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Jena

19 Jul 2017 [Andy Seaborne / Mark]

## Description:

Jena is a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data applications
in Java. It provides implementation of W3C standards for RDF and SPARQL.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

Jena 3.3.0 was released 2017-May-2017, roughly in-line with the desired
increased release cadence.

The project has received external contributions, including a significant one
that extends support for Lucene text analyzers. In addition, existing some
committers have worked closely together on language-sensitive collation while
maintaining compatibility with the W3C standard and existing releases.

## Health report:

The development activity for the project is at normal levels.  The slight drop
on the users list may be due to a small number of users asking large numbers
of basic questions on long threads. This has caused some push back by other
users on the list which the PMC has noted. The project has before gone through
such cycles before. We can hope that any users put off by the perceived noise
will become active again.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 12 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Adam Soroka on Mon Jun 06 2016

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 15 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Lorenz Buehmann at Fri Oct 28 2016

## Releases:

- Last release was Jena 3.3.0 on 2017-May-2017.

## Mailing list activity:

- users@jena.apache.org:
 - 628 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
 - 637 emails sent to list (846 in previous quarter)

- dev@jena.apache.org:
 - 150 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
 - 1239 emails sent to list (1315 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

- 55 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 64 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Apr 2017 [Andy Seaborne / Bertrand]

## Description:

Jena is a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications in Java. It provides implementation of W3C standards for
RDF and SPARQL.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

The project released 3.2.0 in February this year which was a faster
release cadence than usual. This release contained some new APIs and our
usual slew of bug and performance fixes.

There have been ongoing efforts involving both existing committers and
community contributions towards bringing our secondary text indexing
components up-to-date with the current versions of the Apache Lucene
libraries and we hope to be able to release that to users soon. In
addition, the unmaintained Solr text indexing backend is being replaced
by a new Elasticsearch backend.

## Health report:

The project has discussed how the slow ~6 monthly release cycle has been
creating problems for users because releases often contain a lot of
change, some of which may be subtle e.g. corner case behavioural fixes,
that create issues when users upgrade. This is particularly noticeable
when users who build products on top of Jena and have their own release
cycles jump multiple versions in a single upgrade.  Also, when we
introduce bugs/regressions the long release cycle means it takes a long
time to get fixes into the hands of users for those who aren’t prepared
to use development snapshots. The project is hoping to release more
frequently this year to help mitigate this problem since we believe that
more frequent releases will limit the amount of change in each release
and make upgrades less painful.

The topic of maintaining multiple branches i.e. Multiple stable release
branches was discussed again but as in the past the consensus was that
the active contributor base is insufficient to support this.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Adam Soroka on Mon Jun 06 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 15 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Lorenz Buehmann at Fri Oct 28 2016

## Releases:

 - Fuseki 2.5.0 was released on Tue Feb 07 2017
 - Jena 3.2.0 was released on Tue Feb 07 2017

## Mailing list activity:

Developer list traffic has seen a spike during March 2017 due to a large
pull request from a new contributor which was related to the
aforementioned Elasticsearch text indexing backend. This has generated
lots of automated notifications to the list in the form of both JIRA and
GitHub comment mirroring. The GitHub code review feature in particular,
tends to generate large amounts of notification messages.

## JIRA activity:

Normal levels

18 Jan 2017 [Andy Seaborne / Chris]

## Description:

Jena is a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications in Java. It provides implementation of W3C standards
for RDF and SPARQL.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

The project released 3.1.1 on the usual 6 month-ish cycle.  This has
been the regular project tick for the last couple of years but the
feeling is now that Jena is putting too much into a release and
that a 3 month cycle would be better.

Several major new contributions are in progress.

On the users list, there has been a lot of student-level questions,
particularly of the nature "ask-before-try", leading to some
pushback. After a discussion on dev@, the consensus is that this level
of questions is something that wil happen from time-to-time and unless
it is damaging, the core user community accepts it.

The PMC added Lorenz Buehmann as a committer in recognition of the
effort he provides in patiently answering many questions on users@.

StackOverflow continues to be a second source of user questions.

## Health report:

The level of activity is normal; a slight lull for December and
post-release is not uncommon.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Adam Soroka on Mon Jun 06 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 15 committers.
 - Lorenz Buehmann was added as a committer on Fri Oct 28 2016

## Releases:

 - 3.1.1 was released on Tue Nov 08 2016

## Mailing list activity:

Normal levels.

## JIRA activity:

Normal Levels

 - 33 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 37 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Oct 2016 [Andy Seaborne / Bertrand]

## Description:

Jena is a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications in Java. It provides implementation of W3C standards for
RDF and SPARQL.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

The project has been proceeding steadily.  Initial thoughts on the
next release have lead to an uptick in activity.

## Health report:

The project has been running as normal and there have been some
nice contributions from outside the usual contributors.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Adam Soroka on Mon Jun 06 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 14 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Adam Soroka at Mon May 30 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was 3.1.0 on Tue May 10 2016

## Mailing list activity:

The project mailing lists are at normal levels - a wave of
students asking beginner questions on users@ have got some
very patient answers from the community.  Discussions on
github reflected to dev@ account for the slight peaks
recently.

 - users@jena.apache.org:
    - 622 subscribers (down -14 in the last 3 months):
    - 812 emails sent to list (410 in previous quarter)

 - dev@jena.apache.org:
    - 157 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 963 emails sent to list (599 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 35 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 37 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jul 2016 [Andy Seaborne / Shane]

## Description:

Jena is a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications in Java. It provides implementation of W3C standards for RDF and SPARQL.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

The project has had a routine quarter after the release of Jena 3.1.0 in May.

The amount of activity is highly dependent on contributor time.
(There are no directly salaried developers.)

## Health report:

The drop in dev@ email can be attributed to the fact the release
happened at the beginning of the reporting period.  The last cycle was
busier because of getting the release together and issues coming out of
the woodwork followed by a quiet period.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - Adam Soroka was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 06 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 14 committers.
 - Adam Soroka was added as a committer on Mon May 30 2016

## Releases:

 - 3.1.0 was released on Tue May 10 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@jena.apache.org:
    - 632 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 458 emails sent to list (503 in previous quarter)

 - dev@jena.apache.org:
    - 155 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 608 emails sent to list (946 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 41 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 39 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Apr 2016 [Andy Seaborne / Isabel]

## Description:

Jena is a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications in Java. It provides implementation of W3C standards for
RDF and SPARQL.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

Most activity in the project has been responding to feedback and
some internal restructuring to improve some of the core code.

The new components in the January release have gone well.

## Health report:

Activity levels on dev@, JIRA and users@ are at normal levels.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Osma Suominen on Fri Jun 26 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Osma Suominen at Thu Jun 25 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 3.0.1 on Mon Dec 14 2015

## Mailing list activity:

The mailing list activity level is normal.

 - users@jena.apache.org:
    - 622 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 552 emails sent to list (476 in previous quarter)

 - dev@jena.apache.org:
    - 151 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 958 emails sent to list (1360 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

The JIRA activity level is normal.

 - 52 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 56 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jan 2016 [Andy Seaborne / Sam]

## Description:

Jena is a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications in Java. It provides implementation of W3C standards for RDF
and SPARQL.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

The Jena 3.0.1 release happened in the usual "6 months-ish" cycle following
the major release of 3.0.0 at the end of July.  The release included new
contributed components, one contributed from the developer community, one
resourced as a GSoC project.

## Health report:

Mailing list and JIRA activity is at normal levels.

Most incoming contributions are now coming via github pull requests.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Osma Suominen on Fri Jun 26 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Osma Suominen at Thu Jun 25 2015

## Releases:

 - 3.0.1 was released on Mon Dec 14 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@jena.apache.org:
    - 616 subscribers (up 17 in the last 3 months):
    - 465 emails sent to list (578 in previous quarter)

 - dev@jena.apache.org:
    - 150 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 1446 emails sent to list (1053 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 66 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 59 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Oct 2015 [Andy Seaborne / Shane]

## Description:
   A framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data applications
   in Java.

## Activity:

The major release mentioned in the last report happened at the end of
July. This release included a number of incompatible changes including
making all java packages come under org.apache.jena, migrating to Java8,
and requiring persistent data to be reloaded.

Such changes have the potential for a lot of users@ email but this time, so
far, only a small number of migration questions have been raised.

Ongoing development of Jena includes development of a major new component
for an in-memory storage sub-system.  This is being developed via
discussions on the dev@ list.

## Health report:

Activity is at around its normal levels, with September on the users list
being towards the upper end of "normal" and dev list being a little less
busy.  Given a recent release, this is normal.  Issues on JIRA continue at
a steady rate.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Osma Suominen at Fri Jun 26 2015

## LDAP changes:

 - Currently 13 committers and 11 committee group members.
 - No new committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Last committee group addition was Osma Suominen at Thu Jun 25 2015
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Osma Suominen at Thu Jun 25 2015

## Releases:

 - 3.0.0 was released on Wed Jul 29 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@jena.apache.org:
    - 596 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 583 emails sent to list (470 in previous quarter)

 - dev@jena.apache.org:
    - 153 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 1060 emails sent to list (1475 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 58 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 69 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

15 Jul 2015 [Andy Seaborne / Chris]

## Description:

Jena is a framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications in Java.

## Activity:

The project is actively working towards a major release.

The most significant user-visible is converting to org.apache.jena package
names everywhere, replacing the historical names for older code areas.

The project has also seen new contributors, both helping clean the code up,
adding new functionality and generally discussing the code.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 13 committers and 11 PMC members in the project.
 - Osma Suominen was added to the PMC on Thu Jun 25 2015
 - Osma Suominen was added as a committer on Thu Jun 25 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 2.13.0 on Fri Mar 13 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@jena.apache.org:
    - 586 subscribers (up 16 in the last 3 months):
    - 485 emails sent to list (663 in previous quarter)

 - dev@jena.apache.org:
    - 149 subscribers (down -3 in the last 3 months):
    - 1480 emails sent to list (1148 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 67 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 62 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

22 Apr 2015 [Andy Seaborne / Bertrand]

## Description:

A framework for developing Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications in Java.

## Activity:

The project has one potential GSoC proposal in progress.

Amongst several major features in the last release, the project added
Jena Elephas (RDF processing support for Hadoop).  This has had interest
from users both during development and on release.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 12 committers and 10 PMC members in the project.
 - Bruno P. Kinoshita was added to the PMC on Wed Mar 25 2015
 - Bruno P. Kinoshita was added as a committer on Wed Jan 28 2015

## Releases:

 - 2.13.0 was released on Fri Mar 13 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@jena.apache.org:
    - 570 subscribers (down -9 in the last 3 months):
    - 673 emails sent to list (349 in previous quarter)

 - dev@jena.apache.org:
    - 154 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
    - 1177 emails sent to list (760 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 73 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 263 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

The project engaged in some clearing up recently.
Jena does not usually close this many JIRA per quarter!

21 Jan 2015 [Andy Seaborne / Doug]

== Project Description

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications based on W3C and community standards.

== Issues

There are no issues to raise with the board.

== Releases

Jena 2.12.1 released 2014-10-14.

== PMC

PMC member last added: 26 January 2013
Committer last added:  16 August 2013

== Activity

dev@ list:     ~ 250 messages a month / 159 subscribers
users@ list:   ~ 80-150 messages a month /  579 subscribers

== Community news

Questions from users also appear on StackOverflow and the domain-specific
answers.semanticweb.com site where members of the wider jena users
community also answer them.

Two talks given by PMC members at ApacheConEU.

15 Oct 2014 [Andy Seaborne / Greg]

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic
Web and Linked Data applications based on W3C and
community standards.

== Issues

There are no issues to raise with the board.

== Releases

Jena 2.12.0 released on 2 Aug 2014.
2.12.1 is currently in a VOTE.

== PMC

PMC member last added: 26 January 2013
Committer last added:  16 August 2013

== Activity

dev@ list:     ~ 250 messages a month / 161 subscribers
users@ list:   ~ 166 messages a month / 567 subscribers

== Community news

= Google Summer of Code

The project has 2 GSoC projects this year and these have completed
successfully.  One lead to a new module in the code base, released by the
GSoC student (and committer); the other was more investigative in nature
and finished but has not resulted in new code for the project.

= svn -> git

The project took a vote on moving to the code base from subversion to git.
This has been completed - many thanks to the infrastructure team,
especially Geoff Corey, for a fast and efficient transfer.

16 Jul 2014 [Andy Seaborne / Brett]

== Project Description

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic
Web and Linked Data applications based on W3C and
community standards.

== Issues

There are no issues to raise with the board.

== Releases

Jena 2.11.2 released on 23/06/2014.

== PMC

PMC member last added: 26 January 2013
Committer last added:  16 August 2013

== Activity

dev@ list:     ~ 300 messages a month
users@ list:   ~ 175 messages a month

== Community news

= Contribution

The project received a significant contribution from Cray of code to work
with RDF data on Hadoop.

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JENA-666

The project has assessed this and conducted an IP-clearance process.

= Google Summer of Code

The project has 2 GSoC projects this year and these are running
successfully.

= Java7

The project took a vote on moving to the base line supported Java version
to java7 in line with the general style of supporting the latest 2 versions
of Java.

16 Apr 2014 [Andy Seaborne / Sam]

== Project Description

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web
and Linked Data applications based on W3C and
community standards.

== Issues

There are no issues to raise with the board.

== Releases

Jena 2.11.1 released on 23/01/2014.

== PMC

PMC member last added: 26 January 2013
Committer last added:  16 August 2013

== Activity

dev@ list:     ~ 200 messages a month
users@ list:   ~ 200 messages a month

== Community news

= Contribution

The project has received a significant contribution from Cray of code to
work with RDF data on Hadoop.

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JENA-666

The project is assessing whether full IP-clearance process for this
contribution is appropriate.

= Google Summer of Code

The project is interested in running 2 GSoC projects this year.  We
received more interest than could be met; the number of mentors is the
limiting factor.

= Release Frequency

The project original planned to release roughly 6-monthly but in practice
has releasing nearer to 3-monthly.  We're now backing-off a little to try
to aim for regular 6-monthly releases if there are no major bug fixes
needed.

15 Jan 2014 [Andy Seaborne / Greg]

== Project Description

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web
and Linked Data applications based on W3C and
community standards.

== Issues

There are no issues to raise with the board.

== Releases

None this reporting quarter.

Jena 2.11.0 released on 2013-09-18

== PMC

PMC member last added: 26 January 2013
Committer last added:  16 August 2013

== Activity

dev@ list:     ~ 250 messages a month
users@ list:   ~ 200 messages a month

== Community news

This quarter has been quieter than the previous which involved a significant
release.  The good news is that only relatively minor issues have arisen and
no maintenance release has been needed.

16 Oct 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Brett]

== Project Description

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications based on W3C and community standards.

== Issues

There are no issues to raise with the board.

== Releases

Jena 2.11.0 released on 2013-09-18

== PMC

PMC member last added: 26 January 2013
Committer last added:  16 August 2013

== Activity

dev@ list:     200-560 messages a month
users@ list:   200-450 messages a month

August was the busiest month on both users@ and dev@ since being at Apache.

== Community news

1/ The Jena GSoC project has successfully finished and the latest release
includes the new spatial indexing module.

2/ New website design contributed.

3/ 4 new modules in the last release from different contributors.

4/ The SDB module was mentioned last time as not seeing enough attention.
The dev community has decided to roll this into the main release process,
while it does not block a release, to reduce overhead.  While it still has
users, none have come forward to actively maintain it so it remains "at
risk" of being moved to a separate area and not released any more.

17 Jul 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Bertrand]

== Project Description

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications based on W3C and community standards.

== Issues

There are no issues to raise with the board.

== Releases

Jena 2.10.1 released on 2013-05-15
Jena SDB 1.3.6 released on 2013-05-30

== PMC

Committer/PMC last added: Jan 2013

== Activity

dev@ list:     150-200 messages a month
users@ list:   200-300 messages a month

== Community news

1/ Jena has a GSoC project just getting under way, hoping to add spatial
query to the RDF query language, SPARQL.

2/ There has been a contribution of website redesign which is gathering a
lot of support.

3/ The developer community is dealing with one module, SDB (RDF query over
SQL databases), that has up to now been released sporadically and
separately.

The last release managed to get the necessary 3 +1's but the module
receives very little in the way of contributions from the whole community.
The committers (who don't use it) have kept it working as the main codebase
changes.

The current plan is to include in the main release on a maintenance basis
on the understanding that any architectural changes to the main system may
cause it to be dropped unless active contributors emerge.

17 Apr 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Doug]

== Project Description

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web and Linked Data
applications based on W3C and community standards.

== Issues
There are no issues to raise with the board.

== Releases
Jena 2.10.0 released on 2013-02-24

== PMC
Committer/PMC last added: Jan 2013

== Activity

dev@ list:     200-300 messages a month
users@ list:   200-300 messages a month

The 2.10.0 release included close teamwork on dev@ to work
through interactions of changes spanning interfaces and
changes of implementation.

We received a contribution of translation of the tutorials
into Portuguese for the web site.

We are in discussions over an offer of a Chinese
translation for the web site.

16 Jan 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Doug]

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web applications
based on W3C and community standards.

There are no issues to raise with the board.

Releases:

* After community testing on a variety of SQL databases setups, Jena SDB
 1.3.5 was release in 10/Oct.  This completes the release of all storage
 components after incubator.

* A full release of Jena 2.7.4 and Jena Fuseki 0.2.5 was made on 24/Oct.

Community and activity:

users@ had 150-300 messages a month, and dev@ had 180-500 messages a month.

The next released planned is Jena 2.10 - a jump in version number to sync
internal versions, and to move a simplified system, removing little and
unused features for better maintainability and extension.

Standards:

Apache Jena was referenced on the implementation reports for various SPARQL
specifications as they progressed to recommendation status.

17 Oct 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Roy]

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web
applications based on W3C and community standards.

Jena became a TLP April 2012.

Issues:
There are no issues to raise with the board.

Community and activity:

Releases - Jena 2.7.3

Community:

The project also asked for community testing of the SDB component - this
runs over various SQL databases and testing by the committers is
impractical.  The community feedback has been very good and the project has
decided to keep the code alive and release it formally.

users@ and dev@ mailing lists had approximately 180 and 200 messages
respectively and almost all messages on the user list have had some kind of
response, whether from the user community itself or specifically from
committers.

Standards:

Apache Jena passes the full query, update and protocol test suite for the
upcoming SPARQL recommendations now the W3C process has approved final
drafts.

25 Jul 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Jim]

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web applications
based on W3C and community standards.

Jena became a TLP April 2012.

There are no issues to raise with the board.

Status:

The project has executed the graduation process.

Community and activity:

The project has made two TLP releases using svnpubsub to release the
approved bits to the dist/ area.  The release of Jena 2.7.1 was then
followed by a maintenance release 2.7.2 to correct an issue discovered
after release.

users@ and dev@ mailing lists had approximately 250 and 400 message
respectively.

(Jena)

20 Jun 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Doug]

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web
applications based on W3C and community standards.

Jena became a TLP April 2012.

There are no issues to raise with the board.

Status:

The project is executing the graduation process. The administrative
updates have been done and the infrastructure setup completed.
The project is running on migrated infrastructure with some minor
points arising and being addressed.  Many thanks to infra for the
migration work, including the help getting the project demo site,
sparql.org up and running on an Apache zone.

Community:

users and dev mailing list had approximately 200 message each. In
addition, there is a steady flow of questions on
http://answers.semanticweb.com/ (a stackoverflow-like site).

Activity:

A release vote has been called for the first TLP release.

16 May 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Greg]

Apache Jena is a Java framework for building Semantic Web applications
based on W3C and community standards.

Jena became a TLP April 2012.

Status:

The project is executing the graduation process. The administrative
updates have been done, the infrastructure setup started for the
transfer of resources (lists, website, svn) and the project is now
engaged in the transfer tasks.

The final piece of non-Apache project infrastructure is the demo site
sparql.org.  This is in the process of migrating to an Apache hosted
zone as time permits.

Community:

In April, the user list had 293 message and the dev list 156.  The
project has completely migrated from lists used before Apache; messages
to old lists receive pointers to the Apache lists.  JIRA is active as a
means of reporting issues and requesting features. Some contributions
have been received. One, from SAP, may require a software grant; further
clarification of the size of the contribution has been sought.

Releases:

The project's main incubator release was in December; additional
components were released in February, March and April.

Issues:

There are no board issues.

18 Apr 2012

Establish the Apache Jena 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 accessing, storing, querying,
 publishing and reasoning with semantic web data while
 adhering to relevant W3C and community standards.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Jena Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to accessing, storing, querying,
 publishing and reasoning with semantic web data while
 adhering to relevant W3C and community standards;
 and be it further

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

   * Andy Seaborne      <andy@apache.org>
   * Benson Margulies   <bimargulies@apache.org>
   * Chris Dollin       <chrisdollin@apache.org>
   * Damian Steer       <damian@apache.org>
   * Dave Reynolds      <der@apache.org>
   * Ian Dickinson      <ijd@apache.org>
   * Paolo Castagna     <castagna@apache.org>
   * Rob Vesse          <rvesse@apache.org>
   * Stephen Allen      <sallen@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Andy Seaborne
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Jena, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
 or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Jena PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Jena Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Jena Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Jena podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator Jena podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

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

15 Feb 2012

Jena is a semantic web framework in Java that implements the key W3C
recommendations for the core semantic web technologies of RDF and SPARQL.

Jena entered incubation in November 2010.

The project is discussing graduation.

Progress since the last report:

 - The project has voted for a new committer and IPMC member for the project.
   This is the second person since the start of incubation.

 - The project has successfully produced a release. The first incubator
   release included the system core and query engine, which is 80% of the
   codebase but not all the modules. TDB is in active development and is
   only now ready for release.

 - Redirections placed at both old websites to point to the Apache incubator
   website for Apache Jena.

 - About 20 JIRA items have been resolved since the last report.

 - Users email traffic on old, non-Apache lists continues to decline.

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

 None.

Plan:

 - Graduation preparation (checking, drafting the scope/charter,
   resolution, chair, more checking)
 - There are no technical or infrastructure items blocking graduation.
 - Releases of further subsystems: TDB, Fuseki, LARQ.

Signed off by mentor:
bimargulies@apache.org (Benson Margulies)

21 Dec 2011

Jena is a semantic web framework in Java that implements
the key W3C recommendations for the core semantic web technologies of
RDF and SPARQL.  Jena entered incubation in November 2010.

Progress since the last report:

The project has voted and accepted a new committer onto the project.
The necessary ICLA has been completed and the new committer is now active.

The project has completed code clean-up, contacting previous contributors and
asking them to re-contributed to the Apache project.  One contribution from a
company that no longer exists remains under a BSD-style license and is noted
in the codebase.

The Apache-hosted website has been built using Apache CMS and buildbot
system.
A first release is active, while a second release with all the previous
existing documentation ported to the new system is underway.

Important issues to address for graduation:

* Do a full release.
* Continue to grow the community.

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

None.

Technical development:

The new transactional native SPARQL storage systems has been moved to the
development trunk.  Leading-edge users users continue to test this with us.

About 50 JIRA items have been resolved since the last report.

16 Nov 2011

Jena is a semantic web framework in Java that implements
the key W3C recommendations for the core semantic web technologies of
RDF and SPARQL.  Jena entered incubation in November 2010.

Progress since the last report:

The project has voted and accepted a new committer onto the project.
The necessary ICLA has been completed and the new committer is now active.

The project has completed code clean-up, contacting previous contributors
and
asking them to re-contributed to the Apache project.  One contribution from
a
company that no longer exists remains under a BSD-style license and is noted
in the codebase.

The Apache-hosted website has been built using Apache CMS and buildbot
system.
A first release is active, while a second release with all the previous
existing documentation ported to the new system is underway.

Important issues to address for graduation:

* Do a full release.
* Continue to grow the community.

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

None.

Technical development:

The new transactional native SPARQL storage systems has been moved to the
development
trunk.  Leading-edge users users continue to test this with us.

About 50 JIRA items have been resolved since the last report.

17 Aug 2011

Jena is a semantic web framework in Java that implements the key W3C
recommendations for the core semantic web technologies of RDF and SPARQL.
Jena entered incubation in November 2010.


Progress since the last report:

The project uses the Apache-based developer list exclusively and is now
encouraging users to use the Apache-hosted user mailing list by regular
reminder and an automatically added a trailer on all messages on the old
user list.

The Apache-hosted website is "under construction" in staging. The project
selected the Apache CMS and buildbot system. The design and navigation is
done. Next step is to populate the website with the content from the old
sites.

One module, LARQ, is being used to learn about the Apache release process
and the requirements it brings with it.

Important issues to address for graduation:

* Create a code base in Apache with legal clearance.

There are about 10 small contributions (a few line upto a single class file)
across the whole codebase that that need to be resolved. All are currently
covered by BSD licences.

* Do a full release

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

None.

Technical development:

The new transactional native SPARQL storage systems, TxTDB has been
advertised as a prototype snapshot. Some users have offered to help with
testing.

19 May 2011

Jena was accepted into the Apache Incubator November 2010. It is an existing
project migrating to ASF. It has a large codebase that provides a semantic
web framework in Java that implements the key W3C recommendations for the
core semantic web technologies of
RDF and SPARQL.

Three most important issues to address for graduation:

* Create a code base in Apache with legal clearance.
* Establish the Apache-based community for developers, contributors and
users
* Create and communicate open project processes aligned to Apache

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

None.

Community development:

We have started to advertise the existence of Apache-hosted mailing lists.
Traffic on these lists continues to grow.

A new work area on enhancing the native storage system with transaction
support is being conducted in public on Apache cwiki and mailing lists.

Project development:

We have received the software grant from HP; HP has copyright on the
majority of the codebase.  We can now migrate the code to Apache
infrastructure, and contact previous contributors for the remaining areas
(these are small in number and scope).

20 Apr 2011

Jena was accepted into the Apache Incubator November 2010
(http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201011.mbox/%3C4
CEC31E4.9080401@apache.org%3E). It is an existing project migrating to ASF.
It has a large
codebase that provides a semantic web framework in Java that implements
the key W3C recommendations for the core semantic web technologies of
RDF and SPARQL.

Three most important issues to address for graduation:

* Create a code base in Apache with legal clearance.
* Establish the Apache-based community for developers, contributors and
users
* Create and communicate open project processes aligned to Apache

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

None.

Community development:

We have started to advertise the existence of Apache-hosted mailing lists.
Traffic on these lists continues to grow.

A new work area on enhancing the native storage system with transaction
support is being conducted in public on Apache cwiki and mailing lists.

Project development:

We are still awaiting the software grant from HP. As this is the majority of
the codebase, we are waiting for this before migrating any code into Apache
SVN. We understand that HP has progressed this and has decided on the
details for signing.

16 Mar 2011

Jena was accepted into the Apache Incubator November 2010
(http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201011.mbox/%3C4
CEC31E4.9080401@apache.org%3E). It is an existing project migrating to ASF.
It has a large
codebase that provides a semantic web framework in Java that implements
the key W3C recommendations for the core semantic web technologies of
RDF and SPARQL.

Three most important issues to address for graduation:

* Create a code base in Apache with legal clearance.
* Establish the Apache-based community for developers, contributors and
users
* Create and communicate open project processes aligned to Apache

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

None.

Community development:

We have started to advertise the existence of Apache-hosted mailing lists.
Traffic on these lists continues to grow.

The development community is growing on Apache infrastructure.  A
significant new piece of functionality for the SPARQL query engine is being
developed via contributions and discussion on JIRA.

Project development:

The mailing lists and JIRA are now being used - we'll start more active
migration of mailing lists when the code migrates.

We are still awaiting the software grant from HP. As this is the majority of
the codebase, we are waiting for this before migrating any code into Apache
SVN. We understand that HP is actively working on this.

16 Feb 2011

Jena was accepted into the Apache Incubator November 2010
(http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201011.mbox/%3C
4CEC31E4.9080401@apache.org%3E).
It is an existing project migrating to ASF. It has a large
codebase that provides a semantic web framework in Java that implements
the key W3C recommendations for the core semantic web technologies of
RDF and SPARQL.

Three most important issues to address for graduation:

* Create a code base in Apache with legal clearance.
* Establish the Apache-based community for developers, contributors and
users
* Create and communicate open project processes aligned to Apache

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

None.

Community development:

We have started to advertise the existence of Apache-hosted mailing
lists and the last non-Apache release included references to these
lists. Traffic on these lists continues to grow.

Project development:

The mailing lists and JIRA are now being used - we'll start more
active migration of mailing lists when the code migrates.

We are still awaiting the software grant from HP. As this is the
majority of the codebase, we are waiting for this before migrating any
code into Apache SVN. We understand that HP is actively working on
this.

19 Jan 2011

Jena was accepted into the Apache Incubator November 2010. It is an existing
project migrating to ASF. It has a large codebase that provides a semantic
web framework in Java that implements the key W3C recommendations for the
core semantic web technologies of RDF and SPARQL.

Three most important issues to address for graduation:

* Create a code base in Apache with legal clearance.
* Migrate the existing community of developers, contributors and users to
the Apache infrastructure
* Create and communicate open project processes aligned to Apache

There are no issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board to address

Community development:

We have started to advertise the existence of Apache-hosted mailing lists
and the last non-Apache release included references to these lists. Traffic
on these lists has started to grow.

We are now using JIRA alongside our old issue tracker while we migrate
across.

Project development:

Project infrastructure is now set up and tested.

The last planned, non-Apache release, was done for Jena and all the related
sub-projects.  This will minimise disturbance to users during code
migration.

Code migration to Apache SVN will begin when a software grant for the
majority of the codebase is received (from HP).  We understand that HP is
actively working on this.

15 Dec 2010

Description:

Jena was accepted into the Apache Incubator November 2010
(http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201011.mbox/%3C4
CEC31E4.9080401@apache.org%3E). It is an existing project migrating to ASF.
It has a large codebase that provides a semantic web framework in Java that
implements
the key W3C recommendations for the core semantic web technologies of
RDF and SPARQL.

Three most important issues to address for graduation:

* Create a code base in Apache with legal clearance.
* Establish the Apache-based community for developers, contributors and
users
* Create and communicate open project processes aligned to Apache

Issues for the Incubator PMC or ASF Board:

None.

Community development:

We have let our existing communities know that the project is moving
from being an independent project to one based in ASF.

Project development:

The first step for the project is get the incubator infrastructure up
and running, including ICLAs and user accounts.

The project plans to make one last, non-Apache release to give it some
space to setup in Apache with minimal disturbance to users.