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June 2010 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

These reports are due here by Wednesday, 9 June 2010 so that the Incubator PMC can 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:

  • The "incubating since" info.
  • The project's top 2 or 3 things to resolve prior to graduation.
  • A short description of what your project's software does.
  • The Signed off by mentor: is for Mentor(s) to show that the Report has been reviewed.


Amber is a project to develop a Java library which provides an API specification for, and an unconditionally compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications. OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to authenticate and authorise access by another party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share their username and password credentials.

The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are: 1. One 2. Two 3. Three

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:

The community is in the first stages of formation and solely consists of the developers.

The project has begun with the contribution of code from the initial developers.

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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

  • Finally got our new UI up and running which is the foundation of next release
  • Users from various enterprises are using ESME in test installations
  • Received some patches from a new contributor in the last few weeks.

The following items are planned for the next reporting period:

  • Next release based on UI code
  • Other types of authentication
  • Integrate Stax deployment in daily Hudson builds (more difficult than expected)

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve prior to graduation

  • Increase community involvement in the project
  • Multiple Apache releases

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Etch was accepted into Incubator on 2 September 2008.

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.

Holger Grandy and Michael Fitzner have submitted a c-binding for us to examine. Youngjin is going to be looking at it. I've been shaking down the etch 1.1 release candidate in my current project, and as soon as I can get my head out I plan to fix the final administrative issues of the 1.1 release and try to kick it out the door.

We recently voted to accept Holger Grandy and Michael Fitzner as committers and ppmc members. They have submitted an Etch C Binding.

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. [GavinMcDonald adds: I'm looking into adding Etch to CI stuff at ASF]

Outstanding items:

More community.. we have been Cisco-centered with just a few nibbles outside of Cisco. Things are definitely changing with members employed or so to be employed in different places. Building a stronger community remains our key task. We wish we knew how.

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Hama was accepted into Incubator on 20 May 2008. Hama is a distributed scientific package on Hadoop for massive matrix and graph data.

We're trying to implement the M/R alternative, a new computation framework for matrix/graphs based on BSP. We are doing this because the Hadoop M/R model isn't suitable for the complex numerical/relational data processing since it requires heavy communications among computing nodes.

Recently we made a progress in the design of the overall architecture, and the development of the BSP cluster with programming interfaces. And, HAMA project has drawn many interests from Hadoopers.

We are now focusing on the very first release of Hama to graduate from incubator.

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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 project has effectively paused until Oracle's involvement has been clarified. The credibility of the standard relies on there being more than one major Java VM vendor involved. Originally both Oracle and Sun were members of the JSR, but since then Oracle has bought Sun and is now owns both the HotSpot and JRockit Java VMs.

The following is planned for next reporting period:

  • To be determined once Oracle's involvement has been established.

Before this project can graduate we need to encourage more participation in the project and grow the community.

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OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing, information integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of successful projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ California Institute of Technology, and many other research institutions and universities.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation

  1. Port OODT code and license headers into ASF license headers
  2. OODT contributions from at least 2 other organizations besides JPL
  3. At least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few months

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Either Justin Erenkrantz or David Woollard will be giving a talk at the TransferSummit 2010 in Oxford, UK on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 3:50pm - 4:30pm on NASA and Apache. The talk will cover OODT in detail and the transition of the first NASA project into the ASF Incubator and the experience along the way. After some discussion with Justin, Chris added himself as a mentor for the project on the OODT Proposal on the Incubator wiki, since he is an ASF member and Incubator PMC member. Much of the other activity continues to be from the mentors and committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on January 22, 2010.

Development continues to focus on OODT-3 (cleaning up the OODT code and config license headers), with contributions from Andrew Hart and Sean McCleese, and onOODT-15 (one top-level build for OODT, and one trunk, tags and branches) with contributions from Chris Mattmann. When OODT-15 and OODT-3 are finished, we should be ready for 1st incubating release along with some documentation transfering and getting the website up and running, tracked in OODT-16, and assigned to Sean Kelly.

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No IPMC or Board issues requring attention.

Both the Ant task RAT-73 and Maven plugin RAT-74 have been extended to optionally create reports in RAT's XML format rather than plain text. This will not only allow custom styling of the reports but also easy report federations like the one currently created by BuildBot.

Discussion for a new release of RAT to make this feature available has started but hasn't come to a conclusion, yet.

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Apache SIS is a toolkit that spatial information system builders or users can use to build applications containing location context. This project will look to store reference implementations of spatial algorithms, utilities, services, etc. as well as serve as a sandbox to explore new ideas. Further, the goal is to have Apache SIS grow into a thriving Apache top-level community, where a host of SIS/GIS related software (OGC datastores, REST-ful interfaces, data standards, etc.) can grow from and thrive under the Apache umbrella.

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

Not at this time

Community progress since the last report

Mailing list activity has been pretty bare, but should pick up since the SIS'ers need to follow up after the meeting with ESRI last month to determine if they are interested with participating in the community. Much of the other activity continues to be from the mentors and committers.

Project progress since last report

SIS was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on February 21, 2010.

Development has slowed, but the intentions from last month still stand. Chris Mattmann still needs to work on refactoring the LocalLucene code into the SIS codebase (SIS-3) and Sean McCleese needs to finish creating the SIS incubator website (SIS-2). Patrick O'Leary is investigating map projections and coordinate systems including transformations to Polar coordinates which should help on the observational data side.

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Zeta Components

Zeta Components is a high-quality library of loosely-coupled PHP components. It has entered incubation on 2010-05-21. Therefore the project is still in ramp up phase.

3 most important issues to be tackled:

  • Create initial incubating infrastructure.
  • Move project and community to ASF.
  • Get developement based in ASF moving again.

Mailinglists have already been created. Available are:

Website space has been reserved. Jira has been requested. All CLAs have been sent. Most of them have been processed and therefore most user accounts have been requested.

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