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DB

19 Apr 2017 [Bryan Pendleton / Chris]

Report from the Apache DB Project  [Bryan Pendleton]

## Description:

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o Derby    : a relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

Activity in the DB project was at typical levels this quarter.

The JDO project is busy finalizing the content of JDO 3.2. No ship date
yet, but we have a number of features and bug fixes being actively worked.

The Derby community is hoping to mentor a student in the
Google Summer of Code, and have had several students express interest.

The Derby community continues its long-running effort to ensure
that Derby is compatible with the upcoming Java 9 release; members
of the Derby community are engaged with the Java 9 community to
test Derby using early access builds of Java 9.

## Health report:

In general, the software in the DB project is mature and reliable,
and isn't undergoing much change, so periods of low activity occur.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 43 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Matthew Adams on Sun Jan 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 44 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Brett Bergquist at Tue Aug 30 2016

## Releases:

 - Derby-10.13.1.1 was released on Mon Oct 24 2016

18 Jan 2017 [Bryan Pendleton / Isabel]

## Description:

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o Derby    : a relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

Activity in the DB project was quite low this quarter, although we
did complete the Derby 10.13 release that was begun in the previous
quarter.

## Health report:

In general, the software in the DB project is mature and sophisticated,
and isn't undergoing much change, so periods of low activity occur.

In the Derby community, the largest project underway involves an
effort to ensure that Derby is compatible with the upcoming Java 9
release; members of the Derby community are engaged with the Java 9
community to test Derby using early access builds of Java 9.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 43 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Matthew Adams on Sun Jan 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 44 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Brett Bergquist at Tue Aug 30 2016

## Releases:

 - Derby-10.13.1.1 was released on Mon Oct 24 2016

19 Oct 2016 [Bryan Pendleton / Shane]

## Description:

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o Derby    : a relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

1) After our July, 2016 report, we received feedback from the board:

  mt: Thanks for the thoughtful response to the merging lists idea.
      Does the PMC have any ideas/plans for the DdlUtils sub-project?

  Since that time, the DB community have reached consensus that DdlUtils
  is retired. A public vote on the DdlUtils list confirmed that consensus,
  and the PMC are working to implement a subset of the Apache Attic
  process to reflect that decision and to make the status be clearly
  communicated to future visitors of the Db project site.

2) The Derby student who participated in the 2016 Google Summer of Code
   completed her project successfully

3) Apache DB welcomed two new committers this quarter:
   - Tilmann Zäschke was added as a committer on Fri Jul 15 2016
   - Brett Bergquist was added as a committer on Tue Aug 30 2016

## Health report:

Activity in the Apache DB community this quarter was low, but steady.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 43 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Matthew Adams on Sun Jan 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 44 committers (up 2 this quarter).

## Releases:

 - Last release was Derby-10.12.1.1 on Sun Oct 11 2015

 - A Derby 10.13 release is underway, and will probably complete next quarter.

20 Jul 2016 [Bryan Pendleton / Shane]

## Description:

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : a relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

1) One Google Summer of Code student is actively working on Derby development
this summer, and has successfully passed the Google mid-term evaluation.

2) A change to the Jenkins Content Security Policy (see INFRA-11746) briefly
caused some website issues for Derby; it was successfully resolved with
the help of the Infra team (thanks!).

3) After our April, 2016 report, we received feedback from the board:

  mt: Has the community considered merging some of the lower activity
      mailing lists? It might help foster cross-component interest /
      involvement.

The DB PMC discussed this feedback (see private@db archives for June,
2016). Since the DB project is an "umbrella" project comprised of
several related, but mostly independent, sub-projects, the consensus
was that trying to share mailing lists across the different sub-projects
would be undesirable. Consolidating lists within the Derby sub-project
was also discussed on the derby-user mailing list, and again the consensus
was that the Derby user community would prefer to keep the current
mailing list structure.

Some of the DB sub-projects are much more active than others. For example,
the Derby, JDO, and Torque projects remain quite active, while the DDLUtils
sub-project is not active at all.

It seems that the bottom line, for now, is that there is not much
cross-component interest/involvement, but it is not clear that structural
changes such as merging the mailing lists would succeed in stimulating
such activity, because the sub-projects are, fundamentally, independent.

Further suggestions from the board are certainly welcome, of course!

## Health report:

Activity in the Apache DB community this quarter was low, but steady.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 43 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Matthew Adams on Sun Jan 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 42 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.
   BUT, an election is underway at this time for a new committer.

## Releases:

 - Last release was Derby-10.12.1.1 on Sun Oct 11 2015

20 Apr 2016 [Bryan Pendleton / Chris]

## Description:

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : a relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

Two students have submitted applications for the Google Summer of Code 2016
opening in the Derby project.

Nominated and seconded by Apache DB community members, I am now
a Member of the Apache Software Foundation. Thanks!

## Health report:

Activity in the Apache DB community remains low, but steady.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 43 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Matthew Adams on Sun Jan 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 42 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

## Releases:

 - Last release was Derby-10.12.1.1 on Sun Oct 11 2015

20 Jan 2016 [Bryan Pendleton / Bertrand]

## Description:

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : a relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

## Activity:

 - Derby-10.12.1.1 was released on Sun Oct 11 2015

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Health report:

Activity in the Apache DB community remains low, but steady. Questions are
asked and answered, issues are raised and addressed, enhancements are
suggested, considered, and discussed.

In addition to activity on the Apache-provided infrastructure (mailing
lists, issue trackers, etc.), there is steady interest in Apache DB
projects on other fora (e.g., StackOverflow).

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 43 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Matthew Adams at Sun Jan 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 42 committers.
 - No new changes to the committer base since last report.

## Releases:

 - Derby-10.12.1.1 was released on Sun Oct 11 2015

21 Oct 2015 [Bryan Pendleton / Sam]

## Description:

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : a relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

## Activity:

Activities over the last quarter

 o Google Summer of Code project in Derby came to a successful conclusion
 o Derby 10.12 release is underway: release candidates are
   being tested, and the release is anticipated in October.
 o The Derby community successfully held several votes, including
   a vote on sunsetting support for Java 7.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 43 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Matthew Adams at Sun Jan 19 2014

## LDAP changes:

 - Currently 42 committers and 43 committee group members.
 - No new changes to the committee group or committership since last report.

## Releases:

 - Last release was JDO 3.1 on Thu Mar 19 2015

15 Jul 2015 [Bryan Pendleton / Chris]

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : a relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter

a) New project chair (Bryan Pendleton) effective May 20, 2015
b) Google Summer of Code student in Derby has passed mid-term successfully
c) A security vulnerability in Derby XML processing was reported on April 29
   and acknowledged by the community. A fix is under review and will be
   included in the next Derby release. It is registered as CVE-2015-1832

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since October 2014.
No new committers since August 2010.

20 May 2015

Change the Apache DB Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Myrna van Lunteren
 to the office of Vice President, Apache DB, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Myrna van Lunteren from the office of Vice President, Apache DB, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache DB
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Bryan Pendleton as the successor
 to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Myrna van Lunteren is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache DB, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Bryan Pendleton be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache DB, 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 7E, Change the Apache DB Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

22 Apr 2015 [Myrna van Lunteren / Shane]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils: a small, easy-to-use component for working with Database
             Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby: an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO: focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility testing of
        Java Data Object implementations providing data persistence.
 o Torque: an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==

Issues requiring attention from the board:

At this time, I'd like to gently alert the board to the fact that I have sent
a message to private@db to indicate my intention to resign the chair position
because of time constraints and to ask for a volunteer to replace me. This was
on March 23. No one has stepped up yet. It is now clear that the Derby
project, which was the most active of our subprojects until October 2014, is
suffering because key companies have pulled back their support of the
project. Although some people are still monitoring the lists, the effects are
very obvious. The last several PMC chairs (including myself) all have been
from the Derby project, and this well has now dried up. It seems possible that
taking on the responsibilities for all subprojects is a hurdle in finding a
replacement for the chair position. I will follow up on this when I have more
time to look into things.

Activities over the last quarter

a) The JDO community released JDO version 3.1. in March.
b) The Derby community has embarked on a Google Summer of Code project, with
   a mentor and student.
c) The Derby community is still answering questions. However, new development
   outside of GSoC has stopped.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since January 2014.
No new committers since August 2010.

@Shane: Need to review activity on sub-projects

21 Jan 2015 [Myrna van Lunteren / Bertrand]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
                      Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby     : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO        : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
                      testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
                      persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter
a) The Derby community is adding features and fixes and working towards a
  10.12 release
b) Rick Hillegas of the Derby community created a 'Powered by Apache' Logo for
  Derby. The other sub-projects have not created such logos.
c) Activity review; the overall DB project is healthy and alive. Various
  projects do seem to show a slowing down compared to a few years ago:
  - an attempt a few years ago to move DdlUtils to the attic was called off by
    its user community, but not much further activity has ensued.
  - Derby user-list activity is still lively, but activity on the developer
    list has recently appeared slower (e.g. 175 posts in Nov, vs. 524 posts in
    Nov last year).
  - Overall JDO postings have gone down, but development activity is ongoing.
  - Torque list postings are down from a few years ago, but still show regular
    activity.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since January 2014.
No new committers since August 2010.

15 Oct 2014 [Myrna van Lunteren / Bertrand]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
                      Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
                      testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
                      persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter
a) The Derby Community released 10.11.1.1, a feature release
b) The DDLUtils Community has seen activity over the last few months after
   being almost relegated to the attic.
c) The community continues to log and fix bugs, and ask and answer questions.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since January 2014.
No new committers since August 2010.

16 Jul 2014 [Myrna van Lunteren / Sam]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter
a) The Derby Community released 10.10.2, a bug fix release
b) The Derby Community is finalizing development/documentation for the 10.11
   feature release, currently aimed for release in August.
c) The community continues to log and fix bugs, and ask and answer questions
   in the Derby, JDO and Torque subprojects.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since January 2014.
No new committers since August 2010.

16 Apr 2014 [Myrna van Lunteren / Chris]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter
a) Matthew Adams joined the PMC in January.
b) The Derby Community is testing and voting on a 10.10.2 bug fix release
c) The Derby Community is adding features and fixes for a 10.11 feature release
d) The DB community has voted to use svnpubsub to publish project release
   artifacts
e) The community continues to log and fix bugs, and ask and answer questions
   in the Derby, JDO and Torque subprojects.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since January 2014.
No new committers since August 2010.

15 Jan 2014 [Myrna van Lunteren / Doug]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter
a) The PMC elected Matthew Adams to join the PMC.
b) JDO released JDO 3.1-rc1.
c) We have adjusted the copyright notices in the Apache DB and Apache Derby
   part of the web pages to better reflect Apache branding.
d) The community continues to log and fix bugs in the Derby, JDO and Torque
   subprojects.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.

16 Oct 2013 [Myrna van Lunteren / Chris]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 * DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
                  Database Definition (DDL) files.
 * Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 * JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
                  testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
                  persistence.
 * Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter
* Derby decided to postpone the 10.10.2 release until there are officially
  released binaries for Java 8.
* Derby's GSoC student's project finished successfully to mutual benefit of the
  student and Derby.
* JDO voted to release JDO 3.1-rc1.
* The DB PMC has received interest in reviving DDLUtils community, and so the move to
  the Attic was postponed.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.

AI: Chris follow up on bringing on new committers and PMC members

17 Jul 2013 [Myrna van Lunteren / Brett]

 he Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==

DdlUtils is on its way to the Attic.

Activities over the last quarter
a) - Derby is preparing for a 10.10.2 maintenance/bug fix release in September/October, and working towards a next release 10.11 thereafter.
b) Derby has 1 GSoc student working on increasing test code coverage.
c) The Derby team updated the javadoc on our web site after Oracle's report of a vulnerability.
d) Derby took advantage of the svngit2jira service.
e) Torque tightened their wiki because of increased spam-attacks.
f) JDO is working on a 3.1 Release.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.

=== Releases ===
- Derby 10.10.1. was released on April 15, 2013.

17 Apr 2013 [Myrna van Lunteren / Roy]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 * DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
                  Database Definition (DDL) files.
 * Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 * JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
                  testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
                  persistence.
 * Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

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

-- Activities over the last quarter --
* Torque has released version 4.0.
* Derby is testing version 10.10.1.
* Branding: the Derby web pages were checked for the first step of
  the Branding requirements - links were put in to point to the Apache
  pages. This was already in place for the top level (DB) project page.
* The Derby wiki pages have become a target of spammers.
  The community has decided to lock the wiki down and only allow
  changes by approved editors.
* The PMC has not take any further action regarding moving DdlUtils
  to the Attic - it was discussed before the October report.

-- Community --
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.

-- Releases --
- Torque version 4.0 was released
- releases testing/voting in progress for Derby 10.10.1.

16 Jan 2013 [Myrna van Lunteren / Jim]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely
              in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter
a) The effort to migrate the DB site to the CMS is complete.
b) The PMC has not take any further action regarding moving DdlUtils
to the Attic - it was discussed before the October report.
c) Torque has been working on version 4.0; a vote was called but the
release is not yet official.
d) The JDO project is finalizing the 3.1 release; the logistical
component related to the Java Community Process (of which JDO is part),
is underway.
e) Derby voted and approved a the 10.8.3 maintenance release, the
final publishing/announcement steps are in progress.
f) Derby is working on a 10.9 maintenance release, but it was decided
to hold until the site migration had been completed.
g) Derby is working towards a 10.10 release.

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.

=== Releases ===
- releases voting/publishing/announcing in progress:
   Torque 4.0, JDO 3.1, Derby 10.8.3.

AI: Jim: no new committers or PMC changes in a while. Is there a problem?

17 Oct 2012

Change the Apache DB Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Kristian
 Waagan to the office of Vice President, Apache DB Project,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
 resignation of Kristian Waagan from the office of Vice
 President, Apache DB Project;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Kristian Waagan is
 relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
 the office of Vice President, Apache DB Project, and

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

17 Oct 2012 [Kristian Waagan / Bertrand]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
 o JDO      : focused on building the API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of Java Data Object implementations providing data
              persistence.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter
a) A new PMC chair was elected - congratulations to Myrna van Lunteren :)
   (resolution proposed for the October board meeting)
b) An effort is ongoing to migrate the DB site to the CMS.
c) The two GSoC students working in the Derby community passed.
d) The PMC discussed moving DdlUtils to the Attic - no action taken yet.
e) Torque released version 4.0beta1.
f) Derby is working on a 10.8 maintenance release.
g) Derby is working on a 10.9 maintenance release.
h) An informal Derby-lunch was held in San Francisco, allowing those
   interested and being able to to meet up over their lunch-boxes :)

=== Community ===
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.
The above facts caused the board to inquiry about the situation. A reply [1]
was compiled after gathering feedback from the PMC. The PMC is aware of
the situation, but doesn't consider it as a reason for major concern.

This quarter was somewhat more lively for some of the subprojects, with
a moderate increase on the user and/or dev lists.

=== Releases ===
Torque: beta feature release 4.0beta1 (September 24, 2012)


[1] The board was CC'ed, see thread "[REPORT] Apache DB July 2012".

25 Jul 2012 [Kristian Waagan / Rich]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java
 o JDO      : focused on building the JDO API and the TCK for
              compatibility testing of JDO implementations.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter, which has been very quiet for the PMC:
 1) Two students were selected for their GSoC 2012 proposals for Derby.
 2) Derby posted Maven artifacts for the latest release on
    repository.apache.org (people.a.o phased out).
 3) Issue regarding distribution of a file without redistribution rights in
    Derby has been addressed.

Outstanding work:
 a) Wrap up branding requirements compliance check.
 b) Address the svnpubsub migration for the web sites.

== Community ==
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.

Traffic on the user lists is pretty low. User questions are generally being
answered. A few unanswered questions on one (very low-volume) list, will
follow up.

== Releases ==
Derby: feature release 10.9.1.0 (June 25, 2012)

(DB)

18 Apr 2012 [Kristian Waagan / Doug]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with
              Database Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java
 o JDO      : focused on building the JDO API and the TCK for
              compatibility testing of JDO implementations.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter, which has been a quiet one for the PMC:
 1) Apache DB is still not fully compliant with the branding
    requirements. No progress this quarter (same as last quarter).
 2) Discussed an issue regarding distribution of a file without
    redistribution rights in Derby. Changes are being implemented.
 3) Discussed an incoming new project proposal (proposed once before)
    and answered the inquiry.
 4) Three PMC members have flagged their interest to be mentors in
    Google Summer of Code.

== Community ==
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.
Traffic on the user lists is pretty low. User questions are being answered.

== Releases ==
No releases this quarter.
Derby is working on the 10.9 feature release.
JDO is working on the 3.1 maintenance release.
Torque is working on the 4.0 feature release

24 Jan 2012 [Kristian Waagan / Larry]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with Database
              Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java
 o JDO      : focused on building the JDO API and the TCK for
              compatibility testing of JDO implementations.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter:
 1) Apache DB is still not fully compliant with the branding
    requirements. No progress this quarter (same as last quarter).
 2) Ongoing efforts in the subprojects:
     o DdlUtils: low activity maintenance
     o Derby: focus on bugfixing, some feature work
     o JDO: continued work on 3.1 maintenance release
     o Torque: continued work on Torque 4

== Community ==
No PMC changes since August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.

List subscriber counts stable (see July 2011 report for numbers).

== Releases ==
Derby: maintenance release 10.8.2.2 (October 24, 2011)
JDO: maintenance release 3.0.1 (November 13, 2011)

26 Oct 2011 [Kristian Waagan / Greg]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with Database
              Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java
 o JDO      : focused on building the JDO API and the TCK for
              compatibility testing of JDO implementations.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter:
 1) Apache DB is still not fully compliant with the branding
    requirements. No progress this quarter.
 2) Ongoing efforts in the subprojects:
     o DdlUtils: low activity maintenance
     o Derby: continued work on 10.8.2 maintenance release, postponed
       due to technical issues (progress is made, RC3 being tested)
     o JDO: work on 3.1 maintenance release, and a 3.0.1 release
       (OSGi usability integration).
     o Torque: continued work on Torque 4
 3) A few potential Derby security issues were discussed by the PMC.
 4) The two GSoC students both passed.
 5) Derby decided to drop support for J2SE 1.4 in the next feature
    release (most likely 10.9).

== Community ==
Tiago Espinha joined the DB PMC in August 2011.
No new committers since August 2010.

List subscriber counts stable (see July report for numbers).

== Releases ==
No new releases this quarter.

20 Jul 2011 [Kristian Waagan / Larry]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils : a small, easy-to-use component for working with Database
              Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    : an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java
 o JDO      : focused on building the JDO API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of JDO implementations.
 o Torque   : an object-relational mapper for Java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter:
 1) Apache DB is still not fully compliant with the branding
    requirements. Little progress this quarter.
 2) Ongoing efforts in the subprojects:
     o DdlUtils: low activity maintenance
     o Derby: work on 10.8.2 maintenance release
     o JDO: work on 3.1 maintenance release
     o Torque: continued work on Torque 4
 3) Two GSoC students are being mentored in the Derby project.
 4) OJB (ObJectRelationalBridge) has been retired and moved
    to the Attic.

== Community ==
No PMC changes since December 2010.
No new committers since August 2010.

List subscribers (user/dev):
     o DdlUtils:   119/ 63
     o Derby:      510/203
     o JDO:         74/ 53
     o Torque:     167/ 70

== Releases ==
Derby: feature release 10.8.1.2, April 29 2011

AI: Larry to work with DB to resolve branding requirements.

20 Apr 2011 [Kristian Waagan / Jim]

 The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
 o DdlUtils - a small, easy-to-use component for working with Database
              Definition (DDL) files.
 o Derby    - an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java
 o JDO      - focused on building the JDO API and the TCK for compatibility
              testing of JDO implementations.
 o Torque   - an object-relational mapper for java.

== Status ==
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Activities over the last quarter:
 1) The PMC discussed concerns regarding licensing for Apache Derby and
    JDBC 4.1. Legal was consulted, see LEGAL-86. The conclusion reached is that
    Derby doesn't violate any licensing terms by releasing 10.8.1 with JDBC 4.1
    support.
 2) Some trademarks work done, more work remains. DB is not yet compliant.
 3) Moving OJB to the Attic is still in progress, see issue ATTIC-113 for
    details.
 4) Removed old releases from dist.
 5) The Derby community is about to push 10.8.1 out the door.

== Community ==
No PMC changes since December 2010.
No new committers since August 2010.

== Releases ==
No new releases, see previous board report for details.

19 Jan 2011 [Kristian Waagan / Noirin]

The Apache DB TLP consists of the following subprojects:
o DdlUtils - a small, easy-to-use component for working with Database
 Definition (DDL) files.
o Derby - an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java
o JDO - focused on building the JDO API and the TCK for compatibility
 testing of JDO implementations.
o ObJectRelationalBridge (OJB) - an Object/Relational mapping tool that
 allows transparent persistence for Java Objects against relational
 databases.
o Torque - an object-relational mapper for java.

Activities over the last quarter:
1) Asked trademarks@ for clarification on how to use a trademark
  (adjective vs noun/verb). Feedback received, work on implementing the
  guidelines not started.
2) The PMC voted to retire the OJB subproject and move it to the Attic.
  Process in progress.
3) Project name reservations on apache-extras.org .

Community
==========
Lily Wei and Greg Monroe were added to the PMC.
No new committers since August 2010.

Traffic on the lists for Derby and JDO is steady, both have most activity
on the dev lists.
Torque has some traffic, whereas DdlUtils has very little (the PMC
discussed this issue earlier and still considers the project to be
useful).
OJB will be retired.

Releases
=======
DdlUtils: no new releases (1.0, June 2007)
Derby: feature release 10.7.1.1, December 14 2010
JDO: no new releases (3.0, April 2010)
Torque: no new releases (3.3, February 2008)

20 Oct 2010

Change the Apache DB Project Chair

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Rick
    Hillegas to the office of Vice President, Apache DB Project,
    and

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
    resignation of Rick Hillegas from the office of Vice
    President, Apache DB Project;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Rick Hillegas is
    relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
    the office of Vice President, Apache DB Project, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Kristian Waagan be and hereby is
    appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache DB 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.

 Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

20 Oct 2010 [Rick Hillegas / Greg]

Development in the DB project continued over the last quarter:

1) The PMC elected Kristian Waagan as its next chair, pending board approval.

2) Derby approved a maintenance release, 10.6.2.1. Planning has started for a
10.7 feature release later this year.

3) Derby's 3 summer-of-code projects completed successfully.

4) Tiago Espinha was elected as a Derby committer.

5) JDO published a maintenance release, 3.0.

21 Jul 2010 [Rick Hillegas / Roy]

Development in the DB project continued over the last quarter:

1) Derby published a feature release, 10.6.1.0. Derby developers are now
working on a 10.6.2 distribution for release later this year. Developers
are also working on the next feature vehicle, 10.7.1.

2) Derby committers are mentoring three summer-of-code projects.

3) Lily Wei was elected as a Derby committer.

4) JDO is vetting release 3.0.

5) Work by Torque's one active committer continues steadily.

6) Users continue to log Ddlutils issues although mailing list traffic is
light and six months have passed since the last commit. The DB PMC
believes that Ddlutils is still a living albeit quiet project.

7) The DB PMC broached the topic of moving ObjectRelationalBridge to the
Attic. However, no action was taken.

8) The topic of DB's umbrella nature came up again. There was consensus
that we adequately oversee two active projects, Derby and JDO. No one had
a better idea of how to oversee less active projects like Torque and
Ddlutils.

Shane to inquire as to whether the torque committer is a PMC member and ask for a more specific Attic plan by next report.

21 Apr 2010 [Rick Hillegas / Justin]

*** Private note on. ***

The DB PMC approved a plan for handling a security flaw in one of the DB
projects. A fix for the flaw will be released soon. The flaw is tracked by
this Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures id: CVE-2009-4269.

*** Private note off. ***

Development in the DB project continued over the last quarter:

1) Derby is wrapping up work for the next feature release, 10.6.
 See http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbyTenSixOneRelease

2) Summer-of-code students are discussing potential projects with
 Derby committers.

3) Thomas Fischer contributed a major rewrite of Torque's generator module,
 making it more flexible and easier to maintain.

4) No status updates were received from DdlUtils, JDO, or
 ObjectRelationalBridge.

Suggest OJB and DDLUtils go to the attic.

20 Jan 2010 [Rick Hillegas / Brett]

Development in the DB project continued over the last quarter:

1) Derby is working on a new feature release, 10.6. Derby's summer-of-code
 mentees continue to contribute.

2) JDO is preparing for a maintenance release, JDO 2.3.

3) Torque is relatively quiet, some ideas are being discussed for a major
 4.0 release.

4) DdlUtils and ObjectRelationalBridge did not report any status updates
 this quarter.

5) For the first time in my memory, a security issue came to the DB PMC.
 We are following the Apache security process (
 http://www.apache.org/security/committers.html ) and have mapped out a
 solution which satisfies the person who raised this security issue. Given
 the small number of vulnerabilities which come to us, we are not inclined
 to create a special mailing list for DB security discussions; the full PMC
 list seems adequate.

21 Oct 2009 [Rick Hillegas / Shane]

Over the past quarter, development in the DB project continued:

1) Derby produced a bug-fix release, 10.5.2.0. This was deprecated
soon afterwards.

2) Derby produced a replacement release, including more bug-fixes: 10.5.3.0.

3) Derby mentored four summer-of-code students, all of whom made
valuable contributions and received passing grades.

4) Derby posted plans for an upcoming feature release, 10.6.1.

The board notes that other subprojects were not mentioned.

15 Jul 2009 [Rick Hillegas / Shane]

Over the past quarter, development in the DB projects continued steadily:

1) Derby produced a major feature release, 10.5.1. The community then
proceeded to work on a follow-on maintenance release, 10.5.2, slated for
delivery in August.

2) Java Data Objects produced an early access release, 2.3.

3) Ole Solberg was elected as a Derby committer.

4) Derby mentored four summer-of-code students.

15 Apr 2009 [Rick Hillegas / Jim]

During the last quarter, January - March 2009:

1) Derby began vetting release 10.5.1.

2) Summer of Code proposals were posted and mentors volunteered.

3) JDO 2.2 fixes were applied to multiply-mirrored maven metadata.

4) JDO 2.3 work continued with contributions from four of the committers
 and feedback from the community and members of the JDO expert group.

5) Google announced that their first Java App Engine offering would include
 JDO as an application interface to BigTable, using the JDO 2 API and the
 JDO RI (DataNucleus) as the implementation.

6) Torque-4 development fixes were applied.

7) Reorganization of the Torque source tree continued.

21 Jan 2009 [Rick Hillegas / Jim]

During the last quarter, October-December 2008:

1) Jean Anderson resigned as DB chair and the PMC elected Rick
Hillegas to succeed her.

2) The DB PMC inducted Kim Haase.

3) The DB PMC released JDO 2.2.

15 Oct 2008

Change the Apache DB Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Jean
 Anderson to the office of Vice President, Apache DB Project,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
 resignation of Jean Anderson from the office of Vice
 President, Apache DB Project;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Jean Anderson is
 relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
 the office of Vice President, Apache DB Project, and

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

15 Oct 2008 [Jean T. Anderson / Bill]

During July-September 2008 two Apache DB subprojects produced releases
and we also made changes to the PMC. Apache DB was otherwise pretty quiet.
Details are below.

Releases:
 - JDO 2.1.1
 - Derby 10.4.2.0

PMC Changes:
 - Andy Jefferson was added as a PMC member.
 - Jean Anderson announced her intention to step down as PMC chair when
   a new chair has been selected.

16 Jul 2008

It was another busy quarter in Apache DB. There were changes to the PMC, we
added two new committers, and two releases went out the door. Three students
are participating in the Google Summer of Code program, and there are
prospects for a potential Incubator project. Details are below.


PMC changes
------------------
- Added Oystein Grovlen
- Added Dyre Tjeldvoll
- Retired Henning Schmiedehausen

New Committers
----------------------
-  Jorgen Loland (Derby)
-  V. Narayanan (Derby)

Releases
-----------
- Derby 10.3.3.0
- Derby 10.4.1.3

Google Summer of Code
--------------------------------
Three students are working on the Google Summer of Code
"Derby Test and Fix" project.

Incubator
------------
- Cees de Groot posted to general@db.apache.org in June regarding
interest in making JDBM an Apache DB subproject.

16 Apr 2008 [Jean T. Anderson / Henning]

It was a busy quarter for Apache DB. Two releases were produced and progress
made towards a third. Three new committers were added, and subprojects were
reviewed for compliance with the export notification policy. Details are below.

Releases:

- Torque 3.3-RC3 released as 3.3
- JDO 2.1
- Derby is working on version 10.4

New committers:

- Camilla Haase (Derby)
- John Embretsen (Derby)
- Thomas Nielsen (Derby)

Export notification policy:

- TSU notifications are in place for DdlUtils, Derby, OJB, and Torque.
- No notice is needed for JDO.

16 Jan 2008 [Jean T. Anderson / J. Aaron]

During the last quarter in Apache DB, we added one new PMC member and
worked on two software releases. Many attended ApacheCon US in Atlanta,
and there were two presentations. There are no gnarly issues that
require board attention. Details are below.

New PMC Member:

- Laura Stewart

Releases:

- Derby 10.3.2.1 (released on December 10, 2007)
- Torque 3.3-RC3 (released on January 11, 2008)

ApacheCon:

There were two Derby sessions at ApacheCon US in Atlanta in November:
- Rick Hillegas presented on "Saucer Separation".
- Jeanfrancois Arcand and Francois Orsini presented on "Real-Time RIA's
 with Apache Derby and Grizzly Comet".

Approved by General Consent.

17 Oct 2007 [Jean T. Anderson / Jim]

Apache DB October 2007
======================

Summary
-------
This was a busy quarter for Apache DB. There was one
software release, 3 new committers, 6 new pmc members,
and progress on processing the software grant for the
contribution of the Village code to Torque. More details
are below.

Releases
--------
Derby 10.3.1.4 was released on August 10.

New Committers
--------------
- Andy Jefferson (JDO)
- Dyre Tjeldvoll (Derby)
- Øystein Grøvlen (Derby)

New DB PMC Members
------------------
- Army Brown
- Myrna van Lunteren
- Mamta Satoor
- Suresh Thalamati
- Kristian Waagan
- Dag Wanvik

Followups
---------
The July 2007 report noted that the author of Village offered
the code to Torque and faxed in the software grant.  There was
something of a mixup in the recording of the grant, but that has
been sorted out now and we're proceeding with the Incubator's
"short form" IP clearance process.

New Issues
----------
There was a discussion on whether Derby should propose that it
move out of DB and into its own top level project. Most feedback
so far indicates Derby would like to stay put for now, but there
is acknowledgement that it might move at some point in the future.

Approved by General Consent.

18 Jul 2007 [Jean T. Anderson / Henri]

Apache DB quarterly report - July 2007

Committers / PMC Members:
No new committers or PMC members were added.

DdlUtils released 1.0 in June -- its first! Congratulations!

Derby is working energetically on its 10.3 release.

JDO is busy implementing the JSR-243 API and TCK in the open,
corresponding to the changes to the JCP-approved JDO 2.1
specification, also being done in the open. No release date
is planned yet.

Torque uses Village, a Java API that uses JDBC to simplify
SQL access to databases. The author of Village announced his
intent to stop hosting the CVS/SVN tree and offered the code
to Torque. He faxed in the software grant and Torque is waiting
for it to be recorded.

Issues:
Regarding the contribution of Village code to Torque, some feel
that the bureaucracy associated with code contributions is
unnecessarily weighty. In particular, some feel that a software
grant should not have been necessary in this case because the
Village author is himself an ASF member.

The board discussed the issue of code provenance. This is a matter of policy, and deals with how much we want to be able to document in an auditable way that we hae a license to be able to distribute the code in question.

Approved by General Consent.

25 Apr 2007 [Jean T. Anderson / Jim]

During January-March 2007 Apache DB added one committer, released
one product, processed two software grants, and started discussions
with the XML PMC regarding a potential move of Xindice to DB.

New committers:
 * Dag Wanvik (Derby)

Releases:
 * Torque released 3.3-RC2
 * Derby started discussing its next release.

Legal:
 * Two IBM software grants were processed for contributions to Derby.
   Note: these were done according to the Incubator's "short form" IP
   clearance process for expediency.

Projects:
 * Initial discussions occurred with the XML PMC regarding Xindice,
   and whether the developers would like to move to the DB PMC.  Next
   step is for the XML PMC to start discussions on the Xindice dev
   list.

Approved by General Consent.

17 Jan 2007 [Jean T. Anderson / Dirk]

It was a busy quarter for the DB Project. We added seven
committers, released two products, and one of the projects
we sponsored in the Incubator graduated. By now most DB
subprojects have updated source code headers to comply with
the new policy at www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html,
and Derby complied with the cryptographic requirements
outlined at www.apache.org/dev/crypto.html.

New committers:
 * Army Brown (Derby)
 * Greg Monroe (Torque)
 * Fernanda Pizzorno (Derby)
 * Mamta Satoor (Derby)
 * Laura Stewart (Derby)
 * Myrna van Lunteren (Derby)
 * Kristian Waagan (Derby)

Releases:
 * Derby 10.2.2.0
 * Torque 3.3-RC1

Incubator:
 * Cayenne graduated into a top level project

These projects have completed source code header updates:
 * DdlUtils
 * Derby
 * JDO
 * Torque

Follow up from October Board report:
Brian McCallister's 10/17/2006 DB report to the Board
mentioned the "chicken and egg problem" with the Derby
10.2.1.6 release. In short, code implementing JDBC 4
features could not be released in binary form until
after Java SE 6 was released, so 10.2.1.6 included only
source with instructions on how to build it. Java SE 6
was released in December and Derby subsequently released
10.2.2.0, which includes the compiled JDBC 4 apis along
with some bug fixes.

Approved by General Consent.

25 Oct 2006

Change the Apache DB Project Chair

  WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Brian
  McCallister to the office of Vice President, Apache DB Project,
  and

  WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
  resignation of Brian McCallister from the office of Vice
  President, Apache DB Project;

  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Brian McCallister is
  relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
  the office of Vice President, Apache DB Project, and

  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jean Anderson be and hereby is
  appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache DB 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 6C, Changing the Apache DB Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote.

25 Oct 2006 [Brian McCallister / Henri]

 Releases:
 Derby released version 10.2.1.6 in early October.

Derby and JDBC 4.0:

Some interesting thing have happened with regard to Sun's decision to
include Derby as part of the Java Development Kit version 1.6 (or 6.0,
depends on where you look). There was a bit of a chicken and egg
problem where the we wanted this to happen so tried to work towards
getting a JDBC 4.0 (the JDBC version for JDK 1.6) release out in the
right time frame, but not being able to make a release against the new
APIs until after JDK 1.6 was released.

At one point some code was checked in which made Derby unreleasable
under the licensing terms of the JDBC 4 specification. The short
summary is that until jdk 1.6 is released, there is some code
implementing its features in the repository, which is legally alright,
but which cannot be included in a binary distribution. The 10.2.1.6
release includes this code in source format, with instructions on how
to make use of it. After jdk 1.6 is released it is expected that Derby
will cut another release on the 10.2 branch which includes compiled
JDBC 4 apis.

Geir Magnusson, Jr., has done extraordinary work navigating JCP
licensing and arranging for this to happen. Not everyone on the DB PMC
is satisfied with the current situation, and an ongoing effort is
underway to make sure things like this are handled better in the
future. Geir has stated his intention to more fully explore the
situation in the JCP Committee report, so I will leave the deeper
licensing details to Geir.


ApacheCon US:
 There were a number of excellent talks on DB subprojects at
 ApacheCon US this month!


I (Brian McCallister) have announced my intention to step down as PMC
chair when a new chair has been selected.

[ approved: bayard jim rubys jerenkrantz gstein striker comments: JE: Can future JSPA revs make this sort of gymanstics not necessary when things are under a JCP spec? Approved by General Consent

19 Jul 2006 [Brian McCallister / Henri]

It has been an exciting quarter for the DB project. We added nine
folks to the PMC, have two exciting projects which we are sponsoring
in the Incubator, and

PMC Additions:
 Thomas Vandahl
 Andrew McIntyre
 Rick Hillegas
 Knut Anders Hatlen
 Kathey Marsden
 Mike Matrigali
 Satheesh Bandaram
 Bernt Johnsen
 Bryan Pendleton

New Committers:
 Halley Pacheco de Oliveira (derby)
 Suresh Thalamati (derby)
 Andreas Kornelliussen (derby)

Releases:
 Derby released 10.1.3
 JDO Released the JSR-243 API and TCK under the Apache License

Incubator Action:
 Cayenne
     Made final non-Apache release, seem to be doing well.
     Has a quite happy and productive community going.

 OpenJPA
     Initial codebase import has been made!

Various Notes:
 Craig Russell: "[JDO] continues to make progress toward a maintenance
                 release of the API and TCK, using the wiki and email
                 as communication vehicles."

 Geir Magnusson, Jr.: "Apache JDO rocks! :)"

 Thomas Fischer: "Torque is making progress to the 3.2.1 release."

 Derby is scheduled to be included as part of Sun's Java 6 development kit.

Approved by General Consent

26 Apr 2006 [Brian McCallister / Sam]

New PMC Members:
* Michelle Caisse
* Michael Bouschen

New Committers:
* Bryan Pendleton (Derby)
* Rick Hillegas (Derby)
* Knut Anders Hatlen (Derby)

Releases:
* JDO 2 API Released

Incubator Activity:
* Cayenne entered incubation sponsored by the DB project. Bill
Dudney, Jim Jagielski, Jean Anderson, and Brian McCallister are
serving as mentors.

* OpenJPA entered incubation under sponsorship of the Incubator PMC.
This is not a DB project but is closely related to the DB project and
hopefully we will all be able to help each other out more.

* Support for Axion's incubation has been officially withdrawn by the
DB project.

Noteworthy Events:
* JDO 2 JSR passes in the Java Community Process. API's, TCK, and RI
are all open source.

Approved by General Consent.

18 Jan 2006 [Brian McCallister / Sam]

PMC:
* Added Craig Russell
* Added David Van Couvering

Derby:
* Released version 10.1.2.1
* Decided on a logo

Torque:
* Released version 3.2
* Added Thomas Vandahl as a committer

OJB:
* Released version 1.0.4
* Finished moving to subversion

JDO:
* Graduated incubator

DdlUtils:
* Added Martin van den Memt as a committer
* Presently preparing for a 1.0 release

Notes:
* In process of officially withdrawing support for Axion and asking
 incubator to remove resources
* Some concern has been expressed about DB becoming an umbrella
 prokect

Approved by General Consent.

26 Oct 2005 [Brian McCallister / Stefano]

With Derby's graduation from the incubator the DB project has three
products on which to report.

Derby added 3 new PMC members immediately:  Jean T. Anderson, Daniel
John Debrunner, and Tomohito Nakayama.  Recently a fourth was nominated
and David Van Couvering is awaiting acknowledgement by a board member.
Three new Derby committers were added in July: David Van Couvering,
Bernt Johnsen and Oyvind Bakksjo.  Derby graduated out of the Apache
Incubator at the end of July to join the DB Project, and it made its
first official release, 10.1.1.0, available on August 3. The developer
and user communities are both thriving with 242 and 356 subscribers,
respectively.  There has been a increase in proposal collaboration since
the creation of the Derby wiki in September.

OJB has added a committer, Vadim Gritsenko, and is preparing for a
release in the near future.  They are delaying conversion to svn until
the 1.0.4 release can be made. The Torque project is busily working
towards its 3.2 release. It has put out two RCs and a final release is
expected near the end of October.  The code repository has been moved
from CVS to Subversion.  The project is currently encouraging longtime
contributors to become committers; Thomas Vandahl has been voted in as a
committer. The users list shows an active and growing community around
Torque. There has been some restructuring of documentation, though that
is still seen as an area needing improvement.

Finally, at my request that someone else be given the helm, the DB PMC
voted that Brian McCallister be appointed Chair and I submitted a draft
proposal to that effect in August.

Approved by General Consent.

21 Sep 2005

Change the Chair of the Apache DB Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed John
 McNally to the office of Vice President, Apache DB, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
 resignation of John McNally from the office of Vice President,
 Apache DB;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that John McNally is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the
 office of Vice President, Apache DB, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Brian McCallister be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache DB, 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.

 The above resolution, to Change the Chair of the Apache DB
 Project to Brian McCallister was approved by unanimous
 vote.

28 Jul 2005 [John McNally]

Development
-----------

Torque produced a release candidate, torque-3.2-rc1.  OJB did not have
a release this quarter, though the project is healthy and work
continues on a 1.1 release.

Infrastructure
--------------

Torque is in the process of converting to svn, likely complete by the
date of board meeting.

Management
----------

Thomas Fischer is added to the PMC.

Derby is in the process of graduating from the incubator.

At my request for volunteers for PMC chair, Brian McCallister raised
his hand.  The PMC has not discussed this further or voted on this
yet, but it is likely to come as a request in the next board meeting.

27 Apr 2005 [John McNally]

Torque did not have any releases this quarter but bug fixes, unit
tests, and refactoring continue.  User questions get asked and
answered.

OJB released 1.0.2 followed quickly by 1.0.3 to solve some bugs.  OJB
also switched to JIRA during the quarter.

The Jakarta and DB PMCs agreed to move the Jakarta commons sandbox
project "sql" to DB as "ddlutils" subproject.  As it is used primarily
by OJB and has its roots with Torque, it was felt it would be a good
place to have some collaboration between the groups.  This transition
is still in process.

Apache DB Project report approved as submitted by general consent.

19 Jan 2005 [John McNally]

The DB project continues with its primary task of oversight of the OJB
and Torque subprojects.  There was conversation between DB and Jakarta
on movement of commons-sql from Jakarta to DB as a  common base
component of OJB and Torque.  The vote was favorable all around, so it
is now a matter of determining the mechanics.

The mailing lists for Torque and OJB projects remain active and with no
conflict to note.  OJB planned to wrap up a 1.0.2 maintenance release
but that slipped into the next quarter; work also continues work towards
a 1.1 release.  Torque tagged a 3.1.1 maintenance release.

Henning P. Schmiedehausen was added to the DB PMC.  Torque added Thomas
Fischer as a new committer.  It was noted that overall, Derby appears to
be making good progress in the incubator.  DB also voted to support a
JDO project for incubation.

Apache DB Project report approve as submitted by general consent.

20 Oct 2004 [John McNally]

The DB project continues with its primary task of oversight of the OJB
and Torque subprojects.  The mailing lists for both projects remain
active and with no conflict to note.  OJB released a 1.0.1 maintenance
release and continues work towards a 1.0.2 release as well as a 1.1
release.  Torque has tagged a couple release candidates this quarter,
but the 3.1.1 release will likely fall into the first week of next
quarter.

The PMC recently voted for the nomination of Henning P. Schmiedehausen
to serve on the PMC and is awaiting acceptance prior to official
notification.  The PMC also voted to update its bylaws.  The changes
were primarily to clarify the status quo.  I'll finish the report with
the resulting text:

Project Management Committee Bylaws

The Project Management Committee (PMC) was formed by the Apache Board
on 17 July 2002.  The bylaws were last amended on 7 October
2004. There is no preset number of seats on the PMC.  The PMC will
strive to add every committer within DB that, in the opinion of the
PMC as determined by a vote, displays the capability and desire to
help guide the DB project.  The PMC will present the board with a
recommendation of a chairperson from amongst their ranks.  The list of
current members can be found in our <a href="./whoweare.html"> Project
Credits</a>.

Roles

The PMC is responsible for the strategic direction and success of the
DB Project. This governing body is expected to ensure the project's
welfare and guide its overall direction. The PMC may not necessarily
participate in the day-to-day coding but is involved in the overall
development plans, the alleviation of any bottlenecks, the resolution
of conflicts, and the overall technical success of the project.

The PMC is responsible for any and all official releases by any part
of the DB project.  Implicit approval by the PMC for a release can be
assumed if at least three committers voting for the release also serve
on the PMC and there are no negative votes.  Explicit approval by vote
on the PMC mailing list is required prior to the release, if the
preceeding conditions are not met.  The PMC must be notified of all
releases.

The PMC is answerable to the Apache Board with its Chairman serving as
primary liaison.

Meetings

The PMC discusses issues and determines strategic direction via mail
list.  Discussions and votes specific to a particular codebase
associated with a subproject generally occur on subproject dev lists.
All binding votes happen on the PMC list except release votes can
occur on the subproject dev list with a summary of results posted to
the PMC list.

Voting

The call for a vote on issues not detailed here may specify
requirements for passage. The minimum and default requirement for a
passing vote is simple majority of PMC members casting ballots.  The
default voting period is 10 days and the minimum is 7 days unless the
success or failure is arithmetically known.

Membership

PMC members may resign at any time. A committer will remain on the DB
PMC until removed by desire of the committer, action of the board, or
vote by the PMC.  The Chairman may resign as Chairman at any time
without resigning membership to the PMC. The chairperson will serve
until voluntary resignation, action of the board, or vote by the PMC.
The Chairman or any member may be removed from the PMC by a 3/4 vote
of the PMC.

In order to be elected to the PMC, a person must have served as a <a
href="roles.html">Committer</a> and be nominated by a PMC Member. The
nominee must receive 3/4 positive vote with a minimum of 3 positive
votes.  Abstaining or non-participating PMC voters do not affect the
result.

Creation of Subprojects

PMC members may propose the creation of new subprojects. Creation of a
new subproject requires approval by 3/4 positve vote with a minimum of
3 positive votes of the PMC.  Abstaining PMC voters do not affect the
result.  New code enters the DB project in accordance with ASF policy.

(End of bylaws text)

Project Report Approved by General Consent.

18 Aug 2004 [John McNally]

Torque has not had much new development though bug fixes have been
committed. The user list remains active.

OJB has the big news this quarter, achieving 1.0 release.  New members
of the PMC include: Matthew Baird, Thomas Dudziak, and Brian
McCallister.  And two new committers: Martin Kalen and Robert Sfeir.

DB is currently sponsoring the Axion project within incubator which
has stagnated, but showed signs of progress again last week with a
request for creation of cvs module and mailing lists.

That's it.  No controversy to report.

Approved by General Consent.

21 Jul 2004 [John McNally]

Torque has not had much new development though bug fixes have been
committed. The user list remains active.

OJB has the big news this quarter, achieving 1.0 release.  New members
of the PMC include: Matthew Baird, Thomas Dudziak, and Brian
McCallister.  And two new committers: Martin Kalen and Robert Sfeir.

DB is currently sponsoring the Axion project within incubator which
has stagnated, but showed signs of progress again last week with a
request for creation of cvs module and mailing lists.

That's it.  No controversy to report.

21 Apr 2004 [John McNally]

* PMC Changes - 4 new additions to the PMC: Scott Eade, Brian
McCallister, Daniel Rall, Armin Weibel.

* OJB - OJB was close to release for much of this quarter.  The license
change and request by the Chair that they increase their PMC
participation were among the hold ups.  Both of these have been resolved
and release of 1.0 is imminent.

* Torque - Development continues in maintenance mode.

* Problems - No conflicts.  Mailing list traffic remains civil.

* Goals for next quarter - I'd like to see Axion's incubation progress
to completion, or at least be very close.

Approved via General Consent.

21 Jan 2004 [John McNally]

The report, as noted in Attachment A, was approved by General Consent.

22 Oct 2003 [John McNally]

[ no attachment ]

No report.

17 Sep 2003

Alter the Chair of the Apache DB Project

 WHEREAS, the membership of the Apache DB Project Management
 Committee (PMC) have recommended John McNally to serve as
 chairman of the Apache DB PMC; and

 WHEREAS, the previously appointed chairman of the Apache DB
 PMC, Jason van Zyl, has stepped down from his position as Vice
 President, Apache DB, in favor of John McNally's appointment to
 that position.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that John McNally be and hereby
 is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache DB, 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 consent, Resolution R1 was passed.

16 Jul 2003 [Jason van Zyl]

[ received from John McNally ]

Releases

Torque did an alpha release of 3.1 in April and a couple bug fix
releases (3.0.1 and 3.0.2) in June.

OJB put up a 1.0rc3 release in May.

Problems
No problems to speak of.  Mail list activity on both subprojects
indicates forward progress and no flame wars.

News

A presentation on OJB was given at javaone
TS-3368
Applying Open Source Web Technologies Together: Struts and OJB

. Attachment A was approved by general consent and accepted into the record.

22 Jan 2003 [Jason van Zyl]

As yet there is no site or charter for db.apache.org but I wanted to
assure the board that the desire to bring db.apache.org to fruition
hasn't waned. I know that all the the PMC members have been busy with
their projects and I would like some things to happen before the site
is launched.

I would like the site to be generated as changes are made to the
individual projects in as much an automated fashion as possible. I
want to be notified of exceptions: I don't want anyone to have to
manage this manually. I do not want to foist yet another disparate,
incoherent website on an unsuspecting crowd. I would like
db.apache.org to be an example of what an OSS website can be. I also
don't want this process to consume my life, or anyone else's.

To this end, over the last while I've been working on Maven, Plexus,
Continuum and have hired Bob McWhirter to improve Drools and create
Werkflow: the only OSSPetrinet-based workflow engine that I'm aware
of. I'm using all these tools as part of my daytime work but slight
adjustments have been made here and there to accomodate things I would
like for db.apache.org. I would like the site and infrastructure to be
manageable from day one.

If there were projects that were planned to be released for the first
time on db.apache.org then I would certainly be guilty of not pushing
hard enough to get the site, charter and infrastructure in order. But
none of the projects that are initially taking part are being dealt
any life threatening blows due to the non-existence of the
db.apache.org site.

I would like the PMC to have the time to get the project together as
we see fit. I realize that the DB PMC has not made much progress on
the infrastructure side but none of us have been idle. I am trying to
make some tools I think will be valuable and genuinely help. Axion,
Torque, and OJB are also getting in a lot better shape to the point
where real releases could be made available when the site launches
which I think is a good thing.

I myself can't commit to a date for the launch (someone else may want
to) as this is purely volunteer and my day job takes precendence but I
think it holds true that each of the PMC members want to see this
happen.

If it is the case that we must have something by a date to satisfy the
board then I will not personally commit and will let someone else
commit and take over the chair position. I feel I would rather wait
and make something worthfile then procure something to satisfy an
artificial requirement. As I noted before, I don't think any harm is
being done by not launching. As an aside I'm curious as to the history
surrounding the nascent Jakarta and XML projects? Were there in fact
deadlines or was the time taken to get things in order properly?

If we need things like the charter then we could probably borrow one
from an existing project and ratify it in short order, but I would
still like to wait on the launch of the site.

---

[1] Maven: http://jakarta.apache.org/turbine/maven
[2] Plexus: A application container based on Avalon. Maven will eventually
 be a Plexus application.
[3] Continuum: A continuous integration tool using Plexus, Drools, and Werkflow
[4] Drools: OO-Rete based rules engine.
[5] Werkflow: Petrinet-based workflow engine using Drools.

. By general consent, this report was recorded as entered and approved.

18 Nov 2002 [Jason van Zyl]

Things are pretty much in a state of hibernation at the moment. Between
Maven and the Day Job(tm) I've got zero time currently. All of the other
PMC members seem to be in the same boat. Geir takes on more
responsibility daily, John McNally is more than busy with Scarab, Thomas
with OJB and Rodney with the day job.

None of the projects are suffering because db.apache.org isn't up and I
don't really see it as a problem though I saw that you and Sam don't
like it much. I would rather wait until myself or someone else has the
time to do it right.

I figure I'll let one of the other projects get off the ground, like
Avalon, then I'll steal their charter and guidelines :-)

My priority is work and Maven and I won't even attempt db.apache.org
until Maven is 1.0. So if this is unacceptable for some reason then I
will follow whatever course of action you suggest.

There was some discussion over the relative activity and "health" of the DB project. It was suggested that a detailed status report on the DB project be requested.