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Joshua

16 May 2018

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Complete graduation process
 2. Further identifying specific use cases that Joshua might excel at.
 3. Continue to attrac active developers and users.

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

The Joshua community has VOTE'd on Graduation with favorable results.
https://s.apache.org/dk8M

How has the community developed since the last report?

1. Jeff Zemerick and Suneel Marthi presented 'Embracing Diversity:
Searching over multiple languages' at Haystack Conf, Charlottesville
VA using Apache Joshua, Apache Nifi and Apache OpenNLP on April 10, 2018
https://smarthi.github.io/haystack-embracing-diversity-searching-over-multiple-languages/#/

2.  Suneel Marthi and Kellen Sunderland presented - Streaming Pipelines
for Neural Machine Translation using Apache Joshua, Apache Flink,
Apache OpenNLP at DataWorks Summit, Berlin on April 19, 2018
https://smarthi.github.io/DSW-Berlin18-Streaming-NMT/#/

How has the project developed since the last report?

The community has been engaged with the Graduation VOTE

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:

  2017-06-22

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2016-11-16 Michael A. Hedderich (mhedderich) joins the Joshua PPMC +
   Committership.
 - 2016-11-16 Tobias Domhan (tdomhan) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.
 - 2016-11-02 Max Thomas (mthomas) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
     Comments:
  [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
     Comments:
  [ ](joshua) Chris Mattmann
     Comments:
  [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
     Comments:

21 Feb 2018

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Draft Graduation Resolution
 2. Identifying specific use cases that Joshua might excel at.
 3. Attracting active developers and users.

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

Joshua PPMC are in the process of moving towards an initial
graduation resolution draft.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The PPMC has decided not to use the 7.X branch as new master.
Current master branch has more features and we have decided to
use it as the basis for moving forward.

How has the project developed since the last report?

New work is going in to updating the Homebrew Formula. This
will make Joshua available with some 50 or so language packs.
Essentially, this will make Joshua the most comprehensively
packaged open source machine translation library available.

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:

 2017-06-22

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2016-11-16 Michael A. Hedderich (mhedderich) joins the Joshua PPMC +
   Committership.
 - 2016-11-16 Tobias Domhan (tdomhan) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.
 - 2016-11-02 Max Thomas (mthomas) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
    Comments:
 [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
    Comments:
 [ ](joshua) Chris Mattmann
    Comments:
 [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
    Comments:

15 Nov 2017

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Make another Apache Joshua incubating release (7.0.0).
 2. Identifying specific use cases that Joshua might excel at.
 3. Attracting active developers and users.

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?

The community mailing lists continue to see a few new users
requiring assistance with using the project.
Questions have been answered in reasonable time. Community
building continues to be the biggest challenge for Joshua right
now.

How has the project developed since the last report?

The PPMC is actively working towards a 7.0.0 release
candidate which will essentially be a re-modularization of
the Joshua source code for distribution and hopefully
improved consumption as a dependency within other projects.
We have seen a few pull requests logged specifically addressing
source code formatting, this is a positive.

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:

 2017-06-22

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2016-11-16 Michael A. Hedderich (mhedderich) joins the Joshua PPMC +
   Committership.
 - 2016-11-16 Tobias Domhan (tdomhan) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.
 - 2016-11-02 Max Thomas (mthomas) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
    Comments:
 [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
    Comments: I suspect that the Joshua PPMC will move towards proposing the
    project graduates post 7.0.0 release. I am working with Tommaso to progress
    the 7.X branch merge into mainstream development.
 [ ](joshua) Chris Mattmann
    Comments:
 [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

 johndament: The project seems OK.  Not a lot of on list chatter, outside of JIRA.  May be
 ready, may warrant some additional time growing.  Will leave it to mentors to decide.

16 Aug 2017

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Make another Apache Joshua incubating release.
 2. Identifying specific use cases that we might excel at.
 3. Attracting active developers and users.

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?

The community mailing lists have seen a few new users.
Questions have been answered in reasonable time. Community
building is probably the biggest challenge for Joshua right
now.
Tommaso Teofili and Suneel Marthi, presented 'Embracing Diversity:
Searching Over multiple languages' on June 12, 2017 at Berlin Buzzwords,
Berlin - demonstrating machine translation using Apache Joshua.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Apache Joshua 6.1 (Incubating) was released, which is the first
Apache release for Joshua. The community is actively discussing
the roadmap and where Joshua should be in the near future.

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:

  2017-06-22

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2016-11-16 Michael A. Hedderich (mhedderich) joins the Joshua PPMC +
   Committership.
 - 2016-11-16 Tobias Domhan (tdomhan) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.
 - 2016-11-02 Max Thomas (mthomas) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
     Comments:
  [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
     Comments:
  [X](joshua) Chris Mattmann
     Comments:
        I updated status to nearing graduation. The community has grown and we have made a release. Not sure what else we need to do in the Incubator, but willing to wait a few months to sort it out.
  [X](joshua) Tom Barber
     Comments:
        The release was well organized and delivered thanks to Lewis and Tommaso, it feels to me like the Joshua developers need to be a little more proactive. As the report points out, community building is the biggest issue, I'm going to spend some time in the near future working with the PPMC to see what integrations, tutorials and demos we can do to drive developers and adoption which will hopefully expand the community.

21 Jun 2017

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Release Apache Joshua incubating 6.1 (rc4) and then begin development on
   7.X branch.
 2. Identifying specific use cases that we might excel at.
 3. Attracting active developers and users.

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

There is currently an ongoing VOTE thread over on general@incubator regarding
the proposed release of Apache Joshua incubating 6.1 (rc4). If this goes
through it will be a significant achievement for the podling.

How has the community developed since the last report?

There are ongoing discussion threads on user@ regarding integration of Joshua
with Mailman. There are no new community members. Some members of the Joshua
PPMC became Apache members post this years annual meeting. Henry Yandell is
now emeritus mentor.

How has the project developed since the last report?

The community has been iterating on Apache Joshua incubating 6.1 RC's as well
as refining the release process. We have pretty much addressed all concerns
now so subsequent releases should be easier.

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

 [X] Initial setup DONE
 [X] Working towards first release VERY CLOSE
 [ ] Community building Joshua was not represented at ApacheCon this year
     but hopefully we can get involved in future events.
 [ ] Nearing graduation possibly one or two more releases... possibly of
     the 7.X branch before we graduate.
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 - 2016-11-16 Michael A. Hedderich (mhedderich) joins the Joshua PPMC +
   Committership.
 - 2016-11-16 Tobias Domhan (tdomhan) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.
 - 2016-11-02 Max Thomas (mthomas) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
    Comments:
 [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
    Comments: The community will benefit significantly from a 6.1 release if
      the
    current VOTE on general@incubator passes.
 [ ](joshua) Chris Mattmann
    Comments:
 [X](joshua) Tom Barber
    Comments: There has been a slight bottleneck with committers bandwidth and
    the ability to ship a release, along with getting other people familiar
      with
    the release process and happy to ship new versions. I'm sure this
      bottleneck
    will reduce when have iterated through a few more releases to iron out the
    kinks.

27 Feb 2017

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Putting together a formal release.
 2. Identifying specific use cases that we might excel at.
 3. Attracting active developers and users.

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

 None that come to mind.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We have added some new members. The Joshua PPMC has also
 been VOTE'ing actively and have received (and are acting upon)
 feedback from the IPMC on our mlst recent release candidate.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Things have stalled a bit over the winter holidays, but we have recently
 started to pick things up again. As always, a release is imminent.

Date of last release:

 N/A.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Per http://incubator.apache.org/projects/joshua.html:

 - 2016-11-16 Michael A. Hedderich (mhedderich) joins the Joshua PPMC +
   Committership.
 - 2016-11-16 Tobias Domhan (tdomhan) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.
 - 2016-11-02 Max Thomas (mthomas) joins the Joshua PPMC + Committership.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
 [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
 [ ](joshua) Chris Mattmann
 [X](joshua) Tom Barber
 [ ](joshua) Henri Yandell

16 Nov 2016

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit.

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Creating our first release.
 2. Continue to build the community
 3. Identify specific users and use cases.

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?

 We have added a few new members.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 A new release is imminent; we just need to pull the trigger. We have put
 together over sixty "language packs" that will be released in a
 no-dependency version and a Docker container.

Date of last release:

 Forthcoming.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 John Hewitt (August 13, 2016)
 Max Thomas (pending)
 Michael Hedderich (pending)

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
 [ ](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
 [X](joshua) Chris Mattmann
 [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
 [X](joshua) Henri Yandell

17 Aug 2016

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Ensure first release of Joshua Incubating artifacts (6.1)
 2. Continue to build the Joshua PPMC and user community
 3. Investigate targeted user communities within Apache

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?

 We have gained a new contributor, and have continued developing and
 updating the web page to increase interest. We have not made
 any real advertising or publicity pushes, but hope to around the
 time of our first formal release under the Apache banner (targeted
 for September).

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have been steadily pushing up stability and design improvements,
 including a move from an ant+ivy to a maven build system. We have
 made some changes to our build process, including enabling
 Travis-CI for continual integration testing. We are in discussion
 about deeper architectural changes that will facilitate an API.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Kellen Sunderland and Felix Hieber (April 11, 2016)
 Thamme Gowda (May 26, 2016)

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
 [ ](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
 [X](joshua) Chris Mattmann
 [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
 [X](joshua) Henri Yandell

18 May 2016

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

 1. Ensure first release of Joshua Incubating artifacts (6.1)
 2. Continue to build the Joshua PPMC and user community
 3. Investigate targeted user communities within Apache

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?

 Joshua is being represented at ApacheCon. Currently one presentation is
 taking place in addition to a meetup.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The project team have been working on development code as well as official
 branding. All infrastructure has been migrated over to Apache. We are
 aiming for our first release some time after ApacheCon.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Kellen Sunderland and Felix Hieber joined the PPMC and as committers on
 April 11th, 2016.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
 [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
 [ ](joshua) Chris Mattmann
 [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
 [ ](joshua) Henri Yandell

20 Apr 2016

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

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

  1. Migration of the entire project over to Apache infrastructure (nearly
     complete)
  2. Building up community and attracting developers
  3. Putting out regular Joshua releases

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

  None that come to mind. We are occupied with the issues above, and
  things are proceeding nicely.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  We have voted in two new committers and invitations have been
  extended to them.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  A large pull request was accepted reporting large speed increases due to
  caching, and increasing the usability of Joshua as a library.

Date of last release:

  2015-11-05 (prior to incubation)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 - Felix Hieber (2016-04-01)
 - Kellen Sunderland (2016-04-01)

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
  [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
  [ ](joshua) Chris Mattmann
  [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
  [ ](joshua) Henri Yandell

16 Mar 2016

Joshua is a statistical machine translation toolkit

Joshua has been incubating since 2016-02-13.

 The INFRA bootstrap ticket has been opened[1], and the PPMC and INFRA
 are active in working through the setup tasks.

 No concerns for the board at this time.

 [1] (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-11264)


Signed-off-by:

 [ ](joshua) Paul Ramirez
 [X](joshua) Lewis John McGibbney
 [X](joshua) Chris Mattmann
 [ ](joshua) Tom Barber
 [X](joshua) Henri Yandell

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 johndament: Report contents are very sparse.  All sections
 should be retained.