dev@ - 61[+1]

How has the project developed since the last report?

  The majority of effort has been around bug fixes that were 
  needed.  The code is now solid and tested at scale now so we anticipate a
  bug fix release soon.
  
Date of last release:

  2013-10-09

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2013-08-30

Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd notes:



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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. Building ASF community
  2. Release
  3. Remaining incubator paperwork

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?

Since initial incubation, have received contributions from two new contributors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

First report.  Have obtained all the necessary infra (git/jira/wiki,etc).  Thirty JIRAs
have been opened, 14 have been closed.  Active discussion on mailing list as to
community development, etc.

Date of last release: 

  None. First month of incubation.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  None. First month of incubation.

Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](datafu) Ashutosh Chauhan
  [ ](datafu) Roman Shaposhnik
  [ ](datafu) Ted Dunning

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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DeviceMap

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

DeviceMap has been incubating since 2012-01-03.

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

  1. 
  2. 
  3. 

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?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release: 

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Droids

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

Droids has been incubating since 2008-10-09.

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

  1. Activity

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

  None, beside the real low traffic on mailing list and source code commits.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  No changes to community.
 
How has the project developed since the last report?

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


Date of last release: 

  2012-10-15

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2012-05-07

Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

Droids is a long standing podling, with a robust code base but without much need for frequent releases.  I think graduating into an existing TLP (not their own TLP) would be a good resolution, it helps avoid some of the over head of many binding votes to carry on while still maintaining an area to work in.  The people working on droids were fast to respond and give feedback on what's happening, but like is mentioned the list is not very active (in the past 6 months, the main conversations going on were around status of the project).

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Hadoop Development Tools

Eclipse based tools for developing applications on the Hadoop platform

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

  1. we have to finish the release of version 0.0.1, the main issue being resolving source and binary license and notice files.
  2. we have to define and implement an effective approach to manage the "client connections" to multiple clusters.
  3. Build Community

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

 - None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Srimanth Gunturi joined as committer and PPMC member

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Two additional 0.0.1 release candidates as we worked through issues
 - Jenkins job setup

Date of last release: 

 - None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 - November 2013

Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Knox

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

Knox has been incubating since 2013-02-22.

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

  1. Expand community to include more diverse committers.
  2. Review and complete all graduation readiness items.
  3. Begin the process!

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

  1. None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  1. Two new committers added.
  2. More user questions on user list trickling in.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  1. Internally agreed to being graduation processes. 
  2. Working toward a 0.4.0 release.
  3. A few IP issues found and resolved.
  4. Resolved 142(+42) of 242(+52) total issues currently in JIRA.

Date of last release:

  0.3.0: 2013-10-13

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2013-12-19: Added Vladimir Tkhir as new committer
  2013-12-19: Added Maksim Kononenko as new committer

Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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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 probably need to decide what's an acceptable platform/compiler
     list, sort out any remaining hiccups, and then move towards a
     release.
  2. We need to publish the project site with updated content to
     reflect the new status and fix documentation bugs.
  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?

  We are stuck on INFRA-7209 and how to properly publish the project
  site.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  The committers are still getting acquainted with each other and the
  foundation. There have been some discussions about how to develop
  within the team of committers already, like using a CI, how
  to deal with issues regarding a changelog, which fixes should be
  covered by our first incubation release etc.
  Moderation of the list seems to work, there were some support
  requests which were answered and problems introduced by commits on
  trunk discussed.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Some known bugs were fixed already and available patches applied,
  which is work in progress for the new release. It has been suggested
  to schedule most of the remaining available patches for an upcoming
  release of 0.11.0 to include as much content which has been provided
  over the years as possible.

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:



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NPanday

NPanday allows projects using the .NET framework to be built with Apache
Maven.

NPanday has been incubating since 2010-08-13.

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

  1. 
  2. 
  3. 

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?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release: 

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](npanday) Dennis Lundberg

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Open Climate Workbench

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

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

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

  1. 
  2. 
  3. 

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?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release: 

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Phoenix

Phoenix is an open source SQL query engine for Apache HBase, a NoSQL data
store. It is accessed as a JDBC driver and enables querying and managing HBase
tables using SQL.

Phoenix has been incubating since 2013-12-11.

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

  1. 
  2. 
  3. 

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?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release: 

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by: 

  [ ](phoenix) Lars Hofhansl
  [ ](phoenix) Andrew Purtell
  [ ](phoenix) Devaraj Das
  [ ](phoenix) Enis Soztutar
  [ ](phoenix) Steven Noels

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Sirona

Monitoring Solution.

Sirona has been incubating since 2013-10-15.

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

  1. 
  2. 
  3. 

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?



How has the project developed since the last report?



Date of last release: 

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Tez

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

Tez has been incubating since 2013-02-24.

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

  1. Growing the community
  2. 
  3. 

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

None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

No new PPMC members or committers added since the last report. We have had interest from both new users and contributors via mailing lists and JIRA. The Hive project recently merged its native support for Tez into their trunk branch. The Pig community is also working on integrating  Tez and we have seen various JIRAs filed as well as some patches from Pig developers. 

How has the project developed since the last report?

Since the first week of November, 2013 (last report), we have had around 180+ jiras filed and 130+ jiras resolved. We made the first release of Tez ( version 0.2.0 ) in the first week of December, 2013. There is currently ongoing work to make Tez work on a secure Hadoop cluster, after which we plan to do a 0.3.0 release.

Date of last release: 

  2013-12-03

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

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

Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:


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Twill

Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop® YARN to reduce the complexity of
developing distributed applications.

Twill has been incubating since 2013-11-14.

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

  - More committers from different organizations. 
  - Regular Releases.
  - Increase adoption.

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?

  - Activity on the dev list up from 141 messages in December to 173 
    in January. 
  - Subscribers to the dev list up from 24 to 31. 
  - One new contributor in January.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - IP clearance was completed. 
  - Web site is up and running. 
  - First release is currently under vote on the incubator list. 

Date of last release:

  - First release is under vote and expected to happen 2/6/14.

What are the plans for the next period? 
  - Establish a cadence of monthly releases 
  - Engage more members of the community to contribute actively
  - Improve documentation and website 

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  - No new committers since incubation.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](twill) Vinod K 
  [ ](twill) Arun C Murthy 
  [ ](twill) Tom White 
  [ ](twill) Patrick Hunt 
  [ ](twill) Andrei Savu

Shepherd/Mentor notes:


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Usergrid

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

Usergrid has been incubating since 2013-10-03.

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

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

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

  - None at this time

How has the community developed since the last report?

  - A couple of new names have appeared on dev@usergrid which is positive.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - Have imported JIRA issues from pre-Apache project JIRA
  - Work is continuing on a new "Core Persistence" module
  - Almost done with Java package renaming to org.apache.usergrid

Date of last release: 

  - No releases yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  - Alex Karasulu, January 13, 2014

Signed-off-by: 

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:






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