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Incubator PMC report for January 2018

Timeline

Wed January 03

Podling reports due by end of day

Sun January 07

Shepherd reviews due by end of day

Sun January 07

Summary due by end of day

Tue January 09

Mentor signoff due by end of day

Wed January 10

Report submitted to Board

Wed January 17

Board meeting

Shepherd Assignments

Dave Fisher

SDAP

Dave Fisher

Wave

Drew Farris

Myriad

Drew Farris

SensSoft

John Ament

Crail

John Ament

DataFu

Justin Mclean

Gossip

P. Taylor Goetz

PLC4X

P. Taylor Goetz

Spot

P. Taylor Goetz

Weex

Timothy Chen

FreeMarker

Timothy Chen

HAWQ

Timothy Chen

Traffic Control

[none]

Airflow

[none]

Amaterasu

[none]

Annotator

[none]

BatchEE

[none]

Gobblin

[none]

HTrace

[none]

Livy

[none]

MXNet

[none]

Milagro

[none]

NetBeans

[none]

ODF Toolkit

[none]

PageSpeed

[none]

Pony Mail

[none]

Rya

[none]

ServiceComb

[none]

SkyWalking

Report content

Incubator PMC report for January 2018

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



* Podlings that failed to report, expected next month



* Graduations

  The board has motions for the following:

  - Your podling here?
  - Your podling here?

* Releases

  The following releases entered distribution during the month of
  December:


* IP Clearance



* Legal / Trademarks



* Infrastructure



* Miscellaneous



* Credits

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                       Table of Contents
Airflow
Amaterasu
Annotator
BatchEE
Crail
DataFu
FreeMarker
Gobblin
Gossip
HAWQ
HTrace
Livy
Milagro
MXNet
Myriad
NetBeans
ODF Toolkit
PageSpeed
PLC4X
Pony Mail
Rya
SDAP
SensSoft
ServiceComb
SkyWalking
Spot
Traffic Control
Wave
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 4th apache release 1.9.0
  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. Since our last podling report 3 months ago (i.e. between Sept 25 & Dec 26, inclusive), we grew our contributors from 315 to 360
  2. Since our last podling report 3 months ago (i.e. between Sept 25 & Dec 26, inclusive), we resolved 221 pull requests (currently at 2018 closed
     PRs)
  3. Since being accepted into the incubator, the number of companies
     officially using Apache Airflow has risen from 30 to 123, 9 new from the last podling report.


How has the project developed since the last report?
See above : 221 PR resolved, 45 new contributors, & 9 new companies officially using it.


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:

  2017-08-07

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
  2017-11-30 joygao a.k.a Joy Gao (committer/PMC)


Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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Amaterasu

Apache Amaterasu is a framework providing continuous deployment for Big Data
pipelines.

Amaterasu has been incubating since 2017-09-07.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](amaterasu) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
     Comments:
  [ ](amaterasu) Olivier Lamy
     Comments:
  [ ](amaterasu) Davor Bonaci
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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:

None

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?

Community is stable.

How has the project developed since the last report?

We got some bugfixes.

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:

  2017-12-01

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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Crail

Crail is a storage platform for sharing performance critical data in
distributed data processing jobs at very high speed.

Crail has been incubating since 2017-11-01.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](crail) Julian Hyde
     Comments:
  [ ](crail) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
  [ ](crail) Raphael Bircher
     Comments:

IPMC/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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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 has been incubating since 2015-07-01.

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

  We have a large user base but a rather small group of committers.
  This was actually expected, given the maturity (and topic) of the project.
  While the FreeMarker 3 branch, which was started 11 month ago, will be much
  more appealing for contributors, development and growth due to that 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're afraid that the number of active
  contributors will prevent that in the foreseeable future. But remaining in
  the incubator for several years is a growing problem as well, so at this
  point we will attempt graduation.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  We have two new PPMC members, Jacques Le Roux and Woonsan Ko.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  There was further discussion about graduation, and we will very soon have a graduation vote on
  the podling list. We have done some preparations, like we have switched from freemarker.org
  to freemarker.apache.org as our official domain, created the DOAP file, adjusted home page
  content to align better with the recommendations.
  
  We have also made a new release (2.3.27-incubating).

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:

  2017-11-03

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  2017-11-13 Jacques Le Roux (PPMC)
  2017-11-09 Woonsan Ko (PPMC)

Signed-off-by:

  [X](freemarker) Jacopo Cappellato
     Comments:
  [ ](freemarker) Jean-Frederic Clere
     Comments:
  [X](freemarker) David E. Jones
     Comments:
  [ ](freemarker) Ralph Goers
     Comments:
  [X](freemarker) Sergio Fernández
     Comments: I feel that the podling is ready for graduation.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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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.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](gossip) P. Taylor Goetz
     Comments:
  [ ](gossip) Josh Elser
     Comments:
  [ ](gossip) Drew Farris
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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HAWQ

HAWQ is an advanced enterprise SQL on Hadoop analytic engine built around a
robust and high-performance massively-parallel processing (MPP) SQL framework
evolved from Pivotal Greenplum Database.

HAWQ has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](hawq) Alan Gates
     Comments:
  [ ](hawq) Konstantin Boudnik
     Comments:
  [ ](hawq) Justin Erenkrantz
     Comments:
  [ ](hawq) Thejas Nair
     Comments:
  [ ](hawq) Roman Shaposhnik
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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HTrace

HTrace is a tracing framework intended for use with distributed systems
written in java.

HTrace has been incubating since 2014-11-11.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](htrace) Jake Farrell
     Comments:
  [ ](htrace) Todd Lipcon
     Comments:
  [ ](htrace) Lewis John Mcgibbney
     Comments:
  [ ](htrace) Andrew Purtell
     Comments:
  [ ](htrace) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:
  [ ](htrace) Michael Stack
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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Livy

Livy is web service that exposes a REST interface for managing long running
Apache Spark contexts in your cluster. With Livy, new applications can be
built on top of Apache Spark that require fine grained interaction with many
Spark contexts.

Livy has been incubating since 2017-06-05.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](livy) Bikas Saha
     Comments:
  [ ](livy) Brock Noland
     Comments:
  [ ](livy) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
  [ ](livy) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](milagro) Sterling Hughes
     Comments:
  [ ](milagro) Nick Kew
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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MXNet

Apache MXNet is an open-source, scalable, distributed and high-performance deep learning framework that allows you to define, train, and deploy deep neural networks on a wide array of devices, from cloud infrastructure to mobile devices. It is highly scalable, allowing for fast model training, and supports a flexible programming model and multiple languages. Apache MXNet allows you to mix symbolic and imperative programming flavors to maximize both efficiency and productivity. Apache MXNet is built on a dynamic dependency scheduler that automatically parallelizes both symbolic and imperative operations on the fly. A graph optimization layer on top of that makes symbolic execution fast and memory efficient. The Apache MXNet library is portable and lightweight, and it scales to multiple GPUs and multiple machines.


Apache MXNet has been incubating since 2017-01-23.

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

  1. Establish a predictable release process consistent with Apache Way -- ONGOING.
  2. Grow the community -- ONGOING.
  3. Bring website up to Apache standard -- ONGOING
  4. Identify remaining ICLAs or SGAs that need signing -- ONGOING

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?

a) Various Slack channels, dev@ mailing lists, and user discussion forums (http://discuss.mxnet.io) are being used actively. The contributors have been working on having all discussions on the public dev@ mailing list as much as possible. If some discussions happen in private, they are eventually brought out on dev@ with all perspectives well-represented. This is an ongoing improvement process where the focus will be to reduce the scope of private discussions to only a few individuals before it is put on the public dev@ mailing list so that the Apache MXNet community gets a fair chance in influencing the final outcome/decision of the discussion.
 
 b) O’Reilly published a series of blogs about MXNet, including ones with deep matrix factorization using Apache MXNet:
https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/sentiment-analysis-with-apache-mxnet
https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/deep-matrix-factorization-using-apache-mxnet
https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/apache-mxnet-in-the-wolfram-language
 
 c) A blog post published on 25-Oct about MXNet – an open source binary neural network implementation based on MXNet: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/ai/research-spotlight-bmxnet-an-open-source-binary-neural-network-implementation-based-on-mxnet/
 
 d) A blog post published on 01-Nov about the availability of Nvidia Volta GPU support and Sparse Tensor support: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/ai/apache-mxnet-release-adds-support-for-new-nvidia-volta-gpus-and-sparse-tensor/
 
 e) A new blog post published on 08-Nov showing MXNet 0.12 extends Gluon Functionality: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/ai/apache-mxnet-version-0-12-extends-gluon-functionality-to-support-cutting-edge-research/
 
 f) A blog post published on 08-Nov introducing Model Server for MXNet: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/ai/introducing-model-server-for-apache-mxnet/
 
 g) A blog post published on 7-Nov demonstrating performance and scalability of MXNet: https://techburst.io/mxnet-the-real-world-deep-learning-framework-2690e56ef81f
 
 h) Members of the community have conducted open meetups to share information on Apache MXNet: https://www.meetup.com/Apache-MXNet-learning-group/
 
i) Talks on Apache MXNet have been held in various universities and conferences across the world including US, China, etc.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me1qOzSg8MU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IrvDHRQaaA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PbSZRYXa3o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRy-3VXA0nw
 
j)  MXNet 1.0 was released on 04-Dec, 2017 with extensive support and help from various community members and timely guidance from the Apache MXNet Mentors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

a.  The community released MXNet 1.0 that is production ready, simplifies deep learning experience, and significantly improves performance with cutting-edge features described here: https://blogs.apache.org/mxnet/entry/milestone-v1-0-release-for
 
b.  From a statistics perspective, based on the Github insights, found here: https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pulse/monthly, in Dec 2017, 51 authors pushed 115 commits to master, with updates to 489 files including 13K additions and 9K deletions. Historically, in Sep 2017, 62 authors pushed 171 commits to master, with updates to 467 files including 26K additions and 7K deletions. Historically, in July 2017, 54 authors pushed 140 commits to master, with updates to 358 files including 22K additions and 3K deletions. We are working on finding more contributors to the project.
 
c. Documentation- Architecture guides, How To’s, Tutorials, and APIs continue to be improved.

d. Support for Perl language bindings - contributed by Sergey Kolychev.
 
e. More advanced features (e.g. sparse tensor, advanced indexing, gradient compression) and bug-fixes requested by the user community continue to be added.

f. Community took complete end-to-end ownership of the continuous integration process in order to enable reliable testing on a wide set of back ends (IoT devices to GPU clusters).



How would you assess the podling's maturity?

  Podling is still being established in Apache - hence maturity == Low.

Please feel free to add your own commentary.

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

Date of last release:

  2017-12-04

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

Sergey Kolychev was elected as a committer and PPMC member in October 2017 for contributing the Perl language bindings. 
There is a plan to convert more contributors into committers in early 2018.


Signed-off-by:

  [X](mxnet) Sebastian Schelter
     Comments:
  [ ](mxnet) Suneel Marthi
     Comments:
  [ ](mxnet) Henri Yandell
     Comments:
  [X](mxnet) Markus Weimer
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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Myriad

Myriad enables co-existence of Apache Hadoop YARN and Apache Mesos together on
the same cluster and allows dynamic resource allocations across both Hadoop
and other applications running on the same physical data center
infrastructure.

Myriad has been incubating since 2015-03-01.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](myriad) Benjamin Hindman
     Comments:
  [ ](myriad) Danese Cooper
     Comments:
  [ ](myriad) Ted Dunning
     Comments:
  [ ](myriad) Luciano Resende
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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. Donating remaining NetBeans code from Oracle to Apache.
  2. Moving netbeans.org to Apache.
  3. Voting in new committers.

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?

  - Voting process for new committers has been documented for the first time, with mentors: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Becoming+a+committer
  - The start has been made in voting on new committers, though because the process wasn't clear, we stopped and put together the document above before continuing.
  - All NetBeans.org mailing lists have been contacted and everyone has been encouraged to move to Apache NetBeans mailing lists.
  - NetBeans.org mailing lists scheduled to be deleted (they're backed up on MarkMail) in the first week of 2018.
  - A new Apache NetBeans announce mailing list has been created for those who want high level occasional announcements only, not day to day NetBeans e-mails.
  - GitHub commits and notifications are now sent to new dedicated mailing lists to reduce the noise in the Apache NetBeans dev mailing list.
  - Currently over 550 on Apache NetBeans users mailing list and over 350 on Apache NetBeans dev mailing lists
  - Continual activity on mailing lists, new pull requests coming in and being integrated, i.e., continually active community.
  - Status report done live with several Apache NetBeans community members, plus one Apache NetBeans mentor, at Devoxx Belgium December 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkfX-W0tgNo

How has the project developed since the last report?

  - Audit of 2nd code donation from Oracle is complete and is being processed for donation, see end of this page: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Apache+Transition
  - Alpha of Apache NetBeans (incubating) has been released: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Apache+NetBeans+9.0+Alpha
  - Beta of Apache NetBeans (incubating) is nearing completion and ready for vote threads: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Apache+NetBeans+9.0+Beta
  - A special aspect of Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 Beta is the ability for the user to need to specify whether they want to use the GPL-ed nb-javac (which is an Apache requirement, i.e., the user needs to take the onus of using binaries that are not compliant with Apache licensing requirements) or javac directly from JDK 9 (which thus complies with Apache licenses, though has less solid integration with NetBeans): https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Java+Editor+Using+JDK+javac
  - Plan was to work on Beta release during last week of the year, but holiday season got in the way.
  - Repo created for cleaning up netbeans.org website, with content and instructions included: https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans-website-cleanup
  - New Apache NetBeans wiki-export tool has been added to apache-netbeans-incubator-tools: https://github.com/apache/incubator-netbeans-tools

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:

  2017-11-29 Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 Alpha [RC2]

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Process for becoming a committer has been documented (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/NETBEANS/Becoming+a+committer) and can now be followed.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](netbeans) Ate Douma
     Comments:
  [ ](netbeans) Bertrand Delacretaz
     Comments:
  [ ](netbeans) Daniel Gruno
     Comments:
  [X](netbeans) Mark Struberg
     Comments: The understanding of ASF 'mechanics' grows steadily. Think they are on a good way!

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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. Fulfil the 1.0 version - (collaboration scheduled for end of March) 
  2. Attract more developers
  3. Have frequent 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 community enhancements. Ongoing SVN to GIT transition, with read-only repository. 
        

How has the project developed since the last report?
    Ongoing SVN to GIT transition to improve visibility on GitHub and archive better mergeability for feature branches.
        Svante Schubert continued sponsorship by German government's prototypefund.org developing a new collaboration feature for the ODF Toolkit till end of March.
  
  
Date of last release:

  2017-04-10

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2017-08-02

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
     Comments:
  [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
     Comments:
  [ ](odftoolkit) Tom Barber
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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PageSpeed

PageSpeed represents a series of open source technologies to help make the web
faster by rewriting web pages to reduce latency and bandwidth.

PageSpeed has been incubating since 2017-09-30.

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

  1.  Finish project setup
  2.  Community building
  3.  Create a first release

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?

- Continued healthy activity has shown on the x-pagespeed-discuss groups and
  github issue system.
- There have been limited contributions to pagespeed repositories from outside
  of the current committer group. 

How has the project developed since the last report?

- There have been bug fixes and feature progress
- Transfers of the pagespeed repositories to the ASF have been initiated
- RAT has been successfully run and an in-detail review of project 
  dependencies is in progress. So far no blockers or critical issues have
  been identified.

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?
  2017-09-30 (entering incubation)


Signed-off-by:

  [ ](pagespeed) Jukka Zitting
     Comments:
  [ ](pagespeed) Leif Hedstrom
     Comments:
  [ ](pagespeed) Nick Kew
     Comments:
  [ ](pagespeed) Phil Sorber
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:




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PLC4X

PLC4X is a set of libraries for communicating with industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) using a variety of protocols but with a shared API.


PLC4X has been incubating since 2017-12-18.

Most important issues to address while moving towards graduation:

  *   Building the community: The PPMC and committer group has a large percentage of codecentric employees, we have been recruiting people from other companies, but will have to continue these efforts for establishing a healthy Apache community.
  *   Onboarding of new committers: With PLC4X several people on the team are not very familiar with the Apache Way. We have started and will continue our efforts on this onboarding.
  *   Podling name search: We have invested a lot of time on the name search prior to starting to work on the project, but we still need the official OK that we’re allowed to keep the Name of Apache PLC4X.
 *    Make our first release

Any Issues the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of:

  *   In order to get access to some of the specifications the ASF will eventually have to become Members of some external foundations: OPC, EtherCat, Modbus … these memberships usually have a free level, that allows us to use the specifications but doesn’t result in any regular costs. We will have to discuss these details with the ASF and the other foundations.
  *   One of the external foundations (Profinet) doesn’t have a free membership. In general, the CEO of the European branch of the Profinet Foundation has signaled that it should be possible for the ASF to become a member and have an outside company pay the membership fees, but we have to discuss the details (With them as well as the ASF).

How has the community developed since the last report?

  *   We have been accepted into the Apache Incubator just a week before Christmas, we are still in the process of setting up
  *   Prior to joining the Apache Incubator however, we have managed to recruit people from other Apache projects and are working on getting other people familiar with the protocols and the industry involved. After the Christmas break we are planning on contacting a big group of people that have claimed to be wanting to be involved (A list of about 20 Companies, but we can’t tell how many will be using and how many would also be willing to contribute)
  *   We have started the onboarding of new committers and will be continuing to do this (extended emails with a lot of explanations on why we are doing things the way we are)
  *   Project has bootstrapped quickly and we have mailing lists, website, JIRA etc. all set up and running.
  *   Testing coverage has been improved over the initial code base

How has the project developed since the last report?

  *   There was no last report.

How does the podling rate their own maturity?

  *   We have a mix of new participants and experienced Apache people involved.
  *   So far, the new participants have shown great willingness and success in adopting the Apache Way.
  *   However, we still need to continue:
     *   the on-boarding
     *   increasing the diversity of the team
  *   Also, will we need to decide and establish all the processes involved in releasing software at Apache


Date of last release:

  N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  N/A

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](plc4x) Greg Trasuk
     Comments:
  [ ](plc4x) Justin Mclean
     Comments:
  [ ](plc4x) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
  [X](plc4x) Stefan Bodewig
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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.


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?

  * Working on the next release 
  * Starting discussions about graduation

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Implemented a cache for Fluo query metadata
  * Added a Twill App for running the periodic service
  * Fixed several bugs 

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:

  2017-10-10

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](rya) Josh Elser
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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SDAP

SDAP is an integrated data analytic center for Big Science problems.

SDAP has been incubating since 2017-10-22.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](sdap) Jörn Rottmann
     Comments:
  [ ](sdap) Raphael Bircher
     Comments:
  [ ](sdap) Suneel Marthi
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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ServiceComb

ServiceComb is a microservice framework that provides a set of tools and
components to make development and deployment of cloud applications easier.

ServiceComb has been incubating since 2017-11-22.

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

  1. Finish apache project setup
  2. Community building
  3. Create a first release

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?

   N/A

How has the project developed since the last report?

  This is the first report.
* Apache ICLA signed by all contributors from Huawei.
* Corporate Contributor License Agreement signed by Huawei.
* Software Grant Agreement signed by Huawei.
* Infrastructure setup 
* ServiceComb codes are transferred Apache.


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?

  2017-11-22 (entering incubation)

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](servicecomb) Roman Shaposhnik
     Comments:
  [ ](servicecomb) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
     Comments:
  [ ](servicecomb) Timothy Chen
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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SkyWalking

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](skywalking) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [ ](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
     Comments:
  [ ](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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Spot

Apache Spot is a platform for network telemetry built on an open data model
and Apache Hadoop.

Spot has been incubating since 2016-09-23.

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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](spot) Jarek Jarcec Cecho
     Comments:
  [ ](spot) Brock Noland
     Comments:
  [ ](spot) Andrei Savu
     Comments:
  [ ](spot) Uma Maheswara Rao G
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](trafficcontrol) Phil Sorber
     Comments:
  [ ](trafficcontrol) Eric Covener
     Comments:
  [ ](trafficcontrol) Leif Hedstrom
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd 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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](wave) Upayavira
     Comments:
  [ ](wave) John D. Ament
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:



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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.
  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?


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:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](weex) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [ ](weex) Willem Jiang
     Comments:
  [ ](weex) Stephan Ewen
     Comments:
  [ ](weex) Raphael Bircher
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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