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Imperius

20 Jul 2011

The Imperius project has been retired. Some additional administrative
shutdown is needed (is on TODO list)

20 Apr 2011

The Imperius project is currently holding discussions about suspending the
project. The project did create an SPL implementation and created a release.
However, it has not been able to build a community around the project. The
consensus of the project appears to be to suspend work on the project. The
community should be holding a vote on this soon.

19 Jan 2011

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.
Imperius is a rule-based policy evaluation engine based on the CIM-SPL
language from
Distributed Management Task Force (dtmf.org).

Communication continues to be intermittent, there was some interest in the
CIM binding.
The community is not requesting new features and the project is being used
in at least a handful of projects
across both academic and commercial teams.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:
* Grow the community
* Next steps and future of Imperius at Apache.
* There has been some discussions about the possibility of not successfully
graduating from the Incubator. Hopefully, this can be resolved, soon.

20 Oct 2010

2010-October Imperius Incubator status report

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based policy evaluation engine based on the CIM-SPL
language from Distributed Management Task Force (dtmf.org).

Communication continues to be intermittent or non-existent.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:
* Grow the community
* Next steps and future of Imperius at Apache.

21 Jul 2010

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based policy evaluation engine based on the CIM-SPL
language from Distributed Management Task Force (dtmf.org).

The voting for the first release of Imperius was passed on Jan 18, 2010.
The release was initially made available on April 12, 2010 via the Imperius
website and mirrors.

Communication continues to be intermittent, although there seem to be one to
two new people on the mailing list this quarter.   Most recent interest
seems to be in the use of CIM-SPL binding as opposed to the Java binding.
Some enhancements have been made to improve information on parse errors.  No
real progress has been made or steps taken towards graduating the project.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:
* Grow the community
* Next steps and future of Imperius at Apache.

21 Apr 2010

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based policy evaluation engine based on the CIM-SPL
language from Distributed Management Task Force (dtmf.org).

The voting for the first release of Imperius was passed on Jan 18, 2010. The
release was initially made available on April 12, 2010 via the Imperius
website and mirrors.

Communication continues to be intermittent. However, the community is
discussing the next steps for Imperius. The implementation of the CIM-SPL
standard appears fairly complete and so, although the community is currently
small, we would like to consider promoting Imperius as a formal Apache
project.

A list of the most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation:

1. Grow community
2. Javadoc needs improvement

How has the community developed since the last report?

Still limited, although we have confirmation that we have 3 independent
committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Limited work other than release preparation. Some additional bugs have been
reported. Currently discussing the need for possible additional features.

20 Jan 2010

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based policy evaluation engine based on the CIM-SPL
language from Distributed Management Task Force (dtmf.org).

Candidate for the first release of Imperius was voted and accepted by the
Imperius community. The vote was then forwarded to the general mailing list.
Currently, we are waiting on one more binding vote to complete the release
and make the binaries publicly available.

In general, communication within the community continues to be limited and
sporadic.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:

* Create an Apache release
* Grow the community

18 Nov 2009

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based policy evaluation engine based on the CIM-SPL
language from Distributed Management Task Force (dtmf.org).

In September, CIM-SPL was ratified as a DMTF standard. See
http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS98066+14-Sep-2009+BW20090914

In September, Sun made an interim build of Imperius available as part of its
Open Solaris effort.  The build can be found at
http://pkg.opensolaris.org/dev/en/search.shtml?token=imperius&action=Search

In September, IBM made their Policy Management Library based on Imperius
available on its alphaWorks site at http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/wpml.

There has been some forward progress in the Imperius community in the past 3
months.

After discussion, a number of bugs were fixed with an en masse commit.
There has also been progress towards an initial release by the community. A
release candidate was created. Problems were found with this and are being
fixed.

In general, communication within the community continues to be limited and
sporadic.

Things to resolve prior to graduation:

* Create an Apache release
* Grow the community

15 Jul 2009

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based policy evaluation engine

Web site:

Code: Development and bug fixes continue on the code base.

Community:  Several key bugs were fixed, two new committers were added to
the community. Size and diversity of the community has not been improving as
expected.

15 Apr 2009

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based infrastructure management platform.

Web site:

Code: Development continues on the code base.

Community:
 * Several bug fixes were provided.
 * In the process of adding two new committers (David Wood, Xiping Wang) to
the community.
 * Discussions underway regarding first release

Issues prior to graduation:
 * Grow the community
 * Successful completion of the release

21 Jan 2009

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based infrastructure management tool.

Web site:

Code: Development continues on the code base.

Community: Not a lot of activity during the holidays. A couple of
patches were provided by a contributor which were committed. Discussion
about the first release of Imperius is currently under way.

Plans for the future are:
 * Add more documentation and example applications
 * Work towards the first release

15 Oct 2008

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based infrastructure management tool.

Code: Development continues on the code base.

Community: Two new committers since the last report. (The CCLA
and ICLAs from Sun contributors have been received and
commit access is now set up for all initial contributors).
One new contributor contributed a patch via JIRA which was
committed.

Graduation is not on the table based on the size and diversity
of the community; and there has not been a release of code.

16 Jul 2008

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based infrastructure management tool

Code:

Made several enhancements to the code:

 1. Added cascaded policy evaluation capability for Java-SPL. This allows
one policy to invoke another as part of its decision.
 2. Access to private members of anchor classes using java-bean style
get/set methods
 3. Added ability to make complex calls like a.b.c() in the decision
section.

Community:

A couple of new teams are trying to prototype with Imperius (2 from IBM, 1
university). No new committers or contributors since the last report.

The initial set of committers is still incomplete. The issue is slow
resolution of the CCLA/ICLA contracts in BigCo.

Graduation is not on the table based on the size and diversity of the
community; and there has not been a release of code.

16 Apr 2008

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based infrastructure management tool

The source code has been re-organized into a maven-friendly repository
structure.

Code: The following code was checked in:
 1. Eclipse based tooling for Imperius with Java binding.
 2. Client side (non-provider) Imperius with CIM binding.
 3. Imperius with CIM binding running as a CIM provider.
 4. Eclipse based tooling for Imperius with CIM binding.

Web site: Documentation added:
 1. A SPL Language reference has been added to the documentation
 2. A SPL Editor Guide has been added to the documentation

Community

Two of the original committers have had accounts created. We are still
waiting for the arrival of ICLAs for the others before creating accounts for
them.

A new committer, Erik Bengtson, was voted in. Erik was already a committer
on another Apache project.

19 Dec 2007

Imperius has been incubating since November 2007.

Imperius is a rule-based infrastructure management tool

Infrastructure has been partly set up. Mailing lists for dev, commits,
private, and user are operational. The repository has been set up.

Community

Two of the original committers have had accounts created. We are waiting
for the arrival of ICLAs for the others.