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Gora

17 May 2017 [Lewis John McGibbney / Chris]

## Description:
The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model
and persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores,
key value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data
with extensive Apache Hadoop™ MapReduce support.

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

## Activity:
Gora has seen a reasonable amount of activity. We were successful
in pushing our 0.7 release which incorporates a number of GSoC
efforts from 2016 as well as some key upgrades to various datastores to
align them with other projects.

## Health report:
The project is successfully retaining interest with several PMC/community
members VOTE'ing on our 0.7 release candidate. We've added a number of new
modules as a result of continued GSoC participation. It is probably a good
time for the community to reach back out to Apache projects and see
where else Gora can/should integrate.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 23 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Kevin Ratnasekera on Thu Jan 12 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 23 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Kevin Ratnasekera at Wed Dec 07 2016

## Releases:

 - 0.7 was released on Mon Mar 20 2017

## Mailing list activity:

Out mailing list subscriptions are increasing which is great.

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 297 emails sent to list (45 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 79 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 7 emails sent to list (21 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 8 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 10 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

27 Feb 2017 [Lewis John McGibbney / Shane]

## Description:
 - Apache Gora provides an in-memory data model and persistence for big data.

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

## Activity:
 - Gora has recently seen some encouraging activity for new community members
   in the form of bug fixes. We have one blocking issue prior to our 0.7 release.
   This has been pending for quite some time.

## Health report:
 - Gora would benefit from the 0.7 release as we have a numbef of new datastores
   which, if released, could help the community spirit. We are still working on
   the 0.7 blocker, however once done we can VOTE.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 23 PMC members.
 - Kevin Ratnasekera was added to the PMC on Thu Jan 12 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 23 committers.
 - Kevin Ratnasekera was added as a committer on Wed Dec 07 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.1 on Sun Sep 13 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - 2016Q4 - 2017Q1 was a reasonably quiet period. We seen encouraging
   figures for our user@ list.

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 74 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 92 emails sent to list (492 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 77 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 22 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 7 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 1 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Dec 2016 [Lewis John McGibbney / Rich]

# Description:

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop™ MapReduce support.

## Issues:
 - there are no issues requiring board attention at this time
 - A new member is currently being brought into the Gora PMC

## Activity:
 - Gora has come off the back of a very productive summer. The
   proect has seen two new modules being committed however they
   have not been released. The next goal is for the PMC and
   Commiter base to push the 0.7 release.

## Health report:
 - A number of Gora modules are slightly behind, however what
   we support is stable. We had excellent representation... yet
   again at ApacheCon where one of our GSoC students clearly displayed
   how flexible as framework Gora truly is. JCache is  now supported over
   any Gora datastore implementation. A huge win for those that want and
   require object-to-datastore transactions.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 22 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Pierre Sutra on Mon Jun 13 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 22 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Pierre Sutra at Sat May 21 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.1 on Sun Sep 13 2015

## Mailing list activity:

Dev@ is stable... there is nothing more to say. We will have more
user@ when we release 0.7. The fact that we have increased subscribers
is marginally decent.

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 145 emails sent to list (400 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 77 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 7 emails sent to list (12 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

16 Nov 2016 [Lewis John McGibbney / Mark]

No report was submitted.

17 Aug 2016 [Lewis John McGibbney / Shane]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model
and persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores,
key value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data
with extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

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

## Activity:
Gora development has mainly involved GSoC efforts with two projects
this year. This is the fourth or fifth year Gora has participated in
GSoC and the work is going very well. Othe aspects of the community
have been reasonably quiet however we are very close to a release now.
In recent months we have added a number of modules to the codebase
from external contributors.

## Health report:
There are ideas to present some of the community work at the forthcoming
ApacheCon EU. An update on Gora was presented a while back at the
NASA JPL Open Developer Meetup in Pasadena, CA, U.S.A

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 22 PMC members.
 - Pierre Sutra was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 13 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 22 committers.
 - Pierre Sutra was added as a committer on Sat May 21 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.1 on Mon Sep 14 2015

## Mailing list activity:

dev@ continues to see the overwhelming majority of the community traffic.
This is a continuing trend with user@ seeing very low amounts of traffic.

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 74 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 267 emails sent to list (188 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 11 emails sent to list (25 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

18 May 2016 [Lewis John McGibbney / Mark]

## Description:
The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory
data model and persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting
to column stores, key value stores, document stores and RDBMSs,
and analyzing the data with extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce
support.

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

## Activity:
Gora is participating in Google Summer of Code program again with two
projects namely; https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GORA-437 and
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GORA-295 which provide new
datastores for CouchDB and dynamic support for Cache Providers using
JCache respectively. We are looking forward to a good summer.

## Health report:
Activity remains on the dev@ mailing list with user@ being virtually
unused. A number of bugs have been identified over in projects
which consume Gora and fixes have been posted to thw Gora Jira
and committed to master branch. We will be looking at releasing
0.7 fairly soon once the remaining bugs have been ironed out.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 21 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Furkan Kamaci on Wed Sep 16 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 21 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Furkan Kamaci at Mon Sep 14 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.1 on Mon Sep 14 2015

## Mailing list activity:
Always nice to see both our mailing lists growing in numbers.

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 194 emails sent to list (208 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 75 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 26 emails sent to list (10 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 6 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 14 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Feb 2016 [Lewis John McGibbney / Sam]

## Description:
The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model
and persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores,
key value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data
with extensive Apache Hadoop™ MapReduce support.

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

## Activity:
Gora has seen a reasonable degree of activity in this last while.
We've seen new members coming to report bugs (which have been fixed),
as well as evidence that Gora is being used in a number of big data
search stacks with some possible module contributions coming our way.
We have only one or two issues before we are ready to release Gora 0.7.
Lewis John McGibbney gave a Gora lightening talk @NASA JPL.
Work is ongoing to build a Gora-backed Log4j2 NoSQL appender.

## Health report:
More or less all of the Gora correspondence happens on dev@. We very
rarely have individual coming to user@. Of the ML traffic on dev@
the overwhelming majority of it is Jira and Github correspondence.
Generally speaking however, if we have new bug reports filed, they
are acted upon in a reasonable timeframe.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 21 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Furkan Kamaci on Wed Sep 16 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 21 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Furkan Kamaci at Mon Sep 14 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 0.6.1 on Mon Sep 14 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 74 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 234 emails sent to list (450 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 72 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 11 emails sent to list (53 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 18 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 14 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Nov 2015 [Lewis John McGibbney / Rich]

   Description:
   The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model
   and persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
   value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
   extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

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

Activity:
Since our successful GSoC project it's been a relatively quiet
reporting period for Gora however we have seen some activity
and interest around the Gora CI testing suite and also
an upgrade to the gora-accumulo module which is excellent.
Some new community members are working on the Gora Ci test suite
and we aim to run this towards the end of the month.

Health report:
As mentioned the reporting period has been relatively quiet since
GSoC in the summer however it is stable with our new PMC member
Furkan Kamaci being most active.

PMC changes:

 - Currently 21 PMC members.
 - Furkan Kamaci was added to the PMC on Wed Sep 16 2015

Committer base changes:

 - Currently 21 committers.
 - Furkan Kamaci was added as a committer on Mon Sep 14 2015

Releases:

 - 0.6.1 was released on Mon Sep 14 2015

Mailing list activity:

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 72 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 465 emails sent to list (79 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 66 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 55 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)


JIRA activity:

 - 23 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 24 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Sep 2015 [Lewis John McGibbney / David]

## Description:
   The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model
   and persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
   value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
   extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

## Activity:
 - Our GSoC efforts have come to fruition with one successful project completed
   and committed to the master codebase, new community members and numerous
   blog posts on a number of high visibility sites. This is Gora's 3rd year as
   a participant in GSoC. We are please to announce the very recent release of
   Gora 0.6.1.

## Health report:
 - Mailing list activity has remained fairly steady over the last three months
   with minor levels of growth evident. We hope this will increase as the 0.6.1
   release gets more widely used.

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

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 21 committers and 20 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Furkan Kamaci was added as a committer on Mon Sep 14 2015

## Releases:

 - 0.6.1 was released on Mon Sep 14 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 72 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 352 emails sent to list (134 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 65 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 31 emails sent to list (32 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

19 Aug 2015 [Lewis John McGibbney / Rich]

No report was submitted.

20 May 2015 [Lewis John McGibbney / Rich]

## Description:
   The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model
   and persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
   value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
   extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

## Activity:
 - Project activity has been pretty low in last quarter with an issue
   blocking the release of a bug fix for Gora 0.6.1. The goal is to
   amend this and release the bug fix ASAP.
 - Gora has however AGAIN been accepted into the GSoC program so
   renewed development will be kicking off on new features for the
   codebase. More updates at the next reporting period.

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

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 20 committers and 20 PMC members in the project.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Talat Uyarer at Mon Jan 26 2015
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Talat Uyarer at Mon Jan 26 2015

## Releases:

 - Gora 0.6 was released on February 19th, 2015.

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@gora.apache.org:
    - 72 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 318 emails sent to list (158 in previous quarter)

 - user@gora.apache.org:
    - 64 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 54 emails sent to list (20 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 15 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 7 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Feb 2015 [Lewis John McGibbney / Bertrand]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last release of Gora (0.5) was on 20th September, 2014.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Consistent and encouraging. We see most activity happening
on the dev@ list which is normal. There has been a consistent
level of contribution to the codebase and community lists
since the last reporting period. Recent activity includes
work on utilising ASF Infra's Rackspace resources to run
our GoraCI testing suite, an excellent effort to provide
a suite of extension bridges to Gora from other langauges
and upgrades of key module dependencies. The PMC are currently
VOTE'ing on the release of Gora 0.6. It looks like 0.6 will
be released by the February board meeting.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Talat Uyarer was elected as PMC member and committer
on 2015-01-26 (yyyy-mm-dd).

How has the community developed since the last report?

We have recently seen users of Gora within the Apache Giraph
community coming to our user

Mailing list members are as follows
user@:    from 64 -->
dev@:     from 73 -->
commits@  from 25 -->

Changes to PMC & Committers

Talat Uyarer was added as PMC and Committer on 2015-01-26 (yyyy-mm-dd).

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr, Hadoop,
Any23, Climate & HBase (this is not an exhaustive list). We also have
committers from many other projects outside of Apache.

19 Nov 2014 [Lewis John McGibbney / Ross]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last release of Gora (0.5) was on 20th September, 2014.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Consistent and encouraging. We see most activity happening
on the dev@ list which is normal. Additionally since the 0.5
release we've seen a number of communities that depend on
Gora upgrade. We've seen a number of issues identified
in use of Gora downstream and reported back to us. This is
encouraging meaning that more people are adopting the software.
Work is ongoing to have Gora implemented within Apache
OODT as an object-to-datastore abstraction for the OODT
FileManager component.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Damien Raude-Morvan  was elected as PMC member and committer
on 2014-08-03 (yyyy-mm-dd).

How has the community developed since the last report?

We have recently seen users of Gora within the Apache Giraph
community coming to our user@ list. This follows upgrade of
the giraph-gora component to the new 0.5 release.

Mailing list members are as follows
user@:    from 64 --> 64
dev@:     from 74 --> 73
commits@  from 27 --> 25

Changes to PMC & Committers

Nothing to report

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr, Hadoop,
Any23, Climate & HBase (this is not an exhaustive list). We also have
committers from many other projects outside of Apache.

20 Aug 2014 [Lewis John McGibbney / Greg]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last release of Gora (0.4) was on 24th April, 2014.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Has been quite steady this quarter with mailing list activity
remaining on dev@. We have had contributions from new community
members and also some discussion on list about moving on with
the 0.5 release. We also added support for both MongoDB and
and Apache Camel.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Damien Raude-Morvan  was elected as PMC member and committer
on 2014-08-03 (yyyy-mm-dd). The NOTICE thread has been passed
to the board and we look forward to formally inviting Damien
very soon.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Since last reporting Gora has been present at the HBase
London Meetup where various community members were able
to present Gora developments. In addition, Gora now features
in the DARPA Open Catalog therefore a number of new community
mambers have been recruited there due to increased promotion
of both Gora and Apache technologies in general.

Mailing list members are as follows
user@:    from 62 --> 64
dev@:     from 74 --> 74
commits@  from 26 --> 27

Changes to PMC & Committers

We hope that Damien will join us as stated above.
We are currently awaiting the 72 hour Board NOTICE period
before we attempt to invite him.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr, Hadoop,
Any23, Climate & HBase (this is not an exhaustive list). We also have
committers from many other projects outside of Apache.

21 May 2014 [Lewis John McGibbney / Bertrand]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last release of Gora (0.4) was on 24th April, 2014.
This is a major release for the project with many improvements.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Project activity on the run up to the 0.4 release was excellent.
We've received a number of contributions from
non-pmc/committers which is really positive.
One such individual is now part of our PMC.
The Gora PMC recently VOTE'd to move to Git
as primary SCM. Kudos to Jake Farrell and Infra
for ridiculously quick turnaround on migration.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Alparslan Avci (alparslanavci) was elected as PMC member and committer
on 2014-04-04 (yyyy-mm-dd).

How has the community developed since the last report?

Gora has featured in Black Duck Software's Open Source
Delivers blog with a guest post. Gora also featured in
the London HBase Users Group Meetup on 05/19/2014 mmddyyy.

A number of members were very engaged in both the 0.4
development drive and release review process. We continue
to go from strength to strength.

Mailing list members are as follows
user@:    from 57 --> 62
dev@:     from 64 --> 74
commits@  from 26 --> 26

Changes to PMC & Committers

Alparslan Avci joined as PMC member and committer
on 2014-04-04 (yyy-mm-dd). Alparslan was one of a number of
community members who advanced the 0.4 release.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr, Hadoop,
Any23 & HBase (this is not an exhaustive list).

19 Feb 2014 [Lewis John McGibbney / Brett]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last release of Gora (0.3) was on 8th May 2013.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Project activity has been good. We've received a number of
contributions from non-pmc/committers which is really positive.
Work is ongoing on GORA_94 a branch of the trunk code which
focuses on a long-overdue upgrade of our legacy Avro
dependencies from 1.3.3 to 1.7.X. As this is a major
undertaking therefore once this is addressed we will
be pushing a release candidate for 0.4.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Apostolos Giannakidis as PMC member and committer
on 2014-01-17 (yyy-mm-dd).

How has the community developed since the last report?

Shadowing overall project activity the community mailing
lists and Jira have seen contributions from new faces
and new names.
This is very positive for the project showing that
people are not only using Gora but are keen to engage in
development.
Mailing list numbers are as follows
user@:    from 49 --> 57
dev@:     from 60 --> 64
commits@  from NA --> 26

Changes to PMC & Committers

Apostolos Giannakidis joined as PMC member and committer
on 2014-01-17 (yyy-mm-dd). Apostolos is the second GSoC
student who has been VOTE'd by the Gora PMC to join our
ranks. Sebb kept us on our toes during the board@
72hr NOTICE period so thank you to him for that.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr, Hadoop,
Any23 & HBase (this is not an exhaustive list).

20 Nov 2013 [Lewis John McGibbney / Sam]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last release of Gora (0.3) was on 8th May 2013.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Project activity has been reasonably quiet with much less mailing list
activity than the summer quarter.
There has however been promising activity from a new member of the
community Yasin Tamer. We are currently working on GORA_94 a branch
of the trunk code which focuses on a long-overdue upgrade of our
legacy Avro dependencies from 1.3.3 to 1.7.5. As this is a major
undertaking therefore once this is addressed we will be pushing a release
candidate for 0.4.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

Roland von Herget joined as PMC member and committer
on Thu, 7th Mar 2013.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Gora again participated in this years Google Summer of Code program.
Our student Apostolos Giannakidis successfully completed his
project and Renato Marroquin (already a member of the Gora PMC)
was also successful in integrating Gora into Apache Giraph
as part of his GSoC project.
Mailing list numbers are as follows
user: from 46 --> 49
dev:  from 62 --> 60

Changes to PMC & Committers

Nothing to report.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr, Hadoop,
Any23 & HBase (this is not an exhaustive list).

21 Aug 2013 [Lewis John McGibbney / Sam]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last release of Gora (0.3) was on 8th May 2013. A number of
issues have been included within a 0.4 roadmap which we are
working towards.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Project activity has been steady. Mailing list activity has followed
usual trends, however our dev list saw the second highest ever level of
traffic during the month of July.
We moved to Apache CMS for our website and documentation so more ad-hoc
commits have been made since the last reporting period.
Since the last release >11 issues have been resolved, some of these major
in scope. We have also seen some new community members posting code
to our Jira instance which is great. We hope to integrate this in to
trunk for 0.4 release.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Gora was presented at this years CassandraSummit in SFO during June.
We were successful in being awarded two places for this years Google
Summer of Code program. Mid Term reporting has just taken place and
one project will be continuing.
Mailing list numbers have increased to
user:46
dev:62

Changes to PMC & Committers

Nothing to report.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr & Hadoop
(this is not an exhaustive list).

15 May 2013 [Lewis John McGibbney / Roy]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The Apache Gora team was extremely happy to announce the release of Gora
0.3 on 8th May 2013. VOTE'ing and the release management procedure seems
to be working well for the community and it was great to get the code
released.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Generally project activity has been fairly steady. We have been working
towards our 0.3 release with one issue (flagged upstream within Nutch)
posing quite a problem from a technical viewpoint. The 0.3 release
candidate was initially delayed with the intent of addressing this issue
however a decision was made to push the RC and address it in 0.4.
The user list has seen usual very low traffic. Our dev list has seen
236, 110 and 55 posts (so far) for the months March, April and May
respectively. We've recently seen some contributions and activity
from newer community members brought to Gora by Google Summer of Code (GSoC).
The Gora community decided to move to Apache CMS for publishing documentation
and we are currently deciding on when to push the staging site live.

How has the community developed since the last report?

We have had some interest (mainly streamed down from the Nutch community)
regarding improving Gora for specific use cases and more generally.
user@gora has 33 subscribers
dev@gora has 54 subscribers
PMC members Renato and Lewis are preparing and presenting Gora at this
years Cassandra Summit in San Francisco in July. This is another attempt
to build Gora out more.
We have seen a number of students come forward and propose projects for this
years GSoC. This is great news for Gora and we are optimistic about working
to make the Gora community better.

Changes to PMC & Committers

The Gora PMC were very pleased to invite and have Roland von Herget
join our ranks on Thu, 7th Mar 2013. Roland also joined the
Gora PMC.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr & Hadoop
(this is not an exhaustive list).

20 Feb 2013 [Lewis John McGibbney / Roy]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The Apache Gora team was happy to announce the release of Gora 0.2.1 on
7th August 2012. No releases have been made since however a clear strategy
has been established for the 0.3 release.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Since last reporting, the PMC has geared the development drive towards
the 0.3 release. We have addressed and resolved 28 of 33 issues
meaning that the progression towards an RC for 0.3 is well on the
way. We currently have two blockers which nee to be addressed before
we can consider the 0.3 RC.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Activity on the user@ list has been very slow since last reporting. It
was invisaged that after ApacheConEU user interest might pick up
slightly, however this has not materialized as we hoped.  Activity on
dev@ has developed in line with our expectations as we move towards
more regular Gora releases. Generally speaking more work needs to be
done in an attempt to make it easier for people to use Gora. This is
something which the PMC need to work on.

Changes to PMC & Committers

The Gora PMC were very pleased to invite and have Alfonso Nishikawa
join our ranks in early December. After working with the PMC to ensure
smooth transition into the Apache community Alfonso is now
contributing to Gora and making a real impact. Alfonso also joined the
Gora PMC.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects
including, Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr & Hadoop
(this is not an exhaustive list). We are still actively seeking one or
more members to join the team from the Avro community so this will be
a main target for us in the future post 0.3 release.

Project Branding or Naming issues

NONE

Legal issues

NONE

21 Nov 2012 [Lewis John McGibbney / Rich]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The Apache Gora team was happy to announce the release of Gora 0.2.1 on
7th August 2012. No releases have been made since.

Overall Project Activity since last report

The last report quoted that good progress was being made on the GSoC
project, these efforts have now come to fruition with the recent merge
of a goraamazon branch with the trunk code. The entire efforts which
went into GSoC project can now be leveraged and enjoyed by Gora users
and dev's. In all 17 of 77 issues have been addressed since we last
reported.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Our GSoC student (and now PMC member and Committer) Renato Marroquín
Mogrovejo recently presented on Gora @ACEU, continued exposure of this
calibre will most certainly aid in building out the community. We have also
witnessed Gora users from outside the typical community posting
presentations based on Gora use cases, as well as a significant portion of
Julien Nioche's presentation (on Apache Nutch) @ACEU focussing on Gora. Not
only is this encouraging but also shows that interest in Gora is growing as
the technology matures.

Changes to PMC & Committers

The Gora PMC were very pleased to invite and have Renato Marroquín
Mogrovejo join as PMC and Committer. This was the result of a long
summers participation in the GSoC project as well as Renato's
interest in getting the Gora brand out there at this years ACEU. We look
forward to more contributions which build on the great work done over the
summer.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of Apache projects including,
Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo, Whirr & Hadoop (this is not an exhaustive
list). Within the scope of the 0.3 development drive is an extensive upgrade
of the Avro code, so we will be vigilant in attracting new members.

Project Branding or Naming issues

NONE

Legal issues

NONE

15 Aug 2012 [Lewis John McGibbney / Greg]

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The Apache Gora team was happy to announce the release of Gora 0.2.1 on
7th August 2012. More regular Gora releases are certainly having a
significant impact downstream within the Apache Nutch community as we
witnessed the release of Nutch 2.0 (which relies heavily on Apache
Gora). The Gora 0.2.1 release artifacts will be put to good use within
the next development drive over in Nutch.

Overall Project Activity since last report

A community decision was made to make an incremental 0.2.X release as
it was deemed that enough ground had been achieved to justify the
release. The release includes >10 bug fixes, about the same in
improvements. Work has been going well with the google summer of code
project and we look forward to reviewing this work and merging it into
Gora trunk once the PMC is satisfied with it. Finally we have a
significant patch for a complete re-work of the Avro implementations
within Gora. This provides an excellent contribution to Gora and will
certainly be included in the next release.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The community spirit has remained positive and can only get better now
that we are releasing on a more incremental basis. Our GSoC student
Renato Marroquín Mogrovejo and Lewis McGibbney have submitted a joint
proposal to the forthcoming ApacheCon EU based entirely on Gora so we
hope that this will also enable us to build out the community. As
briefly mentioned above, a significant Avro contribution was received
from Ed Kohwley which is very positive.

Changes to PMC & Committers

The Gora PMC were very pleased to invite and have Kazuomi Kashii join
the PMC. This was the result from Kaz's significant work within the
gora-cassandra module and various discussions with other community
members.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of projects including,
Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo & Hadoop (this is not an exhaustive
list). Within the scope of the 0.3 development drive is an extensive upgrade
of the Avro code, so we will be vigilant in attracting new members. We also
look forward to the progression of GSoC. Hopefully our student progresses
to become part of the Gora team in due course.

Project Branding or Naming issues

NONE

Legal issues

NONE

16 May 2012 [Lewis John McGibbney / Doug]

Apache Gora

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The Apache Gora team was happy to announce the release of Gora 0.2 on
24th April 2012 (1st since graduation from the Incubator). During the
process of this release, the team managed to simplify the release process
somewhat so we look forward to the shift towards a more incremental
release policy within the project as a whole. As a side note, an
experimental branch of Nutch is now very close to a community VOTE
further to the recent Gora 0.2 release.

Overall Project Activity since last report

The majority of work directly concerned the 0.2 release as mentioned above.
Since then there have been a few commits, however there has also been
some encouraging conversation with respect to our site migration to
the Apache CMS. We currently have some 50 odd issues to work on within
the 0.3 development drive.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Encouragingly we have had a number of new issues logged on Jira
from new Gora users. On most occasions this has sparked decent conversations
however we are lacking patches from these new Gora users. Some excellent
news was that our Gora Amazon DynamoDB Google Summer of Code project
was succesfully accepted into this years programme. The prospective
student, Renato has been on list and we look forward to kicking things
off later this month.

Changes to PMC & Committers

NONE

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of projects including,
Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo & Hadoop (this is not an exhaustive
list). Within the scope of the 0.3 development drive is an extensive upgrade
of the Avro code, so we will be vigilant in attracting new members. We also
look forward to the progression of GSoC. Hopefully our student progresses
to become part of the Gora team in due course.

Project Branding or Naming issues

NONE

Legal issues

NONE

18 Apr 2012 [Lewis John McGibbney / Doug]

Apache Gora

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last official project release was made on 24/09/2011 which was the
0.1.1-incubating release (2nd whilst in the Incubator). Since last
reporting there have been few commits but the ones we've seen
have been fairly significant. The community is currently in discussion
regarding a 0.2 release candidate and it is hoped that we will see a
Gora 0.2 release by mid/end April.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Activity shadows last months average, with nothing exceptional taking place.
A blocker issue with our usage of a particular sql library has been dealt with,
additionally Keith Turner was able to commit his gora-accumulo module, as the
distribution of Accumulo was released and available for us to use. Ferdy
committed a nice piece of work which now provides users with the ability to
properly support multiple data store implementations in parallel. We've also
seen keen interest for our proposed GSoC project which is to add a gora-Amazon
DynamoDB module to the project and look forward to picking up traction with
this in the near future. Finally our Hadoop core and test dependencies have
been upgraded to Hadoop 1.0.1 which also paves the way for the Avro upgrade
post 0.2 release.

How has the community developed since the last report?

We recently received (rather encouragingly) that someone struggled to
join the user@ list. This was because this list did not exist, it has
however now been created. We've had some questions coming into the
project regarding the hbase module, and whether or not we were going
to support certain features within Gora, however unfortunately none of
these issues lead to any commits from outside the existing community.

Changes to PMC & Committers

NONE

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of projects including,
Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo & Hadoop (this is not an exhaustive
list). There is work to be done with the Avro implementations, so once we
are 100% ready to work on these issues, we will be looking to interest
members of the Avro community in Gora. It would also be nice to attract
members of the Hector and Cassandra community so we will work towards this
goal.

Project Branding or Naming issues

NONE

Legal issues

NONE

21 Mar 2012 [Lewis John McGibbney / Greg]

Apache Gora

The Apache Gora open source framework provides an in-memory data model and
persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores, key
value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Apache Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last official project release was made on 24/09/2011 which was the
0.1.1-incubating release (2nd whilst in the Incubator). Although since last
reporting there have been some commits to three Gora modules, some remaining
issues still need to be addressed before we are ready to roll out a 0.2
release. This is rather frustrating, as the main issue which blocks a 0.2
release is a licensing issue on the gora-sql store. It is widely
acknowledged that although gora-sql is the least used module, it is the one
which requires attention to rectify this licensing issue.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Since graduation all documentation, and infrastructure has been successfully
migrated over to TLP status. We've witnessed development and commits to
three datastores and a number of issues addressed as a result. It is safe to
say that the gora-hbase store seems to be attracting the most development,
however there are also a number of issues which have recently been opened
for the gora-cassandra module. In the last report we stated that there were
two new modules in the process of being integrated into the project (namely
gora-accumulo and gora-solr), however due to ongoing issues with releases
for Solr and Accumulo, we are not able to release the gora modules.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The Gora mailing lists have seen some activity with regards to
gora-accumulo, however generally speaking traffic was quite low for the
month until this report. We do however have some excellent news that we are
submitting an application to Google Summer of Code. The project comprises a
gora-dynamodb (Amazon Dynamo DB) module, again making best efforts to open
up Gora to a wider audience.

Changes to PMC & Committers

Since VOTE'ing Keith Turner on to the team no new members have been accepted
into the Gora development team. Additionally, no new VOTE'ing has taken place.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of projects including,
Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr, Accumulo & Hadoop (this is not an exhaustive
list). There is work to be done with the Avro implementations, so once we
are 100% ready to work on these issues, we will be looking to interest
members of the Avro community in Gora.

Project Branding or Naming issues

We recently sorted out all branding and trademark issues through trademarks@.
As this has been addressed there is no more to add at this stage.

Legal issues

We currently have an issue with one particular library being used within the
gora-sql store. It is the communities intention to remove this LGPL licensed
library from the codebase replacing it with implementations from JOOQ an ASL
2.0 licensed library. A re-write of the gora-sql module building from the
JOOQ library has been delayed until after our 0.2 release, an interim
solution comprises simply replacing the offending code with TODO's. Although
technically this makes the gora-sql module unfit for production use, it does
allow us to progress with releasing Gora 0.2. The community can then move
towards a rewrite of the gora-sql module for a 0.3 release.

15 Feb 2012 [Lewis John McGibbney / Larry]

Apache Gora

Apache Gora is an open source framework providing an in memory data model
and persistence for big data. Gora supports persisting to column stores,
key value stores, document stores and RDBMSs, and analyzing the data with
extensive Hadoop MapReduce support.

Project Releases

The last official project release was made on 24/09/2011 which was the
0.1.1-incubating release (2nd whilst in the Incubator). Discussion has
surfaced on the project development strategy for spinning a 0.2 RC within
the next month or so.
In addition to the numerous improvements made between 0.1.1-incubating and
0.2 we plan to implement two additional data store modules, namely gora-solr
and gora-accumulo. The addition of these modules not only drives the project
towards its extended project description and aspirations, but will also ensure that
Apache Gora is extended to two diverse and active communities with the ASF.

Overall Project Activity since last report

Since reporting we have identified several improvements to be made to the
codebase. These issues are actively being worked on, however the task of
migrating all Gora infrastructure to TLP status is currently taking precedence.
In terms of project activity, over the last month, our mailing lists have
witnessed sustainable levels of activity with noticeably higher volumes of
traffic. Daniel Shahaf has done an excellent job of migrating the overwhelming
majority of the incubator infrastructure over to TLP configuration.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Having just been accepted into the ASF as a TLP, the Gora PMC is pleased
to announce that having VOTE'd we have successfully attracted one new
committer and PMC member, Keith Turner. In addition we've become aware
of some other more discrete members of the community chipping in.
This is promising, as members from communities as far afield as Apache
James are actively monitoring the Gora development lists.
Additionally we have connected with members of the JOOQ community
regarding a possible re-write of the gora-sql module as well as members
of the Hector Developers community, a formal announcement was made on
15/01/2012 (cross posted to the Hector user lists) which states
continued and committed support for the Hector client API within
the gora-cassandra module. This was followed by members of the Hector
development team formally stating on the Gora dev lists that they are
happy to work collaboratively to make both Hector and Gora better projects.

Changes to PMC & Committers

The Gora PMC is pleased to announce that Keith Turner was VOTE'd in
as PMC member and Committer. Hopefully by the time this report is
presented to the Board, Keith will be on board and able to actively
maintain and improve the gora-accumulo module, also opening Gora up
to the Accumulo community.

PMC and Committer diversity

We currently have committers from a wide variety of projects including,
Nutch, Tika, OODT, Camel, Solr to name a few. Once Keith's credentials are
processed we can add Accumulo to this list. This list is not exhaustive.

Project Branding or Naming issues

As we migrate the website to the TLP infrastructure we have created an
issue on the Gora Jira to ensure that all ASF branding and naming guidelines
are implemented fully and that Apache Gora is in compliance.


Legal issues

We currently have an issue with one particular library being used within the
gora-sql store. It is the communities intention to remove this LGPL licensed library
from the codebase replacing it with implementations from JOOQ an ASL 2.0 licensed library.

24 Jan 2012

Establish the Apache Gora 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 mapping objects to NoSQL databases
 for distribution at no charge to the public.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Gora Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to open-source software for mapping objects to NoSQL
 databases; and be it further

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

    * Sertan Alkan <sertan@apache.org>
    * Andrzej Bialecki <ab@apache.org>
    * Ioannis Canellos <iocanel@apache.org>
    * Ferdy Galema <ferdy@apache.org>
    * Dogacan Guney <dogacan@apache.org>
    * Andrew Hart <ahart@apache.org>
    * Chris Mattmann <mattmann@apache.org>
    * Lewis John McGibbney <lewismc@apache.org>
    * Julien Nioche <jnioche@apache.org>
    * Henry Saputra <hsaputra@apache.org>
    * Enis Soztutar <enis@apache.org>
    * David Woollard <woollard@apache.org>

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Gora Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Gora sub-project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Gora sub-project encumbered upon the
 Apache Incubator Project are hereafter discharged.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Lewis John McGibbney
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Gora, 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.

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

21 Dec 2011

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache
Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Fix failing module tests within the Jenkins CI build
 2. Update both project site and wiki documentation with specific emphasis
on Hbase, Cassandra and SQL modules as well as the release process
 3. Write tests for Cassandra module as this would provide an additional
layer of consistency to the project. This is fundamental before a
0.2-incubating release.

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

 1. The Gora PPMC recently voted to extend an invitation to Ferdy Galema,
he has however noted that he is on holiday and will not be able to accept
until his return.
 2. The community plans a 0.2-incubating release soon, and it will likely
coincide with the graduation VOTE that Chris Mattmann, champion for Gora,
will put forth.

How has the community developed since the last report?

With the addition of Ferdy Galema, as stated above there has also been
interest from one of Ferdy's colleagues and additionally Keith Turner who is
working on the Accumulo (Apache Incubator) project. Keith's intention is to
build a gora-accumulo store which would add significantly to Gora.

The project is currently VOTE'ing on its graduation, at this thread:
http://s.apache.org/AbC. So far community response looks good. If the VOTE
passes, we'll head over to general@incubator
and raise the VOTE there. If all is well on that VOTE, we're targetting a
January 2012 resolution to the board.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

Gora 0.1.1-incubating was successfully released on 24 September 2011 which
displays that the project has made 2 releases since entering the incubator.
Additionally a Jenkins CI build has been established and work is on way to
firstly fix the broken tests, before working to improve overall code test
coverage. In particular the modular nature of the project meant that
developers have decided that a Maven build was more appropriate than an
Ant/Ivy implementation.

26 Oct 2011

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache
Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers.
 2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with
infection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop.
 3. At least one Gora incubating release

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

In July 2011, we elected Ioannis Cannelos to the Gora PPMC and as a Gora
Committer. We've also had a lot of interest from the Nutch community lately
(specifically Lewis John McGibbney) as they are trying to help us get a
stable version of Gora 0.2 trunk out the door and working with Maven Central
so that Nutch as a downstream consumer can leverage Gora in it's 2.0 trunk
version.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

We are on RC #4 for Gora 0.1.1-incubating, a small patch to 0.1-incubating
to get Maven dependencies working and a process in place. There has been
some recent dev activity in trunk by Alexis Detreglode to get a new
Cassandra back-end store in place, and improve upon the existing one. There
are also efforts underway by Henry Saputra to get a CI build on Jenkins
going for Gora.

21 Sep 2011

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache
Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers.
 2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with
infection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop.
 3. At least one Gora incubating release

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

In July 2011, we elected Ioannis Cannelos to the Gora PPMC and as a Gora
Committer. We've also had a lot of interest from the Nutch community lately
(specifically Lewis John McGibbney) as they are trying to help us get a
stable version of Gora 0.2 trunk out the door and working with Maven Central
so that Nutch as a downstream consumer can leverage Gora in it's 2.0 trunk
version.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

We are on RC #4 for Gora 0.1.1-incubating, a small patch to 0.1-incubating
to get Maven dependencies working and a process in place. There has been
some recent dev activity in trunk by Alexis Detreglode to get a new
Cassandra back-end store in place, and improve upon the existing one. There
are also efforts underway by Henry Saputra to get a CI build on Jenkins
going for Gora.

15 Jun 2011

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache
Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers.
 2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with
infection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop.
 3. At least one Gora incubating release

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Ever since the 0.1-incubating release, it's been kind of quiet. We did have
a couple users (Yves Langisch, Joseph Vychtrle, Ioannis Canellos, and
Marshall Pierce) pop on, report some issues, and help out.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

The 0.1-incubating release is out. We're currently working on a
0.1.1-incubating patch that includes an update to Gora-Hbase that will allow
us to upgrade our existing jars on Maven Central. Once we roll 0.1.1 (Chris
Mattmann will RM it), Nutch 2.0-trunk will upgrade to the Gora release
shortly thereafter.

16 Mar 2011

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and
Apache Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

1. Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers
2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with
infection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop
3. At least one Gora incubating release

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The IPMC and Gora PPMC have elected to add Alexis Detreglode as a Gora
committer and PPMC member.

Mailing list activity has been picking up. We've recently been fielding
questions and even a patch from some of our users who are interesting in
helping to maintain a Maven-based version of the build system.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

The project is currently rolling RC3 of our first 0.1-incubating
release. Henry Saputra and Andrzej Bialecki are leading the way.

The first 2 release candidates were tested, and we have been working
with the Incubator and Gora communities to address all of the issues
raised. We expect Apache Gora 0.1-incubating to be released within the
month, and expect Nutch 2.0-trunk to upgrade to the Gora release shortly
thereafter.

15 Dec 2010

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache
Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers
 2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with
infection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop
 3. At least one Gora incubating release

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Mailing lists activity is mainly from Gora committers and mentors at
present. The Gora devs did answer a question from a user regarding how to
build Gora over the past month and a few user requests (for Maven Central
publishing and a bugfix) were filed as well.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

Enis Soztutar and Hentry Saputra contributed a tutorial on Gora and added it
to the website in GORA-16 and GORA-17. Eugen Paraschiv posted an issue in
GORA-19 requesting that the Gora artifacts be published to Maven Central. A
bugfix issue was contributed in GORA-18 by Ioannis Canellos that addressed
configuration issues in the trunk.

Chris Mattmann posted a note to the dev list suggesting a 0.1-incubating
release and volunteering to be the RM. Henry Saputra stepped up and
suggested he would be willing to do it, so it looks like we have the RM
situation taken care of. Chris suggested checking out the OODT release
process doc on the OODT wiki for some pointers on how to get started.

17 Nov 2010

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache
Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers
 2. Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with
infection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop
 3. At least one Gora incubating release

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The community is slowly migrating over from Github. Mailing lists activity
is mainly from Gora committers and mentors, though we have fielded a user
question or two since the last report. Enis sent a link regarding the
spring-data framework, a NoSQL solution from the Spring community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

Work has effectively begun at the ASF. An Apache Forrest-based website has
been stood up (GORA-2) at http://incubator.apache.org led by Enis Soztutar
and Henry Saputra. Andrew Hart contributed a logo for GORA in GORA-3.
Andrzej Bialecki has been leading the development of several Gora backends,
including Ehcache (GORA-13), JDBM2 (GORA-14) and Solr (GORA-9). Other
bugfixes and development discussions (e.g., GORA-12) have been churning
along (with contributions from Dogacan Guney and others. The project's
development is moving forward.

A software grant was recorded on October 5, 2010 and Chris Mattmann set up
the initial Gora Incubator tracking status page at
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/gora.html in GORA-10.

20 Oct 2010

Gora is an ORM framework for column stores such as Apache HBase and Apache
Cassandra with a specific focus on Hadoop.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 Port Gora code and license headers into ASF license headers
 Develop a strong community with organizational diversity and with
   injection into existing ASF projects like Nutch and Hadoop
 At least one Gora incubating release

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

There was a lot of positive interest from the Incubator community during the
Gora proposal and voting process. Most of the existing Github community is
in the process of moving over to the ASF. Mailing lists were *just* set up,
so we expect the community to continue to blossom as we can now begin to
effectively communicate out in the open.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Gora was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on September 26, 2010.

We've got mailing lists setup (INFRA-3017), SVN space (INFRA-3018), JIRA
(INFRA-3019), and Confluence (INFRA-3020) thanks to Henry Saputra. Enis
Soztutar just completed the code drop (see r1006024 and INFRA-3038) and
created GORA-1 to track the issue. Enis also created GORA-2 to track
standing up the Gora website. Enis and Andrzej Bialecki went through the
Software Grant process, which was received and ACK'ed by Craig Russell in
r25057, r25058, r25060, r25061, r25070, r25071, r25072, and r25073 of the
foundation repository. Full steam ahead.