Apache Logo
The Apache Way Contribute ASF Sponsors

Formal board meeting minutes from 2010 through present. Please Note: The board typically approves minutes from one meeting during the next board meeting, so minutes will be published roughly one month later than the scheduled date. Other corporate records are published, as is an alternate categorized view of all board meeting minutes.

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | Pre-organization meetings

Airavata

18 Jan 2017 [Suresh Marru / Marvin]

## Description:
Apache Airavata is a distributed system software framework to manage
simple to composite applications with complex execution and workflow
patterns on diverse computational resources.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
 - The community is active and rocking.

## Health report:
 - The project remains healthy. The community has found a rhythm in
transitioning active developers. We see a cycle of new contributors
taking more pro-active role while previously active developers answer
key design questions. The project should brainstorm mechanisms to further
retain contributions from folks moving on.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 22 PMC members.
 - Eroma Abeysinghe was added to the PMC on Sun Dec 11 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 30 committers.
 - Marcus Christie was added as a committer on Mon Dec 26 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.16 on Mon Jul 25 2016
PMC is planning to release 0.17 within next 2 to 3 weeks.

## Mailing list activity:

 - The mailing list traffic is steady and nothing concerning, hence omitting.

## JIRA activity:

 - 131 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 156 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Oct 2016 [Suresh Marru / Mark]

## Description:
Apache Airavata is a distributed system software framework to manage
simple to composite applications with complex execution and workflow
patterns on diverse computational resources.

## Issues:
 There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
Since the last reporting time, the activity has picked up both on mailing lists
and code commits.

## Health report:
The project remains healthy. There are quite a few new contributors and an
increase in pull requests. We anticipate some of these contributors will
hang-on, and join the PMC bandwagon. The attention to detail in review of
the pull requests has improved and the contributors are responding well
to the feedbacks. A PMC member was added during this reporting period.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 21 PMC members.
 - Nipurn Doshi was added to the PMC on Tue Aug 23 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 29 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Hasini Gunasinghe at Mon Aug 10 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.15 on Fri Dec 04 2015

## Mailing list activity:

The mailing list traffic increased. The Jenkins build failures were coming to
dev list which provides a misleading statistic below. We now moved the jenkins
notifications to issues. From next quarter, the dev list threads will purely
indicate discussions.  Excluding this, still there is fair amount of community
engagement both on dev and user lists. We would like to continue to improve on
these aspects.

 - users@airavata.apache.org:
    - 112 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 35 emails sent to list (5 in previous quarter)

 - dev@airavata.apache.org:
    - 155 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 562 emails sent to list (345 in previous quarter)

 - architecture@airavata.apache.org:
    - 77 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - issues@airavata.apache.org:
    - 22 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 728 emails sent to list (270 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 162 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 73 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Aug 2016 [Suresh Marru / Isabel]

## Description:
Apache Airavata is a distributed system software framework to manage
simple to composite applications with complex execution and workflow
patterns on diverse computational resources.

## Issues:
 There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
The community has been active. The GSOC projects are wrapping up. The project has
a new website and logo, both to align with new ASF logo and demonstrate the
project is indeed active :). A new release was made during this reporting period.

## Health report:
- The community remained stable, no substantial changes either up or down. The GSoC
 students has been less productive than previous years. While we can nit-pick on students,
we as mentors have not been pro-active relatively. We will hope to put more efforts in “recruiting”.
- Two of the PMC members (Marlon Pierce, Suresh Marru) are teaching a graduate level class
related to Apache Airavata, we hope some of the students will stir up new directions for the project.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 20 PMC members.
 - Last PMC addition was Supun Nakandala on Mon May 18 2015.
- A new PMC member is voted in and is in 72 hour board notice embargo until August 19th.

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 29 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Hasini Gunasinghe at Mon Aug 10 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.16 on July 25th 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - The mailing list traffic remained constant. During the last report feedback, it was suggested to
   shutdown the architecture list if it is  not being used. We will take the discussion up on dev list.

 - users@airavata.apache.org:
    - 107 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 16 emails sent to list (16 in previous quarter)

 - dev@airavata.apache.org:
    - 152 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 265 emails sent to list (469 in previous quarter)

 - architecture@airavata.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - issues@airavata.apache.org:
    - 21 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 356 emails sent to list (413 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 63 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 35 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jul 2016 [Suresh Marru / Isabel]

No report was submitted.

20 Apr 2016 [Suresh Marru / Mark]

Apache Airavata is a distributed system software framework to manage
simple to composite applications with complex execution and workflow
patterns on diverse computational resources.

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

The community has been active. There are designed floating around for
a face lift of the website and logo to align with new ASF logo. We
hope to roll this out by the time of ApacheCon.

## Health report:

As with previous years Airavata has attracted around 10 GSoC applications.
We had enough mentors to mentor all these projects but tried to restrict to
3 or 4 to pave way for other PMC’s to take advantage of new contributors.
Following previous years students, we are hoping a fraction of the
contributors will stick around beyond GSOC and eventually become part
of the PMC.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 20 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Supun Nakandala on Mon May 18 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 29 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Hasini Gunasinghe at Mon Aug 10 2015

## Releases:

The last release of Apache Airavata 0.15 was made in previous quarter. We
prepared for Airavata 0.16 release this quarter and expecting it to be
out in the next few weeks.

- 0.15 was released on Fri Dec 04 2015

## Mailing list activity:
The communication on the mailing lists remain high.
The high increase in dev list communication is largely attributed to GSOC
student applications.

 - users@airavata.apache.org:
    - 101 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
    - 50 emails sent to list (80 in previous quarter)

 - dev@airavata.apache.org:
    - 143 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 366 emails sent to list (106 in previous quarter)

 - architecture@airavata.apache.org:
    - 72 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - issues@airavata.apache.org:
    - 18 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 482 emails sent to list (201 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 64 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 73 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months.

20 Jan 2016 [Suresh Marru / Jim]

pache Airavata is a distributed system software framework to manage
simple to composite applications with complex execution and workflow
patterns on diverse computational resources.

## Issues:
 There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

The community has been active but was understandably slow towards end
of the year. This is typical. We expect to see activity on mailing list
raise back in new year.

## Health report:

Past few years have seen high activity around GSOC time frames. We expect
that will happen again this year.

PMC members Marlon Pierce and Suresh Marru are teaching a class based on
Apache Airavata. We hope the class will spur additional users and assist in
directly inject new committers or indirectly simplifying contributors
on-boarding process and shepherding starter tasks.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 20 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Supun Nakandala on Mon May 18 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 29 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Hasini Gunasinghe at Mon Aug 10 2015

## Releases:

One release is made during this reporting period. We expect to
follow a release strident of at least one release per quarter,
hopefully one every 6 weeks.

 - 0.15 was released on Fri Dec 04 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@airavata.apache.org:
    - 105 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 81 emails sent to list (40 in previous quarter)

 - dev@airavata.apache.org:
    - 143 subscribers (up 11 in the last 3 months):
    - 110 emails sent to list (180 in previous quarter)

 - issues@airavata.apache.org:
    - 19 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 269 emails sent to list (364 in previous quarter)

 - architecture@airavata.apache.org:
    - 72 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 29 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 87 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Oct 2015 [Suresh Marru / Sam]

## Description:
   Apache Airavata is a distributed system software framework to manage
   simple to composite applications with complex execution and workflow
   patterns on diverse computational resources.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
 - Summer had seen a big surge of activity. Post GSoC it has slowed down.
   Cutting releases and fostering more future release planning might stimulate
   more activity back again.

## Health report:
 - The commit rate remains high but the dev list emails traffic is not much.
   The community has to do a better job in fostering more dev list
   discussions.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 20 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Supun Nakandala at Mon May 18 2015


 - Currently 29 committers and 20 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Supun Nakandala at Mon May 11 2015
 - Hasini Gunasinghe was added as a committer on Mon Aug 10 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.14 on Thu Jan 08 2015. We are behind in
    preparing two releases. I (Suresh) volunteered to be the RM for next two
    releases and have been blocking. Will get this release out in October.

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@airavata.apache.org:
    - 96 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months):
    - 40 emails sent to list (3 in previous quarter)

 - dev@airavata.apache.org:
    - 131 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 174 emails sent to list (684 in previous quarter)

 - issues@airavata.apache.org:
    - 15 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 373 emails sent to list (655 in previous quarter)

 - architecture@airavata.apache.org:
    - 70 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (17 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 72 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 106 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

15 Jul 2015 [Suresh Marru / Shane]

## Description:
   Apache Airavata is a distributed system software framework to manage
   simple to composite applications with complex execution and workflow
   patterns on diverse computational resources.

## Activity:
 - Airavata community is very active this summer. The mailing list, jira
   and commit activity remains very high. 8 of the 9 GSoC students passed
   mid-terms. One student was failed due to lack of enough contributions.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 28 committers and 20 LDAP committee group members.
 - Supun Nakandala was added to the LDAP committee group on Mon May 11 2015
 - Supun Nakandala was added as a committer on Mon May 11 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.14 on Thu Jan 08 2015. The community is preparing for
   0.15 release this month (July).

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@airavata.apache.org:
    - 89 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 3 emails sent to list (40 in previous quarter)

 - dev@airavata.apache.org:
    - 127 subscribers (up 8 in the last 3 months):
    - 717 emails sent to list (219 in previous quarter)

 - issues@airavata.apache.org:
    - 13 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 578 emails sent to list (700 in previous quarter)

 - architecture@airavata.apache.org:
    - 69 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 17 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 103 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 109 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 May 2015 [Suresh Marru / Rich]

## Description:
   Apache Airavata is a distributed system software framework to manage
   simple to composite applications with complex execution and workflow
   patterns on diverse computational resources.

## Activity:
 - The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high. Airavata
   is mentoring or co-mentoring a total of 9 GSoC projects. We strongly
   encourage students do to cross pollination projects (integrating with
   fellow apache projects) and hoping to recruit them into Airavata PMC.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 27 committers and 19 PMC members in the project.
 - Shameera was added to the PMC on Wed Apr 01 2015
 - Nipurn Doshi was added as a committer on Fri Mar 13 2015

## Releases:

 - Apache Airavata 0.14 GA release was made on January 8th 2015.
   We plan to make 0.15 release within the next month.

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@airavata.apache.org:
    - 87 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 36 emails sent to list (19 in previous quarter)

 - dev@airavata.apache.org:
    - 120 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 377 emails sent to list (208 in previous quarter)

 - issues@airavata.apache.org:
    - 13 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 842 emails sent to list (314 in previous quarter)

 - architecture@airavata.apache.org:
    - 66 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 137 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 211 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

22 Apr 2015 [Suresh Marru / Rich]

No report was submitted.

18 Mar 2015 [Suresh Marru / Bertrand]

pache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and manage
long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

Apache Airavata 0.14 GA release was made on January 9th 2015.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high. The project is
moving towards a stable 1.0 release towards end of this year. Airavata has
posted Google Summer of Code ideas and planning to mentor again this year.

== Mailing list activity  ==

 - users@airavata.apache.org:
    - 84 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 39 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - dev@airavata.apache.org:
    - 118 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
    - 129 emails sent to list (285 in previous quarter)

 - issues@airavata.apache.org:
    - 12 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 292 emails sent to list (472 in previous quarter)

 - architecture@airavata.apache.org:
    - 66 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 2 emails sent to list (47 in previous quarter)

== JIRA activity  ==

 - 87 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 57 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

== Committer/PMC Changes ==

During this reporting period, there are no changes to PMC but voted in 1 new
committer. Last PMC addition was Milinda Pathirage at Tue Sep 24 2013.
Last committer Nipurn Doshi was added on Fri Mar 13 2015. We intend to fix the
status quo in PMC change. We have identified few potential PMC on private list,
before we report next time, we hope to have voted in new PMC. The community
remains vibrant and we constantly are on the looks for new PMC members and committers.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

18 Feb 2015 [Suresh Marru / Greg]

No report was submitted.

21 Jan 2015 [Suresh Marru / Sam]

No report was submitted.

15 Oct 2014 [Suresh Marru / Jim]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and manage
long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

Apache Airavata 0.13 GA release was made on August 10th 2014.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high. The project is
moving towards a stable 1.0 release towards end of this year. Airavata has
successfully mentored four Google Summer of Code students.

== Committer/PMC Changes ==

During this reporting period, there are no changes to PMC but during the
reporting voted in 3 new committers. Last member was added on July 24th 2013.
The community remains vibrant and we constantly are on the looks for new PMC
members and committers. 3 GSOC students became Airavata Committers, we
continue to try to attract new PMC members.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

16 Jul 2014 [Suresh Marru / Jim]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and manage
long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

Apache Airavata 0.12 GA release was made on June 29th 2014. The community is
currently testing 0.13 release candidate.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high. The project is
moving towards a stable 1.0 release towards end of this year. Airavata is
engaging four Google Summer of Code students.

== Committer/PMC Changes ==

During this reporting period, there are no changes to PMC but during the
reporting voted in 3 new committers. Last member was added on July 24th 2013.
The community remains vibrant and we constantly are on the looks for new PMC
members and committers.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

16 Apr 2014 [Suresh Marru / Shane]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and manage
long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

No releases were made during this reporting period. The community is working
towards version 0.12 which got delayed due to major refactoring in integrating
with Apache Thrift for public API’s and internal component CPI interfaces.
The latest Apache Airavata version (0.11) was released on January 1st 2014.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high.

== Community ==

Airavata has successfully engaged Google Summer of Code students in previous
years and continuing to be attractive this year as well. 5 students have
submitted proposals which are currently in review. In addition, the PMC
has voted on a new architecture mailing which has worked out well. There is
a sudden increase of volunteers who are actively taking part in architecture
discussions. These volunteers previously had trouble to keep up with dev list
traffic. We hope to recruit few of these active contributors into the PMC.

== Committer/PMC Changes ==

During this reporting period, there are no changes to PMC. Last member was
added on July 24th 2013. The PMC has voted on diverging from PMC=Committers
to lowered the entry barrier. This has enabled the PMC to vote in 3 committers
in past couple of months. We hope the committers use these as a stepping stone,
feel motivated to hangout and get voted into the PMC.
The community remains vibrant and we constantly are on the looks for new PMC
members and committers. Airavata has migrated to git (with a mirror in github)
which seem to resonate well with new contributors. We are yet to unleash this
enthusiasm into code contributions.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

15 Jan 2014 [Suresh Marru / Sam]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and manage
long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

The latest Apache Airavata version 0.11 was released on January 1st 2014.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high.

== Community ==

Airavata has successfully engaged Google Summer of Code students in previous
years. We plan to continue the student engagement and volunteer for mentors
in 2014 as well. We will drum up cross-fertilization and will try to work
with fellow apache projects making use of upcoming ApacheCon NA hackathons.

== Committer/PMC Changes ==

During this reporting period, there are no changes to PMC. Last member was
added on July 24th 2013. There are close to a dozen active contributors from
GSoC students and otherwise on mailing lists who are sporadically active.
The PMC will encourage more community participation and pay attention to
potential PMC/Committers.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

16 Oct 2013 [Suresh Marru / Doug]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and manage
long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

Apache Airavata 0.9 was released on September 24th 2013. The release
planning for 0.10 version is ongoing. Community is brainstorming the readiness
to do the Apache Airavata 1.0 release towards end of the year.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high.

== Community ==

Airavata has mentored 6 Google Summer of Code students. The community has
deeply engaged with students and plans to integrate student contributions to
the main code base. The students seems to be committed (rather hoping to)
continue to contribute to the project. Airavata, OODT, SIS are engaged in
cross-cutting projects and discussions primarily initiated through student
research projects.

== Committer/PMC Changes ==

During this reporting period, one PMC member was added to the roster. Last
member was added on July 24th 2013. There are close to a dozen active
contributors from GSoC students and otherwise on mailing lists and are in
the PMC watch list. The PMC will be discussing their contributions and
additions to the PMC/committers within the next quarter.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

17 Jul 2013 [Suresh Marru / Shane]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and
manage long running applications and workflows on distributed
computing resources.

== Releases ==

Airavata 0.7 was released on April 15th 2013.

The release vote for Airavata 0.8 version is ongoing. Community is
actively responding to RC testing and is currently on RC4. Anticipated
to release 0.8 version by mid July.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high.

== Community ==

Airavata is mentoring 6 Google Summer of Code students. The community
is very well engaged with significant email traffic on the mailing
lists and issues and code commits. Airavata, OODT, SIS are engaged in
cross-cutting projects and discussions primarily initiated through
student research projects.

== Committer/PMC Changes ==

No changes to PMC this reporting period. Last member was added in
December 2012. There are close to a dozen active contributors on the
Airavata mailing lists and are in the PMC watch list. The PMC will be
discussing their contributions and additions to the PMC.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

17 Apr 2013 [Suresh Marru / Sam]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and
manage long running applications and workflows on distributed
computing resources.

== Releases ==

Airavata 0.6 was released on January 30th 2013.

The release vote for Airavata 0.7 version was called on April 11th 2013.
The VOTE is called after extensive testing on 5 RC's.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high. Community is
currently voting on two policies for following a 6 week release cycle and
to adopt Test Driven Development (TDD) methodology.

== Community ==

Airavata experimenting to better align GSoC projects with mainstream
development. During the GSoC community bonding period, the students are
being encouraged to first follow along the tutorials and get fully
comfortable with the code base. Secondly a release is called out with a
focus on JIRA competition. All potential GSoC students are encouraged to
bring out as many bugs as possible and the PMC is committed to do virtual
hackathon's to close out these JIRA's teaching students along the way to
contribute patches and documentation. These approaches are nicely helping
to identify students who have interest in the project itself and not just
the GSoC program.

== Outreach ==

Co-ordinated by Google India University Programs, Suresh Marru has given
virtual google hangout talks on Apache, GSOC and Airavata. The focus of
the talks is to encourage students to apply for GSOC at Apache and make
use of the opportunity to go beyond the summer projects and contribute to
open source. The response is good with Airavata attracting interest from
15 students from premier academic institutions. Sample slides are at -
http://www.slideshare.net/smarru/gsoc-iiitkgp.

== Infrastructure ==

There are no infrastructure issues.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

16 Jan 2013 [Suresh Marru / Bertrand]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and manage
long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

The PMC has not made a release this reporting period. The PMC is
preparing for a RC and a subsequent release vote to target a release
for mid-january.  This release has been delayed due to holidays and to
get good amount of testing done.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high. The current
activity is focused on designing a good API to access Airavata services
and a light weight client. Significant workflow registry revisions have
also taken place during this quarter. Reimplementation based around OpenJPA
was completed, work on REST interfaces to registry occurred, as well as
integration with overarching API work.  Science gateway provenance
requirements were also taken into account in the redesign.

== Community ==

Amila Jayasekara was voted in as the new Airavata PMC member/committer
and announced to the community on December 22nd. The next big step for
the project is to engage the community in designing the roadmap for
Airavata 1.0.

Airavata had good success with the GSoC students and we would like
engage the students more. We have a talk related to this topic in
'Community over Code' track at ApacheCon NA -
http://na.apachecon.com/schedule/presentation/134/.

Will start a comdev discussion before the conference.

== Outreach ==

Two talks related to Airavata are accepted and published on schedule for
ACNA. Airavata and OODT PMC members have proposed a 'Apache in Science'
track and now has a good collection of talks.

== Infrastructure ==

There are no infrastructure issues.

== Other Issues ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

19 Dec 2012 [Suresh Marru / Greg]

Apache Airavata is a software framework to construct, execute, and manage
long running applications and workflows on distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

The PMC has not made a release this reporting period, however it is close
in creating release candidates for the next 0.6 release, roughly
anticipated in mid-December.

== Activity ==

The mailing list, jira and commit activity remains very high. The current
activity is on developing simpler interfaces to integrate with Airavata
services and enabling security. The project is progressing well with a
focus on stabilizing API's, documentation, and client integration. These
changes will potentially appeal and attract wider community. If the current
momentum continues, the PMC should be able to march towards its 1.0
production ready release within the next quarter or two.

== Community ==

The are new community contributions in enabling security. Community has also
expressed interest in contributing simpler distributions and integrate with
embedded Tomcat for quick start tutorials. GSoC students have also expressed
interest to integrate their projects into trunk during holidays.  A handful
number of contributors are showing sustained interest towards the project and
are potential PMC members.

== Outreach ==

Members of Airavata PMC, Marlon Pierce, Suresh Marru and Chris Mattmann
have organized a BOF Featuring ASF at Supercomputing 2012 in mid-November -
http://sc12.supercomputing.org/schedule/event_detail.php?evid=bof212. The
BOF covered open source experiences in Apache, Eclipse and a Academic
Foundation Enzo. Presentations included experience with open source in
eGovernance, academic research and industry contributions in parallel
computing and distributed systems.

Various Airavata PMC members have submitted talks for ApacheCon NA and have
received acceptance notifications but are awaiting the program to be
public. Chris Mattmann, Suresh Marru and Marlon Pierce are also assisting
the review committee to propose a track to promote cross fertilization
between Airavata, OODT, and Tika.


== Infrastructure ==

There are no infrastructure issues.

== Infrastructure ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

21 Nov 2012 [Suresh Marru / Roy]

Apache Airavata is a software framework providing APIs, sophisticated
server-side tools, and graphical user interfaces to construct, execute,
control and manage long running applications and workflows on
distributed computing resources.

== Releases ==

The PMC has made the first TLP release 0.5.

== Activity ==

The release 0.5 has surged momentum and the community is quickly marching
towards a 0.6 release. The current focus is to make it easy for clients to
integrate with Airavata services.

== Community ==

Chathuri Wimalasena was announced as the new Airavata Committer/PMC member.
Few contributors have been very active and showing commitment.

== Press ==

Members of Airavata and OODT PMC, Marlon Pierce, Suresh Marru, Chris Mattmann
are leading a BOF Featuring ASF at Supercomputing 2012 on Nov13th.
http://sc12.supercomputing.org/schedule/event_detail.php?evid=bof212.

== Infrastructure ==

The project starting using the svnpubsub dist locations for release mirroring.
Also is using the dev area (https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/airavata/)
for staging RC's for testing and voting. With this, the project has completely
stopped directly using people:/www area.

== Infrastructure ==

There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

AI: Rich follow up: Would be nice to put a date next to release, for historical reference.

17 Oct 2012 [Suresh Marru / Doug]

Apache Airavata is a software framework providing API’s, sophisticated
server-side tools, and graphical user interfaces to construct, execute,
control and manage long running applications and workflows on
distributed computing resources.

== Summary ==

The TLP migration has happened smoothly.
* The infrastructure, svn repository, maven pom's and web pages have
 been properly updated.
* Final incubator podling status is updated.
* Office and committee-info is updates with new PMC and Chair.

== Releases ==

The project is preparing for its first TLP release, which is planned to
happen within next month.

== Activity ==

The incubation momentum is nicely carry forwarded and the activity on
mailing lists, JIRA, and svn commits is very high.

== Community ==

Chathuri Wimalasena has been voted in as committer and PMC member. Her account
setup and board acknowledgment is in the process.

== Press ==

Thanks to Sally, the press release of Airavata graduation has nicely
co-ordinated and picked by lot of popular news sources.

== Infrastructure ==

Many thanks to the infrastructure team, the TLP migration was very diligent
and fast and all associated tasks have been completed within 2 days of the
board resolution.

19 Sep 2012

Establish the Apache Airavata Project

 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, related to executing and managing
 computational jobs on distributed computing resources
 including local clusters, supercomputers, national grids,
 academic and commercial clouds.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Airavata Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Airavata Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of  software
 related to executing and managing computational jobs on
 distributed computing resources including local clusters,
 supercomputers, national grids, academic and commercial clouds;
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Airavata" 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 Airavata Project, and to have primary responsibility
 for management of the projects within the scope of
 responsibility of the Apache Airavata 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 Airavata Project:

 Aleksander Slominski      <aslom@apache.org>
 Ate Douma                 <ate@apache.org>
 Chathura Herath           <chathura@apache.org>
 Chris Mattmann            <mattmann@apache.org>
 Eran Chinthaka            <chinthaka@apache.org>
 Srinath Perera            <hemapani@apache.org>
 Heshan Suriyaarachchi     <heshan@apache.org>
 Lahiru Gunathilake        <lahiru@apache.org>
 Marlon Pierce             <mpierce@apache.org>
 Patanachai Tangchaisin    <patanachai@apache.org>
 Raminderjeet Singh        <raminder@apache.org>
 Saminda Wijeratne         <saminda@apache.org>
 Shahani Weerawarana       <shahani@apache.org>
 Suresh Marru              <smarru@apache.org>
 Thilina Gunarathne        <thilina@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Suresh Marru
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Airavata,
 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 Airavata 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 Airavata Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Airavata Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Airavata podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Airavata podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7A, Establish the Apache Airavata Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

15 Aug 2012

Airavata is a software toolkit which provides features to compose, manage,
execute, and monitor large scale applications and workflows on computational
resources ranging from local clusters to national grids and computing clouds.
Airavata is incubating since May 2011.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Airavata started to see active contributions from diverse organizations.
    Thanks to GSoC students, tutorial and outreach events conducted by dev's,
    and growing general interest. The community would like to keep this
    momentum, and encourage diverse participation and hoping to retain
    interest from GSoC students.

 2. Create a clear and concise roadmap.

 3. Review the architecture and document the findings and improve incumbent
    documentation.

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

 The community was very active this summer with large number of dev list
 and code commit email traffic (May: Dev-220, Commit-169;
 June: Dev-371, Commit-366; July: Dev-271, Commit-226).

 Random community members have been proposing new use cases, and filing
 feature requests in JIRA, this is a very good sign. Hoping to see some
 of them will turn into contributors and then committers.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Yes. Shahani Weerawarana from University of Moratuwa, Srilanka
 was voted in as a committer and PPMC members based on her contributions.
 A good number of community members are actively filing JIRA's and some have
 started to contribute patches. Some of them seem to be potential committers.

 Of the 4 GSoC projects proposed on Airavata 3 students are actively
 developing and interacting with community. In addition to GSoC goals,
 these students also are actively participating in technical discussions
 and reviewing, testing and voting on releases.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Within the last quarter the project has made 0.3-incubating and
 0.4-incubating releases.

Signed-off-by: mattmann, rgardler, ate, jukka
IPMC comments:
   mattmann - project is basically ready to graduate. I am going
              to start DISCUSS thread on list post 0.4 final release.

16 May 2012

Airavata is a software toolkit which provides features to compose, manage,
execute, and monitor large scale applications and workflows on computational
resources ranging from local clusters to national grids and computing clouds.
Airavata is incubating since May 2011.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. The documentation is improving but still not par to ease barrier of entry.
    The code, documentation and JIRA issues have to be efficiently
    organized and managed to appeal to wider developer community.

 2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and well
    aligned with existing ASF projects as outlined here:
    http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AiravataProposal#Alignment

 3. Create a regular and predictable release process and schedule

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

 The community is very active averaging 150 dev list emails and 75 commits
 per month. Airavata community encourages cross pollination with other
 Apache projects and also reuses significant number of license compatible
 open source libraries. This has helped keep the focus, but delayed the
 releases with impasse on legal requirements. The delay in making a release
 had lost some developer momentum.

 The community is not yet significantly diverse but lately the interest is
 growing. The project is committed and very supportive to external users and
 is putting the effort on increasing diversity. The PMC has discussed few
 potential outreach venues and have proposed and engaged with 8 GSoC student
 proposals.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No new committers or PPMC members elected in the last quarter. Three new
 users from the community are very active in the mailing list. Some have
 started to send patches and have potential interest.

 4 GSoC projects proposed on Airavata have been accepted. The students for
 these projects are Hasitha Aravinda, Yaroslav Porshnev, Milinda Pathirage,
 and Bhathiya Jayasekara.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 0.2-incubating release candidate (skipped 0.1-incubating numbering) was
 significantly improved in regards to license and notice complains. The
 Community Vote was successful with 5 PPMC and 2 mentor votes. The Vote
 in IPMC general list is ongoing.

 With the delay in release, the community has branched a 0.2 release and
 has made significant progress on the trunk. Many features have been added
 and ready for successive couple more releases.

 The community has actively responded to GSoC proposals and student
 questions resulting in few quality proposals.

 Community is voting for a wiki to increase focus on documentation and
 tutorial.

Signed off by mentor: mattmann, rgardler, ate

21 Dec 2011

Airavata is a software toolkit which provides features to compose, manage,
execute, and monitor large scale applications and workflows on computational
resources ranging from local clusters to national grids and computing
clouds. Airavata is incubating since May 2011.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. The barrier of entry in contributing to Airavata seems to be high. The
code, documentation and JIRA issues have to be efficiently organized and
managed to appeal to wider developer community.
 2. Test coverage of the code has to be increased significantly.
 3. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and well
aligned with existing ASF projects as outlined here:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AiravataProposal#Alignment

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Patanachai Tangchaisin, Heshan Suriyarachchi and Saminda Wijeratne were
VOTEd in as committers and PPMC members on the project.
Chris, Ross, Ate, Suresh, Marlon, Raminder met at ApacheCon NA and had a
great time! Suresh's Fast Feather talk introducing Airavata went great.

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Community is efficient being engaged through mailing list and JIRA.
* The code is significantly improved with proper modular organization and
packaging since entering incubation.
* Documentation and website have also been improved.
* All data base required components are integrated with Derby.
* The XRegistry component is deprecated in favor of synergizing with other
Apache repository projects like Jack Rabbit through the JCR API.
* Jenkins continuos integration and sonar code analysis dashboard are setup
and actively used by the community.
* The project is preparing its initial 0.1-incubating release, currently
VOTE'ing on the 2nd release candidate.

16 Nov 2011

Airavata is a software toolkit which provides features to compose, manage,
execute, and monitor large scale applications and workflows on computational
resources ranging from local clusters to national grids and computing
clouds. Airavata is incubating since May 2011.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. The barrier of entry in contributing to Airavata seems to be high. The
code, documentation and JIRA issues have to be efficiently organized and
managed to appeal to wider developer community.
 2. Test coverage of the code has to be increased significantly.
 3. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and well
aligned with existing ASF projects as outlined here:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AiravataProposal#Alignment

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Patanachai Tangchaisin, Heshan Suriyarachchi and Saminda Wijeratne were
VOTEd in as committers and PPMC members on the project.
Chris, Ross, Ate, Suresh, Marlon, Raminder met at ApacheCon NA and had a
great time! Suresh's Fast Feather talk introducing Airavata went great.

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Community is efficient being engaged through mailing list and JIRA.
* The code is significantly improved with proper modular organization and
packaging since entering incubation.
* Documentation and website have also been improved.
* All data base required components are integrated with Derby.
* The XRegistry component is deprecated in favor of synergizing with other
Apache repository projects like Jack Rabbit through the JCR API.
* Jenkins continuos integration and sonar code analysis dashboard are setup
and actively used by the community.
* The project is preparing its initial 0.1-incubating release, currently
VOTE'ing on the 2nd release candidate.

17 Aug 2011

Airavata is a software toolkit which provides features to compose, manage,
execute, and monitor large scale applications and workflows on computational
resources ranging from local clusters to national grids and computing
clouds. Airavata is incubating since May 2011.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

1. Update web service implementations from XSUL to Axis2. Update security
libraries and simplify the build process and provide sample use cases.
2. Package, document and release at least one Apache Incubator release.
3. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and well
aligned with existing ASF projects as outlined here:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AiravataProposal#Alignment

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Web designer Barbara Hallock was voted in a commiter and PPMC member for her
contributions to the website design, logo and CSS contributions. The website
is now live with her contributions. Lahiru Gunathilake an existing apache
commiter from Axis2 & QPID projects has made significant contributions and
provided 25+ patches to Airavata. He is voted in as a commiter and PPMC
member. A new volunteer Patanachai Tangchaisin has been contributing to the
various components of the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Significant progress has been made towards a release. All components are
organized within the svn adding project level and module level maven build
profiles.
* Website is updated with documentation for build and eclipse development
instructions.
* The default database in WS-Messenger and XRegistry is changed from mysql
to Apache Derby. Derby is integrated as an embedded database to build and
deploy as a maven profile. This porting has removed the incompatible license
dependency on mysql-connector jar.
* WS-Messenger module is re-factored, packaged and tested. The messaging
system clients are being worked on, this component needs to integrated with
rest of the modules.
* XBaya module is cleaned up of unused legacy code, improved dependency
management and simple test cases are tested through.

20 Jul 2011

Airavata is a software toolkit which provides features to compose, manage,
execute, and monitor large scale applications and workflows on computational
resources ranging from local clusters to national grids and computing
clouds.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Remove incompatible license dependencies and implement over ALV2
compatible libraries.
 2. Simplify the build process and provide simple to use cases.
 3. At least one Apache Incubator release.
 4. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and well
aligned with existing ASF projects as outlined here:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AiravataProposal#Alignment

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

A web designer Barbara Hallock has contributed, Airavata Logo, web site
banner and CSS. Patanachai Tangchaisin enquired in the mailing list about
contributing to the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Followed all the instructions on the Crypto registration, sent BIS notice
and updated the Exports page with cryptographic dependencies.
* Airavata website is designed and developed in the staging area is now made
live.
* Brainstorming on alternatives for incompatible license dependencies
* Started development of the various components, importing, cleaning up the
donate code by adding ASV2 license headers, changed package names and
applying code style templates and formatting.

15 Jun 2011

Airavata is a software toolkit currently used to build science gateways but
that has a much wider potential use. It provides features to compose,
manage, execute, and monitor large scale applications and workflows on
computational resources ranging from local clusters to national grids and
computing clouds.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Finish the security paper work needed to import donated code with
cryptographic dependencies.
 2. Engage the community by document existing design, drafting detailed
JIRA tasks defining smaller goals.
 3. Remove incompatible license dependencies and implement over ALV2
compatible libraries.
 4. Simplify the build process and provide simple to use cases.
 5. At least one Apache Incubator release.
 6. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and well
aligned with existing ASF projects as outlined here:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AiravataProposal#Alignment

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The interactions to date have been focused on development, and getting the
project started.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Airavata was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on May 7, 2011.

Suresh Marru is pushing forward on the Airavata website. There is also work
going on related to this to define a new Apache Airavata logo. In addition,
Suresh led a development roadmap discussion.