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Hivemall

20 Dec 2017

Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive
UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

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

 1. Create the first Apache release
 2. Community growth (committers and users)
 3. Documentation improvements

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Got contributions from new external contributors
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/116
 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
    108 stars as of Dec 6 (was 99 on Sept 6)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
    101 followers as of Dec 6 (was 87 on Sept 6)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Approaching the first Apache release while the released delayed
   from Q3 to Q4.
    - Blocking issues are decreased
      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-21
    - Remaining tasks are just updating Maven release scheme and documents
      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-15465

 Since the last report, we have
   * In the last 3 months, we opened 19 JIRA issues and closed 16 JIRA issues
      as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of Dec 1)
                     Created   Resolved
         Sept  2017    3           8
         Oct   2017   12           5
         Nov   2017    4           3
   * Created 14 Pull Requests and merged 21 Pull Requests between June 01 and Aug 31.
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A2017-09-01..2017-11-30
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2017-09-01..2017-11-30

How would you assess the podling's maturity? Please feel free to add your own
commentary.

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

Date of last release:

 No release yet
 (planning the first Apache release in Q4, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * Oct 10: Invited Kento Nozawa as a committer

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
    Comments:
 [X](hivemall) Markus Weimer
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:

20 Sep 2017

Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive
UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

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

 1. Create the first Apache release
 2. Community growth (committers and users)
 3. Documentation improvements

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Got contributions from new external contributors
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/91
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/93
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/111
    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-124
 * Udemy course featuring Hivemal was opened by someone outside PPMC
    https://www.udemy.com/new-in-big-data-apache-hivemall-machine-learning-with-sql/
 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
    99 stars as of Sept 6 (was 79 on May 31)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
    87 followers as of Sept 6 (was 70 on May 31)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Approaching the first Apache release while the released delayed
   from Q2 to Q3 due to delay in merging large patches.
    - Waiting for incoming pull requests to review and merge
      https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls
    - Merging HIVEMALL-24 takes time more than expected
      https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/105
    - Blocking issues are decreased
      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-21

 Since the last report, we have
   * In the last 90 days, we opened 29 JIRA issues and closed 21 JIRA issues
      as seen in https://goo.gl/88Qr11 (as of Sept 6)
                     Created   Resolved
         June  2017    7           8
         July  2017   15         12
         Aug   2017    5           0
         Sept  2017	 2	      1
   * Created 30 Pull Requests and merged 24 Pull Requests between June 01 and Aug 31.
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A2017-06-01..2017-08-31
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2017-06-01..2017-08-31

How would you assess the podling's maturity? Please feel free to add your own
commentary.

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

Date of last release:

 No release yet
 (planning the first Apache release in Q3, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * June 5: Invited Takuya Kitazawa to PPMC

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
    Comments:
 [X](hivemall) Markus Weimer
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:

15 Mar 2017

Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive
UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

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

 1. Create the first Apache release
 2. Community growth (committers and users)
 3. Documentation improvements

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

 Help would be required for IP clearance (being ready)

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Merged contributions from two external contributors.
 * Mailing list activity (Jan-Feb): @dev: 78 messages
    https://lists.apache.org/trends.html?dev@hivemall.apache.org:2017-01
    https://lists.apache.org/trends.html?dev@hivemall.apache.org:2017-02
     - The number of messages decreased in Feb because we changed
       JIRA/github notification addresses to issues@hivemall.apache.org
 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
    52 stars as of Feb 28 (was 38 on Dec 26)
    https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
    52 followers as of Feb 28 (was 33 on Dec 26)
 * Submitted a talk to Apache BigData, Miami.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Worked hard towards the first Apache release.

 * Documentation enrichment (e.g., Hivemall on Apache Spark)
    http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/userguide/

 Since the last report (January 2017), we have
   * Opened 40 JIRA issues
   * Closed 13 JIRA issues
      as seen in bit.ly/hivemall-jira-may
   * Created 36 Pull Requests
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A2017-01-01..2017-02-28
   * Merged 33 Pull Requests
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2017-01-01..2017-02-28

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

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

Date of last release:

 No release yet
 (planning the first Apache release in Q1 ~ Early Q2, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 None

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
    Comments:
 [X](hivemall) Markus Weimer
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 [X](hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:

18 Jan 2017

Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive
UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

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

 1. Create the first Apache release
 2. Community growth (committers and users)
 3. Documentation improvements

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

 * We added 2 new committers since the last report from different organizations.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Merged two large contributions from external contributors.
 * dev@ mailing list had 112 messages in this month as seen in
   https://lists.apache.org/trends.html?dev@hivemall.apache.org:2016-12
   No messages in users@ in this month.
 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing: 38 stars as of Dec 26
   https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall
   Still the community migration is halfway as the original repository has
   475 stars.
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing: 33
   followers as of Dec 26
 * Increased articles that mentions Apache Hivemall such as
   https://dzone.com/articles/2016-the-year-in-big-data
   http://gihyo.jp/dev/column/newyear/2017/hadoop-ecosystem (in Japanese)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Worked towards the first Apache release in Q1, 2017.
   Merged 2 out of 5 large pending pull request that is blockers for the release.
   https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls
 * Merged two large pull requests from external contributors.
   Hivemall PMC invited them to Hivemall committers.
   https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/11
     (contribution by Takuya Kitazawa@Tokyo Univ)
   https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pull/15
     (contribution by Ryu-ichi Ito@Osaka Univ)
 * Finished setup for TravisCI and Coveralls.
 * Created 2 JIRA issues and resolved 3 issues in this month.

Date of last release:

 No release yet (planning the first Apache release in Q1, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * Ryu-ichi Ito on Dec 28, 2016 - Committer (currently waiting for ICLA)
 * Takuya Kitazawa on Dec 28, 2016 - Committer (currently waiting for ICLA)

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
 [X](hivemall) Markus Weimer
 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
 [ ](hivemall) Daniel Dai

21 Dec 2016

Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive
UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

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

 1. Create the first Apache release
 2. Community growth (committers and users)
 3. Migrate the development community from Github to ASF infra

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

 * All SGAs and I-CLA has been submitted and recorded
 * Daniel Dai is elected as a new Mentor on Nov 22
   https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/48a61eb44188d3f204e7c41ff7c102128e9325eed029ab41a23ff3a9@%3Cdev.hivemall.apache.org%3E

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Presented a talk in Cloudera World Tokyo on Nov 8.
 * Created Twitter Account: @ApacheHivemall

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Collected and submitted all SGAs and I-CLA required for IP clearance
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-9
 * Finished updating License headers and NOTICE
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-12
 * Finished the initial code dump on Dec 1 and the development moved to ASF
   infra
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-6
   https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall
 * Created 5 JIRA Issues and resolved 4 issues in the last 30 days
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL/

Date of last release:

 No release yet (planning the first Apache release in Q1, 2017)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 * Daniel Dai (Mentor) on Nov 22

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
 [ ](hivemall) Markus Weimer
 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
 [X](hivemall) Daniel Dai

16 Nov 2016

Hivemall is a library for machine learning implemented as Hive
UDFs/UDAFs/UDTFs.

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

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

 1. Create the first Apache release
 2. Community growth
 3. IP clearance

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Presented a talk in Hadoop Summit Tokyo on Oct 26.
 * Still in progress at migrating the repository/community to ASF infra on
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-8

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * We setup JIRA and managed issues on
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL/
 * We build the project site on
   http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/
 * Documentation updates has been made
   http://hivemall.incubator.apache.org/userguide/

Date of last release:

 No release yet

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 None

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
 [X](hivemall) Markus Weimer
 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng