May 2009 Board reports (see ReportingSchedule).

These reports are due here by Wednesday, 13 May 2009 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:


Apache Ace is a software distribution framework that allows you to centrally manage and distribute software components, configuration data and other artifacts to target systems.

Ace just started incubation, on April 24th 2009.

There are currently no issues requiring board or Incubator PMC attention.



Licensing and other issues


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.

Recent Activity: After we finished the second code view, we finally filled up IP Clearance, though wo miss something and had to filled it again, and sent it to ASF. We have kept on learning Theora and Vorbis, however, little had us achieved. We have sent a mail to Theora community to call for their help. We wish that good news would come soon.


Apache Chemistry is an effort to provide a Java (and possibly others, like JavaScript) implementation of the upcoming CMIS specification. Chemistry entered incubation on April 30th, 2009.

The Chemistry project has just entered incubation and we've been busy getting started with everything. Most of the project infrastructure is already in place, all the CLAs have been received, and the initial codebases are now in Apache svn.

Many Chemistry developers had a chance to meet in person in the CMIS PlugFest at the end of April, and the resulting energy has been visible also on the new Chemistry mailing lists. Among the results are updates to the core Chemistry codebase, a new JavaScript-based CMIS client codebase, and a proposal to contribute a Flex/Air -based CMIS explorer.

Issues before graduation:


Droids is an Incubator project arrived from Apache Labs. Droids entered incubation on October, 2009.

It's an intelligent standalone robot framework that allows one to create and extend existing web robots.

Things are charging along in Droids. The presentations had been successfully seeded interest in Droids at both BarCamp and Lightning Talks at ApacheCon EU. In the weeks after the ApacheCon more people subsrcibed to the mailing list and we received quite a lot of patches from Mingfai Ma. The patches had been incooperated in our repository already. One of the initial 3 committers has gone inactive.

Now the focus is on evolving the design and building a larger community.



Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents. PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The PDFBox project continues doing well. We released new versions of the JempBox and FontBox libraries, and will likely soon make a release of the main PDFBox library. The development activity is increasing and the community is diverse. PDFBox will soon be ready to graduate from the Incubator.

Issues before graduation:


Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access control layer, and upload capabilities.


Pivot is an open-source platform for building rich internet applications in Java. It has been in incubation since January 2009.

Top 3 issues prior to graduation:


Sling is an OSGI-based scriptable web framework that uses a Java Content Repository, such as Apache Jackrabbit, to store and manage content.

Sling entered incubation on September 5th, 2007.

There are no issues which require Incubator PMC or board attention at the moment.



Issues before graduation

Licensing and other issues


SocialSite is an open source Social Networking Service based on Apache Shindig (incubating). The software is not simply a "canned" Social Network or Facebook-in-a-box type of web application; it's something different. SocialSite is designed to add social networking features to existing web applications and web sites. SocialSite is made up of two parts: 1) a social data server that supports the OpenSocial APIs and extensions and 2) a set of OpenSocial gadgets that provide a complete user-interface for social networking.

SocialSite is in the process of entering the incubator. Status page and SVN space have been created but no user accounts. Committers are sending in ICLAs and we're waiting on Sun to deliver the code grant.


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.

In the month of April, the growing Stonehenge community has been very active delivering on fixes for the PHP, Java and .NET implementations of a sample app called stocktrader. Stocktrader is meant to be the first sample app that demonstrates interoperability in Stonehenge.

Admin: The community is still learning the ropes of apache processes. A PPMC is currently being setup to allow the nomination of several active developers. Legal headers and logos have been updated in all code bases to reflect Apache's brand. All code bases now pass the RAT tool.

Community: Two new developers have joined. The current community has intensified its effort around enabling a smooth installation experience of the sample apps. Documentation has been authored and iterated upon.

Code: The community has identified and resolved many fixes towards the first release. The first release, which is being voted on right now, is aimed towards producing code and docs that enable a smooth interop experience between the .NET, PHP and Java implementations of the StockTrader application.

Graduation map:

Neither M2 or M3 are discussed yet. As soon as M1 is complete the community will discuss options for releases.


VCL has been incubating since December 2008. VCL is a framework for cloud management of physical and virtual machines.

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No activity

- Robert Burrell Donkin, XAP Mentor -

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