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BVal

21 Jun 2017 [Matt Benson / Rich]

## Apache BVal Report June 2017 ##

 - The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation
   specification(s) and related extensions, and became a top-level project of
   the foundation on February 15, 2012.

## Issues:

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

## Activity:

 - We have begun work on the necessary changes to implement the forthcoming 2.0
   version of the Java Bean Validation specification. We should have quite
   heightened activity over the next cycle or two while this work proceeds.

## Health report:

 - BVal continues to be maintained by obligation; this remains tenable.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Romain Manni-Bucau on Mon Nov 18 2013

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 14 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.
 - Last committer addition was Romain Manni-Bucau on Sun Jun 23 2013

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.1.2 on Wed Nov 02 2016

## JIRA activity:

 - 1 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 0 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

15 Mar 2017 [Matt Benson / Isabel]

## Apache BVal Report March 2017 ##

 - The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation
   specification(s) and related extensions, and became a top-level project
   of the foundation on February 15, 2012.

## Issues:

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

## Activity:

 - None to speak of this quarter, which is normal for BVal: occasionally
   there is a frenzy of activity to effect a release, but these are
   punctuated by relative silence. As mentioned in previous reports, the
   specification process for Java Bean Validation 2.0 proceeds and seems to
   be nearing completion. There will be a resumption of activity in this
   project in response to that.

## Health report:

 - The project staff remains busy elsewhere, for the most part. BVal is
   curated on a obligation basis more than anything else at this point. It
   is perhaps not the ideal scenario for project health, but it remains
   tenable.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Romain Manni-Bucau on Mon Nov 18 2013

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 14 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.
 - Last committer addition was Romain Manni-Bucau on Sun Jun 23 2013

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.1.2 on Wed Nov 02 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - The following statistics reflect the ebb in activity subsequent to the
   previous release.

 - dev@bval.apache.org:
    - 44 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 7 emails sent to list (75 in previous quarter)

 - user@bval.apache.org:
    - 53 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 4 emails sent to list (3 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - N/A

21 Dec 2016 [Matt Benson / Shane]

## Apache BVal Report December 2016 ##

 - The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation
   specification(s) and related extensions, and became a top-level project of
   the foundation on February 15, 2012.

## Issues:

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

## Activity:

 - The community pulled together to get some improvements out the door for
   inclusion into Apache TomEE 7.0.2. A parallel effort was made to clean up
   the JIRA backlog, closing issues that had inadvertently become obsolete,
   etc.

## Health report:

 - The BVal project continues on limited manpower.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Romain Manni-Bucau on Mon Nov 18 2013

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 14 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

## Releases:

 - Apache BVal 1.1.2 was released on Wed Nov 02 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - The run-up to the 1.1.2 release is reflected by the mailing list
   statistics:

 - dev@bval.apache.org:
    - 43 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 75 emails sent to list (15 in previous quarter)

 - user@bval.apache.org:
    - 51 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 3 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 6 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 22 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Sep 2016 [Matt Benson / Jim]

## Apache BVal Report September 2016 ##

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation
specification(s) and related extensions, and became a top-level project of
the foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases; last BVal release (v1.1.1) was released February 2016.

### Activity ###
Some activity in JIRA and on developer list this quarter. The specification
process for Bean Validation v2.0 proceeds; this will inevitably trigger a
round of future activity for us to make a compliant release.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

Last quarter the board asked whether BV 2.0 might afford opportunities to
identify and onboard new personnel to the project. That is possible but
probably not especially likely; the PMC would be happy to consider
suggestions to enhance the vitality of the project. However, because BVal is
incorporated into Apache TomEE and Apache Geronimo, it is to be expected that
one or both of these projects might provide manpower when necessary to ensure
the availability of a compliant and compatibly-licensed implementation of the
Bean Validation specification.

15 Jun 2016 [Matt Benson / Marvin]

## Apache BVal Report June 2016 ##

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases; last BVal release (v1.1.1) was released February 2016.

### Activity ###
No activity to speak of this quarter. The specification process for Bean
Validation v2.0 is beginning to get underway which will inevitably trigger a
round of activity for Apache BVal to make a compliant release.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

16 Mar 2016 [Matt Benson / Jim]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation
specifications (v1 and 1.1)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
Last BVal release (v1.1.1) was released on Feb, 2016.

### Activity ###
Few direct activity but some indirect thanks to Apache TomEE mainly which
gave feedback on 1.1.x releases.

Since there is no new version of the Bean Validation specification the
project is until next one mainly in maintenance and enhancement modes.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

16 Dec 2015 [Matt Benson / Sam]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases. Apache BVal 1.1.0 was released on June 10, 2015.

### Activity ###
Some light JIRA and mailing list activity this quarter. Unfortunately none of us
has had quite enough time to respond to these fairly recent reports as yet.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

16 Sep 2015 [Matt Benson / Bertrand]

## Apache BVal Report September 2015 ##

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
Apache BVal 1.1.0 was released on June 10, 2015.

### Activity ###
Some light JIRA and mailing list activity this quarter.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

17 Jun 2015 [Matt Benson / Bertrand]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
The Apache BVal 1.1.0 release vote passed on June 9, 2015. The formal release
process continues.

### Activity ###
A small flurry of activity has brought the 1.1.0 release to pass. Because Apache
BVal's semantic version numbers are intended to track the version of the Bean
Validation specification targeted, this has resulted in the 1.1.0 release
(implementing Bean Validation 1.1) actually having preceded a 1.0.0 release,
which remains outstanding.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

18 Mar 2015 [Matt Benson / Sam]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases. Last release was v0.5 in September 2012.

### Activity ###
Our activity level certainly does not mark us as a glamorous project; there has
been a single commit since the report of Q4 2014. Mailing list traffic is
nonexistent. Once again, there is little reason to fear we would be unable to
release from a voting perspective, but our current level of developer "steam" is
such that a release vote is not a concern for the immediate future. All hope is
not lost but volunteer burnout is certainly a factor.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

17 Dec 2014 [Matt Benson / Sam]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases. Last release was v0.5 in September 2012.

### Activity ###
The Commons Weaver quasi-dependency bottleneck has as long last been resolved
and BVal development has resumed. We continue to work with the Apache TomEE PMC,
who bundle our project and thereby provide a clear barometer for ease of
integration. I note the question on the agenda of whether we have enough
committers to make releases... I assume this refers to BVal, though it could
have referred to Commons as we did spend an unfortunate amount of time blocked
there. While the developer energy of most of the PMC is being expended
elsewhere, I believe we have strong enough representation amongst the wider
"ApachEE" (i.e. JEE at Apache) community to be handily able to garner the votes
for a release once we are satisfied with the state of the codebase.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

17 Sep 2014 [Matt Benson / Chris]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases.

### Activity ###
Low, but clearly discernible, JIRA/commit activity this quarter. Currently the
project has but one active committer. A lack of volunteer availability/energy
has left the Commons Weaver dependency situation yet unresolved, but all things
in time.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.
Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

@Chris: does the project have enough committers to make releases?

18 Jun 2014 [Matt Benson / Sam]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases.

### Activity ###
BVal saw an increase in traffic to its dev@ and user@ mailing lists this
quarter. Several of these threads culminated in contributions of code and
documentation, some of which have already been adopted.

The board may recall the ongoing saga of releasing the Commons Weaver component
for use by BVal; we encountered a small setback after Commons Weaver's 1.0
release upon discovering a blocking bug in one of *its* dependencies (exposed by
the BVal trunk code). We thus engaged the third Apache community in the chain
(Geronimo) with the result that Weaver 1.1 is currently undergoing a release
vote. A la Bullwinkle, "This time for sure!" but we expect to have cleared
the path to finish BVal 1.0 and 1.1 once this is complete.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.

Last PMC member added Q4 2013
Last committer added Q3 2013

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

19 Mar 2014 [Matt Benson / Shane]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation specification(s)
and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the foundation on
February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases.

### Activity ###
Development has proceeded at what can charitably be termed a crawl for the past
year while BVal's team have been expending their volunteer energies elsewhere.
A large obstacle has just been removed, however, in the form of the Apache
Commons Weaver component, which has just seen its 1.0 release. This project had
been one of the aforementioned time/energy sinks and was developed for the
express purpose of solving one of BVal's long-standing design problems; speaking
on behalf of the PMC I am hopeful that we can now resume a respectable
development velocity and finally make our 1.0 and 1.1 (implementing,
respectively, the same versions of the Java Bean Validation specification)
releases in the near future.

### Community  ###
No changes in community. Romain Manni-Bucau was added to the PMC during the
previous quarter after having been elected a committer the quarter before that.

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

18 Dec 2013 [Matt Benson / Bertrand]

## Apache BVal Report December 2013 ##

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation
specification(s) and related extensions, and became a top-level project of
the foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases.

### Activity ###
Releasing our 1.0 and 1.1 versions, to coincide with Java Bean Validation
1.0 and 1.1 respectively, has been discussed and a basic approach seems to
have been agreed upon.  BVal's developers are busy all over the place
(in many cases with other Apache projects) with a general shortage of
"round tuits", but we remain optimistic that the releases will be made.

Mailing list traffic picked up a bit this quarter.

### Community  ###
Romain Manni-Bucau has been added to the PMC.

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

18 Sep 2013 [Matt Benson / Bertrand]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation
specification(s) and related extensions, and became a top-level project of
the foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases.

### Activity ###
Java Bean Validation v1.1 has been implemented in a branch that successfully
passes the TCK. Previous reports have mentioned that BVal awaited the
availability of the new Commons [weaver] component, which is mostly baked
and should have been released by the time that PMC reports again in
December. The PMC must next determine a strategy to finalize its 1.0 API
and merge this work with that having been done on the 1.1 branch to release
both codebases.

Mailing list traffic continues to be minimal.

### Community  ###
A new committer, Romain Manni-Bucau, has been welcomed to the BVal roster.
Romain is the driving force behind the implementation of spec v1.1.

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

19 Jun 2013 [Matt Benson / Brett]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR-303)
specification and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the
foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases.

### Activity ###
BVal has experienced very little activity as of late. As time permits we have
one team member working in the Commons community on a component that will help
simplify BVal's code and, manpower being what it is, other BVal development
has stalled awaiting the availability of this component (Commons [weaver],
which will allow BVal to streamline/simplify the code it uses to operate in
secured Java runtime environments).

Mailing list traffic continues to be minimal.

The Java Bean Validation specification v1.1 has been released last month;
when BVal development resumes in earnest implementing this version of the
specification is a top priority.

### Community  ###
No changes.

### Branding ###
Nothing to report.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

20 Mar 2013 [Matt Benson / Doug]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR-303)
specification and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the
foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No new releases.

### Activity ###
Part of the BVal community is engaged at Apache Commons, working on the
[weaver] component (subject of my Fast Feather talk at ApacheCon NA 2013)
which, when completed, is planned to be used in BVal's code.

Mailing list traffic continues to be minimal.

We continue to follow the progress of the Bean Validation specification; its
1.1.0 version is being developed under Red Hat's (open) leadership as JSR-349.
Apache BVal will implement Bean Validation v1.1.0 as soon as is practical.

### Community  ###
Mohammad Nour El-Din has resigned from the PMC.

### Branding ###
The BVal site has been restyled using a Twitter bootstrap foundation, and
incorporating the new logo.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

19 Dec 2012 [Matt Benson / Jim]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR-303)
specification and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the
foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
Apache BVal version 0.5 was released on September 21--just after our last
report to the board!  This was a quick turnaround release, addressing a fairly
serious regression (hence the last report's complete omission of any mention
of an impending release).

### Activity ###
Development has begun to pick back up with some feints at solving one of our
outstanding design issues; this has led to some interesting inter-project
discussion, and looks poised to result in the creation of a new utility
among the libraries provided by Apache Commons.

Mailing list traffic continues to be minimal.

We continue to follow the progress of the Bean Validation specification; its
1.1.0 version is being developed under Red Hat's (open) leadership as JSR-349.
Apache BVal will implement Bean Validation v1.1.0 as soon as is practical.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.

### Branding ###
Re-styling the website to incorporate our new logo remains an open task.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

19 Sep 2012 [Matt Benson / Doug]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR-303)
specification and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the
foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No releases since the last report.

### Activity ###
Little development activity of late; most of the BVal team are spread across
various ASF projects, so we've not yet been able to make good on our intentions
to continue improving the codebase towards a 1.0 release.

Traffic on the user mailing list remains low/nonexistent.

We continue to follow the progress of the Bean Validation specification; its
1.1.0 version is being developed under Red Hat's (open) leadership as JSR-349.
Apache BVal will implement Bean Validation v1.1.0 as soon as is practical.

### Community  ###
No changes in community.

### Branding ###
The project has adopted (though not yet re-branded with) a new logo contributed
by Adonis Raduca. The PMC thanks him for his contribution, as well as his
employer, IRIAN Solutions, for his time.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

20 Jun 2012 [Matt Benson / Doug]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR-303)
specification and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the
foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
No releases since the last report.

### Activity ###
We've seen just a bit of externally-initiated activity in JIRA this month, a
welcome contribution ensuring our codebase is compatible with some minor
compiler changes in Java 7.  Most of the BVal team are spread across various
ASF projects, so we've not yet been able to make good on our intentions to
continue improving the codebase towards a 1.0 release.

Traffic on the user mailing list remains low/nonexistent.

We continue to follow the progress of the Bean Validation specification; its
1.1.0 version is being developed under Red Hat's (open) leadership as JSR-349.
Apache BVal will implement Bean Validation v1.1.0 as soon as is practical.

### Community ###
Some interest indicated by an ASF member who had not previously contributed to
BVal.

### Branding ###
IRIAN donated some graphic design resource time to BVal and has given us a
starting point for a new logo.  We have yet to finalize the community's
preferences for how, if at all, it should be changed before adoption, but
IRIAN's efforts are greatly appreciated!

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

16 May 2012 [Matt Benson / Roy]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR-303)
specification and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the
foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
BVal proudly made its first non-incubating release, version 0.4, on April 14,
2012. Ours was incorporated into the better-publicized Apache TomEE 1.0 release.

### Activity ###
Since the release of BVal 0.4, there has been no activity to speak of. Our next
goals are to continue improving the codebase for BVal 1.0.

Traffic on the user mailing list remains low/nonexistent.

We continue to follow the progress of the Bean Validation specification; its
1.1.0 version is being developed under Red Hat's (open) leadership as JSR-349.
Apache BVal will implement Bean Validation v1.1.0 as soon as is practical.

### Community  ###
No new faces in the community.

### Branding ###
The task of creating a new project logo remains open.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
Nothing needed at the moment.

18 Apr 2012 [Matt Benson / Shane]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR-303)
specification and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the
foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
BVal version 0.3-incubating was released April 28, 2011.  The PMC is
currently voting to release BVal 0.4 RC1, which will be integrated
into OpenEJB's imminent TomEE release.

### Activity ###
Recent activity has focused on the 0.4 release, with an eye to the
project's long-term goals (e.g. minimizing dependencies).  Our next
goals are to continue improving the codebase so that we can make, as
soon as possible, a 1.0 release with the best possible interface with
which to provide reliability to our user base.  Discussions in this
regard have already begun.

Traffic on the user mailing list remains low/nonexistent.  As always, we
consider that to be merely in the nature of providing an implementation of a
wider-known specification:  the reference implementation gets the user traffic.

We continue to follow the progress of the Bean Validation specification; its
1.1.0 version is being developed under Red Hat's (open) leadership as JSR-349.
Certain of the features of specification version 1.1.0 duplicate custom
functionality already implemented in BVal; these must of course be merged.
Apache BVal will implement Bean Validation v1.1.0 as soon as is practical.

### Community  ###
The composition of the team has not changed since graduation, at which time
all committers became members of the inaugural PMC.  The PMC is quite diverse
and we are satisfied that no entity has undue influence in our decision-making
process.

### Branding ###
The task of creating a new project logo remains open, though some positive
discussion has taken place and seems to be heading in the direction of
satisfying interested parties.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
We have some outstanding features we'd like to implement on our project
website (specifically a news or blog feed), and may seek advice and/or support
from infrastructure to accomplish this.

21 Mar 2012 [Matt Benson / Brett]

The Apache BVal project implements the Java EE Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR-303)
specification and related extensions, and became a top-level project of the
foundation on February 15, 2012.

### Releases ###
BVal version 0.3-incubating was released April 28, 2011.  The PMC is actively
discussing making its first non-incubating release in the *immediate* future.
We are highly motivated because as members of the Java EE ecosystem @ Apache
we like to cooperate and coordinate with the release schedules of related
projects (e.g. OpenJPA, Geronimo) whenever possible.

### Activity ###
Since graduating to TLP status, activity has focused on post-graduation tasks,
primarily the migration of the BVal website from Confluence to the Apache CMS.

We continue to follow the progress of the Bean Validation specification; its
1.1.0 version is being developed under Red Hat's (open) leadership as JSR-349.
Apache BVal will implement Bean Validation v1.1.0 as soon as is practical.

Finally, we have established a #bval channel on Freenode IRC.  We continue to
make decisions on-list, but we hope that our availability on IRC will help
build a sense of team camaraderie, and allow us to resolve simple questions
in a more synchronous manner.

### Community ###
The composition of the team has not changed since graduation, at which time
all committers became members of the inaugural PMC.  The PMC is quite diverse
and we are satisfied that no entity has undue influence in our decision-making
process.

### Branding ###
Most of the team (and everyone else who has been asked) harbor some level of
dislike for BVal's existing logo, the "check mark made of coffee beans."  One
of our ongoing tasks is the direction/selection/creation of a new project logo.

### Legal ###
No concerns at present.

### Infrastructure ###
We have some outstanding features we'd like to implement on our project
website (specifically a news or blog feed), and may seek advice and/or support
from infrastructure to accomplish this.

15 Feb 2012

Establish the Apache BVal 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 the Bean Validation
 Specification and its implementation as Apache BVal
 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 BVal Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache BVal Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to creating an implementation compliant with the
 Bean Validation Specification and a library of pre-developed
 validators and extensions; and be it further

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

    - Albert Lee <allee8285@apache.org>
    - Carlos Vara Callau <carlosvara@apache.org>
    - David Jencks <djencks@apache.org>
    - Donald Woods <dwoods@apache.org>
    - Gerhard Petracek <gpetracek@apache.org>
    - Jeremy Bauer <jrbauer@apache.org>
    - Kevan Lee Miller <kevan@apache.org>
    - Luciano Resende <lresende@apache.org>
    - Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org>
    - Matthew Jason Benson <mbenson@apache.org>
    - Mohammad Nour El-Din <mnour@apache.org>
    - Roman Stumm <romanstumm@apache.org>
    - Simone Tripodi <simonetripodi@apache.org>
    - Mark Struberg <struberg@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Matthew Jason Benson
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache BVal, 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 BVal 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 BVal Project; and be it further

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

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

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

21 Dec 2011

Bean Validation was accepted into Incubator on 1 March 2010.

The Bean Validation project is an implementation of the Java EE Bean
Validation JSR303 specification.

There are no other important issues open before a possible graduation.
The project has agreed to seek status as a TLP, and has agreed by an internal
vote on its readiness to graduate [1].  The primary task outstanding is the
completion of a charter.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of

* none

How has the community developed since the last report

* Mailing list and JIRA activity are extremely quiet.  We attribute this
to the nature of the podling, being but an implementation of a specification,
and the level of achievement of conformity to that specification.

How has the project developed since the last report

* we have upgraded to and continue to pass the latest available version of
the JSR303 TCK.
* we continue to track the progress of the JSR303 spec for the future.

[1] http://markmail.org/thread/5wrg6zgj7s66dnwg

26 Oct 2011

Bean Validation was accepted into Incubator on 1 March 2010.

The Bean Validation project is an implementation of the Java EE Bean
Validation JSR303 specification.

There are no other important issues open before a possible graduation.
Actually the project is discussing its graduation as TLP or into
Apache Commons, as natural successor of Commons Validator.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of

* none

How has the community developed since the last report

* Users community activity is stable, users slightly decreased the
activity of filling issues on JIRA and asking questions, we suppose
codebase/provided documentation start being mature enough to satisfy
users needs.

How has the project developed since the last report.

* Started a 'extras' module development where putting validators
not included in the JSR303 spec.
* planning the development for implementing next JSR330 spec version.

21 Sep 2011

Bean Validation was accepted into Incubator on 1 March 2010.

The Bean Validation project is an implementation of the Java EE Bean
Validation JSR303 specification.

There are no other important issues open before a possible graduation.
Actually the project is discussing its graduation as TLP or into
Apache Commons, as natural successor of Commons Validator.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of

* none

How has the community developed since the last report

* Users community activity is stable, users slightly decreased the
activity of filling issues on JIRA and asking questions, we suppose
codebase/provided documentation start being mature enough to satisfy
users needs.

How has the project developed since the last report.

* Started a 'extras' module development where putting validators
not included in the JSR303 spec.
* planning the development for implementing next JSR330 spec version.

15 Jun 2011

Apache Bean Validation will deliver an implementation of the JSR303 Bean
Validation 1.0 specification. BVAL entered incubation on March 1, 2010.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation.
* Perform successful Releases - Done
* Grow the community and committer base - stale at a medium level
* Decide on graduation target of TLP or subproject - TBD

The BVAL community is still discussing about the 3 possible graduation
scenarios:
* Graduate as TLP
* Graduate as part of Apache Commons
* Graduate under the Geronimo TLP

The codebase is mature and stable, thus there is not much development effort
going on atm. Otoh this means that there are not many developers working
actively on BVAL.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of?
. None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?
. No new committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?
. 0.3-incubating was released on 2011-02-04.

16 Mar 2011

Failed to report.  There is some degree of activity on its mailing lists,
and addition of new Committers.

19 Jan 2011

The community missed their December quarterly report. So, are submitting
this report in January.

Summary

The community has been active with discussions on the dev list and code
updates. A new 0.3 release has been discussed, but is not yet underway.

Community
 * No new committers...
 * No new PMC members...

Development
 * No new releases, but a 0.3 release has been discussed.
 * Work on annotations for commons-lang 3
 * Many bug fixes

Project Branding

 * Not started yet.

15 Dec 2010

Did not report.

22 Sep 2010

Apache Bean Validation will deliver an implementation of the JSR303 Bean
Validation 1.0 specification. BVAL entered incubation on March 1, 2010.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation.
* First release of artifacts - Done
* Grow the community and committer base - ongoing
* Decide on graduation target of TLP or subproject - TBD

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of?
* None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?
* New committer Matt Benson has started working on a branch to upgrade to
commons-lang v3.

How has the project developed since the last report?
* 0.2-incubating was released on August 20th.

18 Aug 2010

Apache Bean Validation will deliver an implementation of the JSR303 Bean
Validation 1.0 specification. BVAL entered incubation on March 1, 2010.

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

 * First release of artifacts - Done
 * Grow the community and committer base - ongoing
 * Decide on graduation target of TLP or subproject - TBD

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

 * None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Committer offer was extended and accepted by Matt Benson.
 * A couple of new users on the dev list.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Currently a 0.2-incubating RC2 release vote is underway.

21 Jul 2010

Apache Bean Validation will deliver an implementation of the JSR303 Bean
Validation 1.0 specification. BVAL entered incubation on March 1, 2010.

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

 * First release of artifacts - Done
 * Grow the community and committer base - ongoing
 * Decide on graduation target of TLP or subproject - TBD

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

 * None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * PPMC membership was extended and accepted by Carlos Vara.
 * Committer offer was extended and accepted by David Jencks.
 * Growing activity on the dev list for two potential committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Started discussions about potential content for a 0.2-incubating release.
 * Bean Validation benchmark app contributed by Carlos Vara to help with
performance testing against the Hibernate RI.

16 Jun 2010

Apache Bean Validation will deliver an implementation of the JSR303 Bean
Validation 1.0 specification.  BVAL entered incubation on March 1, 2010.

A list of the most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation
* First release of artifacts.
* Grow the community and committer base.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of
* None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report
* Committer offer was extended and accepted by Carlos Vara.
* Apache Geronimo has started using our artifacts in their 3.0 builds for
Java EE 6.
* Apache OpenJPA has started creating a image-gallery sample that shows how
JPA2 and our Bean Validation implementation can be used together.

How has the project developed since the last report
* Rsync of Confluence content to our website is now setup.
* Code has been passing the Bean Validation TCK since May 21.
* We completed our first release on June 11, 2010, which was released as
0.1-incubating.

19 May 2010

Apache Bean Validation will deliver an implementation of the JSR303 Bean
Validation 1.0 specification. BVAL entered incubation on March 1, 2010.

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

First release of artifacts. Grow the community and committer base.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of:

None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report:

The community has been focused on resolving TCK failures, with lots of help
coming from contributor Carlos Vara. Apache OpenJPA trunk is now using our
artifacts as their default provider for Bean Validation testing. Two other
projects (one at the ASF) have mentioned they are using our artifacts
instead of Hibernate.

How has the project developed since the last report:

Confluence is setup as our website and has been fully populated. SNAPSHOT
artifacts are being published to repository.apache.org. TCK testing is being
run by 3 or 4 committers and contributors.

21 Apr 2010

Bean Validation will deliver an implementation of the JSR303 Bean Validation
1.0 specification.

There are currently no issues requiring IPMC or Board attention.

Since Bean Validation entered incubation on March 1, 2010, we have
accomplished the following:

1. Initial project resources and accounts created
2. Initial code contribution under SGA from Agimatec GmbH imported into svn
3. Source code package names updated from com.agimatec to org.apache.bval
4. Agimatec copyright moved to NOTICE files and removed from source
5. Three committers are already active making code updates
6. Started setup of our Confluence space as our main website
7. Already have one non-committer using the code and submitting patches

Upcoming major goals:

1. Finish setup of website
2. Setup and usage of Nexus
3. First release of artifacts
4. Start TCK testing

Top 2 or 3 things to resolve before graduation:

1. Build community
2. Create at least one release