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Daffodil

15 Nov 2017

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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.