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Falcon

15 Mar 2017 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Chris]

ABOUT
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.

STATUS
After months of effort, user space extensions or recipe feature is complete
and is planned in the upcoming release 0.11. Falcon 0.11 should be released
in early Apr.

Backlog metrics Feature has been pushed, which enables users to view the
backlogs on dashboards. Falcon Shell has been added giving shell utilities
to Falcon CLI. The upcoming 0.11 release also includes some resource
optimization fixes. Entity updates with effective time feature and feed
retention based on instance production time are being considered for the
release following 0.11.

As project activity had declined in the recent past (there has been a
uptick since the last report), the PMC is looking at ways to grow the
developer and user community. PMC discussed and agreed to adopt a uniform
and simple committer invitation criteria (as recommended by CO50), as
there were challenges and subjectivity in our earlier approach.  Also
we as a project are focusing to improve documentation and promote the
project in events to invite more developers and contributors further.

PMC CHANGES
 - Currently 17 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sowmya Ramesh on Mon Jun 06 2016

COMMITTER CHANGES
 - Currently 25 committers.
 - Sandeep Samudrala was added as a committer on Thu Mar 09 2017

RELEASES
 - Last release was 0.10 on Mon Aug 08 2016

MAILING LIST ACTIVITY
 - dev@falcon.apache.org:
    - 114 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 583 emails sent to list (430 in previous quarter)

21 Dec 2016 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Jim]

ABOUT
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.

STATUS
Work is currently underway in Falcon to support user space
extensions to easily extend various data management operations without
requiring changes to the core Falcon code. This, the project
team hopes will help encourage developers to contribute repetitive
and useful data processing & management functions for reuse.

Besides the team is also reviewing work relating to update of
Falcon entities with an effective time, essentially supporting use cases
where users can go back in time and reprocess data without submitting
newer processing entities.

Earlier, we had introduced feature in Falcon to visually monitor processing
backlog through a monitoring system.

The community of developers and their activity has come down compared
to the past, however core set of developers continue to make heavy
contributions to the project and help move forward. The project team
continues to be on the lookout for new committers to maintain sustainable
growth of software and usage.

PMC CHANGES

 - Currently 17 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Sowmya Ramesh on Mon Jun 06 2016

COMMITTER CHANGES

 - Currently 24 committers.
 - Praveen Adlakha was added as a committer on Fri Nov 04 2016

RELEASES

 - Last release was 0.10 on Mon Aug 08 2016

MAILING LIST ACTIVITY

 - dev@falcon.apache.org:
    - 110 subscribers (down -3 in the last 3 months):

21 Sep 2016 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Marvin]

ABOUT
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.

STATUS
After a bit of delay, the much awaited Falcon 0.10 release was
made in August, with support for data import/export, cluster updates,
support for Apache Spark, server side recipe support and many more.
Besides, few critical issues reported in 0.9 were fixed as well.

Few of the older developers have been less active in recent times, so
the activity levels in general have come down a notch compared to the
past. However the project continues to attract newer contributors. We
also had a talk on Falcon at the recently concluded Fifth Elephant
Conference in Bangalore (https://s.apache.org/fifth-elephant-falcon).
We also had another talk on Falcon during this period at the GIDS
summit. (https://s.apache.org/gids-falcon).

The community is very actively discussing about baselining our API
and entity definition schema and move towards a 1.0 release. This
should allow our users to develop against 1.0 interfaces without any
risk of any syntactic or behavioral incompatibiltiies. We are hoping
to bring this out as our next release in the next 3-4 months.

PMC CHANGES
 - Currently 17 PMC members.
 - Sowmya Ramesh was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 06 2016

COMMITTER CHANGES
 - Currently 23 committers.
 - Ying Zheng was added as a committer on Mon Sep 05 2016

RELEASES
 - 0.10 was released on Mon Aug 08 2016
 - 0.9 was released on Tue Feb 16 2016

MAILING LIST ACTIVITY
 - dev@falcon.apache.org:
    - 112 subscribers (down -7 in the last 3 months):
    - 1465 emails sent to list (1226 in previous quarter)

15 Jun 2016 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Shane]

ABOUT
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.

STATUS
There has been active development of new features and bug
fixes since the last report. Notable features include
1) Cluster updates, 2) Support for safe mode, 3) Server side
extension for falcon recipes, 3) Snapshot based mirroring of HDFS
4) Instance search, 5) Hbase support for Graph, 6) Support for
encrypted dirs in Mirroring. These features are part of 0.10
release, which is in the progress currently.

We also moved documentation from svn to git to simplify the process
of keeping documentation on site uptodate.

PMC CHANGES
 - Currently 17 PMC members.
 - New PMC members:
    - Pallavi Rao was added to the PMC on Tue May 10 2016
    - Sowmya Ramesh was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 06 2016

COMMITTER CHANGES
 - Currently 22 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Pavan Kumar at Tue Jan 26 2016

RELEASES
 - 0.9 was released on Tue Feb 16 2016
 - 0.8 was released on Sun Nov 15 2015

MAILING LIST ACTIVITY
 - dev@falcon.apache.org:
    - 121 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 1431 emails sent to list (3249 in previous quarter)

 - issues@falcon.apache.org:
    - 7 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months)

 - user@falcon.apache.org:
    - 28 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (8 in previous quarter)

JIRA ACTIVITY
 - 168 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 127 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Mar 2016 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Brett]

ABOUT
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.

STATUS
Since the last report, 0.9 was released. Features included in
0.9 has been covered in a recent blog
https://blogs.apache.org/falcon/entry/what_s_new_in_falcon. Key
features added in this release are Native scheduling - alpha version,
database import/export and further extensions to FalconUnit. The
next version is planned for release in early May 2016. Falcon
project is also participating the GSoC and sees this as an opportunity
to build some useful features while primarily focusing on building
the community further. Project moved from using review board to
github pull request model and this has been greatly helpful
in streamling the workflow. We are also in the process of moving
the falcon site to git branch from svn.

PMC CHANGES
 - Currently 15 PMC members.
 - Ajay Yadav was added to the PMC on Thu Dec 03 2015

COMMITTER CHANGES
 - Currently 22 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Pavan Kumar was added as a committer on Tue Jan 26 2016
    - Peeyush Bishnoi was added as a committer on Tue Jan 26 2016

RELEASES
 - 0.9 was released on Tue Feb 16 2016
 - 0.8 was released on Sun Nov 15 2015

MAILING LIST ACTIVITY
 - dev@falcon.apache.org:
    - 119 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 3312 emails sent to list (3061 in previous quarter)
 - issues@falcon.apache.org:
    - 6 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months)
 - user@falcon.apache.org:
    - 26 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 8 emails sent to list (6 in previous quarter)

JIRA ACTIVITY
 - 199 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 169 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Dec 2015 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / David]

ABOUT
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.

STATUS
Falcon was accepted as a TLP in December 2014.
Since the last report, 0.8 was released. 0.8 release includes
support for Lifecycle extension on data, Unit test framework
for developers using Falcon, Hive DR (and associated UI), Proxy
users besides a whole bunch of improvements and bug fixes over
0.7. Members from the Falcon community also covered the Falcon
project and specific use cases in the Apache Conference in Budapest.
The next version of Falcon 0.9 is planned for Jan 2016 and more
features are being added. Community continues to attract new
users and developers and continues to grow.

PMC CHANGES
 - Currently 15 PMC members.
 - Ajay Yadav was added to the PMC on Thu Dec 03 2015

COMMITTER CHANGES
 - Currently 20 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Pallavi Rao was added as a committer on Wed Sep 09 2015
    - Balu Vellanki was added as a committer on Wed Nov 25 2015
    - Pragya Mittal was added as a committer on Wed Nov 25 2015

RELEASES
 - 0.8 was released on Sun Nov 15 2015
 - 0.7 was released on Wed Sep 09 2015

MAILING LIST ACTIVITY
 - dev@falcon.apache.org:
    - 121 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 3134 emails sent to list (2028 in previous quarter)
 - issues@falcon.apache.org:
    - 5 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months)
 - user@falcon.apache.org:
    - 24 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 6 emails sent to list (3 in previous quarter)

JIRA ACTIVITY
 - 215 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 161 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Sep 2015 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Jim]

ABOUT

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.


ISSUES

There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.


STATUS

Falcon was accepted as a TLP in December 2014.
Since the last report 0.6.1 and 0.7 were released. 0.6.1 is a
stability release over 0.6 and it fixed number of issues reported
against 0.6. Project is adding lot of new capabilities to make
Falcon more extensible and for allowing greater customization.
FalconUnit was added as a alpha feature in the latest release
0.7, which allows developers to write tests against falcon apps.
Online Community sync up continue to happen and the discussions
are brought to dev@ for closure. The user and dev community
continues to grow.


RELEASES

 * 2015-09-09: Released 0.7
 * 2015-07-12: Released 0.6.1
 * 2014-12-05: Released 0.6-incubating


COMMUNITY

 * 14 PMC members (no new additions since last report)
     Last Addition: 2014-08-28: Ruslan Ostafiychuk
 * 17 Committers (+2 since last report)
     * Last Addition: 2015-09-08 Pallavi Rao
                      2015-06-15, Paul Isaychuk
 * 168 New issues created (last 90 days - as of Sep 8th 2015)
 * 204 issues resolved (last 90 days - as of Sep 8th 2015)
 * 117 Subscriptions to dev@ (+5 since last report)
 * 1994 messages on dev@

17 Jun 2015 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Brett]

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

ISSUES

There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.


STATUS

There is a continuing and steady activity happening on the project.
0.6.1 release vote is in progress and should be released shortly,
pending some licensing gaps in the previous release candidate.
Since the last report in Mar 2015, 176 new issues have been created
and 131 issues have been resolved. Community syncs continue to happen
and we are ensuring that the summary of the meeting are put up on the
dev@ for further discussions.

RELEASES

 * 2014-12-05: Released 0.6-incubating
 * 2014-09-22: Released 0.5-incubating


COMMUNITY

 * 14 PMC members (No additions since last report)
     * Last addition: 2014-08-28: Ruslan Ostafiychuk
 * 16 Committers (2 new committers since last report)
     * Last addition: 2015-04-10: Sowmya Ramesh
 * 176 New issues created in last 90 days
 * 131 issues resolved in the last 90 day
 * 112 - Subscriptions to dev@

18 Mar 2015 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Ross]

ABOUT
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.

STATUS
We have been seeing buzzing activity in terms of both feature
development as well as few bug fixes over 0.6 release. Community
has agreed to make a release (0.6.1) and tentatively the release
is planned for late March, early April 2015. In the last month
(as of 7th Mar 2015) 60 new issues have been reported and 41 have
been resolved. Community syncs continue to happen and we are
ensuring that the summary of the meeting are put up on the
dev@ for further discussions.

RELEASES
 * 2014-12-05: Released 0.6-incubating
 * 2014-09-22: Released 0.5-incubating

COMMUNITY
 * 14 PMC members (No additions since last report)
     * Last addition: 2014-08-28: Ruslan Ostafiychuk
 * 14 Committers (No additions since last report)
     * Last addition: 2014-08-28: Ruslan Ostafiychuk
 * 60 New issues created in last 30 days
 * 41 issues resolved in the last 30 day
 * 116 - Subscriptions to dev@

18 Feb 2015 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Ross]

ABOUT
-----
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.


ISSUES
------
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.


STATUS
------
Falcon was accepted as a TLP in December 2014. During the last 30
days 33 new issues were created in the issue tracking system and
30 were closed during the same period. During the last month we
have witnessed good progress on the UI front for Falcon (FALCON-790).
With UI, we expect users to find it more easier to work with the
Falcon system. The community has been having regular bi-weekly
sync ups. These sync ups are being very helpful in steering the
project. Recipes (FALCON-634) and Lifecycle functions (FALCON-965)
would open up Falcon system for easy extensions and are being
actively worked upon besides other bug fixes. Community is also
discussing on mailing list on the way forward with respect to usage
of Apache Oozie for orchestration. The outcome will decide how
pipeline and lifecycle function orchestration will happen in
Falcon going forward. We also announced Falcon as a TLP in ASF
blog (http://s.apache.org/GT2)


RELEASES
--------
 * 2014-12-05: Released 0.6-incubating
 * 2014-09-22: Released 0.5-incubating


COMMUNITY
---------
 * 14 PMC members (No additions since last report)
     * Last addition: 2014-08-28: Ruslan Ostafiychuk
 * 14 Committers (No additions since last report)
     * Last addition: 2014-08-28: Ruslan Ostafiychuk
 * 33 New issues created in last 30 days
 * 30 issues resolved in the last 30 day
 * 115 - Subscriptions to dev@

21 Jan 2015 [Srikanth Sundarrajan / Chris]

ABOUT
-----
Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines,
lifecycle management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end
consumers to quickly onboard their data and its associated
processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.


ISSUES
------
There are no issues that require board's attention at this time.


STATUS
------
Falcon was accepted as a TLP in December 2014. Infrastructure
migration for the project to TLP is still in progress and tracked
via INFRA-8906. During the last 30 days (as of 5, Jan 2015) 42
new issues were created and 35 were closed. Community is working
on building few key features in the upcoming release a) UI &
Administration dashboard, b) Pipeline designer, c) Extensibility
to data management functions via recipes and d) Improvements to
lineage. The project team is also working with ASF marketing to
announce the project as TLP in the foundation blog.


RELEASES
--------
 * 2014-12-05: Released 0.6-incubating
 * 2014-09-22: Released 0.5-incubating


COMMUNITY
---------
 * 14 PMC members (No additions since last report)
     * Last addition: 2014-08-28: Ruslan Ostafiychuk
 * 14 Committers (No additions since last report)
     * Last addition: 2014-08-28: Ruslan Ostafiychuk
 * 42 New issues created in last 30 days
 * 35 issues resolved in the last 30 days
 * 116 - Subscriptions to dev@

17 Dec 2014

Establish the Apache Falcon 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 Big Data management platform
 covering data pipelines, data motion, data lifecycle management, data
 discovery & governance.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Falcon Project be and hereby is responsible
 for the creation and maintenance of software related to a Big Data
 management platform covering data pipelines, data motion, data
 lifecycle management, data discovery & governance; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Falcon" 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 Falcon
 Project, and to have primary responsibility for management of the
 projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache Falcon
 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 Falcon
 Project:

    * Amareshwari Sriramadasu   <amareshwari@apache.org>
    * Arpit Gupta               <arpit@apache.org>
    * Jean-Baptiste Onofre      <jbonofre@apache.org>
    * Raghav Kumar Gautam       <raghav@apache.org>
    * Rishu Mehrotra            <rishumehrothra@apache.org>
    * Ruslan Ostafiychuk        <rostafiychuk@apache.org>
    * Samarth Gupta             <samarthg@apache.org>
    * Sanjay Radia              <sradia@apache.org>
    * Shaik Idris               <shaikidris@apache.org>
    * Sharad Agarwal            <sharad@apache.org>
    * Shwetha GS                <shwethags@apache.org>
    * Srikanth Sundarrajan      <sriksun@apache.org>
    * Suhas Vasu                <suhasv@apache.org>
    * Venkatesh Seetharam       <venkatesh@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Srikanth Sundarrajan be
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Falcon, 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 initial Apache Falcon PMC be and hereby is tasked
 with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to encourage open
 development and increased participation in the Apache Falcon Project;
 and be it further

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

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

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

17 Dec 2014

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and
data discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data
and its associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
Graduation resolution was presented to the board in Nov 2014 and the board
has asked the project team to address the following issues before it can be
 considered
* Podling name search pending (PODLINGNAMESEARCH-61)
* Discrepancy in status report with respect to committer ids.


Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
 of?
- No

How has the community developed since the last report?
* More users & contributors have joined the falcon project and the
community continues to grow

How has the project developed since the last report?
* Development activity has been very hectic more than 240 JIRAs have been
created and about 200 resolved since the last report
* There are more than 100 users subscribed on the dev mailing list

Date of last release:

  2014-12-03 (0.6-incubating)
  2014-09-20 (0.5-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?
  Aug 28, 2014

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](falcon) Arun Murthy
  [X](falcon) Chris Douglas
  [ ](falcon) Owen O'Malley
  [ ](falcon) Devaraj Das
  [ ](falcon) Alan Gates

19 Nov 2014

Establish the Apache Falcon 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 Big Data management platform
 covering data pipelines, data motion, data lifecycle management, data
 discovery & governance.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Falcon Project be and hereby is responsible
 for the creation and maintenance of software related to a Big Data
 management platform covering data pipelines, data motion, data
 lifecycle management, data discovery & governance; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Falcon" 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 Falcon
 Project, and to have primary responsibility for management of the
 projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache Falcon
 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 Falcon
 Project:

   * Srikanth Sundarrajan    <sriksun@apache.org>
   * Venkatesh Seetharam     <venkatesh@apache.org>
   * Shwetha GS              <shwethags@apache.org>
   * Shaik Idris             <shaikidris@apache.org>
   * Sanjay Radia            <sanjay@apache.org>
   * Sharad Agarwal          <sharad@apache.org>
   * Amareshwari SR          <amareshwari@apache.org>
   * Samarth Gupta           <samarthg@apache.org>
   * Rishu Mehrothra         <rishumehrothra@apache.org>
   * Arpit Gupta             <arpit@apache.org>
   * Suhas Vasu              <suhas.vasu@apache.org>
   * Jean-Baptiste Onofre    <jbonofre@apache.org>
   * Ruslan Ostafiychuk      <rostafiychuk@apache.org>
   * Raghav Kumar Gautam     <raghav@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Srikanth Sundarrajan be
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Falcon, 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 initial Apache Falcon PMC be and hereby is tasked
 with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to encourage open
 development and increased participation in the Apache Falcon Project;
 and be it further

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

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

 Special Order 7E, Establish the Apache Falcon Project, was
 tabled.

18 Jun 2014

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and
its associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Continue to build a broader community
 2. Add more committers to the project

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

 * No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * More users & contributors have joined the falcon project and the
   community continues to grow rapidly
 * We have had 2 Birds of Feather for Falcon at Hadoop Summit, Europe and
   USA. There were quite a few registered users

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * 0.5-incubating release candidate is available for vote
 * Project now has diverse user & contributor base
 * It appears to be time for the community to start thinking about
   graduation

Date of last release:

 * 2014-02-03 (0.4-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 * Two new committers have joined the project on 2014-03-07

Signed-off-by:

 [X](falcon) Alan Gates
 [X](falcon) Chris Douglas
 [ ](falcon) Devaraj Das
 [ ](falcon) Owen O'Malley

19 Mar 2014

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and
its associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Continue to build community
 2. Add more committers to the project

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

 - No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Two new committers have been invited to join the project
 * More users & contributors have joined the falcon project and the
   community continues to grow

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * We have had discussions on the mailing list relating to the Roadmap of
   the project with wide participation from many members in the community.
 * We are currently working on major features to further enhance the
   project and have a release planned (0.5-incubating) early April
 * There is plenty of activity happening on the project through JIRAs

Date of last release:

 2014-02-03 (0.4-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Two new committers have been invited to join the project.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](falcon) Arun Murthy
 [X](falcon) Chris Douglas
 [ ](falcon) Owen O'Malley
 [ ](falcon) Devaraj Das
 [X](falcon) Alan Gates

18 Dec 2013

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and
its associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Add new and diverse committers
 2. Build and grow community

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

 - No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * We have seen more contributions
 * We have had Google hangouts to meet with users and contributors on the
   project

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * We are preparing ourselves for the next release of Falcon (version
   0.4-incuabting). We are in the process of testing & verifying the
   release candidate.

Date of last release:

 2013-08-15 (0.3-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 At time of incubation. No new committers or PMC members elected since.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](falcon) Arun Murthy
 [X](falcon) Chris Douglas
 [ ](falcon) Owen O'Malley
 [X](falcon) Devaraj Das
 [X](falcon) Alan Gates

18 Sep 2013

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and its
associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Add new and diverse committers
 2. Build and grow community
 3. Releases at frequent and regular intervals

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

 - No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * In an effort to bring more contributors and users to the fold, we have
   had a user meetup in Aug.
 * More users have joined the falcon users group and mailing lists.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * First ever release of Falcon  was made on Aug 15, 2013 (0.3-incubating)
 * We have seen fairly heavy activity during the last month. 32 new JIRAs
   were created since the last report and 18 of them have been resolved.

Date of last release:

 2013-08-15 (0.3-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 At time of incubation. No new committers or PMC members elected since.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](falcon) Arun Murthy
 [X](falcon) Chris Douglas
 [ ](falcon) Owen O'Malley
 [ ](falcon) Devaraj Das
 [X](falcon) Alan Gates

Shepherd notes:

21 Aug 2013

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and its
associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Add new and diverse committers
 2. Build and grow community
 3. Releases at frequent and regular intervals

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

 - No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * More users have joined the falcon users group and mailing lists
 * 1 new contributor has joined the project

How has the project developed since the last report?

 33 new JIRAs were created since the last report and 15 JIRAs have been
 resolved. The first release post incubation is now up for VOTE within the
 dev community of falcon. Post passing the vote, vote would be called in
 incubator-general for the release.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](falcon) Arun Murthy
 [x](falcon) Chris Douglas
 [ ](falcon) Owen O'Malley
 [ ](falcon) Devaraj Das
 [ ](falcon) Alan Gates

Shepherd notes:

 (marvin: No shepherd assigned, since the podling reported out of cycle.)

17 Jul 2013

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and its
associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Add new and diverse committers
 2. Build and grow community
 3. Releases at frequent and regular intervals

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

 - No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * We had a meetup of Falcon Users along side Hadoop Summit @ San Jose (Jun
   25th 2013)
 * More users have joined the falcon users group and mailing lists

How has the project developed since the last report?

 9 new JIRAs were created since the last report and 5 of them have been
 resolved. We are in the process of preparing for our first release since
 incubation.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](falcon) Arun Murthy
 [X](falcon) Chris Douglas
 [ ](falcon) Owen O'Malley
 [ ](falcon) Devaraj Das
 [ ](falcon) Alan Gates

Shepherd notes:

19 Jun 2013

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and its
associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Add new and diverse committers
 2. Build and grow community
 3. Releases at frequent and regular intervals

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?
- No

How has the community developed since the last report?
We now have users subscribed to the dev mailing list and have added one new
contributor since the last report.

How has the project developed since the last report?
24 new JIRAs have been created since the last report and 7 have been
resolved so far with 9 more in patch available status. We intend to release
version 0.3 in the next month.

Please check this [ ] when you have filled in the report for Falcon.

Signed-off-by:
Arun Murthy:   [ ](falcon)
Chris Douglas: [X](falcon)
Owen O'Malley: [ ](falcon)
Devaraj Das:   [ ](falcon)
Alan Gates:    [X](falcon)


Shepherd notes:

15 May 2013

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop designed for
data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle management, and data
discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to quickly onboard their data and its
associated processing and management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Bootstrap the project (source code, documentation, issue tracking)
 2. Add new and diverse committers
 3. Build and grow community
 4. Releases at frequent and regular intervals

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?
- No

How has the community developed since the last report?
This is the first report for Falcon since its acceptance into Incuabtor. We
have requested for infrastructure for bootstrapping the podling (awaiting
source control, mailing list and issue tracking) -
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6115). We will look to move the
source code and make documentation and easy startup-guide available for users
to try it out and collaborate.

How has the project developed since the last report?
N/A. This is the first report being filed for the project.

Please check this [ ] when you have filled in the report for Falcon.

Signed-off-by:
Alan Gates: [X](falcon)
Chris Douglas: [X](falcon)
Devaraj Das: [ ](falcon)
Owen O'Malley: [ ](falcon)


Shepherd notes:

17 Apr 2013

Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Hadoop
designed for data motion, coordination of data pipelines, lifecycle
management, and data discovery. Falcon enables end consumers to
quickly onboard their data and its associated processing and
management tasks on Hadoop clusters.

Falcon has been incubating since 2013-03-27.

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

 1. Bootstrap the project (source code, documentation, issue
    tracking)
 2. Add new and diverse committers
 3. Build and grow community
 4. Releases at frequent and regular intervals

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?
- No

How has the community developed since the last report?
This is the first report for Falcon since its acceptance into
Incubator. We have requested for infrastructure for bootstrapping the
podling (awaiting source control, mailing list and issue tracking) -
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6115). We will look to
move the source code and make documentation and easy startup-guide
available for users to try it out and collaborate.

How has the project developed since the last report?
N/A. This is the first report being filed for the project.

Please check this [ ] when you have filled in the report for Falcon.

Signed-off-by:
Arun Murthy:   [X](falcon)
Chris Douglas: [X](falcon)
Owen O'Malley: [ ](falcon)
Devaraj Das:   [ ](falcon)
Alan Gates:    [ ](falcon)

Shepherd notes: