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Daffodil

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.