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Hivemall

16 Sep 2020

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

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth (committers and users)
 2. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 PPMCs are considering exit approaches including retiring.

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 No particular topic.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 Several Hotfixes (HIVEMALL-295, HIVEMALL-296, HIVEMALL-297) and minor
 documentation update has been applied.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2019-12-19

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2, 2018.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Yes.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 Yes, we keep tracking podling's brand / trademarks.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:
 - [X] (hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Dave Fisher: Hivemall PPMC discussed becoming a subproject of Hive, but
 has never taken any action to discuss it with the Hive PMC.

15 Jul 2020

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

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth (committers and users)
 2. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 PPMC need to consider exit approaches (retiring or graduate as Hive
 subproject).

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 Not active.

 Had an inquiry from a Hive PMC member to be a committer but no
 contribution made so far.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 The development has been calmed down since the last Apache release.

 [Created 2 tickets and resolved 2

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 e&versionLabels=major&selectedProjectId=12320630&reportKey=com.atlassian.jir
 a.jira-core-reports-plugin%3Acreatedvsresolved-report&Next=Next), mainly
 hotfixes.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2019-12-19

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2, 2018.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Koji is active at mentoring.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 Yes, we keep tracking podling's brand / trademarks.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:
 - [X] (hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 May 2020

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

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth (committers and users)
 2. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 We reported in April 2020. Why we need to report May 2020?

 PPMCs are considering exit approaches (retiring or graduate as Hive
 subproject).

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 No enough progress since the last report in April 2020.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 Almost nothing happened in April 2020.

 The development has been calmed down since the last Apache release on Dec
 2019 due to changes in PPMC member job roles.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2019-12-19

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2, 2018.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Koji is active at mentoring.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 Yes, we keep tracking podling's brand / trademarks.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:
 - [X] (hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

 Justin Mclean: To answer why you need to report is that you
 are back to your normal reporting schedule after missing
 reporting for some months.

 Drew Farris (shepherd): No mentors active on the mailing lists within the
 past 3 months. Little project activity.

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## Livy

Livy is web service that exposes a REST interface for managing long running
Apache Spark contexts in your cluster. With Livy, new applications can be
built on top of Apache Spark that require fine grained interaction with many
Spark contexts.

Livy has been incubating since 2017-06-05.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Start preparing towards graduation
 2.
 3.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 Moderate activity on mailing lists and code as well

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 0.7.0 was released. Currently the community is working on HA
 feature and support for Spark on Kubernetes.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2020-01-07

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2019-01-22

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Yes

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 Yes

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (livy) Bikas Saha
    Comments:
 - [ ] (livy) Brock Noland
    Comments:
 - [X] (livy) Luciano Resende
    Comments:
 - [X] (livy) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
    Comments:  Still planning to contribute what I proposed on the mailing
    list while ago. I think we are pretty close to graduation. Maybe worth
    to start a discussion.

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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## NLPCraft

Apache NLPCraft is an open source library for adding natural language
Interface to any applications.
NLPCraft has been incubating since 2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Developer and eventually user community growth. Project is in its
 infancy so there's a long road ahead on this front.
 2. Establish the timely release cadence on three main project (nlpcraft,
 java-client, nlpcraft-web).
 3. Fully converting development process into Apache Way.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 None.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 Not changed since the last report. Project has released its first
 official
 ASF release and the website on April 29, 2020. We are expecting this to
 help in community growth.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Project has releases its first official ASF release and the website on
 April 29, 2020.

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

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

### Date of last release:
 Apache NLPCraft v0.5.0 on 2020-04-29

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 No new committers have been added since project incubation on 2020-02-13.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 Mentors have been helpful and responsive. However, some of the mentors
 don't participate at all. It hasn't affected the project in a material
 way since the participated mentors have been active and helpful.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 No trademark/branding issues at this point.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Roman Shaposhnik
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Furkan Kamaci
    Comments: Project is going well even it is a new incubator project
    from my perspective as a mentor.
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Evans Ye
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Paul King
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) David Fisher
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Konstantin I Boudnik
    Comments: Project has quickly jumped on the first release and did it
    pretty much right from the get go!

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

15 Apr 2020

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

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Community growth (committers and users)
  2. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  PPMC need to consider exit approaches (retiring or graduate as Hive
  subproject).

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  - No enough progress since the last report due to changes in PPMC member
  job roles.
  - Makoto is not active since he is taking paternity leave.
  - Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing: 252 stars as of April 1
  (was 243 on Dec 2)

### How has the project developed since the last report?

  The development [has been calmed down) since the last Apache
  release on Dec 2019.

  Created 5 minor tickets and resolved 3 issues.

  Need to set some major target with new major features to activate the
  development.
  Also, we need to discuss about exit strategy of the project with PPMCs.

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

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

### Date of last release:

  2019-12-19

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2, 2018.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  Koji is active at mentoring.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

  Yes, we keep tracking podling's brand / trademarks.
  Finished [polding name search]
  (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-176).

### Signed-off-by:

  - [ ] (hivemall) Daniel Dai
     Comments:
  - [X] (hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
     Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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## Iceberg
Iceberg is a table format for large, slow-moving tabular data.

Iceberg has been incubating since 2018-11-16.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Grow the Iceberg community
  2. Add more committers and PPMC members

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  No issues.

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  - The community added a committer and PPMC member, Ratandeep Ratti.
    Ratandeep is the 4th new PPMC member.
  - In the 3 months since the last report, 76 pull requests were merged,
    for an average of 25 per month so the contribution rate is still
    active and healthy
  - The community had a video sync with about 20 attendees. These will
    be held about every 3 weeks at alternating times so that contributors
    in Europe and Asia can attend
  - The community is working toward an 0.8.0 release in mid-April

### How has the project developed since the last report?

  - The community is building support for the upcoming Spark 3.0 release
    and working on moving this to master
  - More Parquet vectorization PRs have been merged, showing significant
    progress
  - A contributor has built support for Spark streaming, which is under
    review
  - Members of the Apache Flink community have been discussing integration
    and have contributed an early Flink sink
  - Support for ORC files is nearly done. Schema evolution, type promotion,
    and support for generics have been recently added
  - Support for cherry-picking append snapshots was added
  - Added new metadata table

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

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

### Date of last release:

  - 0.7.0-incubating was released 25 October 2019

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  - Ratandeep Ratti was added 30 August 2019

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  Yes.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

  Yes, the podling is managing the brand and is not aware of any issues.
  The project name has been approved.

### Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (iceberg) Ryan Blue
     Comments:
  - [ ] (iceberg) Julien Le Dem
     Comments:
  - [X] (iceberg) Owen O'Malley
     Comments:
  - [ ] (iceberg) James Taylor
     Comments:
  - [X] (iceberg) Carl Steinbach
     Comments:

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## Milagro

Milagro is core security infrastructure and crypto libraries for
decentralized networks and distributed systems.

Milagro has been incubating since 2015-12-21.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Continue to build relevant and useful crypto libraries
  and applications for decentralized networks in order to grow
  the ecosystem of users and contributors to the project.
  2. Continue to improve compliance with the Apache Way.
  In particular to update the Milagro website and other project sites
  (e.g. Whimsy) in accordance with Apache policies.
  3. Further releases to increase the scope of the Milagro project,
  extend the capability of existing releases and to demonstrate
  improved compliance with the Apache Way.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  No significant issues, however, due to recent time constraints, several
  administrative aspects
  of the project have not been dealt with (updating Whimsy, countersigning
  code signing keys, checking download
  links, confirming brand/trademark compliance etc.)

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  Kirk Baird accepted as a new committer and he's now contributing to the
  Rust version of the Milagro Crypto Library

### How has the project developed since the last report?

  A second official Apache release of the Crypto-C library (2.0.1) was
  released in February

  A new "Multi Party Computation" (MPC) library has been accepted from
  Qredo Ltd into the Apache Milagro project.
  The new repository is: https://github.com/apache/incubator-milagro-MPC
  The code is being optimised, bug fixed, documented and tested (including
  a proposed external code review by
  the NCC Group) in preparation for its first official Apache release.

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

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

### Date of last release:

  2020-2-10

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  February 2020

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  No issues.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

  No known issues, but further investigation is still required by the
  Milagro community.

Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (milagro) Nick Kew
     Comments:
  - [X] (milagro) Jean-Frederic Clere
     Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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## MXNet

A Flexible and Efficient Library for Deep Learning

MXNet has been incubating since 2017-01-23.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Address past release issues. Successfully and smoothly make releases
  - ONGOING.
  2. Improve development process and tooling to help reduce the overhead of
  releases
  - ONGOING.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  1. MXNet 2.0 has started (10 projects completed):
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/projects/18
     RFC: https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/issues/16167
  2. There have been stability issues and high cost associated with the CI
     system due to complexity and high load.
      * We are sufferring from high failure rate in CI due to technical
      debts such as flaky tests.
      * Efforts on reducing waste in time and cost on CI:
      https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/projects/19
      * We intend to update our toolchain and improve engineering practices
      to address technical debts and improve the development experiences.
      * We want to improve automation and address licensing issues to reduce
      release overhead.
      * We seek experiences from other projects with extensive C/C++
      development on validating for a diverse set of platforms,
      and experiences on reducing the test complexity and runtime.
      We appreciate any lessons other projects can share in these aspects.

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  * The number of GitHub contributors increased to currently 781
  (2019-03-28; +2.4% since last report)
  * Active discussions on user forums
      * https://discuss.mxnet.io/ (English, 2.5K registered users (+8.7%)
      and 7.7K posts (+4.0%))
      * https://discuss.gluon.ai/ (Chinese, 8.1K registered users (+6.9%)
      and 21.9K posts(+1.3% since last report))
  * Active blogs and social media presence
    * Medium (https://medium.com/apache-mxnet) w/ 1.8k followers (+5.9%)
    * Twitter account (https://twitter.com/ApacheMXNet) w/ 2.4k followers
    (+5.4%)

  * Active video channels
    * YouTube channel  (https://www.youtube.com/apachemxnet) w/ 1.04k
    subscriber (+9.6% since last report)
    * Chinese YouTube channel
    (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjeLwTKPMlDt2segkZzw2ZQ) w/ 5.71k
     subscribers (+5.7%)
    * (in China) bilibili space (https://space.bilibili.com/209599371) w/
    22k subscriber (+4.8% since last report)

  * Highlights in MXNet ecosystem
    * Dive into Deep Learning has 50.5K 28-day active users, and has
      attracted 20.7K stars & 230+ contributors on GitHub. It has been
      adopted as a textbook or reference book by 70+ universities from 21
      countries, such as MIT, UC Berkeley, CMU, UPenn, IIT Bombay, and NUS.
    * GluonCV v0.6.0 release
      (https://github.com/dmlc/gluon-cv/releases/tag/v0.6.0)
    * GluonNLP v0.9.1 release
      (https://github.com/dmlc/gluon-nlp/releases/tag/v0.9.1)
    * GluonTS v0.5.0 release
      (https://github.com/awslabs/gluon-ts/releases/tag/v0.5.0)
    * MXNet Model Server v1.1.0 release
      (https://github.com/awslabs/mxnet-model-server/releases/tag/v1.1.0)
    * DeepInsight (https://github.com/deepinsight/insightface)
    * Sockeye (https://github.com/awslabs/sockeye)

### How has the project developed since the last report?

  1) 1.6.0 was released:
  https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/releases/tag/1.6.0
  with over 830+ patches of new features, improvements, and fixes.
  2) 2.0 project: https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/projects/18
  3) Github statistics of last month:
  * Feb 28, 2019 – March 28, 2019: Excluding merges, 40 authors have pushed
  75 commits to master and 78 commits to all branches. On master, 404
  files have changed and there have been 17,944 additions and 6,344
  deletions.

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

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

### Date of last release:

  2020-02-20

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  2020-03-02

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  Yes, mentors have been responsive and helpful as usual

### Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (mxnet) Henri Yandell
     Comments:
  - [X] (mxnet) Markus Weimer
     Comments:
  - [X] (mxnet) Michael Wall
     Comments:
  - [ ] (mxnet) Bob Paulin
     Comments:
  - [ ] (mxnet) Jason Dai
     Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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## NLPCraft

A Java API to convert natural language into actions.

NLPCraft has been incubating since 2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:
  1. Finish migration to Apache process. DONE
  2. Grow an active and healthy community around Apache NLPCraft product.
  ONGOING
  3. Have a stable release schedule and 3 successful product releases.
  ONGOING

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  No open issues to make IPMC/ASF board aware of.

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  No community development as we are in the midst of infra migration trying
  to get the 1st ASF release out.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

In the first 30 days the project has developed in the following ways:
  - Project infra bootstrap is complete.
  - All three repos have been migrated to ASF infra.
  - GitHub Issues have been migrated to ASF JIRA.
  - All ICLAs have been filed.
  - All new committers accounts are created
  - All code migration is completed & all work on the project is happening
    on ASF infra & using ASF way.
  - NLPCraft 0.5.0 release voting is underway.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
  - [ ] Initial setup
  - [X] Working towards first release
  - [ ] Community building
  - [ ] Nearing graduation
  - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

  N/A

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  2020-02-13

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  Yes, mentors have been responsive and helpful as usual

### Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (wave) Dave Fisher
    Comments:
  - [X] (evansye) Evans Ye
    Comments:
  - [X] (kamaci) Furkan Kamaci
    Comments:
  - [X] (cos) Konstantin I Boudnik
    Comments:
  - [X] (paulk) Paul King
    Comments:
  - [ ] (rvs) Roman Shaposhnik

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## NuttX

NuttX is a mature, real-time embedded operating system (RTOS).

NuttX has been incubating since 2019-12-09.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Clear any potential infringing use of the NuttX trademark
  2. Determine the form and location of NuttX releases
  3. Make the first release under Apache

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  * We have extended invitations to two new committers.
  * One of the new invited committers, Yamamoto Takashi, has accepted,
    filed an ICLA with the ASF, and has been added to the roster
    successfully.
  * The other new invited committer has accepted but is still
    currently undergoing the ICLA and account creation process.
  * We continue to see new contributors to the project through GitHub.
  * Most communications have moved from old venues to
    dev@nuttx.apache.org. Currently this list is the primary home of
    all development discussions and users questions. Some users
    continue to post questions to the old Google Group but we let them
    know about the move, so as to consolidate the project in one
    place.
  * GitHub's PRs and Issues also have their own discussions.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Regarding making our first release as Apache NuttX (Incubating),
    the community has agreed on a branch date (April 6th) and a
    tentative release date of end of April. Furthermore, we have
    agreed to reinstate the bimonthly releases that NuttX was making
    prior to becoming a Podling, subsequent to this first release.
  * One of our PPMC members, Brennan Ashton, has volunteered to be
    Release Manager (RM) for this first release, provided that we make
    progress on licensing. To that end, several community members have
    invested considerable time with Fossology to qualify license
    headers of various files. As we have nearly 90,000 files in our
    repository, we expect this work to continue for quite some time,
    but the goal is to make additional progress at each release.
  * The nightly build is up and running: https://s.apache.org/wnv2u
    Our Continuous Integration (CI) system continues to receive
    various tweaks and fixes. Currently, our automated nightly tests
    are showing various failures but this is gradually improving.
  * The community continues to collaborate on various technical
    improvements, bug fixes, and new architectures. Contributions are
    flowing regularly as Pull Requests (PRs) in GitHub and as patches
    emailed to the dev list.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?

Please feel free to add your own commentary.

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

### Date of last release:

  Still working towards making the first Apache release.

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Last elected PPMC: 2020-01-10
  Last elected Committers: 2020-03-27

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  Mentors are helpful and responsive.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

  Some concerns and actions regarding podling's brand were noted in
  the past reports, however, trademarks issues will be dealt with when
  graduation draws near.

### Signed-off-by:

  - [ ] (nuttx) Junping Du
     Comments:
  - [X] (nuttx) Justin Mclean
     Comments: Nice detailed report, good to see progress.
  - [ ] (nuttx) Mohammad Asif Siddiqui
     Comments:
  - [X] (nuttx) Flavio Paiva Junqueira
     Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

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## PonyMail

Pony Mail is a mail-archiving, archive viewing, and interaction service,
that can be integrated with many email platforms.

Annotator has been incubating since 2016-05-27.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Grow community
  2. Work on release scheduled
  3.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 No Answer

### How has the community developed since the last report?
  The project is discussing graduating from the incubator.
  Feedback is positive, and we are drafting a resolution to the fact.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
  See above.

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

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

### Date of last release:

  2019-04-20

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
  Sebastian Bazley was added as committer on 2017-06-10

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
  No Answer

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
  All good here.

### Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (ponymail) Sharan Foga
     Comments:  Good to see the project starting the graduation process.
     Increasing the community especially additional developers is challenging,
     but as a key tool within the ASF, there is a standard user base that may
     simply need communication and engagement to become involved.
  - [ ] (ponymail) John D Ament
     Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

--------------------

## Teaclave

Teaclave is a universal secure computing platform.

Teaclave has been incubating since 2019-08-20.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Improving project structure and documentation
  2. Grow the community (committers, contributors, users)
  3. Publish Apache release

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  No.

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  - Since last report, one external contributor has became our regular
    contributor.
  - Compared to the last report, we have seen more pull request from
    external contributors.
  - We received emails from some companies which are interested in the
    project and willing to make some contributions for the secure computing
    community.
  - Since we are mainly working on GitHub, with the help of the INFRA team,
    we can sync the notifications of GitHub with our mailing list.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

  - Since last report, the whole project has been refactored to be more
    functional, as well as readable and approachable for new contributors.
  - We have rewrote the framework for implementing enclave services. Also,
    we have redesigned current services into seven core services
    including access control, authentication, execution, frontend,
management,
    scheduler, and storage service. Communication protocols between services
    are defined in protobuf.
  - RPC between services has been redesigned to supported TLS-based
    attestation.
  - We have added DCAP attestation algorithm in the platform so that people
    can deploy the system in environments without Intel's attestation service.
  - Communication between app and enclave has been also redesigned
    with better APIs.
  - All updates is currently in the `develop` branch. We plan to merge
    into `master` when main refactoring is done.

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

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

### Date of last release:

  N/A

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  We haven't started new committers or PPMC members elections yet.
  Currently, our
  work focus on improving the design and documents to make the project more
  approachable for newcomers.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  Yes, our mentors help use to resolve the mailing list moderator issues.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

  We don't find any 3rd parties incorrectly using the podling's name and
  brand.
  The VP, Brand has approved the project name. (PODLINGNAMESEARCH-175)

### Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (teaclave) Felix Cheung
     Comments:
  - [X] (teaclave) Furkan Kamaci
     Comments:
  - [ ] (teaclave) Jianyong Dai
     Comments:
  - [ ] (teaclave) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
  - [ ] (teaclave) Matt Sicker
     Comments:
  - [ ] (teaclave) Zhijie Shen
     Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

--------------------

## Hudi

Hudi provides atomic upserts and incremental data streams on Big Data

Hudi has been incubating since 2019-01-17.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Project is ready to graduate from incubator.
  2.
  3.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  1. 683 conversations on dev ML across 130 topics [1]
  2. 75 participants during this period

### How has the project developed since the last report?
  1. ~180 Commits in gitbox [2]
  2. ~260 issues opened on Jira [3]. ~140 issues resolved in Jira [4]
  3. Hudi 0.5.1 released on Jan 31, 2020
  4. Hudi 0.5.2 released on March 26, 2020
  5. Work in progress for Hudi 0.6.0 planned for Apr 2020.
  6. 2 new committers - Sivabalan Narayanan, Lamber-ken
  7. 3 new PPMCs - Leesf, Vino Yang, Bhavani Sudha Saktheeswaran
  8. Completed the Apache Maturity Matrix for the project [5]
  9. Apache Hudi talk at Hadoop Summit Bangalore [6]
  10. Apache Hudi & Apache Kylin Online Meetup, China [7] [8]
  11. Steve Blackmon was added as a mentor on April 3, 2020

  [1] https://lists.apache.org/trends.html?dev@hudi.apache.org:lte=3M
  [2] git log  --since="2019-12-25" --no-merges | grep -e 'commit
  [a-zA-Z0-9]*' | wc -l
  [3] project = HUDI AND created >= 2019-12-25 AND created <=now()
  [4] project = HUDI AND status = Closed AND status changed to Closed
  DURING ("2019/12/25",now())
  [5] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/HUDI/Apache+Hudi
  +Maturity+Matrix
  [6] https://www.slideshare.net/SyedKather/building-robust-cdc-
  pipeline-with-apache-hudi-and-debezium
  [7] https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dmH2kWJF69PNdifPp37QBgjivOHaSLDn
  [8] https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Pk_WdFxfEZxMMfAOn0R8-m3ALkcN6G9e

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

  1. The project now has a diverse developer and user community, and
  excellent community traction.
  2. The project’s committers and PPMC members are drawn from diverse
  places - Tencent, Uber, Confluent, Snowflake, Lyft, Shopify, Double Verify.
  3. Apache Hudi is being used across various industries for creating data
  lakes and also for managing Machine Learning feature stores.
   - AWS, Alibaba, Uber, Tencent, Kyligence, EMIS Health,
  Tathastu.ai, Logical Clocks

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

### Date of last release:

  2020-03-26 Apache Hudi-incubating 0.5.2 Release
  2020-01-31 Apache Hudi-incubating 0.5.1 Release

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Sivabalan Narayanan was made committer on Feb 15, 2020
  Vino Yang and Leesf were added to PPMC on Feb 15, 2020
  Bhavani Sudha was added to PPMC on April 1, 2020
  Lamber-ken was made a committer on March 31, 2020

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  Yes, very helpful

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

  Yes.

### Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (hudi) Suneel Marthi
     Comments: The project is ready to graduate incubator.
  - [X] (hudi) Thomas Weise
     Comments: Ready for graduation.
  - [ ] (hudi) Luciano Resende
     Comments:
  - [ ] (hudi) Kishore Gopalakrishnan
     Comments:
  - [X] (hudi) Steve Blackmon
     Comments:


### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

--------------------

## TubeMQ

TubeMQ is a distributed messaging queue (MQ) system.
TubeMQ has been incubating since 2019-11-03.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Launch the first Apache release.
  2. Grow community
  3. Make development document more easily to read

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
  None

### How has the community developed since the last report?
  We are applying TubeMQ to the actual environment, at this stage
  we have discovered and fixed some bugs; at the same time, we are
  learning and preparing for the first release. It is expected that
  in the next stage we will release the first release

### How has the project developed since the last report?
  Near the first Apache release launch.

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

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

### Date of last release:
  None

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
  Aloys Zhang was added as committer on 2020-02-20

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
  Yes.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
  Yes, all good here.

### Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (tubemq) Junping Du
     Comments:  Better to be more active for community activities.
  - [X] (tubemq) Justin Mclean
     Comments: Looking froward to the first release.
  - [ ] (tubemq) Sijie Guo
     Comments:
  - [ ] (tubemq) Zhijie Shen
     Comments:
  - [ ] (tubemq) Jean-Baptiste Onofre
     Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

## TVM

TVM is a full stack open deep learning compiler stack for CPUs, GPUs, and
specialized accelerators. It aims to close the gap between the productivity-
focused deep learning frameworks, and the performance- or efficiency-
oriented hardware backends.

TVM has been incubating since 2019-03-06.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

  1. Keep growing the community
  2. Improve documentations

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

  no

### How has the community developed since the last report?

  TVM community has welcomed two new committers/PPMC members since last
  report. There are also on-going new committer nominations.
  The community is active and vibrate, with wide collaborations from
  many contributors. The total number of contributors has grown to 343.

  The community also actively worked on items under the guide of the Apache
  maturity model

  https://docs.google.com/document/d/18nyAH-fcptVezAxPQe6H3FeTKPRkujOp1tc1Y
  RSPLok/edit?usp=sharing

### How has the project developed since the last report?

  A lot of improvements have been made. Including major improvements to
  the unified IR and Pytorch support.

  See also our monthly reports for detailed improvements
  - Jan https://discuss.tvm.ai/t/tvm-monthly-january-2020/5589
  - Feb https://discuss.tvm.ai/t/tvm-monthly-february-2020/5935
  - Mar https://discuss.tvm.ai/t/tvm-monthly-march-2020/6199


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

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

### Date of last release:

  2019-12-1

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

  Feb 20 2020

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

  Our mentors are super helpful.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

   Yes, we have completed the name search.

### Signed-off-by:

  - [X] (tvm) Byung-Gon Chun
     Comments:
  - [ ] (tvm) Sebastian Schelter
     Comments:
  - [X] (tvm) Henry Saputra
     Comments:
  - [ ] (tvm) Timothy Chen
     Comments:
  - [X] (tvm) Furkan Kamaci
     Comments:
  - [X] (tvm) Tianqi Chen
     Comments:
  - [X] (tvm) Markus Weimer

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

--------------------

## Weex

Weex is a framework for building Mobile cross-platform high performance UI.
Weex has been incubating since 2016-11-30.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:
  1. [Branding issues]
  (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WEEX/Branding+issues).
  There are about 10 git repos violating the trademark of Apache Weex,
  together with their NPM/Maven artifact.
  2. [Community diversity]
  (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WEEX/Communtiy+diversity).
  Apache Weex needs more PPMCs and committers from community, no
  employees from a single company shall have majority vote in PPMC and
  committer.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
  No

### How has the community developed since the last report?
  NO

### How has the project developed since the last report?
  * We have 14 incoming pull request, and 8 of them are merged.
  * We have 5 threads in Weex mailing list .
  * We have solved 21 Github issues.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.
  - [ ] Initial setup
  - [ ] Working towards first release
  - [ ] Community building
  - [X] Nearing graduation
  - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:
  2019-10-23

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
  2019-12-05

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
  Yes, they are very helpful.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
  We are collecting a list of [branding issues],
  (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/WEEX/Branding+issues),
  and we shall fix the problem one by one.

#### Has the VP, Brand approved the project name?
  No yet. We have not done Podling name search.

### Signed-off-by:
  - [X] (weex) Willem Ning Jiang
     Comments:
  - [ ] (weex) Myrle Krantz
     Comments:
  - [ ] (weex) Jan Piotrowski
     Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Dec 2019

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

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth (committers and users)
 2. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Takuya (PPMC) gave [a talk]
 (https://aceu19.apachecon.com/session/apache-hivemall-meets-pyspark-sca
 lable-machine-learning-hive-spark-and-python) at ApacheCon, Europe 2019.
 - Two external contributors are trying to create patches. Good sign for
 community growth. (see [HIVEMALL-280]
 (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-280) and
 [HIVEMALL-186](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-186)
 - Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing: 243 stars as of Dec 2
 (was 234 on Sept 1)
 - Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing: 214
 followers as of Dec 2 (was 208 on Sept 1)

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Issued and finished [a vote for v0.6.0-rc1]
 (https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/fae10ab709f0e6e61f529d234a7
 a8e8f7900eafa5964852e929ce803@%3Cgeneral.incubator.apache.org%3E)
 (for Third ASF apache)
 - In the last 3 months, we opened [19 JIRA issues and closed 49 JIRA
 issues](https://goo.gl/QFQEF5). It was very active toward v0.6.0-rc1.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2018-12-03

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2, 2018.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Koji is active at mentoring.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 - We initiate an initial podling name search and created a ticket  in
 [Jira](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-176)

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 - [ ] (hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:
 - [x] (hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
    Comments:  Makoto Yui is very active in the community.

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Sep 2019

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

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth (committers and users)
 2. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project
 3. Documentation improvements

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 None

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Takuya (PPMC) will give a talk at ApacheCon, LAS VEGAS.
 * Got and merged a pull request from new external contributor.
 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
   234 stars as of Mar 1 (was 199 on Mar 1)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
   208 followers as of Mar 1 (was 189 on Mar 1)

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Working toward the 3rd Apache release. After HIVEMALL-245 is fixed,
   it will be ready to the vote.

 Since the last report, we have
  * In the last 3 months, we opened 10 JIRA issues and closed 7 JIRA
  issues as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of Sept 5)
  * Created 7 Pull Requests and closed 5 Pull Requests between May 1st and
  Aug 31th

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?

The page of community growth is slow. No much active developers.

Considering a pivot of the project scope to get more attention:
moving from Hive/Spark to a standalone library focusing on Python/Jupyter
notebook integration.

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

### Date of last release:

 2018-12-03

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2, 2018.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 - Koji is active at mentoring.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 - [ ] (hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:
 - [x] (hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Justin Mclean: The included stats don't really mean much to anyone
 outside of your project, please drop them from future reports.

19 Jun 2019

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

Hivemall has been incubating since 2016-09-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth (committers and users)
 2. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project
 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?

 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
   219 stars as of June 3 (was 199 on Mar 1)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
   196 followers as of June 3 (was 189 on Mar 1)
 * PPMC is invited for a private tech talk about Hivemall at Indeed

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Preparing the third ASF release, v0.6.0, by the end of June

 Since the last report, we have
  * In the last 3 months, we opened 14 JIRA issues and closed 15 JIRA
  issues as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of June 3)
                       Created   Resolved
            Mar 2019     2         7
            Apr 2019     9         8
            May 2019    3         0
  * Created 8 Pull Requests and closed 8 Pull Requests between Mar 1th
   and May 31th.


https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Apr+
created%3A2019-03-01..2019-05-31


https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Apr+
closed%3A2019-03-01..2019-05-31

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2018-12-03

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2, 2018.

### Have your mentors been helpful?

 - Koji is active at mentoring.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 - [x] (hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:
 - [x] (hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Mar 2019

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. Community growth (committers and users)
 2. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project
 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?

 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
   199 stars as of Mar 1 (was 181 on Nov 27)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
   189 followers as of Mar 1 (was 175 on Nov 27)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Released the second Apache release v0.5.2 on Dec 3, 2018.

 Since the last report, we have
  * In the last 3 months, we opened 13 JIRA issues and closed 17 JIRA
  issues as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of Mar 1)
                       Created   Resolved
            Dec 2018     1         2
            Jan 2019     6         6
            Feb 2019     6         3
  * Created 10 Pull Requests and closed 10 Pull Requests between Nov 28th
   and Feb 28th.

 https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Apr+
created%3A2018-11-28..2019-02-28

 https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Apr+
closed%3A2018-11-28..2019-02-28

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

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

Date of last release:

 2018-12-03

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2, 2018.

Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
that need to be addressed.

 - Koji is active at mentoring.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:
 [x](hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
    Comments: We've released 0.5.2 in December. We've moved repository to
              gitbox smoothly in January.
              As the lead PPMC, Makoto handles the community nicely and
              other PMC members are cooperative team players.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2018

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. One or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project
 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?

 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
   181 stars as of Nov 27 (was 169 on Sept 3)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
   175 followers as of Nov 27 (was 154 on Sept 3)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Prepared the second Apache release, v0.5.2.
   Now voting started at general@i.a.o on Nov 27th.

https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201811.mbox/%3CC
AGJoAU%3D-aweJkZuP-%3DKp6XPjfAC%3Dv4Si%2B3mbx4L-4is_jTB_yg%40mail.gmail.com%
3E

 Since the last report, we have
  * In the last 3 months, we opened 13 JIRA issues and closed 17 JIRA
  issues as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of Nov 27)
                       Created   Resolved
           Sept 2018     4         10
            Oct 2018     3         1
            Nov 2018     7         6
  * Created 14 Pull Requests and closed 12 Pull Requests between Sept 1st
   and Nov 27th.

https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A201
8-09-01..2018-11-27

https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2018
-09-01..2018-11-27

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

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

Date of last release:

 March 5, 2018.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2.

Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
that need to be addressed.

 - New mentor Koji is active at mentoring and very helpful.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments:
 [x](hivemall) Koji Sekiguchi
    Comments: We're under the new release vote now. I met Makoto Yui in
    person in Tokyo few days ago and I could find his comprehension of
    Apache way is great! He leads the development team very well.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Sep 2018

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. Two or more Apache Releases as an Incubator project
 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?

 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
   169 stars as of Sept 3 (was 145 on June 5)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
   154 followers as of Sept 3 (was 145 on June 5)
 * PPMC members (Makoto and Takeshi) will give a talk at ApacheCon North
   America 2018
 * PPMC members (Makoto and Takuya) will give a demo at ACM RecSys'18.
   https://recsys.acm.org/recsys18/

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Preparing the second Apache release, v0.5.2. Release voting will start
 in Sept, 2018.

https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?jql=project+%3D+HIVEMALL+AND+fixVersi
on+%3D+0.5.2

 Since the last report, we have
  * In the last 3 months, we opened 11 JIRA issues and closed 7 JIRA
  issues as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of Sept 3)
                       Created   Resolved
           June 2018    4      3
           July 2018     1         1
            Aug 2018     6         3
  * Created 9 Pull Requests and closed 10 Pull Requests between June 1st
   and Aug 31th.

https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A201
8-06-01..2018-08-31

https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2018
-06-01..2018-08-31

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

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

Date of last release:

 March 5, 2018.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2.

Signed-off-by:

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

20 Jun 2018

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. Two more Apache Releases as an Incubator project
 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?

 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
   145 stars as of June 5 (was 131 on April 3)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
   145 followers as of June 5 (was 123 on April 3)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Preparing the second Apache release, v0.5.2. It will be release in
 July, 2018.


https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?jql=project+%3D+HIVEMALL+AND+fixVersi
on+%3D+0.5.2

 Since the last report, we have
  * In the last 2 months, we opened 21 JIRA issues and closed 10 JIRA
  issues as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of June 5)
                       Created   Resolved
           April 2018   17         10
             May 2018   4          0
  * Created 11 Pull Requests and merged 11 Pull Requests between Apr 01
  and May 31.

 https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A201
8-04-01..2018-05-31

 https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2018
-04-01..2018-05-31

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

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

Date of last release:

 March 5, 2018.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2.

Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Apr 2018

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?

 * Markus Weimer resigned from our Project mentor as he sent a message to IPMC
   private list on March 1.
 * We need to recruit active Mentor(s)
    - Failed March2018 podling report due to missing mentor sign-off

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
    131 stars as of April 3 (was 108 on Dec 6)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
    123 followers as of April 3 (was 101 on Dec 6)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Released the first Apache release (v0.5.0) on March 5.
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/18e6355   dd06ff065004516eec6ff861777b4ad526714b61667b4904b@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E

 Since the last report, we have
   * In the last 4 months, we opened 22 JIRA issues and closed 15 JIRA issues
     as seen in https://goo.gl/QFQEF5 (as of April 3) Created   Resolved Dec
     2017    3           7 Jan   2018    4           3 Feb   2018    5
     1 March 2018    10          4
   * Created 14 Pull Requests and closed/merged 13 Pull Requests between Dec
     01 and April 01.
https://github.com/apa     che/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A2017-12-01..2018-04-01
https://github.com/ap     ache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2017-12-01..2018-04-01

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:

  March 5, 2018.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - Elected Jerome Banks as a committer on April 2.
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/98b28689dcf   fbf3a51a1ff80d9c86be96b46bbb3829bda334a722d89@%3Cdev.hivemall.apache.org%3E

Signed-off-by:

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

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

  johndament: The comments with the new committer election are interesting.
  Don't forget to go through IP Clearance if you are importing an external
  code base.

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:

21 Jun 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 invited Takuya KItazawa to PPMC on April 24th but his is not yet
  getting an invitation from IPMC. Could you take a look?

   Vote thread is at:
   msgid: CAGJoAUnmnsDBVHD+V_ix3gGzKTjNNwco8szxJ71rmU0cCbAjbg@mail.gmail.com

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * We invited a PPMC member (Takuya Kitazawa)
 * Had a presentation at Apache BigData, Miami
   https://goo.gl/7JZ59O
   http://events.linuxfoundation.org/sites/events/files/slides/apachebigdata20
     17.pdf (slide)
 * Had a BoF session at Apache BigData, Miami
 * Github watchers/stars are gradually increasing:
    79 stars as of May 31 (was 52 on Feb 28)
 * Twitter account @ApacheHivemall followers are gradually increasing:
    70 followers as of May 31 (was 52 on Feb 28)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * approaching the first Apache release in Q2
    - Blocking issues are decreased
      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVEMALL-21
 * 4 committers are active at development
   https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulse/monthly

 Since the last report (March 2017), we have
   * Opened 24 JIRA issues and closed 19 JIRA issues
      as seen in https://goo.gl/88Qr11
                     Created   Resolved
         March 2017    9          10
         April 2017    7           6
         May 2017      8           3
   * Created 27 Pull Requests
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20created%3A
       2017-03-01..2017-05-31
   * Merged 27 Pull Requests
     https://github.com/apache/incubator-hivemall/pulls?q=is%3Apr%20closed%3A2
       017-03-01..2017-05-31

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 Q2, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * Inviting Takuya Kitazawa to PPMC

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](hivemall) Reynold Xin
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Markus Weimer
    Comments:
 [ ](hivemall) Xiangrui Meng
    Comments:
 [x](hivemall) Daniel Dai
    Comments: You can invite Takuya Kitazawa to PPMC now.

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