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Daffodil

16 Sep 2020

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description
Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Increase community growth and participation beyond Owl (main
    priority)
 2. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provide extra
    functionality
 3. Continue frequent release schedule

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 - None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Pull requests merged from four first-time contributors (three
   non-Owl)
 - Continued involvement in mailing lists
     - dev: 38 postings, 32 subscribers (5 new)
     - users: 58 postings, 43 subscribers (2 new)
 - Owl is actively encouraging other companies with known Daffodil
   interests to make public contributions and increase involvement
 - Smooks (https://www.smooks.org) 2.0.0-M1 has been released with
   Daffodil integration
 - Apache NiFi integration has been improved by Nteligen
 - Mike Beckerle will give a presentation on Daffodil at ApacheCon
   @Home 2020

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Released Daffodil 2.7.0
 - 22 commits merged from 8 different contributors
 - Changes primarily include bug fixes and code cleanup
 - 38 issues created, 49 issues resolved
 - Design proposals complete and development making progress for large
   streaming capabilities and memory requirement reduction--main focus
   for the next release

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2020-07-14

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2020-06-15 - John Interrante (PPMC)
 - 2019-11-26 - Olabusayo Kilo (Committer)
 - 2019-06-20 - Brandon Sloane (PPMC)

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 - Yes

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 - No known cases of a 3rd party incorrectly using the Daffodil
   name/brand
 - Podling name search has been completed and approved by Brand
   Management Committee:
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-147

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (daffodil) Dave Fisher
    Comments:
 - [X] (daffodil) Christofer Dutz
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

17 Jun 2020

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Increase community growth and participation beyond Owl (formerly
    Tresys) (main priority)
 2. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provide extra
    functionality
 3. Continue frequent release schedule

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 - None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Pull requests merged from three first-time non-Owl contributors
 - Continued involvement in the mailing lists
     - dev: 78 postings, 5 new subscribers
     - users: 96 postings, 4 new subscribers
 - Owl is actively encouraging other companies with known Daffodil
 interests to make contributions and increase involvement.
 - Nteligen has two student summer interns starting Daffodil-related
 projects next week. Anticipating initial on-list activity to begin
 soon
 - Daffodil has been integrated into Smooks (https://www.smooks.org) by
 outside developers

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Released Daffodil 2.6.0
 - 56 commits merged from 7 different contributors
 - Changes include thread-safe API improvements, cleanups based on
 SonarCloud scans, improved validation of of input XML,
   newVariableInstance feature, and many important misc bug fixes
 - 59 issues created, 61 issues resolved
 - Initial discussions and planning/ramping up on the proposed
 code-generation runtime.
 - New proposals and plans in place to improve Daffodil streaming
   capabilities and memory requirement reduction--main focus for the
   next release

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2020-04-24

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2019-11-26 - Olabusayo Kilo (Committer)
 - 2019-06-20 - Brandon Sloane (PPMC)

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 - Yes

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 - No known cases of a 3rd party incorrectly using the Daffodil
   name/brand.
 - Podling name search has been completed and approved by Brand
   Management Committee:
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-147

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (daffodil) Dave Fisher
    Comments: A new PPMC member is being added which increases the
    diversity of the podling.
 - [X] (daffodil) Christofer Dutz
    Comments: Would love to see some more content on the mailing
    list that would implicate what some people are currently working
    on. From an outside view it is sometimes difficult where movement
    is currently happening.

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Mar 2020

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description
Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Increase community growth and participation beyond Tresys
    (main priority)
 2. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provide extra
    functionality (NiFi and Drill are current priorities)
 3. Continue frequent release schedule

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 - None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Continued mailing lists discussions, with a handful of new faces
   asking questions on the users@ mailing list, hopefully some of these
   can be converted to developers
 - Struggling to get active involvement outside of Tresys. We are
   actively working with known users of Daffodil to encourage
   contributions, including virtual meetings and making time to help
   spin up with the codebase
 - An outside developer has shown interest in contributing to the
   code-generation runtime. Hoping to spin up that user shortly and
   start getting contributions.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Released Daffodil 2.5.0
 - 29 commits merged from 5 different contributors
 - 44 issues created, 29 issues resolved, focus was primarily on large
   features rather than bug burn down.
 - Significant improvement to DFDL schema compilation time
 - Incorporated SonarCloud static analysis to help verify code quality
 - Lots of refactoring to improve code quality and type safety
 - Created a container to streamline a repeatable release process
 - Looking like next release will be sometime in March

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2020-01-12

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2019-11-26 - Olabusayo Kilo (Committer)
 - 2019-06-20 - Brandon Sloane (PPMC)

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 - Yes

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 - No known cases of a 3rd party incorrectly using the Daffodil
   name/brand.
 - Podling name search has been completed and approved by Brand
   Management Committee:
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-147

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (daffodil) Dave Fisher
    Comments: Community growth is the main issue blocking graduation.
    Other than that the podling is in good shape following the Apache Way.
 - [X] (daffodil) Christofer Dutz
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Dec 2019

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Increase community growth and participation from outside Tresys
    (main priority)
 2. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provide
    extra functionality (Apache PLC4X, NiFI, and Drill are potential
    goals)
 3. Establish a frequent release schedule

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 - None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Voted to add a new Committer, on boarding now.
 - Daffodil talk at ApacheCon NA 2019
 - Daffodil attendance at Podling SharkTank at ApacheCon NA 2019
 - Daffodil talk at BarCamp at ApacheCon NA 2019
 - Attended Hackathon at ApacheCon NA 2019, led to collaboration with
   Apache PLC4X/code generation and planned collaboration with Apache
   Drill
 - Discussions have continue with relative frequency on users@ and dev@
   mailing lists, which more new people popping up in discussions
 - Planning to submit a talk for the DC Roadshow in March when CFP opens

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 - 25 commits merged from 4 different contributors
 - 50 issues created, 28 issues resolved--lagging in keeping up with
   new bugs, but focus has been on bigger features rather than bug
   fixes for this release
 - Nearing next release, expected in early December. Major features
   include user defined functions, support for BLOBs and files larger
   than 2GB, and fixed schema compilation performance regression with
   ultimate goal of improving schema compilation speed.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2019-07-12

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2019-11-26 - Olabusayo Kilo (Committer)
 - 2019-06-20 - Brandon Sloane (PPMC)

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 - Yes

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 - No known cases of a 3rd party incorrectly using the Daffodil
   name/brand.
 - Podling name search has been completed and approved by Brand
   Management Committee:
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-147

### Signed-off-by:

 - [x] (daffodil) Dave Fisher
    Comments:  Community growth beyond Tresys has been difficult.
 - [ ] (daffodil) Christofer Dutz
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Sep 2019

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Increase community growth and participation from outside Tresys
    (main priority)
 2. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provide
    extra functionality
 3. Establish a frequent release schedule

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 - None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Voted to add two new PPMC members. One accepted and has been added.
   One declined due to CLA concerns
 - Accepted for talk at ApacheCon NA 2019
 - Accepted for Podling SharkTank at ApacheCon NA 2019
 - Gained a new involved contributor with multiple improvements and
   bug fixes
 - Outside contributor released tutorials related to DFDL and Daffodil

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Released Apache Daffodil (incubating) 2.4.0
 - 42 commits merged from 5 different contributors
 - 54 issues created, 57 issues resolved--improvements made at keeping
   up with new bugs
 - Greatly improved compatibility with IBM DFDL implementation
 - Added new features to continue to meet DFDL specification
 - Added new extensions to be proposed as additions to future DFDL
   versions

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

 Daffodil PPMC members are attendeding ApacheCon NA and are scheduled
 for a talk and are taking place in the podling shark tank. Plan to
 search out other opportunties at the conference to grow our community.

### Date of last release:

 - 2019-07-12

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2019-06-20 - Brandon Sloane (PPMC and comitter)

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Yes, mentors have been helpful and responsive.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (daffodil) Dave Fisher
    Comments:  Once some more PPMC from other entities are brought onboard
    the podling will be ready to graduate.
 - [X] (daffodil) Christofer Dutz
    Comments:  I also hope the acna19 participation will help attract new
    people.

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Jun 2019

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Increase community growth and participation (high priority)
 2. Establish a frequent release schedule
 3. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provide
    extra functionality

### Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Continued community support of user developing Daffodil/DFDL
   training materials
 - Continued community support of Apache PLC4X to develop DFDL schemas
 - Presented talk at Apache Roadshow DC 2019
 - Presented talk at Cross Domain Technical Forum 2019
 - Submitted a talk for ApaheCon North America 2019
 - Continued contributions from 1 new contributor
 - Lost a mentor but got a new one
 - Increased discussions/proposals with community for new Daffodil
   features (e.g. lookahead, enumerations, character encoding)

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 - 29 commits merged from 4 different contributors
 - 55 issues creates, 52 issues resolved
 - Greatly improved interoperability with IBM DFDL implementation,
   primarily related to separator behavior
 - Merged in new enumeration and TypeValueCalc feature
 - Many miscellaneous bug fixes
 - The next release is likely within the next month or two

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2019-02-26

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 None, same as project incubation

### Have your mentors been helpful?

 Yes, no issues.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [x] (daffodil) Dave Fisher
    Comments: Podling is trying to grow the community.
 - [X] (daffodil) Christofer Dutz
    Comments: Great seeing new people being voted in. And wasn't Brandon
    Sloane voted in to the PPMC some time around 2019-05-31?

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Mar 2019

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description
Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and
XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

1. Increase community growth and participation
2. Establish a frequent release schedule
3. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provide
  extra functionality

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

 - None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - A user is developing a DFDL/Daffodil class, leading to many good
 discussions on the users@ mailing list
 - Apache PLC4X has developed a DFDL schema and used Daffodil as a
 means to parse Industrial IoT data
 - Continued discussions and investigations to integrate Daffodil
 with Apache NiFi
 - Mike Beckerle gave a talk at a local Meetup in December, leading
 to some discussions on the users@ list
 - Steve Lawrence is scheduled to give a talk at the Apache Roadshow
 in DC, March 25
 - Contributions made from two first time Daffodil contributors

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - 44 commits from 5 different developers
 - 62 issues created, 57 issues resolved

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2019-02-26

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - None, same as project incubation

Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
that need to be addressed.

 - We have one inactive mentor, but the addition of a new mentor
 should help with that

Signed-off-by:

 [X](daffodil) John D. Ament
 Comments:
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
 Comments: The project is doing well with the code and helping users.
 Focus on community growth is now required. Thank you CDutz for
 mentoring!
 [X](daffodil) Christofer Dutz
 Comments: Just started out being a mentor for Daffodil a week ago ...

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2018

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description
Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and
XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Increase community growth and participation
 2. Establish a frequent release schedule
 3. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provided extra
    functionality

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

 - None, though an extra mentor would be beneficial. We currently only
   have 2 mentors.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - A couple questions were asked and answered on StackOverflow on
   DFDL schema development using Daffodil
 - Increased activity on the users@ mailing list from 4
   non-committers, with topics such as potential bugs and DFDL schema
   design best practices
 - Mike Beckerle gave a Daffodil talk at ApacheCon Montreal
 - Steve Lawrence gave a Daffodil talk at a local Meetup
 - Mike Beckerle is scheduled to give a talk at a local Meetup in
   December
 - Steve Lawrence submitted a talk to the Apache Roadshow in DC,
   which is now postponed
 - Created a logo and twitter account: @ApacheDaffodil
 - Updated Apache Spark integration, will be presented at a Meetup
   for feedback and potential community growth
 - Updated Apache NiFi integration and created a pull request with
   Apache NiFi. Received positive feedback.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - 22 commits from 4 different developers
 - 25 issues created, 46 issues resolved

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2018-09-05

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - None, same as project incubation

Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
that need to be addressed.

 - No issues

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](daffodil) John D. Ament
    Comments:
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
    Comments: I'm seeing good user discussions about features and how to
    use Daffodil. I'd like to see more on how to develop.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Sep 2018

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Increase community growth and participation
 2. Establish a frequent release schedule
 3. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provided extra
    functionality

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

 - None, though an extra mentor would be beneficial. We currently only
 have 2 mentors.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Received and merged new features from two new outside users
 - Mike Beckerle was accepted for a talk on Daffodil at ApacheCon
 - Steve Lawrence was accepted for a talk on Daffodil at a local Meetup

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Second release as an Apache incubator was completed (version 2.2.0)
 - 42 commits from 6 different developers, including fairly large
 features and refactoring
 - 22 issues created, 49 issues resolved

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2018-09-05

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - None, same as project incubation

Signed-off-by:

 [X](daffodil) John D. Ament
    Comments: Agree with Dave on all points.
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
    Comments: Development is going well. Community building will need
    some focus. The podling could use an additional Mentor.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Jun 2018

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Increase community growth and participation
 2. Establish a frequent release schedule
 3. Work with other Apache projects where Daffodil could provided extra
    functionality

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

 - None, previous legal issues regarding Open Grid Forum license were
 clarified (LEGAL-369)

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Starting community building, including conversations on the user@ and
 dev@ lists from a handful of outside users requesting some support and
 information on Daffodil for DFDL schema creation.
 - Mike Beckerle was accepted for a talk on Daffodil at ApacheCon
 - Received two bug fix contributions from an outside user, who was able
 to spin up and make contributions quickly

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Created our first release as an Apache incubator
 - All website and wiki documentation is up to date
 - Had 14 commits from 5 different developers over the past three months
 - Still under active development, though upcoming features are large
 and take time to implement

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2018-05-14

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

- None, same as project incubation

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](daffodil) John D. Ament
    Comments:
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
    Comments: Project is making progress. Another Mentor would be helpful.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

21 Mar 2018

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Complete first Apache release as an Incubator
 2. Broaden base of contributors and build the community (e.g. work with
 other Apache projects where Daffodil could provide extra functionality)
 3. Improve documentation on setting up a development environment to ease the
 addition of new developers

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

- Outstanding legal issue regarding Open Grid Forum document inclusion in
 Daffodil (LEGAL-369)

How has the community developed since the last report?

- No new committers. However, we have had activity from a couple outside users
 on the mailing lists asking about Daffodil capabilities/usage

How has the project developed since the last report?

- All SGA/CLAs have been submitted (from Tresys, IBM, and NCSA), all code
 relicensed to ASF, and package namespace switched to org.apache.daffodil
- Development pace has continued without any notable issues
- The first release candidate was created in February 2018. However, bugs were
 found that required an rc2 release. Those issues were resolved, but issues
 related to the LICENSE and NOTICE files were raised in the rc2 release vote.
 This is expected to require an rc3 release, planned to start voting in early
 March.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [X] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2017-09-06 - 2.0.0 (pre-Apache release)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

- None, same as project incubation

Signed-off-by:

 [X](daffodil) John D. Ament
    Comments: Project is moving in the right direction, and aiming for their first ASF release.
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
    Comments:

20 Dec 2017

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description
Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Obtain remaining SGA from NCSA
 2. First release as an Apache Incubator
 3. Broadening base of contributors and building the community

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

- None

How has the community developed since the last report?

- No additional committers or community growth, however activity on the
 dev@daffodil list has increased, with multiple design discussions,
 code reviews, and project discussions taking place.

How has the project developed since the last report?

- All tickets from the old JIRA system were successfully transferred to
 ASF JIRA
- IBM has submitted their SGA. We are now only waiting on an SGA from
 NCSA, who we believe is very close to submission. Once that is in, we
 believe all necessary SGA's and CLA's will have been submitted and we
 can begin the process of relicensing the Daffodil codebase to Apache
 v2 and switching the package namespace to org.apache.daffodil
- Development pace has increased, with multiple issues, commits, and
 pull requests having gone through the new Daffodil Code Contributor
 Workflow
- Continuous integration has been enabled via TravisCI GitHub
 Integration
- Migrated repository to GitBox
- A website has been developed based on the Apache Incubator Website
 template. Still need to enable automatic building/publishing--
 manually publishing for now.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [X] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

- None

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

- None, same as project incubator inception

Signed-off-by:

 [X](daffodil) John D. Ament
    Comments:  Solid on list communication.  Waiting on SGAs to be processed to relicense the code.  Podling executed a non-ASF release in the interim.
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

 Drew Farris (shepherd): Both mentors active on the mailing list. Project is still getting set up yet showing healthy mailing list activity.

15 Nov 2017

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Obtaining SGAs
 2. Establishing new apache-centric infrastructure
 3. Broadening base of contributors

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

- Only that chasing the SGAs down is going to take some time, though
this may be typical.

How has the community developed since the last report?

- Users: No change.

- Developers/Contributors: No change.

How has the project developed since the last report?

- Completed setup of the git repo.
- Started process of transfer of existing JIRA
tickets to Apache.
- Established our contributor/branch workflow and
published to wiki.
- Submitted Tresys SGA.
- Progress is being made on obtaining organizational
SGAs from NCSA and IBM.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [X] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

- No changes yet - same as at our project incubator
inception

Signed-off-by:

 [X](daffodil) John D. Ament
    Comments:
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
    Comments:

18 Oct 2017

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language
(DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. obtaining SGAs
 2. establishing new apache-centric infrastructure
 3. broadening base of contributors

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

- Only that chasing the SGAs down is going to take some time, though
this may be typical.

How has the community developed since the last report?

- Users:
(1) The Open Grid Forum's DFDL workgroup mailing list has had inquiries
and questions about Daffodil - using it and creating DFDL schemas.
We will start redirecting such to our incubator users mailing list,
as soon as we're ready.
(2) A large software company has demonstrated a prototype integration of
Daffodil into their commercial product. Of note: they did this without
any support contact to Daffodil developers.

- Developers/Contributors: One new outside developer has been setup, and has
started a project modifying the Daffodil code-base. This is still in the pre-Apache
context, and we've no idea if they'll want to contribute back. But it does show
both interest and that the technical barriers to entry for new developers to be
productive are surmountable.

How has the project developed since the last report?

- A final consistent release/build of the legacy (pre-Apache) code-base
is over, all project efforts going forward can be Apache focused
once we have infrastructure setup.
- Progress is being made on obtaining the individual and organizational
SGAs.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [X] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 (none yet) XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

- No changes yet - same as at our project incubator inception

Signed-off-by:

 [X](daffodil) John D. Ament
    Comments: Podling is still bootstrapping, looking for some feedback from legal on approaches due to public sector relationship.
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
    Comments:

20 Sep 2017

Apache Daffodil is an implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL) used to convert between fixed format data and XML/JSON.

Daffodil has been incubating since 2017-08-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Initial setup (finalize infrastructure setup, get SGAs in place, move code/documentation/bugs/etc. over to Apache infrastructure, modify licenses)
 2. Establish guidelines regarding release cycles, code reviews, bug management, etc.
 3. Work to grow the community to establish a diversity of backgrounds and expertise

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 N/A

How has the project developed since the last report?

 N/A

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [X] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [X](daffodil) John D. Ament
    Comments:
 [X](daffodil) David Fisher
    Comments: Just starting off.