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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: Draft Report February 2015 - please review
Date Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:15:51 GMT
On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 3:35 PM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> It's my understanding that Droids is basically a mature product with no
> pressing need for further development, not unlike some dormant Apache TLPs who
> neverthess still have PMC members hanging around able to make releases and
> respond to user inquiries.
> I think the greater IPMC ought to stay aware, though, that Droids has very,
> very low activity: 3 dev list emails in the last quarter (39 in the
> last year), no user list, and no commits since April 2013.  The only thing
> between Droids and retirement is our deference to Richard and Thorsten.  They
> form the potential core of a community, but it has yet to develop in 6 years
> of incubation.

Very much +1 to that! I think Richard and Thorsten need to come up with
the trajectory for the project. As I see it -- it can go either way. One thing
is certain though: I don't think incubation is serving its purpose for the
project any longer.

>> --------------------
>> SAMOA provides a collection of distributed streaming algorithms for the most
>> common data mining and machine learning tasks such as classification,
>> clustering, and regression, as well as programming abstractions to develop
>> new algorithms that run on top of distributed stream processing engines
>> (DSPEs).  It features a pluggable architecture that allows it to run on
>> several DSPEs such as Apache Storm, Apache S4, and Apache Samza.
>> SAMOA has been incubating since 2014-12-15.
>> Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
>>   1. Create bylaws for the project
> I'm a little surprised to see creation of bylaws listed as the top priority
> for a brand new podling.  Bylaws limit flexibility; I would have thought it
> better to wait until near graduation to perform such a task (if at all).
> Have other podlings done this?  Is there something unusual about SAMOA?

That jumped at me as well (great minds... ;-)). However, looking at the matter
further it appears that bylaws may be too grand a term here. The community
seems to be simply seeking a 'modus operandi' if you will.


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