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This was extracted (@ 2020-09-29 22:10) from a list of minutes which have been approved by the Board.
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Dubbo

15 Jul 2020 [Ian Luo / Justin]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Dubbo is the creation and maintenance of software related
to a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Membership Data:
Apache Dubbo was founded 2019-05-15 (a year ago)
There are currently 56 committers and 18 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 7:3.

Community changes, past quarter:
- Xinming He was added to the PMC on 2020-06-01
- Patrick Jiang was added as committer on 2020-05-05

## Project Activity:
- Dubbo 2.7.8 and its associated spring boot project are ramping down
- Dubbo Spring Boot 2.7.7 is released
- Dubbo 2.7.7 is released
- Dubbo hessian-lite 3.2.8 is released
- Dubbo go 1.4.0 is released
- Dubbo go-hessian2 1.6.0 is released

## Community Health:

In the past quarter, we continued to develop committers and PMC. All
candidates are developed from Dubbo-go community not only because this
community keeps active but also because we PMC all agree the golang
implementation of Dubbo can help us to adapt to cloud native trend better. We
observe two communities interact with each other more frequently in the
mailing list, and two teams start to marge into one, which is very good
phenomenon. Overall speaking, we continue to keep the reasonable good shape
with regarding to the community health.

- dev@dubbo.apache.org had a 37% increase in traffic in the past quarter (214
 emails compared to 156)
- notifications@dubbo.apache.org had a 33% decrease in traffic in the past
 quarter (1605 emails compared to 2381)
- 483 commits in the past quarter (-41% decrease)
- 89 code contributors in the past quarter (-10% decrease)
- 311 PRs opened on GitHub, past quarter (-12% decrease)
- 293 PRs closed on GitHub, past quarter (-18% decrease)
- 400 issues opened on GitHub, past quarter (43% increase)
- 280 issues closed on GitHub, past quarter (21% increase)

Overall community health is good, but we should do better on code commits.

15 Apr 2020 [Ian Luo / Roy]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Dubbo is the creation and maintenance of software related
to a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

## Issues:
The agreement for transferring dubbo.io domain name is still under discussion
between Alibaba legal team and Apache trademark team. No more issue needs
board's attention for this quarter.

## Membership Data:
Apache Dubbo was founded 2019-05-15 (a year ago)
There are currently 55 committers and 17 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 7:3.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. Last addition was Alex Stocks on 2019-12-24.
- Zechao Zheng was added as committer on 2020-01-16
- Joe Zou was added as committer on 2020-02-21

## Project Activity:

- Dubbo Spring Boot 2.7.5, 2.7.6 are release
- Dubbo 2.6.8 is release
- Dubbo 2.7.6 is release
- dubbo-hessian-lite 3.2.7, dubbo-go-hessian2 v1.5.0 are release
- Dubbo go 1.4.0 is still under release vote


## Community Health:

In the past quarter, we continued to develop committers. Considering the
impact from COVID-19 and Chinese New Year holiday, we are in the reasonable
good shape with regarding to the community health.

- dev@dubbo.apache.org had a 27% decrease in traffic in the past quarter (154
 emails compared to 210)
- 749 commits in the past quarter (4% increase)
- 98 code contributors in the past quarter (-10% decrease)
- 335 PRs opened on GitHub, past quarter (-17% decrease)
- 351 PRs closed on GitHub, past quarter (-10% decrease)
- 269 issues opened on GitHub, past quarter (-31% decrease)
- 230 issues closed on GitHub, past quarter (-28% decrease

Overall community health is good, but we should do better on mailing list
traffic.

15 Jan 2020 [Ian Luo / Roman]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Dubbo is the creation and maintenance of software related
to a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

## Issues:

## Membership Data:
Apache Dubbo was founded 2019-05-15 (8 months ago)
There are currently 52 committers and 17 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 7:3.

Community changes, past quarter:
- Alex Stocks was added to the PMC on 2019-12-24
- Chih Hsing was added as committer on 2019-10-12
- Ming Deng was added as committer on 2019-12-27
- Haiyang Gu was added as committer on 2019-11-23
- Hengyunabc Chen was added as committer on 2019-12-20
- Xu Jianhai was added as committer on 2019-12-27
- Scott Wang was added as committer on 2019-12-27
- Xiaodong Yang was added as committer on 2019-12-20

## Project Activity:
- Apache Dubbo Developer Day Chengdu was held on 2019-10-28
- Apache Dubbo Developer Day Hangzhou was held on 2019-12-28
- Dubbo 2.7.4, 2.7.4.1 and 2.7.5 are released.
- Dubbo go 1.1.0 and 1.2.0 are released.
- Dubbo js 3.0 is under release vote.

## Community Health:
In the past quarter, we did good job to continue to develop both new
committers and new PMC members, but at the same time, we saw traffic decrease
on both mailing list (-45% on @dev) and GitHub (roughly -30% on each metrics).
The traffic decrease on GitHub is expected since it means Dubbo 2.7 branch
gets more stable after 7 releases.

Overall community health is good, but we should do better on mailing
list traffic.

16 Oct 2019 [Ian Luo / Shane]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Dubbo is the creation and maintenance of software related
to a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

## Issues:

- Sent agreement file drafted by Alibaba legal team in order to transfer
 dubbo.io domain name to ASF. The last email was sent in August this year,
 but have not heard from ASF's trademark team since then.
- Branding issues with https://opensource.alibaba.com/project has been noticed
 to Alibaba opensource team who owns and runs this website. The resource has
 been arranged, and the branding issue is expected to fix in the next release
 cycle

## Membership Data:
Apache Dubbo was founded 2019-05-15 (5 months ago)
There are currently 45 committers and 16 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 3:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. Last addition was Victory Cao on 2019-06-03.
- Yincheng Fang was added as committer on 2019-09-08
- Liu Yang was added as committer on 2019-10-01
- Xinming He was added as committer on 2019-07-15

## Project Activity:

- Apache Dubbo Developer Day Shanghai was held on 2019-08-17. There were
 almost 700 registration, 6k+ live watches, and 350 attendees.
- Apache Dubbo Developer Day Chengdu will be held on 2019-09-27. The schedule
 has been announced.
- In order to transfer dubbo.io domain name to ASF, "Domain Name Assignment"
 file has been drafted and being reviewed by ASF trademarks/legal team in
 August this year, but we have not received any further update yet.
- python-dubbo project has been accepted by community. SGA has been sent.
 It's now under IP clearance procedure.
- Dubbo 2.7.4 release is under vote
- Dubbo-go 1.1.0 has finished voting

## Community Health:


- dev@dubbo.apache.org had a 36% decrease in traffic in the past quarter (410
 emails compared to 636)
- 783 commits in the past quarter (-24% decrease)
- 141 code contributors in the past quarter (25% increase)
- 470 PRs opened on GitHub, past quarter (-11% decrease)
- 464 PRs closed on GitHub, past quarter (no change)
- 467 issues opened on GitHub, past quarter (-18% decrease)
- 395 issues closed on GitHub, past quarter (5% increase)

21 Aug 2019 [Ian Luo / Danny]

## Description:
 - Apache Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.
## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
 - Apache Dubbo Developer Day Shenzhen was held on 2019-07-20, which is by far
   the event with most attendees. There was 900+ registration, 9k+ live
   watches, 400+ attendees. It was such a great success.
 - Apache Dubbo Developer Day Shanghai will be held on 2019-08-17. The
   schedule has been annouced.
 - Projects under dubbo group that not transferred to ASF have been
   transferred to thubbo group. There is only one project left in dubbo group,
   which is dubbo.github.io. The Dubbo community is still working with ASF
   trademarks/legal in order to transfer dubbo.io to ASF. A
   "Domain Name Assignment" has been drafted and being reviewed by ASF
   trademarks/legal.
 - dubbo-go-hessian2 project has been accepted by communitity. After finishing
   the IP clearance, it has been successfully transferred to ASF.
 - The Github metric "Used by" of Dubbo has reached 1k, which is good metric
   to indicate the penetration of a frameowrk.
 - The Dubbo community works with JProfiler to provide free license for
   committers.
## Health report:
 - The overall status of Dubbo community is good.
## PMC changes:
 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - Victory Cao was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 03 2019

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 43 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Xinming He was added as a committer on Mon Jul 15 2019

## Releases:
- Dubbo 2.7.3 has been released on 2019-7-19.
- Dubbo 2.6.7 has been released on 2019-7-19.
- dubbo-spring-boot-starter 2.7.3 finishes release vote on 2019-8-9.
- dubbo-go 1.0 is udner release vote.

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@dubbo.apache.org:
    - 376 subscribers (up 70 in the last 3 months):
    - 605 emails sent to list (963 in previous quarter)

## GitHub activity:
The Active and closed issues/pull request both have increased than last month.
- 103 Active Pull Requests, 30 merged pull request during the last 1 month
- 163 Active Issues, 105 closed issues during in the last 1 months

17 Jul 2019 [Ian Luo / Joan]

## Description:
- Apache Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

## Issues:
The dubbo-js community would like to make their first release, please
suggest the recommended way to publish npm distribution. Shall we use
official Apache account to publish it (like what did in docker hub),
or using a person account?

## Activity:
- Apache Dubbo Shenzhen meetup will be held on 2019-07-20, schedule is
announced and registration is open.
- Apache Dubbo Shanghai meetup will be held on 2019-08-17, CFP is open.
- Projects under dubbo group are being transferring to ASF,
hessian-lite has been transferred to
ASF, by the end of June, there are still 7 projects remaining, which
will be transferred to thubbo group.
- GSoc project for Dubbo has completed the first evaluation stage.
- dubbo-website now support auto-build from markdown to html files
based on Apache jenkins service.
- Apache Dubbo has been invited to the Alibaba Summer of Code project
- The first book about Apache Dubbo has been published.
- The dubbo community is voting on accepting go-hessian2 project into Apache
  Dubbo.
- Apache Dubbo has won the best open source project in 2019 Cloud computing
  Open source Industry Conference.

## Health report:
- The overall status of Dubbo community is good.

## PMC changes:
- Currently 16 PMC members.
- Victory Cao was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 03 2019

## Committer base changes:
- Currently 37 committers.
- New commmitters:
  * Feng Hu was added as a committer on Tue Jun 25 2019
  * Alex Stocks was added as a committer on Thu Jun 20 2019
  * ShengXiao Xie was added as a committer on Thu Jun 13 2019
  * Shunyu Lei was added as a committer on Fri Jun 07 2019

## Releases:

- The community is voting for both 2.7.3 release and 2.6.7 releases
- There is discussion around dubbo-js project to make their first release

## Mailing list activity:

Some of the committers are less active. Hopefully they can be more active.

 - dev@dubbo.apache.org:
    - 345 subscribers (down -30 in the last 3 months):
    - 738 emails sent to list (1061 in previous quarter)

## GitHub activity:

The closed issues/pull request has decreased than last month.  The
number of open pull request has been increase. More contribution are
needed from the community.

- 87 Active Pull Requests, 57 merged pull request during the last 1 month
- 136 Active Issues, 78 closed issues during in the last 1 months

19 Jun 2019 [Ian Luo / Shane]

=====
## Description:
 - Apache Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

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

## Activity:
 - The community has just graduated from incubator on 2019-05-15, and
finished the post graudation steps.
- Apache Dubbo meetup has been held on 2019-05-26 in Beijing, 250+
people were present.
- Projects under dubbo group are being transferring to ASF (as
discussed before graudation),  dubbo-php-framework, dubbo-js,
dubbo-python, dubbo-sentinel-support, dubbo-go has been transferred to
ASF.
- The community has kicked off a new project called dubbo-proxy, which
aims at converting http request to dubbo.
- The dubbo-website repository has reached 100 contributors.
- The dubbo repository has reached 200 contributors.
- GSoc project for Dubbo has entered coding period.
- A new dubbo-erlang project has been migrated to ASF, now dubbo
supports 6 languages including Java, Javascript, Go, Python, Php, and Erlang.
- The EOL date of 2.5.x branch has been announced, support will be
ended on 2019-6-15.
## Health report:
 - The overall status of Dubbo community is good.
## PMC changes:
 - Currently 16 PMC members.
 - Victory Cao was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 03 2019

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 37 committers.
 - New commmitters:
     - uglycow has been voted in as a committer on June 5 2019
     - Shunyu Lei has been added as a committer on June 3 2019
    - Tiger Wang was added as a committer on Wed May 29 2019
    - Xiaoxiang Zhai was added as a committer on Wed May 29 2019

## Releases:

 - 2.7.2 has been release on June 6 2019

## Mailing list activity:

 - I've no idea why the number of mailing list subscribed so
dramatically. Is it because the removal of
dev@dubbo.incubator.apache.org?
 - The decreasing number of emails looks good, since some of the
contributors may become inactive due to various reasons.
 - dev@dubbo.apache.org:
    - 322 subscribers (down -51 in the last 3 months):
    - 927 emails sent to list (1131 in previous quarter)


## GitHub activity:

 - 139 Active Pull Requests, 109 merged pull request during the last 1 month
 - 172 Active Issues, 107 closed issues  during in the last 1 months

15 May 2019

Establish the Apache Dubbo Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best interests of
 the Foundation and consistent with the Foundation's purpose to establish
 a Project Management Committee charged with the creation and maintenance
 of open-source software, for distribution at no charge to the public,
 related to a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management Committee
 (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Dubbo Project", be and hereby is
 established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Dubbo Project be and hereby is responsible for
 the creation and maintenance of software related to a high-performance,
 lightweight, java based RPC framework; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Dubbo" be and
 hereby is created, the person holding such office to serve at the
 direction of the Board of Directors as the chair of the Apache Dubbo
 Project, and to have primary responsibility for management of the
 projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache Dubbo Project;
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and hereby are
 appointed to serve as the initial members of the Apache Dubbo Project:

 * Huxing Zhang   <huxing@apache.org>
 * Ian Luo        <iluo@apache.org>
 * Jun Liu        <liujun@apache.org>
 * Justin Mclean  <jmclean@apache.org>
 * Kimm King      <kimmking@apache.org>
 * Liang Zhang    <zhangliang@apache.org>
 * Liujie Qin     <liujieqin@apache.org>
 * Mercy Ma       <mercyblitz@apache.org>
 * Minxuan Zhuang <min@apache.org>
 * Shang Zonghai  <yiji@apache.org>
 * Von Gosling    <vongosling@apache.org>
 * Xin Wang       <wangxin@apache.org>
 * Yong Zhu       <jerrick@apache.org>
 * Yuhang Xiu     <carryxyh@apache.org>
 * YunKun Huang   <hyunkun@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Ian Luo be appointed to the
 office of Vice President, Apache Dubbo, to serve in accordance with and
 subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the
 Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or
 disqualification, or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

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

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

 Special Order 7B, Establish the Apache Dubbo Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

20 Mar 2019

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. Ensure PPMC is involved in organizing meetup.
 2. Self-correcting things that are not done in Apache way.
 3. Ensure more decision are happening on list.
 4. Add more committers/PPMC members

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?

 * New committer: (12 in total, 25% are from Alibaba)
   * Taosheng Wei(tswstarplanet) has been voted as committer on 2019-01-23
   * Xianjun Ke(kexianjun) has been voted as committer on 2019-1-25
   * Kun Song(satansk) has been voted as committer on 2019-1-30
   * Xiaojie Li(lixiaojiee) has been voted as committer on 2019-1-31
   * Yuhao Bi(biyuhao) has been voted as committer on 2019-2-2
   * Zhongming Hua(crazyhzm) has been voted as committer on 2019-2-18
 * New PMC member: (19 in total, excluding mentors, 52% are from Alibaba)
   * Yuhang Xiu(carryxyh) has been voted as pmc member on 2018-12-20
   * Yunkun Huang(htynkn) has been voted as pmc member on 2019-2-25
 * New users: (136 in total)
   * 18 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report
 * Meetup
   * Guangzhou Meetup was held on 2019-01-19, with online registration
   ~400, and on-site registration: 200+
   * Nanjing Meetup: CFP is closed, topics selection is ongoing. The
     ppmc is involved in all the way, including discussing scheduling, call
     for participation, topic selection and etc.
 * Ecosystem project(under http://github.com/dubbo, non-Apache
   repositories)
   * Future steps of how to deal with ecosystem projects has been discussed
     on the list, most of them will be brought to ASF
   * dubbo-samples has been transferred into ASF
   * dubbo-registry-nacos has been merged into 2.6.x branch
   * dubbo-configcenter-archaius has been deleted
   * dubbo-spring-cloud-project has been deleted
   * dubbo-metrics has been added, to avoid potential branding issue,
   a discussion on renaming to metrics is ongoing
 These projects are being watched by Apache Dubbo PPMC and are
 planning be moved to Apache once they meet the quality requirement.
 * Branding:
   * The branding issues for start.dubbo.io has been identified and
     the solution is being discussed
   * Non ASF maven binary snapshot distribution has been identified
     for module dubbo-registry-etcd3 and dubbo-rpc-native-thrift, the code
     will be merge into incubator-dubbo repository.
   * Unapproved maven binary distribution spring-boot-starter
     0.1.2.RELEASE and 0.2.1.RELEASE are identified.
   * All the non Apache release in GitHub has been renamed to be
     clearly different with Apache releases.

 How has the project developed since the last report?
 * Dubbo spring boot starter 0.2.1 and 0.1.2 is released on 2019-01-27
 * Dubbo 2.7.0 is released on 2019-01-29
 * Dubbo spring boot starter 2.7.0 is released on 2019-02-14
 * Dubbo Ops 0.1 is release on 2019-02-15
 * Dubbo 2.6.6 is under release vote
 * Dubbo 2.7.1 is under development
 * A dramatic increase of mailing list discussion is observed:
     * 2018-12-01~2019-02-28: 1135 emails, 96 participants, 203 topics
     * 2018-09-01~2018-11-31: 663 emails, 68 participants, 118 topics
     * 2018-06-01~2018-08-31 : 680 emails, 85 participants, 128 topics
 * Github stats: (With the increase of community, more collaboration are
 happening)
     * 2018-12-01~2019-02-02: 332 issues closed,  382 pr closed
     * 2018-09-01~2018-11-31: 182 issues closed,  190 pr closed
     * 2018-06-01~2018-08-31 : 200 issues closed, 287 pr closed
     * number of stars has grown from 22796 to 24735.
     * contributors has been grown from 144 to 179.
     * number of forks has grown from 15761 to 16603.
 * Community effort project:
     * With the help from community, the code coverage has been increase
     to 64%

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

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

 I think Dubbo is in a good shape towards graduation.

Date of last release:

 2019-02-15

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2019-02-25

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.

 Yes, our mentors are very responsive and have provided many useful
 feedback.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments: Agree with the points Mark and ave raise. PPMC is being
              more proactive in fixing any issues.
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments: I agree the podling is nearing graduation. Another month
              or two to consolidate their understanding of how Apache
              projects operates and I think they'll be ready to graduate.
 [X](dubbo) David Fisher
    Comments: Podling is doing well. There is an ecosystem around Dubbo
              where IP issues are murky. PPMC is appropriately evaluating
              the status of related "Dubbo" projects. The correct questions
              are being asked.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. Ensure more discussion and decision making to be happening on the
 mailing list.
 2. Release 2.7.0, the first release after package renaming.
 3. Transfer more qualified external Dubbo ecosystem projects into Apache.
 4. Add more committers and PPMC members.

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?

 * New committer:
   * Minxuan Zhuang has been voted as committer on 2018-09-11
   * Jinkai Ma(majinkai) has been voted as committer on 2018-10-31
   * Zhenqiang Yi(manzhizhen) has been voted as committer on 2018-11-05
   * Victory Cao(cvictory) has been voted as committer on 2018-11-09
   * Liandong Chen(purple-force) has been voted as committer on 2018-11-14
   * Jeff Lv(Jeff-Lv) has been voted as committer on 2018-11-21
 * New PMC member:
   * Zonghai Shang(yiji) has been voted as pmc member on 2018-11-01
   * Yong Zhu(diecui1202) has been voted as pmc member on 2018-12-03
 * Github stats is growing rapidly since last report. as of Dec 3rd,
   * number of stars has grown from 21126 to 22796.
   * contributors has been grown from 119 to 144.
   * number of forks has grown from 14625 to 15761.
 * 14 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report, 118
 in total
 * Hangzhou Meetup was held on 2018-06-23: Online registration 500+,
 on-site registration: 250
 * Start transferring dubbo-samples project from external Dubbo ecosystem
 into Apache, IP clearance process has been completed, SGA from Alibaba
 has been submitted.
 * The following projects has been added to external Apache Dubbo
 ecosystem(http://github.com/dubbo, non-Apache repositories):
   * dubbo-registry-nacos
   * dubbo-benchmark
   * egg-dubbo-rpc
   * dubbo-remoting-js
   These projects are being watched by Apache Dubbo PPMC and are planning
   be moved to Apache once they meet the quality requirement.
 * Dubbo has ranked Top 3 of most popular open source project in China in
 2018.  https://www.oschina.net/project/top_cn_2018

 Since last report, the communities has welcomed 6 new committers and 2
 new PPMC members. Comparing to last quarter, when we have 4 new
 committers and no new PPMC members. The number of contributors have
 grown from 119 to 144.

 The following events have played key parts of helping the community to
 grow:
 0. Ian Luo and Jun Liu have delivered a a talk "Introducing Apache
 Dubbo(Incubating): What is Dubbo and How it Works" in ApacheCon Montreal.
 1. With a discussion with mentors in ApacheCon Montreal, the Dubbo
 community and learned a lot about how to build the community. One key
 takeaway is that to keep the bar for becoming a committer low.
 2. Dave Fisher has becoming our new mentor.
 3. Apache project meetup in ShangHai has been held in Oct 13th
 4. Our mentor Justin has visited Alibaba, and give a talk on navigating
 through the incubator process
 5. COSCon'18 has been held in Shenzhen, China, where Craig L.Russell,
 Dave Fisher, and Justin have delivered a lot of wonderful talks about ASF.

How has the project developed since the last report?
 * Dubbo 2.6.4 is released on 2018-10-8
 * Dubbo 2.6.5 is released on 2018-11-23
 * Dubbo 2.7.0 is under development, a major feature called separation of
 config metadata and registry metadata has almost been completed.
 * New features of Dubbo-ops, e.g. complete support of service governance
 for 2.6, and support for 2.7 has been added.
 * Mailing list stats:
     * 2018-09-01~2018-11-31: 663 emails, 68 participants, 118 topics
     * 2018-06-01~2018-08-31 : 680 emails, 85 participants, 128 topics
 * Github stats:
     * 2018-09-01~2018-11-31: 182 issues closed,  190 pr closed
     * 2018-06-01~2018-08-31 : 200 issues closed, 287 pr closed

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

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

Date of last release:

 2018-11-23

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Yong Zhu(diecui1202) has been voted as PPMC members on 2018-12-03

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.

 Mentors have been very helpful to guide the Dubbo community through
 Apache way.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) David Fisher
    Comments: Busy project.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Sep 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.
Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. Community building
 2. Ensure more discussion and decision making to be happening on the
 mailing list.
 3. New PPMC Member

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?

 * Meetup
   * Shanghai Meetup (2018-06-23): Online registration ~700, on-site
   registration: 300+
   * Shenzhen Meetup (2018-07-29): Online registration ~2k, on-site
   registration: 700+
   * Chengdu Meetup (2018-08-26): Online registration ~1000, on-site
   registration: 350+
 * The community has voted for new logo
 * The community has voted for new website
 * New committer:
   * htynkn has been voted as committer on 2018-07-06
   * kimming has been voted as committer on 2018-07-30
   * diecui1201 has been voted as committer on 2018-07-30
   * carryxyh has been voted as committer on 2018-08-20
 * Dubbo has joined CNCF landscape: https://landscape.cncf.io/selected=dubbo
 * Dubbo has reached 20k stars and 100 contributors, as of August 29th
   * number of stars has grown from ~16000 to 21126 since start incubating.
   * contributors has been grown from 75 to 119 since start incubating.
   * It also has 14625 forks, which ranks #3 in all Github Java projects.
 * 15 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report, 104 in
 total
 * The following projects has been added to external Apache Dubbo
 ecosystem(http://github.com/dubbo, non-Apache repositories):
   * dubbo-php-frmework
   * dubbo-serialiazation-avro
   * dubbo-sentinel-support
   * Intellij IDEA plugin
   * dubbo-rpc-native-thrift
 These projects are being watched by Apache Dubbo PPMC and are planning be
 moved to Apache once they meet the quality requirement.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * 2.6.2 is released
 * 2.6.3 release is under way, RC4 is being voted
 * All the package name has been changed to org.apache.dubbo and group
 id has been changed to org.apache on 2.7.x branch
 * New dubbo website has been published.
 * Dubbo-ops has been refactored into a spring-boot project.
 * Mailing list stats:
     * August: 193 emails, 33 topics, 44, participants
     * July: 248 emails, 46 topics,  45 participants
     * June: 195 emails, 41 topics,  32 participants
     * May: 138 emails, 23 topics, 35 participants (last report 2018-06-05)
 Comparing to last report period, the number of mails/topics/participants
 are all increased. More people
 (including PPMC, committer and users) are getting involved to the mailing
 list, and more discussion is happening on the list.
 * Gtihub stats:
     * August: 114 issues closed,  155 pr closed
     * July: 181 issues closed, 56 pr closed
     * June: 68 issues closed,  79 pr closed
     * May: 106 issues closed, 75 pr closed(last report 2018-06-05)
 The stats shows more people are coming to Github, more pull request
 are coming, issues are getting solved.
 The community is responding quicker to issues and pull request than before.

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:

 * 2.6.2 has been released on 2018-6-7.
 * 2.6.3 RC5 is under release process.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Yuhang Xiu(carryxyh) has been voted as committer on 2018-08-20.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments: I agree with Mark that this project can be difficult to
              follow.
              It would be good to see more discussion on the mailing list.
 [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments: Generally, the podling is doing well. The community is still
              getting used to using mailing lists but I have no concerns at
              at this stage of the podling's development
              I do remain concerned at the volume of github notifications
              and the difficulty in following them. I plan to chat with the
              infrastructure folks at ApacheCon NA to see if there are any
              changes that could be made on the infrastructure side to help
              in this area.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Jun 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. First release
 2. Community building
 3. Change group id to org.apache

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?

 * Complete All ICLA collection for all the contributors which are
 necessary to have
 * The first Apache release 2.6.2 has passed the incubator community vote
 * zonghaishang(yiji) has been voted as new committer
 * Ian Luo/Jun Liu's talk about
 "Introducing Apache Dubbo(Incubating): What is Dubbo and How it Works"
 has been accepted by ApacheCon NA.
 * The first Dubbo meetup has been held in Beijing, with over 400+
 people attended
 * 10 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * 2.6.2 is ready to release
 * The community has decided to a new major version 2.7.x to
 incorporate incompatible changes.
 * 57 Active Pull Requests, 49 pull request merged, with 21
 contributors involved
 * 180 Active Issues,  127 issues closed
 * Github star 19286, fork 13491

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:

 None. (2.6.2 has passed incubator community release vote and is
 expected to be released within several days)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2018-06-01

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments:
 [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments: Good work on the first release.
              dev@ list traffic is a lot easier to follow
              now notifications have moved to a separate
              list
              I'm still struggling with the volume of
              notifications. It is getting easier as I
              become more familiar with the project but I do
              worry that newcomers to the project will find
              it difficult to follow.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

16 May 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

  1. First ASF release
  2. IP clearance
  3. Community building

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?

* 1 student application has been formally accepted by GSoC (Raghu on
Protocol Buffer integration)
* A complete list of contributors who is signed or not signed
ASF/Alibaba CLA has been summarized
* Spring Cloud Sleuth (a distributed tracing solution for Spring
Cloud) now officially supports Dubbo
* Ian Luo(Dubbo PPMC) has delivered a talk about Dubbo’s present and
future at QCon Beijing 2018
* The community has decided to move Github notifications to notifications@ list
* The community has discussed and decided release schedule on the mailing list
* 13 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Received feature donation about circuit breaker from Hangzhou 2Dfire
Technology Co., Ltd
* Received documentation donation about dubbox features from Dangdang
* 53 Active Pull Requests, 38 pull request merged, with 20 contributors involved
* 179 Active Issues, 111 issues closed
* Preparing for the first release

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.

Signed-off-by:

  [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
     Comments:
  [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
     Comments:
  [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
     Comments: Activity levels remain very high. I am struggling to follow day
               to day activity. notifications@ has helped a little. The particular
               challenges for me are:
               - no threading of github issue / pr mail makes it hard to follow
                 individual issues
               - users having different ASF and GitHub user names makes to hard to
                 follow who is a committer and who is not

18 Apr 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

  1. First ASF release
  2. Migrate remaining assets to the ASF
  3. Community building

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?

 * Complete ICLA for all PPMC
 * SGA has been filed
 * The community has decided to use Github issue instead of JIRA
 * Discussed feature donation by external users. e.g. circuit breaker, xmlrpc
 * Received 1 GSoc student application (Raghu on Protocol Buffer integration)
 * Currently ~450 mails on the dev@ list
 * 9 new companies reported their using of Dubbo since last report

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Dubbo 2.6.1 & Dubbo 2.5.10 released (prior to code transition, non-ASF
   release)
 * Move 7 repos (including the core Dubbo repo) to Apache
 * Website (dubbo.incubator.apache.org) has been enabled
 * Website has been updated to be complied with ASF branding policy
 * 37 pull request created, 21 of them are closed
 * 80 Github issues created, 22 of them are closed

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](dubbo) Justin Mclean
     Comments:
  [X](dubbo) John D. Ament
     Comments: Podling is moving forward very well.  An
   on list discussion about splitting up the dev list into multiple lists has
   started.
  [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
     Comments:
  [ ](dubbo) Mark Thomas
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:
An excellent start. Dave Fisher

21 Mar 2018

Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, java based RPC framework.

Dubbo has been incubating since 2018-02-16.

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

 1. Get ICLA signed (currently got 7 out of 9 initial committers)
 2. Get community to sign up and move discussion to dev@
 3. Move codebase to Apache

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(This is the first report)

How has the project developed since the last report?

N/A(This is the first report)

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:

 2018-01-25 (before joining Apache Incubator)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

N/A, right now all the PPMC members come from initial committers.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](dubbo) Justin Mclean
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) John D. Ament
    Comments: Keep up the focus on the transition work.
 [ ](dubbo) Jean-Frederic Clere
    Comments:
 [X](dubbo) Mark Thomas
    Comments: Transition is still underway. Good to see discussion with (prospective)
              mentors that was happening off-list has moved on-list.