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CouchDB

17 May 2017 [Jan Lehnardt / Phil]

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

27 Feb 2017 [Jan Lehnardt / Bertrand]

## Description:
- CouchDB is a database with seamless multi-master sync that scales from Big
 Data to Mobile, with an intuitive HTTP/JSON API, and designed for reliability.

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

## Activity:
- Post 2.0 release activities including helping users with new onboarding
 and migration of existing apps (it is straightforward), Sorting out all
 the small things that people find after a major release.
- Continue to prepare a 2.1.0 release.
- More in-depth discussion about project direction for 3.0 and beyond.
- The 2017 CouchDB Dev Summit just concluded, results publication is
 forthcoming.
 - The Dev Summit is a small group face-to-face meeting (last held in 2012)
   that produces recommendations for the developer mailing list.

## Health report:
- Nothing outstanding to report, the project is humming along nicely.
 Nevertheless, we are working on measures to increase contribution yet
 again.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 14 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Garren Smith on Mon Oct 19 2015

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 56 committers.
- Michael Hall was added as a committer on Sat Dec 31 2016

## Releases:

- 2.0.0 was released on Tue Sep 20 2016

## JIRA activity:

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

16 Nov 2016 [Jan Lehnardt / Shane]

## Description:
 - CouchDB is a database with seamless multi-master sync that scales from Big Data
   to Mobile, with an intuitive HTTP/JSON API, and designed for reliability.

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

## Activity:
 - Shipped 2.0, 4 years in the making, 10+ years planning, finally coming together
   The release was a huge success, adoption, based on mailing list and JIRA traffic,
   is going well.
 - New logo (see http://couchdb.apache.org)
 - New slogan (see “Description” above)
 - Preparating for 2.0.1 and genereally faster releases (again).
 - Discussion about 3.0 and beyond scope. Lots of contributions.
 - Total of six talks at ApacheCon EU and Apache BigData EU.

## Health report:
 - Project is buzzing as expected. Decent update in activity post 2.0, mostly
   end-user support and fixing little issues. All well!

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Garren Smith on Mon Oct 19 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 55 committers.
 - Benjamin Anderson was added as a committer on Mon Oct 31 2016

## Releases:

 - 2.0.0 was released on Tue Sep 20 2016

## JIRA activity:

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

17 Aug 2016 [Jan Lehnardt / Marvin]

## Description:
 - NoSQL document database using HTTP, JSON, and MapReduce

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

## Activity:
 - Final, final stretches for major 2.0 release (see last report for more details)
 - We are currently making release candidates available on a weekly basis for
   larger community feedback.
 - We are also running a blog-post series on various 2.0-related topics, two posts
   a week until end of August.

## Health report:
 - 2.0 release preparation buzz is envigorating, the whole team is coming together
   coding, testing, wrapping up lose ends, finishing docs, and the wider community is
   reporting back their experiences with the 2.0 release candidates. Despite the usual
   (northern hemisphere-) summer-lull, things feel very active and exciting.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Garren Smith on Mon Oct 19 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 54 committers.
 - Nick Vatamaniuc was added as a committer on Thu Jun 16 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.6.1 on Wed Sep 03 2014

## Mailing Lists

- Business as usual

## JIRA activity:

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

18 May 2016 [Jan Lehnardt / Shane]

## Description:
 - NoSQL document database using HTTP, JSON, and MapReduce

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

## Activity:
 - “Releasing a 1.0 is not going to kill you, but it will try.”
   - This is also true for a 2.0. We are now, for really-real
     in the final stages of getting release candidates out for
     the much famed Apache CouchDB 2.0 release, promised!
 - The marketing team ran the 2016 Annual* CouchDB User Survey with
   150+ responses and fascinating results:
   - Executive summary: https://s.apache.org/couchdb-user-survey-2016-summary
   - Raw results: https://s.apache.org/couchdb-user-survey-2016-results
   * This was the first year.

## Health report:
 - Most activity currently is on notifications@ which aggregates all
   pull request and issue activities. In gearing up for 2.0, traffic
   there is going up accordingly.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Garren Smith on Mon Oct 19 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 53 committers.
 - Nolan Lawson was added as a committer on Tue Apr 19 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.6.1 on Wed Sep 03 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - notifications@ is swelling with activity and everything else
   is holding their breath in preparation for the big 2.0 release,
   marketing@ is busy as usual.

 - dev@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 590 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 256 emails sent to list (206 in previous quarter)

 - announce@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 302 subscribers (up 19 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - couchapp@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 54 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 9 emails sent to list (134 in previous quarter)

 - design@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 19 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 3 emails sent to list (5 in previous quarter)

 - erlang@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 190 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - l10n@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 45 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (5 in previous quarter)

 - marketing@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 62 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 94 emails sent to list (96 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 17 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 1791 emails sent to list (1311 in previous quarter)

 - replication@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 85 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - user@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 1289 subscribers (down -24 in the last 3 months):
    - 164 emails sent to list (199 in previous quarter)

 - www@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 18 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

17 Feb 2016 [Jan Lehnardt / Sam]

## Description:
   NoSQL document database using HTTP, JSON, and MapReduce

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

## Activity:
 - Start on official Docker image for CouchDB 1.x and 2.x.
 - Fully automated and scripted CI on builds.a.o.
 - Started to seed “alpha” tarballs to early 2.0 build testers
   (These are not Apache Releases, just tarballs people can test).
   - Started receiving feedback and started work on resolving
     reported issues.
 - Continued flushing out of last issues for upcoming 2.0 release
   found by the dev team.
 - Both CouchDB proper and the Fauxton (admin interface) sub-proejct
   have each been accepted as projects at the RailsGirls Summer of Code
   (think Google Summer of Code, but with a focus on getting women* into
   Open Source).

## Health report:
 - Nothing special to report, the project and community are gearing up
   for the 2.0 release, and activity is according to expectations.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Michelle Phung on Mon Oct 19 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 52 committers.
 - Ilya Khlopotov was added as a committer on Thu Jan 14 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.6.1 on Wed Sep 03 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 587 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 219 emails sent to list (332 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 14 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 1437 emails sent to list (2660 in previous quarter)

 - couchapp@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 46 subscribers (up 21 in the last 3 months):
    - 142 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - replication@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 84 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - user@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 1315 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 221 emails sent to list (207 in previous quarter)

 - erlang@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 190 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - announce@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 282 subscribers (up 21 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - www@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 17 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - design@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 16 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 5 emails sent to list (8 in previous quarter)

 - l10n@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 44 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 5 emails sent to list (4 in previous quarter)

 - marketing@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 59 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 100 emails sent to list (167 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

18 Nov 2015 [Jan Lehnardt / Jim]

## Description:
   NoSQL document database using HTTP, JSON, and MapReduce

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

## Activity:
 - Finally final preparations for the major 2.0 milestone, including:
   - major overhaul of test suites to acommodate new clustering facilities
     while rataining as many integration tests as possible.
   - implementation of the last missing bits in the 2.0 API.
   - start of plan to release a beta release to the larger community.

 - Major discussion (again) about the future of the “CouchApps”-aspect
   of CouchDB. Current resolution: CouchApps are not part of the project’s
   focus at this point, but we have created a new mailing list where
   CouchApp enthusiasts can continue their discussion and maybe even
   work on improvements without disrupting the mainline efforts of the
   project. — Special thanks to Greg Stein for advice on this.

## Health report:
 - We’ve added new PMC members Michelle and Garren in recognition of their
   continued overall contributions to the project.
 - dev@ mail activity is down from the summer quarter because we switched
   from discussing what needs to be done for the upcoming 2.0 release to
   doing the things that need to be done for 2.0.
 - notificatoins@ traffic is up nearly 2x for the same reason.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 14 PMC members.
 - New PMC members:
    - Michelle Phung was added to the PMC on Mon Oct 19 2015
    - Garren Smith was added to the PMC on Mon Oct 19 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 51 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Constantin Angheloiu was added as a committer on Mon Aug 17 2015
    - klaemo was added as a committer on Mon Aug 24 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.6.1 on Wed Sep 03 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 586 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months):
    - 342 emails sent to list (933 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 14 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 2797 emails sent to list (1578 in previous quarter)

 - couchapp@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 33 subscribers (up 33 in the last 3 months):
    - 33 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - replication@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 80 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (8 in previous quarter)

 - user@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 1313 subscribers (down -11 in the last 3 months):
    - 235 emails sent to list (216 in previous quarter)

 - erlang@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 189 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - announce@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 261 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - www@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 13 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (8 in previous quarter)

 - design@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 15 subscribers (up 15 in the last 3 months):
    - 8 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - l10n@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 41 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 4 emails sent to list (7 in previous quarter)

 - marketing@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 58 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 168 emails sent to list (206 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

19 Aug 2015 [Jan Lehnardt / Sam]

Report from the Apache CouchDB committee [Jan Lehnardt]

## Description:
   NoSQL document database using HTTP, JSON, and MapReduce

## Activity:
 - Finished import of third-party donations: Nano, couchperuser and
   couchdb-docker.
 - Started establishing release procedure for new project Nano.
 - Finishing up last blockers before 2.0 release candidates and final release.

## Health report:
 - Current activity is good, albeit a little damped quarter-to-quarter because
   of summer.

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

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 49 committers and 12 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Last LDAP committee group addition was Robert Kowalski at Fri Oct 24 2014
 - New commmitters:
    - Bastian Krol was added as a committer on Thu Jul 30 2015
    - Johannes Jörg Schmidt was added as a committer on Wed Jul 01 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.6.1 on Wed Sep 03 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 581 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 792 emails sent to list (3012 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 11 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 1762 emails sent to list (88 in previous quarter)

 - replication@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 78 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 8 emails sent to list (6 in previous quarter)

 - user@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 1324 subscribers (down -5 in the last 3 months):
    - 195 emails sent to list (322 in previous quarter)

 - erlang@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 189 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - announce@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 254 subscribers (up 15 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - www@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 11 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 7 emails sent to list (8 in previous quarter)

 - l10n@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 42 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 9 emails sent to list (6 in previous quarter)

 - marketing@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 57 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 148 emails sent to list (450 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

20 May 2015 [Jan Lehnardt / Rich]

Report from the Apache CouchDB project [Jan Lehnardt]

## Description:
   NoSQL document database using HTTP, JSON, and MapReduce

## Activity:
 - Massive uptake in marketing@ activity, specifically pertaining
   the framing of “The CouchDB Story”, i.e. how we communicate what
   we do to the world.
 - Switched website to git deploy, seeing immediate uptake in
   website contributions.
 - Ongoing effort to get over the last humps for our major 2.0
   release.
 - Accepted the Nano project (a Node.js library for CouchDB) into
   Apache CouchDB. This took a while because IP-clearance for a
   GitHub project is, well, interesting.
 - CouchDB will participage in the Google Summer of Code with at
   least one project.
 - Community vote for a new project logo. The PMC is now working
   with the most favoured designers for a final selection.
 - (Not necessarily Board Report material, but still a big dael,
   so I am going to include it: CouchDB made the ThoughtWorks
   Technology Radar: http://www.thoughtworks.com/radar/techniques
   in the “Offline First” category \o/)
 - Finally, I’d like to voice my appreciation for the new board
   report tool. Thank you all who made this happen!

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

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 47 committers and 12 PMC members in the project.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Robert Kowalski at Fri Oct 24 2014
 - New commmitters:
    - Michelle Phung was added as a committer on Thu Feb 26 2015
    - Tony Sun was added as a committer on Tue Feb 17 2015
    - Eric Avdey was added as a committer on Wed Feb 18 2015
    - Maria Andersson was added as a committer on Wed Apr 29 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 1.6.1 on Wed Sep 03 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 579 subscribers (up 14 in the last 3 months):
    - 2999 emails sent to list (2695 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 9 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 87 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - replication@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 74 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 6 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - user@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 1334 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 313 emails sent to list (363 in previous quarter)

 - erlang@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 189 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - announce@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 238 subscribers (up 16 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - www@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 9 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 8 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - l10n@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 42 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 6 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - marketing@couchdb.apache.org:
    - 55 subscribers (up 11 in the last 3 months):
    - 458 emails sent to list (325 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

@Rich: Follow up with IP clearance issue regarding Nano

18 Feb 2015 [Jan Lehnardt / Chris]

 Description

 Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript
 for MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Releases

 None this quarter. Everyone is working hard to get 2.0 out.

Recent Activity

- Added Mango query language, contributed by IBM/Cloudant
- Final stages of 2.0 release preparations
- Continued major improvements to Fauxton admin UI.

Community

Including the following additions, CouchDB has 47 committers and 12 PMC members.

New committers:
 Lynette Nolan
 Michelle Phung
 Kyle Snavely
 Tony Sun
 Eric Avdey

New PMC members:
 None

Mailing list stats:

(Now generated automatically with [COUCHDB-1])

 couchdb-announce:
 0 message since end of October (-2)
 222 subscribers (+15)

 couchdb-user:
 282 messages since end of October (-449)
 1334 subscibers (-10)

 couchdb-erlang:
 1 message since end of October (-3)
 We retired this mailing list

 couchdb-dev:
 3021 messages since end of October (+370)
 569 subscribers (-5)

 couchdb-commits:
 659 messages since end of October (-2046)
 97 subscribers (-1)

 couchdb-l10n:
 10 messages since end of October (+6)
 41 subscribers (+-0)

 couchdb-replication:
 1 message since end of October (-50)
 68 subscribers (+5)

 couchdb-marketing:
 317 messages since end of October (+84)
 44 subscribers (+2)

Issues
 There are recently no issues we would like to address to the board

[COUHCDB-1]: https://git1-us-west.apache.org/repos/asf?p=couchdb-admin.git;a=tree;f=board-report;

19 Nov 2014 [Jan Lehnardt / Doug]

Description

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript
for MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Releases

1.6.1 (2014-09-03)
http://docs.couchdb.org/en/latest/whatsnew/1.6.html#version-1-6-1

Recent Activity

- preperartion for CouchDB 2.0 GA release starting
- increased marketing activity for CouchDB 2.0
- BigCouch merge is in full progress
- Fauxton webinterface work in full progress
- many new committers and one new PMC member
- a lot of marketing activities like AdvocatHub and press release
 for upcoming CouchDB 2.0
- various CouchDB talks at ApacheCon

Community

Including the following additions, CouchDB has 42 committers and
12 PMC members.

New committers:
- Benjamin Bastian
- Ben Keen
- Christian Hogan
- Javier Candeira
- Sebastian Rothbucher

New PMC members:
- Robert Kowalski

Mailing list stats:
announce
207 subscribers (0)
2 message since August (1)

user
1344 subscribers (-24)
758 messages since August (+437)

erlang
186 subscribers (+12)
4 messages since August (+4)

replication
63 subscribers (+5)
51 messages since August (+40)

l10n
41 subscribers (+5)
13 messages since August (+12)

marketing
42 subscribers (+6)
368 messages since August (-43)

dev
574 subscribers (-12)
3411 messages since August (+2563)

commits
98 subscribers (-6)
2885 messages since August (+711)

Issues

There are recently no issues we would like to address to the board

20 Aug 2014 [Jan Lehnardt / Chris]

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript
for MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Releases:

1.6.0 (2014-06-06)
http://www.apache.org/dist/couchdb/notes/1.6.0/apache-couchdb-1.6.0.html


Recent Activity:
- Bylaws passed
- Code of Conduct and Diversity Statement passed
- BigCouch merge in progress and testing phase
- New home of the CouchDB Blog is http://blog.couchdb.org
- Moving content form the old Moin Moin wiki to Cwiki and documentation in
  progress


Community:

Including the following additions, CouchDB has 36 committers and 12 PMC members.

New committers:
 - Lena Reinhard

New PMC members:
 - Joan Touzet (most recent PMC addition from  April 10th 2014)


Mailing list stats:

announce
 - 187 subscribers (0)
 - 1 message since May (0)

user
 - 1368 subscribers (18)
 - 321 messages since May (-429)

erlang
 - 174 subscribers (+7)
 - 1 messages since May (0)

replication
 - 58 subscribers (+4)
 - 11 messages since May (-42)

l10n
 - 36 subscribers (0)
 - 1 messages since May (-15)

marketing
 - 36 subscribers (+5)
 - 411 messages since May (+99)

dev
 - 586 subscribers (-13)
 - 1848 messages since May (-782)

commits
 - 104 subscribers (0)
 - 2174 messages since May (-481)


Board Issues:

We would like to see the board drive more standardized bylaws, community
guidelines, code of conduct and anti-discrimination policies across all
projects. We are able to share our experiences in building this for our
community.

21 May 2014 [Jan Lehnardt / Sam]

Description

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript
for MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Releases
1.5.1 (2014-04-08)
http://www.apache.org/dist/couchdb/notes/1.5.1/apache-couchdb-1.5.1.html
Recent Activity
 •    Started with weekly news with great success. Also available
      at https://blogs.apache.org/couchdb/
 •    The community is in the process of creating a CoC and bylaws
 •    Ongoing work on the release 1.6.0. Actually voting on Apache
      CouchDB 1.6.0-rc.4
 •    Working on the BigCouch merge from Cloudant
 •    Good progress in reviewing the rcouch merge
 •    Community work on migrating content to the new wiki started
 •    Translation work going well

Community

Including the following additions, CouchDB has 35 committers and 12 PMC members.

New committers:
Robert Kowalski (2014-03-28)

New PMC members:
Joan Touzet (2014-04-10)

Mailing list stats:

announce

 175 subscribers (+24)

 1 message since February (1)
user

 1386 subscribers (-19)

 750 messages since February (-336)
erlang

 167 subscribers (+13)

 1 messages since February (-13)
dev

 599 subscribers (-3)

 2630 messages since February (+1306)
commits

 104 subscribers (0)

 2655 messages since February (-80)
marketing

 31 subscribers

 312 messages since February
l10n

 36 subscribers (+5)

 16 messages since May (-191)
replication

 54 subscribers (+7)

 53 messages since February (+28)

Issues

None.

19 Feb 2014 [Jan Lehnardt / Shane]

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for
MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Releases

  No releases in this time period.

  Release has been blocked on a number of issues, but is actively being
  worked on.


Recent Activity

 - Number of the core devs met in Vienna to discuss the pending merges.
 - Finalising the merge of Benoit Chesneau’s rcouch fork.
 - Working on the BigCouch merge from Cloudant.
 - Created a replication list to discuss specific replication topics.
 - New marketing list about to be created for new marketing team.
 - Confluence wiki set up, and migration being planned.
 - Review Board instance set up, and discussion about review ongoing.
 - Translation work going well.
 - Community-provided packages added for Ubuntu Precise and upcoming
   Trusty release.
 - Community


Including the following additions, CouchDB has 31 committers and
9 PMC members.

New committers:

  Nick North

No new PMC members. Most recent PMC addition Nov 9th, 2012.


Mailing list stats:

announce
 - 151 subscribers (+20)
 - 1 message since May (-1)

user
 - 1405 subscribers (-26)
 - 1086 messages since May (+280)

erlang
 - 154 subscribers (+8)
 - 14 messages since May (-8)

dev
 - 602 subscribers (-4)
 - 1977 messages since May (+1097)

commits
 - 104 subscribers (-1)
 - 2735 messages since May (+1694)

l10n
 - 31 subscribers (+10)
 - 207 messages since May (+104)

replication
 - 47 subscribers
 - 35 messages since May


Issues

None.

20 Nov 2013 [Jan Lehnardt / Sam]

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for
MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Releases

1.4.0 (2013-09-04)
http://www.apache.org/dist/couchdb/notes/1.4.0/apache-couchdb-1.4.0.html

1.5.0 (2013-11-06)
http://www.apache.org/dist/couchdb/notes/1.5.0/apache-couchdb-1.5.0.html


Recent Activity

- Finalising the merge of Benoit Chesneau’s rcouch fork.
- Preparation of CouchCamp Vienna, a community run weekend hackathon.
- Successful run of CouchDB Conf Vancouver with ~80 attendees, 13 speakers.
 Videos will be available. Details are at http://conf.couchdb.org.
- Created an I18N list and translation team to drive translation efforts.
- Passed a proposal on using Influitive to boost our community engagement.


Community

Including the following additions, CouchDB has 29 committers and 9 PMC members.


New committers:

Andy Wenk

No new PMC members. Most recent PMC addition Nov 9th, 2012.


Mailing list stats:

announce
- 131 subscribers (+37)
- 2 message since August (+1)

user
- 1431 subscribers (-10)
- 806 messages since August (+310)

erlang
- 146 subscribers (+25)
- 22 messages since August (15)

dev
- 606 subscribers (+7)
- 880 messages since August (-130)

commits
- 105 subscribers (-2)
- 1041 messages since August (+344)

l10n
- 21 subscribers (+21)
- 103 messages since August (+103)


Issues

None.

21 Aug 2013 [Jan Lehnardt / Jim]

Description

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript
for MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Releases

 * 1.3.1 (27 June 2013)
   * http://www.apache.org/dist/couchdb/notes/1.3.1/apache-couchdb-1.3.1.html

Recent Activity

 * Support added for latest Erlang/OTP releases.
 * Preparation for 1.4.0 release cycle has begun.
 * Work is underway to document an official project vision.
 * Work is underway to release in Cloudant's Fauxton overhaul of the
   CouchDB admin interface.
 * Work is underway to merge in Cloudant's BigCouch fork which will
   add clustering capabilities to CouchDB.
 * Work is underway to merge in parts of Benoît Chesneau's rcouch fork
   which improves the build system, refactored internal applications,
   and additional user-facing functionality such as bonjour/zeroconf
   awareness, global db changes feeds, replications and changes feeds
   across views.
 * Work is underway on a plugin system, with early results already
   shared with the community.
 * Cloudant announced the BigCouch merge, generating lots of press
   activity.
 * Cloudant hosted a CouchDB booth and CouchDB party at OSCON.
 * Cloudant are organising 'Apache CouchDB Conf, Vancouver' on November
   13th, 2013 (in line with ASF branding and CouchDB PMC cooperation).

Our GitHub comment notifications have not been set up yet, due to lack
of progress with necessary infrastructure tasks.

Community

Including the following additions, CouchDB has 28 committers and 9 PMC
members.

New committers:

 * Dirk Ochtman
 * Sue 'deathbear' Lockwood

No new PMC members.

Mailing list stats:

 * announce
   * 94 subscribers (''+38'')
   * 1 message since May (''-1'')
 * user
   * 1441 subscribers (''-15'')
   * 496 messages since May (''-561'')
 * erlang
   * 121 subscribers (''+16'')
   * 7 messages since May (''-7'')
 * dev
   * 599 subscribers (''-2'')
   * 1010 messages since May (''-996'')
 * commits
   * 107 subscribers (''+6'')
   * 697 messages since May (''-262'')

Issues

No issues for the board at this time.

15 May 2013 [Jan Lehnardt / Greg]

DESCRIPTION

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for
MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

RELEASES

 - 1.2.2 (4th April 2013)
     -
http://www.apache.org/dist/couchdb/notes/1.2.2/apache-couchdb-1.2.2.html

 - 1.3.0 (24th April 2013)
     -
http://www.apache.org/dist/couchdb/notes/1.3.0/apache-couchdb-1.3.0.html

CURRENT ACTIVITY

 - Work is underway to merge in Cloudant's BigCouch fork which will add
   clustering capabilities to CouchDB.
 - Work is underway to merge in Cloudant's Fauxton overhaul of the
   CouchDB admin interface.
 - Work is underway to merge in parts of Benoît Chesneau's rcouch fork
   which improves the build system.
 - Work is underway to improve our test suite with a view toward making
   it more stable.
 - The documentation donation from Couchbase was merged in and shipped
   with CouchDB 1.3.0.

The docs are also available at:

  http://docs.couchdb.org/en/latest/

The project is undergoing an expansionist phase. The PMC is
focusing on bolstering the committer base, and the committer
base is focusing on bolstering CouchDB. As part of this, we
are also conducting several restructuring exercises. These
include: recruiting more committers, re-enforcing expectations
around consensus building and decision making processes,
re-evaluating our Git workflow, and switching to regular
time-based releases. These exercises are going very well
so far.

We have established consensus to have GitHub pull request
comment notifications sent to the development mailing list.
This will be an experiment. Our goal is to increase the
visibility of important activity that is happening away
from the lists. Our success criteria will be increased
activity and attention to contributions coming in from
GitHub. We will re-enforce the primacy of the mailing list
for development discussion and decision making, and will
keep a watchful eye for any issues.

COMMUNITY

Including the following additions, CouchDB has 27 committers and 9 PMC
members.

New committers:

  - Dale Harvey
  - Wendall Cada
  - Alexander Shorin
  - Ryan Ramage

No new PMC members.

Mailing list stats:

 - announce
     - 56 subscribers
     - 2 messages since February
 - user
     - 1456 subscribers
     - 1,057 messages since February
 - erlang
     - 105 subscribers
     - 14 messages since February
 - dev
     - 601 subscribers
     - 2,006 messages since February
 - commits
     - 101 subscribers
     - 959 messages since February

ISSUES

No issues for the board at this time.

20 Feb 2013 [Jan Lehnardt / Ross]

Apache CouchDB is a distributed JSON document database with an HTTP API.

Released version 1.0.4, 1.1.2 and 1.2.1 to address CVE-2012-5641,
CVE-2012-5650 and CVE-2012-5651 among other minor bugfixes.

Imported the codebase for a new, work-in-progress admin utility donated
by a set of users.

Added 5 new committers (among them the contributors & donators of the new
admin utility).

Starting the release procedure for 1.3.0.

Held a successful CouchDB Conf (http://conf.couchdb.org) bringing users
and committers together. ~70 people total over 3 days.

Branding Status: The project website and assorted assets are up to date
with the Branding Board Report Checklist[1].

[1]: http://apache.org/foundation/marks/pmcs#checklist

21 Nov 2012 [Jan Lehnardt / Brett]

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents,
JavaScript for MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Sorted out legal and integration issues for the documentation
grant from Couchbase.

Sorting out final blockers before 1.3.0 release.

PMC changes:
+ Benoit Chesneau (benoitc)
+ Robert Newson (rnewson)
+ Dave Cottlehuber (dch).
+ Jason Smith (jason).
- J Chris Anderson (jchris).

Started a weekly IRC meeting to check status and discuss current
issues. Reports are sent to dev@ for final decision making.

Preliminary planning for a CouchHack community event in Berlin
in January and participation at ApacheCon NA in February.

Notable take-up on project activity.

Started an erlang@c.a.o mailing list for people who want to
learn about the CouchDB codebase. It has already proven useful
to get new people into the codebase.

15 Aug 2012 [Jan Lehnardt / Doug]

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents,
JavaScript for MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Started migration of donated documentation to master. Couchbase
have donated API docs and a DocBook build system that we are
working through to integrate. We'll be reaching out for legal
advice on integrating CC-licensed documentation and are looking
for prior art of this form.

We are currently working through a number of JIRA issues before
starting the 1.3 release process.

AI Doug: ask for community information

16 May 2012 [Jan Lehnardt / Brett]

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for
MapReduce queries, and regular HTTP for an API.

Released Apache CouchDB 1.2.0.

Provided Windows binaries for user-convenience for the first time along with a
source release.

Unveiled a new website design that was created with help from the Apache
Cordova team: http://couchdb.apache.org/

A subset of the developer community met in Boston and Dublin in April. The
results from various discussions are currently being prepared to be put up for
online discussion on dev@.

Successfully started to integrate source contributions via GitHub Pull
Requests.

21 Mar 2012 [Jan Lehnardt / Bertrand]

We added two new Committers to the project: Jason Smith and Dave
Cottlehuber. Both have been contributing to the CouchDB ecosystem and
Apache CouchDB in particular for quite some time.

The PMC chair finally got around to announce Paul Davis as a new member
of the PMC, the vote for which occurred last year.

A new major release 1.2.0 is around the corner. For 1.2.0, for the first
time, we will be voting on official Windows release binaries (courtesy
of Dave Cottlehuber's work).

Noticeable pick-up of activity around pressing issues, including
community members publicly applauding the efforts.

Git integration is going well. Developers are getting into the habit of
regular branching and merging of features and bugfixes. Sharing of
changes for testing and review is becoming easier as well. As cases in
point, a large refactoring of an internal component[1] went very smooth
as did the collaboration on a new security related feature. Regular,
smaller work and bugfixes have been going on at the same time and was in
no way hindered. We started documenting committer and contributor
workflows on the wiki.

PMC member Noah Slater started an inquiry with trademarks@ about a
potential confusion with the Couchbase brand. While the thread is
ongoing, Couchbase have already signalled eagerness to help resolve any
issues. In the past, a similar inquiry about Couchbase's line CouchConf
conferences was resolved to mutual satisfaction as well.

Project founder Damien Katz resigned from the PMC after posting
controversial blog posts challenging the future of the project.

[1]: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1270

15 Feb 2012 [Jan Lehnardt / Shane]

No report was submitted

AI: Shane to pursue a report for CouchDB

16 Nov 2011 [Jan Lehnardt / Greg]

Apache CouchDB is a distributed JSON document database with HTTP API.

Released 1.1.1, a maintenance release with many important bugfixes.

Branched 1.2.x for our next release.

Moved development to git as a testbed for the ASF.

Verified in person that PMC member Noah Slater is in fact a human and
not as previously assumed a very advanced shell script.

It was noted that the community info wasn't present. Jan indicated that the community hadn't changed this month and that he will include community info in the next report

17 Aug 2011 [Jan Lehnardt / Brett]

Apache CouchDB is a distributed JSON document database with HTTP API.

New feature release 1.1.0, including

- native SSL support,
- many fixes to edge-cases in replication,
- database for persistent replication setups,
- HTTP range request support,
- new, scalable OS process handling,
- native HTTP proxy support for externals.

Discussions about moving documentation from the wiki to a more structured
documentation system.

Discussion about moving the main CouchDB repository from SVN to git.

Discussions about solving various flaws with the JavaScript test suite by
moving it to a designated runtime that ships with CouchDB instead of
relying on different browsers (thus avoiding the related issues).

Sam notes that there is a discussion on moving the repository from svn to git, yet no one from infra is involved.

AI Brett: try to get infra involved in the discussion.

19 May 2011 [Jan Lehnardt / Doug]

Apache CouchDB is a distributed JSON document database with HTTP API.

Change of PMC Chair from Damien Katz to Jan Lehnardt.

Added Robert Dionne and Randall Leeds as committers.

About to release maintenance version 1.0.3 as well as a new feature release
1.1.0. New features include:

- native SSL support,
- many fixes to edge-cases in replication,
- database for persistent replication setups,
- HTTP range request support,
- new, scalable OS process handling,
- native HTTP proxy support for externals,

The 1.1.0 release was announced in the previous board report but was delayed
due to bug fixing efforts as well as a delay in the release procedure. The
release process is ongoing now, though.

Major cleanup of JIRA issues.

20 Apr 2011

Change the Apache CouchDB Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Damien
 Katz to the office of Vice President, Apache CouchDB, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Damien Katz from the office of Vice President, Apache CouchDB,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache CouchDB
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Jan Lehnardt as the
 Successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Damien Katz is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache CouchDB, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jan Lehnardt be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache CouchDB, 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.

 This resolution passed with Noirin voting no, Shane abstaining,
 and all others voting in favor.

16 Feb 2011 [Damien Katz / Geir]

Apache CouchDB is a distributed JSON document database with an HTTP API.

Released version 1.0.2, a maintenance release that fixes CVE-2010-3854 as well
as a few larger and many minor issues around replication.

Began discussion on dev@ about a detailed road map for the 1.x series.

Continued process to procure an IANA port for the CouchDB API over HTTPs.

New volunteers on dev@ to help out with the Windows port.

Adam Kocoloski was added to the PMC.

Jim Jagielski identified a press article about the newly formed Couchbase that
used incorrect and misleading language describing the Couchbase relationship
to the open source project, and also a failure to identify the project as
Apache CouchDB. The marketing and PR folks for Couchbase have been notified
about the mistakes and informed of correct usage of Apache CouchDB trademarks.

Branding Status: The project website and assorted assets are up to date with
the Branding Board Report Checklist[1].

[1]: http://apache.org/foundation/marks/pmcs#checklist

17 Nov 2010 [Damien Katz / Greg]

Apache CouchDB is a distributed JSON document database with HTTP API.

About to release maintenance version 1.0.2 as well as a new feature release
1.1.0. New features include:
- native SSL support,
- many fixes to edge-cases in replication,
- database for persistent replication setups,
- HTTP range request support,
- new, scalable OS process handling,
- native HTTP proxy support for externals,

Major improvements on new replicator by Filipe Manana (development branch).

Discussions and steps towards integrating Cloudant's BigCouch, a dynamo-style
sharding solution with Apache CouchDB.

Discussions of integrating with more Erlang-native build systems.

Classified JIRA issues into "easy for new contributors", "medium" and "hard"
to allow new contributors find easy tickets to work on.

18 Aug 2010 [Damien Katz / Roy]

Apache CouchDB is a distributed JSON document database with HTTP API.

1.0.0 and 0.11.1 Released In July.

Discovered a data-inaccessibility bug pertaining to the 1.0 release.
Community developers quickly released a detailed announcement and repair tool
both receiving praise from users. http://couchdb.apache.org/notice/1.0.1.html

Just released 0.11.2 and 1.0.1 as maintenance versions, the later containing a
fix for the aforementioned bug

CVE-2010-2234: "Apache CouchDB Cross Site Request Forgery Attack" versions
prior to version 0.11.1 are vulnerable to cross site request forgery (CSRF)
attacks.

Filipe Manana and Robert Newson were added as CouchDB committers.

Jason Smith released and maintains turn-key Apache CouchDB installer for Linux
users.

Lots of name recognition on a CouchDB application hosting and reporting the
Afghanistan Wikileaks data.

Couchio ported CouchDB for Android. Download and update through the
marketplace. iOS support is underway.

Cloudant makes fascinating teaser blog post about their high-availability
CouchDB clusters for their hosting service.

Directors would like to see more about the community and less about marketing.

Approved by general consent.

19 May 2010 [Damien Katz / Justin]

Apache CouchDB is a distributed JSON document database with HTTP API.

0.11.0 was released, a beta release. The next major release will be 1.0.

0.10.2 was released (security fix CVE 2010-0009).

Enhancements to the replicator, optimizations to file io and fixes to
configuration are now in trunk.

Full windows support is coming with the latest releases of Erlang + CouchDB

CouchDB: The Definitive Guide has been published with O'Reilly. There's
ongoing work to make the sources available to the open source community.

Our documentation wiki got a lot of attention thanks to Sebastian Cohnen.

Palm announces replication interop of their embedded DB8 with CouchDB. Work
to port CouchDB to Android is nearly complete.

17 Feb 2010 [Damien Katz / Doug]

This is the quarterly ASF board report for Apache CouchDB.

--Releases--
0.11.0 Branch created. Feature frozen for 1.0.

New features in 0.11:
Enhanced authentication and authorization support
Attachment compression
UI enhancements to Futon

--Community--
Added new committer Benoit Chesneau.

O'Reilly's CouchDB: The Definitive Guide is now available.

Added new security related mailing list after a security issue was found.

Couchio, a startup created by some CouchDB PMC members, obtains VC funding
and begins offering support.

18 Nov 2009 [Damien Katz / Jim]

--Releases--
Released 0.10.0 our first beta.

New features in 0.10.0:
Cookie and OAuth authentication support
Windows build supports.
Continuous replication
Pure tail-append storage
More reliable and faster replication
Better RFC 2616 compliance
Several Futon (Admin UI) improvements
Native Erlang view servers
Filter API for filtered replication
Update API to parse client requests in JS
Windows Support

We are planning on 0.11.0 release for Feb. 1 and put CouchDB into feature
freeze for 1.0

--Community--

Voted to add new committer. We haven't finalized it yet,

CouchDB is included in every Ubuntu 9.10 install.

Mozilla Raindrop, a messaging platform built on CouchDB, was released.

19 Aug 2009 [Damien Katz / Brian]

--Releases--
Released 0.9.1, lots of bug fixes.

We are about to branch 0.10.0, which is our first beta.

New features in 0.10.0:
Cookie and OAuth authentication support
Windows build supports.
Continuous replication
Pure tail-append storage
More reliable and faster replication
Better RFC 2616 compliance
Several Futon (Admin UI) improvements
Native Erlang view servers
Filter API for filtered replication
Update API to parse client requests in JS

--Community--

Added 2 committers, Jason Davies and Mark Hammond.

O'Reilly, Manning, Apress have books in development, and Wrox is looking
for writers for a 4th book.

Canonical has announced CouchDB based services in Ubuntu, putting us into
the default Ubuntu distribution and ~ 10 million desktops.

Libraries:
- 10 Libraries in PERL’s CPAN
- 10 Python Packages (pypi.python.org)
- 12 Debian Ruby Gems (debgem.com)

Projects:
- 27 project repos on Bitbuckets
- 314 project repos on Github!

--Legal--

We had some small issues with our third party libs we include in our source
tree. While we haven't found any code in our repos that is improperly
licensed, we did find places where we failed to follow correct procedure
and checks importing the code to the repos.

--Awesomeness--

Our awesomeness is increasing by 53 Awesome Units a day.

Greg complimented the project on their A.U. increase rate.

20 May 2009 [Damien Katz / Geir]

After 5 months of successive monthly reporting, it makes sense for this to move to a Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct schedule.

15 Apr 2009 [Damien Katz / Bill]

CouchDB is a document oriented database.

- Community -

CouchHack is a informal CouchDB hacker event being held in Asheville April
19-22. We currently have 6 people attending and a sponsor. http://couchhack.org

- Releases -

CouchDB 0.9.0 has been released.

Bertrand and J. Aaron note the report is a bit thin. Bill takes the action item to ask for a bit more in a report.

A short discussion is had regarding providing a template for reporting, but this is decided against as this could result in not reporting anything not in the template.

18 Mar 2009 [Damien Katz / Henning]

CouchDB is a document oriented database.

- Community -

Continued growth on the mailing lists, In Feburary 800+ messages on
dev and 500+ on user.

New chapters of the upcoming O'Reilly book on CouchDB have been
released and are receiving feedback.

The 2 new committers we voted in last month, Paul Davis and Adam
Kocoloski, are now actively checking in code.

- Releases -

We've a lot of progress releasing 0.9.0, the first beta release of
Couchdb. We are now feature complete and we have 12 tickets are
currently blocking the 0.9 release. With feature work done things
should stabilize quickly.

18 Feb 2009 [Damien Katz / Greg]

CouchDB is a document oriented database.

- Community -

Jan and Chris Anderson are giving CouchDB Trainings at ApacheCon EU and
Erlang Factory in SF, where Damien is a giving a keynote as well.

Mailing list activity continues to grow, the user list had 761 messages in
January, compared to 365 and 462 in November and December, respectively.

The PMC has voted in 2 new committers: Adam Kocoloski and Paul Davis.


- Releases -

Less than 20 tickets are currently blocking the 0.9 release, and we've had
a lot of community support in knocking out tickets. The replication
security patch isn't done and may not make 0.9.0, in which case 0.9.0 will
be another alpha release.

- Community Problem -

CouchDB as a project uses IRC too liberally and refers users and community
with questions and concerns to IRC chat for both new discussions and
decisions that have previously been considered. Because of this failure,
we've projected the notion that we make make project decisions on IRC, and
that those not on IRC are excluded. This can really hurt people's feelings.
Instead we need to direct people to voice concerns and questions in the
appropriate mailing lists so they can be discussed by the larger community.

We have kicked off new discussions in the mailing lists about the core
technical directions and upcoming releases:

http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/couchdb-dev/200902.mbox/%3c84F66023-030A-4669-B75C-3DCC92D71A78@yahoo.com%3e
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/couchdb-dev/200902.mbox/%3c5B2D5ED2-6B85-41D7-BA78-3DD4BE7AFE13@apache.org%3e
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/couchdb-dev/200902.mbox/%3cA5884A28-A73A-427E-A4B8-2BB1DCF3D6C2@apache.org%3e
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/couchdb-dev/200902.mbox/%3ce282921e0902091306l7c478594vbfe8d6eb7a14e978@mail.gmail.com%3e

We also now have written policies around limiting IRC usage on the
communtiy wiki.

Project members and the community have referred to me as BDFL. No PMC
member gets special treatment, and we should actively discourage such
notions. No one in the community is more special than others. If someone
wants to contribute, their contributions and concerns should have a chance
be considered by the wider community in the mailing lists, regardless if
they are PMC or not.

The failure of the CouchDB PMC on these issues is to ensure the community
feels like their voice, concerns and contributions get a fair airing.

The board is very impressed with the way the community reacted to the feedback it recently received.

21 Jan 2009 [Damien Katz / Geir]

CouchDB is a distributed document-oriented database system written in Erlang.
The project graduated to TLP in November 2008 and Damien Katz was approved as
the Apache CouchDB PMC chair.


= Community =

The community around CouchDB grew in the last couple of months quite a bit. We
gain attention in early adaptor markets and can look at the first production
grade setups running on CouchDB (iWantMyName, pcapr.net<http://www.pcapr.net>).

The mailing list traffic grew and so did the number of third party library
implementations that interact with CouchDB. More and more support on the mailing
list comes from outside the core team which proves that there is an active
community growing.

Multiple open source projects and commercial projects and products built on
CouchDB have been released or launched in the last few weeks. We are trying to
keep track of them onhttp://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/CouchDB_in_the_wild on
github reveals around 30 projects around CouchDB.

The three committers Chris Anderson, Noah Slater and Jan Lehnardt started
releasing chapters from their work-in-progress book "CouchDB: The Definitive
Guide" on http://books.couchdb.org/ The content will be licensed under Apache
2.0 and published in print by O'Reilly Media. The book mailing list has 340+
subscribers and the feedback is immense.

For the book, Chris and Jan are working on CouchApp, a toolkit for writing
standalone CouchDB applications that is gaining traction on its own.


= Development =

We are now looking to release CouchDB 0.9.0 in January, our first as TLP and our
first BETA release.

New features currently in trunk for 0.9.0:
 * Security and data validation functionality
 * View server internals re-architecture to allow the ability to quickly read
    stale views as indexes are being updated.
 * Multi-key view lookup enhancements
 * Include_docs. Ability to load full documents with view rows.
 * Btree performance improvements
 * Faster and more compact internal JSON term format, that is also the new
    Erlang canonical JSON term format. Additionally, when a low level JSON
    parser is implemented in core Erlang, it is will use this format and we'll
    gain more performance for free.
 * Ability to run a CouchDB server right from the project source directory,
    for development purposes
 * Streaming attachment writes
 * Support for on the fly converting json documents to other formats (XML, HTML,
    etc)
 * Deferred commits (optional acid) for faster update and replication speed


= Infrastructure =
We have now transfered all couchdb assets over to the final TLP locations,
including the couchdb.apache.org site, the mailing lists and the SVN
repositories.

The board is pleased seeing this much activity for such a young project.

17 Dec 2008 [Damien Katz / Geir]

CouchDB is a distributed document-oriented database system written in
Erlang. The project graduated to TLP in November 2008 and Damien Katz was
approved as the Apache CouchDB PMC.

- Community

Damien Katz was named Erlanger of the Year at the 2008 Erlang User
Conference in Stockholm for his work with CouchDB.

Noah Slater is super awesome. Claims to have award as proof (other project
members skeptical).

- Development

We are now looking to release CouchDB 0.9.0 in early January, our first a
TLP and our first BETA release.

New features currently in trunk for 0.9.0:
- Security and data validation functionality
- View server internals re-architecture to allow the ability to quickly
 read stale views as indexes are being updated.
- Multi-key view lookup enhancements
- Include_docs. Ability to load full documents with view rows.
- Btree performance improvements
- Faster and more compact internal JSON term format, that is also the new
 Erlang canonical JSON term format. Additionally, when a low level JSON
 parser is implemented in core Erlang, it is will use this format and we'll
 gain more performance for free.
- Ability to run a CouchDB server right from the project source directory,
 for development purposes

- Infrastructure

We have now transfered all couchdb assets over to the final TLP locations,
including the couchdb.apache.org site, the mailing lists and the SVN
repositories. The last remaining item is to setup a redirect from
incubator.apache.org/couchdb/ to couchdb.apache.org.

We have a daily build site hosted by Jan Lenhardt. http://build.couchdb.org/

Geir to follow up on their space requirements.

The board expressed their congratulations on the Erlanger of the Year award.

19 Nov 2008

Establish the Apache CouchDB 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 implementing a distributed, fault-
 tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database 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 CouchDB Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache CouchDB Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to implementing a distributed, fault-tolerant and
 schema-free document-oriented database; and be it further

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

     * J Chris Anderson (jchris@apache.org)
     * Damien Katz      (damien@apache.org)
     * Jan Lehnardt     (jan@apache.org)
     * Christopher Lenz (cmlenz - cmlenz@web.de)
     * Ted Leung        (twl - twleung@sauria.com)
     * Noah Slater      (nslater@apache.org)

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Damien
 Katz be appointed to the office of Vice President, CouchDB, 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 CouchDB Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 CouchDB Project; and be it further

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

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator CouchDB podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 PMC are hereafter discharged.

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

19 Nov 2008

CouchDB is a distributed document-oriented database system written in
Erlang. The project entered incubation on February 12th, 2008.

Since the last report in August, we released CouchDB version 0.8.1. We are
currently collecting feedback 1.3.2 cleared up some missing/mixed copyright
issues that slipped past QA in earlier releases, and as of now we have no
outstanding licensing issues.
for a 0.9.0 release since trunk has gotten some significant additions:

 * faster b-tree operations
 * authentication for Futon, the admin interface
 * improvements for building CouchDB on BSD and Solaris systems
 * support for massive numbers of databases on a single node
 * improved binary attachment handling
 * multi-key-get and include-docs options for views

An initial version of CouchDB's security model is also in the works for the
0.9 release.

The project added J Chris Anderson (jchris) to the list of (now five)
committers with the approval of the IPMC. A few patches that lead to new
features were contributed by non-committers. General feedback, interest and
support in and of CouchDB continues to grow.

The project is currently asking the IPMC to recommend CouchDB's graduation
to the Board.

20 Aug 2008

CouchDB is a distributed document-oriented database system written in
Erlang. The project entered incubation on February 12th, 2008.

We have released CouchDB 0.8.0, our first podling release. New features
include incremental reduce, compaction, the Mochiweb erlang HTTP library,
enhancements to the ui interface (Futon) and build system (w/ spidermonkey
now an external dependency). We are also about to release a 0.8.1 to fix
bugs.

The number of libraries and project integrating with CouchDB continues to
grow, as does the number of contributors. We will likely be adding a new
project member soon. CouchDB is now fully integrated with the Apache
resources (bug system, mailing list, wiki, website, etc) and we believe
CouchDB is satisfying all its community requirements to graduate to a full
Apache project.

21 May 2008

CouchDB is a distributed document-oriented database system written in
Erlang. The project entered incubation on February 12th, 2008.

Work continued on adding the Reduce-part of our Map/Reduce powered view
system. Code for this is not yet in SVN, but is near completion. We also
began making CouchDB configurable at runtime. IBM want to contribute
JSearch-(JSON indexing built on Lucene)-support to CouchDB. We are in the
process of discussing how to do this with the developers. JSearch as
IBM-internal clearance of being added to Apache projects. The license of
this unknown at this stage.

Finally, we have been discussion open work items for our upcoming 0.8 and
1.0 releases respectively. We hope to be able to produce a 0.8 release soon.

16 Apr 2008

CouchDB is a distributed document-oriented database system written in
Erlang. The project entered incubation on February 12th, 2008.

The infrastructure (SVN, JIRA, mailing lists, and web-site) has been set up,
and the team has moved source, documentation, and bug reports from their
former homes to the ASF.

Work has continued on removing code forked from other projects from the
CouchDB codebase. This includes Mozilla SpiderMonkey, the code for which
was previously included with CouchDB in slightly modified form. Instead, it
is now treated as an external compile-time dependency via a custom C wrapper
using the SpiderMonkey API. Also, work is currently in progress on
replacing the dependency on a forked version of `inets`, which is part of
the Erlang standard library (EPL), with the MIT-licensed MochiWeb library.
For the time being, the MochiWeb code is included in the CouchDB codebase,
mostly because there has been no official release of that library yet.