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Cocoon

17 May 2017 [Cédric Damioli / Jim]

## Description:
 Web development framework: separation of concerns, component-based.

## Issues:

  Following the step down of Thorsten, the PMC voted for nominating Cédric
  Damioli as PMC chair.

## Activity:

 The same activity report than the last quarter apply here:

 The most recent release is 2.1.12 on 2013-03-14
 No JIRA issues opened nor resolved since last report
 No commits since last report
 There's only a little activity on both users and dev mailing-lists.

 There have been some quite interesting changes since last release, at least
 for 2.1 branch, which would deserve a release.

 In the last board report, there was concerns about the low activity and the
 community health.

 The project is actually in a very quiet state, in that there's almost no
 development activity, only bug fixes, but the project itself is very stable
 and mature and still used, according to a recent PMC discussion.

 The discussion about the future of the project periodically reappears, and it
 seems that up to now, the community is still fine with the current status.

## PMC changes:
 None.
 Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

## Committer base changes:
 None.
 Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

27 Feb 2017

Change the Apache Cocoon Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Thorsten
 Scherler (thorsten) to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Thorsten Scherler from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Cocoon, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Cocoon
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Cédric Damioli (cdamioli)
 as the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Thorsten Scherler is
 relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
 the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Cédric Damioli be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, 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 7A, Change the Apache Cocoon Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

27 Feb 2017 [Thorsten Scherler / Chris]

## Description:
 Web development framework: separation of concerns, component-based.

## Issues:
 Following the step down of Thorsten, the PMC voted for nominating
 Cédric Damioli as PMC chair.

## Activity:
 The most recent release is 2.1.12 on 2013-03-14
 No JIRA issues opened nor resolved since last report
 No commits since last report

 There's only a little activity on both users and dev mailing-lists.

 There have been some quite interesting changes since last release, at
 least for 2.1 branch, which would deserve a release.

## PMC changes:
 None.
 Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

## Committer base changes:
 None.
 Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

18 Jan 2017 [Thorsten Scherler / Jim]

## Description:

Web development framework: separation of concerns, component-based.

## Issues:

We are currently in the process of choosing a new PMC chair. The community
will also be asked if it's time for the project to go to the Attic.

## Activity:

The most recent release is 2.1.12 on 2013-03-14
2 JIRA issues opened since 2016-10-01
3 JIRA issues resolved since 2016-10-01
11 commits since 2016-10-01

There's only a little activity on both users and dev mailing-lists.

There have been some quite interesting changes since last release, at least
for 2.1 branch, which would deserve a release.

## PMC changes:

None. Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

## Committer base changes:

None. Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

21 Dec 2016 [Thorsten Scherler / Mark]

No report was submitted.

@Mark: pursue a report for Cocoon

16 Nov 2016 [Thorsten Scherler / Isabel]

No report was submitted.

21 Sep 2016 [Thorsten Scherler / Bertrand]

Web development framework: separation of concerns, component-based.

Issues needing board attention:
 None.

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.
 Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

New committers:
 None.
 Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

General status:
 The most recent release is 2.1.12 on 2013-03-14

 Since then there have been some changes, but it will need someone to
 initiate the release process.

 There has not been anyone with sustained activity to be considered as a
 potential new committer/PMC member. However there are some people
 on the dev list that resurface occasionally, so they could be encouraged.
 There are also some regulars on the users list that could be encouraged.

 There was some activity on the users mail list. Two major topics, which did
 have users helping each other, and one PMC member assisting.

 There was only a little activity on the dev mail list.

 About ten PMC members were present during the quarter. This confirms
 that there are sufficient people hanging around for us to potentially
 be able to make a decision or encourage new contributors. However it
 is a little worrying that no-one responded to this draft report.

 The Cocoon chair has been absent and not attending his duties in a timely
 manner since the beginning of the year. I take the consequences and will
 step down to leave room for someone that can attend the project as it
 should be.

Progress of the project:
 A committer added some features to 2.1 regarding XMLResourceBundles
 and i18n.

17 Aug 2016 [Thorsten Scherler / Bertrand]

No report was submitted.

18 May 2016 [Thorsten Scherler / Bertrand]

Web development framework: separation of concerns, component-based.

Issues needing board attention:
 None.

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.
 Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

New committers:
 None.
 Most recent addition: 2012-07-06

General status:
 The most recent release is 2.1.12 on 2013-03-14

 Since then there have been some changes, but it will need someone to
 initiate the release process.

 There has not been anyone with sustained activity to be considered as a
 potential new committer/PMC member. However there are some people on the
 dev list that resurface occasionally, so they could be encouraged. There
 are also some regulars on the users list that could be encouraged.

 There was some activity on the users mail list. Two major topics, which
 did have users helping each other, and one PMC member assisting. A user
 notified about a look-alike Cocoon logo. We followed up on the private
 mail list.

 There was only a little activity on the dev mail list.

 About ten PMC members were present during the quarter. This confirms
 that there are sufficient people hanging around for us to potentially
 be able to make a decision or encourage new contributors. However it
 is a little worrying that no-one responded to this draft report.

 The Cocoon chair seems to be not available for this report.

Progress of the project:
 A committer added some features to 2.1 regarding XMLResourceBundles
 and i18n.

17 Feb 2016 [Thorsten Scherler / Jim]

## Description:
Web development framework: separation of concerns, component-based.

## Issues:
none

## Activity:
Last release was 2.1.12 on Thu Mar 14 2013 and last PMC addition was on
Fri Jul 06 2012.

The reactions on our last draft board report on the private list have
shown that we are still fully running.

The ticket INFRA-10458 for a "Replacement VM for cocoon.zones.apache.org" is
resolved, thank you infrastructure.

There had been a couple of question on the user list which different user and
committers attended.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 32 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Javier Puerto on Fri Jul 06 2012

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 80 committers.
- No new changes to the committer base since last report.

## Releases:

- Last release was 2.1.12 on Thu Mar 14 2013

## Mailing list activity:

- users@cocoon.apache.org:
- 388 subscribers (down -3 in the last 3 months):
- 20 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

- dev@cocoon.apache.org:
- 235 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
- 3 emails sent to list (51 in previous quarter)

- cvs@cocoon.apache.org:
- 70 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
- 1 emails sent to list (23 in previous quarter)

- docs@cocoon.apache.org:
- 82 subscribers (down -6 in the last 3 months):
- 2 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

18 Nov 2015 [Thorsten Scherler / Rich]

## Description:
   Web development framework: separation of concerns, component-based.

## Issues:
none

## Activity:
Last release was 2.1.12 on Thu Mar 14 2013 and last PMC addition was on
Fri Jul 06 2012.

The reactions on our last draft board report on the private list have
shown that we are still fully running as a project and therefore I did
not started a discussion whether to move to the attic or not.

Most recently there is some effort to update cocoon 2.2 with Java 8 and
Spring Framework 4.2, some pmc member and as well some devs are getting
involved in the discussion. Further we have setup a jenkins job to build
the 2.2 branch.

Further Francesco Chicchiriccò has opened a ticket INFRA-10458  for a
"Replacement VM for cocoon.zones.apache.org".  He asked on our list if
for more people wish to have access but got no response.

Project status:

* 3+ people have indicated presence, so has sufficient oversight.

## PMC changes:
   NONE
 - Currently 32 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was on Fri Jul 06 2012

## Committer base changes:
   NONE
 - Currently 80 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

## Releases:

 - Last release was 2.1.12 on Thu Mar 14 2013

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@cocoon.apache.org:
    - 391 subscribers (down -3 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

 - dev@cocoon.apache.org:
    - 236 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 51 emails sent to list (10 in previous quarter)

 - docs@cocoon.apache.org:
    - 88 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - cvs@cocoon.apache.org:
    - 69 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 23 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

16 Sep 2015 [Thorsten Scherler / Jim]

## Description:
   Web development framework: separation of concerns, component-based.

## Activity:
 As you can see from the statics there had been close to nothing in
activities. Francesco deleted old releases and there were a question
that had not been a single reply. However the draft of this report
got 5 positive pmc votes meaning we are still fully functional as project.

## Health report:
 - the project is suffering a decline of interest from the common public
since xml is nothing sexy anymore. There is further basically no
interest of doing a release and no communication on the mailing lists. I
will raise the discussion on the cocoon PMC whether we should move to
the attic.

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

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 80 committers and 32 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new changes to the LDAP committee group or committership since last
   report.

## Releases:

 - Last release was 2.1.12 on Thu Mar 14 2013

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@cocoon.apache.org:
    - 393 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 2 emails sent to list (7 in previous quarter)

 - dev@cocoon.apache.org:
    - 237 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 6 emails sent to list (6 in previous quarter)

 - docs@cocoon.apache.org:
    - 88 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - cvs@cocoon.apache.org:
    - 69 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 25 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

19 Aug 2015 [Thorsten Scherler / Bertrand]

No report was submitted.

20 May 2015 [Thorsten Scherler / Shane]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it is based
around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is very similar to Cocoon
2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and designed to be easily used with
Java code (= no frameworks required!). On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal
of becoming the best available platform for RESTful webservices and web
applications.

Issues needing board attention:
------------------------------
 None.

Community
----------
  Traffic on users and devs list had been very light this last quarter. Some
  users asked about different issues in the different versions of cocoon but
  no real discussion raised.
* Last committer: Cédric Damioli and Robby Pelssers - 2011/12/18
* Changes in the PMC membership: None. - Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of
  PMC chair)


Releases
---------
  2.1 has been released on 2013/03/20.

Development
-----------
  None

Security issues reported
------------------------
  None.

Progress of the project
-----------------------
  none. We still need to release a new version of cocoon 3 and cocoon 2.2 but
  no committer is stepping up to do so.

18 Feb 2015 [Thorsten Scherler / Doug]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it is based
around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is very similar to Cocoon
2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and designed to be easily used with
Java code (= no frameworks required!).

On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available platform
for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Issues needing board attention:
nothing

Changes in the PMC membership:
  None.
  Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of PMC chair)

Community

Traffic on users and devs list had been a bit better then the last quarter.
Some users asked about different hosting solution. Various devs attended the
questions and provided solutions.

Further Carlos a user and Francesco worked on the support for java8 and still
maintaining support for 1.4.

Releases

2.1 has been released on 2013/03/20.


Development
 None


Security issues reported:
  None.

Progress of the project:

  We need to release a new version of cocoon 3 and cocoon 2.2 but still no
  committer has stepped up yet to do so.

19 Nov 2014 [Thorsten Scherler / Rich]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it is based
around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is very similar to Cocoon
2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and designed to be easily used with
Java code (= no frameworks required!). On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal
of becoming the best available platform for RESTful webservices and web
applications.

Issues needing board attention: nothing


Changes in the PMC membership:
  None.
  Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of PMC chair)

Community

Traffic on users and devs list had been lighter then the last quarter. Some
users asked about different issues in the different versions of cocoon.
Various devs attended the questions and provided solutions.

We had again problems with a jira spammer "ROY Assink" which open/comment/...
on issues with spam messages, different PMC member removed the comment and
reverted the doing.

Releases

2.1.10 has been released on 2013/03/20.


Development
 None


Security issues reported:
  None.

Progress of the project:

  We need to release a new version of cocoon 3 and cocoon 2.2 but still no
    committer has stepped up yet to do so.

20 Aug 2014 [Thorsten Scherler / Greg]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it is based
around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is very similar to Cocoon
2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and designed to be easily used with
Java code (= no frameworks required!). On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal
of becoming the best available platform for RESTful webservices and web
applications.

Issues needing board attention:
 None


Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.
 Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of PMC chair)

Community

Traffic on users and devs list had been lighter then the last quarter. Some
users asked about different issues in the different versions of cocoon.
Various devs attended the questions and provided solutions.

We had again problems with a jira spammer "ROY Assink" which open/comment/...
on issues with spam messages, different PMC member removed the comment and
reverted the doing. r.assink.ra@gmail.com is the mail and he now has opened
another account
https://mail-search.apache.org/members/private-arch/cocoon-private/201406.mbox
/%3C53AA6DB8.7010003@apache.org%3E we consulted infra whether there is
possibility to get his e-mail address permanently disabled but that is not
possible so we need to block the user every time new.


Releases

2.1 has been released on 2013/03/20.

21 May 2014 [Thorsten Scherler / Greg]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it is based
around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is very similar to Cocoon
2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and designed to be easily used with
Java code (= no frameworks required!). On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal
of becoming the best available platform for RESTful webservices and web
applications.

Issues needing board attention:
  None.

Changes in the PMC membership:
  None.
  Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of PMC chair)

Community

Traffic on users and devs list had been busier then the last quarter. Some
users asked about different issues in the different versions of cocoon.
Various devs attended the questions and provided solutions.

We had problems with a jira spammer "ROY Assink" which open/comment/... on
issues with spam messages, different PMC member removed the comment and
reverted the doing.

Releases

2.1 has been released on 2013/03/20.


Development
 None


Security issues reported:
  None.

Progress of the project:

  We need to release a new version of cocoon 3 and cocoon 2.2 but still no
  committer has stepped up yet to do so.

19 Feb 2014 [Thorsten Scherler / Jim]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Issues needing board attention:
 None.

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.
 Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of PMC chair)

Community

Traffic on users and devs list continues be light. Some users asked about
different issues in the different versions of cocoon. Various devs attended
the questions and provided solutions. David Crossley pointed out that I was
not subscribed to the board mailing which I fixed. Further I updated
irs-disclosures.txt to my best knowledge however Simone had not been in this
doc so I used a approx. date.

Releases

2.1 has been released on 2013/03/20.


Development
None


Security issues reported:
 None.

Progress of the project:

 We need to release a new version of cocoon 3 and cocoon 2.2 but still no
committer has stepped up yet to do so.

20 Nov 2013 [Thorsten Scherler / Chris]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Issues needing board attention:
 None.

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.
 Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of PMC chair)

Community

Traffic on users and devs list continues be light. Some users asked
about the different versions of cocoon. Various devs attended the
questions and provided solutions.

Releases

2.1 has been released on 2013/03/20.


Development
None


Security issues reported:
 None.

Progress of the project:

 We need to release a new version of cocoon 3 and cocoon 2.2 but no
committer has stepped up yet to do so.

21 Aug 2013 [Thorsten Scherler / Jim]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful web services and web applications.

Issues needing board attention:
 None.

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.
 Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of PMC chair)

Community

Traffic on users and devs list continues be light but steady, people got
a bit more active after the release to give feedback. Further some user
started to adopt the latest addition of the examples. Various devs
attended the questions and provided solutions.

Releases

Maintenance release 2.1.12 has been released on 2013/03/20.


Development

Bugfixing on C3 and adding of some new features.
In c3 there have been a new set of components around TIKA (user asked to
migrate it to 2.1 but no work has started yet.
Further some new samples where added to the rest-optional-sample block
to show how to send eMails with c3.


Security issues reported:
 None.

Progress of the project:

 We need to release a new version of cocoon 3 but no committer has
stepped up yet to do so.

15 May 2013 [Thorsten Scherler / Brett]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Issues needing board attention:
 None.

Changes in the PMC membership:
 None.
 Last modified: 2012/10/21 (change of PMC chair)

Community

Traffic on users and devs list continues be light but steady, people got a
bit more active around the release to give feedback. Various devs attended
the questions and provided solutions.

Releases

2.1 has been released on 2013/03/20 after 6 posivite PMC votes. Special
thanks to Cédric for his first cocoon release. 2.2 and 3 are waiting for some
blocking bugs to be closed to be released.


Development

Bugfixing on C3 and release on the 2.1 branch. Various
tickets and patches had been applied to the code base,


Security issues reported:
 None.

Progress of the project:

 One Forrest PMC member did assist to do testing prior to our 2.1.12 release
inside Forrest.

20 Feb 2013 [Thorsten Scherler / Brett]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Community

Traffic on users lists continues be light but steady, people continue
be interested on C2 and newer C3. Especially c3 new developments from
Mansour Al Akeel, a user that had been quite active the last quarter,
has spoused some discussions and bug fixes. Various devs attended the
questions and provided solutions.  Simone has resigned from the
position of PMC chair, and Cocoon PMC voted for Thorsten to fill this
role.

Releases

No releases during the last quarter but the community is working to do
a release for all version, where the 2.2 version did get less
attention then 2.1 and 3.0. The whole release effort is driven by
Francesco Chicchiriccò and the 2.1 release is supported by David and
Cédric. Hopefully we can release all versions within the next quarter.

Development

Bugfixing on C3 and release preparation on the 2.1 branch. Various
tickets and patches had been applied to the code base, especially one
blocking issue on the c3 branch could be closed which opened the door
towards a stable c3 release.

21 Nov 2012

Change the Apache Cocoon Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Simone Tripodi
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Simone Tripodi from the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Cocoon
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Thorsten Scherler as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Simone Tripodi is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Thorsten Scherler be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, 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 7F, Change the Apache Cocoon Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 Nov 2012 [Simone Tripodi / Greg]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful web services and web applications.

Community

  Traffic on users lists continues be light, people continue be
interested on C2 and newer C3, few impatient users requested C3
release date - again.

  Cocoon Hackaton took place at ApacheCon EU for 3.0-beta version
<http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/HackathonEU12>

  Thorsten Scherler and Javier Puerto, both PMC members, gave a
talk "Rapid mobile development with Apache Cocoon3, Apache
Cordova and Jenkins CI" at ApacheCon EU
<http://www.apachecon.eu/schedule/presentation/184/>

  Simone Tripodi, PMC member, gave a talk
"Refurbished wheels still round" at ApacheCon EU
showing Cocoon3 Pipelines APIs
<http://www.apachecon.eu/schedule/presentation/90/>

Releases

 No releases during the last quarter

Development

  Still bugfixing on C2, light traffic on C3.

15 Aug 2012 [Simone Tripodi / Roy]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Community

  Traffic on users lists continues be light, people continue be
interested on C2 and newer C3, few impatient users requested C3
release date. The PMC still cannot schedule the C3 release date
because nobody has enough cycles ATM to dedicate on reviewing
all the work done on Cocoon and there is the need of APIs
modification, which could be a huge work.

  Javier Puerto has been invited as Committer and the PMC,
he accepted to join

  The PMC chair was re-elected by the community, which wasn't strictly
necessary but he wanted to know if other people were interested in
being the PMC chair

Releases

 Following subcomponents have been released:

 * Apache Cocoon parent 9
 * Apache Cocoon Block Deployment 1.2.1
 * Apache Cocoon Serializers Charsets 1.0.2
 * Apache Cocoon Integration Test Framework 1.0.0
 * Apache Cocoon Configuration API 1.0.4
 * Apache Cocoon Reloading ClassLoader - Spring reloader 1.0.2
 * Apache Cocoon Reloading ClassLoader - Webapp Wrapper 1.0.2
 * Apache Cocoon XML Utilities 2.0.4
 * Apache Cocoon Maven Plugin 1.0.2
 * Apache Cocoon Spring Configurator 2.2.1
 * Apache Cocoon JNet 1.2.2
 * Apache Cocoon Servlet Service Implementation 1.3.1

Development

  A lot of bugfixing on C2, light traffic on C3.

  All old sites sources have been migrated to the Apache Maven formats.

Trademark

  The PMC found, outside the ASF, projects which names contain Cocoon
so project owners were put in touch with the trademarks@ office which
successfully and friendly addressed all the issues.
You can find these projects on:

  * http://cocoon.codeplex.com/
  * https://github.com/nathanvda/cocoon
  * https://github.com/project8/Cocoon
  * https://github.com/poymode/cocoon
  * https://github.com/Nerian/formtastic-cocoon

  CoCoons community (an OpenFOAM fork) contacted the PMC about potential
trademarks issue, the Trademarks office managed them.

16 May 2012 [Simone Tripodi / Bertrand]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Community

Traffic on users lists continues be light, people continue
be interested on both C2 and newer C3.

A Cocoon3 article is going to be published in the German magazine 'JavaMagazin'
redacted by the ASF Member Christian Grobmeier (grobmeier), which
contains an interview to the Cocoon chair.

Releases/Development

Registered regular traffic on commits list, most of the effort has been moved
on housekeeping:

 * Cocoon sites are now managed via SvnPubSub;
 * old Cocoon Documentation has been imported from old Daisy to
   sources managed via SvnPubSub;
 * Jail has been restored with demo for Cocoon2.X and Cocoon3,
   available on http://cocoon.zones.apache.org/

Branding checklist:
Project Website Basics - done
Website Navigation Links - done
Trademark Attributions - done
Logos and Graphics - done
Project Metadata - need to be checked
Read PMC Branding Responsibilities - done

15 Feb 2012 [Simone Tripodi / Sam]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Community

Traffic on users lists continues be light, people continue
be interested on both C2 and newer C3.
New Committers have been voted and accepted in the PMC,
Cédric Damioli (cdamioli) and Robby Pelssers (robbypelssers).
The Chair has been interviewed on FeatherCast.org, the interview
has not been published yet.

Releases/Development

After Apache Cocoon 3.0.0-alpha-3 release
(reported on Aug 11), development of Cocoon 3.0 continues towards
3.0.0-beta-1 release, with an experimental branch to finalize APIs.
The PMC voted the JDK6 as minimum requirement to run C3
There has been healthy activity on older (2.x) branches.
Traffic on dev continues on discussing about future of Cocoon, and
how to restore the old Daisy Cocoon Documentation.

Branding checklist:
Project Website Basics - done on C3 site
Website Navigation Links - done on C3 site
Trademark Attributions - done on C3 site
Logos and Graphics - done on C3 site
Project Metadata - done on C3
Read PMC Branding Responsibilities - done

16 Nov 2011 [Simone Tripodi / Brett]

Apache Cocoon 3 is a major rewrite of Cocoon 2.2. Like Cocoon 2 it
is based around the concept of pipelines and sitemaps and it is
very similar to Cocoon 2.2 in many respects but is slimmed down and
designed to be easily used with Java code (= no frameworks required!).
On top of this, Cocoon 3 has the goal of becoming the best available
platform for RESTful webservices and web applications.

Community

Traffic on users lists continues be light, people complained
about the C2 maintenance, since it is the foundation of some companies
products. OTOH there is a renewed enthusiasm about the new Cocoon
approach, people started spreading the word on Twitter an blogs about
custom integrations and experimentations, we are waiting for
contributions after invited them on actively participating, instead of
just being users.

Releases/Development

After Apache Cocoon 3.0.0-alpha-3 release
(reported on Aug 11), development of Cocoon 3.0 continues healthy
towards 3.0.0-beta-1 release, with major activity during the last
month. There has been no notable changes on older (2.x) branches.
Traffic on dev continues on discussing about future of Cocoon, with
new components development and evolvement of existing ones

Branding checklist:
Project Website Basics - not done
Website Navigation Links - not done
Trademark Attributions - not done
Logos and Graphics - not done
Project Metadata - not done
Read PMC Branding Responsibilities - not done

Issues for board consideration

There are no issues the board should be aware of.

Brett to follow up to determine what is meant by the term "C2 maintenance" in this report.

17 Aug 2011

Change the Apache Cocoon Chair

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Vadim
    Gritsenko to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, and

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
    of Vadim Gritsenko from the office of Vice President, Apache
    Cocoon, and

    WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Cocoon
    project has chosen by vote to recommend Simone Tripodi as the
    Successor to the post;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Vadim Gritsenko is
    relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
    the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Simone Tripodi be and hereby is
    appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, 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 7A passed by unanimous roll call vote.

17 Aug 2011 [Vadim Gritsenko / Sam]

After a slow previous quarter, development of Cocoon 3.0 picked up a bit,
and culminated with release of Apache Cocoon 3.0.0-alpha-3. There has been
no notable changes on older (2.x) branches. Traffic on dev list slightly
picked up due to alpha release and discussions about future of Cocoon.
Traffic on users list was light.

Implementation of the branding guidelines (specifically, changing page
footers, and couple of other minor tweaks) seen no progress, Cocoon's
website CMS has not been restored yet.

I resigned from the position of PMC chair, and Cocoon PMC voted for Simone
to fill this role.

19 May 2011 [Vadim Gritsenko / Geir]

Development of Cocoon 3.0 continues, closing in on the next alpha
release. Cocoon 2.x branch saw couple of fixes too. Traffic on both
dev and users lists remains light. We have added a new committer and
PMC member, Francesco Chicchiriccò. There has been no new releases
this quarter.

Implementation of the branding guidelines (specifically, changing
page footers, and couple of other minor tweaks) has stalled due to
Cocoon's CMS being down since zones migration.

16 Feb 2011 [Vadim Gritsenko / Doug]

Development on Cocoon 3.0 picked up a bit, culminating with three new release
artifacts. Traffic on both dev and users lists remains light. No changes to
PMC and no new committers.

Releases:
 * Cocoon JNet 1.2.0
 * Cocoon Maven Plugin 1.0.0
 * Cocoon Maven Site Skin 1.0.0

No work has been done yet to implement the branding guidelines.

Branding may be an issue, since it appears that the site has not been updated since 2009.

Action item: Shane follow up.

17 Nov 2010 [Vadim Gritsenko / Sam]

There have been no new releases or development. Traffic on users list is
steady, with mostly silence on the development list.

Started the process of identifying active PMC members. By last count we
have 11 active PMC member, 17 members who have not responded/decided,
and following 21 PMC members became emeritus:
 Ard Schrijvers        Arje Cahn              Bertrand Delacretaz
 Carsten Ziegeler      Christian Haul         Felix Knecht
 Giacomo Pati          Helma van der Linden   Jeremy Quinn
 Jeroen Reijn          Jorg Heymans           Marc Portier
 Marcus Crafter        Ralph Goers            Ross Gardler
 Simone Gianni         Steven Noels           Timothy Larson
 Torsten Curdt         Ugo Cei                Upayavira

Branding guidelines have not been implemented yet. Preliminary conclusion though
is that project website is compliant with "Project Website Basics", "Project
Naming And Descriptions" and "Project Metadata" sections; need to be updated to
include links in "Website Navigation Links" section, and has no trademark
attributions as per "Trademark Attributions" and "Logos And Graphics" sections.

18 Aug 2010 [Vadim Gritsenko / Roy]

No changes to projects PMC or committers. No new releases. This has
been the quietest quarter during lifetime of Cocoon project, with
email traffic dropping to ~130 emails to users and ~60 emails to dev
lists in a quarter.

Surge of maintenance activity on the Cocoon 2.1 branch which has
started in the last quarter has tapered off; no plan for the
maintenance release was set. Development activity on Cocoon 3 has
slowed down, however interested committers stated that development
will resume in the nearest future. Stefan Bodewig made progress in
restoring Gump builds, with all of Cocoon 3 and some of Cocoon 2.2
building successfully.

Slow down in activity spurred discussion on the PMC list on future of
the project. We might start with identifying active and emeritus
project members, and go from there.

Greg suggests that activity level should be discussed on dev list, and asks how reclassifying people as emeritus helps with activity.

Approved by general consent.

19 May 2010 [Vadim Gritsenko / Greg]

There were no new committers or PMC members this quarter. No new
releases. Thread on developer's list about fate of Cocoon 2.1.x
branch spurred some maintenance activity, raising possibility of
another maintenance release. Development continues in the trunk
on the next Cocoon 3 alpha.

17 Feb 2010 [Vadim Gritsenko / Brian]

 Community
 =========

* Added new committer and PMC member: Simone Tripodi

 Releases
 ========

* Apache Cocoon 3.0.0-alpha-2
* Apache Cocoon XML 2.0.2

 Ongoing Work
 ============

Cocoon 3 is in active development.

18 Nov 2009 [Vadim Gritsenko / Roy]

 Community
 =========

* No PMC changes.
* No new committers.


 Releases
 ========

Two blocks for the Cocoon 2.2 were released:

* Apache Cocoon Serializers Charsets 1.0.0
* Apache Cocoon Serializers Block 1.0.0


 Ongoing Work
 ============

* With the exception of two releases for Cocoon 2.2, all of the ongoing work is
 happening on the Cocoon 3 branch.
* GSoC student Dariusz Łuksza continues his work on the statistics module.

19 Aug 2009 [Vadim Gritsenko / Greg]

Report for the Apache Cocoon Project for the Jun'09 - Aug'09 quarter:

Community:

* Carsten Ziegeler has left the PMC.
* GSoC student Dariusz Łuksza continues his work on Cocoon 3,
 monitoring and statistics module.
* No new committers.

Releases:

* Cocoon Block Deployer 1.1.0
* Cocoon Spring Configurator 2.1.0
* Cocoon JNet 1.1.0
* Cocoon Servlet-Service Framework 1.2.0

Ongoing Work:

* All of the ongoing work is happening on Cocoon 3 branch. Cocoon 2.1
 and Cocoon 2.2 are in the maintenance mode.

20 May 2009 [Vadim Gritsenko / Justin]

 Community:

* Added Robin Wyles as a committer. He was voted in as committer during
  last quarter, but his papers and account were creating during this
  quarter.
* Reinhard Pötz together with Steven Dolg have involved students of
  Vienna University of Technology to work on implementing Profiling for
  the Cocoon 3.
* GSoC student Dariusz Łuksza is working on Cocoon 3 Monitoring.


 Legal:

* Added a privacy page, due to our usage of Google Analytics:
 http://cocoon.apache.org/1508_1_1.html


 Releases:

* No new releases.


 Ongoing Work:

* Most of the ongoing work is happening on Cocoon 3 branch. Cocoon 2.1
  and Cocoon 2.2 are in the maintenance mode.

18 Feb 2009 [Vadim Gritsenko / Justin]

 Community:

One person, Robin Wyles, has been voted in as a committer, but he did
not file the paperwork. One of our PMC members is trying to reach him.
There has been no PMC Changes.

 Releases:

* Cocoon 3.0.0-alpha-1
* Cocoon XML 2.0.0 has been just voted for release

 Ongoing Work:

Active work is going on in the Cocoon 3.0 branch. Cocoon 2.2 and 2.1
seen relatively few svn commits. Privacy policy page (required due to
usage of Google Analytics) is being set up (it has been added to our
CMS but is not published to live site yet).

The board thanks Cocoon for taking care of the privacy policy issue.

19 Nov 2008 [Vadim Gritsenko / Jim]

New Committers:

* David Legg


PMC Changes:

* Added Andreas Hartmann
* Added Luca Morandini
* Added Jasha Joachimsthal
* Added David Legg
* Added Steven Dolg


No Releases.

Ongoing Work:

* New code in whiteboard, previously known as 'Corona', was renamed to
 'Cocoon 3' and moved out of the whiteboard svn area.
* Cocoon 3 sees steady stream of commits and Jira issues. Cocoon 3.0.0 alpha 1
 release is expected soon.
* Work is going on on the new branch which was created for Cocoon 2.1
 integration with Dojo 1.1.1 release. It is expected that Cocoon
 2.1.12 will be released with these changes, and they also will be
 merged into Cocoon 2.2 (trunk).

20 Aug 2008 [Vadim Gritsenko / Greg]

New Committers:

* Thorsten Scherler
* Luca Morandini
* Steven Dolg
* Jasha Joachimsthal
* Andreas Hartmann

PMC Changes:

* Gianugo Rabellino has left the PMC
* Added Thorsten Scherler

Releases:

* Cocoon Servlet-Service Framework Impl 1.1.0
* Cocoon Spring Configurator 2.0.0
* Cocoon JNet 1.0.0
* Cocoon Block-Deployment 1.0.0
* Cocoon Maven Plugin 1.0.0-M3

Ongoing Work:

* The work in SVN whiteboard area is progressing on the 'Corona' project.
 Cocoon community voted to start doing alpha releases of this work under
 'Cocoon 3.0' name instead of using 'Corona' codename.
* Java 1.4 support has been dropped for the Cocoon trunk. Starting with
 next Cocoon 2.2 release, Java 1.5 (or newer) will be required.
* Java 1.3 support has been dropped for the Cocoon 2.1 branch. Cocoon 2.1.12
 (if it happens) will require Java 1.4 or newer.

21 May 2008

Change the Apache Cocoon Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Reinhard Poetz
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon Project, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Reinhard Poetz from the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon
 Project;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Reinhard Poetz is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Cocoon, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Vadim Gritsenko be and hereby is appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon Project, 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 7A, Change the Apache Cocoon Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 May 2008 [Reinhard Poetz / Bill]

RELEASES / ONGOING WORK

- Cocoon 2.2.0 was released on 2008-05-16.

- In the Cocoon whiteboard (our sandbox in SVN) there is a promising
 rewrite of Cocoon called Corona (working title). The Corona pipeline
 API doesn't have _any_ third-party dependencies and can be used easily
 from within any Java application. So far Corona only provides
 SAX XML pipeline components but alternative implementations (e.g.
 StAX) are welcomed.
 There are two additional modules "corona-sitemap" and "corona-servlet"
 that have the goal to make Corona usable for web applications.

- Cocoon uses Excalibur JNet, a common purpose lib that allows you to
 dynamically register own URL handlers. Since Cocoon is currently the
 only project that makes use of it, we have pulled it into our
 repository but we are aware that there are better places for it. In
 particular since it might be of interest to other libraries and
 frameworks that have to dynamically register URL handlers too.

 Carsten Ziegeler, who wrote the initial version of JNet, contacted
 the Apache Commons community which invited us to contribute JNet to
 their sandbox as a new project.

COMMUNITY

- After almost two years I stepped down as the chair of the Apache
 Cocoon project. Vadim Gritsenko was elected to follow me.

LEGAL
[no issues]

20 Feb 2008 [Reinhard Poetz / Sam]

RELEASES / ONGOING WORK
- Cocoon 2.1.11 was released on 2008/01/09.
- The final release of Cocoon 2.2 is expected for February/March.
- The Cocoon sample web application got a new skin following the style of
the new website.
- There have been some experiments with completly removing all dependencies
on Avalon/Excalibur and providing a Java API for pipelines in the whiteboard
section of our SVN repository.

COMMUNITY
- nothing that requires board attention

LEGAL
- The Export Notification Policy reminder from the board didn't
show anything to be done from the Cocoon PMC.

Sam to follow up with Reinhard re: crypto.

Approved by General Consent.

14 Nov 2007 [Reinhard Poetz / Will]

RELEASES / ONGOING WORK
- Cocoon 2.2RC2 was released on 2007/11/03
 (http://cocoon.apache.org/1421_1_1.html).
- The final release is scheduled for the end of the year.
- Grzegorz Kossakowski successfully finished his GSoC project
 "Unified expression handling and unified object model".
- Cocoon 2.2RC2 is scheduled for the end of September.
- There was a relaunch of the Cocoon website (design & content).

COMMUNITY
- emeritus PMC member: Peter Royal
- The 6th Cocoon GetTogether, edition 2007, took place from
 3/10/07 to 5/10/07 in Rome (http://www.cocoongt.org/). Thanks to
 Simone Gianni and Sourcesense it was a a great event again.

LEGAL
- no issues

Approved by General Consent.

29 Aug 2007 [Reinhard Poetz / Greg]

RELEASES / ONGOING WORK
- The release artifacts for Cocoon 2.2RC1 are available and the
 PMC voting passed. The official announcement will go along
 with the publishing of the new website
 (see http://cocoon.zones.apache.org/dev-docs/) which needs
 little more work though.
- Cocoon 2.2RC2 is scheduled for the end of September.
- Our this year GSoC student Grzegorz Kossakowski, who is also
 committer and PMC member, makes good progress with his ambitious
 project of "Unified expression handling and unified object model".
- In general, over the summer months the development was steady but
 slow.


COMMUNITY
- emeritus PMC member: Niclas Hedhman
- The 6th Cocoon GetTogether, edition 2007, was announced and will take
 place from 3/10/07 to 5/10/07 in Rome (http://www.cocoongt.org/).


LEGAL
- no issues

Approved by General Consent.

16 May 2007 [Reinhard Poetz / Dirk]

RELEASES / ONGOING WORK
- Cocoon 2.2 core can be considered as "feature complete" now.
- Most of the work for a relaunch of our website has been done.
- Although planned there have been no releases in the last 3 months.
 The release of Cocoon 2.2RC1 is planned for May though.

COMMUNITY
- new committers and PMC members: Grzegorz Kossakowski,
 Jeroen Reijn, Felix Knecht
- emeritus PMC members: Guido Casper, Matthew Langham
- Jeroen Reijn and Andrew Savory, both Cocoon committers, held talks
 about Cocoon at the ApacheCon in Amsterdam.

LEGAL
- no issues

Approved by General Consent.

21 Feb 2007 [Reinhard Poetz / Dirk]

RELEASES / ONGOING WORK
- We released Cocoon 2.1.10, mostly bugfixing and some great work
 on using Dojo in Cocoon Forms.
- We released milestone artifacts from trunk:
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon:2 (pom)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-core-modules:2 (pom)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-core:1.0.0-M2 (jar)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-blocks-modules:2 (pom)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-template:2 (pom)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-flowscript:1 (pom)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-template-impl:1.0.0-M2 (jar)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-flowscript-impl:1.0.0-M1 (jar)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-blocks-fw:1 (jar)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-blocks-fw-impl:1.0.0-M1 (jar)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-tools-modules:2 (pom)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-archetypes:2 (pom)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-22-archetype-block:1.0.0-M4 (jar)
   o org.apache.cocoon:cocoon-22-archetype-webapp:1.0.0-M1 (jar)
 For each jar artifact sources and javadocs were released too.
- After the 2.2.0-M2 release there was a lot of refactoring to split up
 the core into smaller pieces.
- There is some ongoing work on a new design of our website.
- In February we plan to have another, hopefully the last, series of
 milestone releases from trunk. In March we plan to get the first series
 of release candidates together with the new website out of the door.

COMMUNITY
- On the one hand caused by the upcoming Cocoon 2.2 we are experiencing an
 increasing interest by new developers. They get involved in discussions and
 provide patches. On the other hand many long-term committers became inactive
 or "only" watch the dev@c.a.o and or private@c.a.o lists. All in all our
 community is renewing itself. We consider this being a healthy process and
 nothing to worry about.
- new committers: no
- PMC changes: no

LEGAL
- Rhino was relicensed unter MPL. See
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.tech.js-engine/browse_thread/thread/012b1279e97d1f8a/76511e91e6263eca#dcb9a0e6ee1eaed1
 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=236108
- Daisy registrations now require accepting the Apache Community Contribution
 Agreement (http://www.apache.org/licenses/proposed/community.txt)
 Though it's still a proposal it's better than that what we had before.
- We and the designer are aware that the contribution of a new design of our
 website has to be handled by an ICLA/CCLA.

Justin asked why Daisy used Community Contribution Agreement and questioned whether we should proceed to finalize it. Reinhard responded that the use of the CCA was proposed by Roy Fielding and Joe Schaefer. He also indicated that finishing the CCA would be very much appreciated.

Approved by General Consent.

15 Nov 2006 [Reinhard Poetz / Henri]

RELEASES / ONGOING WORK
- There were no releases, neither from the 2.1.x branch nor from trunk.
- We plan to release a second milestone release of Cocoon core 2.2 and of
 some blocks in November. Additionally we aim to release Cocoon 2.1.10 by
 the end of the year.
- Finally we have a working version of Cocoon blocks in trunk. After that we
 consider Cocoon core in trunk being feature complete.
- The work on using OSGi as fundament (aka Cocoon 3.0) is "on hold" for now.
 The reason is that the Spring community is working on an OSGi/Spring
 integration layer which will save us a lot of work
 (www.springframework.org/osgi).
- As soon as 2.2 is released, we will only apply bug fixes and minor
 enhancements to the 2.1.x branch. This means that there will be no hard
 rule to keep it in sync with trunk anymore.
- There is a new documentation system in place. It is based around the Daisy
 CMS, a Maven 2 plugin that pulls out the content and SVN. Although we use
 the CMS, we will still add our generated docs to SVN before we publish
 them. (see http://cocoon.zones.apache.org/daisy/cdocs/1201.html)
- There are plans to come up with a new, flashy design for cocoon.apache.org.

COMMUNITY
- From October, 2nd to October, 4th the 5th annual Cocoon GetTogether took
 place, this year in  Amsterdam. Thanks to Arje Cahn and his team at Hippo,
 it was a success again. There were 91 attendees from 13 different countries
 (http://www.cocoongt.org/chairs-big.png) and 13 interesting talks
 (http://wiki.apache.org/cocoon/GT2006Notes).
- new committers: Lars Trieloff
- new PMC members: Andreas Hochsteger, Ard Schrijvers, Helma van der Linden,
 Lars Trieloff

LEGAL
- We use the new license headers throughout our codebase.
- Cameron McCormack (Batik) asked the Rhino team about
 relicensing Rhino under the MPL:
 http://groups-beta.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.tech.js-engine/browse_thread/thread/012b1279e97d1f8a/76511e91e6263eca#dcb9a0e6ee1eaed1
- Joe Schaefer made us aware that the IP Agreement at the Daisy registration
 (Daisy is our CMS) doesn't follow the Apache Community Contribution Agreement
 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/proposed/community.txt) which hasn't been
 adopted by the board though, but would definitly be an improvement compared
 to the current text.

Justin expressed his hope that the use of the term "Flashy" in the report did not imply Macromedia Flash. His concern was that accessibility should be a priority for all of our sites.

Justin also noted that regarding Daisy, there has been some conversations between infra@ and Cocoon about the wisdom of running production services in the zone. Also, Spring is under the ALv2, so no license worries there.

Henri noted that Rhino just relicensed under a joint MPL/GPL style, which is great news for a lot of projects at the ASF. Greg agreed but reminded everyone that no ASF projects can depend on GPL libraries.

Approved by General Consent.

16 Aug 2006 [Reinhard Poetz / Cliff]

Releases / Ongoing work
-----------------------
- After a long time of work we have started to release milestone
 artifacts based on our trunk. After moving our build system to
 Maven 2 we are able to release Cocoon in smaller chunks. This has
 the big benefit that people can assemble what they need from Cocoon
 based on binary artifacts. Additionally we can start to have
 different release cycles for different parts of our codebase.
- Having said this we plan to release our most important artifacts
 every 6 weeks. Our goal is to enter into a time-based release cycle
 instead of a feature-based. In the past we identified a
 feature-based release cylce as the major reason for not to release.
- We plan to release Cocoon 2.1.10 soon which might be the last
 release of our 2.1.x branch.
- Google accepted the GSoC proposal "Repeater Pagination, Google
 Maps and Ajax Support" of Matthias Epheser.

Community
---------
- We voted in 4 new committers: Andreas Hochsteger, Jason Jonston,
 Peter Hunsberger, Ard Schrijvers
- At the time of writing this, Peter Hunsberger has accepted our
 invitation to become PMC member. The invitations to the others are
 pending.
- Daniel Fagerstrom and Peter Royal have become ASF members.
- Arje Cahn has started preprations for the 5th anual Cocoon
 GetTogether which will take place in Amsterdam from October 2nd to
 October 4h.

Legal
-----
We have started to work on changing the license headers of our source
files in order to comply with the new source header policy.

Approved by General Consent

24 May 2006

Change chair of the Apache Cocoon Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Sylvain
 Wallez to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon
 Project, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
 resignation of Sylvain Wallez from the office of Vice
 President, Apache Cocoon Project;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Sylvain Wallez is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the
 office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon Project, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Reinhard Pötz be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon
 Project, 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.

 By Unanimous Vote, Special Order 6A, a Resolution to change the
 chair of the Apache Cocoon Project, was Approved.

24 May 2006 [Sylvain Wallez / Jim]

Releases / Ongoing work:
- Cocoon 2.1.9 was released in April. This is a maintenance release.
- Work on trunk is going on, that may lead either to Cocoon 2.2
 (many usability enhancements and the move from Avalon to Spring)
 or Cocoon 3.0 (2.2 + move to OSGi).

Community:
- A new committer, Simone Gianni, who also joined the PMC,
- Stefano Mazzocchi left the PMC,
- Reinhard Poetz has been elected as the PMC chair after I decided to resign.
- The community is concerned by the slowdown in contributions and new
 committers and is self-questionning about what needs to be done so
 that we attract people again.

Legal:
Nothing.

Greg noted that several ASF project (still) use Cocoon, such as Lenya, Forrest, etc...

Approved by General Consent.

15 Feb 2006 [Sylvain Wallez / Stefano]

Community:

- Cocoon 2.1.8 was released in November, more than 6 months after the
 previous release. We want to have shorter release cycles and are
 planning to release 2.1.9 soon.

- Some heavy work was done to use Maven 2 to build trunk (version 2.2).
 This is a really important effort, and the Maven guys were very
 responsive when we encountered some problems.

- 1 new committer: Jean-Baptiste Quenot

- PMC: Jean-Baptiste Quenot joined, Tony Collen left.

Legal:

- Big issue with Rhino: the recent draft licenising policy states that
 NPL is a prohibited licence, meaning we should remove Rhino from Cocoon
 distributions. This means removing a large amount of code and some very
 important features that make the value of Cocoon (i.e. flowscript and
 server-side scripting of form handling)

- We have some concerns regarding the licencing terms of the JCR (aka
 JSR-170) API. Although Jackrabbit is ASL, the only distribution of the
 API we found uses a specific licence
 (http://www.day.com/maven/jsr170/licenses/day-spec-license.htm).

 The folks at Day software, leaders of this specification, clearly
 stated that it is meant to be available to the widest possible
 audience, but we need clearer licensing terms.

Approved by General Consent.

16 Nov 2005 [Sylvain Wallez / Greg]

Community:
- No new release this quarter. Cocoon 2.1.8 should be released in the
coming days (code is ready, some doc generation issues need to be
solved). We plan to adopt a shorter release cycle from now on.

- 3 new committers: Arje Cahn, Ross Gardler and Max Pfingsthorn. The
reasons for the nomination of Arje and Max are worth mentioning: Arje
wasn't nominated for his code contributions but for his long-time
commitment to Cocoon and its community (among them the organization of
this year's GetTogether), and Max started contributing to Cocoon
during the Google Summer of Code.

- The 4th Cocoon GetTogether, yearly meeting of Cocoon users and
developers, took place in Amsterdam in October. A fruitful two-day
hackaton, and one conference day with 100 attendees. Although a
success, this is less than last year where 140 people showed up.

- A provocative post from Stefano Mazzocchi ("Is Cocoon obsolete?")
led the team to self-question about the slowdown on mailing-lists and
the future of the project. The main outcomes are that we must take
more care of our users (a lot of devs had left the users list),
simplify the Cocoon learning process, and be less shy at deprecating
old features that are no more mainstream.

Legal:
Nothing.

Misc:
The use of a user-friendly CMS on cocoon.zones.apache.org has led an
increasing number of people to contribute to the docs. What started as
an experiment is slowly turning into a production system, and we have
to solve some issues related to accountability of doc authoring (it is
stored in Daisy and not in SVN). We're also working closely with the
Forrest team to setup the publication process.

Approved by General Consent.

17 Aug 2005 [Sylvain Wallez / Justin]

Community:
- No new release in this quarter. Cocoon 2.1.8 should be released
 shortly though.
- We have two new committers, Helma van der Linden and Jorg Heymans
- Daniel Fagerstrom joined the PMC
- Nicola Ken Barozzi left the PMC
- we have 3 Google Summer of Code students working on Cocoon. They
 each have write access to a separate sandbox in the Cocoon svn
 repository, allowing them to work efficiently without having the
 full committer privileges.
- cocoon.zones.apache.org has been set up and hosts live demos of
 Cocoon and a Cocoon-based CMS (Daisy) for the docs (see below).
- a important documentation effort has started, based on a live CMS
 that eases the document writer's job and allows non-committers to
 participate in the process.

Legal:
The NPL issue we have with Rhino has been taken care of by Cliff
Schmidt (great job BTW!) and we're now waiting for the official policy
statement from the board.

Misc:
The next major release of Cocoon is very likely to be using OSGi, and
a number of Cocoon committers are participating in the Oscar
incubation, which looks like a very interesting cross-project effort.

Approved by General Consent.

18 May 2005 [Sylvain Wallez]

Community:
- Cocoon 2.1.7 was released in March. This is a maintainance release
 while development of version 2.2 is going on.
- we have one new committer, Alfred Nathaniel
- two committers joined the PMC, Leszek Gawron and Ralph Goers

Legal:
The XML graphics PMC raised our attention on Rhino which they also
use, as its licence changed from MPL to NPL last october. We're
wondering about potential problems of an NPL-licenced library in our
svn repository, and asked legal-discuss for some advice about this,
with no answer up to now.

Misc:
A new project is being set up at Eclipse to build an IDE for Cocoon
[1], and a number of Cocoon devs have expressed their interest in
participating. This will hopefully increase the user base by making
Cocoon easier to use.

[1] http://www.eclipse.org/proposals/eclipse-lepido/

The Rhino Licensing issue was noted in the report. Stefano has the Action Item to oversee the Rhino licensing questions and to distribute his findings to the respective PMCs.

Apache Cocoon Project report approved as submitted by general consent.

23 Feb 2005 [Sylvain Wallez]

Community:
- Cocoon 2.1.6 has been released in November. This is a maintainance
 release. Cocoon 2.2 development is going on, and we reduced its
 original scope to allow for an earlier release as it already
 includes a number of much wanted improvements.

- The Java continuation engine and Java compiler interface that had
 being written in Cocoon have been moved to the Jakarta commons
 sandbox (JavaFlow and JCI) because we felt they could be used in a
 number of other contexts and may attract other developpers.

- there's an ongoing effort to refactor our documentation and its
 writing process, at the poor structuration of our docs is a major
 problem for newcomers.

- a new french-speaking user list has been created as an answer to the
 fact that many Cocoon-related questions where asked on other
 french-speaking lists and forums.

Legal:
The legal issues related to the Mozilla Rhino fork supporting
continuations are solved, as we now use the latest official version
which has continuation support.

Apache Cocoon Project report approved as submitted by general consent.

14 Nov 2004 [Sylvain Wallez]

Community:

- The 3rd Cocoon GetTogether, yearly meeting of Cocoon users and
 developers, whas held as is usual now in Gent (Belgium) in early
 october. That was again a great success with 140 people coming from
 17 countries, an active hackaton and interesting presentations.

- There was a relative traffic slowdown on the dev list during spring
 and summer, mostly because people were very busy. After the
 GetTogether, the activity on the dev list raised back to its usual
 traffic and lots of interesting discussions are happening.

- We have two new committers, Ralph Goers and Leszek Gawron.

- Cocoon 2.1.6, is planned to be released next week, this is a
 maintainance release while development continues on the 2.2 branch.

- Lenya is no more a in the Cocoon TLP as it successfully exited
 incubation and moved to top-level.

- The death of Avalon and the fact that our component manager is
 considered as deprecated by the Excalibur project led us to fork it.
 These are only 15 source files, which allow us to master the
 foundations on which Cocoon is built.

Legal:

The legal issues we had with the Rhino fork supporting continuations
are about to be solved, as the Mozilla Rhino team has added
continuation support in the official Rhino, and Cocoon will therefore
abandon the fork in favor in the official distribution.

Apache Cocoon Project approved by General Consent.

18 Aug 2004 [Sylvain Wallez]

Community:
- Cocoon version 2.1.5 released in May: it's a bugfix release with minor
 new features. It was re-released as 2.1.5.1 in July when we noticed that
 our build system was not including the license and notice files [1].
- Lenya version 1.2 released in June
- no new committer on Cocoon, one new committer on Lenya
- Lenya proposed as a top-level project
- PMC composition change: new chair, some new members and some resignations.

Infrastructure:
- moved to subversion
- cocoondev.org wiki moved to ASF wiki

Ongoing research work :
- Javaflow (implementation of continuations in Java), which triggered
 the creation of a group to propose a JSR [2]
- the "Kernel", a container for Cocoon blocks,
- "Butterfly", an experimentation to use Spring as a component container
 instead of Avalon

Misc:
- Important new live sites with VNU UK [3] moving all its sites to
 Cocoon (high-traffic sites which where sucessfully slashdotted)


[1] http://www.apache.org/dist/cocoon/cocoon-2.1.5-removed.txt
[2] http://docs.codehaus.org/display/continuation/Home
[3] http://www.vnunet.com

Approved by General Consent.

23 Jun 2004

Change of Cocoon PMC Chair

  As Steven Noels resigned from the Cocoon PMC chair, that PMC has
  voted to propose Sylvain Wallez as the new Cocoon PMC chair. We
  therefore offer the following resolution for board approval :

  WHEREAS, the membership of the Apache Cocoon Project Management
  Committee (PMC) have nominated Sylvain Wallez to serve as
  chairman of the Apache Cocoon PMC; and

  WHEREAS, the previously appointed chairman of the Apache Cocoon
  PMC, Steven Noels, has resigned his position as Vice President,
  Apache Cocoon, in favor of Sylvain Wallez's appointment to that
  position.

  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Sylvain Wallez be and
  hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache
  Cocoon, 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.

 By unanimous vote, the Change of Cocoon PMC chair was approved.

23 Jun 2004

Cocoon
------

- Steven Noels has indicated his intention to step down from PMC chair.
Bertrand was nominated but indicated his lack of continous time in the next
few months. Nominations are still undergoing.

- Cocoon 2.1.5 was released May 25, 2004. Mostly a bugfix release (a problem
with the persistency of cached object was found and corrected) and further
migration of the Woody form framework to the Cocoon Forms framework.

- Pier Fumagalli reported the migration of VNUnet.com (one of the most
important news sites) to a cocoon-based site in 3 weeks. Given the size
and load of that site, Pier is also finding (and correcting) several
misbehaviors in the core parts of the component handling system.

- The community sent congrats to the three new elected ASF members David,
Bertrand and Gianugo and to the new ASF director Stefano.

- Wiki spamming is becoming a serious problem. We are considering blocking
public write access to the wiki as a result. Also, we would like to move
the wiki from cocooondev.org to the ASF-hosted wiki farm and operation
is undergoing. Given the popularity of ASF's websites, we wonder how the
Infrastructure team plans to handle Wiki spamming on the MoinMoin installation.

- On the social side, Christopher Oliver has decided to friendly quit the
project due to the legal friction generated by his patches to Rhino. No
flames were generated, even if this leaves us with a core piece of the cocoon
architecture as a non-official fork, basically with nobody maintaining it,
licensed under the MPL and hosted on a non-apache site (cocoondev.org).

Talks have been started with the Mozilla folks to relicense Rhino under an
ASF-redistribution-friendly license, and while there seems to be a genuine
willingness from their side, the administrative burden has been shifted back
to us, the energy contributed towards this effort is minimal, and we should
be careful not to let this become a permanent issue.

Lenya
-----

The Apache Lenya project has been busy the last few months to get the 1.2
release out. The project saw an increase in mailing list traffic for both the
user and developer lists; the number of sites deploying Lenya is growing. Dale
Christ was voted in as a new commiter, while Thorsten Scherler became an active
commiter again. A public demo site [1] turned out to be a useful resource for
users to try out Lenya and for developers to quickly confirm bug reports. A
Sprint [2] brought developers together for 2 days in Zurich to work on Repository
Integration. The sprint was very productive and will be repeated in the future.

The notion of translating the Lenya documentation came up, while a non-english
mailing list proposal was rejected over fracturing concerns.

The Lenya wiki is in the process of being separated from the Cocoon one.

[1] http://olr.kbs.uni-hannover.de:8080/lenya/
[2] http://wiki.cocoondev.org/Wiki.jsp?page=LenyaSprintZurich20040514

26 May 2004 [Steven Noels]

Cocoon
------

- Steven Noels has indicated his intention to step down from PMC chair.
Bertrand was nominated but indicated his lack of continous time in the next
few months. Nominations are still undergoing.

- Cocoon 2.1.5 was released May 25, 2004. Mostly a bugfix release (a problem
with the persistency of cached object was found and corrected) and further
migration of the Woody form framework to the Cocoon Forms framework.

- Pier Fumagalli reported the migration of VNUnet.com (one of the most
important news sites) to a cocoon-based site in 3 weeks. Given the size
and load of that site, Pier is also finding (and correcting) several
misbehaviors in the core parts of the component handling system.

- The community sent congrats to the three new elected ASF members David,
Bertrand and Gianugo and to the new ASF director Stefano.

- Wiki spamming is becoming a serious problem. We are considering blocking
public write access to the wiki as a result. Also, we would like to move
the wiki from cocooondev.org to the ASF-hosted wiki farm and operation
is undergoing. Given the popularity of ASF's websites, we wonder how the
Infrastructure team plans to handle Wiki spamming on the MoinMoin installation.

- On the social side, Christopher Oliver has decided to friendly quit the
project due to the legal friction generated by his patches to Rhino. No
flames were generated, even if this leaves us with a core piece of the cocoon
architecture as a non-official fork, basically with nobody maintaining it,
licensed under the MPL and hosted on a non-apache site (cocoondev.org).

Talks have been started with the Mozilla folks to relicense Rhino under an
ASF-redistribution-friendly license, and while there seems to be a genuine
willingness from their side, the administrative burden has been shifted back
to us, the energy contributed towards this effort is minimal, and we should
be careful not to let this become a permanent issue.

Lenya
-----

The Apache Lenya project has been busy the last few months to get the 1.2
release out. The project saw an increase in mailing list traffic for both the
user and developer lists; the number of sites deploying Lenya is growing. Dale
Christ was voted in as a new commiter, while Thorsten Scherler became an active
commiter again. A public demo site [1] turned out to be a useful resource for
users to try out Lenya and for developers to quickly confirm bug reports. A
Sprint [2] brought developers together for 2 days in Zurich to work on Repository
Integration. The sprint was very productive and will be repeated in the future.

The notion of translating the Lenya documentation came up, while a non-english
mailing list proposal was rejected over fracturing concerns.

The Lenya wiki is in the process of being separated from the Cocoon one.

[1] http://olr.kbs.uni-hannover.de:8080/lenya/
[2] http://wiki.cocoondev.org/Wiki.jsp?page=LenyaSprintZurich20040514

Discussion and Approval tabled due to time constraints.

18 Feb 2004 [Steven Noels]

Community project:

- A reformulation of the Cocoon project mission statement has been sent
to the board for approval - pending.
- Guidelines are (still) under construction (but given the
even-mindedness of the Cocoon community, and our debate/consensus
culture they are hardly being missed).
- Wiki still resides outside ASF infrastructure, there's some W-I-P
happening on a JSPWiki->moinmoin translator in a silent corner. The
intention is to move all core logistical tools onto supported ASF
machinery.

Cocoon:

- The last ASL 1.1-licensed Cocoon release had been done on Friday 13th
Feb 2004 (2.1.4) - upcoming releases, also of legacy branches, will be
done using the new license.
- FirstFridays (a monthly online bug-fixing fest) are becoming a
welcome established tradition.
- A lot of work has been done on the Cocoon Forms framework, and
alternative frameworks will now be actively deprecated.
- The Pipelines-Flow-Woody trio quietly becomes the mainstream way of
using Cocoon.
- The 2.2 codebase is moving on, relatively few but regular
contributors.
- More systematic and structured use of bugzilla helps us get a clearer
picture of what's happening.
- Three new committers since mid-October 2003: Unico Hommes, Timothy
Larson and Daniel Fagerstrom.

Lenya:

- First 'outside', active committer has been attracted and voted upon
(Rolf Kulemann).
- W-I-P on their second ASF-based release is ongoing.
- There's good efforts underway to continuously integrate between Lenya
& Cocoon.
- Stale publication types are being deprecated.
- Legal issues with outside codebases have been eradicated.
- Incubation ongoing - no specific issues to report.

Legal:

- The situation with the Rhino fork Cocoon depends on still needs to be
tackled - Rhino's murky legal past doesn't help a lot with that, and
very few committers have time and energy to tackle this.
- We have been on an active pursuit of having CLAs on file for all
Cocoon committers. We are aware of the fact that non-compliance could
mean future lock-out.

Apart from some small nits, the Apache Cocoon project is both legally
and community-wise very healthy - or aiming for achieving this future
healthiness - and no issues are expected in the near future.

Approved via General Consent.

16 Nov 2003 [Steven Noels]

No report.

20 Aug 2003 [Steven Noels]

Here's the report on Cocoon's state of affairs. We do hope this gives
the board a feeling on how we are doing.

Let's first start with a brief run-through of the previous report
(http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=105344074224116&w=2)
and see how we proceed:

1), 2), 3): no further action required or taken
4) recursive Cocoon charter: still needs to be worked upon
5) use of Cocoon brand by cocoondev.org and cocooncenter.com: ditto
6) ditto - work is slowly progressing with the infrastructure team to
 migrate the Cocoon wiki to ASF infrastructure, together with Steven
 Noels and Gianugo Rabellino from the Cocoon team - we believe it is
 fair to indicate that an ASF-operated shared and managed Java
 hosting service might accelerate this, and do hope the eventual
 migration of our Wiki might serve as an example to move further
 along that road.
7) solved: the XMLForms effort is being actively deprecated in favor of
 other form handling frameworks (JXForms and Woody).
8) transfer of HSSF (Excel) serializer from Cocoon -> POI: no further
 action has been taken yet.
9) Avalon Excalibur dependencies: Cocoon committers have now commit
 karma to an Avalon CVS module that hosts code in heavy use by the
 Cocoon project, making sure bugs can be fixed and patches applied
 in due time.
10) the Milestone release scheme has been applied successfully, and has
  resulted in a 2.1 release mid August.
11) Lenya incubation is still ongoing and monitored by the Cocoon PMC.
12), 13), 14): satisfactory ongoing.

New matter:

1) The Cocoon project has released a 2.1 version mid of August, and work
 is under its way to release a forthcoming 2.1.1 quickfix release.
2) Discussions are starting on the upcoming 2.2 development.
3) Most notable discussion was about the existence (and/or creation)
 of several overlapping ideas and frameworks for flow and form
 handling inside Cocoon, and even though the discussions were
 lenghty, at the verge of being flame-infested, the main discussion
 participants came to an agreement, showing off the maturity of the
 Cocoon community even when starting off from a discours of extreme
 technical dissonance.
4) As a result of all this, work is under its way to refactor and
 augment specific form handling code (Woody) into a truly
 community-owned artefact, and API changes have been allowed to make
 sure specific implementations (JS Flow with Continuations) leave
 room for alternatives, should the community see fit.
5) Several new committers since the previous report: Ugo Cei, Marc
 Portier, Guido Casper, Reinhard Pötz, Upayavira and Joerg Heinicke.
 There's a de facto policy that all committers can subscribe to the
 PMC list, but formalization of this, and whether this means they
 can cast a binding PMC vote still needs to be discussed. There's a
 certain tendency that there should be no distinction between active
 committership and PMC membership. Lenya hasn't signed up any new
 committers since it went into incubation, yet.
6) The Cocoon project guidelines and revised charter are under
 construction, being based on a de-formalized branch of the Jakarta
 ones.

Overall, the Cocoon project is a healthy and friendly community working
along the Apache spirit, and we expect no sudden problems to emerge.

The Apache Cocoon Project Status Report was accepted as submitted and written by general consent.

21 May 2003

New Vice President for the Apache Cocoon PMC

 Resolution R1:
 WHEREAS, the membership of the Apache Cocoon Project Management
 Committee (PMC) have nominated Steven Noels to serve as
 chairman of the Apache Cocoon PMC; and

 WHEREAS, the previously appointed chairman of the Apache Cocoon
 PMC, Stefano Mazzocchi, has resigned his position as Vice
 President, Apache Cocoon, in favor of Steven Noels' appointment
 to that position.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Steven Noels be and hereby
 is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Cocoon, 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.

 By unanimous vote, Resolution R1 was approved.

21 May 2003 [Steven Noels]

As requested, here's the report on Cocoon's state of affairs,
essentially since it has become a toplevel-status project, in no
particular order. I do hope it gives the board a feel on how we are going.

1) Stefano resigned as a PMC Chair, and was succeeded by Steven Noels. A
separate message in this regard has been filed with the Board already.

2) This marked somehow a transition towards a better separation between
technical leadership and the more administrative/political function of a
PMC Chair, which was one of the reasons Stefano decided to step down.
The sense of liberation afterwards was tangible and enjoyed by all.

3) Clean-up of the Cocoon PMC Memberlist. The committee-info.txt now
reflects the current composition of the Cocoon PMC quite faithfully, and
new committers have been polled about their willingness to join. The
policy that all committers are also PMC member, if they want to, still
stands ATM. New or updated PMC members since lately are: Bruno Dumon,
Geoff Howard, Ivelin Ivanov, Andrew Savory and Michael Wechner, who
joins in from our incubating Lenya subproject. Pier and Sam are on our
list as well.

4) The issue with the recursive Cocoon charter still stands and will be
addressed shortly.

5) The use of the Cocoon name in the cocoondev.org and cocooncenter.com
domain names, both offering Cocoon community resources, which had been
brought forward as something the PMC should endorse by Stefano while he
was Chair, has not been endorsed yet. We will discuss whether this is
still needed and decide/report later on.

6) Related, we still need to discuss whether content being added to the
Wiki can effectively be considered similar to code contributions, where
a CLA is required, and code becomes (c) ASF. TBD.

7) There are some emotions concerning the move of a form handling
library outside Apache CVS, hosted now on Sourceforge under
http://www.xmlform.org/ - this might result in an oversight or community
problem. The Cocoon community is aware of this issue, discussion is ongoing.

8) Discussion was held to transfer some code from Cocoon -> POI. No
issues to be foreseen, no action taken yet.

9) There was some discussion about components quite central to Cocoon
who are managed inside Avalon Excalibur (for reuse by other projects).
The general direction is that Cocoon committers will be granted commit
access to the respective Avalon CVS module upon demand, or by default.
No conclusion as of now.

10) We opted for a Milestone release scheme until 2.1 is considered
final, to get out of the longtime stall in releasing 2.1. So far, two
milestone releases has been done. Mirroring support has been activated
for our website and is in active use.

11) Lenya arrived as an incubating project, and the subsequent
infrastructure request have been taken care of by the Infrastructure
team in a very timely fashion - kudos. Lenya itself has a fair amount of
traffic on its lists - and has not required any intervention of sorts
from our side.

12) We also started moving our web and internal URI naming scheme
towards reflecting our toplevel status, i.e. http://cocoon.apache.org/
for our external web presence, and http://apache.org/cocoon/ for
internal (namespace) URIs.

13) Our external web presence is in the process of being refactored.

14) Stable Gump runs for Cocoon are (finally) operational and helpful.

By General Consent, the Infrastructure report was accepted and entered.

19 Feb 2003 [Stefano Mazzocchi]

The Cocoon Project is slowly starting up.

We are in the progress of establishing the voting rules (taken from
Avalon) so that we can start the PMC.

The PMC mail list has not been setup yet. I wanted to have the voting
rules resolved in public (means cocoon-dev) before asking
instrastructure@ to setup the pmc@cocoon.apache.org mail list.

Our policy will be to reduce traffic on pmc@cocoon.apache.org to only
those discussions that *require* privacy. Everything else will be done
in public.

The first PMC action will be to resolve the 'recursive bylaws' issue.

The second PMC action will be to establish a policy for the potential
use of the Cocoon name on commercial interests or cocoon-related non-ASF
web sites.

Infrastructure-wise, we are slowly moving away from our current
xml.apache.org location into cocoon.apache.org but we want to plan ahead
the movement to reduce user damage (broken links, mail archives and
such). Mirroring is also working even if not all links in our docs has
been updated (we plan on doing that after the move)

Pier Fumagalli has been voted back as a Cocoon committer (after his
renewed intention to work on cocoon and several patches submitted) and
is helping us a lot with infrastructure issues directly, reducing the
work on infrastructure@ directly.

At the same time, we would like to work with the other new top-level
project to synchronize the process of writing such PMC-oriented docs and
such. I'm peronally keeping an eye on infrastructure@ community@ and
general@incubator for those things and cocoon and avalon are already
sharing pieces of PMC-related work.

We are also planning to start using Forrest to build our own
documentation, even if this will make it a circular dependency (cocoon
depends on forrest and forrest depends on cocoon). But this is something
the cocoon documentation team will decide with the forrest developers
(most of which are also cocoon developers).

As far as community information, the cocoon communities appear healthy,
active and friendly. The high-rate of users becoming committers and
committers coming out of emerius status indicates a sane darwinistic
environment, well matched by the fact that only individuals or
small-sized companies perform most of Cocoon development and maintance,
allowing the community to be in total control. Frinction rate and
ego-oriented problems are, as usual, close to zero and I see no signs of
problems ahead.

 - o -

As a special note, I would like to mention how the introduction of the
Cocoon wiki (hosted personally by Steven Noels' web site
www.cocoondev.org) has been seen by the user community as a great tool
and has generated very high-quality and useful documentation. The cocoon
wiki was also patched to sends diffs to the cocoon-docs@xml.apache.org
mail list (the documentation team), providing ownership and oversight.
This is seen as a very useful tool by the documentation team.

This has let us to believe that our current xml-driven documentation
system must be improved to match the editing simplicity of a wiki-based
solution, but without the unstructured-text problems of wiki content.

My personal vision is that Forrest should be dealing with those issues
and Cocoon help them with the technology they need, but that a better
documentation editing infrastructure is needed in order to allow a more
general audience to help us with that task.

22 Jan 2003

Creation of the Apache Cocoon 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 Apache Cocoon framework,
 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 Cocoon PMC", be and
 hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and
 be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Cocoon PMC be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Cocoon
 framework and related software components, subject to a
 revised charter, based on software licensed to the Foundation;
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Cocoon" 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 Cocoon PMC, and to have primary responsibility for
 management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
 of the Apache Cocoon PMC; 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 Cocoon PMC (in alphabetical order by lastname):

    Nicola Ken Barozzi (nicolaken@apache.org)
    Marcus Crafter (crafterm@apache.org)
    David Crossley (crossley@apache.org)
    Torsten Curdt (tcurdt@apache.org)
    Bertrand Delacr<E9>taz (bdelacretaz@apache.org)
    Vadim Gritsenko (vgritsenko@apache.org)
    Christian Haul (haul@apache.org)
    Bernhard Huber (huber@apache.org)
    Matthew Langham (mlangham@apache.org)
    Berin Loritsch (bloritsch@apache.org)
    Stefano Mazzocchi (stefano@apache.org)
    Michael Melhem (michaelm@apache.org)
    John Morrison (morrijr@apache.org)
    Steven Noels (stevenn@apache.org)
    Andrew C. Oliver (acoliver@apache.org)
    Giacomo Pati (giacomo@apache.org)
    Konstantin Piroumian (kpiroumian@apache.org)
    Ovidiu Predescu (ovidiu@apache.org)
    Jeremy Quinn (jeremy@apache.org)
    Gianugo Rabellino (gianugo@apache.org)
    Peter Royal (proyal@apache.org)
    Diana Shannon (shannon@apache.org)
    Sylvain Wallez (sylvain@apache.org)
    Jeff Turner (jefft@apache.org)
    Carsten Ziegeler (cziegeler@apache.org)

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Stefano Mazzocchi
 be and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President,
 Apache Cocoon, 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 Cocoon 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 Cocoon Project.

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Cocoon PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the migration and rationalization of the XML PMC
 Cocoon subproject; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the XML Cocoon
 sub-project and encumbered upon the XML PMC are hereafter
 discharged.

 By Unanimous Vote, the above Resolution Passes.