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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject [DRAFT] Incubator PMC Board Report - January 2017
Date Mon, 09 Jan 2017 01:05:06 GMT
All,

Below is the current draft of the IPMC board report.  Please review it for
accurancy and make changes on https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/January2017
if needed.

One call out - many podlings have very few mentor sign offs.  Would be good
to get more mentors looking at the reports.

John

---------------

Incubator PMC report for January 2017

The Apache Incubator is the entry path into the ASF for projects and
codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.

There are presently 64 podlings incubating.  We had one new podling join.
No changes in PMC membership.

* Community

  New IPMC members:

  - None

  People who left the IPMC:

  - None

* New Podlings

  - Griffin

* Graduations

  The board has motions for the following:

  - Ranger?

* Releases

  The following releases entered distribution during the month of
  December:

  - Apache Mynewt    1.0.0-b1-incubating  2016-12-12
  - Apache Edgent    1.0.0-incubating     2016-12-15
  - Apache Tephra    0.10.0-incubating    2016-12-15
  - Apache Fineract  0.5.0-incubating     2016-12-22
  - Apache Streams   0.4.1-incubating     2016-12-26
  - Apache Guacamole 0.9.10-incubating    2016-12-29


* IP Clearance

  - None

* Legal / Trademarks

  - The process for picking a new incubator logo has begun, we're expecting
to complete it in April.  Thanks to Sally for picking up the CFP!
  - Incubator documentation updates are in progress, we are starting with
release management then will move into roles & responsibilities.


* Infrastructure

  - No issues, though its suspected some status on github as master for
OpenWhisk may be expected.

* Miscellaneous

  - N/A

* Credits

  - Report Manager: John D. Ament

-------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------

* Still getting started at the Incubator

  - NetBeans
  - RocketMQ
  - Traffic Control
  - Weex

* Not yet ready to graduate

  No release:

  - Annotator
  - MADlib
  - ODF Toolkit

  Community growth:

  - Gossip
  - Horn
  - Juneau
  - Mynewt

  Need Signoffs:

  - HAWQ
  - Annotator
  - Hivemall
  - MADlib
  - NetBeans

* Ready to graduate

  The Board has motions for the following:

  - Ranger?

  The following appear to be close from maturity model:

  - Airflow
  - BatchEE
  - FreeMarker
  - Metron

* Did not report, expected next month

  - DataFu
  - Milagro
  - OpenWhisk
  - SensSoft


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                       Table of Contents
Airflow
Annotator
BatchEE
FreeMarker
Gossip
HAWQ
Hivemall
HORN
Juneau
MADlib
Metron
Mynewt
NetBeans
ODF Toolkit
RocketMQ
Rya
Spot
Traffic Control
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. Getting an Apache release out
  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. We elected 1 new PPMC Member/Committer : Alex Van Boxel a.k.a.
alexvanboxel
2. Since our last podling report 3 months ago (i.e. between Oct 4 and Dec
31, inclusive), we grew our contributors from 191 to 224
3. Since our last podling report 3 months ago (i.e. between Oct 4 and Dec
31, inclusive), we resolved 202 pull requests (currently at 1263 closed
PRs)
4. One meet-up, hosted at WePay, was held by the community
5. Since being accepted into the incubator, the number of companies
officially using Apache Airflow has risen from 30 to 74


How has the project developed since the last report?
See above


Date of last release:

  None.  First ASF release currently being discussed.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

As mentioned on
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/AIRFLOW/Announcements#Announcements-Nov28,2016,
Alex Van Boxel joined the Apache Airflow PPMC/Committer group.


Signed-off-by:

  [X](airflow) Chris Nauroth
  [x](airflow) Hitesh Shah
  [ ](airflow) Jakob Homan

Shepherd/Mentor 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. Publish a project roadmap to guide us towards a first release
  2. Achieve active development cadence
  3. Improve project description and clarify purpose on the web site

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

Code contributions at Apache have not yet begun, although the community is
coalescing.


How has the community developed since the last report?

One (1) new contributor has expressed interest on the mailing list.


How has the project developed since the last report?

The initial website is up and all repositories have been created.


Date of last release:

  None

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  None since start of incubation


Signed-off-by:

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

Shepherd/Mentor 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:

  1. some more activity probably (but since we are between specification
releases it was expected)
  2. probably graduate
  3.

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

No, BatchEE implements a JavaEE specification and its development cycle is
pretty close to the specification, since there was no new version
it is in maintenance mode for now which was expected.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Not much, BatchEE is stable and used with few container flavors (part of
TomEE plus, used with tomee embedded, application composer, meecrowave, ...)

How has the project developed since the last report?

Fixes on CDI scopes.

Date of last release:

  2016-09-25

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

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

Shepherd/Mentor 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 think that the project is getting ready for a successful
  graduation, since during incubation we have cleared copyright and
  trademark, migrated all the project's assets to the ASF Infra,
  learned how to produce and publish releases (with 2 releases issued
  during incubation), learned how to invite committers. But, the
  project is still struggling to find a way to "convert" active users
  into committers; there are several users that have expressed the
  desire to be more involved and help the project, but this doesn't
  materialize into consistent contributions. In order to facilitate
  new contributions and attract new potential committers we are trying
  to define new ideas/tasks that are useful to the project but can be
  completed even by contributors who don't yet know the project in
  depth. We also plan to make a non-backward-compatible branch which
  is easier to contribute to because it removes the substantial
  complexity caused by the legacy burden, and also allows adding
  interesting new features that wouldn't be feasible with the backward
  compatibility constraints set more than 12 years ago.

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?

  There were no changes.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  This was a more silent period, but Jira issues, pull request, Stack
  Overflow questions were answered, some issues were fixed.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2015-10-21 Nan Lei, committer (non-PMC)

Date of last release:

  2016-06-26


Signed-off-by:

  [X](freemarker) Jacopo Cappellato
  [X](freemarker) Jean-Frederic Clere
  [X](freemarker) David E. Jones
  [X](freemarker) Ralph Goers
  [X](freemarker) Sergio Fernández

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



--------------------
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. Create some tutorial videos and blog posts to educate people on Gossip
Project
  2. Focus on some critical technical improvements multi-node testing and
accrual
      failure detection that will be critical for adoption into other
projects

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?

  One contributor has been voted as a committer. There are 13 watches 24
stars on github.
  Sean Busbey has stepped down as a mentor. Sean's early help was critical
to this hatchling. Thank you, Sean.
  Drew Farris has taken a role as a mentor.



How has the project developed since the last report?

  Some technical features were frozen out until we completed our first
release. Effort was spent on doing the first
  release (getting access, key signing, correctly enabling RAT maven plugin
etc). This was mostly one-time effort.

Date of last release:

  We are currently voting on our first release.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Chandresh Pancholi as added as a committer on 11/29/16


Signed-off-by:

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

JE. First release should be landing within 72*2 hrs. Hopefully this will
spawn a good cadence and attract more people to the, relatively quiet,
podling.



--------------------

HAWQ

Apache HAWQ is a Hadoop native SQL query engine that combines the key
technological advantages of MPP database with the scalability and
convenience
of Hadoop. HAWQ reads data from and writes data to HDFS natively.  HAWQ
delivers industry-leading performance and linear scalability. It provides
users the tools to confidently and successfully interact with petabyte range
data sets. HAWQ provides users with a complete, standards compliant SQL
interface.

HAWQ has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

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

1. Expand the community, by adding new
contributors and focusing on making sure that there's a much more robust
level
of conversations and discussions happening around roadmaps and feature
development on the public dev mailing list

2. Infrastructure migration: create
Jenkins projects that build HAWQ binary, source tarballs, and run feature
tests including at least installcheck-good tests for each commit (HAWQ-127).

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

Everything seems to be smooth, nothing urgent at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

1. The community becomes more open for discussion around the roadmap,
various features that committers are working on, infrastructure
enhancements for the project.

2. Two talks:

* The SQL-on-Hadoop engine that replaces traditional data warehouses: HAWQ,
China Open Source Conference Oct, 2016, Lei Chang
* Apache HAWQ on cloud: the easiest way to cloud from traditional data
warehouses, Big Data Technology Conferences, Dec, 2016, Lei Chang

3. Ed volunteered as an RM for the upcoming 2.1.0.0 release

4. Interesting discussions and work around Docker for HAWQ. HAWQ has an
account on docker hub: https://hub.docker.com/u/hawq/


How has the project developed since the last report?

1. Apache HAWQ 2.0.0.0 released.

2. HAWQ 2.1.0.0 release proposed:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/HAWQ/HAWQ+Release+2.1.0.0-incubating+Release

* Critical HAWQ Register bug fixes
* Move HAWQ Ambari plugin to Apache HAWQ:   HAWQ-1013 RESOLVED
* Introduction of the PXF ORC support
* Many bug fixes


Date of last release: Oct 8, 2016


When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Two committers added: Hong Wu and Paul Guo


Signed-off-by:

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



--------------------
Hivemall

Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive
UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

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

  1. Create the first Apache release
  2. Community growth (committers and users)
  3. Documentation improvements

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

  * We added 2 new committers since the last report from different
organizations.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  * Merged two large contributions from external contributors.
  * dev@ mailing list had 112 messages in this month as seen in
     https://lists.apache.org/trends.html?dev@hivemall.apache.org:2016-12
     No messages in users@ in this month.
  * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing: 38 stars as of Dec 26
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall
    Still the community migration is halfway as the original repository has
475 stars.
  * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing: 33
followers as of Dec 26
  * Increased articles that mentions Apache Hivemall such as
     https://dzone.com/articles/2016-the-year-in-big-data
     http://gihyo.jp/dev/column/newyear/2017/hadoop-ecosystem (in Japanese)

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Worked towards the first Apache release in Q1, 2017.
    Merged 2 out of 5 large pending pull request that is blockers for the
release.
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls
  * Merged two large pull requests from external contributors.
    Hivemall PMC invited them to Hivemall committers.
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/11 (contribution by
Takuya Kitazawa@Tokyo Univ)
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/15 (contribution by
Ryu-ichi Ito@Osaka Univ)
  * Finished setup for TravisCI and Coveralls.
  * Created 2 JIRA issues and resolved 3 issues in this month.

Date of last release:

  No release yet (planning the first Apache release in Q1, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  * Ryu-ichi Ito on Dec 28, 2016 - Committer (currently waiting for ICLA)
  * Takuya Kitazawa on Dec 28, 2016 - Committer (currently waiting for ICLA)

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
  [X](hivemall) Markus Weimer
  [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
  [ ](hivemall) Daniel Dai

Shepherd/Mentor notes:


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HORN

HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for large-
scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.

HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

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

  1. Expand the community.
  2. Create the first Apache release.

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

 * No issue at this moment.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * We added 1 new committer since the last report from different
organization.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Implemented Recurrent Neural Networks.
 * Merged few trivial improvement pull requests.

Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * 2016-12-12 New committers: Yeonhee Lee.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](horn) Luciano Resende
  [ ](horn) Robin Anil
  [x](horn) Edward J. Yoon

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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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. Build up community with non-IBM and non-Salesforce contributors.
  3. Build up community with non-IBM and non-Salesforce contributors.

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?

 One new contributor from IBM joined in December.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 First release created.  Second release currently in the pipeline.
 Infrastructure and website in place.

Date of last release:

  2016-10-25

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

  [ ](juneau) Craig Russell
  [ ](juneau) Jochen Wiedmann
  [ ](juneau) John D. Ament

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



--------------------

MADlib

Big Data Machine Learning in SQL for Data Scientists.

MADlib has been incubating since 2015-09-15.

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

  1. Need guidance from Incubator PMC on how to resolve the BSD licensing
switch over to Apache License.  What should be the content of the license
headers for files that were previously BSD licensed and then granted to
ASF?  Related legal-discuss threads:
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/201609.mbox/%3CCALGG8z03zHhbFegXoi4fH+vXtF+9m7x6hak9RjKQjapuzi67gQ@mail.gmail.com%3E
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/201603.mbox/%3C9D1AF43C-370B-4E58-B0EF-2E29D242F50B%40jaguNET.com%3E
  2. Continue to produce regular Apache (incubating) releases.
  3. Continue to execute and manage the project according to governance
model of the "Apache Way”.

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

 1. Yes-please see #1 above and provide guidance.
 2. The next release v1.10 will be the 4th as an incubating project.  After
that, the community would ideally like to move towards top level status.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  1. Some related events in Q4 2016 and upcoming:
        * Feb 4, 2017 - Presentation accepted at FOSDEM’17 Graph devroom.
Topic:  Graph Analytics on Massively Parallel Processing Databases (Frank
McQuillan)
        * Dec 1, 2016 - MADLib community call.  Topic:  New features in R
interface and MADlib user survey results (hosted by Greg Chase, Orhan
Kislal, Frank McQuillan)
        * Nov 16, 2016 - Presentation at PGConf Silicon Valley.  Topic:
 Distributed In-Database Machine Learning with Apache MADlib (incubating)
(Frank McQuillan)
        * Nov 14, 2016 - Presentation at Apache Big Data Europe.  Topic:
 Distributed In-Database Machine Learning with Apache MADlib (incubating)
(Roman Shaposhnik)
  2. Material technical conversations on user/dev mailing lists and in the
appropriate JIRAs and pull requests.
  3. New contributors to the project have been working on KNN module and
Python interface.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  1. Active work in progress for 4th ASF release MADlib v10 scheduled for
Jan 2017.  Features include: single source shortest path graph algorithm,
completely new module for encoding categorical variables, R interface
update, grouping support in elastic net and PCA, cross validation in
elastic net, verbose output option for decision tree visualization.
  2. Mailing list activity in Q4:  227 postings to dev, 66 postings to user.

Date of last release:

  MADlib v1.9.1 on 9/19/16.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected:

  Orhan Kislal on 9/7/16 and Nandish Jayaram on 9/7/16.


Signed-off-by:

  [ ](madlib) Konstantin Boudnik
  [ ](madlib) Ted Dunning
  [ ](madlib) Roman Shaposhnik

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



--------------------
Metron

Metron is a project dedicated to providing an extensible and scalable
advanced
network security analytics tool. It has strong foundations in the Apache
Hadoop ecosystem.

Metron has been incubating since 2015-12-06.

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

  1. Trigger a community discussion to graduate from incubation.  We have
received a lot of value from the incubation process and after speaking to
our mentors and going through the Apache Project Maturity Model we believe
that we will soon be ready to graduate.
  2. Vote to ratify our Development Guidelines and Process for Reporting
Issues
  3. Vote to ratify our Release Process

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


We refreshed our website to be more compliant with Apache policies

How has the community developed since the last report?

- We added 2 committers
- We had a clean Apache build

How has the project developed since the last report?

- We closed 63 PRs as of our last build
- We integrated with Apache Ambari to make the project easier to deploy
- We modified and re-voted on our Bylaws
- We successfully filed our Name Search Jira.

Date of last release:

  2016-11-14

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  2016-9-1

Signed-off-by:

  [x](metron) Billie Rinaldi
  [ ](metron) Chris Mattmann
  [ ](metron) Owen O'Malley
  [x](metron) P. Taylor Goetz
  [ ](metron) Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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Mynewt

Mynewt is a real-time operating system for constrained embedded systems
like
wearables, lightbulbs, locks and doorbells. It works on a variety of 32-bit
MCUs (microcontrollers), including ARM Cortex-M and MIPS architectures.

Mynewt has been incubating since 2015-10-20.

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

1. Make further point releases capable of producing a downloadable RTOS
image
with support for multiple MCU architectures, peripherals, and network
connectivity protocols
with the goal of the first major (1.0) release in the first quarter of
2017. These point releases
are intended to demonstrate and solidify the repeatability, usability, and
maturity of process.

2. Continue to develop and execute policies that enable project
contributors to achieve self-governance.

3. Expand community - attract new project contributors, get users with
diverse backgrounds applying
project to new use cases and encouraging adoption, grow committer 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?

1. Active mailing lists with increasing numbers of subscribers. 23 new
subscribers on dev@ mailing
list since last report.

2. Increased participation by several new contributors through pull
requests for new MCU support, new
BSP support, features, and test cases and test results. Increased usage of
the project for 3rd-party
products or demos. Outreach continues via conferences, exhibits, one on one
meetings, tutorials, beta testers.

3. Vigorous discussions on feature proposals, code behavior analysis, API,
code usability, and implementation specifics
on @dev mailing list.

How has the project developed since the last report?

1. The first beta release of the first major release (1.0.0-b1) was
completed on December 13, 2016. A
second beta is being considered before the first release in Q1, 2017 to
facilitate a smooth major release.

2. Planning: Issues including bug reports, features, and wish list captured
and tracked in ASF JIRA
by members of the community.

3. Effort towards self governance: Voting successfully completed to grant
committer
status to two new candidates since last report.

Date of last release:

2016-12-13

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

2016-12-6

Signed-off-by:

[ ](mynewt) Sterling Hughes
[ ](mynewt) Jim Jagielski
[x](mynewt) Justin Mclean
[ ](mynewt) Greg Stein
[x](mynewt) P. Taylor Goetz

Shepherd/Mentor 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. Licensing, i.e., identifying and solving GPL-related code.
  2. Coming up with a process of contributing code that makes sense to
everyone.
  3. Working on roadmaps, features, and plans together as a community.

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?

  Our first vote for the new logo, still ongoing.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  The 1st (out of 12) repository has been cleared by Oracle legal /
technical review for donation.

  Dependencies optionally downloaded from Maven Central instead of the
project's own public dependencies server.

  Converted Git repositories pushed to GitHub by a community contributor.
These are not canonical since we are waiting for the Code Grant to be
signed.

  First community member pull request on the GitHub repository.

  Ticket created for a new website.

Date of last release:

  No releases yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  No one has been elected so far.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](netbeans) Ate Douma
  [ ](netbeans) Bertrand Delacretaz
  [ ](netbeans) Emmanuel Lecharny
  [ ](netbeans) Daniel Gruno
  [ ](netbeans) Jim Jagielski
  [ ](netbeans) Mark Struberg

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

  . Drew Farris (shepherd): 6(!) Mentors active on mailing lists. Healthy
progress over the past couple months.

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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.

Most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Get companies backing up the project as part of a commercial story, to
get a long-term momentum
  2. Do recurrent releases - some semi-automation would be helpful - for
the 3rd party users


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

A discussion has been started about the cancellation of the project due to
lack of developers on the private odf-toolkit and private incubator list.
A general issue of the project is that it 'just' a toolkit of an office
file format, which in addition is far from leading on the business market,
so likely never being used by the mass market - a very niche product.
Still the toolkit seems to be working well for most common use cases, but
is repeatedly updated by developers on changes of the ODF, like Red Hat
developers enhancing the ODF validator as part of LibreOffice regression
tests (e.g. out-of-the-box running on http://odf-validator.rhcloud.com/)
most often quite ahead of one of the international ODF Plugfests -
http://odfplugfest.org/2016-paris/programme/.
Since there are still some game changing features in the pipeline (e.g.
collaboration) which are expected to strengthen the acceptance and develop
the community but on the other hand the mentorship / infrastructure of the
project could be better, a decision needs to be made on the future.


How has the community developed since the last report?

We clarified on the ApacheCon Europe that a merge with the Open-XChange
fork is
possible, which extended the original sources still using AL2 and having
done several releases with the new AL2 sources.
So, we are working on the next release including the fixes and planning a
follow-up release adding new features.
Those features should be able to attract companies to back the project.
In addition, those will be used as reference implementation for the "OASIS
Advanced Document Collaboration" subcommittee.


Date of last release:

  2013-06-22

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  2015-10-05 - Damjan Jovanovic for Commiter/PPMC

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
  [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
  [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd/Mentor notes:



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RocketMQ

RocketMQ is a fast, low latency, reliable, scalable, distributed, easy to
use
message-oriented middleware, especially for processing large amounts of
streaming data.

RocketMQ has been incubating since 2016-11-21.

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

  1. Confirm the IP review is complete
  2. Make our first Apache release
  3. Vote in our first committer / PMC members

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?

* Contributors have begun to appear and contribute to the code base
* Discussions on dev@ mailing list is beginning

How has the project developed since the last report?

* User accounts created for new folks
* ICLA documents submitted and recognized
* SGA document submitted and recognized
* Mailing lists created
* Git repo created
* Source code has been imported
* Work has begun on the code base using git pull requests

Date of last release:

No releases yet

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

No elections have taken place yet

Signed-off-by:

  [x](rocketmq) Bruce Snyder
  [ ](rocketmq) Brian McCallister
  [ ](rocketmq) Willem Ning Jiang
  [ ](rocketmq) Luke Han
  [x](rocketmq) Justin McLean

Shepherd/Mentor 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.
 3. Continue to harden and develop core Rya features to improve user
experience

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?

* New committer and PPMC member, David Lotts,  was invited and accepted to
join Apache Rya PPMC.
* Committer Caleb Meier joined Rya PPMC.
* Sean Busbey resigned as mentor
* Billie Rinaldi became a mentor for Rya
* Talk on Rya at Accumulo Summit, October 11, 2016
* PRs from non-committers which are integrated into the repository continue
to be received

How has the project developed since the last report?

* We had the first successful release as part of the ASF
* Resolved an incompatible-licensed geospatial dependency so we can have
the successful ASF release - we refactored the code to isolate an optional
module
* Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered
* Committed features: implemented new commands for Rya console: AddUser
(give perimssions to users for the tables associated with Rya instance),
RemoveUser , Uninstall, LoadStatementsFile. Added merge tool to allow
cloning between Mongo and Accumulo instances. Added initial Spark support.

Date of last release:

2016-10-28

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

* New committer and PPMC member David Lotts elected on Oct 25, 2016
* New PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

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

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

JE. The podling put in a substantial amount of work to get their first
release out. We noticed that their geospatial indexing support was bringing
in a bunch of incompatibly licensed deps. Multiple members
    made an effort to both understand the problem and the potential to
address it. I was/am very happy both with their patience, effort, and
concern that was given to the problem. It was a good sign that
    they will pay attention to these kinds of problems on their own in the
future (self-governing).

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Spot

Apache Spot is a solution stack that provides the capability to ingest
network related telemetry (network flows, domain name service information
and proxy server logs) and provide unsupervised machine learning
capabilities to identify suspicious activity.  The information is organized
and presented using operational analytics so that a security analyst can
investigate the most suspicious connections. Apache Spot is built on an
open data model using Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop.

Spot has been incubating since 2016-09-23.

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

  1.  Move infrastructure and development to ASF (code, issues, mailing
list, ...)
  2.  Build diverse community
  3.  Demonstrate ability to create releases

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?
Please elaborate on the process for code scanning and IP reviews. On the
last report this was brought to attention but no communication was received.

How has the community developed since the last report?
Community interaction continues ramping, as new adopters of the project
have been posting questions through Twitter and Slack. Now opening issues
over ASF JIRA, and expanding to other geographies such as Latin America and
Europe.

How has the project developed since the last report?
Repo was moved last December, committers have worked over the last month
establishing a process, to get contributions reviewed and voted, which also
will give give the opportunity to get ICLA individuals voted as members of
the project.
In addition, we have been working on the new structure of the project
webpage, and new documentation schema facilitating both project information
and documentation on the same site.
Last but not least,  a convocatory  to discuss roadmap options and project
objectives for Q1 and Q2 will be launched, it will be posted on project
webpage and social media.

Date of last release:
N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
N/A

Signed-off-by:

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

Shepherd/Mentor 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. Licenses and legal details. Traffic Control is a project made up of
     several different components, and includes or depends on an extensive
     list of software. We are working on making sure all source files have
     the right headers, all the licenses of included software are
compatible
     and the LICENSE and NOTICE are correct.
  2. Enhance automation to facilitate committer voting on new releases.
  3. Enhance documentation to ease ramp-up time for new community members.

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?

  We hosted a 2 day user / dev meetup in the Bay Area in October that was
  attended by 16 people representing 5 companies.


How has the project developed since the last report?

  All code has been move to Apache git. All new issues are being opened
  in Apache JIRA. All email communications have been moved to to Apache
  email lists. Our website has been moved to
  http://trafficcontrol.incubator.apache.org/ .

  Since the last report (October 2016), we have

  * Merged 145 Pull Requests with 314 commits from 19 contributors
  * Opened 83 JIRA issues
  * Closed 45 JIRA issues
  * Seen 81 messages on the dev@ list in December (before December we
    had commit messages going to dev@ as well, so those numbers are not
    indicative of dev communications)



Date of last release:

  None yet. We are addressing issues with release 1.8-incubating RC5.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  No new committers or PPMC members yet.


Signed-off-by:

  [X](trafficcontrol) Phil Sorber
  [x](trafficcontrol) Eric Covener
  [ ](trafficcontrol) Daniel Gruno
  [ ](trafficcontrol) J. Aaron Farr

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

  Drew Farris (shepherd): Healthy activity on mailing lists, one mentor
active.

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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.

This is our first report. Weex community is really excited about joining
Apache community and getting organized.
Most of us are newbie of international open source community, Thanks
everybody in ASF for your patience and encouragement .

Most notable progress this first month;
  1.  7 members of Weex team have submitted ICLAs.
  2.  SGA & CCLA have been signed and have been mailed to secretary, of ASF.
  3.  Project maillist & JIRA have been activated &  we have volunteer JIRA
administrator. Our setup issue on JIRA[1]

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

* Code repository need be set up.

How has the community developed since the last report?

* Weex Github star number was reached 10k on December 21.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Since our Apache code repository haven’t been setup, the project have not
been developed in Apache Way yet. But our pre-Apache development process
are ongoing. Several bugs have been fixed and some new features have been
added (detail of information [2]). We will migrate code to Apache repo as
soon as possible.

Date of last release:
None

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
None

[1]:https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/WEEX-1
[2]:https://github.com/alibaba/weex/releases/tag/v0.9.4

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](weex) Luke Han
  [ ](weex) Willem Jiang
  [ ](weex) Stephan Ewen
  [x](weex) Niclas Hedhman

Shepherd/Mentor notes:
Niclas: The development on the previous GitHub project is progressing at
high speed. But we have an understanding that moving to ASF repos is of the
highest importance for the next month.

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