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From Matthew Hayes <>
Subject [DISCUSSION] Apache DataFu podling graduation
Date Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:49:01 GMT

I would like to reopen the discussion regarding Apache DataFu's graduation
from incubator.  In the community vote
 there was consensus to graduate to TLP status.  Here is my email that
kicked off the previous discussion:

There were several pieces of feedback from that discussion that should all
be addressed as of now.

* Comments about number of committers vs. proposed PMC size (here
* Comments about process for removing committers (here
* Comments about the website, sha-512 extension, etc. (here
).  DATAFU-131 <> was filed
to address these.

To summarize what has happened since the last discussion:

* Each committer was reached out to and asked whether they were willing to
join the PMC and fulfill the responsibilities that come with it.  The
<> has
been updated to reflect those who were willing to join the PMC.  The
remainder declined to remain committers.  The proposed PMC size is now 11
out of 14 current committers.
* The Becoming a Committer
<> page
no longer has a section about removing committers.
* All the issues that were raised and led to DATAFU-131 being filed have
been addressed.  A summary:
    - The Quick Start page has been replaced with a Download page
<>.  The list of
source releases is prominent at the top and there is a section describing
how to validate releases.
    - Links to ASF website, license, thanks, apache feather, etc. were added
    - Links have been updated to reflect recent 1.3.3 release.
    - Old releases have been cleaned up from and

    - DataFu Whimsy <> page is
now mostly passing aside from Image and Events (not clear if these are
expected to pass).

    - SHA-512 checksum file now ends in .sha512

Below is the original discussion email with updated stats and updated
graduation resolution.

Apache DataFu began incubating Jan 5th, 2014.  Since then we have made 4
releases and added 4 committers.  The Apache DataFu website
<> includes documentation such as a
getting started page and guides for various methods.

Project status:

Project website:


Maturity Evaluation:

A draft of the board resolution can be found at the bottom of this email.

Proposed PMC size: 11
Current number of committers: 14
Proposed number of committers: 11

PMC affiliation (* indicates chair):

Data Syndrome:
  - Russell Jurney

  - Casey Stella

  - William Vaughan

Passage AI:
  - Mitul Tiwari

  - Eyal Allweil

  - (*) Matthew Hayes
- Sam Shah

  - Josh Wills

StreamSets Inc.
  - Jarek Jarcec Cecho

  - Evion Kim

  - Roman Shaposhnik

Here are some project statistics since entering graduation on Jan 5th, 2014:

- 151 commits
- 4 releases
- 21 unique contributors
- 4 committers added
- 136 issues created
- 100 issues closed


WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best

interests of the Foundation and consistent with the

Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management

Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of

open-source software, for distribution at no charge to the

public, consisting of well-tested libraries that help developers

solve common data problems in Hadoop and similar distributed


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management

Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache DataFu Project",

be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the

Foundation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Apache DataFu Project be and hereby is

responsible for the creation and maintenance of libraries that

 help solve common data problems and work with large-scale data

in Hadoop and similar distributed systems; and be it further RESOLVED,

that the office of Vice President, Apache DataFu" be and hereby

is created, the person holding such office to serve at the direction

of the Board of Directors as the chair of the Apache DataFu Project,

and to have primary responsibility for management of the projects

within the scope of responsibility of the Apache DataFu Project; and be

it further

RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and

hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the

Apache DataFu Project:

   - Casey Stella cestella at apache dot org
   - Evion Kim evion at apache dot org
   - Eyal Allweil eyal at apache dot org
   - Jarek Jarcec Cecho jarcec at apache dot org
   - Josh Wills jwills at apache dot org
   - Matthew Hayes mhayes at apache dot org
   - Mitul Tiwari mitultiwari at apache dot org
   - Roman Shaposhnik rvs at apache dot org
   - Russell Jurney rjurney at apache dot org
   - Sam Shah samshah at apache dot org
   - William Vaughan wvaughan at apache dot org


be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache DataFu, to

serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the

Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until

death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,

or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the initial Apache DataFu PMC be and hereby is

tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to

encourage open development and increased participation in the

Apache DataFu Project; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Apache DataFu Project be and hereby

is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache

Incubator DataFu podling; and be it further

RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache

Incubator DataFu podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator

Project are hereafter discharged.

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