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Bigtop

21 Jun 2017 [Evans Ye / Phil]

Report was filed, but display is awaiting the approval of the Board minutes.

15 Mar 2017 [Evans Ye / Brett]

## Description:

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration, packaging,
deployment and validation of a big data management software distribution based
on Apache Hadoop.

## Issues:

None

## Activity:

The community is still working on 1.2 release with visible progress. There has
been no schedule for the release yet. [1]

A task to merge ODPi contributions back to Bigtop is in progress. [2]

There have been a couple of talks around Apache Bigtop at FOSDEM 2017: Roman
Shaposhnik:

- Postgres MPP Data Warehousing joins Hadoop ecosystem Making two elephants
 dance Olaf Flebbe
- Quickstart Big Data Roman also co-moderated a devroom "HPC, Big Data and
 Data Science".

## PMC changes:

Last PMC addition was Nate D'Amico on Fri Jan 22 2016

## Committer base changes:

Last committer addition was Jonathan Kelly on Thu Dec 08 2016

## Releases:

Last release was 1.1.0 on Sat Jan 30 2016

## Links

1. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-2282
2. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-2666

27 Feb 2017

Change the Apache Bigtop Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Olaf Flebbe
 (oflebbe) to the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Olaf Flebbe from the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Bigtop project
 has chosen by consensus to recommend Evans Ye (evansye) as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Olaf Flebbe is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Bigtop, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Evans Ye be and hereby is appointed to
 the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, 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 Bigtop Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 Dec 2016 [Olaf Flebbe / Jim]

## Description:

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration, packaging,
deployment and validation of a big data management software distribution
based on Apache Hadoop.

## Issues:

None

## Releases:

1.1.0 was released on Fri Jan 29 2016

## Activitiy

Activity has been started again and work for a release 1.2.0 is in progress.
We decided to invite two more committers and they accepted.

We are monitoring if additional actions are required to drive the project
forward.

At ApacheCon Big Data Europe in Seville there were several talks with use
cases for Apache Bigtop:

* Implementing BigPetStore in Spark and Flink - Márton Balassi
* Massively Parallel Data Warehousing in the Hadoop Stack
 (Greenplum) - Gregory Chase & Roman Shaposhnik
* Attacking a Big Data Developer - Olaf Flebbe
* Performance Tuning tips for Apache Spark Machine Learning
 workloads - Shreeharsha GN & Amir Sanjar

## PMC changes:

Last PMC addition was Nate D'Amico on Fri Jan 22 2016

## Committer base changes:

Last committer additions:

* Jonathan Kelly was added as a committer on Thu Dec 08 2016
* Kengo Seki was added as a committer on Tue Dec 06 2016

21 Sep 2016 [Olaf Flebbe / Isabel]

## Description:

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop.

## Issues:

None

## Releases:

1.1.0 was released on Fri Jan 29 2016

## Activitiy

Activity has been stalled a bit because almost all Committer and PMC seem
to have little time to spend on Apache Bigtop.

A discussion started how to add new committers to keep suggested enhancements
reviewed, which are still flowing in.

The discussion ended by inviting a new committer, who proposed the Juju charms
integration in the first place. Luckily he accepted a few days ago.

We are monitoring if additional actions are required.

## PMC changes:

- Last PMC addition was Nate D'Amico on Fri Jan 22 2016

## Committer base changes:

- Last committer addition: Fri Aug 26 2016 (Kevin Monroe)

15 Jun 2016 [Olaf Flebbe / Shane]

## Description:

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop.

## Issues:

Issues regarding ODPi's vs. Apache Bigtop position have been resolved
on the private@ mailing list.

## Releases:

1.1.0 was released on Fri Jan 29 2016

## Activitiy

We see a 10% new members increase on the dev mailing list
in the last three months and important new contributions to the project:

An AARCH64 ARM Machine has been provided by Linaro via ODPi to the project.

A major new feature contributed by ubuntu is in the queue: Juju charms for
apache bigtop. [1]

From the last uptick of patches for inclusion of additional big data
components into the Bigtop Stack these have been processed:

Apache Flink, Apache Apex (incubating) and Quanta File System (QFS) packaging
has been included into the master branch now. Work is still continuing
on further support, especially on Flink deployment.

There have been a couple of talks around Apache Bigtop at
ApacheCon Big Data NA:

Konstantin Boudnik & Roman Shaposhnik:
 - How ODPi Leveraged Apache Bigtop to Get to Market Faster (and You Can Too!)
Antonio Rosales & Konstantin Boudnik:
-  Apache BigTop Hadoop Dev Test Benchmark on Your Favorite Cloud or Laptop
Konstantin Boudnik:
 - Apache Bigtop: Overview and 2016 Community Update
Amir Sanjar & Evans Ye:
 - Dockerized Hadoop Platform and Recent Updates in Apache Bigtop
Evans Ye:
 - Using the SDACK Architecture to Build a Big Data Product

## PMC changes:

 - Last PMC addition was Nate D'Amico on Fri Jan 22 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Amir Sanjar was added as a committer on Fri Jun 03 2016

## Links:

1. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-2435

20 Apr 2016

Change the Apache Bigtop Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Andrew Purtell
 (apurtell) to the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Andrew Purtell from the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Bigtop
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Olaf Flebbe (oflebbe) as
 the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Andrew Purtell is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of
 Vice President, Apache Bigtop, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Olaf Flebbe be and hereby is appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, 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 7J, Change the Apache Bigtop Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

16 Mar 2016 [Andrew Purtell / David]

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

RELEASES

1.1.0 was released on Fri Jan 29 2016

ACTIVITY

Evans Ye will be presenting "Dockerized Hadoop platform and recent
updates in Apache Bigtop" at Apache Big Data NA 2016[1]

Olaf Flebbe presented "Apache Bigtop" at FOSDEM '16 in the HPC,
Big Data and Data Science Devroom on Jan 31th in Brussels[2]

We have seen an uptick in requests or patches for inclusion of additional
big data components into the Bigtop Stack: Apache Apex (incubating)[3],
Druid[4], Apache Flink[5], Apache HAWQ (incubating)[6], QFS[7],
HiBench[8]. This speaks to others sharing our vision of Bigtop as the
"Debian of Big Data" and indicates continued if not increasing momentum
for the project.

Northwestern University and Boston University have four graduate
students working on Apache Flink packaging for Bigtop, and testing it
deployed on OpenStack.

The Bigtop 1.1.0 release expands the reach of the Bigtop Stack with
ppc64le (POWER8) platform support. We would like to extend this further
to ARM platform support in upcoming releases and would welcome any
contributions in that regard.

COMMUNITY

Nate D'Amico was added to the PMC on Thu Jan 21 2016

Last PMC addition: Thu Jan 21 2016 (Nate D'Amico)

No new committers in the last 3 months.

STATS

32 committers
24 PMC
139 subscribers to the dev list (up 9 in the last 3 months)
186 subscribers to the user list (up 14 in the last 3 months)
189 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
141 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

1. http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apache-big-data-north-america
2. https://fosdem.org/2016/schedule/event/bigtop
3. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-2313
4. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-2348
5. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-1927
6. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-2320
7. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-2283
8. https://github.com/intel-hadoop/HiBench

16 Dec 2015 [Andrew Purtell / Greg]

Apache Bigtop is software for integration, packaging, deployment, and
validation of Apache big data ecosystem components.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

RELEASES

Last release was 1.0.0, released on Mon Aug 10 2015

ACTIVITY

The bigpetstore-flink implementation was presented at Flink Forward in
Berlin. [1]

Bigtop artifacts are running as an integration test for the Google Cloud
Platform/kubernetes, which indicates pickup of Bigtop outside of the
Hadoop ecosystem as a generic tool for testing data driven workloads.

IBM donated a VM on a POWER machine for porting Bigtop to the POWER
hardware architecture. Porting is still in progress.

After some churn due to sponsorship changes we finally have a stable
Docker-based continuous integration environment and convenience binary
artifact storage hosted on donated Amazon EC2 resources, to better
support project development.

COMMUNITY

R J Nowling was added to the PMC on Mon Sep 14 2015

Youngwoo Kim was added to the PMC on Mon Sep 14 2015

No new committers in the last 3 months.

Last committer addition: Tue Mar 24 2015 (Nate D'Amico)

STATS

32 committers
23 PMC
130 subscribers to the dev list (up 5 in the last 3 months)
172 subscribers to the user list (up 7 in the last 3 months)
151 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
135 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

1. http://s.apache.org/jTq

16 Sep 2015 [Andrew Purtell / Brett]

Apache Bigtop is software for integration, packaging, deployment, and
validation of Apache big data ecosystem components.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

RELEASES

The last release was version 1.0.0, released on August 10, 2015.

ACTIVITY

The project recently reached a very important milestone with the 1.0.0
release. The release completes a reboot of our build and CI
infrastructure now hosted on several EC2 cloud instances. All costs of
these instances are defrayed by a generous grant of these resources
from Amazon.

We have just kicked off a new initiative, BigTop Data Generators, an effort
to extract and clean up our data generator code into a set of generally
usable libraries for building data generators. Our vision is for all of
Apache to come to Bigtop for tools for building better, more comprehensive
data generators and blueprints for scale system simulations. We note that
Ubuntu and Kubernetes are already using the Bigtop Docker images of our pet
store data generators for testing.

COMMUNITY

The first official Apache Bigtop Workshop will be held in Budapest on
September 25th coinciding with Apache Big Data / Core events. [1]

Nate D'Amico was added as a committer on 3/24/2015.

Olaf Flebbe was added to the PMC on 6/8/2015.

Evans Ye was added to the PMC on 6/8/2015.

STATS

32 committers
21 PMC
126 subscribers to the dev list (up 4 in the last 3 months)
163 subscribers to the user list (up 9 in the last 3 months)
114 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
75 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T1QMqt4H_5KLzQjZd2cVcVsgFpZeED2Opo3U5p1Jl-8

17 Jun 2015 [Andrew Purtell / David]

Apache Bigtop is software for integration, packaging, deployment, and
validation of Apache big data ecosystem components.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

RELEASES

The last release was version 0.8.0, released on Oct 5, 2014.

ACTIVITY

The project rebooted its CI infrastructure with Docker and several EC2
cloud instances. All costs of these instances are defrayed by a generous
grant of these resources from Amazon.

Development activity for the upcoming 1.0 release is almost complete.
The release was blocked by the CI overhaul.

The project has placed the Twitter @ASFbigtop account under joint
management via TweetDeck. Several members of the PMC are able to tweet
using the account.

COMMUNITY

Nate D'Amico was added as a committer on 3/24/2015.

Olaf Flebbe was added to the PMC on 6/8/2015.

Evans Ye was added to the PMC on 6/8/2015.

Konstantin Boudnik presented at ApacheCon North America 2015.

STATS

32 committers
21 PMC
123 subscribers to the dev list (up 3 in the last 3 months)
155 subscribers to the user list (up 1 in the last 3 months)
38 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
118 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

22 Apr 2015

Change the Apache Bigtop Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Konstantin Boudnik
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Konstantin Boudnik from the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Bigtop project
 has chosen by vote to recommend Andrew Purtell as the Successor to the
 post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Konstantin Boudnik is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Bigtop, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Andrew Purtell be and hereby is appointed to
 the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, 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 Bigtop Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

22 Apr 2015 [Konstantin Boudnik / Bertrand]

## Description:
   A 100% community-driven Bigdata management platform.

## Activity:
 - PMC has voted new project committer Nate D'Amico with assignment to be
Apache Bigtop community manager, helping PMC with project outreach,
conferences and marketing materials. Vote thread http://s.apache.org/1Mf
 - Amazon EM2 team has reached with an offer to host Bigtop CI
infrastructure, which is CPU and RAM intensive. We are currently
investigating the options
 - As per project bylaws a new PMC Chair election has been started
   (vote thead: http://s.apache.org/B40; vote result: http://s.apache.org/Mla).
   Andrew Purtell was elected as the new Chair.
 - All other project activities were outlined in the March 2015 project
report to the board.

## Issues:
Following up on a number of discussion within this PMC and some of the now
former board directors the following "social media" guidelines were
developed in consensus with the project community
  https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/BIGTOP/Social+Media+Guidelines
The consensus has been confirmed by two votes:
  http://s.apache.org/6i4 - Social media guidelines
  http://s.apache.org/gMc - Amending the guidelines w/ more precise language
The twitter account @ASFBigtop is now hosted on Twitterdeck where any community
member can be added and make posts as per the guidelines above. Hence the issue
seems to be fully resolved via normal community process.

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 32 committers and 20 PMC members in the project.
 - New commmitters:
    - Evans Ye was added as a committer on Fri Jan 02 2015
    - Dasha Boudnik was added as a committer on Fri Jan 23 2015
    - R J Nowling was added as a committer on Fri Mar 06 2015
    - Olaf Flebbe was added as a committer on Fri Jan 23 2015
    - Youngwoo Kim was added as a committer on Thu Mar 05 2015
    - Nate D'Amico was added as a committer on Tue Mar 24 2015
 - New PMC members
   - Jay Vyas was added to the PMC on Wed Dec 17 2014
   - Sean Mackrory was added to the PMC on Fri Jan 16 2015

## Releases:
 - Last release was 0.8.0 on Fri Oct 03 2014
 - Community is preparing to release Bigtop 1.0 around ApacheCon time in
   April, 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@bigtop.apache.org:
    - 120 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 3203 emails sent to list (1815 in previous quarter)

 - user@bigtop.apache.org:
    - 154 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 137 emails sent to list (152 in previous quarter)

 - ci@bigtop.apache.org:
    - 13 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 418 emails sent to list (273 in previous quarter)

 - announce@bigtop.apache.org:
    - 30 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - issues@bigtop.apache.org:
    - 5 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months)


## JIRA activity:

 - 217 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 189 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Mar 2015 [Konstantin Boudnik / Ross]

## Description:
   A 100% community-driven Bigdata management platform.

## Activity:
 - Release 1.0 is getting into the final stages (blocked by CI overhaul).
   The expected release date is around ApacheCon April, 2015
 - We have fully migrated to to Puppet 3.x with use of Hiera configuration
   management tool
 - Docker containers support was added
 - Bigtop has a workshop day and a 3-days booth at SCALE13x conference
 - A talk about in-memory computing stacks has been accepted to ApacheCon
   NorthAmerica 2015
 - community is actively engaged into the conversations with a number of
   companies and projects in the space for the code contributions
 - a few new contributors started contributing to the project
 - a meetup & hackathon was hosted by Amazon A9

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

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 31 committers and 20 PMC members in the project.
 - New PMC members
   - Sean Mackrory was added to the PMC on Fri Jan 16 2015
   - Jay Vyas was added to the PMC on Wed Dec 17 2014
 - New committers
   - RJ Nowling was added as a committer on Fri Mar 06 2015
   - Youngwoo Kim was added as a committer on Thu Mar 05 2015
   - Dasha Boudnik was added as a committer on Fri Jan 23 2015
   - Olaf Flebbe was added as a committer on Fri Jan 23 2015
   - Evans Ye was added as a committer on Fri Jan 02 2015
 - Resigned PMC members
   - John Sichi resigned on Mar 06 2015
   - Travis Crawford resigned on Mar 06 2015
   - Andrei Savu resigned on Mar 06 2015

## Releases:

 - Community is preparing to release Bigtop 1.0 around ApacheCon time in
   April, 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@bigtop.apache.org: 120 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    2830 emails sent to list (2128 in previous quarter)
 - user@bigtop.apache.org: 153 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    109 emails sent to list (203 in previous quarter)
 - ci@bigtop.apache.org: 11 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    269 emails sent to list (351 in previous quarter)
 - announce@bigtop.apache.org: 27 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    0 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 165 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 163 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

@Ross: follow up with PMC regarding the resignation of PMC members and the health of the community

17 Dec 2014 [Konstantin Boudnik / Brett]

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop.

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.8.0, released on Oct 5, 2014
* Bigtop 0.9.0 is the next release scheduled for Q1 of 2015, based on Hadoop 2.6

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity for 0.9.0 release continues as can be seen from the
 following list:
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?filter=12329840
 (since last board report, Sep 2014)
* Community is working on next release, build system usability and product
 testability
* The project has fully migrated away from make to Gradle build infrastructure
* Two new software components were added since last release: GridGain Hadoop
 Accelerator, and Tachyon FS cache
* The project has presented a talk at ApacheCon Europe 2014
* We are working to put together Bigtop workshop at Scale 13x conference

COMMUNITY
* Project has grown with a few new contributors since last report
* No other changes in the community in this period

* Currently there are:
- Total of 118 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 149 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 25 subscribers to the announce list
- Total of 26 committers
- Total of 21 PMC members

ISSUES
* There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

17 Sep 2014 [Konstantin Boudnik / Doug]

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop.

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.7.0, released on Nov 5, 2013
* Bigtop 0.8.0 is the next release scheduled for Q3 of 2014, based on
 Hadoop 2.4.1
 - RC1 is getting build at the time of the report writing

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/?filter=12329170
 (since last board report, June 2014)
* Bigtop 0.8.0 is the next release the community is working on
* Accommodations were made to include Hadoop 2.4.1
* CI system has been cleaned and improved to allow work on new release
* Project's meetup was held on July 22, 2014

COMMUNITY
* No changes in community in this period

* Currently there are:
- Total of 117 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 140 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 24 subscribers to the announce list
- Total of 26 committers
- Total of 21 PMC members

ISSUES
* There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

18 Jun 2014 [Konstantin Boudnik / Jim]

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop.

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.7.0, released on Nov 5, 2013
* Bigtop 0.8.0 is the next release scheduled for Q2 of 2014, based on Hadoop 2.3
 - release is delayed from originally planned Q1 of 2014 because of the scope
   of the changes: Hbase signularity release, causing Flume incompatibility.

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?filter=12327429
 (since last board report, March 2014)
* Bigtop 0.8.0 is the next release the community is working on
* Accomodations are made to include HBase 0.98.2
* Spark 0.9.1 is added to the upcoming release
* Build system is migrating to the Gradle platform from make
* Two project's meetups/hackathons were put together:
 - at ApacheCon April 7-8, 2014
 - June 6,9 2014

COMMUNITY
* Jay Vyas has been added as a committer to the project
* Andrew Purtell has been added as a member to the PMC

* Currently there are:
- Total of 115 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 137 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 24 subscribers to the announce list
- Total of 26 committers
- Total of 21 PMC members

ISSUES
* There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

19 Mar 2014

Change the Apache Bigtop Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed
 Roman Shaposhnik to the office of Vice President,
 Apache Bigtop,  and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Roman Shaposhnik from the office of Vice President,
 Apache Bigtop, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Bigtop
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Konstantin Boudnik as the
 Successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Roman Shaposhnik is
 relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
 the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Konstantin Boudnik  be and
 hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop,
 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 Bigtop Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Mar 2014 [Roman Shaposhnik / Bertrand]

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop.

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.7.0, released on Nov 5, 2013
* Bigtop 0.8.0 is the next release scheduled for Q2 of 2014, based on Hadoop 2.3
 - release is delayed from originally planned Q1 of 2014 because of the scope
   of the changes

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?filter=12326778
 (since last board report, Dec 2013)
* Bigtop 0.8.0 is the next release the community is working on
* Groovy language runtime environment has been added to Bigtop
* Latest version of Hadoop 2.3 is being added to Bigtop

COMMUNITY

No changes

* Currently there are:
- Total of 115 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 132 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 24 subscribers to the announce list
- Total of 25 committers
- Total of 20 PMC members

ISSUES

* The Apache Bigtop PMC has voted to recommend
    Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org>
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop
* PMC has voted on and approved establishing term limits for
 the position of PMC Chair. Adopted: a position of an Apache Bigtop Chair
 gets elected for a year. After a year passes it is expected of the active
 Chair to start a [DISCUSS] email thread on private@bigtop.apache.org asking
 PMC members to nominate themselves for the next year. It is perfectly
 acceptable for the active chair to nominate him or herself. There is no
 limit on the number of terms that one person can server as an Apache Bigtop
 Chair. Each term, however is limited to one year.

18 Dec 2013 [Roman Shaposhnik / Sam]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.7.0, released on
 Nov 5, 2013
* Bigtop 0.8.0 is the next release scheduled for Q1 of 2014 and based on
 Hadoop 2 GA

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?filter=12325886
  (since last board report, Sep 2013)
* Bigtop 0.7.0 was released with a approximately a month of schedule slip
* Bigtop 0.8.0 is the next release the community is working on.
* Phoenix (proposed for incubation) has been added to Bigtop
* Kite is in the process of being added to Bigtop

COMMUNITY

No changes

* Currently there are:
- Total of 118 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 130 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 24 subscribers to the announce list
- Total of 23 committers
- Total of 20 PMC members

ISSUES

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

18 Sep 2013 [Roman Shaposhnik / Bertrand]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.6.0, released on Jun 18, 2013
* A maintenance release of 0.3.1 has now officially been put on hold
because of lack of volunteers
* Bigtop 0.7.0 is the next release scheduled to end of Sep/beginning of Oct 2013

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
       https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?filter=12324841
  (since last board report, Jun 2013)
* Bigtop 0.7.0 is progressing to be released on schedule
* Bigtop 0.8.0 has been agreed upon to be allow breakage in
  compatibility in key Bigtop components compared to prior releases.
* Apache Spark (incubating) has been added to Bigtop
* A few podcasts/presentations:
     http://allthingshadoop.com/2013/08/12/apache-bigtop-and-how-packaging-infrastructure-binds-the-hadoop-ecosystem-together/
     http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013/public/schedule/detail/28510

COMMUNITY
* Alejandro Abdelnur requested going emeritus from Bigtop PMC
* Andrew Purtell has been added as a committer to the project

* Currently there are:
- Total of 118 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 126 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 24 subscribers to the announce list
- Total of 23 committers
- Total of 20 PMC members

ISSUES

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

19 Jun 2013 [Roman Shaposhnik / Roy]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.5.0, released on Dec 18, 2012
* There has not been much progress with a maintenance release of 0.3.1
* Bigtop 0.6.0 is currently being voted on

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
      https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?filter=12323696
 (since last board report, Dec 2012)
* Bigtop community pitched in for RMing Hadoop 2.0.5-alpha bug fix release
* WANDisco has adopted Apache Bigtop as a basis for their enterprise Hadoop
 distribution
* Bigtop meetups are back in the SF Bay Area:
      http://www.meetup.com/HandsOnProgrammingEvents/events/122050632/

COMMUNITY

* PMC Composition has not changed since the last report.
* There were no new committers added to the project since the last report.

* Currently there are:
- Total of 106 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 121 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 18 subscribers to the announce list
- Total of 22 committers
- Total of 21 PMC members

ISSUES

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

20 Mar 2013 [Roman Shaposhnik / Rich]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.5.0, released on Dec 18, 2012
* There has not been much progress with a maintenance release of 0.3.1
* Bigtop 0.6.0 release has been scoped and RM assigned (Roman Shaposhnik)
 The target date for the release is end of Mar 2013

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
      https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?filter=12323696
 (since last board report, Dec 2012)
* There was a good progress on a proposal for stabilizing the Hadoop
 2.X codeline via utilizing test aspects of Bigtop.

COMMUNITY

* PMC Composition has not changed since the last report
 The current affiliations in the PMC stand at: independent (3),
 Cloudera (9), Hortonworks (3), Canonical(1), Oracle(1), Twitter(1),
 Facebook(1), Amazon.com(1), WANDisco(1)

* Currently there are:
- Total of 98 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 116 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 15 subscribers to the announce list
- Total of 22 committers
- Total of 21 PMC members

ISSUES

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

19 Dec 2012 [Roman Shaposhnik / Brett]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.4.0-incubating, released
 on Aug 20, 2012 while in Incubation.
* There has been some progress with a maintenance release of 0.3.1
* Bigtop 0.5.0 RC0 is now being voted on

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
 http://s.apache.org/dLE (since last board report, Nov 2012)

COMMUNITY

* Anatoli Fomenko (af@apache.org) has been voted in as a committer
* Bigtop talk has been accepted for ApacheCON NA 2013
* PMC Composition has not changed since becoming a TLP.
 The current affiliations in the PMC stand at: independent (4),
 Cloudera (9), Hortonworks (3), Canonical(1), Oracle(1), Twitter(1),
 Facebook(1), Amazon.com(1)

* Currently there are:
- Total of 98 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 109 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 22 committers
- Total of 21 PMC members

ISSUES

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

Bertrand to follow up regarding making reports standalone (with no external/unstable URLs)

21 Nov 2012 [Roman Shaposhnik / Sam]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.4.0-incubating, released
 on Aug 20, 2012 while in Incubation.
* There has not been much progress with a maintenance release of 0.3.1
* Bigtop 0.5.0 release has been scoped and RM assigned (Roman Shaposhnik)
 The target date for the release is end of Nov 2012

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
 http://s.apache.org/VRE (since last board report, Oct 2012)
* All post-graduation tasks have been completed and all of the project
 infrastructure (web site, SCM, etc.) reflects its TLP status.

COMMUNITY

* PMC Composition has not changed since becoming a TLP.
 The current affiliations in the PMC stand at: independent (4),
 Cloudera (9), Hortonworks (3), Canonical(1), Oracle(1), Twitter(1),
 Facebook(1), Amazon.com(1)

* Currently there are:
- Total of 98 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 108 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 21 committers
- Total of 21 PMC members

ISSUES

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

17 Oct 2012 [Roman Shaposhnik / Ross]

DESCRIPTION

Apache Bigtop is a software related to a system for integration,
packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
software distribution based on Apache Hadoop

RELEASES
* The last release of Apache Bigtop was version 0.4.0-incubating, released
 on Aug 20, 2012 while in Incubation.
* A branch has been created for maintenance release 0.3.1 and it is currently
 being maintained by a 0.3.1 Release Manager (Konstantin Boudnik)
* Planning for the next milestone release 0.5.0 are underway.

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Development activity continues as can be seen from the following report:
 http://s.apache.org/Cnw (since last incubator report, Sep 2012)
* Post-graduation tasks are under way. Details at: http://s.apache.org/kh

COMMUNITY

* PMC Composition has not changed since becoming a TLP.
 The current affiliations in the PMC stand at: independent (5),
 Cloudera (9), Hortonworks (3), Canonical(1), Oracle(1), Twitter(1),
 Facebook(1)


* Currently there are:
- Total of 49 subscribers to the developer list
- Total of 52 subscribers to the user list
- Total of 21 committers
- Total of 21 PMC members

ISSUES

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

19 Sep 2012

Establish the Apache Bigtop 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 a system for integration,
 packaging, deployment and validation of a big data management
 software distribution based on Apache Hadoop.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Bigtop Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a system for integration, packaging, deployment and
 validation of a big data management software distribution based
 on Apache Hadoop; and be it further

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

      * Alan Gates            gates@apache.org
      * Patrick Hunt          phunt@apache.org
      * Steve Loughran        stevel@apache.org
      * Tom White             tomwhite@apache.org
      * Alejandro Abdelnur    tucu@apache.org
      * Andrew Bayer          abayer@apache.org
      * Konstantin Boudnik    cos@apache.org
      * Stephen Chu           schu@apache.org
      * Bruno Mahe            bmahe@apache.org
      * Peter Linnell         plinnell@apache.org
      * James Page            jamespage@apache.org
      * Patrick Taylor Ramsey ptr@apache.org
      * Roman Shaposhnik      rvs@apache.org
      * Michael Stack         stack@apache.org
      * Andrei Savu           asavu@apache.org
      * Edward J. Yoon        edwardyoon@apache.org
      * Andre Arcilla         arcilla@apache.org
      * Eli Collins           eli@apache.org
      * Travis Crawford       traviscrawford@apache.org
      * John Sichi            jvs@apache.org
      * Owen O'Malley         omalley@apache.org

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Roman Shaposhnik
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Bigtop,
 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 Bigtop 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 Bigtop Project; and be it further

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

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

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

19 Sep 2012

Bigtop is a project for the development of native packaging and stack
tests of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Bigtop entered incubation on June 20, 2011.

Primary issues blocking graduation:

 None: the discussion thread on bigtop-dev and bigtop-user produced
 a unanimous +1 vote for starting the graduation process.

Issues which Incubator PMC and/or ASF Board might need/wish to be aware of:

 Bigtop is about to start the graduation vote

Community development since last report:

 Stephen Chu added as a Bigtop committer

 Bigtop has developed a very robust and high profile user community:
 https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/BIGTOP/Powered+By+Bigtop

 Increased number of patches from our new community members

Project development since last report:

 - released Bigtop 0.4.0-incubating
 - Bigtop 0.3.0 branch is now in active maintenance mode courtesy
   of Cos and Bruno
 - Bigtop 0.3.1 expected shortly
 - Giraph is now supported in Bigtop 0.4.0/trunk branches
 - Hue is now supported in Bigtop 0.4.0/trunk branches
 - Hama is now supported in Bigtop 0.3.0 branch
 - used Bigtop to validate Hadoop 1.0.* RC and Hadoop 2.0.1-alpha RC releases
 - used Bigtop to validate HBase 0.92.1 RC
 - increased the # and scope of integration tests

Signed-off-by: tomwhite, mnour

20 Jun 2012

Bigtop is a project for the development of native packaging and stack
tests of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Bigtop entered incubation on June 20, 2011.

Primary issues blocking graduation:

 - Need for increased diversity and additional committers.

Issues which Incubator PMC and/or ASF Board might need/wish to be aware of:

 A discussion of whether publishing non-ASF, but AL licensed binary
 convenience artifacts as part of Bigtop release is

   #1 consistent with Apache Software Foundation policies

   #2 desirable by Apache Software Foundation

 resulted in a very productive email exchange:
 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.apache.incubator.general/35545/focus=35627

 A consensus was reached that doing so does NOT seem to violate any
 established Apache Software Foundation policies

 Given a difference of opinion on #2 a compromise was reached: starting
 from Bigtop 0.4.0 release, the project will vote exclusively on source
 artifacts and it will NOT use ASF infrastructure for hosting the
 resulting binary convenience artifacts. This decision was explicitly
 approved by one of our mentors -- Alan Gates.

Community development since last report:

 Patrick Taylor Ramsey added as a Bigtop committer

 Our regular Bay Area Bigtop meetup/class is going strong with ~15 members
 http://www.meetup.com/HandsOnProgrammingEvents/

 Bigtop meetup hackathon attracted more than 20 people:
 http://www.meetup.com/HandsOnProgrammingEvents/events/61455472/

 Started submission process for a talk at ACM Bigdata camp

 Major Hadoop vendors/shops are slowly embracing Bigtop and using it as
 a basis of their infrastructure:
 - Cloudera: http://www.cloudera.com/cdh4/
 - HortonWorks: http://drcos.boudnik.org/2012/05/hortonworks-disribution-secretly.html
 - Some uptake at EBay
 - Some uptake at TrendMicro

Project development since last report:

 - released Bigtop 0.3.0-incubating
 - 0.4.0-incubating is on schedule to be release end of June 2012
 - started working on supporting Giraph
 - started working on supporting Hue
 - started working on supporting Hama
 - used Bigtop to validate Hadoop 1.0.* RC and Hadoop 2.0.0-alpha RC releases
 - used Bigtop to validate HBase 0.92 RC
 - used Bigtop to validate Oozie 3.2 RC
 - increased the # and scope of integration tests
 - major re-factoring of package tests

Signed off by mentor: phunt, tomwhite
Shepherd: Matt Franklin

21 Mar 2012

Bigtop is a project for the development of native packaging and stack
tests of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Bigtop entered incubation on June 20, 2011.

Primary issues blocking graduation:

 - Need for increased diversity and additional committers.

Issues which Incubator PMC and/or ASF Board might need/wish to be aware of:

 - None

Community development since last report:

 - Invited talk at Softwarelivre  http://softwarelivre.org/fisl12
 - Our regular Bay Area Bigtop meetup/class is going strong with ~10 members
   http://www.meetup.com/HandsOnProgrammingEvents/
 - Bigtop talk @Bay Are Hadoop User group:
   http://www.meetup.com/hadoop/events/36789782/
 - Gave talks on Bigtop @ApacheCON 2011
 - Submitted talk proposals to Hadoop summit (http://hadoopsummit.org/)
   and HBase conf.

Project development since last report:

 - 0.3.0-incubating is in a process of being released
 - Significantly improved our deployment code (puppet) with the help of
   an external contributor (Patrick Ramsey)
 - Added code for producing virtual machine images with Bigtop Hadoop
   stack baked in
 - Added code for producing LiveCD/LiveUSB distros of Hadoop stack
 - Bigtop branch based on Hadoop 0.23 has stabilized to a point where
   we can start thinking of making 0.4.0 release based on it
 - Used Bigtop to validate Zookeeper 3.4.* releases
 - Used Bigtop to validate Hadoop 1.0.* RC and Hadoop 0.23.*RC release
 - Additional component project Bigtop-jsvc added.
 - Additional component project Bigtop-tomcat added.
 - Increased the # and scope of integration tests

Signed off by mentor: phunt, tomwhite

21 Dec 2011

Bigtop is a project for the development of native packaging and stack
tests of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Bigtop entered incubation on June 20, 2011.

Primary issues blocking graduation:
* Need for increased diversity and additional committers.

Issues which Incubator PMC and/or ASF Board might need/wish to be aware of:
* Due to limitations in available platforms on Apache Jenkins
infrastructure and need for VM spin-up/spin-down for tests, we are
working directly with OSUOSL on build/test setup.

Community development since last report:
* Community meetup held Nov 8th, with mentors and committers alike
* Gave talks on Bigtop @ApacheCON 2011
* Bigtop was on the agenda of the HBase meetup on Nov 29th.
* Started a regular Bay Area Bigtop meetup/class:
http://www.meetup.com/HandsOnProgrammingEvents/events/43298072/

Project development since last report:
* 0.2.0-incubating released
* Added deployment code (puppet) to the project
* Work on the Bigtop stack based on Hadoop 0.22 has started
* Work on the Bigtop stack based on Hadoop 0.23 has started
* Used Bigtop to validate Zookeeper 3.3.4 and 3.4.0 releases
* Used Bigtop to validate HBase 0.92 RC
* Used Bigtop to validate Hadoop 0.22 RC and Hadoop 0.23 release
* Additional component project (Mahout) added.
* Supported platforms voted on.
* Next release of Bigtop has been voted on
* Increased the # and scope of integration tests

26 Oct 2011

Bigtop is a project for the development of native packaging and stack tests
of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Bigtop entered incubation on June 20, 2011.

Primary issues blocking graduation:
* Need for increased diversity and additional committers.
* Incubating release including testing framework.
* Incorporation of functional stack testing.

Issues which Incubator PMC and/or ASF Board might need/wish to be aware of:
* Due to limitations in available platforms on Apache Jenkins infrastructure
and need for VM spin-up/spin-down for tests, we are working directly with
OSUOSL on build/test setup.

Community development since last report:
* Community meetup held August 18th, with mentors and committers alike.

Project development since last report:
* 0.1.0-incubating released.
* Website created.
* Additional component project (Mahout) added.
* Supported platforms voted on.
* Initial implementation of package validation tests implemented and live.

21 Sep 2011

Bigtop is a project for the development of native packaging and stack tests
of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Bigtop entered incubation on June 20, 2011.

Primary issues blocking graduation:
* Need for increased diversity and additional committers.
* Incubating release including testing framework.
* Incorporation of functional stack testing.

Issues which Incubator PMC and/or ASF Board might need/wish to be aware of:
* Due to limitations in available platforms on Apache Jenkins infrastructure
and need for VM spin-up/spin-down for tests, we are working directly with
OSUOSL on build/test setup.

Community development since last report:
* Community meetup held August 18th, with mentors and committers alike.

Project development since last report:
* 0.1.0-incubating released.
* Website created.
* Additional component project (Mahout) added.
* Supported platforms voted on.
* Initial implementation of package validation tests implemented and live.

17 Aug 2011

Bigtop is a project for the development of packaging and tests of the Hadoop
ecosystem.

Bigtop entered incubation on June 20 2011

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation:
* Create Bigtop web site. Item in progress. See ticket BIGTOP-9
* Make an incubating release.
* Grow the community size and diversity.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of:
* No issues

How has the community developed since the last report:
* Discussions have been started about how to organize the development (RTC
vs CTR)

How has the project developed since the last report.
* Discussions have been started about how to organize our first release and
what should it include.

Licensing and other issues
* Work to obtain CCLA from Cloudera including grant for existing Bigtop code
from Cloudera GitHub repository is done.

20 Jul 2011

Bigtop is a project for the development of packaging and tests of the Hadoop
ecosystem.

Bigtop entered incubation on June 20 2011

Community
* Mailing lists have been created.
* New committer accounts are being created, some pending ICLA.
* SVN directory structure has been created, karma granted for initial
committers.
* JIRA has been initialized for BIGTOP.
* Confluence Wiki space has been created.

Issues before graduation
* Migrate code to Apache SVN from Cloudera.
* Create Bigtop web site.
* Make an incubating release.
* Grow the community size and diversity.

Licensing and other issues
* Work to obtain CCLA from Cloudera regarding license grant for existing
Bigtop code from Cloudera GitHub repository is underway.