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HBase

20 Sep 2017

Change the Apache HBase Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Andrew Purtell to
 the office of Vice President, Apache HBase, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Andrew Purtell from the office of Vice President, Apache HBase, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache HBase project
 has chosen by vote to recommend Misty Stanley-Jones as the successor
 to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Andrew Purtell is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache HBase, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Misty Stanley-Jones be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache HBase, 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 7B, Change the Apache HBase Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Jul 2017 [Andrew Purtell / Shane]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

Over the last reporting interval we made a total of four releases - two
releases from the 1.1.x code line, and one release from each of our other
1.x code lines: 1.1.10 was released on April 25, 2017, shepherded by
branch RM Nick Dimiduk. 1.3.1 was released on April 20, 2017, with the
guidance of branch RM Mikhail Antonov. 1.2.6 was released on June 03, 2017
thanks to branch RM Sean Busbey. 1.1.11 was released on June 18, 2017,
also managed by branch RM Nick Dimiduk.

We produced the first alpha release of our new code line, 2.x.
2.0.0-alpha-1 was released on June 09, 2017 under the supervision of
co-RMs Michael Stack and Stephen Yuan Jiang.

Andrew Purtell volunteered to branch for and stabilize a new 1.x code
line - 1.4.x - with the release of 1.4.0 tentatively planned two months'
time from now.

ACTIVITY

I am pleased to report we have added two members to our PMC in this
reporting period: Devaraj Das joined us on June 29, 2017, and Chunhui
Shen joined us on Jul 3, 2017. We now have 37 PMC members.

We also brought three new committers on board the project: Allan Yang
on June 07 2017, Ashu Pachauri on June 14, 2017, and Huaxiang Sun on
June 19, 2017. We now have 63 committers.

In terms of public events, we are happy to report that HBaseCon West was a
success, with around 200 attendees in Mountain View, California. HBaseCon
Asia is scheduled to take place in Shenzhen, China on August 4, 2017, and
preparations are well underway.

STATS

Our dev@ mailing list saw a small increase in membership over this
reporting period while the user@ list saw a decline. There is a small
downward trend on user@ list subscriptions.

The JIRA open/close ratio is close to that reported last time. (Opened
-2%, closed +7%).

63 committers
37 PMC
1090 subscribers to the dev list (up 6 in the last 3 months)
2333 subscribers to the user list (down 16 in the last 3 months)
463 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
466 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Apr 2017 [Andrew Purtell / Bertrand]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

We have decided to declare our 0.94 and 0.98 code lines end-of-lifed
and will be communicating this to our user communites soon. Earlier
we already declared our 1.0 code line as EOL, so the earliest
supported code line is now 1.1.

1.1.9 was released on February 16, 2017, managed by branch RM Nick
Dimiduk.

1.2.5 was released on March 23, 2017, managed by branch RM Sean Busbey.

1.3.0 was released on Jan 15, 2017, managed by branch RM Mikhail
Antonov.

ACTIVITY

I am pleased to report we have added three members to our PMC in this
reporting period: Jing Chen (Jerry) He on March 15, 2017; Josh Elser
also on March 15, 2017; and Yu Li on April 10, 2017. We now have 35 PMC
members.

We also brought three new committers on board the project: Chia-Ping
Tsai on March 15, 2017; Eshcar Hillel on March 16, 2017; and Anastasia
Braginsky on March 22, 2017. We now have 60 committers.

We have updated our code of conduct page[1] to include a new diversity
tatement.

HBaseCon West 2017 will be held at Monday, June 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM
to 6:30 PM PDT at the Google Crittenden Campus in Mountain View, CA,
USA.[2]

HBasecon Asia 2017 will be held at August 4, 2017 at the Huawei campus
in Bantian, Long Gang District, Shenzhen, China. Details TBD.

STATS

Our dev@ mailing list saw a small increase in membership over this
reporting period while the user@ list had a smaller decline.

The JIRA open/close ratio is close to that reported last time.
Overall the velocity is lower, by about 28% (opens) / 16% (closed).

60 committers
35 PMC
1084 subscribers to the dev list (up 8 in the last 3 months)
2349 subscribers to the user list (down 4 in the last 3 months)
459 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
430 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

1. https://hbase.apache.org/coc.html
2. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hbasecon-west-2017-tickets-33101238696

18 Jan 2017 [Andrew Purtell / Isabel]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD'S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

We made two releases from our 0.98 code line under the supervision
of branch RM Andrew Purtell: 0.98.23 was released on October 22,
2016 and 0.98.24 was released on January 4, 2017. 0.98.24 is expected
to be the last regular release from this code line. Andrew Purtell
resigned his informal role as long term maintainer and RM for the
0.98 branch a few days ago.

We made two releases from our 1.1 code line under the supervision of
branch RM Nick Dimiduk: 1.1.7 was released on October 22, 2016 and
1.1.8 was released on December 15, 2016.

We made one release from our 1.2 code line under the supervision of
branch RM Sean Busbey: 1.2.4 was released on November 6, 2016.

Voting on the first release from our 1.3 code line, 1.3.0, under the
supervision of branch RM Mikhail Antonov, has almost completed and
looks like it will carry.

ACTIVITY

It is my pleasure to report Stephen Yuan Jiang was added to the PMC
on October 13, 2016; and four committers were added since our last
report: Lijin Bin joined us on November 17, 2016, Phil Yang joined
us on November 26, 2016, Josh Elser joined us on December 10, 2016,
and Guanghao Zhang joined us on December 19, 2016.

STATS

Mailing list memberships all saw a small increase since our last
report.

The JIRA open/close rate and ratio is close to that reported last
time.

57 committers
32 PMC
1078 subscribers to the dev list (up 9 in the last 3 months)
2355 subscribers to the user list (up 1 in the last 3 months)
634 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
514 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Oct 2016 [Andrew Purtell / Sam]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

We made two releases from our 0.98 code line under the supervision
of branch RM Andrew Purtell: 0.98.21 was released on August 15, 2016.
0.98.22 was released on September 9, 2016.

We made one release from our 1.1 code line under the supervision of
branch RM Nick Dimiduk: 1.1.6 was released on September 4, 2016.

We made two releases from our 1.2 code line under the supervision of
branch RM Sean Busbey: 1.2.2 was released on July 10, 2016. 1.2.3 was
released on September 11, 2016.

Our upcoming 1.3 code line is in prerelease under the supervision
of branch RM Mikhail Antonov, now taking on production-like workloads
to shake out the handful of remaining issues.

Recently the community updated plans for branching for the next major
code line, 2.0. Co-RMs Matteo Bertozzi and Stephen Yuan Jiang will
supervise. (Because of his volunteerism in this regard, discussion is
underway to add Stephen Yuan Jiang to the PMC.) In broad strokes the
plan is to branch and produce an alpha quality preview some time in
November of 2016, then stabilize toward beta quality by the end of this
calendar year.

ACTIVITY

It is my pleasure to report the project added four new PMC during
this reporting period. Dima Spivak was added to the PMC on August 30,
2016. Duo Zhang joined us on September 5, 2016. Misty Stanley-Jones
joined us on September 6, 2016. Stephen Yuan Jiang joined us on
October 14, 2016.

Dima Spivak was granted committer and PMC status simultaneously,
increasing the ranks of our committers by one, to 53.

We had enough interest in HBaseCon, the yearly conference for the
HBase community that took place earlier this year in May, that the
Program Committee had to turn away quality talk proposals. Thanks to
generous contribution of hosting space and logistics from Google and
Bloomberg we found a home for this overflow in an additional East
Coast edition[1] which took place last month and was well attended
by members of our user and developer communities. The organizers
of the HBase-NYC meetup group report that their membership went
from ~600 pre-event to ~850 post, showing a good increase in local
community interest.

STATS

Mailing list membership has been steady.

The JIRA open/close rate and ratio is very close to that reported
last time.

53 committers
31 PMC
1066 subscribers to the dev list (up 3 in the last 3 months)
2355 subscribers to the user list (up 5 in the last 3 months)
592 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
457 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

1. http://www.meetup.com/HBase-NYC/events/233024937/

20 Jul 2016 [Andrew Purtell / Marvin]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

Despite my personal concerns about available community bandwidth for
maintaining several code lines, we are holding steady with three
released code lines (0.98, 1.1, and 1.2) plus development activity on
the next minor increment (1.3), the parent of the 1.x release series
(branch-1) and the project trunk (master, aka 2.0). We have one
committer allocated as release manager for each code line to
supervise (except branch-1). Committers are largely maintaining the
discipline of committing changes first to master then back through all
active branches according to our documented source and binary change
compatibility policy. An exception is 0.98. For this "long term
stable" code line the branch RM has volunteered responsibility for
porting back all desired changes committed to later code lines.

We made two releases from our 0.98 code line: 0.98.19 was released
on April 28, 2016; and 0.98.20 was released on June 12, 2016.

We made one release from our 1.1 code line: 1.1.5 was released on
May 12, 2016.

We made one release from our 1.2 code line: 1.2.1 was released on
April 5, 2016.

Work to complete the first release from our 1.3 code line is ongoing
and should be completed soon. The 1.3 code line will be managed by
our newest PMC member, Mikhail Antonov. Once 1.3.0 is released I
expect we will have a discussion on dropping active maintenance of an
older code line to compensate.

ACTIVITY

Mikhail Antonov was added to the PMC on May 23, 2016.

We added two committers over this reporting interval. Apekshit (Appy)
Sharma joined us on June 3, 2016 and Jingcheng Du joined us on
June 16, 2016.

HBaseCon, the yearly conference for the HBase community, took place
on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at The Village on Market Street in San
Francisco, and was attended by several hundred members of our user
and developer communities.

STATS

We have seen another uptick in subscribers to our user list.

The flux of JIRA tickets is similar to the last reporting period.

52 committers
28 PMC
1064 subscribers to the dev list (down 1 in the last 3 months)
2356 subscribers to the user list (up 20 in the last 3 months)
587 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
474 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Apr 2016 [Andrew Purtell / Mark]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

We made two releases from our 0.98 code line: 0.98.17 was released on
January 21 2016 and 0.98.18 was released on March 25 2016.

We made one release from our 1.0 code line, expected to be the last
one: 1.0.3 was released on January 27 2016.

We made two releases from our 1.1 code line: 1.1.3 was released on
January 24 2016 and 1.1.4 was released on March 26 2016.

We made the first release from our new 1.2 code line: 1.2.0 was
released on February 21 2016.

ACTIVITY

The last PMC addition was Sean Busbey (busbey) on March 24, 2015.

We added three committers in this reporting period. Yu Li was added
on March 16 2016. Francis Liu was added on March 21 2016. Ashish
Singhi was added on March 29 2016.

HBaseCon, the yearly conference for the HBase community, will happen
again in 2016, and has been scheduled for Tuesday May 24 2016 at The
Village on Market St. in San Francisco.

STATS

We have seen a notable increase in subscriptions to our user
mailing list.

50 committers
27 PMC
1059 subscribers to the dev list (no change in the last 3 months)
2327 subscribers to the user list (up 23 in the last 3 months)
514 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
374 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jan 2016 [Andrew Purtell / Chris]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of
Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

0.98.15 was released on Fri Oct 09 2015

0.98.16 was released on Mon Nov 16 2015

0.98.16.1 was released on Thu Nov 26 2015

ACTIVITY

No new PMC members added in the past three months.

Last PMC addition was Sean Busbey on March 25, 2015.

Heng Chen (chenheng) was added as a committer on Fri Nov 13 2015

HBaseCon, the yearly conference for the HBase community, will happen
again in 2016, and has been scheduled for Tuesday May 24, 2016 at The
Village on Market St. in San Francisco.

Our trademark registration application 86566462 for "HBASE" was accepted
by the USPTO for publishing for public objection. If there are no
objections our formal registration will issue in a couple of months. If
there are any unlikely objections Shane has already indicated he will
work with Apache counsel to address them.

STATS

47 committers
27 PMC
1054 subscribers to the dev list (down 11 in the last 3 months)
2303 subscribers to the user list (up 5 in the last 3 months)
500 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
421 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Oct 2015 [Andrew Purtell / David]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of
Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS.

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

- 0.98.14 was released on August 29, 2015
- 1.0.2 was released on August 31, 2015
- 1.1.2 was released on September 01, 2015

ACTIVITY

No new PMC members added in the past three months.

Last PMC addition was Sean Busbey on March 25, 2015.

As new PMC, Sean Busbey made a significant impact by evaluating our
compliance with Foundation release policies, found deviations had
accumulated over time, and lead development efforts to fix them. Once
the blockers had been addressed we resumed releases. The bulk of the
work was done on HBASE-14085.

Stephen Yuan Jiang was added as a committer on August 23, 2015.

Andrew Purtell presented at OSCON on July 23, 2015. [1]

We held a developer workshop at the Palo Alto offices of Cloudera on
August 26, 2015 that was well attended. [2]

Nick Dimiduk presented at Apache Big Data EU on September 28,
2015. [3]

We held an un-conference style meetup at Cloudera NYC on September
29, 2015. [4]

We have resumed community sponsored user group meetups. The next
one is scheduled for October 8, 2015. [5]

STATS

46 committers
27 PMC
1070 subscribers to the dev list (up 35 in the last 3 months)
2296 subscribers to the user list (up 34 in the last 3 months)
509 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
468 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

[1] http://s.apache.org/yWM
[2] http://s.apache.org/yW2
[3] http://s.apache.org/Mjj
[4] http://s.apache.org/Q7t
[5] http://s.apache.org/dMQ

15 Jul 2015 [Andrew Purtell / Brett]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of
Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

We are considering a three month temporary ban, or some form of
moderation, for a corrosive participant on our user@ and dev@ mailing
lists, and are likely to achieve consensus on one of those options.
Since the public discussion started I have received several private
mails confirming the negative impact this individual is having on our
community, in the words of one: “[He] kept me quiet for months on the
mailing lists and JIRAs for fear of saying something wrong and getting
called out for it.”
Discussion threads:
 - Latest incident takes place in this thread: http://s.apache.org/Eye
 - Discussion (June): http://s.apache.org/0Ox
 - Discussion (July): http://s.apache.org/sai

RELEASES

 - 0.98.12 was released on Apr 17 2015
 - 1.0.1 was released on Apr 27 2015
 - 1.1.0 was released on May 14 2015
 - 1.0.1.1 was released on May 21 2015
 - 1.1.0.1 was released on May 21 2015
 - 0.98.12.1 was released on Thu May 21 2015
 - 0.98.13 was released on Jun 18 2015
 - 1.1.1 was released on Jun 29 2015.

ACTIVITY

No new PMC members added in the last 3 months.

Mikhail Antonov was added as a committer on Jun 10 2015.

Esteban Gutierrez was added as a committer on Jun 22 2015.

April 30th, 2015 HBase user meetup at MachineZone. [1]

May 7th, 2015 HBaseCon 2015 took place in San Francisco. [2]

New RM Nick Dimiduk made two successful 1.1.x releases.

Sean Busbey volunteered to RM for the upcoming 1.2.x series of
releases.

Andrew Purtell will be presenting on Apache HBase at OSCON on
July 23, 2015. [3]

We are working on an HBase ecosystem track for ApacheCON EU:
Core.

We have started an outreach effort to get users writing about
their use cases and experiences with our software on our blog.
The first installation in the series was recently posted. [4]

STATS

45 committers
27 PMC
1030 subscribers to the dev list (up 4 in the last 3 months)
2265 subscribers to the user list (up 12 in the last 3 months)
623 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
841 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/221713562/
2. http://www.hbasecon.com/
3. http://s.apache.org/yWM
4. http://s.apache.org/sEV

22 Apr 2015 [Andrew Purtell / David]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of
Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

None

RELEASES

0.94.27   03/25/2015

0.98.10   02/05/2015
0.98.10.1 02/13/2015 -- Patch release for HBASE-12979
0.98.11   03/09/2015

1.0.0     02/21/2015

NEW COMMITTERS

Srikanth Srungarapu (ssrungarapu) -- Cloudera
Jing Chen (Jerry) He (jerryjch) -- IBM

NEW PMC

Sean Busbey (busbey) -- Cloudera

PMC CHANGES

We rotated our Chair from Michael Stack (stack) to Andrew Purtell
 (apurtell)

COMMUNITY

HBaseCon 2015 happens in San Francisco May 7th, 2015 [1]

We had the following HBase Meetups:

January 15th, 2015 HBase+Phoenix developer meetup @ Salesforce in San
 Francisco [2]

January 15th, 2015 HBase Meetup @ AppDynamics in San Francisco [3]

February 27th, 2015 HBase Strata+Hadoop World meetup @ Hortonworks in
 Santa Clara [4]

STATS

43 committers
27 PMC
1024 subscribers to the dev list (Was 1011 at last report)
2253 subscribers to the user list (Was 2218 at last report)

1. http://www.hbasecon.com/
2. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/219648544/
3. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/218744798/
4. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/219260093/

@David: Please don't include company names in reports

18 Mar 2015

Change the Apache HBase Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Michael
 Stack to the office of Vice President, Apache HBase, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Michael Stack from the office of Vice President, Apache HBase,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache HBase
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Andrew Purtell as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Michael Stack is
 relieved and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of
 the office of Vice President, Apache HBase, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Andrew Purtell be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache HBase, 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 7H, Change the Apache HBase Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

18 Feb 2015 [Michael Stack / Doug]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

WanDisco’s “Non-Stop HBase” product is in violation of
our Apache trademark. One of our PMC members works
for WanDisco and is actively working on getting this
infringement addressed.

RELEASES

0.94.25 11/14/2014
0.94.26 12/29/2014

0.98.7 10/16/2014
0.98.8 11/18/2014
0.98.9 12/23/2014
0.98.10 02/05/2015

We are about to put up our 5th RC for HBase-1.0.0.

COMMITTERS

Liu Shaohui (liushaohui) -- Xiaomi
Virag Kothari (virag) -- Yahoo!
Sean Busbey (busbey) -- Cloudera

PMC

We added no one to the PMC during this period.

COMMUNITY

We have a new look for our website and documentation.

CfP for HBaseCon2015 in San Francisco May 7th closes 02/10/2015

We had the following HBase Meetups:

January 15th, 2015 HBase meetup @ AppDynamics in San Francisco [1]
November 20th, 2014 HBase meetup @ WANdisco in San Ramon [2]
October 27th, 2014 HBase Meetup @ Apple in Cupertino
October 15th, 2014 HBase Meetup @ Google on the night before Strata/HW in NYC

STATS

37 committers [5]

1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/218744798/
2. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/205219992/
3. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/207386102/
4. http://www.meetup.com/HBase-NYC/events/207655552
5. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

21 Jan 2015 [Michael Stack / Rich]

No report was submitted.

15 Oct 2014 [Michael Stack / Ross]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS


ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None


RELEASES

0.94.22 08/09/2014
0.94.23 09/05/2014
0.94.24 10/04/2014

0.98.4 09/23/2014
0.98.5 08/19/2014
0.98.6 09/10/2014
0.98.6.1 09/18/2014 -- Fixed security issue in 0.98.6.

0.99.0 09/22/2014 -- developer preview of coming HBase 1.0


COMMITTERS

Misty Stanley-Jones (misty)


PMC

Matteo Bertozzi (mbertozzi)
Nick Dimiduk (ndimiduk)
Jeffrey Zhong (jefferyz)


COMMUNITY

We adopted an Orca as mascot [2]

PMC met at Facebook on 09/25/2014. Discussion posted to private@

We had HBase Bay Area Meetups on:

July 17th, 2014 HBase Meetup @ HP in Sunnyvale [3]
August 28th, 2014 HBase Meetup @ Sift Science in San Francisco [5]
September 25th, 2014 HBase Meetup @ Cask in Palo Alto [4]


STATS

36 committers [1]
1011 subscribers to the dev list (Was 1004 at last report)
2218 subscribers to the user list (Was 2207 at last report)


1. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html
2. http://hbase.apache.org/images/jumping-orca_rotated.png
3. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/190994082/
4. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/203173692/
5. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/197773762/

16 Jul 2014 [Michael Stack / Bertrand]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS


ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None


RELEASES

0.94.19 04/29/2014
0.94.20 05/29/2014
0.94.21 07/03/2014

0.98.2 04/30/2014
0.98.3 06/09/2014


COMMITTERS

None elected in this period. We have some prospects.


PMC

None elected in this period.


COMMUNITY

We branched 1.0.  We hope to ship 1.0.0 by the time of our next report.

We moved to GIT (with INFRA's help) in late May.

HBaseCon2014 took place on May 5th, 2014 in San Francisco.
There were over 600 attendees with four tracks of talks with keynotes by
facebook, salesforce, and google. It was a good day out.


We had HBase Bay Area Meetups on:

05/06/2014 An HBase Hackathon after the Hadoop Summit in San Jose


STATS

35 committers [1]
1004 subscribers to the dev list (Was 971 at last report)
2207 subscribers to the user list (Was 2172 at last report)


1. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

16 Apr 2014 [Michael Stack / Greg]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS


ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None


RELEASES

0.94.13 - 11/07/2014
0.94.14 - 11/25/2013
0.94.15 - 12/29/2013
0.94.16 - 01/20/2014
0.94.17 - 02/25/2014
0.94.18 - 03/24/2014

0.96.0 - 10/19/2013
0.96.1 - 12/16/2013
0.96.1.1 - 12/20/2013
0.96.2 - 04/03/2014

0.98.0 - 02/16/2014
0.98.1 - 04/06/2014


COMMITTERS

We added the following new committers:

Liang Xie l(liangxie) of Xiaomi
Honghua Feng (fenghh) of Xiaomi


PMC

Anoop Sam John (anoopsamjohn) of Intel


COMMUNITY

We had HBase Bay Area Meetups on:

At Facebook in NYC 10/29/2013 [0]
At Continuuity in Palo Alto 02/10/2014 [1]
At Ancestry.com in San Francisco 03/12/2014 [2]
BOF in Amsterdam before Hadoop Summit [3]

We are getting ready for hbasecon2014, May 5th, in San Francisco [4]



STATS
35 committers [5]
971 subscribers to the dev list (Was 930 at last report)
2172 subscribers to the user list (Was 2093 at last report)

0. http://www.meetup.com/HBase-NYC/events/135434632/
1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/163139322/
2. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/160757912/
3. http://www.meetup.com/Hadoop-Summit-Community-Amsterdam/events/167306932/
4. hbasecon.com
5. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

15 Jan 2014 [Michael Stack / Jim]

HBase is a distributed, scalable, big data store
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS


ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None at this time.


RELEASES

0.96.0   10/19/2013 2k fixes
0.94.13  11/07/2013 30 fixes
0.94.14  11/25/2013 31 fixes
0.96.1   12/16/2013 157 fixes
0.96.1.1 12/19/2013 1 fix
0.94.15  12/29/2013 30 fixes



COMMITTERS

We added the following committer:

Liang Xie liangxie@apache.org (Xiaomi)


PMC

We add no new members to the PMC (though we voted on some candidate).


COMMUNITY

We had HBase dev and user meeting on 10/24/2013 at Hortonworks [1][2].
Notes from dev meetup are here [3].

We crossed out HBASE-10000 up in JIRA (not sure if that is good or bad).


STATS
34 committers [4]
950 subscribers to the dev list (Was 930 at last report)
2116 subscribers to the user list (Was 2093 at last report)


1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/140759692/
2. http://www.meetup.com/hackathon/events/144366512/
3. http://s.apache.org/zdt
4. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

16 Oct 2013 [Michael Stack / Jim]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION
In our last report, we noted a marked improvement
in how MapR refer to their “HBase compatible” M7
product.  A 09/25/2013 press release relapses at
least regards putting the ‘Apache’ prefix before
first-mentions of HBase and Hadoop.

We are very probably going to commit code that makes
use of the JDK’s cryptographic APIs [1].  Apache legal
affairs [3] were notified as per [2].

RELEASES
0.94.10 -- 07/24/2013
0.94.11 -- 08/21/2013
0.94.12 -- 09/24/2013
0.95.2 -- 08/19/2013 Third developer release off 0.95 branch.
0.96.0RCs -- We are currently on our 5th release candidate.

COMMITTERS
We added the following new committers:
Rajeshbabu Chintaguntla (Huawei) rajeshbabu@apache.org
Nick Dimiduk (HortonWorks) ndimiduk@apache.org

PMC
We added no new PMC members during this period.

COMMUNITY
We had HBase Bay Area Meetups on:
At Flurry in San Francisco on August 20th, 2013 [4]
At Arista in San Francisco on 09/26/2013 [5]

STATS
33 committers [6]
930 subscribers to the dev list (Was 892 at last report)
2093 subscribers to the user list (Was 2020 at last report)

1. https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7544Transparent table/CF encryption
2. http://www.apache.org/dev/crypto.html
3. https://mail-search.apache.org/members/private-arch/hbase-private/201310.mbox/browser
4. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/120534362/
5. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/135862292/
6. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

17 Jul 2013 [Michael Stack / Roy]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

In our last report, we wrote of how the HBase PMC had gotten no
response to petitions requesting that MapR Technologies fix
conflation of Apache HBase with their MapR M7 product ("Making
HBase™ Enterprise Grade").  After a new set of violations were
raised on trademarks@ on May 3rd [1], Shane wrote them on
May 17th[2].  He got a response.  Since this exchange,
there has been a marked change in how they market their MapR
M7 product; now they talk of it as being a "nosql" store.
Offending text remains[3] but is minor relative to what was
there previous.

RELEASES

0.94.7 -- 04/26/2013
0.94.8 -- 05/30/2013
0.94.9 -- 07/05/2013 Fixes "CVE-2013-2192: Apache Hadoop Man
                     in the Middle Vulnerability"
0.95.1 -- 06/12/2013 The second in a "Development" Series[3]
                     of releases that preview 0.96.0

COMMITTERS

We added the following new committer:

Jeffrey Zhong (HortonWorks) jeffreyz@apache.org


PMC

We added the following PMC members:

Enis Soztutar enis@apache.org
Elliott Clark eclark@apache.org


COMMUNITY

Contribution rate continues healthy.

We had HBase Bay Area Meetups on:

 06/12/2013 Hackathon at Cloudera in San Francisco [5]
 06/25/2013 Meetup before Hadoop Summit in San Jose [6]
 07/16/2013 Meetup at Twitter in San Francisco [7]

We had our second conference, HBaseCon2013, in San Francisco
on June 13th, 2013[8].  Almost 800 people showed up to
listen to 72 speakers spread over four tracks and ~50 talks.


STATS

31 committers [9]
892 subscribers to the dev list (Was 872 at last report)
2020 subscribers to the user list (Was 1974 at last report)


1. https://mail-search.apache.org/members/private-arch/hbase-private/201305.mbox/%3CCA+RK=_CJ=3G-AWuyZ5pBNR8HhBHZnKbvLPu=m7uFHqPMkmMqmg@mail.gmail.com%3E
2. https://mail-search.apache.org/members/private-arch/hbase-private/201305.mbox/%3C51969652.6000009@shanecurcuru.org%3E
3. "M7 also provides instant recovery from failures, ensuring 99.999%
availability for Apache HBase™ and Hadoop applications." from
http://www.mapr.com/products/mapr-editions/m7-edition
4. http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#hbase.development.series
5. http://www.meetup.com/hackathon/events/123403802/
6. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/119154442/
7. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/119929152/
8. http://www.hbasecon.com/
9. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

17 Apr 2013 [Michael Stack / Greg]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’S ATTENTION

Following on from our last report where we raised the issue
of MapR Technologies conflating Apache HBase and their M7
offering, we have had no response from MapR to our letter of
January 9th -- we just sent them a ping -- and to my untrained
eye, their website continues in violation [1].

RELEASES

0.94.5 -- 02/15/2013
0.94.6 -- 03/22/2013
0.94.6.1 which replaces 0.94.6 -- 04/07/2013*

0.95.0, the first in a "Development" Series[3] of releases that preview
the coming 0.96.0 -- 04/07/2013

COMMITTERS

We added the following new committers over this period:

Amitanand Aiyer (Facebook) -- acube123@apache.org
Anoop Sam John (Intel, was Huawei at time of vote) -- anoopsamjohn@apache.org
Sergey Shelukhin (HortonWorks) -- sershe@apache.org

PMC

We added the following PMC members over this report's period:

Jimmy Xiang -- jxiang@apache.org
Nicolas Liochon -- nkeywal@apache.org

COMMUNITY

Contribution rate is healthy.

We had HBase Bay Area Meetups on:

01/23/2013 at WibiData in San Francisco [6]
02/28/2013 at the Intel Mission Campus in Santa Clara [5]
04/11/2013 at adroll in San Francisco [4]

We are busy putting together our second annual conference which
will happen June 13th, in San Francisco[7].

30 committers [2] (Was 26 in last report -- I think I counted wrong
in the last report)
872 subscribers to the dev list (Was 833 at last report)
1974 subscribers to the user list (Was 1896 at last report)

* < 24 hours between discovery of critical issue that broke rolling upgrades,
and roll out of the release
1. http://www.mapr.com/products/mapr-editions/m7-edition
2. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html
3. http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#hbase.development.series
4. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/103587852/
5. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/96584102/
6. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/91381312/
7. http://hbasecon.com

16 Jan 2013 [Michael Stack / Greg]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database
built on top of Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

MapR Technologies released MapR M7 Edition on
10/23/2012.  Their website and supporting
materials for the M7 product claim, "Making HBase
Easy, Dependable, and Fast", and making "HBase
Enterprise Grade" though their product is not HBase.

The HBase PMC, with the help of trademarks@, wrote
MapR on 10/31/2011 asking them to make proper Apache
attribution (They referred to HBase, not Apache HBase),
to note our Apache trademark, and to make clearer the
distinction between their M7 product and HBase on
their website and in their marketing materials.

They have since made changes to their website adding
our Apache prefix and trademark but have yet to address
the larger conflation of M7 and "HBase" issue.  We
sent them a second letter on January 9th (after letting
the text stew a week on trademarks@).

RELEASES

0.94.3 on December 3rd, 2012
0.94.4RC0 was put up on January 3rd, 2013

COMMITTERS

We added:

Jesse Yates (SalesForce) -- jyates@apache.org
Matteo Bertozzi (Cloudera) -- mbertozzi@apache.org
Chunhui Shen (TaoBao) -- zjushch@apache.org

COMMUNITY

We had a bug squashing meetup at Cloudera in San Francisco
on December 4th [1], a user group meeting at Wize Commerce
in San Mateo on October 29th [2], and there was a user group
meetup in NYC on October 25th at AppNexus [3].

26 committers [4] (Was 23 in last report)
833 subscribers to the dev list (Was 800 at last report)
1896 subscribers to the user list (Was 1833 at last report)

1. http://www.meetup.com/hackathon/events/90536432/
2. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/82791572/
3. http://www.meetup.com/HBase-NYC/events/81728932/

AI: Shane: follow up with MapR trademark concerns

17 Oct 2012 [Michael Stack / Brett]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None.

RELEASES

0.94.1 on August 8th.
0.94.2 is on its fourth release candidate.
0.92.2 on October 1st.

COMMITTERS

We added:

Gregory Chanan (Cloudera) -- gchanan@apache.org
Enis Soztutar (Hortonworks) -- enis@apache.org
Elliott Clark (Was StumbleUpon when elected, now Cloudera) -- eclark@apache.org

COMMUNITY

Contributors met at Hortonworks for a pow wow on September 11th, 2012 [1].
Notes and pointers to talks posted here [2].

After discussion up on the dev list, we introduced the notion of an
'owner' role. "Owners are volunteers who are (usually, but not necessarily)
expert in a component domain and may have an agenda on how they think
their HBase component should evolve." Owners will try and review patches
that fall within their domain and if an agenda will publish it.  See
[3] for more.

23 committers [4] (Was 20 in last report)
800 subscribers to the dev list (Was 759 at last report)
1833 subscribers to the user list (Was 1734 at last report)

1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/80621872/
2. http://search-hadoop.com/m/OXGqy1dlFAE1
3. http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#OWNER
4. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

The "owner" term is problematic, and might be misinterpreted. AI: Brett follow up with PMC to clarify the "owner" role.

25 Jul 2012 [Michael Stack / Brett]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of
Hadoop Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None.

RELEASES

0.94.0, a major release, on May 2nd.

A release candidate for 0.92.2 was posted and retracted with
another candidate to follow.  0.94.1 and 0.90.7 release
candidates should be going up in the next week or so.

COMMITTERS

We changed our policy where a committer automatically was also
made a member of the PMC.  Now you become a committer first
and then after a period, you are invited by the PMC to become
a member.  The general consensus was that such a policy would
lower the barrier minting new hbase committers [1].

Nicolas Liochon (Scaled Risk) -- nkeywal@apache.org
Jimmy Xiang (Cloudera) -- jxiang@apache.org
Liyin Tang (Facebook) -- liyin@apache.com

Nicolas and Jimmy are committers only.  Liyin was the last to
make it as a committer+PMC member before the policy change.

COMMUNITY

We had our first hbase conference on May 22nd in San Francisco,
hbasecon [2].  It seems to have gone over well (600 attendees).

A Birds-of-a-feather session on the day after the hadoop summit
was less well attended, ~30 [3].

20 committers [4] (Was 17 in last report)
759 subscribers to the dev list (Was 703 at last report)
1734 subscribers to the user list (Was 1632 at last report)

1. https://mail-search.apache.org/members/private-arch/hbase-private/201205.mbox/%3CCADcMMgHy+TdZyefkruAQog1n8CEY6ajrf=sTh1wR4J+dtEKHFg@mail.gmail.com%3E
2. http://hbasecon.com
3. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/59829652/
4. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

(HBase)

18 Apr 2012 [Michael Stack / Greg]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None


RELEASES

0.90.6, a point release with 38 fixes over 0.90.5.

0.92.0 was released January 23rd.

0.92.1 was released March 17th with 64 fixes over 0.92.0.

The first release candidate for 0.94.0, our next major release, was
put up on March 27th.


COMMITTERS

We added one new committer (and PMC member):

Mikhail Bautin (Facebook)  -- mbautin@apache.org


COMMUNITY

We had a meetup on March 27, 2012 in San Francisco [1].

Beforehand, a majority of PMC members met to discuss face to face
hbase project issues.  The agenda and minutes were posted on our
blog and to the mailing list [2].

We are preparing for the first hbase conference, hbasecon, in
San Francisco on May 22nd [3].

17 committers [4]
703 subscribers to the dev list (Was 674 at last report)
1632 subscribers to the user list (Was 1521 at last report)

1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/56021562/
2. http://blogs.apache.org/hbase/
3. http://www.hbasecon.com/
4. http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

24 Jan 2012 [Michael Stack / Jim]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None

RELEASES

0.90.5, a point release with 80 plus fixes over 0.90.4

Four 0.92.0 release candidates, our next major release.

COMMITTERS

We added three committers:

Kannan Muthukkaruppan (Facebook)
Karthik Ranganathan (Facebook)
Jonathan Hsieh (Cloudera)

COMMUNITY

We had a well attended developer pow-wow at salesforce in SF
on November 29th, 2011 [1].  Here is thread summarizing
discussion posted dev list [2].

We're having a meetup on the 19th of January at EBay [3].

16 committers
674 subscribers to the dev list
1521 subscribers to the user list

1. http://www.meetup.com/hackathon/events/41025972/
2. http://s.apache.org/zA
3. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/46702842/

There appears to be a discrepancy in the url for the hackathon. AI Brett: follow up with PMC and update minutes.

26 Oct 2011 [Michael Stack / Roy]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

In the HBase project, folks who have been made committers automatically
become members of the HBase PMC only I failed to ask the boards'
permission adding new PMC members.   The current list of committers
who are also members of the PMC can be found here:

 http://hbase.apache.org/team-list.html

I will follow the protocol going forward requesting ACK and waiting 72 hours
before adding new PMC members.  Is there anything I should do about my
past failing in this regard?

RELEASES

No new releases.

Developer focus is (still) on stabilizing 0.92.0, our next major release

COMMITTERS

We added two new committers during this period: Ramkrishna S Vasudevan
and Lars Hofhansl

COMMUNITY

The HBase O'Reilly book was released

We have a new logo.

Developer velocity has picked up over the last month.

We had a well attended meetup, ~130 people, at Facebook on 22nd of August [1]
It was preceded by a hackathon attended by ~30 people.

639 subscribers to the dev list
1421 subscribers to the user list

St.Ack

1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/28518471/
2. http://www.meetup.com/hackathon/events/28754491/

Several PMC members apparently have not been ACK'd by the board.

AI Roy: request PMC chair send list of PMC members that have not been ACK'd so they can be properly approved

17 Aug 2011 [Michael Stack / Roy]

HBase status report, August 2011

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD’s ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

0.90.4 should be out by the time the board reads this report

Developer focus is on stabilizing up 0.92.0, our next major release.

COMMITTERS

We added two new committers during this period: Ted Yu and Doug Meil.

COMMUNITY

We had a well attended meetup, ~70 people, at Yahoo on the day after
the Hadoop Summit [1].  Our next hackathon+meetup is on the 22nd [2].

586 subscribers to the dev list
1359 subscribers to the user list
129 subscribers to the issues list

St.Ack

1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/20572251/
2. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/28518471/

20 Jul 2011 [Michael Stack / Jim]

Report missing; will report next month.

20 Apr 2011 [Michael Stack / Sam]

HBase status report, April 2011

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD'S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

We released 0.90.0 in January, 0.90.1 in February, and last week, we
released 0.90.2.

Developer focus is now mostly on getting 0.92.0 out.

COMMITTERS

No new committers during this period.

COMMUNITY

We had a well attended meetup in February [1] and an open hackathon
in March [2]

User mail has about doubled over same period last year.

511 subscribers to the dev list
1217 subscribers to the user list
97 subscribers to the issues list

1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/events/16492913/
2. http://www.meetup.com/hackathon/events/16770852/

19 Jan 2011 [Michael Stack / Greg]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and Hadoop HDFS

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD's ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

We have made four release candidates for 0.90.0 since our last report
where HBase 0.90.0 is the next major HBase release to follow 0.20.0
(For more on the odd looking HBase versioning, see [1] below).

COMMITTERS

We added two new committers during this period.  Gary Helmling has
been a long-time contributor and works for Trend Micro.  Nicolas
Spiegelberg is at Facebook and has made many and substantial
contributions to both HBase and HDFS over the last year or so.

Our PMC voted to make committers == PMC members.  All committers that
were not yet PMC members were promoted.

COMMUNITY

Big news this period was the announcement by Facebook that their
Messaging will be built on top of HBase (For example, [2]).  Facebook
have been making many substantial contributions to HBase over the last
year or so.

Mailing list traffic in user is about constant with this period last
year -- ~500 mesages per month -- with spikes in September and
December where our traffic doubled over last years numbers (Its
hard to compare dev mailing list since it used conflate issues and
dev traffic since fixed).

We had a successful open hackathon at Facebook on December 13th, 2010
attended by about 30 or so folks.

St.Ack

1. http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/HBaseVersions
2. http://highscalability.com/blog/2010/11/16/facebooks-new-real-time-messaging-system-hbase-to-store-135.html
3. http://www.meetup.com/hackathon/calendar/15597555/

20 Oct 2010 [Michael Stack / Greg]

ISSUES FOR THE BOARD'S ATTENTION

None at this time.

RELEASES

We made three releases over this period: a new patch release of our 0.20 branch
-- this is our current 'stable' offering -- and two 'developer
releases' from TRUNK
named 0.89.DATE_OF_RELEASE (See [1] for more on what our
'developer releases' are):

* July 30th, 2010: HBase 0.20.6 released
* August 9th, 2010: HBase 0.89.20100726
* October 5th, 2010: HBase 0.89.20100924

TRUNK is currently under feature freeze as we stabilize before cutting
a 0.90.0 release candidate in the next week or so (0.90.0 will be the
version of our next major release [1]).

COMMITTERS

We added no new committers this period.  We proposed a contributor
who has made > 20 quality patches but he declined our offer.

COMMUNITY

HBase had a respectable showing at Hadoop World, October 12th [2].  The
night before we held our first NYC user group meeting which was well
attended [3].

Mailing list traffic is about constant with this period last year in
the user mailing list, though September traffic was up by about 50%
over last year.

Our Google Summer of Code student completed his 'table snapshot'
assignment -- hbase-50 -- though it is yet to be committed.

There has been healthy debate up on the mailing lists around what will be
included/excluded in our next major release.

1. http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/HBaseVersions
2. http://hbaseblog.com/2010/10/14/hbaseworldnyc2010/
3. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/calendar/14606174/

What is meant by a "developer release". Apache releases software without stipulation for its intended audience.

AI Greg: follow up to clarify the "developer release" term.

21 Jul 2010 [Michael Stack / Greg]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and HDFS

On June 30th, the day after the hadoop summit, Facebook hosted an
hbase 'summit' that was well attended [1].

Releases:

* We released hbase-0.20.5 June 24th.  It had 24 fixes over 0.20.4
* We released 0.89.20100621, a stabilized preview/beta of the next
major version of hbase, cut from TRUNK, on June 25th

Next week we will put up two new release candidates: one for 0.20.6
and another release in the 0.89.x series.

Development is brisk on TRUNK as we head toward our next major version
release, hbase-0.90.0.

(To learn about why the jump in hbase versioning -- from 0.20.x to
0.89.x and 0.90.x for our next release, see [2]).

No new committers added in this period.

1. http://www.meetup.com/hbaseusergroup/calendar/13562846/
2. http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/HBaseVersions

16 Jun 2010 [Michael Stack / Brian]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and HDFS.

Releases:

* There is currently a release candidate 3 out for 0.20.5
* All developer focus is on the next major release driving at making a
'developer release' in time for the Hadoop Summit at the end of this month.

Move to TLP is now complete.

We added a new committer Todd Lipcon (todd@apache.org).

342 subscribed to the dev@hbase.apache.org list

19 May 2010 [Michael Stack / Geir]

HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
Common and HDFS.

Releases:
* 0.20.4 on 2010/05/03 -- 81 fixes.
* There is currently a release candidate out for 0.20.5

We are still awaiting our mailing list and repository move (INFRA-2641).
Once this is done we'll be adding at least one new committer.

21 Apr 2010

Establish the Apache HBase 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 related to data serialization
 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 HBase Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache HBase Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a distributed database; and be it further

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

   * Michael Stack <stack@apache.org>
   * Jonathan Gray <jgray@apache.org>
   * Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org>
   * John-Daniel Cryans <jdcryans@apache.org>
   * Ryan Rawson <rawson@apache.org>
   * Lars George <larsgeorge@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Michael Stack
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache HBase, 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 HBase 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 HBase Project; and be it further

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

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

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