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From Patrick Hunt <>
Subject Re: June reports in two weeks
Date Thu, 24 May 2012 00:36:18 GMT
Hi Jukka, I'm also concerned for S4 not having a release and low
activity. I pinged them about cutting a release a couple months ago
and they said they weren't ready. As for activity there is some
mailing list traffic but almost no jira/commits listed in april/may.

For Bigtop i've been tracking diversity. A couple weeks ago I reviewed
their recent commits and didn't see anyone that might be a good fit
for new committer. I know they are trying hard though hosting events,
helping new contributors, etc... but so far diversity continues to be
low. Perhaps someone will have some insight on how to gather new
contributors that hasn't been tried yet?


On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 4:28 PM, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> There's plenty of time still before the June reports [1] start flowing
> in. As an early remainder to podlings starting to draft their reports,
> here's how the IPMC saw your status as of the previous quarterly
> report in March [2]:
>  IP clearance: Openmeetings
>  No release: Bloodhound, Cordova, OpenOffice
>  Low activity: Kalumet, Kato
>  Low diversity: Bigtop, Etch, Isis, HCatalog, S4, Wave
>  Ready to graduate: Flume
> Has the situation in your podling changed over the last three months?
> If not, what's your plan for improving the situation? Is there
> anything for which you'd appreciate more help?
> I'm especially worried about Kato as it seems like the project has
> more or less died even though the JSR 326 / Oracle trouble got finally
> sorted out. Is it time to retire the project or can we hope for a
> revival?
> I also wanted to start preparing for this reporting round in good time
> by assigning shepherds [3] already now. Using a fuzzy algorithm based
> on the available volunteers, their stated preferences, and the
> podlings they're already mentoring, I came up with the following
> initial assignments that I've also recorded on the wiki page:
>  Benson Margulies - CloudStack, HCatalog, Kato
>  Dave Fisher      - Bloodhound, Flume
>  Matt Franklin    - Bigtop, Flex, Openmeetings
>  Matt Hogstrom    - Cordova,
>  Jukka Zitting    - Etch, Isis, S4
>  Mohammad Nour    - Kalumet
>  Ross Gardler     - Wave
> Feel free to shuffle these around or ask for someone else to fill in
> if you're expecting to be too busy for the extra reviews in early
> June. Other IPMC members and interested observers, please jump in and
> volunteer as extra shepherds if you'd like to help this effort.
> As discussed earlier, shepherds are not there to replace existing
> mentors. If everything is going well with a project, the shepherd can
> simply acknowledge a report and move on. If there are any relevant
> questions that the report doesn't answer, the shepherd may ask the
> podling and its mentors for more details. And finally if something
> seems wrong, the shepherd should raise a flag for the mentors and the
> rest of the IPMC to focus on. Most importantly, we need to be talking
> *with* the podlings, not just *about* them, so especially any
> constructive and encouraging feedback to them will be highly useful.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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