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Gossip

19 Apr 2017

Gossip is an implementation of the Gossip Protocol.

Gossip has been incubating since 2016-04-28.

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

 1. A project leveraging Apache Gossip such as
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IGNITE-4837
 2. Two additional active committers to handle management tasks like code
    review
 3. Continued releases

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

 Two students are submitting proposals for Google Summer of Code. Both have
 already contributed features which were committed to the project. We are
 hopefully they both proposals will be accepted.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 The mailing list has been active with several people who were drawn to the
 project by GSOC 17 labels placed on our tickets. Two of them have
 contributed features that have been committed, and a third person (who will
 not be doing GSOC) has asked to be assigned a ticket. Our last release had
 roughly 5 different contributors, The mailing list is fairly active as we
 review GSOC proposals. We have more than 50 stars on github which shows
 that visibility is making a steady climb.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 A release 0.1.1 was completed right before our last report. We made an
 aggressive list of features for 0.1.2. We de-prioritized some of the items,
 but we completed far more than we expected. We had improvements in
 performance, testing, and features. CRDT support seemed to be the biggest
 'splash' feature.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?

 I am happy with the continued feature development and code/test
 improvement. We are attracting interest of some new developers who seem
 likely to stay involved and potentially be committers in the future. While
 the majority of management and reviews is done by a few, others are
 beginning to help with tasks like code reviews. As pointed out in the "move
 towards graduation" section, having a couple other highly active
 reviewers/committers would be a positive next step.

Please feel free to add your own commentary.

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

Date of last release:

 2017-04-02 (April 02)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Chandresh Pancholi added as a committer in February 2017

Signed-off-by:

 [x](gossip) P. Taylor Goetz
    Comments:
       Gossip is slowly but steadily growing its community. The GSOC
       participation was a great step in that regard.
 [x](gossip) Josh Elser
    Comments:
       The podling is still working to attract new members, but those
       involved so far are doing well.
 [x](gossip) Drew Farris
    Comments:
       It is great to see the interest driven by GSOC participation.
       Kudos to the team for engaging with GSOC.

18 Jan 2017

Gossip is an implementation of the Gossip Protocol.

Gossip has been incubating since 2016-04-28.

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

 1. Create some tutorial videos and blog posts to educate people on Gossip
    Project
 2. Focus on some critical technical improvements multi-node testing and
    accrual failure detection that will be critical for adoption into other
    projects

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?

 - One contributor has been voted as a committer. There are 13 watches 24
   stars on github.
 - Sean Busbey has stepped down as a mentor. Sean's early help was critical
   to this hatchling. Thank you, Sean.
 - Drew Farris has taken a role as a mentor.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Some technical features were frozen out until we completed our first
 release. Effort was spent on doing the first release (getting access, key
 signing, correctly enabling RAT maven plugin etc). This was mostly one-time
 effort.

Date of last release:

 We are currently voting on our first release.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Chandresh Pancholi as added as a committer on 11/29/16

Signed-off-by:

 [x](gossip) P. Taylor Goetz
 [x](gossip) Josh Elser
 [x](gossip) Drew Farris

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Josh Elser:

   First release should be landing within 72*2 hrs. Hopefully this will
   spawn a good cadence and attract more people to the, relatively quiet,
   podling.

19 Oct 2016

Gossip is an implementation of the Gossip Protocol.

Gossip has been incubating since 2016-04-28.

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

 1. Produce a release
 2. Update the site, especially how-to-contribute documentation
 3. Develop specifications for protocol

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?

We have accepted features/patches from two contributors. We have opened up a
discussion to add one of them as a project committer.


How has the project developed since the last report?

The ability to gossip user defined payloads
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GOSSIP-21) has been added to the
project.
This is a key feature that downstream tools needed to use the project.
Contributors have moved the project from Junit4 to Junit5
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GOSSIP-11), as well as
redesign/re-factoring of system internals
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GOSSIP-15)

Date of last release:

 (None yet)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

No

Signed-off-by:

 [x](gossip) P. Taylor Goetz
 [x](gossip) Josh Elser
 [ ](gossip) Sean Busbey

20 Jul 2016

Gossip is a system to form peer-to-peer networks using the gossip
protocol.

Gossip has been incubating since 2016-04-28.

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

 1. Establish an Apache website for Gossip that makes it easy for new
    users and contributors to get started.
 2. Facilitate discussions and build the protocol specification and
    implementation
 3. Produce a usable release

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 had activity in the community from two people who have engaged
 in working on smaller tasks. We are discussion electing them as project
 committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have created and resolved a number of tickets: 7 created, 3 resolved.

 We have had some discussion around made some traction around implementing
 the protocol via transports other than UDP.

 We are currently working on the web page which should attract more
 interest.

Date of last release:

 Never

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Never

Signed-off-by:

 [x](gossip) P. Taylor Goetz
 [x](gossip) Josh Elser
 [x](gossip) Sean Busbey

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Josh Elser:

   Podling is still finding its legs. Community processes are in the works
   and I think they're doing well so far.

15 Jun 2016

Gossip is a system to form peer-to-peer networks using the gossip protocol

Gossip has been incubating since 2016-05.

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

 1. Establish an Apache website for Gossip that makes it easy for new users
    and contributors to get started.
 2. Facilitate discussions and build the protocol specification and
    implementation
 3. Produce a usable release

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?

 The community is the same as when it started incubation a few weeks ago.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 This is our first report. We have imported the code from github. We are
 online. We have had good discussions on the dev list that have spawned a
 couple of tickets. One is in the review stage now. Taylor has been an
 enormous help.

Date of last release:

 Never

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Never

Signed-off-by:

 [X](gossip) P. Taylor Goetz
 [x](gossip) Josh Elser
 [X](gossip) Sean Busbey

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Sean Busbey:

   Community def still bootstrapping, but has done a good job of making
   progress once infra was in place.