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Fineract

16 Aug 2017 [Myrle Krantz / Chris]

## Description:
 - Apache Fineract (\’fīn-,ә-,rakt\) is an open source system for core
banking as a platform. Fineract provides a reliable, robust, and affordable
solution for entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and service providers to
offer financial services to the world’s 2 billion underbanked and unbanked.

## Issues:

## Activity:
- Feature work includes additional reports, blocks and holds for savings
accounts, rescheduling bulk loans, pre-defining customer sms and e-mails
notification, improvements in credit bureau integration, support for
surveys, and support for two factor authentication.
- GSOC interns on Apache Fineract and the Mifos Initiative are making good
progress on their projects related to the platform.
Alex Ivanov is ahead of schedule on the Two Factor Authentication project
under mentorship of Avik Ganguly
Thisura Philips has been making multiple pull requests to fix issues found
during his static analysis of the code base under mentorship of Mark
Reynolds
Sanyam Goel is continuing to integrate the APIs with Swagger for live API
documentation under the mentorship of Aleksandar Vidakovic
Nikhil Pawar is finalizing integration with the Equifax Credit Bureau as
part of his project under the mentorship of Nazeer Sheik.
Courage Angeh is adding in additional back-end support for our
notifications framework to deliver staff notifications across various apps
powered by Apache Fineract with the guidance of Pranjal Goswami.
Vladimir Fomene is implementing a brand new database design for a mobile
money bridge integrating with Apache Fineract with support from Ayuk Etta
and Antony Omeri

Developers from R116 with support from Mentors International have built and
added in enhancements to building reports directly via SQL queries in the
platform.
- The community has begun discussing taking over the Mifos I/O code base
(https://github.com/mifosio).  This code has, from its inception, been
intended for Apache Fineract. Still, there are a few issues that need to be
resolved before we're ready for this.
- Adoptions and deployments of Apache Fineract in Guatemala, Germany, and
Nigeria are proceeding along smoothly and beginning to scale on the
platform. Members of those terms are working with the community on their
implementations.

## Health report:
 - The project remains healthy. Activity levels on mailing lists, git and
JIRA remain mostly constant, or have very slight upticks.
 - Many community functions are filled by only one person.  The mailing
list has only one moderator; all merges are being performed by one
committer; only one committer is serving as a release manager.
 - We have 38 open pull requests stretching back over a year. We need to do
a better job of reacting to pull requests.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Jim Jagielski on November 3rd, 2016.

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 15 committers.
 - One addition still getting setup: Santosh Math was voted in and
announced this week.
 - Last committer additions before that were Zayyad Said and Robert Ippez
on March 13th, 2017.

## Releases:

 - Released version 1.0.0
https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/fineract/1.0.0/ on June 1 2017.
 - The Mifos Initiative has issued a Mifos release based on the current
Apache Fineract code.

## Mailing list activity:

Requests for help on the user list continue to be answered in a prompt and
friendly manner.

 - dev@fineract.apache.org:
    - 148 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 1046 emails sent to list (783 in previous quarter)

 - issues@fineract.apache.org:
    - 8 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 262 emails sent to list (167 in previous quarter)

 - user@fineract.apache.org:
    - 124 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 66 emails sent to list (65 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 50 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 44 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Jul 2017 [Myrle Krantz / Brett]

No report was submitted.

@Brett: pursue a report for Fineract

21 Jun 2017 [Myrle Krantz / Chris]

## Description:
 - Apache Fineract (\’fīn-,ә-,rakt\) is an open source system for core
banking as a platform. Fineract provides a reliable, robust, and
affordable solution for entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and
service providers to offer financial services to the world’s 2 billion
underbanked and unbanked.


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

## Activity:
 - Released version 1.0.0.
 - Mentoring GSOC interns


## Health report:
 - The project remains healthy. Activity levels on mailing lists, git
and JIRA remain mostly constant. Release voting was a little slow.


## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Jim Jagielski on November 3rd, 2016.

## Committer base changes:


 - Currently 14 committers.
 - No changes (the PMC was established in the last 3 months)
 - Last committer additions were Zayyad Said and Robert Ippez on March
13th, 2017.


## Releases:

 - Released version 1.0.0
https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/fineract/1.0.0/ on June 1.


## Mailing list activity:

Requests for help on the user list continue to be answered in a prompt
and friendly manner.

 - dev@fineract.apache.org:
    - 144 subscribers (up 21 in the last 3 months):
    - 938 emails sent to list (1138 in previous quarter)

 - issues@fineract.apache.org:
    - 8 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 212 emails sent to list (180 in previous quarter)

 - user@fineract.apache.org:
    - 123 subscribers (up 19 in the last 3 months):
    - 39 emails sent to list (102 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

Tickets created and tickets closed are holding parity.

 - 60 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 59 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 May 2017 [Myrle Krantz / Brett]

## Description:

Apache Fineract (\’fīn-,ә-,rakt\) is an open source system for core banking as a
platform. Fineract provides a reliable, robust, and affordable
solution for entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and service
providers to offer financial services to the world’s 2 billion
underbanked and unbanked.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

Apache Fineract graduated on April 19, 2017 and has been engaged in press work
to announce the graduation, content work to remove incubation disclaimers, and
coordination with Infra for the necessary adjustments there.

Apache Fineract will be mentoring three students for the 2017 Google Summer of
Code. Rajan Maurya from India will be working on a new Android field officer app
based on use cases in Latin America. Sanyam Goel from India will be working on
live REST API documentation using Swagger. Nikhil Pawar from the USA will be
working on extended and enhancing the credit bureau integration module.

## Health report:

The project remains healthy. Activity levels on mailing lists, git and
JIRA remain constant.

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months.
 - Last PMC addition was Jim Jagielski on November 3rd, 2016.

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 14 committers.
 - 2 new committers added in the last 3 months.
 - Last committer additions were Zayyad Said and Robert Ippez on March 13th, 2017.

## Releases:

The last release was announced on January 17th, 2017,
https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/fineract/0.6.0-incubating/

We have started the process of next release.

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@fineract.apache.org:
     - 141 subscribers (up 27 in the last 3 months):
     - 860 emails sent to list (864 in previous quarter)

 - user@fineract.apache.org:
     - 113 subscribers (up 15 in the last 3 months):
     - 65 emails sent to list (71 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 73 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 69 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Apr 2017

Establish the Apache Fineract 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 core banking platform that provides a reliable,
 robust, and affordable solution for entrepreneurs, financial
 institutions, and service providers to offer financial
 services to the world's underbanked and unbanked.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Fineract Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a core banking platform that provides a reliable,
 robust, and affordable solution for entrepreneurs, financial
 institutions, and service providers to offer financial
 services to the world's underbanked and unbanked; and be it further

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

 * Vishwas Babu AJ <vishwasbabu@apache.org>
 * Edward Cable <edcable@apache.org>
 * Markus Geiss <mage@apache.org>
 * Sander van der Heyden <sheyden@apache.org>
 * Ishan Khanna <ishan1604@apache.org>
 * Myrle Krantz <myrle@apache.org>
 * Terence Monteiro <terencemo@apache.org>
 * Adi Nayaran Raju <rajuan@apache.org>
 * Gaurav Saini <gsaini@apache.org>
 * Nazeer Hussain Shaik <nazeer1100126@apache.org>
 * Jim Jagielski <jim@apache.org>
 * Michael Vorburger <vorburger@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Myrle Krantz
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Fineract, 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 Fineract 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 Fineract Project; and be it further

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

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

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

27 Feb 2017

Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.

Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.

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

 1. Addressing areas of concern raised by community based on our Maturity
    Evaluation including:
    * Full documentation of our release management process
    * Implementation of Findbugs to show commitment to quality of code
    * Preparation of our community to respond any security threats or
      vulnerabilities that are reported.
    * Improvement of backwards compatibility of APIs and communication of
      breaking changes with each release.
    * Updating Apache Fineract webpage with latest releases.
 2. Adding new committers and contributors to the project.
 3. Continuing to move over additional documentation and providing full
    clarity to our community on how and where to report issues via the
    issue tracker.

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



How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Community continues to stay strongly engaged on the mailing lists with
   active reporting of issues via the mailing list and issue tracker.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * The community has made 2 additional releases since the last report.
   * Our second release was made on December 21, 2016 with three binding
     votes from the community.
   * Our third release was made on January 17, 2017  with three binding
     votes from the community.

Date of last release:

 2017-01-17

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2016-05-16

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
 [ ](fineract) Greg Stein
 [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik

16 Nov 2016

Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.

Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.

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

 1. With the first official incubation release out, we want to work on
    getting frequent successful incubation releases shipped to the community
    on a monthly basis.
 2. Adding new committers and contributors to the project along with
    empowering volunteers and support partner organizations in the community
    to contribute to the codebase while using the project infrastructure.
 3. Resolving the questions around introduction of a rework of the original
    code – in particular repository/infrastructure/release questions which
    result from the microservice architecture

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

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * With the first official incubation release out, we look add several new
   committers who have worked on modules and features that will soon be
   merged into the release.
 * The community is more involved and engaged in asking questions on the
   developer and user mailing lists. We are working to ensure that all
   inquiries are actively addressed and more discussions regarding
   functionality and design occur on the mailing lists.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Our first release was made on October 25, 2016. We received 4 binding
   votes from the community.
 * Significant work was led by the Mifos core development team to address the
   licensing issues with a dependency on Hibernate and replacing it with
   OpenJPA - details on the code changes made and the challenges overcome can
   be found at https://youtu.be/C4lXtXY-MY4

Date of last release:

 2016-10-25

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2016-05-05

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
 [X](fineract) Greg Stein
 [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Roman Shaposhnik:

   Next item on the immediate TODO list for the community is to master
   releases of binary convenience artifacts.

21 Sep 2016

Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.

Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.

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

 1. Getting a first release out – we are still inhibited by Hibernate issues
    which are more deeply rooted than we realized.
 2. Moving the community from the Mifos infrastructure to the Apache
    infrastructure – most discussions are taking place out of public view.
 3. Resolving the questions around introduction of a rework of the original
    code – in particular repository/infrastructure/release questions which
    result from the microservice architecture.


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

 The person who creates and submits the board reports will cease to perform
 this task until the code rework is ready to be introduced to the community.
 It is possible that this will endanger the board reports.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Several prospective new committers have recently joined the Mifos community
 through Google Summer of Code and as new partners that we are working to
 add as committers to the Apache Fineract.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have tried and failed to produce an apache release again.  A release was
 produced by the mifos community outside of apache and announced on the
 apache fineract user list.

 The release included work intended to move us closer to apache policies.
 In particular, the removal of Hibernate annotations from the code uncovered
 a circular dependency in the data structure which was not caught in
 testing.  Two production systems from early adopters are out-of-service
 today.

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Jim Jagielski was added as a mentor.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
 [ ](fineract) Greg Stein
 [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik
 [ ](fineract) Jim Jagielski

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Roman Shaposhnik:

   I'll be following up with the community on the report generation point
   which clearly needs to be clarified.

18 May 2016

Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.

Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.

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

 1. Finalizing the initial release
 2. Addressing with the VP of Legal our Hibernate dependency and how to
    remedy (removal, exception, etc.)
 3. Continue to encourage participation in Fineract collaboration and
    communication infrastructure by bringing offline interactions online
    and directing collaboration to occur in right channels.

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?

 - Participated in and selected one intern for Google Summer of Code
   working on the India Unified Payments Interface.
 - Community members attended LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, WA and
   encouraged developers to get involved in the Apache Fineract community.
 - Discussion of requirements is taking place via mailing lists for major
   enhancements community is anticipating over next quarter.
 - Jim Jagielski has joined the ranks of Fineracts mentors.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 More communications are happening on the appropriate lists as we have been
 directing conversations to happen in the public mailing lists and outside
 of previous community silos.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
 [ ](fineract) Greg Stein
 [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik
 [X](fineract) Jim Jagielski

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

20 Apr 2016

Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.

Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.

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

 1. Finalising the initial release
 2. Improve the communication around the differences between the previous
    MifosX project and the new Fineract project, especially in the MifosX
    community, website etc.
 3. With the first initial release, encourage the community to use the
    proper infastructure (mailing lists, issue tracker) for the ongoing
    collaboration within the community.
 4. Change management towards less 'key-man' dependency on previous
    tech/community leaders from MifosX, more towards community driven
    consensus.
 5. Reduce clutter on mailinglist from JIRA updates etc.

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

 On the mailinglist there have been discussions around the lack of traffic
 on it. This is part of the switchover from the current MifosX community
 and mailinglists towards the new Fineract lists. At the same time the
 recent meet-up of Mifosx and Fineract devs and people interested in it
 (see community development), has also triggered a lot of offline
 interaction.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 While activity on the mailinglist has been pretty low, we've had a great
 meet-up in Amsterdam where a nice mix of existing MifosX community members
 and a group of new interested people was present. This has boosted
 interest in Fineract.

 We have a high level of interest from new contributors throughout Africa -
 we are working to properly engage them and guide them to the correct
 collaboration channels in our Fineract community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Individual members of the leading partner organizations building solutions
 using the Fineract platform have begun to effectively use the Fineract
 issue tracker to communicate and track the requirements and enhancements
 they're building and contributing to Fineract. These individuals are
 setting a good example that other individuals from our partner community
 should follow.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
 [ ](fineract) Greg Stein
 [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik

16 Mar 2016

Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.

Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.

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

 1. Inform the non-technical part of the existing Mifos.org community of
    the change in project structure
 2. Getting licensing issues figured out for our first release
 3. Replacing dependencies that are not compliant with the license policies

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

 None, currently.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Since the code was initially pushed over, the community is working on the
 first release.

 In addition to the initial committer new contributors started to work on
 the project.

 There is a technical conference in Amsterdam in the second week of March
 during which some contributors and some community members will be
 introduced to developing under the Apache model.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The initial code is now available and the work to meet the license
 policies has started.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
 [ ](fineract) Greg Stein
 [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik

17 Feb 2016

Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.

Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.

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

 1. Inform the non-technical part of the existing Mifos.org community of
    the change in project structure
 2. Getting new committers up to speed on Apache processes and philosophy
 3. Replacing dependencies that are not compliant with the license policies

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

 None, currently

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Since the code was initially pushed over, the community is working on the
 first release.

 In addition to the initial committer new contributors started to work on
 the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The initial code is now available and the work to meet the license
 policies has started.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?



Signed-off-by:

 [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
 [ ](fineract) Greg Stein
 [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

20 Jan 2016

Fineract is an open source system for core banking as a platform.

Fineract has been incubating since 2015-12-15.

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

 1. Push the initial source code to Apache
 2. Inform the non-technical part of the existing Mifos.org community of
    the change in project structure
 3. Getting new committers up to speed on Apache processes and philosophy

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

 None, currently.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 The project just has started. All members of the initial community are
 taking their first steps into the Apache Way. The larger Mifos.org
 community is still operating as it was before, and is a mix of 'clients'
 who use the platform and services provided by Mifos.org and partners who
 leverage more on the platform and extend on it. Most partners have already
 been involved and informed about the plans to become an Apache project,
 most of whom are part of the current Fineract Apache community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 This is the first report.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Given the early state and missing code base, no additional commiters or
 PMC members were elected.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](fineract) Ross Gardler
 [X](fineract) Greg Stein
 [X](fineract) Roman Shaposhnik

Shepherd/Mentor notes: