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Kibble

16 Sep 2020 [Rich Bowen / Sam]

Report was filed, but display is awaiting the approval of the Board minutes.

19 Aug 2020 [Rich Bowen / Roy]

No report was submitted.

20 May 2020 [Rich Bowen / Roy]

## Description:

The mission of Apache Kibble is the creation and maintenance
of software related to an interactive project activity analyzer
and aggregator

## Issues:

We have no issues to raise to the board at this time.

## Membership Data:

Apache Kibble was founded 2017-10-17 (3 years ago)
There are currently 12 committers and 12 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is 1:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. Last addition was Rafael Weingärtner on 2017-12-08.
- No new committers. Last addition was Rafael Weingärtner on 2017-12-09.

## Project Activity:

After several months of no activity at all, we had a handful of messages in
May. This included a discussion of deeper involvement in the CHAOSS project.
We also had more traffic on the issues list than in months past.

## Community Health:

We are pleased to see interest from CHAOSS, which we feel is an important
organization to be involved with to ensure the longevity of this project. But
we continue to be starved for new contributors.

While there was an uptick in commits towards the end of the quarter, they
were, once again, all from the same contributor.

19 Feb 2020 [Rich Bowen]

## Description:

The mission of Apache Kibble is the creation and maintenance of software
related to an interactive project activity analyzer and aggregator.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention.

## Membership Data:

Apache Kibble was founded 2017-10-17 (2 years ago)
There are currently 12 committers and 12 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is 1:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. Last addition was Rafael Weingärtner on 2017-12-08.
- No new committers. Last addition was Rafael Weingärtner on 2017-12-09.

## Project Activity:

Sharan gave a 20 minute talk[1] at chaosscon[2] (one of the events in the FOSDEM
Fringe - events surrounding FOSDEM in Brussels) featuring kibble. We got lots
of interest especially around the sentient analysis. Chaoss are keen to
include kibble but we need to do the work to highlight how we align (or not) to
the Chaoss definitions.

## Community Health:

The community is healthy, although still small, and struggling to add new
members. We continue to have a great deal of interest at events, but that
doesn't often result in actual new contributors. Meanwhile, the project has
sufficient oversight and continues steady forward progress.

[1] https://chaoss.github.io/website/CHAOSScon/2020EU/slides/Measuring-Culture.pdf
[2] https://chaoss.community/chaosscon-2020-eu/

20 Nov 2019 [Rich Bowen]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Kibble is the creation and maintenance of software
related to an interactive project activity analyzer and aggregator

## Issues:

We have no issues that require board input or intervention at this time.

## Membership Data:

Apache Kibble was founded 2017-10-17 (2 years ago)
There are currently 12 committers and 12 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is 1:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. Last addition was Rafael Weingärtner on 2017-12-08.
- No new committers. Last addition was Rafael Weingärtner on 2017-12-09.

## Project Activity:

We had another very quiet quarter, with the dev list almost entirely silent.

There were only a handful of commits, once again all coming from one person.
It is hoped that we are able to make connections at CHAOSSCon which will
parlay into more active developers.

## Community Health:

Daniel Gruno presented on Kibble at the recent ApacheCon North America in
Las Vegas. https://www.apachecon.com/acna19/s/#/scheduledEvent/1099

Kibble hopes to participate in the upcoming CHAOSSCon at FOSDEM, on Friday,
January 31st in Brussels.

Sharan Foga reports that the Gnome Foundation is interested in using Kibble to
generate statistics on their projects.

The ASF Board Report Wizard, which is powered by Kibble, has seen an uptick in
usage over the past quarter.

21 Aug 2019 [Rich Bowen]

## Description:

The mission of Apache Kibble is the creation and maintenance of software
related to an interactive project activity analyzer and aggregator

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention.

## Membership Data:

Apache Kibble was founded 2017-10-18 (2 years ago)
There are currently 12 committers and 12 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is 1:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. Last addition was Rafael Weingärtner on 2017-12-09.
- No new committers. Last addition was Rafael Weingärtner on 2017-12-09.

## Project Activity:

The Kibble demo moved to new hardware, where we were able to expand our demo
project to cover all of the ASF's repositories, mailing lists and bug
trackers. This should hopefully mean a wider use from the Apache community,
and thus more feedback.

Issues were raised[1] about, and efforts put into, scanning GitHub and other
resources at a massive scale (like the ASF). We were able to work with the
respective APIs and rules and come up with a process that works well at large
scale.

ComDev have started pulling data from the Kibble demo into the new reporter
tool wizard. (This report was drafted and published via that tool.) There
are talks about also implementing metrics in Whimsy from Kibble.

A paper was written[2] by a member of the PMC using data gathered from Kibble to
support the validity of the claims in it.

[1] https://s.apache.org/e5wgi
[2] https://s.apache.org/w2gy6

## Community Health:

With Kibble being a relatively small and slow project in mind, we saw a good
uptick in issues opened, and discussions surrounding them.

We continue to be concerned (as we say almost every quarter) by the fact that
practically all of the actual code/doc commits are being made by one person,
and most comments/issues raised are of the "please do this for me" type. We
clearly need to focus on attracting developer/committer interest in the
project.

15 May 2019 [Rich Bowen]

Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and visualizing
activity in software projects. http://kibble.apache.org/

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity and Health

The was an uptick in traffic on the issues list - 16 emails sent to list (0 in
previous quarter) - reflecting new activity from new contributors. However, we
still remain in a situation where almost all code is from one contributor,
which is a continuing source of concern.

We continue to engage with other metrics agencies, with CHAOSS being at the
top of that list. But this has not yet, so far, mapped into much actual new
activity.

We have had requests to add new sources to Kibble, which shows that new users
from within Apache are becoming interested in understanding and using the
stats that we provide. Most recently, we added Tuweni. And we have engaged
with the dev lists of these projects to let them know that they've been added,
in the hopes of receiving further feedback from those communities.

To answer questions from last report:

     On the "finding more people interested in the project" and
     "research on the topic" part - are you aware of the work being done at
      https://osr.cs.fau.de/people/ (I just recently came across several
      publications by Maximilian Capraro and Michael Dorner on open source and
      inner source activity metrics.)

I am not specifically familiar with these people and their work. Others on the
project may be. I will start a discussion of those individuals on our lists,
and attempt to reach out to them. Thank you.

     Another question to think about when trying to recruit more volunteers:
     How easy is it to setup Kibble without any prior experience? How easy is
     it to extend it?

The process for getting Kibble running -
https://apache-kibble.readthedocs.io/en/latest/setup.html - is indeed a little
intimidating. There has been discussion in the past about how to simplify, or
package, so that getting started isn't quite so onerous, but here, too, we
suffer from lacking the volunteer effort to make this happen.

As for ease of extending - we believe it to be fairly easy, but the proof is
in people actually trying and reporting their success - something that we have
so far mostly lacked.

     Another question one could think about: Who are potential users and where
     do you find them (inside and outside the ASF)?

Potential users include any organization with some kind of Open Source
Programs Office, who wants to analyze their company's participation in open
source. And any university which is doing research in open source in general.
It may indeed be worthwhile trying to reach out to those groups specifically.

We get good responses from both of those groups to our demos at FOSDEM, but
followup is weak.

Thank you for your questions, as they indicate useful directions where we
might do more active outreach.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Rafael Weingärtner on Fri Dec 08 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Rafael Weingärtner at Sat Dec 09 2017

## Releases:

We have not yet made a release.

## Mailing list activity:

List activity was flat from previous months, with the exception of the
increased traffic on the issues@ list, as mentioned above. We hope that this
is a trend that will continue. Issues, and associated pull requests, were
responded to swiftly, and the individuals involved appear to have remained
engaged. Time will tell.

20 Feb 2019 [Rich Bowen]

Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and
visualizing activity in software projects. http://kibble.apache.org/

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity and health

In February, we had community representation at CHAOSSCon, the annual
conference of the CHAOSS workgroups, who do work around community
metrics in FLOSS. This was a very positive interaction for everyone
concerned, and many new ideas came out of that event.

Daniel Gruno presented a lightning talk about what we’re doing.

Kibble also was represented at the Apache booth at FOSDEM, and we ran
demos for many interested attendees.

Discussions at the events have led to a shift away from simply providing
metrics reporting, and more towards asking the end-user what kinds of
questions they wish to answer, and adapting to those questions.

Discussion also began around integration with Slack and Bitbucket for
metrics collection purposes.

Sharan has provided a more detailed write-up of these events on our dev
mailing list, at https://s.apache.org/OEB1

Despite all of the interest and positive interactions, we continue to
struggle to find actual participants in the code-part of the project
itself. We hope that following up on some of our contacts from FOSDEM
will turn the tide on this.

There remains adequate (>= 3 PMC members) oversight on the project, and
on the more philosophical/design-wise level, we have discussions going
and being started.

We did have a query from a University student interested in joining the
effort, but we have not heard back from them in recent weeks.

A suggestion that arose at FOSDEM for future conferences was lowering
the bar for contributions by allowing instant subscriptions to mailing
lists at the Apache booth. While we have plenty of interest in the
project from users, we seem to suffer from "conference amnesia" where in
people forget their interactions due to the sheer volume of inputs.

## PMC/Committer changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members and 12 committers
 - Last PMC addition was Rafael Weingärtner on Fri Dec 08 2017
 - Last committer addition was Rafael Weingärtner at Sat Dec 09 2017

## Releases:

We have not yet made a release

## Mailing list activity:

This quarter was, for us, an uptick in mailing list traffic, largely
around our activities at FOSDEM.

21 Nov 2018 [Rich Bowen]

Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and visualizing
activity in software projects. http://kibble.apache.org/

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity and health

We had another quiet quarter. There was some discussion of participating in
the upcoming CHAOSS summit at FOSDEM, and a handful of commits.

Some off-list conversations were had at various events, including Open Source
Summit in Edinburgh, with individuals who expressed interest in the project.
These have not translated into actual project engagement.

It is concerning that *ALL* commits in this quarter (indeed, much longer than
that) have been from one person. This is, obviously, not the hallmark of a
sustainable project.

## PMC/Committer changes:

Currently 12 committers and 12 PMC members.
No new PMC members in the last 3 months.
Last PMC addition: Sat Dec 09 2017 (Rafael Weingärtner)
No new committers in the last 3 months.
Last committer addition: Sat Dec 09 2017 (Rafael Weingärtner)

## Releases:

We have not yet made a release.

## Mailing list activity:

Another quiet month on all of our mailing lists. We hope that discussions at
FOSDEM will once again spark some interest, and new contributors.

15 Aug 2018 [Rich Bowen]

## Description:
   Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and
   visualizing activity in software projects. http://kibble.apache.org/

## Issues:
   There are no issues that require the board's attention

## Health and Activity:
 After several months of silence, discussion has started back up on the dev
 list, with discussion of mood and sentiment analysis.

There was also a brief discussion of getting feedback from our pilot projects.

Overall, the project remains quiet, but appears to be reemerging from a summer
lumber.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Rafael Weingärtner on Fri Dec 08 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Rafael Weingärtner at Sat Dec 09 2017

## Releases:

 - Kibble has not yet made a release, but an off-list (IRC) conversation
   started about the desirability of doing one.

## Mailing list activity:

The lists were almost entirely silent over the summer, but discussion is now
starting back up again.

16 May 2018 [Rich Bowen]

Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and visualizing
activity in software projects. http://kibble.apache.org/

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity and health

This quarter has, again, been very quiet. We had some interesting discussions
(at FOSDEM, in February) with organizations and open source projects that
expressed an interest both in using, and participating in, Kibble, however
there has been no followup from them. We intend to proactively reach back out
to them in the coming month to see what their plans are.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Rafael Weingärtner on Fri Dec 08 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 12 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Rafael Weingärtner at Sat Dec 09 2017

## Releases:

We have not yet made a release.

## Mailing list activity:

All of our lists have been silent in the last month, and moderately quiet for
the duration of the quarter. We suspect that this is because many of our
community members have had other thing pressing on their attention the last
few months, and that we will see a resurgence when those things abate.

21 Feb 2018 [Rich Bowen]

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## Description:

Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and
visualizing activity in software projects. http://kibble.apache.org/

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Health and Activity:

The last month has been very slow on the project development side.

Kibble participated in the Apache presence at FOSDEM, giving demos of
the project. This was extremely popular, with people standing 3-deep
to watch the demo and ask questions. This included several
organizations who indicated interest not only in using the project,
but contributing to it.

In the coming month, there's a focus on improving the documentation
to ease the user onboarding.

The ASF issued a press release about the establishment of Kibble -
https://s.apache.org/wMMa - which we hope will bring us some
additional attention.


## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - We voted Rafael Weingärtner in to our PMC on December 6th, 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers since project establishment (October, 2017)

## Releases:

 - No releases yet. We tentatively plan to have our first release within
   the next six months.

## Mailing list and bug tracker activity:

The mailing lists have been very quiet for the last few weeks, as we
all were focused on FOSDEM. We anticipate renewed activity in the
coming month.

17 Jan 2018 [Rich Bowen]

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## Description:
 Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and
 visualizing activity in software projects.

## Issues:
 There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

The past month has been quiet, between various holidays, vacations,
and illnesses. I'm sure we'll spring back into life in the coming
weeks.

We continue to hear from various ASF projects that want to participate
in the data/metric gathering part of the project.

## Health report:

 The project has sufficient (3+ PMC members) oversight.

 We remain healthy as a project, although a significant number of our
 members have been not so healthy in the past weeks.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - We voted Rafael Weingärtner in to our PMC on December 6th, 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers since graduation (October, 2017)

## Releases:

 - No releases yet. We tentatively plan to have our first release within
   the next six months.

## Mailing list and bug tracker activity:

  Activity was down over the past month, but we expect a resurgance in
  the coming weeks, particularly once FOSDEM is over.

20 Dec 2017 [Rich Bowen]

## Description:
 Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and
 visualizing activity in software projects.

## Issues:
 There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

 There are many voices on the dev list. In particular, we're seeing
 people from other projects who are interested in being part of our
 effort to spin up a demo instance of Kibble with live projects
 participating. We've reached out to all ASF projects, and have heard
 back from many of them. You can see these projects, and their
 metrics, at https://demo.kibble.apache.org/

## Health report:

 The project has sufficient (3+ PMC members) oversight.

 We're particularly excited about this participation from a wide
 cross-section of ASF projects, as we believe that it will result in
 steering our feature set towards functionality that is useful to
 actual projects, rather than us trying to figure that out in a
 vacuum, or based on our own academic interests. We also believe that
 this will, eventually, grow our user and developer communities as
 projects observe the benefits of the functionality we provide.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 12 PMC members.
 - We voted Rafael Weingärtner in to our PMC on December 6th, 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers since graduation (October, 2017)

## Releases:

 - No releases yet. We tentatively plan to have our first release within
   the next six months.

## Mailing list and bug tracker activity:

  As mentioned above, mailing list activity is encouraging for this
  point in our project's development. We are very encouraged by the
  level of conversation, and by projects jumping into our demo
  instance.

15 Nov 2017 [Rich Bowen]

## Description:
 Apache Kibble is a suite of tools for collecting, aggregating and
 visualizing activity in software projects.

## Issues:
 There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 The project is starting up as a TLP within the Apache family. October
 was a month which saw many community members doing a ton of travel,
 which hampered the project somewhat. Nonetheless, the project has
 managed to set up its initial web site, code repositories, and a demo
 instance of the Kibble software suite. The community will be working
 towards defining goals and contacting interested parties (such as
 other PMCs at Apache interested in taking part in our community
 analyses). One of the many benefits of being part of the Apache family
 is ready access to a lot of interesting projects from both a technical
 and - equally important - community aspect, and we'll be working with
 the ASF projects to determine what projects would like to see emerge
 from Kibble in terms of trends, breakdowns, aggregations etc that can
 help shed some light on how projects and their communities are doing.

 There has also been discussion of what metrics are useful, or at
 least potentially useful, and how we might engage with projects to
 get their input on what metrics they consider important measures of
 project health, as this will vary from one project to another, and
 may be very different for projects outside of the ASF.

## Health report:

 The project has sufficient (3+ PMC members) oversight.
 It is too early to contemplate progression of community health,
 but we will of course keep the board apprised of any changes.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - All PMC members added in the last 3 months

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No changes (the PMC was established in the last 3 months)

## Releases:

 - No releases yet. We tentatively plan to have our first release within
   the next six months.

## Mailing list and bug tracker activity:
 As we have just started, it makes little sense to discuss these stats yet.

18 Oct 2017

Establish the Apache Kibble 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 an interactive project activity analyzer and
 aggregator

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Kibble Project be and hereby is responsible
 for the creation and maintenance of software related to an interactive
 project activity analyzer and aggregator;

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

 * Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
 * Ulises Beresi <ucb@apache.org>
 * Daniel Takamori <pono@apache.org>
 * Sean Palmer <sbp@apache.org>
 * David Nalley <ke4qqq@apache.org>
 * Rich Bowen <rbowen@apache.org>
 * Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
 * Christofer Dutz <cdutz@apache.org>
 * Sharan Foga <sharan@apache.org>
 * Herve Boutemy <hboutemy@apache.org>
 * Larry McCay <lmccay@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Rich Bowen be appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Kibble, 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 Kibble 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 Kibble Project.

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

20 Sep 2017

Establish the Apache Kibble 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 an interactive project activity analyzer and aggregator

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Kibble Project be and hereby is responsible
 for the creation and maintenance of software related to an
 interactive project activity analyzer and aggregator;

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

 * Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
 * Ulises Beresi <ucb@apache.org>
 * Daniel Takamori <pono@apache.org>
 * Sean Palmer <sbp@apache.org>
 * David Nalley <ke4qqq@apache.org>
 * Rich Bowen <rbowen@apache.org>
 * Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
 * Christofer Dutz <cdutz@apache.org>
 * Sharan Foga <sharan@apache.org>
 * Herve Boutemy <hboutemy@apache.org>
 * Larry McCay <lmccay@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Rich Bowen be
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Kibble, 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 Kibble 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 Kibble
 Project.

 Special Order 7J, Establish the Apache Kibble Project, was
 tabled.