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Libcloud

27 Feb 2017 [Tomaž Muraus / Bertrand]

## Description:

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

## Issues:

There are no issues which require board attention at this time.

## Activity:

We have continued to receive a good amount of various contributions
on Jira and our Github repository.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 13 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Jeff Dunham on Sat May 21 2016

## Committer base changes:

There is an open voting thread for a new committer and a PMC member.

 - Currently 19 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Jeff Dunham at Sat May 21 2016

## Releases:

In addition to the releases mentioned below, we have a big new
release which rewrites the underlying HTTP layer (it replaces custom
built code from many years ago with popular requests Python library
which reduces some of the complexity and amount of code we need to
maintain) coming in the near future.

 - 1.4.0 was released on Sun Nov 27 2016
 - 1.5.0 was released on Thu Dec 29 2016

## JIRA activity:

 - 22 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 9 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Nov 2016 [Tomaž Muraus / Brett]

## Description:

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

## Issues:

There are no issues which require board attention at this time.

## Activity:

We have received a larger than usual number of contributions in October,
a reason for that is our participation in Hacktoberfest
(https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/).

Special thanks to Anthony Shaw for helping manage and review the influx of
contributions.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 13 PMC members.
 - Jeff Dunham was added to the PMC on Sat May 21 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 19 committers.
 - Jeff Dunham was added as a committer on Sat May 21 2016

## Releases:

 - 1.2.0 was released on Sep 15 2016
 - 1.2.1 was released on Sep 23 2016
 - 1.3.0 was released on Oct 14 2016

17 Aug 2016 [Tomaž Muraus / Shane]

## Description:

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

## Issues:

There are no issues which require board attention at this time.

## Activity:

We had a good amount of activity and user contributions in the past
couple of months.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 13 PMC members.
 - Jeff Dunham was added to the PMC on Sat May 21 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 19 committers.
 - Jeff Dunham was added as a committer on Sat May 21 2016

## Releases:

 - 1.0.0 was released on Mon Jun 20 2016
 - 1.1.0 was released on Thu Jul 07 2016

## Community

 - Jeff Dunham has join us as a committer and a PMC member in May.
 - v1.0 release had received a decent reception and coverage around the
   internet. Special thanks to Anthony and Sally for working on the PR.

18 May 2016 [Tomaž Muraus / Chris]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

General

We had a good amount of activity and user contributions in the past
couple of months.

We have also released a second release candidate of Libcloud v1.0.0 on
April 11th, 2016. We plan to release v1.0.0 final in the near future.

Issues

There are no issues which require board attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud v1.0.0-rc2 on April 11th, 2016
- Libcloud v1.0.0-pre1 on January 25th, 2016
- Libcloud v0.20.1 on January 19th, 2016

Community
- Anthony Shaw was a guest on Podcast.__init__ Python podcast where he
 talked about Libcloud and the Apache way -
 http://podcastinit.podbean.com/e/episode-55-libcloud-with-anthony-shaw/
- Anthony Shaw presented a talk about Libcloud at SaltConf 2016 which was
 held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in April
- Anthony Shaw (anthonyshaw) joined us as a committer and a PMC member
 in November 2015

17 Feb 2016 [Tomaž Muraus / Shane]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

General

We had a good amount of activity in the past couple of months and we
are finally moving towards a v1.0 release.

Recently we have released a first preview of the v1.0 release which
includes two new APIs - one for managing Backup as a Service projects
and products and one for managing Containers as a Service projects
and products (Kubernetes, Amazon Container Service, Joyent Triton,
etc.).

People interested in this new APIs can learn more about them in those
posts:

- https://libcloud.apache.org/blog/2016/01/20/libcloud-1.0-pre1.html
- https://libcloud.apache.org/blog/2016/02/05/libcloud-containers-example.html
- http://www.slideshare.net/AnthonyShaw5/introducing-container-asaservice-support-to-apache-libcloud

Issues

There are no issues which require board attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud v0.20.0 on December 16th, 2015
- Libcloud v0.20.1 on January 19th, 2016
- Libcloud v1.0.0-pre1 on January 25th, 2016

Community

- Anthony Shaw (anthonyshaw) joined us as a committer and a PMC member
 in November 2015
- Anthony Shaw was a guest in FLOSS Weekly podcast where he talked about
 Libcloud - https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly/episodes/373?autostart=false
- Anthony Shaw presented Libcloud and the new Container as a Service API
 abstraction at the Sydney Python Meetup -
 http://www.slideshare.net/AnthonyShaw5/introducing-container-asaservice-support-to-apache-libcloud

18 Nov 2015 [Tomaž Muraus / Jim]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

We have a lot of user and contributor activity (a lot of one time
patches), but we had some problems with reaching voting quorums in
the past.

We eventually reached it, but it took longer that we would have liked.
The main problem / root cause is lack of activity from some PMC members
(we currently have around 3-4 PMC members which are active and cast
votes on regular basis).

To mitigate this, we have just recently invited some active contributors
to join us as committers and PMC members. We hope this will make reaching
voting quorums in the future easier.

Releases

- Libcloud v0.18.0 on August 13th, 2015
- Libcloud v0.19.0 on October 30th, 2015

Community

- Last PMC addition was a new committer on March 17th, 2015
- We are also in process of adding 3 new PMC members (votes have passed,
 we have sent notifications to the board a couple of days ago)

19 Aug 2015 [Tomaz Muraus / David]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- No releases during this period, but we are currently working on
 rolling out 0.18.0 which should be out some time in the next couple of
 weeks.
- Last release was 0.17.0 on February 18th, 2015

Community

- No PMC additions / changes during this period
- Last PMC addition was a new committer on March 17th, 2015

20 May 2015 [Tomaz Muraus / Brett]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- 0.17.0 on February 18th, 2015

Community

- Allard Hoeve (allard) has joined us as a committer on March 17th, 2015
- Eric Johnson (erjohnso) has joined us as a committer and a PMC member on
 December 4th, 2014

@Brett: work with the PMC to get a better report

18 Feb 2015 [Tomaz Muraus / Chris]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- 0.16.0 on 11th of November 2014
- Vote for 0.17.0 release has just been started

Community

- Eric Johnson (erjohnso) has joined us as a committer and a PMC member on
 December 4th, 2014

19 Nov 2014 [Tomaz Muraus / Bertrand]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

There we no releases during this time-frame, but a voting thread for
0.16.0 release has just been started.

Community

- No new committers or PMC members have joined the team.
- Latest PMC addition - Sebastien Goasguen (sebgoa) on February 17th, 2014

20 Aug 2014 [Tomaz Muraus / Ross]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.15.0 was released on June 26th, 2014
- Libcloud 0.15.1 was released on July 10th, 2014

Community

- No new committers or PMC members have joined the team.
- Latest PMC addition - Sebastien Goasguen (sebgoa) on February 17th, 2014

21 May 2014 [Tomaz Muraus / Doug]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.14.1 has been released on February 8th, 2014

Community

- No new committers or PMC members have joined the team.
- We have applied for GSoC 2014 and we have received 1 slot. Student Rahul
 Ranjan will work on Libcloud CLI project.

19 Feb 2014 [Tomaz Muraus / Chris]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.14.0 has been released on January 22nd, 2014
- Libcloud 0.13.3 (security release) has been released on December 31st, 2013
- Libcloud 0.14.0-beta3 has been released on November 25th, 2013

Community

- Brian Curtin joined as a committer on November 25th, 2013
- Latest PMC addition - John Carr On August 4th, 2013
- I (Tomaz Muraus) have attended CloudStack Collaboration conference in
 Amsterdam in November where we had good collaboration with CloudStack
 people

Miscellaneous

- We have launched a new website -
 https://libcloud.apache.org/blog/2014/01/23/welcome-to-the-new-website.html
- We have issued a security release for CVE-2013-6480
 (https://libcloud.apache.org/security.html#CVE-2013-6480) in December. The
 security release was out on the same day that the security issue has been
 reported.

20 Nov 2013 [Tomaz Muraus / Sam]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.13.2 has been released on September 18th, 2013

Community

* No new commiters or PMC members
* Multiple patches have been contributed by external contributors

21 Aug 2013 [Tomaz Muraus / Greg]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.13.0 has been released on July 1st, 2013

Community

* New committer and PMC member John Carr has joined our team
* Multiple patches have been contributed by external contributors

15 May 2013 [Tomaz Muraus / Doug]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.12.1 has been released on February 19th, 2013
- Libcloud 0.12.3 has been released on March 21st, 2013
- Libcloud 0.12.4 has been released on April 22nd, 2013

Community

* No new PMC Members
* Multiple patches have been contributed by external contributors

20 Feb 2013 [Tomaz Muraus / Roy]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.11.4 has been released on November 19th, 2012

Community

* No new PMC Members
* Two new committer have joined the team Ilgiz Islamgulov (ilgiz) and
 Mahendra Maheshwara (mahendra)
* Multiple patches have been contributed by external contributors

21 Nov 2012 [Tomaz Muraus / Doug]

Apache Libcloud

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.11.3 has been released on September 25th, 2012

Other

Tomaz Muraus gave a talk titled "Avoiding Vendor Lock-In Using Apache
Libcloud" at CloudOpen in San Diego
(http://cloudopen2012.sched.org/event/d1affcfac01d01799c15436cfdb2b584#.UJcnO3T1SsV).

Community

* No new PMC Members
* Multiple patches have been contributed by external contributors
* GSoC student has successfully finished his project. Currently we are working
 with the student on integrating the project into main line. Student wrote a
 short blog post about his experience at
 http://islamgulov.blogspot.com/2012/08/gsoc-experience.html.

15 Aug 2012 [Tomaz Muraus / Ross]

Apache Libcloud

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.10.0 has been released on May 24th, 2012
- Libcloud 0.11.0 has been released on July 30th, 2012
- Libcloud 0.11.1 has been released on August 2nd, 2012

Other

On August 6th we received a report about a potential SSL MITM vulnerability
in the Libcloud SSL certificate validation code. We have confirmed the report
and released a new version with a security fix (0.11.0) in the same day.

We have followed all the steps outlined on the Apache "security page".

Disclosure: http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2012/Aug/55
Release announcement: http://s.apache.org/lc0111
Libcloud security page: http://libcloud.apache.org/security.html
Private voting thread title: "[VOTE] Release Apache Libcloud 0.11.1"

Community

* No new PMC Members
* Multiple patches have been contributed by external contributors
* GSoC student made good progress and his midterm evaluation. Currently
 student is in the final phases of the project which includes final code
 touches and cleanup and writing a Getting Started guide.

16 May 2012 [Tomaz Muraus / Shane]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.8.0 has been released on February 9th, 2012
- Libcloud 0.9.1 has been released on April 2nd, 2012

Community

* No new PMC Members
* Multiple patches have been contributed by external contributors
* Potential mentors have worked with GSoC students on their proposals.
 We have ended up getting one slot. Student Ilgiz Islamgulov will be
 working on the Libcloud REST interface this summer.

15 Feb 2012 [Tomaz Muraus / Sam]

Apache Libcloud

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

- Libcloud 0.6.2 which is primary a bug-fix release has been released on
 December 11th, 2011.
- Libcloud 0.7.1 has been released on December 9th, 2011. This release,
 among other improvements also includes support for Python 3.

Community

* Hutson Betts (hbetts) has been voted by the PMC members to join us
 as a committer
* No new PMC Members
* Multiple contributions from the community
* Libcloud meetup has been held in January at the Rackspace San Francisco
 office (http://libcloudmeetup.eventbrite.com/)

16 Nov 2011 [Tomaz Muraus / Shane]

Apache Libcloud

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

Libcloud 0.6.1 has been released on November 9th, 2011. It's a major release
and includes a brand new DNS API and many other improvements. It also
includes patches submitted by 16 different external contributors.

Community

* No new committers
* No new PMC Members
* Multiple new contributors
* I was guest on FLOSS weekly (episode #181) where I talked about Libcloud

17 Aug 2011 [Tomaz Muraus / Larry]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

Libcloud 0.5.2 has been released on July 4th, 2011.

Community

* The development and user lists continue to stay active
* No new committers
* No new PMC Members
* Multiple patches and contributions from new developers

20 Jul 2011 [Tomaz Muraus / Roy]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

Releases

Libcloud 0.5.1 has been released on July 4th, 2011.

Community

* The development and user lists continue to stay active
* No new committers
* No new PMC Members
* Multiple new contributors

Other

* As part of the graduation requirement we have updated our
 website and added a trademark attribution to the footer.

15 Jun 2011 [Tomaz Muraus / Doug]

Libcloud is a Python library that abstracts away the differences among
multiple cloud provider APIs.

Issues

There are no issues that require the board's attention at this time.

General

Libcloud graduated from the Incubator in May which means we have spent a better
part of May migrating to the new Top Level Project layout and infrastructure.
As of a few weeks ago, all the mailing lists, website, CMS and SVN repositories
have been migrated.

Development

* We have started development on Libcloud 0.6.0 which will among other things
include support for DNS as a Service support
* We have also fixed some minor bugs in 0.5.0 and we expect to release 0.5.1
soon

Releases

Libcloud 0.5.0 has been released on May 25, 2011.

Community

* The development and user lists continue to stay active
* Libcloud will held a development sprint at EuroPython in Italy this month
* Libcloud developers Tomaz and Paul will also talk about Libcloud on FLOSS
weekly (podcast about free and open-source software) in September

19 May 2011

Establish the Apache Libcloud 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 related to an application programming
  interface (API) that abstracts away the differences among
  multiple cloud provider APIs, for distribution at no charge to
  the public.

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

  RESOLVED, that the Apache Libcloud Project be and hereby is
  responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
  that provides a vendor-independent abstraction as an API layer
  above multiple cloud provider APIs; and be it further

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

    * Eric Woods (woodser@apache.org)
    * Jed Smith (jed@apache.org)
    * Jeremiah Orem(oremj@apache.org)
    * Jerry Chen (jerry@apache.org)
    * Paul Querna (pquerna@apache.org)
    * Roman Bogorodskiy (rbogorodskiy@apache.org)
    * Tom Davis (tom@apache.org)
    * Tomaz Muraus (tomaz@apache.org)

  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Tomaz Muraus
  be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Libcloud, 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 Libcloud 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 Libcloud Project; and be it further

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

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

 Resolution 7A was approved unanimously by roll call vote.

19 May 2011

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
written in Python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on 3 November 2009.

During this month we have addressed all of the open graduation issues and
started a TLP voting thread on the incubator mailing list.

Community
---------

The Libcloud community continues to grow at a nice steady pace. In the past
few months we have received multiple community contributions, some of them
are listed bellow:

- compute driver for Gandi.net
- compute driver for Bluebox.net
- compute driver for the OpSource cloud
- compute driver for OpenStack (not merged yet, still working with the
original author on polishing it and resolving some open issues)
- libvirt proof-of-concept compute driver (not merged yet, still debating on
how we can fit it into our project)

During this month (May) we have also agreed upon a new chair (Tomaz Muraus).

To make our website more easy to update and more relevant to the users we
have ported it to the Apache CMS and added two new sections - "Community
resources" and "Contributing".

Some of the Libcloud developers have also been present at PyCon in Atlanta
in March where we have held a sprint.

As part of our ongoing effort to engage the community and inspire new
contributors, one of the committers will give a talk about Libcloud at
EuroPython 2011 in Italy where we will also held a sprint.

Releases
--------

The last stable release of Libcloud is 0.4.2 which was released on January
17th. We are currently working towards 0.5.0 which is considered as a big
milestone, because it will include many new features, fixes and
improvements:

- new Storage API
- new Load-balancer API
- new compute drivers
- fixes in the existing compute drivers
- increased test coverage

This version is planned to be released before the end of May.

16 Feb 2011

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
written in Python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on 3 November 2009.

Our last major release was 0.4.2 on 12 January 2011.

Since the last release, we have seen:

 * New drivers for CloudSigma, Brightbox, Rackspace UK
 * Improvements to deployment capabilities
 * libcloud.security module for SSL certificate verification

To engage the community, we have updated the website, renewed our
presence on Twitter, have been actively responding to JIRA and Github
bug reports, and continue to hold discussions to the mailing lists.

We will look to graduatation soon after releasing our next major
version, 0.5.0, which will introduce a Storage component of the API,
and reorganize the existing codebase as Computer.  Furthermore, we
continue to work on diversifying and sharing the release management
process, which we accomplished with a new release manager for 0.4.2.

17 Nov 2010

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
written in Python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.

Our last major release was 0.4.0 on 12 October 2010.

Over the past few months we have accomplished:

 * Code cleanup, including removing Zope dependencies
 * New driver for !ElasticHosts
 * Bug fixes and improvements for GoGrid, EC2, Linode, Slicehost, and
   RimuHosting.
 * Sandbox creation, hosting the Java version

Documentation is still currently lacking, and a refresh of the website is in
order. Both will facilitate new driver contributions and project adoption.

With the introduction of a Java counterpart of Libcloud, many questions
arise on the direction of the project as a whole.  Initially, library and
API development were one in the same in Python, but with interest in other
languages (Java, Ruby, etc), we need to determine how to best establish
standards so to provide some sort of consistency between languages.

The direction and formation of a polyglot Libcloud will likely be the final
hurdle before graduation.

18 Aug 2010

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.

LibCloud are pleased to have added two more committers to the project in
Eric Woods and Roman Bogorodskiy - welcome to you both. Since the last
report LibCloud codebase has been moving along nicely, with the introduction
of a Java codebase, many issues resolved from the issue tracker and working
towards an imminent 0.40 release.

Many new features are being discussed and implemented and existing drivers
are being well maintained. There is healthy discussions happening on the
development mailing lists and the diverse developers are working well
together. Overall the project is doing well.

(Mentors Note: LibCloud as a project is going along nicely on its own, this
quarter although I watch the lists, yet again as a non-coding mentor I find
I have had nothing to do. However this next quarter I fully expect to see
about helping to move the project towards graduating by the end of the next
quarter if not sooner.)

19 May 2010

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.

We're on the cusp of pushing 0.3.2 out the door, with our last release 0.3.1
on 10 May 2010.

Over the past few months we have:

* Added driver support for new providers: Dreamhost, Eucalyptus, Enomaly
ECP, IBM Developer Cloud, and SoftLayer
* Improved multi-threaded handling in Rackspace and RimuHosting
* Created deployment and bootstrap API
* Expanded test coverage
* Augment documentation

We look forward to further improving documentation and lowering the barrier
to entry with tutorials and a guide for writing drivers.  We will continue
to add providers and keep the library updated with providers' changes.


= Lucene Connector Framework =

Description:

Lucene Connectors Framework is an incremental crawler framework and set of
connectors designed to pull documents from various kinds of repositories
into search engine indexes or other targets. The current bevy of connectors
includes Documentum (EMC), FileNet (IBM), LiveLink (OpenText), Patriarch
(Memex), Meridio (Autonomy), SharePoint (Microsoft), RSS feeds, and web
content. Lucene Connectors Framework also provides components for individual
document security within a target search engine, so that repository security
access conventions can be enforced in the search results.

Lucene Connectors Framework has been in incubation since January, 2010.

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

1. End-user documentation conversion to usable form needs to be completed;
this is probably the biggest obstacle to developing a broader community at
this point
2. Javadoc and nightly builds need to be set up
3. The first official release needs to be planned and executed

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

We'd like to know whether there is any official Apache position on
inclusion of NTLM implementations in ASF projects, since we've gotten mixed
signals on this from other developers. This represents a crucial piece of
functionality needed to support LiveLink, Meridio, SharePoint, RSS, and Web
connectors properly.

How has the community developed since the last report?

There's been a significant amount of discussion pertaining to the LCF
document security model, it's advantages and disadvantages.  Offers of
assistance and advice abound.  A non-Apache code submission has even been
made.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Preliminary security integration with Solr has been tackled.  Online
end-user documentation is coming along and is perhaps 60% complete.  Scripts
have been written to make using LCF easier for the less experienced
integrator.

17 Feb 2010

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.

Lots done this month. Plenty of activity on the main dev list, more drivers
support added, more fixes tweaks and unit test cases added. RAT reports
Libcloud as having 0 bad license headers.

The Libcloud community and the Incubator IPMC are currently voting on their
first incubator release 0.20.


== Lucene Connector Framework ==

The Lucene Connectors Framework (LCF) is an effort to build and support an
open source framework for connecting to content repositories like Microsoft
Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, amongst others via a single API.

* A list of the three most important issues to address in the move
 towards graduation.

1. Process initial code grant and incorporate into SVN
2. Do a release
3. Build out a diverse community. We have a diverse set of committers already.

* Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be
 aware of

We'd appreciate any contacts anyone has with Microsoft Sharepoint

* How has the community developed since the last report

N/A: First report.

* How has the project developed since the last report.

N/A: First report.

20 Jan 2010

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009.

Migration of infra services complete. Mailing list activity in this early
period has been good. More accounts were requested and have been processed.
A few Jira issues have been created and some early commits are happening.
The project API docs are being built and hosted on the ASF Buildbot, and it
runs RAT for us. There was a meetup in early December and by all accounts it
went rather well with a good turnout. New contributors are appearing and
showing interest by interacting on the mailing lists and providing patches.
Informal talk goes on in the #libcloud IRC channel. Work is underway to
interface with more external vendors. Libcloud is continuing to progress
towards a release.

16 Dec 2009

Libcloud is a unified interface into various cloud service providers,
written in python. Libcloud joined the Incubator on November 3rd, 2009. Most
of our activity since joining the incubator has been around migrating our
existing code and community to the ASF.

* All but one developer account has been created.
* All iCLAs from pre-existing contributors have been submitted.
* libcloud git repo has been migrated to ASF SVN.
* libcloud mailing list has been migrated to ASF.
* We are holding a libcloud meetup/dinner in San Francisco on Thursday,
December 10th. See the mailing list if you are interested in joining!

We are actively working on a release, which we hope to happen early 2010.