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From Jacques Le Roux <jacques.le.r...@les7arts.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Incubator PMC Board Report - December 2017
Date Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:42:51 GMT
Done, thanks

Jacques


Le 15/12/2017 à 03:53, John D. Ament a écrit :
> Can you fix it?  It's posted the same way as in the wiki.  Probably just
> best to leave it single line.
>
> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 5:05 PM Jacques Le Roux <
> jacques.le.roux@les7arts.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi John,
>>
>> Looks like my comment for Trafodion got badly formatted
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Jacques
>>
>>
>> Le 14/12/2017 à 02:05, John D. Ament a écrit :
>>> All,
>>>
>>> Below is the current draft.  Not much has changed since I sent last
>> draft.
>>> We're still missing sign off on 3 podling reports.  Mentors for
>> OpenWhisk,
>>> Myriad and Spot please take a look at your podlings' reports and provide
>>> input.
>>>
>>> Incubator PMC report for December 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 currently 53 podlings incubating.  In the month of November, we
>>> executed six releases, added one IPMC member and received the resignation
>>> of another (which is in flight until their sole podling retires).  We
>> added
>>> two podlings to our roster, have a few more in the pipeline and have one
>>> podling planning to graduate this month.
>>>
>>> * Community
>>>
>>>     New IPMC members:
>>>
>>>     - Michael Semb Wever
>>>
>>>     People who left the IPMC:
>>>
>>>     - Upayavira (not processed in LDAP yet)
>>>
>>> * New Podlings
>>>
>>>     - Crail
>>>     - Service Comb
>>>
>>> * Podlings that failed to report, expected next month
>>>
>>>     - Amaterasu - Activity stopped late November
>>>     - HTrace - 0 on list activity
>>>     - Pony Mail - Low activity, suspect just missed.
>>>     - Wave - Retiring
>>>
>>> * Podlings Missing sign off
>>>
>>>     - Myriad
>>>     - OpenWhisk
>>>     - Spot
>>>
>>> * Graduations
>>>
>>>     The board has motions for the following:
>>>
>>>     - Trafodion
>>>     - Your podling here?
>>>     - Your podling here?
>>>
>>> * Releases
>>>
>>>     The following releases entered distribution during the month of
>>>     November:
>>>
>>>     - 2017-11-01 Apache Freemarker      2.3.27
>>>     - 2017-11-08 Apache Netbeans HTML4J 1.5
>>>     - 2017-11-15 Apache Mnemonic        0.10.0
>>>     - 2017-11-15 Apache MXNet           0.12.1
>>>     - 2017-11-18 Apache Netbeans HTML4J 1.5.1
>>>     - 2017-11-28 Apache Griffin         0.1.6
>>>
>>> * IP Clearance
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> * Legal / Trademarks
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> * Infrastructure
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> * Miscellaneous
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> * Credits
>>>
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>                          Table of Contents
>>> AriaTosca
>>> Crail
>>> Daffodil
>>> Gearpump
>>> Griffin
>>> Hivemall
>>> Myriad
>>> Omid
>>> OpenWhisk
>>> PageSpeed
>>> Pulsar
>>> Quickstep
>>> SAMOA
>>> SDAP
>>> SINGA
>>> Spot
>>> Superset
>>> Taverna
>>> Tephra
>>> Trafodion
>>>
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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. Grow the community and enroll new committers.
>>>     2. Have frequent Release cycles to be compliant with the Apache Way.
>>>     3. Grow the project’s contributions from existing contributors
>>>
>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>> aware of?
>>>
>>>     The project is ready for its third release as far as the code is
>>> concerned.  Considerable functionality has been added since the last
>>> release in addition to a growth in diversity of contributions.
>>>
>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>     * All project communication takes now place on either the mailing
>> list or
>>> ASF's Slack, and is open for everybody.  We have worked hard to make this
>>> the normal operating mode of the community. There have been some hiccups,
>>> but in general the majority of discourse has taken place on the list.
>>> Slack has been used as a secondary method.
>>>     * Increased chatter on the mailing list including new subscribers who
>> ask
>>> questions, make suggestions and are likely to become contributors
>>> themselves in the near future.
>>>     * Weekly grooming meetings are now attended by the majority of the
>>> community. This is not only a forum to review the weekly work items list,
>>> but also as a place for open discussion about issues, questions as well
>> as
>>> for the community to get to better know each other.
>>>     * Over the last 3 months we have seen an over %50 increase in
>>> contributors and the existing group of committers voted to elect a new
>>> Committer to the project.
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>     - ARIA now has a robust parser testing framework (ARIA-1)
>>>     - Huge performance improvement (ARIA-1)
>>>     - Significant website and documentation improvements for usability
>> and to
>>> enhance new user Usability in terms of “getting started” instructions
>>>     - Clearwater IMS Example
>>>     - Package names fixed/made consistent
>>>     - Configuration loading mechanism
>>>     - Removed support for Python 2.6
>>>     - 42 JIRA issues have been resolved since the last report
>>>     - Moved project to gitbox
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [X] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2017-07-13 0.1.1
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>     Tom Nadeau was added to the PMC/committers on 2017-11-28
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](ariatosca) Suneel Marthi
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](ariatosca) John D. Ament
>>>        Comments:  Activity on list is picking up over the slack
>>> conversations.  A community member is planning to write a report, however
>>> it indicates a corporate hierarchy issue within the project that needs to
>>> get solved.  In addition, the podling needs to figure out how to operate
>>> more on list (without grooming meetings) and do things more
>> asynchronously.
>>>     [ ](ariatosca) Jakob Homan
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----------------------
>>> Crail
>>>
>>> Crail is a storage platform for sharing performance critical
>>> data in distributed data processing jobs at very high speed.
>>>
>>> Crail has been incubating since 2017-11-01.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>>     1. Finish project setup
>>>     2. Community building
>>>     3. Create a first release
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>     N/A
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>> * This is the first report.
>>> * Apache ICLA signed by all contributors from IBM Zurich Research.
>>> * Software Grant and Corporate Contributor License Agreement
>>>     signed by IBM ZUrich Research representative.
>>> * Infrastructure setup underway (missing JIRA due to
>>>     infrastructure issues)
>>> * Available Crail code to be transferred soon.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>    [X] Initial setup
>>>    [ ] Working towards first release
>>>    [ ] Community building
>>>    [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>    [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>    N/A
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>    2017-11-01 (entering incubation)
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>    [X] (crail) Julian Hyde
>>>        Comments:
>>>           Project is still boot-strapping. No activity on dev
>>>           list yet (except for preparation of this report).
>>>    [ ] (crail) Luciano Resende
>>>        Comments:
>>>    [ ] (crail) Raphael Bircher
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> Daffodil
>>>
>>> Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description
>>> Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.
>>>
>>> Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>>     1. Obtain remaining SGA from NCSA
>>>     2. First release as an Apache Incubator
>>>     3. Broadening base of contributors and building the 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?
>>>
>>> - No additional committers or community growth, however activity on the
>>>     dev@daffodil list has increased, with multiple design discussions,
>>>     code reviews, and project discussions taking place.
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>> - All tickets from the old JIRA system were successfully transferred to
>>>     ASF JIRA
>>> - IBM has submitted their SGA. We are now only waiting on an SGA from
>>>     NCSA, who we believe is very close to submission. Once that is in, we
>>>     believe all necessary SGA's and CLA's will have been submitted and we
>>>     can begin the process of relicensing the Daffodil codebase to Apache
>>>     v2 and switching the package namespace to org.apache.daffodil
>>> - Development pace has increased, with multiple issues, commits, and
>>>     pull requests having gone through the new Daffodil Code Contributor
>>>     Workflow
>>> - Continuous integration has been enabled via TravisCI GitHub
>>>     Integration
>>> - Migrated repository to GitBox
>>> - A website has been developed based on the Apache Incubator Website
>>>     template. Still need to enable automatic building/publishing--
>>>     manually publishing for now.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [X] Working towards first release
>>>     [ ] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>> - None
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>> - None, same as project incubator inception
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [X](daffodil) John D. Ament
>>>        Comments:  Solid on list communication.  Waiting on SGAs to be
>>> processed to relicense the code.  Podling executed a non-ASF release in
>> the
>>> interim.
>>>     [X](daffodil) David Fisher
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>
>>>     Drew Farris (shepherd): Both mentors active on the mailing list.
>> Project
>>> is still getting set up yet showing healthy mailing list activity.
>>>
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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. Have frequent release cycles.
>>>    2. Continue to evolve community interest and support.
>>>    3. Keep up with Apache Beam's evolving API.
>>>
>>> - 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 was a company managed to deploy Gearpump on their secured Hadoop
>>>    cluster. They reported some bugs occurred in their environment and
>>>    contributed the fixes back to Gearpump community.
>>>
>>> - How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>    15 issues created and 9 issues resolved.
>>>    An official Gearpump docker image was published.
>>>    Continuous improvements for Gearpump Runner in Apache Beam were made.
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>    2017-07-17
>>>
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>    No new committers or PMC members elected yet.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [X](gearpump) Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](gearpump) Andrew Purtell
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](gearpump) Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](gearpump) Reynold Xin
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](gearpump) Todd Lipcon
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](gearpump) Xuefu Zhang
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> Griffin
>>>
>>> Griffin is a open source Data Quality solution for distributed data
>> systems
>>> at
>>> any scale in both streaming or batch data context
>>>
>>> Griffin has been incubating since 2016-12-05.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>>     1. Continuous enhancing to provide better accuracy and profing data
>>> quality dimensions.
>>>     2. Release more dq dimensions like timeliness and completeness based
>> on
>>> feedbacks from community.
>>>     3. Onboard more user cases and grow the community.
>>>
>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>> aware of?
>>>
>>>     - Apache Griffin 0.1.6-incubating released.
>>>
>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>     - Four new contributors on-board, some more users had contacted us for
>>> use cases.
>>>     - Discussed and Voting to on-board some committers.
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>     - Active development is moving on well, 67 commits in last three
>> months.
>>>     - Profiling measure for streaming mode has been developed.
>>>     - Scheduler has been optimized, support flexible job scheduling.
>>>     - UI module for profiling measure has been developed.
>>>     - Work toward for next version to support enhanced scheduler end to
>> end,
>>> and support more data quality dimensions.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [X] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2017-11-07
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>     - Initial set of committers / PPMC.
>>>     - Discussed and Voting to on-board some committers.
>>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](griffin) Kasper Sørensen
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](griffin) Uma Maheswara Rao Gangumalla
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](griffin) Luciano Resende
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](griffin) Henry Saputra
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>     Dave Fisher: Interesting project. Seems to be going well. No concerns.
>>>
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>    None
>>>
>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>    * Got contributions from new external contributors
>>>       https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/116
>>>    * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
>>>       108 stars as of Dec 6 (was 99 on Sept 6)
>>>    * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
>>>       101 followers as of Dec 6 (was 87 on Sept 6)
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>    * Approaching the first Apache release while the released delayed
>>>      from Q3 to Q4.
>>>       - Blocking issues are decreased
>>>         https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-21
>>>       - Remaining tasks are just updating Maven release scheme and
>> documents
>>>         https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-15465
>>>
>>>    Since the last report, we have
>>>      * In the last 3 months, we opened 19 JIRA issues and closed 16 JIRA
>>> issues
>>>         as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of Dec 1)
>>>                        Created   Resolved
>>>            Sept  2017    3           8
>>>            Oct   2017   12           5
>>>            Nov   2017    4           3
>>>      * Created 14 Pull Requests and merged 21 Pull Requests between June
>> 01
>>> and Aug 31.
>>>
>>>
>> https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A2017-09-01..2017-11-30
>>>
>> https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2017-09-01..2017-11-30
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity? Please feel free to add your
>>> own
>>> commentary.
>>>
>>>    [ ] Initial setup
>>>    [x] Working towards first release
>>>    [x] Community building
>>>    [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>    [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>    No release yet
>>>    (planning the first Apache release in Q4, 2017)
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>    * Oct 10: Invited Kento Nozawa as a committer
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>    [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
>>>       Comments:
>>>    [X](hivemall) Markus Weimer
>>>       Comments:
>>>    [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
>>>       Comments:
>>>    [ ](hivemall) Daniel Dai
>>>       Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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. Work on refactoring the existing code-base to take advantage of the
>>> advances
>>>     made in the containerized orchestration space.
>>>     2. Make it easier for committers to get their changes reviewed and
>> merged.
>>>     3. Come up with a roadmap of features for upcoming releases and work
>>> towards release 0.3
>>>
>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>> aware of?
>>> Couple of committers have volunteered to drive the project forward by
>>> contributing
>>> new features to make the project more relevant to the fast-changing
>>> ecosystem, vet
>>> releases, while improving the engagement with community.
>>>
>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>> The dev@ mailing had a discussion around retirement. No consensus.
>>>
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>> There were two proposals on the mailing list about refactoring the
>> project
>>> to take
>>> advantage of the advances in the containerized orchestration space.
>>>
>>> Two of the committers also got together and discussed the initial
>> re-factor
>>> proposal.
>>> One of the committers is going to send out a write about the refactor
>> plan
>>> to the
>>> dev@ mailing list for review with other committers.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [x] Initial setup
>>>     [x] Working towards first release
>>>     [x] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2016-06-20 myriad-0.2.0-incubating
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>     2016-06-16 Yuliya Feldman
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](myriad) Benjamin Hindman
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](myriad) Danese Cooper
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](myriad) Ted Dunning
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](myriad) Luciano Resende
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd 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 in Apache.
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>     Continue integration with Apache Phoenix
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>     Critical fixes on security and HBase 0.x & 1.x integration.
>>>     HBase 0.x version being tested in prod environment at Yahoo.
>>>     Started testing HBase version 1.x in local environments.
>>>
>>>     Quarter Stats (from: 2017-09-01 to: 2017-11-30):
>>>
>>>
>>>       +---------------------------------------------+
>>>       |   Metric                          | counts  |
>>>       +---------------------------------------------+
>>>       | # of msgs in dev list             |   53    |
>>>       | Active Contributors (incl mentors)|    8    |
>>>       | Jira New Issues                   |    5    |
>>>       | Resolved Issues                   |    1    |
>>>       | Pull Requests merged              |    1    |
>>>       | Pull Requests proposed            |    2    |
>>>       +---------------------------------------------+
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [X] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2016-06-24
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [X](omid) Alan Gates
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](omid) Lars Hofhansl
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](omid) Flavio P. Junqueira
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](omid) Thejas Nair
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [x](omid) James Taylor
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> OpenWhisk
>>>
>>> OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless computing platform
>> able
>>> to execute application logic (Actions) in response to events (Triggers)
>>> from external sources (Feeds) or HTTP requests governed by conditional
>>> logic (Rules). It provides a programming environment supported by a REST
>>> API-based Command Line Interface (CLI) along with tooling to support
>>> packaging and catalog services.  Additionally, it now provides options to
>>> host the platform components as Docker containers on various Container
>>> Frameworks such as Mesos, Kunernetes, and Compose.
>>>
>>>
>>> OpenWhisk has been incubating since 2016-11-23.
>>>
>>>      Three most important issues to address in the move towards
>> graduation:
>>>       1. Est. release process for ZIP of source code
>>>       2. Increase additional company and individual Contributors to
>> maintain
>>> all project repos.
>>>
>>>      Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>> aware of?
>>>
>>>       - It had been our intent to have Apache infra. to host our staging
>> (and
>>> move it out of disparate private builds within various companies).
>> However,
>>> INFRA indicates they only typically allocate 1 VM per project for use
>> with
>>> demos and minor things.  They indicate that perhaps a corporate donation
>> is
>>> in order (ala. Spark).
>>>           - Goal: standup testing resources at Apache and utilize for
>> public
>>> CI and performance testing of OpenWhisk on Kubernetes
>>>           - Needed resources:
>>>               Minimum 5 worker node kubernetes cluster.  Each worker nodes
>>> can be fairly modest (2-4 virtual cores; 4-8GB of memory)
>>>       - Formal hand-off of OpenWhisk trademark/logo from IBM needs to be
>>> executed; need to identify process for this.
>>>           Discussion started w/ Apache legal via "legal-discuss" mailing
>> list
>>> with subject "Trademark handoff for "OpenWhisk" name and logo".
>>>
>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>       - incubator-openwhisk Github stars: 2181 (+253 since last report)
>>>       - incubator-openwhisk GitHub forks: 469 (+52 since last report)
>>>       - dev mailing list activity continues to be active
>>>       - The  bi-weekly Zoom "Technical Interchange" continues to be well
>>> received and attended.
>>>         - Complete videos posted to OW YouTube channel and detailed notes
>> to
>>> our CWIKI.
>>>         - YouTube Channel: Apache Meetings Playlist:
>>>
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4l9L8wyQlk&list=PLxVTI8yc_iX4qqr_45gduBFQxhSTfJ68g
>>>         - CWiki Meeting Notes: OpenWhisk Technical Interchange Meeting
>> Notes:
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OPENWHISK/OpenWhisk+Technical+Interchange+Meeting+Notes
>>>       New Contributors of note (not comprehensive):
>>>       - Brendan McAddams: Red Hat: Akka expert working on creating
>> separate
>>> Akka dispatchers for CouchDB and Kafka Clients
>>>       - Kavitha Vallari Devara: Samsung FaaS team in "Open Service Lab of
>>> Convergence Team (SW R&D Center): incubator-openwhisk organizing project
>>> directory structure.
>>>       - Gabriel Nicolas Avellaneda: independent. CLI contributions
>>>       - Manjiri Tapaswi: N. Caroline State Univ. (NCSU): Fixed all "good
>>> first issues" for "incubator-wskdeploy"
>>>       - Stig Bakken, Zedge (mobile phone customization), first review of
>> PR
>>> in Kube repo.
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>    OpenWhisk general developments:
>>>    - Reorg. of "core" openwhisk directories to better match architecture
>>>      - Removal of openwhisk cli and cli related test cases
>>>    - Community agreed to Scala formatting guidelines; re-enforced via
>> github
>>> pre-commit hooks
>>>    - Focus on improved per-invocation (of Actions) performance via logging
>>> and other improvements.
>>>      - Changed default logging backend from log4j to Logback
>>>      - Redis is now optional on deployment
>>>      - Support for metrics streaming (via plug-in, default Kamon).
>>>    - Continued focus in HA/Clustering enablement while continuing to
>> reduce
>>> reliance on Ansible for configuration. Work included:
>>>      - Enabling Controller HA support (defaults to active cluster of 2).
>>>      - Enabling CouchDB clustering
>>>      - Using ZooKeeper as persistent store for InvokerId assignment
>>>      - Adaptive timeouts for controller and nginx
>>>      - Programmatic lazy creation of completedN and invokerN topics
>>>    - Certificate checking for secure mode
>>>    - Now generating maven snapshot artifacts for some sub-projects
>>>    - Kubernetes deployment improvements:
>>>    - Moved Travis testing to using Minikube & more current Kubernetes
>> version
>>> (1.7.4)
>>>    - Significant progress on supporting deploy of complete OpenWhisk
>> system
>>> on Kubernetes, eliminating custom containers, and streamlining deploy
>>> process
>>>    - Separation of Language runtimes into their own top-level repos.
>>> including: docker (SDK) runtime, pythin, nodejs, java, php, swift
>>>       - Updates to Akka and focus on improving messaging
>>>       - Updates to improve API Gateway resiliency
>>>       - Nginx performance improved
>>>       - NodeJS 6 upgraded to 6.11.4
>>>       - NodeJS 8 support
>>>       - Swift 3.1.1 now default, deprecated Swift 3
>>>
>>>    openwhisk-package-deploy:
>>>    - New repo created with proper license, docs, tests, and Travis CI
>>>    - New action wskdeploy allows to deploy wskdeploy git repos
>>>    - New "managed" sync support
>>>
>>>    openwhisk-packages-cloudant/couchdb:
>>>    - Update to feed action to update trigger config (dbName)
>>>    - Update to feed action to return config and status
>>>
>>>    openwhisk-packages-kafka:
>>>    - New ability for feed action to return config and status
>>>    - Update to feed action to update trigger config (topic)
>>>
>>>    openwhisk-packages-alarms:
>>>    - New ability for feed action to return config and status
>>>    - New alarm trigger type interval
>>>    - New alarm trigger type fire once
>>>    - New StartDate and stopDate parameters for cron
>>>
>>>    openwhisk-cli:
>>>    - New canonical source after duplication removal from main repo
>>>    - New open issues moved from main repo to CLI repo
>>>    - New trigger feed lifecycles on `trigger get` and `trigger update`
>>>
>>> Significant. discussions (dev list):
>>>    - Warm containers
>>>    - Are Java actions first class citizens?
>>>    - Git commit (accreditation)
>>>    - Moving out runtime images and tests
>>>    - Enablement of controller clustering
>>>    - Invoker activation queueing proposal
>>>    - proposal to remove trigger activations when no rules are matched
>>>    - [Scala] code style guideline
>>>    - NodeJS 8 support
>>>    - Use an explicit property to define type of Whisk entity
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?  Please feel free to add
>> your
>>> own commentary.
>>>
>>>      [ ] Initial setup
>>>      [X] Working towards first release
>>>      [X] Community building
>>>      [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>      [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Comments:
>>>
>>>    Need greater variety of contributors and contributing companies
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>       N/A
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>       None during this period
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](openwhisk) Felix Meschberger
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](openwhisk) Isabel Drost-Fromm
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](openwhisk) Sergio Fernández
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> PageSpeed
>>>
>>> PageSpeed represents a series of open source technologies to help make
>> the
>>> web
>>> faster by rewriting web pages to reduce latency and bandwidth.
>>>
>>> PageSpeed has been incubating since 2017-09-30.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>>     1.  Finish project setup
>>>     2.  Community building
>>>     3.  Create a first release
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>> - A new potential committer indicated interest in joining the PageSpeed
>>> initiative
>>> by maintaining the FreeBSD port he contributed and updating it to the
>>> latest, and
>>> upstreaming required changes to support the new platform to make future
>>> updates
>>> easier.
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>> - Some technical hurdles were encountered while trying to run the RAT
>> tools
>>> on
>>> the codebase. The plan is to pick this up again after the initial code
>> drop
>>> has been
>>> performed to the ASF repo.
>>> - We are working on getting the source code into the ASF repository.
>>> - Progress was made on new features and getting the module distributed
>> more
>>> widely.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [X] Initial setup
>>>     [X] Working towards first release
>>>     [X] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>     N/A
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>     2017-09-30 (entering incubation)
>>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](pagespeed) Jukka Zitting
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](pagespeed) Leif Hedstrom
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](pagespeed) Nick Kew
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](pagespeed) Phil Sorber
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> Pulsar
>>>
>>> Pulsar is a highly scalable, low latency messaging platform running on
>>> commodity hardware. It provides simple pub-sub semantics over topics,
>>> guaranteed at-least-once delivery of messages, automatic cursor
>> management
>>> for
>>> subscribers, and cross-datacenter replication.
>>>
>>> Pulsar has been incubating since 2017-06-01.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>>     1. Grow the community with new Committers/PPMC members.
>>>     2. Set up a test cluster to be able to run system tests
>>>     3. Improve release process by having more committers taking part in
>>> releases
>>>
>>> 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 added 5 contributors. There is a healthy discuss on issues
>>> related
>>> to development, tools and processes among the community members.
>>> There has been a good number of questions asked by users on the Slack
>>> channel
>>> where there are around 33 weekly active users.
>>>
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>> 18 authors have pushed 150 commits to master in the last 3 months.
>>>
>>> The project has made the its second release in the Apache Incubator on
>>> October 13th.
>>> The next release (1.21-incubating) is being voted right now in the dev
>>> mailing list.
>>> Several design documents with improvement proposals have been submitted
>> to
>>> the
>>> wiki and discussed in the mailing list.
>>>
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [X] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2017-10-13, 1.20.0-incubating
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>> None
>>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [X](pulsar) Dave Fisher
>>>        Comments: Seems like the podling is engaging new contributors
>> mostly
>>> through slack channel.
>>>                  We will need to make sure that enough information is
>>> archived by either discussion on dev@ or
>>>                  in some other way. They are on their fourth RC in the
>>> current release and are doing things correctly.
>>>     [X](pulsar) Jim Jagielski
>>>        Comments: Agreed. Need to push more actual conversation to the dev@
>>> list
>>>     [ ](pulsar) P. Taylor Goetz
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](pulsar) Francis Liu
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> Quickstep
>>>
>>> Quickstep is a high-performance database engine.
>>>
>>> Quickstep has been incubating since 2016-03-29.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>>     1. Work on adoption of the Quickstep technology.
>>>     2. Continue building a developer community.
>>>     3. Work towards a second release.
>>>
>>> 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 are a number of active developers working with the code base,
>>> who may become committers in the near future.
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>> A number of bug reports have been filed and features added to move
>>> the single-node version of the system forward. The newer features
>>> added to the system are accompanied by a JIRA issue. There is more
>>> activity on the dev mailing list, and the newer members of the
>>> community are involved in the discussions.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [X] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2017-03-25
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>     2017-10-03 Robert Claus (committer)
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](quickstep) Konstantin Boudnik
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [x](quickstep) Julian Hyde
>>>        Comments:
>>>          Community building is this project's biggest challenge.
>>>          Robert Claus is, I believe, the first committer outside
>>>          of the UW team, so his appointment is good progress.
>>>     [ ](quickstep) Roman Shaposhnik
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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 Flink, and Apache Samza.
>>>
>>> SAMOA has been incubating since 2014-12-15.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>>     1. Elect new PPMC members
>>>     2. Enlarge the community
>>>     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?
>>>
>>>
>>>    Mailing list activity (September 2017 - November 2017):
>>>     * @dev: 49 messages
>>>
>>>    Jira issues backlog (September 2017 - November 2017):
>>>     * Created:  5
>>>     * Resolved: 1
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>    * Planning a new release in the next month.
>>>
>>>    * Presentation at the Flink Forward Conference from Orange's team
>>>
>>>    * Integration of a new Boosting algorithm
>>>
>>>    * Improved Apache Kafka support and support for JSON and Avro.
>>>
>>>    * Improved SAMOA instances.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [X] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2016-09-30
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>> None
>>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [X](samoa) Alan Gates
>>>        Comments: In response to shepherd's comments (see below) community
>>> started a vote on a couple of contributors becoming committers.
>>>     [ ](samoa) Ashutosh Chauhan
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](samoa) Enis Soztutar
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](samoa) Ted Dunning
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>> Concerned about the lack of community growth. Very few commits this year
>>> yet there are pull requests by contributors.
>>> Sent an email to private@samoa
>>>
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> SDAP
>>>
>>> SDAP is an integrated data analytic center for Big Science problems.
>>>
>>> SDAP has been incubating since 2017-10-22.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>>     1. Grow community
>>>     2. Make formal SDAP (Incubating) releases
>>>     3. Evangelize SDAP as an integrated data analytic center for Big
>> Science
>>> problems
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>> We have not formally reported before. We hope the community
>>> to grow once we make our first Incubating release.
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>> All infrastructure and codebase(s) have successfully been
>>> transitioned over to the ASF. We are working to comply
>>> with branding, trademarks and source code. This work is ongoing.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [X] Initial setup
>>>     [X] Working towards first release
>>>     [ ] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     XXXX-XX-XX
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>> No new committers or PPMC have been added other than the
>>> original SDAP committers.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](sdap) Jörn Rottmann
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](sdap) Raphael Bircher
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](sdap) Suneel Marthi
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](sdap) Lewis John McGibbney
>>>        Comments: SDAP is doing pretty well. Branding,
>>>        trademarks and source code compliance are the
>>>        primary issues right now. Once these are addressed
>>>        SDAP can focus on the first Incubating release.
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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. Finish the existing jira tickets, especially the Keras API and
>>>        Open Neural Network Exchange format.
>>>     2. Prepare the graduation documents and start discussion in dev@
>> list.
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>> 1 new developer (Wengtong Li) contributed to the repository.
>>> 1 new committer (Moaz) joined officially.
>>>
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>
>>> 1. We fixed several bugs related to Tensor operations and unit-testing.
>>> 2. Some new issues/features are created, mainly abut supporting including
>>>      Keras API and Open Neural Network Exchange format.
>>>
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>>
>>> We are discussing the graduation process and want to
>>> start it with one more release.
>>>
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [ ] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>      2017-06-29
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>      2017-09-01
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](singa) Daniel Dai
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](singa) Alan Gates
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](singa) Ted Dunning
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](singa) Thejas Nair
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> Spot
>>>
>>> Apache Spot is a solution stack that provides the capability to ingest IT
>>> related telemetry (network flows, domain name service DNS, 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 and 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. Build diverse community
>>>     2. Continue building a strong and diverse body of PPMC members for
>> long
>>> term project continuity
>>>     3. Demonstrate ability to create releases
>>>
>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>> aware of?
>>>
>>> * Based on React being re-licensed under the MIT license and remaining
>>> compatible with Apache licensed projects, we have not moved forward on
>>> replacing our use of the React framework at this time.
>>>
>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>> * We have passed a vote on implementing an ingest re-architecture.
>>> * Branch for ingest re-architecture created
>>> https://github.com/apache/incubator-spot/tree/spot-242-ingest
>>> * Epic created in JIRA for ingest re-architecture
>>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPOT-185
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [X] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2017-09-08
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>     2017-06-02
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](spot) Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](spot) Brock Noland
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](spot) Andrei Savu
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](spot) Uma Maheswara Rao G
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>
>>>     Drew Farris (shepherd) Two mentors active on the mailing lists
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> Superset
>>>
>>> Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration,
>> data
>>> visualization and dashboarding.
>>>
>>> Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.
>>>
>>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>    1. Grow the community and enroll new committers.
>>>    2. Plan and execute our first Apache release
>>>    3. Make progress
>>>
>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be
>> aware
>>> of?
>>> * We’re working on finding a way to link Jira Issues to GitHub Issues as
>> the
>>> team has a preference for using GitHub Issues for tracking.
>>>
>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>> * Organic growth of our Github contributors (184), forks (2,675),
>> watchers
>>>     (888) and stars (16,969)
>>> * Group of active committers meeting bi-weekly from Airbnb, Lyft and
>>> Twitter (Apple joining soon)
>>> * Slack channel for Apache Superset created at
>>> https://apache-superset.slack.com/
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>> * Committers have created initial UI/UX mocks and engineering plan for
>>> redesign of Explore and Dashboarding views
>>> * A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new
>>>     features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more
>> details
>>> * The team has completed all of the items on the Incubation Checklist
>>>
>>>
>>> How does the podling rate their own maturity.
>>> [ ] Initial setup
>>> [X] Working towards first release
>>> [ ] Community building
>>> [ ] Nearing graduation
>>> [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release: No official release yet since being voted into
>> Apache
>>> Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q2, 2018)
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>> * Grace Guo - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-29)
>>> * Chris Williams - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-20)
>>> * John Bodley - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-20)
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [X](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](superset) Luke Han
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](superset) Jim Jagielski
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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. Re-engage PMC to encourage regular activity
>>>    2. Retiring irrelevant git repositories
>>>    3. Graduate!
>>>
>>> Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
>>> aware of?
>>>
>>>     Community slow. Considering retiring, but will try one last push.
>>>
>>>
>>> How has the community developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>     Quite a few pull requests, but need follow ups.
>>>     Non-PPMC committers have taken more charge in release preparation.
>>>
>>>
>>> Email stats since 2017-09-01:
>>>
>>>     dev@taverna: 29
>>>     users@taverna: 2
>>>
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>     Very slow progress towards graduation.
>>>     Some progress towards next releases - need implicit Release Manager
>>> delegation.
>>>
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [ ] Community building
>>>     [X] Nearing graduation
>>>     [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>
>>>     2016-07-01
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>
>>>     2016-10-20
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [x](taverna) Andy Seaborne
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> In Dec 2016, the report said "Preparing to graduate." In 2017, the dev@
>>> list has been quiet and the last release was in 2016.
>>>
>>> While the PPMC is large, not everyone has been active in incubation.  I
>> am
>>> worried that pushing through graduation will only result in the same
>>> situation as a TLP.
>>>
>>> The community needs to consider what is the best environment for Taverna.
>>>
>>>     [ ](taverna) Daniel J Debrunner
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](taverna) Marlon Pierce
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [x](taverna) Stian Soiland-Reyes
>>>        Comments: I have admitted lack of leadership. I think we should
>>> seriously consider retiring, but only after a 6 month push towards
>> getting
>>> graduation done.
>>>     [ ](taverna) Suresh Marru
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](taverna) Suresh Srinivas
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Two most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>>
>>> 1. Improve community engagement
>>> 2. 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?
>>>
>>> - 1 new subscriber in dev mailing list since the last report
>>> - 18 new JIRAs filed since the last report
>>> - 1 external contributors submitted patches since the last report
>>> - 1 external contributor created a ticket in JIRA since the last report
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>> - Tephra 0.13.0-incubating released
>>> - Working on 0.14.0-incubating release
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>> [ ] Initial setup
>>> [ ] Working towards first release
>>> [x] Community building
>>> [ ] Nearing graduation
>>> [ ] Other:
>>>
>>> Date of the last release:
>>>
>>>     2017-09-21
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
>>>
>>> - None since coming to incubation
>>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [X](tephra) Alan Gates
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](tephra) Andrew Purtell
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [x](tephra) James Taylor
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [ ](tephra) Lars Hofhansl
>>>        Comments:
>>>
>>> --------------------
>>> 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.
>>>     2.
>>>     3.
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>    - New mentor added: Jacques Le Roux
>>>    - Slowly attracting more adopters and subscribers.
>>>    - ML postings: 37 user, 396 dev, 528 coderev, 668 issues, 533 commits
>>>    - Twitter: 228 followers, 73 tweets, 66 likes
>>>
>>> How has the project developed since the last report?
>>>
>>>    * 115 commits from 17 contributors.
>>>    * 95 tickets filed and 78 resolved.
>>>    * We are working towards our next release, 2.2. Ming Liu is the Release
>>> Manager.
>>>
>>> How would you assess the podling's maturity?
>>>
>>> Please feel free to add your own commentary.
>>>
>>>     [ ] Initial setup
>>>     [ ] Working towards first release
>>>     [ ] Community building
>>>     [ ] Nearing graduation
>>>     [x] Other:
>>> Request to graduate submitted to board after discussions.
>>>
>>> Date of last release:
>>>     2017-05-01 2.1
>>>
>>> When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
>>>    2017-03-10
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by:
>>>
>>>     [ ](trafodion) Michael Stack
>>>        Comments:
>>>     [X](trafodion) Jacques Le Roux
>>>        Comments: I'm new to this poddling, but I have already seen that
>> the
>>>                  activity is steady, the CI pipeline is working good and
>> over
>>> all
>>>                  I like the responsiveness and kindness of the community.
>>>                  Ready for graduation!
>>>
>>> IPMC/Shepherd notes:
>>>
>>
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