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From Upayavira ...@odoko.co.uk>
Subject Re: DRAFT report September 2016
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 22:44:37 GMT
Apologies for my delay. With the following comment I sign off on Wave:

"Once more Wave is on the brink of retirement. However, this time, an
offer has been made of code from SwellRT, which is a fork of Wave
itself, and a concall has been scheduled for interested parties to
discuss whether it is a go-er. It is my (limited) understanding that
many of the complexity issues in the Wave code that have prevented
community development have been resolved in SwellRT. I will watch to see
where this goes, if anywhere."



On Mon, 12 Sep 2016, at 09:56 PM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:
> Greetings,
> 
> Please review this draft report.
> 
> The MoinMoin wiki is slow and unreliable today.  If your wiki update
> doesn't
> go through, feel free to reply on this thread and I will integrate your
> changes.
> 
> Remaining tasks:
> 
> *   The following podlings need signoff:
>     - Fineract
>     - log4cxx
>     - MRQL
>     - Myriad
>     - Toree
>     - Trafodion
>     - Wave
> *   The narrative and the Legal/Trademarks/Infrastructure/Misc sections
> need
>     to be fleshed out with summaries from August's conversations on
>     general@incubator. (Ted)
> 
> Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the report!
> 
> Marvin Humphrey
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Incubator PMC report for September 2016
> 
> 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
> 
>   No IPMC roster changes this month.
> 
> * New Podlings
> 
>   - Annotator
>   - AriaTosca
> 
> * Graduations
> 
>   None this month.
> 
> * Releases
> 
>   The following releases entered distribution during the month of
>   August:
> 
>   - 2016-08-01 Apache Pony Mail 0.9.incubating
>   - 2016-08-02 Apache Mnemonic 0.2.0-incubating
>   - 2016-08-03 Apache Eagle 0.3.0-incubating
>   - 2016-08-09 Apache Datafu (incubating) 1.3.1
>   - 2016-08-10 Apache Gearpump 0.8.1-incubating
>   - 2016-08-20 Apache Ranger (incubating) 0.6.1
>   - 2016-08-22 Apache Metron 0.2.0BETA-incubating
>   - 2016-08-22 Apache Beam 0.2.0-incubating
>   - 2016-08-24 Apache CarbonData 0.1.0-incubating
>   - 2016-08-29 Apache Pirk 0.1.0-incubating
> 
> * IP Clearance
> 
>   None this month.
> 
> * Legal / Trademarks
> 
> 
> 
> * Infrastructure
> 
> 
> 
> * Miscellaneous
> 
> 
> 
> * Credits
> 
>   - Report Manager: Marvin Humphrey / John D. Ament
> 
> -------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------
> 
> * Still getting started at the Incubator
> 
>   - AriaTosca
>   - Traffic Control
> 
> * Not yet ready to graduate
> 
>   No release:
> 
>   - DistributedLog
>   - Edgent
>   - Fineract
>   - HTrace
>   - Juneau
>   - log4cxx2
>   - PredictionIO
>   - SensSoft
>   - Toree
> 
>   Community growth:
> 
>   - Atlas
>   - CarbonData
>   - CommonsRDF
>   - Gearpump
>   - Mnemonic
>   - MRQL
>   - Myriad
>   - Omid
>   - Pirk
>   - Pony Mail
>   - Singa
>   - SAMOA
>   - Tephra
>   - Trafodion
>   - Wave
> 
> * Ready to graduate
> 
>   - Ranger
>   - Taverna
> 
> * Considering retirement
> 
>   - Streams
> 
> * Did not report, expected next month
> 
>   - Quickstep
>   - Tamaya
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                        Table of Contents
> AriaTosca
> Atlas
> CarbonData
> CommonsRDF
> DistributedLog
> Edgent
> Fineract
> Gearpump
> HTrace
> Juneau
> log4cxx2
> Mnemonic
> MRQL
> Myriad
> Omid
> Pirk
> Pony Mail
> PredictionIO
> Quickstep
> Ranger
> SAMOA
> SensSoft
> Singa
> Streams
> Tamaya
> Taverna
> Tephra
> Traffic Control
> Trafodion
> Toree
> Wave
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> --------------------
> AriaTosca
> 
> ARIA TOSCA project offers an easily consumable Software Development
> Kit(SDK)
> and a Command Line Interface(CLI) to implement TOSCA(Topology and
> Orchestration Specification of Cloud Applications) based solutions.
> 
> AriaTosca has been incubating since 2016-08-27.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Establish a formal release process and schedule, allowing for
>   dependable
>      release cycles in a manner consistent with the Apache development
>      process.
>   2. Grow the community around the project.
>   3. Migrate existing users to apache mailing lists, redirect the present
>      external project links to Apache.
> 
> 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?
> 
>   The project is still being setup in Apache Incubator and is presently.
> 
>   Received Software Grant Agreement (SGA) from Gigaspaces.
> 
>   The mailing lists, Jira, Github Repo, Incubator podling, Confluence
>   Wiki
>   have been setup for the project.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   This would be the first report for AriaTosca.
>   The project is presently being setup in Incubator.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   None
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   Project is being established in incubator with the proposed initial set
>   of
>   committers.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](ariatosca) Suneel Marthi
>   [X](ariatosca) John D. Ament
>   [X](ariatosca) Jakob Homan
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Atlas
> 
> Apache Atlas is a scalable and extensible set of core foundational
> governance
> services that enables enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet
> their
> compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows integration with the
> complete enterprise data ecosystem.
> 
> Atlas has been incubating since 2015-05-05.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Podling name search is pending.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   No specific issues at this time to report.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. We have added 4 new committers since the last report from different
>      organizations. Around 15 new contributors were added since the last
>      report.  The current number of contributors is around 60.
>   2. The activity on the atlas-dev mailing list stands at around 900
>   messages
>      per month between June and August. [1]
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. A major release, 0.7-incubating, was made in the month of July.
>      This release added several new features to make Atlas enterprise
>      ready including: Authentication and authorization support, High
>      availability, deeper integrations with other Hadoop components
>      including Hive, HDFS, Falcon etc., Entity versioning, Kafka message
>      versioning, support for creating business taxonomies, enhanced
>      user interface, better performance etc.
>   2. Work is proceeding in 0.8-incubating to stabilize many of these
>      features and also add several strategic improvements including
>      abstractions to the underlying graph database to make it easier
>      to move to later versions, rolling upgrades, etc.
>   3. A total of 302 issues were reported between June 1st 2016 and August
>      31st 2016. 266 issues were resolved in the same time frame [2],[3]
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-07-09: 07-incubating [4]
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   1. The PPMC voted and elected 4 new members as committers to
>      the project on 2016-07-05: Tom Beerbower, Keval Bhatt,  David
>      Kantor and Darshan Kumar.
> 
> [1] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-atlas-dev/
> [2]
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ATLAS-1149?jql=project%20%3D%20ATLAS%20AND%20created%20%3E%3D%202016-06-01%20AND%20created%20%3C%3D%202016-08-31
> [3]
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ATLAS-775?jql=project%20%3D%20ATLAS%20AND%20resolved%20%3E%3D%202016-06-01%20AND%20resolved%20%3C%3D%202016-08-31
> [4]
> https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201607.mbox/%3CCAAbv78fuzCv51E4Pn8fg7nwkJyOUQo9z2WNhsiz2EstbTvj1Gw@mail.gmail.com%3E
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](atlas) Arun Murthy
>   [X](atlas) Chris Douglas
>   [x](atlas) Jakob Homan
>   [ ](atlas) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> CarbonData
> 
> Apache CarbonData is a new Apache Hadoop native file format for faster
> interactive query using advanced columnar storage, index, compression and
> encoding techniques to improve computing efficiency, in turn it will help
> speedup queries an order of magnitude faster over PetaBytes of data.
> 
> CarbonData has been incubating since 2016-06-02.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Prepare new releases
>   2. Increase both dev and user communities
>   3. Publish and update website to promote CarbonData
> 
> 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?
> 
>   The community activity increased: many new users started to use and
>   test CarbonData, we had more than 100 new issues created during Aug;
>   One
>   user formally deployed CarbonData to their business system, the
>   query efficiency speeded up 50 times (the user is the biggest internet
>   finance company in China)
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   Code donation has been done and all resources have been created by
>   INFRA
>   (git, github mirror, mailing list, Jira, ...).
> 
>   We also created the Jenkins CI jobs.
> 
>   We did the first release (0.1.0-incubating) and we are preparing a new
>   one.
> 
>   We're also working on the website (with improved look'n feel).
> 
>   We're also preparing some talks and presentations about CarbonData.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-08-27
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2016-07-15
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](carbondata) Henry Saputra
>   [X](carbondata) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
>   [X](carbondata) Uma Maheswara Rao G
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> CommonsRDF
> 
> Commons RDF is a set of interfaces and classes for RDF 1.1 concepts and
> behaviours.  The commons-rdf-api module defines interfaces and testing
> harness.  The commons-rdf-simple module provides a basic reference
> implementation to exercise the test harness and clarify API contracts.
> 
> CommonsRDF has been incubating since 2015-03-06.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Work with key target communities (Apache Jena and Eclipse RDF4J) to
>      ensure Commons RDF meets potential user requirements and
>      expectations
>      towards next versions of the Commons API.
>   2. Engage wider RDF community
>   3. Graduate to Apache Commons
> 
> 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?
> 
>   The community has been fairly quiet during the summer.
> 
>   Mailing list stats:
> 
>   dev@commonsrdf traffic
>   Jun 2016: 10
>   Jul 2016: 21
>   Aug 2016: 3
> 
>   Jira stats for last 90 days:
>   Created: 5
>   Resolved: 1
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   Building on the idea of Commons VFS-style integration
>   we have added branches that add bindings for
>   Eclipse RDF4j (formerly Open RDF Sesame),
>   Apache Jena and JSON-LD-Java.
>   https://github.com/apache/incubator-commonsrdf/branches
> 
>   This has raised interest within Jena
>   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JENA-1015
> 
>   We should now be moving towards a 0.3.0 release,
>   and working towards graduation to Apache Commons PMC,
>   we are adapting the build to be more compatible with the
>   Commons release process https://commons.apache.org/releases/
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-05-24 apache-commonsrdf-0.2.0-incubating
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   None
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](commonsrdf) John D Ament
>   [ ](commonsrdf) Gary Gregory
>   [X](commonsrdf) Lewis J McGibbney
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> DistributedLog
> 
> DistributedLog is a high-performance replicated log service. It offers
> durability, replication and strong consistency, which provides a
> fundamental
> building block for building reliable distributed systems.
> 
> DistributedLog has been incubating since 2016-06-24.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Getting an Apache release out
>   2. Improve general documentation
>   3. Grow user base
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   There is currently no issue.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. A few people began actively to involve in the project discussion
>   2. Some project ideas have been initiated and discussed on the mailing
>   list
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. The wiki has been filled up with development and contribution
>      information.
>   2. The existing website content has been pushed to asf-site branch and
>      live under http://distributedlog.incubator.apache.org. The new
>      website
>      has been discussed.
>   3. The pom file was updated to follow Apache's principle and the status
>      page is updated.
>   4. Various project ideas are under developing.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   N/A
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   N/A
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](distributedlog) Flavio Junqueira
>   [X](distributedlog) Chris Nauroth
>   [X](distributedlog) Henry Saputra
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Edgent
> 
>   Apache Edgent is a programming model and micro-kernel style runtime
>   that
>   can be embedded in gateways and small footprint edge devices enabling
>   local, real-time, analytics on the continuous streams of data coming
>   from
>   equipment, vehicles, systems, appliances, devices and sensors of all
>   kinds
>   (for example, Raspberry Pis or smart phones). Working in conjunction
>   with
>   centralized analytic systems, Apache Edgent provides efficient and
>   timely
>   analytics across the whole IoT ecosystem: from the center to the edge.
> 
>   Edgent has been incubating since 2016-02-29.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Create and expand a diverse community of contributors and committers
>      around Edgent project
>   2. Set up new build system, allowing us to remove code dependencies
>   from
>      our repository
>   3. Create the first Apache release of Edgent
> 
> 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?
> 
>   Significant progress has been made on a new build system, using 
>   Gradle.
>   One of the goals is to remove third party code, so we can work toward a
>   release.
> 
>   The community has been active and participating in voting.  Heavy
>   commit
>   activity, but light Jira activity, recently as the name change was
>   implemented in the code, documentation and web site.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   According to JIRA, the project has added the following:
> 
>   * June: 29 new issues; 22 issues resolved.
>   * July: 20 new issues; 15 issues resolved.
>   * August: 7 new issues; 7 issues resolved.
> 
>   August activity was largely build and renaming activities, tracked
>   under a
>   few Jira issues.
> 
>   The name for the project was changed from Apache Quarks to Apache
>   Edgent.
>   The new name went through a suitable name search and was approved.  The
>   infrastructure, code and documentation changes have been completed.
> 
>   A logo was voted on and chosen, and a wiki was set up for the Edgent
>   community.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   We have not created an Apache release as of yet.  We need to complete
>   build
>   changes and licensing work to create a release.
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   In May, we added two new committers and PPMC members, Kathy Saunders
>   and
>   Queenie Ma.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](edgent) Daniel Debrunner
>   [ ](edgent) Luciano Resende
>   [X](edgent) Katherine Marsden
>   [X](edgent) Justin Mclean
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Fineract
> 
> Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.
> 
> Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Getting a first release out – we are still inhibited by Hibernate
>   issues
>      which are more deeply rooted than we realized.
>   2. Moving the community from the Mifos infrastructure to the Apache
>      infrastructure – most discussions are taking place out of public
>      view.
>   3. Resolving the questions around introduction of a rework of the
>   original
>      code – in particular repository/infrastructure/release questions
>      which
>      result from the microservice architecture.
> 
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   The person who creates and submits the board reports will cease to
>   perform
>   this task until the code rework is ready to be introduced to the
>   community.
>   It is possible that this will endanger the board reports.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   Several prospective new committers have recently joined the Mifos
>   community
>   through Google Summer of Code and as new partners that we are working
>   to
>   add as committers to the Apache Fineract.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   We have tried and failed to produce an apache release again.  A release
>   was
>   produced by the mifos community outside of apache and announced on the
>   apache fineract user list.
> 
>   The release included work intended to move us closer to apache
>   policies.
>   In particular, the removal of Hibernate annotations from the code
>   uncovered
>   a circular dependency in the data structure which was not caught in
>   testing.  Two production systems from early adopters are out-of-service
>   today.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   XXXX-XX-XX
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   Jim Jagielski was added as a mentor.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
>   [ ](fineract) Greg Stein
>   [ ](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik
>   [ ](fineract) Jim Jagielski
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Gearpump
> 
> Gearpump is a reactive real-time streaming engine based on the
> micro-service
> Actor model.
> 
> Gearpump has been incubating since 2016-03-08.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Make initial Apache branded release and release on a regular
>   schedule.
>   2. Continue to evolve community interest and support.
>   3. Integrate with Apache Beam and akka-streams frameworks.
> 
> 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?
> 
>   Increased community contribution on integration with Apache Cassandra.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   We released Apache Gearpump 0.8.1-incubating, which is Gearpump's first
>   release as an Apache incubator project.
> 
>   Integration within Apache Beam (Gearpump Runner) has been merged into a
>   feature branch.
> 
>   Continued integration within akka-streams (Gearpump Materializer).
>   Three
>   PRs committed.
> 
>   28 issues created and 18 resolved.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-08-16
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   No new committers or PMC members elected yet.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](gearpump) Andrew Purtell
>   [ ](gearpump) Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>   [ ](gearpump) Reynold Xin
>   [ ](gearpump) Todd Lipcon
>   [ ](gearpump) Xuefu Zhang
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>   Justin Mclean:
> 
>     PPMC are looking for additional mentors.
> 
> --------------------
> HTrace
> 
> Apache HTrace is a tracing framework intended for use with distributed
> systems written in java.
> 
> Apache HTrace has been incubating since 2014-11-11.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Continue to grow the Apache HTrace community
>   2. Continue to explore projects integrating Apache HTrace
>   3. Continue to develop and release stable Apache HTrace incubating
>      artifacts
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   * The dev@htrace mailing list continues to see new comers which is
>   great.
>   * Although a GSoC-related project was not successfully completed, the
>     Apache Kudu and Apache HTrace communities have made contact. This is
>     part of the drive to have more projects integrate Apache HTrace.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   * A discussion thread is currently ongoing to release HTrace 4.2. This
>     will include over 40 issues addressed and may even be our last
>     incubating
>     release before we attempt to graduate.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   * htrace-4.1.0-incubating on March 5th, 2016
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   * None this period. Last added committer: Abraham Elmahrek - 2.11.15
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](htrace) Jake Farrell
>   [ ](htrace) Todd Lipcon
>   [X](htrace) Lewis John Mcgibbney
>   [ ](htrace) Andrew Purtell
>   [x](htrace) Billie Rinaldi
>   [x](htrace) Michael Stack
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Juneau
> 
> Apache Juneau is a toolkit for marshalling POJOs to a wide variety of
> content
> types using a common framework, and for creating sophisticated self-
> documenting REST interfaces and microservices using VERY little code.
> 
> Juneau has been incubating since 2016-06-24.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Build up community with non-IBM and non-Salesforce contributors.
>   2. Release a version of the product to spark external interest in the
>      project.
>   3. Need to determine where built libraries will be hosted for download.
> 
> 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 new members in August.  The hope is that a release of the product
>   will
>   spark interest.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   Website is now running.
>   Jira is now running and accepting bug reports.
>   Jenkins is now running and producing builds.
>   Confluence space has been created with articles for developers to get
>     started contributing.
>   Passes apache-rat check.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   None.
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
> 
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](juneau) Craig Russell
>   [ ](juneau) Jochen Wiedmann
>   [X](juneau) John D. Ament
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> log4cxx2
> 
> Logging for C++. N.B. This is a reboot of the Log4cxx podling which
> previously graduated.
> 
> log4cxx2 has been incubating since 2013-12-09.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Create a release
>   2. Activate some community
>   3.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   There was a discussion in the first quarter of the year to move the
>   project to attic unless it is able to release in the next few months.
>   No
>   release happened since then.
> 
>   There was a discussion about some kind of "maintenance mode" where
>   releases
>   and community growth doesn't matter much. As that mode doesn't exist,
>   it
>   has been suggested to release, graduate from incubator and just live
>   along
>   other logging projects and in a comparable state like log4cxx.
> 
>   Currently it seems that there's only one official project member with
>   commit access left answering mails. Even though that member and some
>   contributors worked on being able to create a release in the past,
>   contrary
>   to expectations that project member didn't find the time to deal with a
>   release as necessary.
> 
>   It seems most likely that if a release doesn't happen until the next
>   report
>   is due, it won't at all anymore. At least not by that one left member.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   One new contributor took quite some time to look and fix the release
>   process.  Two support mails from users, no new project members.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   Robert Middleton took quite some time to look at the build and release
>   process on Windows and Linux in the last two months and came to the
>   conclusion that the current Maven based process for both seems broken.
>   He provided a shell based alternative for the release and CMAKE build
>   starting points, which hasn't been merged into or tested by the project
>   yet.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2008-04-03 was the last official, pre-incubation 0.10.0
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
> 
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](log4cxx2) Ralph Goers
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>   Drew Farris:
> 
>     One mentor active within in the past month. There is a single active
>     committer and minor progress towards a release. The current build
>     system
>     is proving problematic for the contributor involved.  There is some
>     discussion about moving to the attic and this seems appropriate
> 
> --------------------
> Mnemonic
> 
> Apache Mnemonic is an advanced hybrid memory storage oriented library,
> we've
> proposed a non-volatile/durable Java object model and durable computing
> service that bring several advantages to significantly improve the
> performance of massive real-time data processing/analytics. developers
> are
> able to use this library to design their cache-less and SerDe-less high
> performance applications.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Apache releases: we have release version 0.2.0-incubating
>   2. Encouraging community participation and contribution
>   3. Invented Durable Computing Model and Service on top of Durable
>   Object
>      Model
> 
> 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?
> 
>   Our last report was in April. Since then
> 
>   * Twelve new contributors have joined and seven contributors have
>   submitted
>     their patches.
>   * We need to encourage more discussion on the dev list in the coming
>   months
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   * Added memory service and testcases
>   * Added computing service and testcases
>   * Re-organized sub-modules
>   * Added Apache Rat and Checkstyle to ensure compliance
>   * Added release.sh, runall.sh script tools
>   * Supported Docker dev. construction
>   * Removed the dependency of customized 3rd party library
>   * Removed the dependency of special version of nvml
>   * Constructed project website (WIP)
>   * Supported discrete addressing for memory service
>   * and other bugfixes, features, improvements
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-08-02
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   None
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](mnemonic) Patrick Hunt
>   [X](mnemonic) Andrew Purtell
>   [x](mnemonic) James Taylor
>   [ ](mnemonic) Henry Saputra
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> --------------------
> MRQL
> 
> MRQL is a query processing and optimization system for large-scale,
> distributed data analysis, built on top of Apache Hadoop, Hama, Spark,
> and
> Flink.
> 
> MRQL has been incubating since 2013-03-13.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Increase the number of active committers
>   2. Increase adoption, expand user community, and increase user list
>      activity
> 
> 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?
> 
>   There were no new developers or new committers since our last report.
>   There are two UTA students who are developing code for the MRQL project
>   as
>   part of their Master's thesis, but they have not participated in the
>   MRQL
>   community yet. One is working on implementing MRQL streaming with
>   Apache
>   Storm and he is scheduled to complete it by the end of the year. The
>   other
>   student is working on MRQL data visualization.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   There were 8 JIRA issues reported from which 6 have already been
>   resolved.
>   The main work during this period was on algebra-based and source-level
>   debugging of MRQL queries.  Basically, MRQL query results are annotated
>   with lineage information that links each result value with the input
>   data
>   that were used to calculate the value.  We hope that this debugger will
>   be
>   a valuable tool for developing and understanding MRQL queries.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-03-02
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2014-04-17
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](mrql) Alan Cabrera
>   [ ](mrql) Edward J. Yoon
>   [ ](mrql) Mohammad Nour El-Din
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> --------------------
> 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. Expand user/contributor/committer community
>   2. Gather more support from Hadoop and Mesos vendors
>   3. Release new versions (0.3 in planning), with more enterprise
>   features
> 
> 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?
> 
>   * dev@ mailing list picked up traffic (153 messages in June) around the
>     0.2.0 release. 236 messages since the last report.
>   * 6 new members on the dev@ mailing list. 3 new patch contributors.
>   * Bi-weekly dev syncs with 2-5 participants. Some cancelled due to lack
>   of
>     attendance. Minutes at http://s.apache.org/8kF
>   * Myriad to be presented at HadoopWorld/Strata NYC and a talk submitted
>   for
>     ApacheCon BigData EU.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   * Myriad 0.2.0 released. Myriad 0.3.0 in development/planning.
>   * 10 commits since 6/1. 8 JIRAs resolved.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-06-20 myriad-0.2.0-incubating
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2016-06-16 Yuliya Feldman
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](myriad) Benjamin Hindman
>   [ ](myriad) Danese Cooper
>   [ ](myriad) Ted Dunning
>   [ ](myriad) Luciano Resende
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Omid
> 
> Omid is a flexible, reliable, high performant and scalable ACID
> transactional
> framework that allows client applications to execute transactions on top
> of
> MVCC key/value-based NoSQL datastores (currently Apache HBase) providing
> Snapshot Isolation guarantees on the accessed data.
> 
> Omid has been incubating since 2016-03-28.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Boost project dissemination in the Apache community.
>   2. Collaborate/integrate Omid with other Apache projects.
>   3. Get positive feedback from other projects currently
>   integrating/using
>      Omid.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   N/A
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   * Omid presented at Hadoop Summit 2016 in San Jose. Some attendants
>     manifested interest and asked for future plans of integrating Omid
>     with
>     Apache Phoenix.
>   * First contact with Apache DistributedLog community for a possible
>     integration with Omid.
>   * Blog entry on Apache Omid ready to be published in Yahoo's hadoop
>   blog
>     site.
>   * Quarter Stats (from: 2016-06-01 to: 2016-08-31):
>     +---------------------------------------------+
>     |   Metric                          | counts  |
>     +---------------------------------------------+
>     | # of msgs in dev list             |  204    |
>     | Active Contributors (incl mentors)|    6    |
>     | Jira New Issues                   |   10    |
>     | Resolved Issues                   |   12    |
>     | Pull Requests merged              |    7    |
>     | Pull Requests proposed            |   10    |
>     +---------------------------------------------+
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   First version of Omid released under the Apache incubator program. It
>   has
>   also been integrated with the Apache Hive project.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-06-24
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   At incubation acceptance (2016-03-28)
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](omid) Alan Gates
>   [ ](omid) Lars Hofhansl
>   [ ](omid) Flavio P. Junqueira
>   [ ](omid) Thejas Nair
>   [x](omid) James Taylor
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Pirk
> 
> Pirk is a framework for scalable Private Information Retrieval (PIR).
> 
> Pirk has been incubating since 2016-06-17. The initial code for Pirk was
> granted on 2016-07-11.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Grow the community to establish diversity of background and
>   expertise.
>   2. Establish a formal release process and schedule, allowing for
>   dependable
>      release cycles in a manner consistent with the Apache development
>      process.
>   3. Add to and improve the Pirk user documentation and examples both on
>   the
>      website and in the codebase
> 
> 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?
> 
>   We have officially welcomed two new committers (Tim Ellison and Suneel
>   Marthi, both also mentors). The mailing list activity, pull requests,
>   and
>   page views to the Apache Pirk website (via Google Analytics) have also
>   greatly increased since the last report.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   The project completed it's first release, 0.1.0-incubating, since the
>   last
>   report and provided a release guide on its website documenting the
>   process.
>   Additionally, the project has ensured that all dependencies are
>   compliant
>   with the Apache License version 2.0 and that all code and documentation
>   artifacts have the correct Apache licensing markings and notice. The
>   project has also undertaken a refactor of some of the initial packages
>   and
>   provided initial streaming implementations.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   August 29, 2016
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   Pirk elected two new committers (Tim Ellison and Suneel Marthi, both
>   mentors) on August 18, 2016.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [x](pirk) Billie Rinaldi
>   [ ](pirk) Joe Witt
>   [X](pirk) Josh Elser
>   [X](pirk) Suneel Marthi
>   [X](pirk) Tim Ellison
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>   Josh Elser:
> 
>     Extremely happy to see the first release completed so soon after
>     entering incubation. Very pleased with the interaction and
>     responsiveness at PPMC and IPMC levels during the vote process. They
>     are
>     well on their way.
> 
>   Suneel Marthi:
> 
>     I must add that the first release candidate was put out for PPMC/IPMC
>     Vote in less than a month since the initial code was pushed to the
>     apache github repo.
> 
> --------------------
> 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. Grow the community
>   2. Make contributions easier (lower the bar for hacking on
>   code/docs/UI)
>   3. Increase awareness of the project
> 
> 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?
> 
>   Slight uptick in active members of the community, we now count roughly
>   10
>   active people participating either on the mailing list or IRC.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   Work has begun on a redesign of the UI, allowing for contributions more
>   easily.  This is codenamed 'coffee and cake', and is expected to reach
>   a
>   usable phase in a month or two.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-08-02
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   None since inception. See graduation info point 1.  The codebase needs
>   to
>   be more accessible before contributions can occur.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](ponymail) Andrew Bayer
>   [X](ponymail) John D. Ament
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> PredictionIO
> 
> PredictionIO is an open source Machine Learning Server built on top of
> state-
> of-the-art open source stack, that enables developers to manage and
> deploy
> production-ready predictive services for various kinds of machine
> learning
> tasks.
> 
> PredictionIO has been incubating since 2016-05-26. The initial code for
> PredictionIO was granted on 2016-06-16. A second grant of PredictionIO
> Templates is in the works and anticipated to be complete in September
> 2016.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Establish a formal release schedule and process, allowing for
>   dependable
>      release cycles in a manner consistent with the Apache way.
>   2. Grow the community to establish diversity of background.
>   3. Transition remaining former PredictionIO users from google-groups to
>   ASF
>      mailing lists.
> 
> 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. Users have begun to migrate from the old Google group to the Apache
>   user
>      list
>   2. Three new contributors have become active and have been making
>      consistently acceptable contributions and are on path to becoming
>      committers.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. The old Prediction.io docs site has been migrated to
>      http://predictionio.incubator.apache.org
>   2. About seven templates from the original PredictionIO have been
>   ported to
>      Apache PredictionIO, pending a decision on a 2nd grant. The pending
>      2nd
>      grant will not block a PredictionIO release.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   No releases have been made yet. Present activities are focussed towards
>   a
>   planned first Apache Release in September 2016.
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   Paul Li was elected as committer and PMC member on Aug 30, 2016.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](predictionio) Andrew Purtell
>   [x](predictionio) James Taylor
>   [ ](predictionio) Lars Hofhansl
>   [ ](predictionio) Luciano Resende
>   [ ](predictionio) Xiangrui Meng
>   [X](predictionio) Suneel Marthi
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Ranger
> 
> The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
> comprehensive
> data security across the Hadoop platform.
> 
> Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Increase the community participants for Apache Ranger
>   2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users
>   and
>      contributors.
>   3. Integration of Apache Ranger with other Apache Initiatives
> 
> 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. Mailing list activity since last report (June-01-2016 to
>   August-31-2016):
>             @dev          1423
>             @user          124
>             @commit        294
> 
>   2. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after
>   June-01-2016
>      before August-31-2016):
>             Created:        155
>             Resolved:       168
> 
>   3. Adding more community members to involve in Apache Ranger
>         * Added new contributors: Suneel Marthi
>         * Apache Hawq community is working with Ranger to build a
>           authorization engine for Apache Hawq (RANGER-782)
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. Released one major release :
>         0.6.0 released on 07/18/2016
> 
>   2. Released one minor release :
>         0.6.1 released on 08/20/2016
> 
>   3. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.7.0
>      a. Working on scoping of the release and features
> 
> Date  of last release:
> 
>   August-20-2016
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   1. Gautam Borad has been added as committer on June-29-2015
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](ranger) Alan Gates
>   [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
>   [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
>   [X](ranger) Jakob Homan
>   [ ](ranger) Owen O'Malley
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>   Drew Farris:
> 
>     Three mentors active. New release available in August.  Community
>     growth. Discussion of Graduation Steps. A healthy podling.
> 
> --------------------
> SAMOA
> 
> SAMOA provides a collection of distributed streaming algorithms for the
> most
> common data mining and machine learning tasks such as classification,
> clustering, and regression, as well as programming abstractions to
> develop
> new algorithms that run on top of distributed stream processing engines
> (DSPEs).  It features a pluggable architecture that allows it to run on
> several DSPEs such as Apache Storm, Apache S4, and Apache Samza.
> 
> SAMOA has been incubating since 2014-12-15.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Perform another release
>   2. Grow the developer base
>   3. Grow the user base
> 
> 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?
> 
>   Mailing list activity (June 2016 - August 2016):
>   * @dev: 77 messages
> 
>   Jira issues backlog (June 2016 - August 2016):
>   * Created:  1
>   * Resolved: 0
> 
>   We have had interest from both the Apex and Gearpump communities.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   We have been preparing a second release of the project, which was
>   delayed
>   due to some minor issues in the RC and then the summer break for most
>   developers.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2015-07-21
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   None
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](samoa) Alan Gates
>   [ ](samoa) Ashutosh Chauhan
>   [ ](samoa) Enis Soztutar
>   [ ](samoa) Ted Dunning
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> 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. Establishing our Users mailing list and getting incubating releases
>      to the user community
>   2. Completing the initial build on our website(s) (in progress)
>   3. Consolidating our Quick Start deployment guides on Apache
>   infrastructure
>      (Confluence, website) that allow for an end-to-end deployment of
>      data
>      collection services with containers for assets (Docker Images) for
>      speedy deployment (in progress)
> 
> 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?
> 
>   1. Community members have been working with DoD and Industry partners
>   to
>      bring them on as contributors to the project (ex. Other industry
>      leaders
>      in HCI/UX offerings for DoD have begun offering SensSoft products as
>      part of their technical offerings).
>   2. The community has established a Twitter feed (@ApacheSensSoft) and
>   are
>      growing our community by following others (e.g., Kitware, etc.)
>   3. Community members from Draper Labs have made arrangements to present
>   at
>      uie21 and the emetrics summit as exhibitors to capture community
>      followers in the UI/UX and business analytics communities.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. The transition to Apache Infrastructure is complete!!!
>   2. We have moved over all our development tickets into Apache Jira. All
>      development is now taking place @Apache which is great.
>   3. We are working on new patches and version releases for TAP,
>   UserAle.js,
>      Distill products (sub projects under SENSSOFT), which will now be
>      visible through commits.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   N/A
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](senssoft) Paul Ramirez
>   [X](senssoft) Lewis John McGibbney
>   [X](senssoft) Chris Mattmann
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>  Chris Mattmann:
> 
>    Project has primarily being Championed by Lewis John McGibbney. Lots
>    of
>    lots of JIRA activity and mailing list activity from the Draper
>    contributors, including Joshua Poore. Doing a good job starting up.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   XXXX-XX-XX
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   XXXX-XX-XX
> 
> --------------------
> Singa
> 
> Singa is a distributed deep learning platform.
> 
> Singa has been incubating since 2015-03-17.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Grow the community. One committer was added in July, more would be
>      nominated soon after releasing V1.0.  We are also expanding the user
>      base by participating in meetups of local organizations, including
>      PyDataSG.
>   2. Optimize V1 release in terms of memory and efficiency for both
>      stand-alone training and distributed training.
>   3. Add more examples and tutorials to attract users, including
>   deployment
>      on Android phones.
> 
> 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?
> 
>   There were 187, 100 and 69 emails from dev@ list in June 2016, July
>   2016
>   and August 2016 respectively.  The number of commits has increased 50%
>   (about 200 commits) since last report.  One new committer was added.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   We have been working on V1.0 since the last release. The vote for
>   releasing
>   V1.0 has been sent to the general mailing list.
> 
>   The new version has major improvements in term of programming
>   abstraction
>   and usability. Some features are listed here,
> 
>   * Support heterogeneous hardware: CPP for CPU, CUDA for Nvidia GPU,
>   OpenCL
>     for other devices (including AMD GPUs)
>   * New programming abstractions supporting complex deep learning models
>   * Re-write the Python binding and provide running examples
>   * Cross-platform (Linux and Mac OSX)
>   * Upgrade the Cudnn library version to V5 for running RNN models
>   * New website for documentation
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-04-20
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2016-07-20
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](singa) Daniel Dai
>   [X](singa) Alan Gates
>   [ ](singa) Ted Dunning
>   [ ](singa) Thejas Nair
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Streams
> 
> Apache Streams (incubating) unifies a diverse world of digital profiles
> and online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes
> these datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and
> platforms for streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics
> use-cases.
> 
> Streams has been incubating since 2012-11-20.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Community growth and PMC maturity.
>   2. Demonstrate a consistent release schedule.
>   3. Participation of project community within related standards-bodies
>   and
>      Apache projects.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   No commits or mailing list activity since the last report.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   No commits or mailing list activity since the last report.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   No commits or mailing list activity since the last report.
> 
>   No issues resolved
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2015-04-26
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2015-02-23: Robert Douglas elected as committer / PMC member
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](streams) Matt Franklin
>   [X](streams) Ate Douma
>   [ ](streams) Craig McClanahan
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>   Ate Douma:
> 
>     As indicated in the report, the activity and community of the project
>     has dwindled down to practically zero.  As a consequence I've now
>     raised
>     the question on the dev list if better to retire the project. Unless
>     this triggers some serious activity and interest from the community,
>     I
>     expect an actual vote to retire before the next board report.
> 
> --------------------
> Tamaya
> 
> Tamaya is a highly flexible configuration solution based on an modular,
> extensible and injectable key/value based design, which should provide a
> minimal but extendible modern and functional API leveraging SE, ME and EE
> environments.
> 
> Tamaya has been incubating since 2014-11-14.
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>    John D. Ament:
> 
>      The project continues to struggle.  I'm not sure its recoverable as
>      an
>      ASF project at this time.  May make sense to reboot in an external
>      resource, e.g. GitHub, build a true community, and then come back.
> 
> --------------------
> Taverna
> 
> Taverna is a domain-independent suite of tools used to design and execute
> data-driven workflows.
> 
> Taverna has been incubating since 2014-10-20.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Project maturity evaluation and graduation
>   2. Complete IP/license review of unreleased repositories
>   3. Further engaging user/devops community
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   Preparing to graduate.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   The community is moving towards graduation, by preparing a
>   Graduation Maturity Assessment
>   https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TAVERNADEV/2016-03+Taverna+Graduation+Maturity+Assessment
> 
>   While we wished we could have released all of Taverna's git
>   repositories
>   through the Incubator before graduating, we realize that with limited
>   developer time, getting all of them to a cleanly releasable state
>   could remove focus from development of the core repositories.
> 
>   As we an important point of Incubator releases is to ensure the project
>   understands the ASF release process, including release review and
>   voting,
>   IP management and licensing compatibility; as well as accepting
>   contributions. We believe we have gained that after 3 release votes
>   https://archive.apache.org/dist/incubator/taverna/source/
>   and 7 GSOC/student contributors.
> 
>   We have however identified the need for a License Review of the
>   remaining
>   git repositories that have not yet been formally released through the
>   Apache Incubator (e.g. to ensure ASF file headers), which we are now
>   completing:
>   https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TAVERNADEV/2016-09+License+review
> 
>   We might consider not including all of these repositories as we move
>   towards graduation - we already have an alternative home
>   https://github.com/taverna-extras for dormant extensions.
> 
>   dev@taverna mailing lists stats:
> 
>   Jun 2016: 347
>   Jul 2016: 221
>   Aug 2016: 170
> 
>   users@taverna:
> 
>   Jun 2016: 4
>   Jul 2016: 2
>   Aug 2016: 4
> 
>   JIRA issues over last 90 days:
> 
>   34 created
>   12 resolved
> 
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   We have seen an upsurge in activity with
>   two successful GSOC projects as well as several
>   new plugins from other students. Some of them have shown interest
>   in continued contributions, which we must take into account
>   for proposing new committers.
> 
>   This have admittedly taken some focus from the committers
>   from the incubator graduation path - so we're now
>   putting effort back into finishing our License Review.
> 
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-07-01 taverna-engine-3.1.0-incubating
>   2016-07-01 taverna-common-activities-2.1.0-incubating
>   2016-07-01 taverna-commandline-3.1.0-incubating
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2015-12-04
> 
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [x](taverna) Andy Seaborne
>   [ ](taverna) Daniel J Debrunner
>   [ ](taverna) Suresh Srinivas
>   [ ](taverna) Suresh Marru
>   [ ](taverna) Marlon Pierce
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
>   Andy Seaborne:
> 
>     The Taverna podling is hindered by a lack of active mentors (myself
>     included) - the project has appealled to general@ on a couple of
>     occasions
> 
>     3 of the 4 active contributors are from one institution and
>     contribution
>     is related to EU project commitments.  The codebase is large and has
>     a
>     long history.  One option is to identify a "core" and move out the
>     rest
>     until such time as they are sustainable.  More active PMC/commiters
>     would be a big boost.
> 
>     The comment from the last report applies:
> 
>       Drew Farris (shepherd):
> 
>         Little mentor activity on the mailing lists, could use another
>         active mentor. Healthy activity in the community.
> 
> --------------------
> Tephra
> 
> Tephra is a system for providing globally consistent transactions on top
> of
> Apache HBase and other storage engines.
> 
> Tephra has been incubating since 2016-03-07.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Regular releases
>   2. Improve community engagement
>   3. 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?
> 
>   - 12 subscribers in dev mailing list
>   - 5 new JIRAs filed since last report
>   - 2 new contributors submitted patches
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   - Working on 0.9.0 release
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-05-31
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   - None since coming to incubation
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](tephra) Alan Gates
>   [X](tephra) Andrew Purtell
>   [X](tephra) Henry Saputra
>   [x](tephra) James Taylor
>   [ ](tephra) Lars Hofhansl
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> --------------------
> 
> Toree
> 
> Toree provides applications with a mechanism to interactively and
> remotely
> access Apache Spark. It enables interactive workloads between
> applications
> and a Spark cluster. As a Jupyter Notebook extension, it provides the
> user
> with a preconfigured environment for interacting with Spark using Scala,
> Python, R or SQL.
> 
> Toree has been incubating since 2015-12-02.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Resolve LGPL dependency: Great news! The team has just merged a PR
>   and
>      removed the LGPL license in favor of MPL
>      (https://github.com/zeromq/jeromq/pull/358)
>   2. Make a release: 0.1.x branch should be ready for release. Master has
>      moved to start support for Spark 2.0
>   3. Grow a diverse community: We should put some emphasis on growing the
>      community and making it diverse (the rule is at least three
>      independent
>      contributors) We have 1 major independent contributor
>      (mariusvniekerk)
>      and at least 2 minor ones
>      (https://github.com/apache/incubator-toree/graphs/contributors)
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware of?
> 
>   TOREE-262 - Progress on removal of LGPL dependency - Awaiting MPL
>   release
>   of JeroMQ. Will update branches to remove caveats re: LGPL once the
>   JeroMQ
>   release is available.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. Active communication in mailing list and gitter with early adopters
>   2. Still working on transitioning users from Spark Kernel project into
>      Toree. Making significant progress here.
>   3. More external contributions being made. Community member
>      2mariusvniekerk key in porting Toree to work on Spark 2.0. Sitting
>      on
>      PR 56. Working with committer to finish up some details and will
>      merge
>      when ready. This is a significant contribution.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   1. JeroMQ community has finalized work to transition to MPL. Waiting
>   for
>      maven release.
>   2. Addressing issues opened by community
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   None since incubation.
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   No new additions since incubation
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](toree) Luciano Resende
>   [ ](toree) Reynold Xin
>   [ ](toree) Hitesh Shah
>   [ ](toree) Julien Le Dem
> 
> --------------------
> 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. Software grant from Comcast and others active in the current
>      github.com/Comcast project to ASF. Discussion between Comcast and
>      ASF
>      legal on-going, this is blocking all other progress.
> 
> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
> aware
> of?
> 
>   See above issue 1.
> 
> How has the community developed since the last report?
> 
>   Established apache.org accounts for all of the initial committers.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   - Setup git repo and mailing lists.
>   - Started Software Grant process.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   We released 1.6.0 on 2016-07-29 under the old process, because the
>   release
>   process (candidates and votes) had already started before our official
>   entry in the incubator. We have started release 1.7.0 under the old
>   process
>   as well, since we don't have the necessary ASF infrastructure in place,
>   and
>   this is pending the SGA.
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   2016-07-12 - initial committer list.
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [X](trafficcontrol) Phil Sorber
>   [X](trafficcontrol) Eric Covener
>   [ ](trafficcontrol) Daniel Gruno
>   [ ](trafficcontrol) J. Aaron Farr
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> Trafodion
> 
> Trafodion is a webscale SQL-on-Hadoop solution enabling transactional or
> operational workloads on Hadoop.
> 
> Trafodion has been incubating since 2015-05-24.
> 
> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
> 
>   1. Develop community and bring in more diverse contributors.
>   2. Continue the momentum and become more integrated with the
>      rest of the Apache community.
>   3. Continue to create software releases and to find a release
>      manager for the next one.
> 
> 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?
> 
>   * Participation in public lists has been relatively steady:
>     789 messages in the codereview forum, 752@commits,
>     483@dev, 1240@issues and 101@user.
>   * We released Trafodion 2.0.0 (source and some binaries) and
>     Trafodion 2.0.1 (source and convenience binaries).
>     Steve Varnau was the release manager for both releases.
>   * We announced two new committers and three new PPMC members:
>     * Gunnar Tapper (committer and PPMC member), July 5
>     * Steve Varnau (existing committer, now also a PPMC member),
>       Aug 18
>     * Ming Liu (committer and PPMC member), Aug 19
>   * We have seen increased activity in China.
>   * We are working on a roadmap for the next release, Atanu Mishra
>     has volunteered to coordinate it.
>   * Community members speaking at public events:
>     * Rohit Jain talked at Data Day Seattle on 7/23
>     * Rao Kakarlamudi talked at the Milpitas Big Data meetup on 8/5
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   * Some highlights of Trafodion 2.0.0:
>     * Support for Apache HBase 1.0 and Hadoop distros CDH 5.4, HDP 2.3
>     * Elasticity (adding/removing nodes from a Trafodion instance)
>     * DDL operations are now transaction-protected
>     * BLOB/CLOB support (preview)
>     * ALTER COLUMN for all column attributes
>     * Support for GBK character set in Hive tables
>   * 249 commits from 24 contributors.
>   * 180 JIRAs filed and 123 resolved June 1 - Aug 30.
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   2016-07-07 2.0.1
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   in August (committers and PPMC members)
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](trafodion) Devaraj Das
>   [ ](trafodion) Enis Söztutar
>   [ ](trafodion) Michael Stack
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
> 
> 
> --------------------
> 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. Growing community
>   2. Improving code base.
> 
> 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?
> 
>   - We have ongoing community discussion about how to bring in new
>   developers
>     to ensure sustainability of the project.
> 
>   A votation session has been scheduled (Sept 28th) to decide if Wave's
>   fork
>   Swellrt is brought/merged into Wave. This would bring SwellRT active
>   developers into Wave and it could facilitate use of Wave by new
>   developers
>   thanks to a new API, removing GWT legacy code.
> 
> How has the project developed since the last report?
> 
>   - Made some code improvements
> 
> Date of last release:
> 
>   March 2016
> 
> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
> 
>   February 2016
> 
> Signed-off-by:
> 
>   [ ](wave) Christian Grobmeier
>   [ ](wave) Upayavira
> 
> Shepherd/Mentor notes:
> 
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