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Hop

18 May 2022 [Hans Van Akelyen / Sander]

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16 Mar 2022 [Hans Van Akelyen / Sam]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Hop is the creation and maintenance of software related
to a platform for data orchestration

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention.
## Membership Data:
Apache Hop was founded 2021-12-15 (3 months ago)
There are currently 22 committers and 10 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 2:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members (project graduated recently).
- Gabriel Dutra was added as committer on 2022-02-19
- Ricardo Gouvea was added as committer on 2022-02-22
- Ray Chang was added as committer on 2022-01-24

## Project Activity:
Apache Hop just completed the release of 1.2.0 on 2022-03-07. This was mainly
a quality release solving bugs and minimal new features. Currently work has
started on what will be Apache Hop 2.0, the major version change containing
API breaking changes and update to Java 11

## Community Health:
Our small community is growing with more global interest, new committers have
been added and there is a general increase in code commits and contributors.
There is an increase in interest from China and we are trying to onboard
people from there.
There has been a bit less activity on our socials
but we hope to pick this back up.
* chat:300 (up from 282)
* LinkedIn:840 (up from 786)
* Twitter:670 (up from 634)
* YouTube:452 (up from 415)
* Meetup:219 (up from 217)

16 Feb 2022 [Hans Van Akelyen / Craig]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Hop is the creation and maintenance of software related
to a platform for data orchestration

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention.

## Membership Data:
Apache Hop was founded 2021-12-15 (2 months ago)
There are currently 20 committers and 10 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is 2:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members (project graduated recently).
- Ray Chang was added as committer on 2022-01-24

## Project Activity:
Recent releases:
1.1.0 was released on 2022-01-24.

- Working on release 1.2.0
- Working on release 2.0.0 (upgrade to java 11)

## Community Health:
Since announcement of graduation we are receiving more external interest.
We hope to onboard a couple extra committers form the pool of new contributors

The community continues to grow on all social media platforms.
Since previous report
* chat: 282 (up from 256)
* LinkedIn: 786 (up from 728)
* Twitter: 634 (up from 578)
* YouTube: 415 (up from 368)
* Meetup: 217 (up from 215)

19 Jan 2022

Change the Apache Hop Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Bart Maertens
 (bartmaer) to the office of Vice President, Apache Hop, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Bart Maertens from the office of Vice President, Apache Hop, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Hop project has
 chosen by vote to recommend Hans Van Akelyen (hansva) as the successor
 to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Bart Maertens is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Hop, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Hans Van Akelyen be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Hop, to serve in
 accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of Directors
 and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation, retirement,
 removal or disqualification, or until a successor is appointed.

 Special Order 7A, Change the Apache Hop Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Jan 2022 [Bart Maertens / Justin]

## Description:

Apache Hop aims to facilitate all aspects of data and metadata orchestration.

## Issues:
No known issues.

## Membership Data:
Apache Hop was founded 2021-12-15 (a month ago) There are currently 19
committers and 10 PMC members in this project. The Committer-to-PMC ratio is
roughly 5:3.

Community changes, past quarter:
- number of followers on social media continues to grow

## Project Activity:
After the 1.0 release (October 2021), Apache Hop started working on the
graduation process.

All references to "incubator" or "incubating" have been removed from code,
config, infra and documentation.

Simultaneously, the team started working on Hop 1.1.0, with well over 200
tickets processed so far. The cutoff point for the 1.1.0 release will be Jan,
14th.

## Community Health:
The community continues to grow on all social media platforms. The number and
type of contributions is increasing.

Since Dec, 1st
* 133 commits by 9 committers
* chat: 256 (up from 243)
* LinkedIn: 728 (up from 690)
* Twitter: 578 (up from 545)
* YouTube: 368 (up from 325)
* Meetup: 215 (up from 211)

15 Dec 2021

Establish the Apache Hop Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best interests of
 the Foundation and consistent with the Foundation's purpose to
 establish a Project Management Committee charged with the creation and
 maintenance of open-source software, for distribution at no charge to
 the public, related to a platform for data orchestration.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Hop be and hereby is responsible for the
 creation and maintenance of software related to a platform for data
 orchestration; and be it further

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

 * Nicolas Adment <nadment@apache.org>
 * Hans Van Akelyen <hansva@apache.org>
 * Dave Campen <dcampen@apache.org>
 * Matt Casters <mcasters@apache.org>
 * Julian Hyde <jhyde@apache.org>
 * Brandon Jackson <usbrandon@apache.org>
 * Bart Maertens <bartmaer@apache.org>
 * Francois Papon <fpapon@apache.org>
 * Sergio Ramazzina <sramazzina@apache.org>
 * Kevin Ratnasekera <djkevincr@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Bart Maertens be appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Hop, 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 7E, Establish the Apache Hop Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

15 Dec 2021

Hop is short for the Hop Orchestration Platform. Written completely in Java
it aims to provide a wide range of data orchestration tools, including a
visual development environment, servers, metadata analysis, auditing
services and so on. As a platform, Hop also wants to be a reusable library
so that it can be easily reused by other software.

Hop has been incubating since 2020-09-24.

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

 1. the community has
 [voted](https://lists.apache.org/thread/s8vg1nh1g707s4hhcxjtg1zdccjpjh2k)
 on graduation and will (re)start the discussion on the incubator mailing
 list.

### 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?
 The community is active and growing. Hop has hundreds of followers on
 each of the social media accounts. The PPMC sees an increased traction
 around Hop.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Hop 1.0 was released in early October. The project is working towards
 graduation and continues to work towards Hop 1.1.

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

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [ ] Community building
 - [X] Nearing graduation: community vote passed and resolution accepted
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2021-10-05

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 2021-07-05 (Dave Campen)

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 Julian, Kevin and Francois have always been available when the Hop PPMC
 needed help or advice.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 No known issues. The Hop project name was approved with
 [PODLINGNAMESEARCH-191](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEA
 RCH-191)

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hop) Tom Barber
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Julian Hyde
    Comments:  Hop has approved the graduation resolution. Good luck with
    graduation!
 - [ ] (hop) Maximilian Michels
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Francois Papon
    Comments:
 - [ ] (hop) Kevin Ratnasekera
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

15 Sep 2021

Hop is short for the Hop Orchestration Platform. Written completely in Java
it aims to provide a wide range of data orchestration tools, including a
visual development environment, servers, metadata analysis, auditing
services and so on. As a platform, Hop also wants to be a reusable library
so that it can be easily reused by other software.

Hop has been incubating since 2020-09-24.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:
 no known remaining issues

### 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?
 the community continues to grow on our Mattermost chat and social media.
 Local user groups have started in (at least) Brazil, Spain, Italy and
 Japan.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Hop released 0.99 in early August and aims to release 1.0 in the next
 couple of weeks. In preparation for 1.0, the focus has been on testing,
 bug
 fixing and documentation, although new functionality is added continuously
 as well.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 Please feel free to add your own commentary.
 Hop wants to release 1.0 first, and will start the graduation preparation
 once 1.0 is available.
 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [ ] Community building
 - [X] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2021-08-07

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 Bruno Silva: 2021-07-05
 David Campen: 2021-07-06

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 There haven't been any issues that required mentor input. Whenever we need
 input from our mentors, they are available. Especially Julian Hyde has
 been very helpful.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 No known issues.
 Name search has been performed, no issues there either:
 https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-191

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hop) Tom Barber
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Julian Hyde
    Comments:  Project is very close to graduation. I encourage them to
    take the next step.
 - [ ] (hop) Maximilian Michels
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Francois Papon
    Comments:  The project is moving forward very fast and is now closed
    to be graduate to Top Level.
 - [ ] (hop) Kevin Ratnasekera
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

16 Jun 2021

Hop is short for the Hop Orchestration Platform. Written completely in Java
it aims to provide a wide range of data orchestration tools, including a
visual development environment, servers, metadata analysis, auditing
services and so on. As a platform, Hop also wants to be a reusable library
so that it can be easily reused by other software.

Hop has been incubating since 2020-09-24.

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

 1. growth in number of PMC members and committers
 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?
 Hop has an active and growing community on social media, chat and a
 limited but increasing activity on the mailing lists.
 A growing number of organizations of all sizes are actively using Hop

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Hop 0.70 was released in mid April, the Hop community is now working on
 0.99 in preparation of a 1.0 release.
 Detailed updates are available in the monthly roundups:
 - March: http://hop.apache.org/blog/2021/04/roundup-2021-04/
 - 0.70 release announcement:
 http://hop.apache.org/blog/2021/04/release-0.70/
 - April: http://hop.apache.org/blog/2021/05/roundup-2021-05/
 - May: http://hop.apache.org/blog/2021/06/roundup-2021-06/

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

 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] first release is done
 - [X] Community building
 - [X] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2021-04-12

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 November 2020. Even though we have an active user community, we are aware
 of the fact that we need to grow the developer community. This has been
 discussed and is an action item that is being worked on.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 Julian Hyde has stepped up as our de facto champion, who is always ready
 to provide feedback and constructive criticism.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 Apache Hop (Incubating) has been used consistently, there are no
 violations that we know of.
 Name search for the Hop project name has been completed:
 https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-191

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hop) Tom Barber
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Julian Hyde
    Comments:  Hop are doing great. They are very close to
      graduating. There's a nice vibe to the 'monthly roundups'
      (see above) and Twitter posts.
 - [ ] (hop) Maximilian Michels
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Francois Papon
    Comments:  The project is doing very well and is closed to the
    graduation. As discuss in the mailing list, the project need to grow
    the developer community.
 - [X] (hop) Kevin Ratnasekera
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

17 Mar 2021

Hop is short for the Hop Orchestration Platform. Written completely in Java
it aims to provide a wide range of data orchestration tools, including a
visual development environment, servers, metadata analysis, auditing
services and so on. As a platform, Hop also wants to be a reusable library
so that it can be easily reused by other software.

Hop has been incubating since 2020-09-24.

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

 1. create a first full release (including binaries)
 2. trademark (re)search
 3. [HOP-2469](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HOP-2469): Ensure
 that Hop complies with ASF encryption policy

### 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?
 Community and interactivity on social media continues to grow (LinkedIn:
 400+, Twitter: 325+, Youtube: 80).
 We're actively engaging in discussions on the dev mailing lists. There's
 still some room for improvement, but we're convinced this will grow over
 time and as the community continues to grow.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 0.60 was released as source only. This allowed/forced us to tackle the
 most pressing licensing issues.
 We're working towards the 0.70 release. Since this release will include
 binaries, we're cleaning up any remaining license issues with dependencies
 and the notice, license and other files.
 Development continues at a fast pace. We're starting to see a steady
 stream of contributions from a variety of community members.

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

 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] First release done
 - [X] Community building
 - [X] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:
 2021-01-26

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 November 2020

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 We've been able to get all the help and answers we needed. Julian Hyde
 has been especially helpful since the start of the incubation process by
 pointing out risks, providing guidance in adopting "The Apache Way" and
 being an overall great support to the Hop team.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 The "Apache Hop" brand name seems to be used correctly, we are not aware
 of any violations. Third parties may not always use the "(Incubating)"
 suffix sufficiently, but since this is mentioned extensively in our own
 communication, website and social media accounts, we consider this to be a
 minor issue.
 Trademark search still needs to be done, but is high on the PPMC's
 priority list.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hop) Tom Barber
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Julian Hyde
    Comments:  Hop are doing great. After some prodding from
       the mentors, they have moved discussions away from
       chat and onto the dev list. They flag themselves as
       "nearing graduation" and I concur.
       Note that we need some help from Justin to register
       the project's use of encryption.
 - [X] (hop) Maximilian Michels
    Comments:  The project is doing well. More and more blockers
               for graudation got resolved, e.g. licensing headers
               and the first release. Let's keep up the good work!
 - [X] (hop) Francois Papon
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Kevin Ratnasekera
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Dave Fisher: Its great to see an active and engaging community on the dev
 list.
 I think that the PPMC does need to grow in numbers some prior to
 graduation.

20 Jan 2021

Hop is short for the Hop Orchestration Platform. Written completely in Java
it aims to provide a wide range of data orchestration tools, including a
visual development environment, servers, metadata analysis, auditing
services and so on. As a platform, Hop also wants to be a reusable library
so that it can be easily reused by other software.

Hop has been incubating since 2020-09-24.

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

 1. identify and resolve the last remaining incompatibly licensed
 dependencies (if any)
 2. create a first release
 3. grow the community

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 No known significant issues at this moment

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 - 3 additional committers, lots of committer and community activity in
 the last month
 - 14 new registered chat members (108->122)
 - 1 new subscriber to dev (21->22), 0 to users mailing lists (11)
 - significant follower growth on LinkedIn (309->321), Twitter (233->253)
 and YouTube (40->50)

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Two releases candidates (0.50-rc1, 0.50-rc2) were created but failed to
 get enough positive votes.
 Hop will take the feedback and lessons learned from 0.50-rc1 and 0.50-rc2
 to build a new 0.60-rc1.
 Summary of the 2 RCs: https://s.apache.org/06hws

 December was a very active month, with continued activity over the
 holiday period:
 - metadata perspective
 - look and feel updates
 - new transform plugins (UDJC, Token Replacement)
 - partitioned stream lookup
 - docker included, community activity on kubernetes
 - jandex-based plugins
 - integration testing
 - community activity on Hop Web
 - documentation updates

 Full details are available in the December monthly roundup:
 https://hop.apache.org/blog/2021/01/roundup-2021-01/

### 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:

 XXXX-XX-XX

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 2020-12-2

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 Julian Hyde and François Papon regularly check in and provide valuable
 input. We're sure our other mentors will step in for RCs after the holiday
 period.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 There are no known brand and naming issues. The PPMC only uses "Apache
 Hop (Incubating)" as the official project name and has explicitly called
 "Project Hop" deprecated as of the moment of acceptance in the Incubator.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (hop) Tom Barber
    Comments:  I agree with Julian. The community is great, obviously a
    lot
    came from knowledge of the previous life and interest in seeing it
    progress which is good. The chat vs mailing list stuff is true, I
    don't
    follow the chat too much, just lurk but there is a lot going on there,
    not necessarily decision making but communication that could be missed
    for
    those who choose not to use it. Conversely I would say that a lot of
    the
    folk on the chat room are users as opposed to developers, and as such
    don't
    have to be treated in the same manner. Might be worth checking
    committers vs
    chat vs dev list? I suspect its probably pretty much up to date. Great
    progress on the software front, good to see it coming together.
 - [X] (hop) Julian Hyde
    Comments: Good report! I'd say you are through 'initial setup' and can
    uncheck that box next time. The community is going great, and I'm sure
    that
    the first release will happen very soon. One concern: the difference
    in the
    number of people on chat vs the dev list (122 vs 22). The traffic on
    chat
    is benign (e.g. no major decisions being made) but I am concerned that
    with
    so few of the regulars on the dev list, chat will become the de facto
    place
    to make decisions. Also I couldn't find a public archive of chat. I'll
    raise this issue on the dev list.
 - [X] (hop) Maximilian Michels
    Comments: I'm continuing to be amazed by the progress of the Hop
    project. There is a constant flow of incoming pull requests and the
    first
    release is nearing completion. It might not be clear to all community
    members but I've tried to only step in when necessary, e.g. give
    feedback
    to unblock the release process.
 - [X] (hop) Francois Papon
    Comments: The community is still very active and starting to learn the
    release process. For now, the only issue in the release is the license
    part
    and the team is focused on it to prepare a new vote.
 - [X] (hop) Kevin Ratnasekera
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

16 Dec 2020

Hop is short for the Hop Orchestration Platform. Written completely in Java
it aims to provide a wide range of data orchestration tools, including a
visual development environment, servers, metadata analysis, auditing
services and so on. As a platform, Hop also wants to be a reusable library
so that it can be easily reused by other software.

Hop has been incubating since 2020-09-24.

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

 1. identify and resolve the last remaining incompatibly licensed
 dependencies (if any)
 2. create a first release
 3. grow the community

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 No known significant issues at this moment

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

 - 2 additional committers, committers are increasingly active
 - 9 new registered chat members (99 -> 108)
 - 21 subscribers to dev, 11 to user mailing list
 - significant follower growth on social media, mainly on LinkedIn (+46)
 and Twitter (+15)

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

 - After JIRA and the website, code and documentation repositories have
 been migrated.
 - For the code migration, a copyright header related fix was required,
 which was delivered and accepted.
 - All existing builds have been recreated and updated to run on ASF
 Jenkins
 - new functionality has been created (new transform and action plugins,
 UI updates and more)
 - significant documentation updates
 - discussion of and preparation for a first release (0.50) has started

 Full details are available in the November monthly roundup:
 https://hop.apache.org/blog/2020/12/roundup-2020-12/

### 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:
 No releases so far

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 2020-11-18

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 We have mainly been working on infrastructure and or software items over
 the last month.
 Mentor input will become more important now we've started working towards
 a first release.
 Julian Hyde regularly checks in and provides valuable input.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 There are no known brand and naming issues.
 The PPMC only uses "Apache Hop (Incubating)" as the official project name
 and has explicitly called "Project Hop" deprecated as of the moment of
 acceptance in the Incubator.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hop) Tom Barber
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Julian Hyde
    Comments: Plenty of work on features, good cooperation on dev list,
    appointing the first committers since incubation, and pushing
    hard for the first release. Hop is doing great.
 - [ ] (hop) Maximilian Michels
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Francois Papon
    Comments: Community is growing well (new committer, dev list,
    mattermost channel) and a great work is done on the source code for
    the first release. The Hop team is very active.
 - [X] (hop) Kevin Ratnasekera
    Comments: Significant progress has been made through out past time
    period, with related to first release and community growth.

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Nov 2020

Hop is short for the Hop Orchestration Platform. Written completely in Java
it aims to provide a wide range of data orchestration tools, including a
visual development environment, servers, metadata analysis, auditing
services and so on. As a platform, Hop also wants to be a reusable library
so that it can be easily reused by other software.

Hop has been incubating since 2020-09-24.

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

 1. migrate source code
 2. create a first release
 3. grow the community

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 We are in the process of preparing our code for migration to the ASF
 repositories

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 6 new users on our MatterMost [chat](https://chat.project-hop.org)
 (currently 99 registered users)

 22 subscribers on the dev mailing list

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 JIRA migration is done. https://jira.project-hop.org is now read-only.

 Website migration is done, website has received a face lift.

 A couple of community members became very active contributors and will be
 added as committers shortly.

 Code continues to evolve in non-ASF repository in preparation for the
 code migration.

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

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

### Date of last release:
 No releases so far

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 No additional committers or PPMC members so far.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 We've received help when needed. Mentors step in whenever they see an
 action that needs to be taken care of.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 Not much third-party activity. We're keeping all communication about the
 incubation on a low level until the code has been migrated.

 No information on brand approval so far.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (hop) Tom Barber
    Comments:
 - [X] (hop) Julian Hyde
    Comments:  Hop has got off to a great start. They are tearing through
      the incubation tasks (e.g. JIRA, code migration, mailing lists)
      and community activity is happening on the dev list.
 - [X] (hop) Maximilian Michels
    Comments:  I'm very pleased to see the enthusiasm and the quick
      learning
      process that the project has already undergone. We already migrated
      existing issues and code. We setup infrastructure. We've had
      discussions on the mailing lists.
      It's clear that there are still many more things to learn experience
      (e.g. releases) but I'm feeling very confident about the project.
 - [X] (hop) Francois Papon
    Comments:  The project team made a great work in the startup process
       and we
    can see a real interest about the incubating process. Many
       things have to
    be done but I also have a good feeling for the next.
 - [X] (hop) Kevin Ratnasekera
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