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Avro

19 Apr 2017 [Ryan Blue / Phil]

## Description:

 - Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

## Issues:

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

## Activity:

 - 1.8.2 release candidate 2 was created on 7 Apr.
 - 1.8.2 release candidate 3 was created on 13 Apr.
 - There has been some progress on setting up Apache Yetus for CI.

## Health report:

 - 1.8.2 RC2 had enough PMC votes to pass, which is an improvement over RC1.
   But, the candidate failed with a license problem.

 - Progress on getting continuous integration set up to automatically test
   patches is good progress.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 18 PMC members.
 - New PMC members:
    - Suraj Acharya joined the PMC on 13 Apr 2017
 - Last PMC addition was Niels Basjes on Fri Dec 16 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 25 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Gábor Szádovszky was added as a committer on Sat Feb 04 2017
    - Suraj Acharya was added as a committer on Sat Feb 04 2017

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.8.1 on Thu May 19 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@avro.apache.org:
    - 285 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 599 emails sent to list (466 in previous quarter)

 - user@avro.apache.org:
    - 658 subscribers (up 23 in the last 3 months):
    - 80 emails sent to list (63 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 39 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 40 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Jan 2017 [Ryan Blue / Chris]

## Description:

 - Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

## Issues:

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

## Activity:

 - The 1.8.2 release candidate failed with too few PMC votes.

## Health report:

 - The 1.8.2 release candidate failed because only 2 PMC members
   voted. When discussed on the dev list, there were two
   suggestions to avoid this in the future. First, use open-ended
   votes to give PMC members more time to notice there is a vote.
   Second, the RM should reach out to PMC members to make sure
   they see that a vote is happening.

 - After last report IDF asked, "What steps precisely do you have
   planned to take to increase contributor engagement?" The step
   that the community agrees on is continuous integration to
   provide automated feedback to both contributors and committers.
   Not much has been done to set up automated testing.

   Part of the community is also in favor of splitting out
   implementations into separate repositories to make the project
   easier to work with. This idea is controversial and discussion
   has stalled without a resolution.

 - Last report stated, "Contributor engagement is still a goal we
   are working on. Many committers do not have time to review
   patches." IDF asked, "Where does this time pressure come from?"
   To clarify, time pressure was a generous assumption. A more
   correct statement is simply that reviews are not keeping pace
   with contributions. Part of the community considers this a
   problem becuase without reviews we can't grow the community.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 17 PMC members.
 - Niels Basjes was added to the PMC on Fri Dec 16 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 23 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Matthieu Monsch at Mon Jan 18 2016

## Releases:

 - 1.8.1 was released on Fri May 20 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@avro.apache.org:
    - 278 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 462 emails sent to list (757 in previous quarter)

 - user@avro.apache.org:
    - 633 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 68 emails sent to list (45 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 51 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 18 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Oct 2016 [Ryan Blue / Jim]

## Description:

 - Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

## Issues:

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

## Activity:

 - 1.8.2 release is close to a release candidate.
 - Added a single-message format and API for systems like Kafka.

## Health report:

 - Last report stated, "Avro is healthier than last [quarter]". This is
   because the community was talking about setting up a regular release
   schedule and there was interest in regularly getting contributor work
   into releases. This is an important step becuase contributors won't
   submit patches to a project if they are never available to use.
 - The release planned for August has been delayed by build issues, but
   is nearly through blockers and is expected this quarter.
 - Contributor engagement is still a goal we are working on. Many committers
   do not have time to review patches.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sean Busbey on Sun Feb 14 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 23 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Matthieu Monsch at Mon Jan 18 2016

## Releases:

 - 1.8.1 was released on Fri May 20 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@avro.apache.org:
    - 279 subscribers (up 8 in the last 3 months):
    - 757 emails sent to list (660 in previous quarter)

 - user@avro.apache.org:
    - 631 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 45 emails sent to list (39 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

20 Jul 2016 [Ryan Blue / Isabel]

## Description:

 - Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

## Issues:

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

## Activity:

 - Released 1.8.1 on 20 May 2016
 - Discussion on the dev list agreed to a goal of a release every quarter,
   and one PMC member has volunteered to be release manager for 1.8.2.
 - JavaScript implementation added RPC support
 - Close to a spec and implementation standardizing a single-message format
   for uses like Apache Kafka payloads.

## Health report:

 - Avro is healthier than last month
 - Contributor engagement is still a goal we need to work toward, with
   only a few committers actively reviewing patches. Regular releases help,
   but we can make it easier for both committers and contributors by adding
   time-saving tools like continuous integration.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sean Busbey on Sun Feb 14 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 23 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Matthieu Monsch at Mon Jan 18 2016

## Releases:

 - 1.8.1 was released on Fri May 20 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@avro.apache.org:
    - 271 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 655 emails sent to list (660 in previous quarter)

 - user@avro.apache.org:
    - 621 subscribers (up 16 in the last 3 months):
    - 48 emails sent to list (107 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

20 Apr 2016 [Ryan Blue / Mark]

## Description:

 - Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

## Issues:

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

## Activity:

 - 1.8.0 released on 29 January 2016.
 - The latest release brings the project's licensing documentation
   up-to-date, which was a major blocker.
 - 1.8.0 includes a new JavaScript implementation

## Health report:

 - Avro's last release, 1.7.7, was 23 July 2014. More than a year
   between releases is not a healthy cadence.
 - Avro needs to increase engagement with potential contributors.
    - Some bug reports, reviews are not getting attention.
    - Some language implementations are unmaintained.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - New PMC members:
    - Sean Busbey was added to the PMC on Sun Feb 14 2016
    - Martin Kleppmann was added to the PMC on Sun Feb 14 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 23 committers.
 - Matthieu Monsch was added as a committer on Mon Jan 18 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release: 1.8.0 on 29 January 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@avro.apache.org:
    - 273 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 635 emails sent to list (541 in previous quarter)

 - user@avro.apache.org:
    - 605 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 107 emails sent to list (70 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 45 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 26 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Feb 2016

Change the Apache Avro Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Tom
 White (tomwhite) to the office of Vice President, Apache Avro, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Tom White from the office of Vice President, Apache Avro,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Avro
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Ryan Blue (blue) as
 the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Tom White is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Avro, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Ryan Blue be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Avro, 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.

 Special Order 7B, Change the Apache Avro Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

20 Jan 2016 [Tom White / Jim]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no board-level issues at this time.

== Community ==

Since the last board report in October, 34 Jira issues were filed and 27
resolved, roughly in line with the last period. Mailing list activity
is up slightly at over a hundred messages total per month.

Matthieu Monsch was added as a new committer this month (January 2016).

No new PMC members have been added since August 2015.

== Releases ==

There have been no releases this quarter. Avro 1.7.7 was released in July
2014. We are still in the process of releasing 1.8.0 after addressing a number
of blocking issues from a third release candidate.

21 Oct 2015 [Tom White / Bertrand]

Report from the Apache Avro committee

## Description:

   Apache Avro is a data serialization system.

## Issues:

 - The 1.8.0 release failed because committers found several problems
   with the project's license documentation (see AVRO-1722 [1]).
   Problems included: missing required attribution in NOTICE and the
   inclusion of possibly GPL code (see LEGAL-224 [2]). We are in the
   process of fixing these issues before releasing 1.8.0.

## Activity:

 - Close to releasing 1.8.0 (once licensing issues are solved).

## Health report:

 - The community is not keeping up with the number of reported bugs or
   with feature contributions. We need to prioritize reviews with the
   goal of growing the number of active committers.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - Ryan Blue was added to the PMC on Sun Aug 09 2015

## LDAP changes:

 - Currently 22 committers and 14 committee group members.
 - Ryan Blue was added to the committee group on Mon Aug 10 2015
 - New commmitters:
    - Sean Busbey was added as a committer on Mon Aug 10 2015
    - Niels Basjes was added as a committer on Mon Aug 10 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release: 1.7.7 on 23 July 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@avro.apache.org:
    - 269 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
    - 452 emails sent to list (326 in previous quarter)

 - user@avro.apache.org:
    - 590 subscribers (up 21 in the last 3 months):
    - 55 emails sent to list (76 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 42 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 18 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

15 Jul 2015 [Tom White / Greg]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no board-level issues at this time.

== Community ==

Since the last board report in April, 32 Jira issues were filed and 12
resolved, a slight increase from the last report. Mailing list activity
remains at around a hundred messages total per month.

No new committers have been added since January 2015.
No new PMC members have been added since September 2012.

== Releases ==

There have been no releases this quarter. Avro 1.7.7 was released in July
2014. Tom White has volunteered to be the release manager for the 1.8.0
release, and we have started discussing what will be in it.

22 Apr 2015 [Tom White / Jim]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no board-level issues at this time.

== Community ==

Since the last board report in January, 31 Jira issues were filed and 7
resolved. Committer activity is lower than last quarter. Mailing list
activity is also lower with around a hundred messages total per month.

No new committers have been added since January 2015.
No new PMC members have been added since September 2012.

== Releases ==

There have been no releases this quarter. Avro 1.7.7 was released in July
2014.

21 Jan 2015 [Tom White / Chris]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Since the last board report in October, 36 Jira issues were filed and 27
resolved. Committer activity continues to be steady, but low, with just a
few commits per month.

Mailing list activity is steady, with a few hundred messages total per month.

Ryan Blue was added as a new committer this month (January 2015).

No new PMC members have been added since September 2012.

== Releases ==

There have been no releases this quarter, but the 1.7.8 and 1.8.0
releases are under discussion.

15 Oct 2014 [Tom White / Chris]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Since the last board report in July, 56 Jira issues were filed and 25
resolved. As reported in May and July, committer activity is steady,
but low, with just a few commits per month.

Mailing list activity is steady, with a few hundred messages total per month.

No new committers have been added since January 2014.

No new PMC members have been added since September 2012.

== Releases ==

Avro 1.7.7 was released this quarter, on July 23, 2014.

A 1.8.0 release is under discussion, and the plan is to update
dependencies to their latest stable versions (e.g. from Hadoop 1 to
Hadoop 2).

16 Jul 2014 [Tom White / Rich]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Committer activity continues to be low, as reported in May, with just
a few commits per month. The community has discussed soliciting more
reviews for the various Avro language implementations from those who
are more proficient in those languages. This has resulted in more
reviews, but it remains to be seen if it boosts committer activity
significantly.

Since the last board report in May, 26 Jira issues were filed and
16 resolved.

Mailing list activity is steady, with a few hundred messages total
per month.

No new committers have been added since 1/2014.

No new PMC members have been added since 9/2012.

== Releases ==

No releases have been made in the last quarter. The last release was
Avro 1.7.6 which was released on January 22, 2014.

A 1.7.7 release is under discussion; we are also discussing improvements
to make it easier to roll releases. (http://s.apache.org/ux)

18 Jun 2014

Change the Apache Avro Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Scott Carey
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Avro, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Scott Carey from the office of Vice President, Apache Avro,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Avro
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Tom White as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Scott Carey is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Avro, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Tom White be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Avro, 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.

 Special Order 7D, Change the Apache Avro Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 May 2014 [Scott Carey / Bertrand]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Committer activity has slowed a bit in the last quarter.  User
questions and bug reports have not flagged, and I expect committer
activity to speed up again soon.

In Q1, 80 Jira issues were files and 33 resolved.

Mailing list activity is steady, with a few hundred messages total per month.

Two new committers were added this quarter: Christophe Taton and Rob Turner.

No new PMC members have been added since 9/2012.

== Releases ==

Avro 1.7.6 was released January 22, 2014.

16 Apr 2014 [Scott Carey / Sam]

No report was submitted.

AI: Doug: suggest naming a new chair

15 Jan 2014 [Scott Carey / Jim]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

There has been work across most language implementations, with a
steady stream of new features and enhancements.

In Q4 2013, 42 Jira issues were created and 32 resolved.

Mailing list activity is steady, with a few hundred messages total per month.

No new committers have been added since 4/2013.  Over the life of the
project around 150 people have contributed patches, but most only
contribute one or two, addressing their specific needs.  The majority
of patches are from non-committers, whose input is generally warmly
welcomed, but who don't tend to contribute more.  The project is
fairly stable and widely used, so this is perhaps a result of that.

No new PMC members have been added since 9/2012.

18 Dec 2013 [Scott Carey / Roy]

No report was submitted.

20 Nov 2013 [Scott Carey / Bertrand]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

There has been work across most language implementations, and healthy interest
in new features / enhancements.

User and Developer mailing list activity has been down about 10% this quarter.

== Releases ==

Avro 1.7.5 was released on August 26, 2013.

AI Bertrand: please submit a more complete report next month.

16 Oct 2013 [Scott Carey / Jim]

No report was submitted.

17 Jul 2013 [Scott Carey / Sam]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

There has been active work across all languages in the project.

User and Developer mailing list activity has been in the same range as the last couple years.

== Releases ==

There were no releases this quarter, however a 1.7.5 release should happen within a few weeks.

17 Apr 2013 [Scott Carey / Rich]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Martin Kleppmann became a committer on March 28, 2013.

There was broad work across languages in the project, with significant
traffic in places that had been quiet for a while, such as our Python
implementation.
C, Csharp, Ruby, Java, are all active.

User mailing list activity was similar to the last two years for January,
February, and March.
Developer mailing list activity was also near the average of the last
couple years.

== Releases ==

Avro 1.7.4 was released on February 26, 2013.

16 Jan 2013 [Scott Carey / Greg]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

User mailing list activity was slightly below average for November and
December 2012.
Developer mailing list activity was average for the above time period.

== Releases ==

Avro 1.7.3 was released on December 7, 2012

21 Nov 2012 [Scott Carey / Brett]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Tom White was added as a PMC Member on September 28, 2012

User mailing list activity was average throughout July, August, September,
and October 2012. Developer mailing list activity was inconsistent;
high in September but low in August and October.

We had activity in most language implementations and discussions related
to adding another (JavaScript)

== Releases ==

Avro 1.7.1 was released on July 19th, 2012.
Avro 1.7.2 was released on September 27th, 2012.

17 Oct 2012 [Scott Carey / Rich]

No report was submitted.

25 Jul 2012 [Scott Carey / Doug]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

No committers or PMC members were added.

User and developer mailing list activity was average throughout
April, May, and June 2012.

We had strong activity in most language implementations.

== Releases ==

Avro 1.7.0 was released on June 8, 2012.

(Avro)

18 Apr 2012 [Scott Carey / Roy]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

We voted in two new PMC members, Douglas Creager and James Baldassari.
Douglas has accepted, we are awaiting a response from James.

The mailing lists have been active, user@ had its busiest month ever
(barely) in February, dev@ activity was above average.

== Releases ==
Two minor releases:

Avro 1.6.2 was released on February 15th, 2012.
Avro 1.6.3 was released on March 19th, 2012.

24 Jan 2012 [Scott Carey / Shane]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

We added 4 Committers: Miki Tebeka, James Baldassari, Donna Alvarez, and
Thomas White.

October 2011 set a new record for messages on the dev mailing list (353).
We had strong activity in most language implementations.

== Releases ==

Avro 1.6.0 was released on November 1st, 2011.
Avro 1.6.1 was released on November 14th, 2011.

26 Oct 2011 [Scott Carey / Bertrand]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Progress has been healthy.  C, C++, Java, and Python have had the most new
features and improvements. C#, has also seen some activity.

No new contributors or PMC members were added.

Contributors are currently wrapping up tasks for Avro 1.6.0 and we expect
the first release candidate any time in the next couple weeks.

== Releases ==
Three minor releases:

Avro 1.5.2 was released on August 12th, 2011.
Avro 1.5.3 was released on August 30th, 2011.
Avro 1.5.4 was released on September 12th, 2011.

20 Jul 2011 [Scott Carey / Roy]

Apache Avro is a cross-language data serialization system.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Progress has been steady.  C, C++ and Java have had the most new features
and improvements.  C#, Python, and PHP have had some activity.
No new contributors were added.  Bruce Mitchener was voted into the Avro
PMC.


== Releases ==

Avro 1.5.1 was released on May 6th, 2011.
Avro 1.5.2 is a release candidate as of this writing.

15 Jun 2011

Change the Apache Avro Chair

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Matt Massie
    to the office of Vice President, Apache Avro, and

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
    resignation of Matt Massie from the office of Vice President,
    Apache Avro, and

    WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache
    Avro project has chosen by vote to recommend Scott Carey
    as the successor to the post;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Matt Massie is relieved
    and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
    of Vice President, Apache Avro, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Scott Carey be and
    hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Avro, 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.

 Resolution 7C was approved unanimously by roll call vote.

20 Apr 2011 [Matt Massie / Roy]

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

== Community ==

Progress has been steady.  Recent contributions include a C#
implementation and major additions to the C, C++ and Java
implementations.

Two new committers were added, Douglas Creager and Stephen Gargan.

== Releases ==

Avro 1.5.0 was released on 10 March.

19 Jan 2011 [Matt Massie / Roy]

== Avro Board Report ==

Apache Avro tm is a data serialization and RPC system.

== Releases ==

The Avro team released version 1.4.1 on October 13th, 2010.  This release
included contributions from seven unique authors.  It included new features
such as SASL security for socket-based RPC and support for reading Hadoop
sequence files as Avro data to MapReduce API.  There were also a handful
of improvements and bug fixes across all Avro implementation languages.

== Overall Activity ==

Mailing list traffic on the developer list has averaged about 5 messages/day
since our last board report.  Much of the traffic on the developer mailing list
is Jira-generated messages.  Since October, there have been 60 new Jiras
opened and 35 Jiras resolved that were created by 14 unique reporters.

Mailing list traffic on the user mailing list remains
around 1-2 messages a day.  Most questions on this list
pertain to Avro best practices, questions around building
a schema, etc.

== Committers and PMC members ==

There have been no changes to the Avro PMC or committers since the last
board report in October 2010.

Shane likes the tm on the name.

20 Oct 2010 [Matt Massie / Bertrand]

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's
attention at this time.

== Community ==

We added a new committer, Patrick Wendell, to the
project in August.  Patrick contributed a number of
patches focused on adding RPC trace capabilities to
Java.

Mailing list traffic on the developer list since our last
board report has averaged about 10 messages/day.
There were good discussions around the python HTTP/RPC
service, genavro implementation, Pig to Avro translation,
Avro MapReduce APIs, enhanced schema parsing, Java
RPC tracing, .NET Avro implementation, SASL support
and your typical bug reports.

Mailing list traffic on the user mailing list remains
around 1-2 messages a day.  Most questions on this list
pertain to Avro best practices, questions around building
a schema, etc.

== Releases ==

On September 18th, 2010, we released Apache Avro 1.4.0
which included 16 new features, 33 improvements from
15 different authors.  Some of the new features included: a
new PHP implementation Avro, Java RPC tracing, Hadoop
MapReduce support for Avro files, a Netty-based RPC
transceiver and server implementation.

A vote just passed on October 14th to release Avro 1.4.1.

21 Jul 2010 [Matt Massie / Roy]

COMMUNITY

No changes to the PMC or committers.

Mailing list traffic:
avro-user 1 message/day
avro-dev  5 messages/day

There have been 11 new Jira items opened this month.

RELEASES

While there have been no releases this month, there has been discussion
about making a 1.4.0 release next month.

16 Jun 2010 [Matt Massie / Jim]

http://avro.apache.org

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's
attention at this time.

== Community ==

Mailing list traffic on the developer list has increased
5x since May to about 23 messages/day.  There has been
good discussions regarding our 1.3.3 release, enhancement
proposals, the RPC spec, the C# port in progress, and
custom avro code generation.

The user list has traffic remains relatively low but has
increased since May to about 3 messages a day.

== Releases ==

On June 7th, 2010, we released Apache Avro 1.3.3 which
included 12 improvements, 14 bug fixes from 7 different
authors.  This release was managed by Jeff Hammerbacher.
This was Jeff's first release and demonstrates that the
release process is being shared among team members well.

19 May 2010 [Matt Massie / Brett]

This is the first status report from Apache
Avro as a TLP approved at the April 2010
board meeting. For the previous year, Apache
Avro was a subproject of Apache Hadoop.

The Apache infrastructure team has done a great
job of moving Apache Avro to be a TLP. The website,
subversion, mailing lists and buildbot have all
been moved. Avro releases are not available on all
mirrors yet but that will resolve itself with time.

== Issues ==

There are no issues that require the board's
attention at this time.

== Community ==

There are currently implementations for Avro in
C, C++, Java, Python and Ruby.  There is progress
being made on a .NET implementation of Avro as well.

There are ongoing discussions about the Avro RPC
specification.  Work has begun on adding MapReduce
support to Avro.

== Releases ==

Apache Avro has been making regular releases every
few months.  The last release was 1.3.2 on March
31, 2010.  We continue to make progress toward
our next release.  For example, there have been
a number of important bugfixes over the last month.

21 Apr 2010

Establish the Apache Avro 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 related to data serialization
 for distribution at no charge to the public.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Avro Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to data serialization; and be it further

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

   * Doug Cutting         <cutting@apache.org>
   * Jeff Hammerbacher    <hammer@apache.org>
   * Jeff Hodges          <jmhodges@apache.org>
   * Matt Massie          <massie@apache.org>
   * Philip Zeyliger      <philz@apache.org>
   * Scott Banachowski    <sbanacho@apache.org>
   * Scott Carey          <scottcarey@apache.org>
   * Sharad Agarwal       <sharadag@apache.org>
   * Thiruvalluvan M. G.  <thiru@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Matt Massie
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Avro, 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 Avro 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 Avro Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Avro Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Hadoop Avro sub-project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Hadoop Avro sub-project encumbered upon the
 Apache Hadoop Project are hereafter discharged.

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