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Lucene

21 Jun 2017 [Tommaso Teofili / Phil]

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15 Mar 2017 [Tommaso Teofili / Shane]

## Description:

 - Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core

## Issues:

 - There are no new issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 - The community is actively working on both Lucene and Solr, with daily
   commits, towards 6.5.0 (and 7) releases
 - We pushed out 4 releases since last report
 - We solved one a reported security vulnerability
 - We are discussing how to more easily monitor private Jira issues (to handle
   security problems)
 - Discussions are generally flowing in a good shape
 - Meetups / conferences around Lucene / Solr:
  - Elasticon 2017, March 7-9th, 2017

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 41 PMC members.
 - Christine Poerschke was added to the PMC on Jan 2nd, 2017
 - Mikhail Khludnev was added to the PMC on Jan 2nd, 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 64 committers.
 - Cao Mạnh Đạt was added as a committer on Jan 9th, 2017
 - Jim Ferenczi was added as a committer on Dec 31st, 2016
 - Toke Eskildsen was added as a committer on Feb 14th, 2017

## Releases:

 - Lucene 6.4.0 released on Jan 23rd, 2017
 - Solr 6.4.0 released on Jan 23rd, 2017
 - Lucene 6.4.1 released on Feb 6th, 2017
 - Solr 6.4.1 released on Feb 6th, 2017
 - PyLucene 6.4.1 release on Feb 14th, 2017.
 - Lucene 5.5.4 released on Feb 17th, 2017
 - Solr 5.5.4 released on Feb 17th, 2017
 - Lucene 6.4.2 released on Mar 7th, 2017
 - Solr 6.4.2 released on Mar 7th, 2017

21 Dec 2016 [Tommaso Teofili / Chris]

## Description:

 - Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core

## Issues:

 - There are no new issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 - The community is actively working on both Lucene and Solr, with daily
   commits, towards 6.4.0 (and 7) releases
 - We pushed out a few releases since last report (see below)
 - We got reported three security vulnerabilities which we are (slowly)
   addressing
 - We included a large contribution which required inspecting legal concerns
   (Solr Learn to Rank)
 - A huge Jira maintenance effort has been put in place by some committers in
   order to close lots of old issues
 - Discussions are generally flowing in a good shape, except one email thread
   (subj: "Future of FieldCache in Solr") that got a bit too hot but luckily
   it didn't "diverge"
 - A number of meetups / conferences on Lucene / Solr took place around the
   world:
   - Lucene4IR in Glasgow, Sept 8-9th
   - London Lucene Hackday, Oct 7th
   - NYC Apache Lucene Solr Meetup Oct 10th
   - Lucene/Solr Revolution in Boston, October 11-14th

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 39 PMC members.
 - Varun Thacker was added to the PMC on Mon Dec 12 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 64 committers.
 - Ishan Chattopadhyaya was added as a committer on Tue Nov 29 2016

## Releases:

 - Lucene 6.2.1 released on Sep 20, 2016
 - Solr 6.2.1 released on Sep 20, 2016
 - Lucene 6.3.0 released on Nov 8th, 2016
 - Solr 6.3.0 released on Nov 8th, 2016
 - Solr RefereGuide 6.3.0 released on Nov 16th, 2016

21 Sep 2016 [Tommaso Teofili / Chris]

## Description:
 - Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core

## Activity:
 - The community is very active

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

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 63 committers and 38 PMC members in the project
 - Added 1 new committer:
   - Alexandre Rafalovitch was added as a committer on Sat Aug 06 2016
 - Added no new PMC members

## Releases:
 - Lucene 6.2.0 released on Aug 24, 2016
 - Solr 6.2.0 released on Aug 24, 2016
 - Lucene 5.5.2 released on Jun 24, 2016
 - Solr 5.5.2 released on Jun 24, 2016
 - Lucene 5.5.3 released on Sep 9th, 2016
 - Solr 5.5.3 released on Sep 9th, 2016
 - Solr Reference Guide 6.2.0 released on Sep 13th, 2016
 - Lucene/Solr 6.2.1 release under vote
 - PyLucene 6.2.0 release under vote

15 Jun 2016

Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Mike
 McCandless (mikemccand) to the office of Vice President, Apache
 Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Mike McCandless from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Lucene
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Tommaso Teofili (tommaso)
 as the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Mike McCandless is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Tommaso Teofili be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, 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.

 Thread: https://s.apache.org/X3vi

 Special Order 7A, Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

15 Jun 2016 [Michael McCandless / Greg]

## Description:
 - Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core

## Activity:
 - The community is very active
 - We have submitted a resolution to change the PMC Chair from Mike McCandless
   to Tommaso Teofili

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

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 62 committers and 38 PMC members in the project
 - Added 3 new committers:
   - Kevin Risden was added as a committer on Tue Mar 15 2016
   -  Karl Wright was added as a committer on Mon Apr 04 2016
   -   Scott Blum was added as a committer on Wed Apr 20 2016
 - Added no new PMC members

## Releases:
 - 6.0.0 was released on April 8, 2016
 - 5.5.1 was released on May 5, 2016
 - 6.0.1 was released on May 28, 2016
 - 6.1.0 release will get started (release branch) around June 8

## Mailing list activity:
 - Mailing lists remain active and healthy

## JIRA activity:
 - Jira activity remains active and healthy

16 Mar 2016 [Michael McCandless / Sam]

## Description:
 - Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core

## Activity:
 - The community is very active

## Issues:
 - To follow up on the Subversion to GIT cutover from the last
   report: after a long tail of many small issues, it has gone
   smoothly, thanks to heavy efforts on Dawid Weiss' part to preserve
   our elaborate source control history.  We did our first release
   (5.5.0) based on GIT and that also seems to have gone well.
 - There are no new issues requiring board attention at this time

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 59 committers and 38 PMC members in the project
 - Added no new committers
 - Added 1 new PMC member:
     Cassandra Targett on Mon Dec 21 2015

## Releases:
 - 5.4.0 was released on December 14, 2015
 - 5.3.2 was released on January 23
 - 5.5.0 was released on February 22, our first release based on GIT
 - 6.0.0 will release shortly: we have a branch, and are aggressively
   fixing nasty bugs that early adopter testing is uncovering

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 839 subscribers (down -6 in the last 3 months):
    - 11966 emails sent to list (8214 in previous quarter)

 - c-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 18 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - c-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 73 subscribers (down -7 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

 - general@lucene.apache.org:
    - 1006 subscribers (up 15 in the last 3 months):
    - 40 emails sent to list (28 in previous quarter)

 - java-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 96 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - java-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 1099 subscribers (down -3 in the last 3 months):
    - 243 emails sent to list (323 in previous quarter)

 - pylucene-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 10 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - pylucene-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 126 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 2 emails sent to list (23 in previous quarter)

 - ruby-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 62 subscribers (down -7 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

 - solr-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 96 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - solr-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 3520 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 3174 emails sent to list (2959 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 587 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 453 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Dec 2015 [Michael McCandless / Bertrand]

## Description:
 - Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core

## Activity:
 - The community is very active

## Issues:
 - I don't think this requires board attention now, really just FYI:

   The infra team notified us via private (PMC) email on 11/30:

     https://mail-search.apache.org/members/private-arch/lucene-private/201511.mbox/%3cCAKprHVZ1cXNBm0z+1CtPOfJ0QeQDh=kENNETdy-iP0jKpcgZ=g@mail.gmail.com%3e

   saying that our svn to git mirror is too costly to continue running
   (breaking other projects' mirrors) and that in 30 days it will be
   turned off.  We've been discussing options publicly:

     http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/lucene-dev/201512.mbox/%3cCAL8PwkbFVT83ZbCZm0y-x-MDeTH6HYC_xYEjRev9fzzk5YXYmQ@mail.gmail.com%3e

   but at this point nothing promising is emerging ... I suspect the
   most likely outcome is we must cut over to git as our source
   control, if we are able to preserve the full svn source history,
   likely minus heavy JARs that we used to check in (the git mirror
   currently fails to).  We are thankful to the infra team for keeping
   our mirror running this long!

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 59 committers and 37 PMC members in the project
 - Added two new committers:
     Nick Knize on October 20
     Dennis Gove on November 6
 - Added three new PMC members:
     Joel Bernstein on October 31
     Tomas Fernandez Lobbe on October 31
     Areek Zillur on October 31

## Releases:
 - 5.3.1 was released on September 24
 - 5.4.0 is releasing now

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 841 subscribers (up 19 in the last 3 months):
    - 9051 emails sent to list (10554 in previous quarter)

 - c-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 17 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - ruby-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 68 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 2 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - general@lucene.apache.org:
    - 989 subscribers (up 17 in the last 3 months):
    - 28 emails sent to list (47 in previous quarter)

 - solr-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 94 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - java-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 1098 subscribers (down -5 in the last 3 months):
    - 341 emails sent to list (292 in previous quarter)

 - solr-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 3516 subscribers (up 15 in the last 3 months):
    - 3184 emails sent to list (3123 in previous quarter)

 - java-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 95 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - pylucene-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 9 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - pylucene-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 123 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 23 emails sent to list (8 in previous quarter)

 - c-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 79 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 2 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 502 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 366 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Sep 2015 [Michael McCandless / Greg]

## Description:
 - Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core

## Activity:
 - The community is very active

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

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 57 committers and 35 PMC members in the project
 - Added three new committers:
     Dh Upayavira on June 22
     Mikhail Khludnev on July 20
     Christine Poerschke on July 27
 - Added no new PMC members

## Releases:
 - 5.2.1 was released on June 14
 - 5.3.0 was released on August 24

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 822 subscribers (up 9 in the last 3 months):
    - 10742 emails sent to list (10046 in previous cycle)

 - commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 213 subscribers (unchanged)
    - 7876 emails sent to list (8310 in previous cycle)

 - c-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 17 subscribers (unchanged)
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous cycle)

 - ruby-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 68 subscribers (unchanged)
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous cycle)

 - general@lucene.apache.org:
    - 971 subscribers (up 17 in the last 3 months)
    - 50 emails sent to list (31 in previous cycle)

 - solr-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 94 subscribers (down 1 in the last 3 months)
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous cycle)

 - java-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 1103 subscribers (up 10 in the last 3 months)
    - 301 emails sent to list (307 in previous cycle)

 - solr-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 3501 subscribers (up 43 in the last 3 months)
    - 3203 emails sent to list (3176 in previous cycle)

 - java-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 95 subscribers (unchanged)
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous cycle)

 - pylucene-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 9 subscribers (unchanged)
    - 0 emails sent to list (6 in previous cycle)

 - pylucene-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 124 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months)
    - 8 emails sent to list (23 in previous cycle)

 - c-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 79 subscribers (unchanged)
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous cycle)

## JIRA activity:

 - 631 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 460 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Jun 2015

Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Mark Miller to
 the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Mark Miller from the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Lucene project
 has chosen by vote to recommend Michael McCandless as the successor to
 the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Mark Miller is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Lucene, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Michael McCandless be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, 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.

 Special Order 7B, Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

17 Jun 2015 [Mark Miller / Jim]

## Description:
 - Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

## Activity:
 - The community is very active as can be seen via the below stats.
 - We have submitted a resolution to change the PMC Chair from Mark Miller
   to Michael McCandless.

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

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 54 committers and 35 PMC members in the project.
 - Timothy Potter was added to the PMC on Tue May 26 2015
 - Last committer addition was Ramkumar Aiyengar at Sat Feb 28 2015

## Releases:

 - 5.1 was released on Tue Apr 14 2015
 - 5.2 was released on Sun June 7 2015
 - 5.2.1 is in process.

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 816 subscribers (up 13 in the last 3 months):
    - 10140 emails sent to list (10528 in previous quarter)

 - c-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 17 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - ruby-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 68 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - general@lucene.apache.org:
    - 943 subscribers (down -5 in the last 3 months):
    - 40 emails sent to list (21 in previous quarter)

 - solr-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 95 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - java-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 1094 subscribers (down -8 in the last 3 months):
    - 287 emails sent to list (513 in previous quarter)

 - solr-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 3463 subscribers (up 30 in the last 3 months):
    - 3217 emails sent to list (2952 in previous quarter)

 - java-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 95 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - pylucene-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 9 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 6 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

 - pylucene-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 121 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 22 emails sent to list (24 in previous quarter)

 - c-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 79 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 616 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 445 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Mar 2015 [Mark Miller / Greg]

- Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.
 - Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

## Activity:
 - The community is very active as can be seen via the below stats.

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

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 54 committers and 34 PMC members in the project.
 - New PMC members:
    - Anshum Gupta was added to the PMC on Wed Mar 04 2015
    - Ryan Ernst was added to the PMC on Tue Dec 23 2014
 - New commmitters:
    - Varun Thacker was added as a committer on Thu Feb 26 2015
    - Ramkumar Aiyengar was added as a committer on Sat Feb 28 2015

## Releases:

 - 5.0 was released on Fri Feb 20 2015
 - 4.10.3 was released on Mon Dec 29 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 801 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 10576 emails sent to list (8648 in previous quarter)

 - c-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 17 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - ruby-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 68 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - general@lucene.apache.org:
    - 946 subscribers (up 21 in the last 3 months):
    - 21 emails sent to list (82 in previous quarter)

 - solr-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 95 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - java-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 1103 subscribers (down -17 in the last 3 months):
    - 521 emails sent to list (439 in previous quarter)

 - solr-user@lucene.apache.org:
    - 3433 subscribers (up 20 in the last 3 months):
    - 2955 emails sent to list (2716 in previous quarter)

 - java-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 96 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - pylucene-commits@lucene.apache.org:
    - 9 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 4 emails sent to list (14 in previous quarter)

 - pylucene-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 120 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 27 emails sent to list (60 in previous quarter)

 - c-dev@lucene.apache.org:
    - 79 subscribers (down -1 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 666 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 475 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

 PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

No releases were made last quarter.

17 Dec 2014 [Mark Miller / Ross]


The Apache Lucene project develops open-source search software.


TLP
---

We added one new committer in the last quarter: Gregory Chanan


Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.

Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

In the last quarter we made two releases of both Lucene Core and Solr:

 - 4.10.1 on 29 Sept 2014
 - 4.10.2 on 31 Oct 2014

We have also started the process for a 4.10.3 release.

The community is very active.

Security: There was one security issue reported:

 - An XXS vulnerability was reported against Apache Solr
   (CVE-2014-3628). An attacker could inject javascript that is
   executed via the admin ui because stored queries are not
   escaped / sanitized. This will be addressed in the upcoming
   4.10.3 release that is currently being voted on.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

In the last quarter we made one release of PyLucene:

 - 4.10.1-1 on 6 Oct 2014

17 Sep 2014 [Mark Miller / Doug]


The Apache Lucene project develops open-source search software.


TLP
---

We added one new committer in the last quarter: Tomás Fernández Löbbe George
Aroush went emeritus from the PMC.

We have closed down the OpenRelevance sub project. The project is dead,
mailing lists are currently removed. We have preserved the Wiki.


Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.

Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

In the last quarter we made two releases of both Lucene Core and Solr:

 - 4.9.0 on 25 June 2014
 - 4.10.0 on 3 Sept 2014

The corresponding Apache Solr Reference Guide was released as PDF version,
generated from the Confluence Wiki:

 - 4.9 on 30 June 2014
 - 4.10 on 7 Sept 2014

The community is very active.

Security: There were two security issues reported:

 - An XXE vulnerability was reported against Apache Solr
   (CVE-2014-3529). The issue was caused by the bundled Apache
   POI library. Apache POI fixed the issue and released
   bugfix packages. An advisory was posted on the Solr web page
   about how to update the bundled libraries in existing
   deployments. The recent release of Apache Solr 4.10.0 is no
   longer vulnerable.
 - External search web pages, referenced by the Lucene/Solr
   site, were vulnerable to an XSS attack. Both providers,
   LucidWorks and Sematext, were contacted and they
   fixed the problem.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

In the last quarter we made one release of PyLucene:

 - 4.9.0-0 on 17 July 2014

18 Jun 2014

Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Uwe Schindler
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Uwe Schindler from the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Lucene
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Mark R. Miller as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Uwe Schindler is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Mark R. Miller be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, 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.

 Special Order 7A, Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

18 Jun 2014 [Uwe Schindler / Bertrand]


The Apache Lucene project develops open-source search software.


TLP
---

We added one new PMC member in the last quarter: Alan Woodward.

We added one new committer in the last quarter: Timothy Potter.


Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.

Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

In the last quarter we made four releases of both Lucene Core and Solr:

 - 4.7.1 on 2 April 2014
 - 4.7.2 on 15 April 2014
 - 4.8.0 on 28 April 2014
 - 4.8.1 on 20 May 2014

The corresponding Apache Solr Reference Guide was released
as PDF version, generated from the Confluence Wiki:

 - 4.8 on 2 May 2014

The community is very active.

Security: There was one security incident reported to the Lucene
PMC through security@apache.org on 15 April 2014 against Apache Solr.
This incident was resolved because it was not possible to reproduce
with the release it was reported against (Solr 4.7.0). The reporter
was testing against Solr 4.4.0 and the issue was already fixed in
Solr 4.5.0.


Open Relevance Project
----------------------

The Open Relevance Project was a project aimed at providing Lucene and others
tools for judging the quality of search and machine learning approaches.

There were no releases since the project start in 2009, the user mailing list
had the last message in Oct 2012, and the last developer mailing list post
was in Jul 2013.

The Apache Lucene PMC decided in a vote that the sub-project will be
discontinued: http://s.apache.org/ETP

The mailing lists will be closed, and the website will get a notice about the
archiving of the project. The other sub-project-specific infrastructure will
be integrated (where applicable, like CWIKI) into the TLP's resources.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

In the last quarter we made two releases of PyLucene:

 - 4.7.2-1 on 28 April 2014
 - 4.8.0-1 on 3 May 2014

19 Mar 2014 [Uwe Schindler / Greg]


The Apache Lucene project develops open-source search software.


TLP
---

No new PMC members were added in the last quarter.  The most recent PMC
member addition happened in April 2013.

We added three new committers in the last quarter: Areek Zillur, Benson
Margulies, Anshum Gupta.

We ack'ed two mentor requests for Google Summer of Code 2014.  The following
committers will be available to mentor GSoC students: Michael McCandless,
David Smiley


Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.

Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

In the last quarter we made three releases of both Lucene Core and Solr:

 - 4.6.1 on 28 January 2014
 - 4.7.0 on 26 February 2014

The corresponding Apache Solr Reference Guides were released
as PDF versions, generated from the Confluence Wiki:

 - 4.7 on 4 March 2014

The community is very active.


Open Relevance Project
----------------------

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene and others
tools for judging the quality of search and machine learning approaches.  The
community is not very active, but we don't expect it to be very high volume
either as it is a niche area.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

In the last quarter we made one release of PyLucene:

 - 4.6.1-1 on 14 February 2014

18 Dec 2013 [Uwe Schindler / Chris]


The Apache Lucene project develops open-source search software.


TLP
---

No new PMC members were added in the last quarter.  The most recent PMC
member addition happened in April 2013.

We added two new committers in the last quarter: Joel Bernstein, Ryan Ernst.
Wolfgang Hoschek rejoined the committer team after longer abstinence, leaving
the emeritus status.


Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.

Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

In the last quarter we made three releases of both Lucene Core and Solr:

 - 4.5.0 on 5 October 2013
 - 4.5.1 on 24 October 2013
 - 4.6.0 on 24 November 2013

The corresponding Apache Solr Reference Guides were released
as PDF versions, generated from the Confluence Wiki:

 - 4.5 on 5 October 2013
 - 4.6 on 2 December 2013

The community is very active.

The Lucene PMC was contacted by the Oracle Quality Assurance team to help
with testing EA builds of OpenJDK 8 with Lucene/Solr. Three members of the
PMC had phone conferences with Oracle's QA team, discussing about working
together in discovering bugs before releasing Java 8, to prevent serious data
corruption issues, like happened with Java 7GA in July 2011 and Java 7u40
in September 2013.

Security: There were 3 CVEs created by the Redhat security team
against version 3.6.2 of Apache Solr:

 - CVE-2013-6397
 - CVE-2013-6407
 - CVE-2013-6408

Those issues were only fixed and released in Solr 4.1 and 4.6, because no new
3.x release was planned (EOL of 3.x). The committers helped to backport the
fixes (see SOLR-5520). The PMC has not yet decided if there will be a
maintenance release of Apache Lucene/Solr 3.6.3 containing these fixes.


Open Relevance Project
----------------------

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene and others
tools for judging the quality of search and machine learning approaches.  The
community is not very active, but we don't expect it to be very high volume
either as it is a niche area.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

In the last quarter we made one release of PyLucene:

 - 4.5.1-1 on 5 November 2013

18 Sep 2013 [Uwe Schindler / Sam]

The Apache Lucene project develops open-source search software.

TLP
---

No new PMC members were added in the last quarter.  The most recent PMC
member addition happened in April 2013.

We added one new committer in the last quarter: Cassandra Targett.

Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.

Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

In the last quarter we made one release of both Lucene Core and Solr:

 - 4.4.0 on 23 July 2013

In addition, for the first time, we released the PDF version of the
Apache Solr Reference Guide, which is developed in the Lucene Confluence
Wiki. The reference guide's content was donated by LucidWorks Inc.
and incorporated into Lucene's Confluence Wiki on 3 June 2013. The
first PDF release (corresponding to the 4.4.0 Lucene/Solr release)
was made on 29 July 2013 and is available through the ASF mirrors.

The community is very active.


Open Relevance Project
----------------------

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene and others
tools for judging the quality of search and machine learning approaches.  The
community is not very active, but we don't expect it to be very high volume
either as it is a niche area.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

In the last quarter we made one release of PyLucene:

 - 4.4.0-1 on 23 August 2013.

19 Jun 2013

Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Steven A
 Rowe to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Steven A Rowe from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Lucene
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Uwe Schindler as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Steven A Rowe is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Uwe Schindler be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, 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.

 Special Order 7C, Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Jun 2013 [Steve Rowe / Roy]

The Apache Lucene project develops open-source search software.

TLP
---

We have submitted a resolution to change the PMC Chair from Steven A. Rowe
to Uwe Schindler.

We added three new PMC members in the last quarter: David Smiley, Adrien
Grand, and Shalin Shekhar Mangar.

We added two new committers in the last quarter: Shawn Heisey and Han Jiang.

Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.

Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

In the last quarter we made two releases of both Lucene Core and Solr:

 - 4.2.1 on 02 April 2013
 - 4.3.0 on 04 May 2013

The community is very active.

Open Relevance Project
----------------------

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene and others
tools for judging the quality of search and machine learning approaches.  The
community is not very active, but we don't expect it to be very high volume
either as it is a niche area.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

PyLucene 4.3.0-1 was released on 14 May 2013.

20 Mar 2013 [Steve Rowe / Doug]

The Apache Lucene project develops open-source search software.

TLP
---

We added two new PMC members in the last quarter: James Dyer and Stefan
Matheis.

No new committers were added in the last quarter.  The most recent committer
addition happened in October 2012.


Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit.

Solr is a search server built on top of Lucene Core.

In the last quarter we made two releases of both Lucene Core and Solr:

 - 4.1 on 22 January 2013
 - 4.2 on 11 March 2013

The community is very active.

Open Relevance Project
----------------------

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene and others
tools for judging the quality of search and machine learning approaches.  The
community is not very active, but we don't expect it to be very high volume
either as it is a niche area.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is almost
entirely an automated port, so this project will never require a lot of
developers.  The user community is active.

PyLucene 3.6.2 was released on 04 January 2013.

19 Dec 2012 [Steve Rowe / Rich]

TLP
---

Trademarks/branding:

We believe the project is now in compliance with the Apache project
branding requirements.


Lucene Core and Solr
--------------------

Lucene Core is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active.

In the last quarter, we released Lucene Core and Solr 4.0 final.

We have added one new committer in the last quarter: Alan Woodward.

We have added one new PMC member in the last quarter: Sami Siren.


Open Relevance Project
----------------------

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers.  The user community is active.

There were no PyLucene releases in the last quarter.

19 Sep 2012

TLP
---

Trademarks:
We have not made progress on trademarks since the last board report, but
do intend to finish the necessary pieces.

 * Project Naming And Descriptions :
   We believe this is complete, but are still reviewing.
 * Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to
   www.apache.org included.
   Likely complete, but under review.
 * Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
   footers, etc.
   The main TLP site is converted, subproject sites have not.
 * Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
   site In progress.  Some have been converted to have TM, some not.
   We don't seem to have ready volunteers on the graphical front,
   so it is slower than we'd like
 * Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date
   Done


LUCENE JAVA/Solr
----------------

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active.

In the last quarter, we have released Lucene and Solr 3.6.1, as well
as two preview releases for 4.0: 4.0-ALPHA and 4.0-BETA.  We hope
to release 4.0-final soon.

We have added one new committer: Greg Bowyer.


Open Relevance Project
----------------------

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.


PyLucene
--------

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers.  The user community is active.

PyLucene 3.6.1 was released on August 24th.

20 Jun 2012

Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Simon
 Willnauer to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Simon Willnauer from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Lucene
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Steven A Rowe as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Simon Willnauer is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Steven A Rowe be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, 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.

 Special Order 7E, Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

20 Jun 2012 [Simon Willnauer / Brett]

TLP

We have submitted a resolution to change the PMC Chair from Simon Willnauer
to Steven Rowe.

We have added a new PMC member:

 * Erick Erickson

Trademarks:
We have not made progress on trademarks since the last board report, but
do intend to finish the necessary pieces.

   * Project Naming And Descriptions :
     We believe this is complete, but are still reviewing.
   * Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to
     www.apache.org included.
     Likely complete, but under review.
   * Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
     footers, etc.
     The main TLP site is converted, subproject sites have not.
   * Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
     site In progress.  Some have been converted to have TM, some not.
     We don't seem to have ready volunteers on the graphical front,
     so it is slower than we'd like
   * Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date
     Done

LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active. The community
has recently switched to the Apache CMS including several improvements
that increased the number of package downloads significantly.
We recently released Lucene and Solr 3.6.
The community has created the first Lucene 4.0-ALPHA release candidate
and is working towards stable API for the next major version release.

Additionally, we have added one new committer:

* Adrien Grand

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers.  The user community is active.

21 Mar 2012 [Simon Willnauer / Doug]

TLP

We have added several new PMC members:

* Martijn van Groningen
* Dawid Weiss
* Jan Jøydahl

Trademarks:
We have not made progress on trademarks since the last board report, but
do intend to finish the necessary pieces.

 * Project Naming And Descriptions :
   We believe this is complete, but are still reviewing.
 * Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to
   www.apache.org included.
   Likely complete, but under review.
 * Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
   footers, etc.
   The main TLP site is converted, subproject sites have not.
 * Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
   site In progress.  Some have been converted to have TM, some not.
   We don't seem to have ready volunteers on the graphical front,
   so it is slower than we'd like
 * Project Metadata : DOAP file checkedin and up to date
   Done

LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active. The community
has recently switched to the Apache CMS including several improvement
that increased the number of package downloads significantly.
The community is working towards a Lucene & Solr 3.6 release and plans
to branch trunk in preparation for a Lucene 4.0 Alpha release.

Additionally, we have added several new committers:

* David Smiley
* Christian Moen
* Sami Siren
* James Dyer
* Stefan Matheis
* Tommaso Teofili

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers.  The user community is active.

21 Dec 2011 [Simon Willnauer / Brett]

Trademarks:
We have not made progress on trademarks since the last board report, but
do intend to finish the necessary pieces.

 * Project Naming And Descriptions :
   We believe this is complete, but are still reviewing.
 * Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to
   www.apache.org included.
   Likely complete, but under review.
 * Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
   footers, etc.
   The main TLP site is converted, subproject sites have not.
 * Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
   site In progress.  Some have been converted to have TM, some not.
   We don't seem to have ready volunteers on the graphical front,
   so it is slower than we'd like
 * Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date
   Done
 * Once we finish migrating to the new CMS based Website trademarks
   need to be re-evaluated.


LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active. The community
has made significant progress on cutting over to the Apache CMS.
The community has recently released Lucene & Solr 3.5.

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers. The community is active and is working
towards a PyLucene 3.5 release.

PyLucene 3.4.0 was released on September 19th.
PyLucene 3.5.0 should be released shortly, the release vote is pending.

21 Sep 2011 [Simon Willnauer / Shane]

Trademarks:
We have not made progress on trademarks since the last board report, but
do intend to finish the necessary pieces.

 * Project Naming And Descriptions :
   We believe this is complete, but are still reviewing.
 * Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to
   www.apache.org included.
   Likely complete, but under review.
 * Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
   footers, etc.
   The main TLP site is converted, subproject sites have not.
 * Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your
   site In progress.  Some have been converted to have TM, some not.
   We don't seem to have ready volunteers on the graphical front,
   so it is slower than we'd like
 * Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date
   Done



LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active. The community
has made significant progress on cutting over to the Apache CMS.
The community has recently released Lucene & Solr 3.3. The community
is actively working on releasing Lucene & Solr 3.4.

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers.  The user community is active.

PyLucene 3.3-3 was released on July 23rd.

15 Jun 2011

Change the Apache Lucene Chair

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Grant Ingersoll
    to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

    WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the
    resignation of Grant Ingersoll from the office of Vice President,
    Apache Lucene, and

    WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache
    Lucene project has chosen by vote to recommend Simon Willnauer
    as the successor to the post;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Grant Ingersoll is relieved
    and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
    of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Simon Willnauer be and
    hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, 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.

 Resolution 7B was approved unanimously by roll call vote.

15 Jun 2011 [Grant Ingersoll / Noirin]

=== Lucene Status Report: June 2011 ===

TLP

We have submitted a resolution to change the chair from Grant Ingersoll
to Simon Willnauer.

Trademarks:
We have not made progress on trademarks since the last board report, but
do intend to finish the necessary pieces.

 * Project Naming And Descriptions :
   We believe this is complete, but are still reviewing.
 * Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to www.apache.org
   included
   Likely complete, but under review.
 * Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
   footers, etc.
   The main TLP site is converted, subproject sites have not.
 * Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your site
   In progress.  Some have been converted to have TM, some not.  We don't
   seem to have ready volunteers on the graphical front, so it is slower
   than we'd like
 * Project Metadata : DOAP file checkedin and up to date
   Done


LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active.
The community just released 3.2.0.

Martijn van Groningen, Chris Male, Andi Vajda and Erick Erickson
were added as committers.


Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers.  The user community is active.
A vote for release candidate 1 for version 3.2.0, based on Lucene Java's
recent 3.2.0 release, is currently open.

19 May 2011

Background: Lucene has been asked by the Board to report on the state
of the community vis-a-vis the problems around the recent
commit/revert incident
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-2272 and the related
Lucene issue as well as several other mail threads)

The primary root of these problems arose from a disagreement about how
best to move forward with the two products the Lucene PMC ships:
Apache Lucene and Apache Solr.  A majority of the PMC/committership is
in favor of a more modular approach to Solr which essentially means
refactoring code that has lived in Solr for a long time into modules
that can be more easily consumed at the Java API level (as opposed to
the Solr REST API level.)  Others have resisted these changes,
sometimes for technical reasons and sometimes for what appear to be
business/political reasons.  Still others have a view that they should
be taken on a case by case basis.  These people are not against the
refactoring, but don't think is absolutely necessary that it must be
done in order to make other contributions to that particular code
base.  After long debate, we seem to have arrived at a consensus that
those who wish to do the refactoring should go ahead with it, but it
shouldn't require others to stop working in the areas that are of
refactoring interest.  For the record, the business/political
reasoning has been clearly repudiated by the rest of the PMC.

Other concerns have arisen about the use of IRC such that we have
started to use a logging client for IRC.  We have also reminded
everyone to keep all decisions on list and to allow proposed decisions
to "bake" before committing, at least when it comes to major issues/changes.

Some in the community have also raised concerns about Lucid
Imagination's role in development.  While Lucid does employ a good
number (but nowhere near the majority) of committers [1], (and which
is almost completely balanced by IBM's presence) the general consensus
seems to be that it is not a concern.  Furthermore, during the recent
debates, it is quite clear that Lucid employees are free to have
independent viewpoints on what to do.  Naturally, given a number of
committers in one company, it warrants the PMC keeping a watchful eye on
it.  Likewise, however, it should also be clear that every
PMC/committer involved in Lucene (with the exception of Andi Vajda) is
paid to work on Lucene/Solr and they all have financial interests and
are often in competition for the same clients.
All should recognize that this doesn't necessarily make for problems,
but can do so if people let it.

Beyond this, we have put forth a few other things that we can do to
help keep the community moving forward in a positive way.  These are
itemized below:

1. Obviously, with projects as big and widely used as Lucene and Solr,
it is hard to sometimes keep up with all the contributions that come
in.  Thus, we need to find a way to automate (similar to Hadoop's
patch checker) the basics of patch checking like having unit tests,
formatting, etc. such that contributors can get feedback sooner and so
that committers know that a patch is ready for review, thereby making
it easier to accept contributions and, hopefully, encourage newcomers.
We also need to more consistently promote contributors to committers
and committers to the PMC.  As with most of the ASF, our current
approach is dependent on remembering to make a nomination and we
should look for better ways to identify candidates (such a reporting
mechanism would likely benefit all the ASF, actually.)

2. We have added three new PMC Members: Doron Cohen, Shai Erera, Steve
Rowe

3. The Board should expect a resolution to change
the PMC Chair for the June Board Meeting.  We also plan on changing
the chair on a yearly basis.

4. Thanks to Greg's intervention, we all have been reminded as to
proper etiquette when it comes to commits/reverts such that the main
symptom of this disagreement should not happen again.

5. To some extent, we feel this has been overblown and many of us have
come to the conclusion that the simplest way to move forward is to get
back to writing code and improving Lucene and Solr and getting
releases out.  This is not intended to paper over the concerns, but
to note that the whole point of the project is to deliver open source
search software via the ASF guidelines.  To that end, we are working on
releasing 3.2 of Lucene
and Solr as well as continuing development on 4.0.

[1] Current PMC Members/Committers and their employers

* means PMC
   Bill Au (billa@...)   -- CBS Interactive
 * Michael Busch (buschmi@...) -- Twitter
 * Doron Cohen (doronc@...) -- IBM
 * Shai Erera (shaie@...) -- IBM
 * Otis Gospodnetic (otis@...) -- Sematext
 * Erik Hatcher (ehatcher@...) -- Lucid
 * Chris Hostetter (hossman@...) -- Lucid
 * Grant Ingersoll (gsingers@...) -- Lucid
 * Mike McCandless (mikemccand@...) -- IBM
 * Ryan McKinley (ryan@...) -- Voyager GIS (Lucid advisor)
 * Mark Miller (markrmiller@...) -- Lucid
 * Robert Muir (rmuir@...) -- Lucid (recent)
   Noble Paul (noble@...) -- AOL
 * Steven Rowe (sarowe@...) -- Syracuse Univ.
 * Uwe Schindler (uschindler@...) -- SD Data Solutions
   Shalin Shekhar Mangar (shalin@...) -- AOL
 * Yonik Seeley (yonik@...) -- Lucid
 * Koji Sekiguchi (koji@...) -- Rondhuit
   Dawid Weiss (dweiss@...) -- CarrotSearch
   Stanislaw Osinski -- CarrotSearch
 * Simon Willnauer (simonw@...) -- JTeam/Independent
   Chris Male (chrism@...) -- JTeam
   Andi Vajda (vajda@...) -- Google
 * Scott Ganyo -- Actor
 * Mark Harwood -- Detica
   Adriano Crestani -- IBM

16 Mar 2011 [Grant Ingersoll / Doug]

TLP

Trademarks:
We have not made progress on trademarks since the last board report, but
do intend to finish the necessary pieces.

 * Project Naming And Descriptions :
   We believe this is complete, but are still reviewing.
 * Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to www.apache.org
   included
   Likely complete, but under review.
 * Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
   footers, etc.
   The main TLP site is converted, subproject sites have not.
 * Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your site
   In progress.  Some have been converted to have TM, some not.  We don't
   seem to have ready volunteers on the graphical front, so it is slower
   than we'd like
 * Project Metadata : DOAP file checked in and up to date
   Done


Issues:
Lucene.Net has been moved to Incubator with a new set of committers
and new oversight with the goal of becoming a TLP.

LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active.
The community is very close to a 3.1 release of both Lucene
and Solr.

Dawid Weiss and Stanislaw Osinski were added as committers


Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.  Having said that, we have discussed if it might be better
served as simply being a part of Lucene/Solr.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers.  The user community is active.
The project will release 3.1 once the Java version is released.

15 Dec 2010 [Grant Ingersoll / Jim]

=== Lucene Status Report: Dec 2010 ===

TLP

Simon Willnauer and Koji Sekiguchi were added to the PMC.
This brings our total to 17 PMC members from 12 different
companies, spanning the globe. The flagship Lucene/Solr
has 26 total committers from 20 different companies, again
spanning the globe.


Trademarks:
 * Project Naming And Descriptions :
   We believe this is complete, but are still reviewing.
 * Website Navigation Links : navbar links included, link to www.apache.org
   included.  Likely complete, but under review.
 * Trademark Attributions : attribution for all ASF marks included in
   footers, etc.  The main TLP site is converted, subproject sites have
   not.
 * Logos and Graphics : include TM, use consistent product logo on your site
   In progress.  Some have been converted to have TM, some not.  We don't
   seem to have ready volunteers on the graphical front, so it is slower
   than we'd like
 * Project Metadata : DOAP file checkedin and up to date
   Done

Also, we are beginning the migration to the new ASF CMS, so may push
some of this work to that process.


Issues:
The Lucene.NET subproject community has
been stagnating for some time now and the PMC has stepped in and
asked the community to respond to growing concerns about the
viability of the community.  See http://s.apache.org/lucenenet
for the first thread in a very long discussion.  At some point,
we expect Lucene.NET will either apply to be a TLP (after going
back through the Incubator, possibly) or apply for
the Attic (it is clear that the current PMC is not the appropriate place
for it despite the common name since most of us are not .NET users)
and fork off somewhere else under a different name.

We do not believe there is any Board action required at this point, but there
likely will be in the not too distant future once the community has decided
on their future direction.  We do not hold out much hope for this community
since the committers did not even respond to repeated requests to file it's
portion of this report.


LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active.
The community has just released Lucene 2.9.4 and 3.0.3 and is
actively working on future releases.

Steven Rowe and Adriano Crestani were added as committers this quarter.

LUCENE.NET

Lucene.NET is a .NET based port of Lucene Java.

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either as it is a niche
area.  Having said that, we have discussed if it might be better
served as simply being a part of Lucene/Solr.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
almost entirely an automated port, so this project will never
require a lot of developers.  The user community is active.
The PyLucene 2.9.4 and 3.0.3 releases that reflect the just-occurred Lucene
java releases are ready.

22 Sep 2010 [Grant Ingersoll / Jim]

=== Lucene Status Report: Sept, 2010 ===

TLP

The Lucy project has been moved to Incubator where it intends to become a
TLP.


LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community is very active.
The community is working towards 2.9.4, 3.0.3, 3.1 and 4.0 releases.

LUCENE.NET

Lucene.NET is a .NET based port of Lucene Java. Development appears
to have stagnated and the PMC is beginning to look into issues here.

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either.  The community
has started some discussion around what goals the project should
have.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
active. PyLucene 3.0.2-1 and 2.9.3-1 were released on July 3rd, 2010.
As a development milestone, experimental Python 3.1.2 ports of PyLucene
and JCC were completed July 12th, 2010.

16 Jun 2010 [Grant Ingersoll / Justin]

=== Lucene Status Report: June, 2010 ===

TLP

Due to the spin off of Nutch, Tika and Mahout, several
PMC members have been removed.  See the board@ archive for
a full list.  Doug Cutting and Mike Klaas are also now
emeritus.


LUCENE JAVA/Solr

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit and Solr is a search server
built on top of Lucene. The community has been actively
working on merging the Solr and Lucene resources. Both projects now have a
common codebase and modularization is in progress. The community is working
towards a 2.9.3 and 3.0.2 release.

Added Simon Willnauer as a committer

LUCY

Lucy is a loose C port of Lucene targeted at dynamic language bindings.
Development is active, with the highlight of this quarter being the completion
of Lucy's schema infrastructure.

LUCENE.NET

Lucene.NET is a .NET based port of Lucene Java. Development and the
community are active.

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a new project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The community is not very active, but
we don't expect it to be very high volume either.  Some discussions
are under way to build a relevance corpus.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
active. PyLucene 3.0.2-1 and 2.9.3-1 are ready for release as soon as Lucene
Java 3.0.2 and 2.9.3 ship.

The board notes the contention and feels that the project acted appropriately in removing individuals from the PMC.

21 Apr 2010 [Grant Ingersoll / Shane]

Special Report to Board on Lucene's "Umbrella" Status

The Lucene Project has, for a long time, organized itself into several
related sub projects focused on common tasks related to searching.  As of
our last board report (March 2010) the sub-projects were:

 * Lucene-Java: Our "flagship" Java search library
 * Nutch: A server application for crawling/indexing/search the web
 * Solr: A server application for indexing/searching structured data
 * Tika: A content extraction framework/library
 * Mahout: A machine learning framework/library
 * Open Relevance Project (ORP): A new initiative aimed at producing tools
   & tests for improving relevance for search engines and machine learning
 * Several "Ports" of Lucene-Java: Lucene.Net, PyLucene, Lucy
   (These are all translations, mostly automated, of the Lucene Java API)

The board's chief concerns regarding umbrella projects, as communicated to
the Lucene PMC by Greg, seem to focus on three main issues...

1) Can every PMC member "commit" to all of these sub-projects?
2) Is the PMC generally aware of everything going on in these sub-projects?
3) Is the PMC representing these sub-proejcts adequately to the board?

The answers to these questions, in short, are:

1) Yes, and no. From the Lucene website
    (quotage)
      PMC members have karma  for the all Lucene code, but
      as a general rule avoid making changes to sub-projects
      unless they have explicitly been made a committer of
      that sub-project by a vote of the PMC.
    (end quotage)
2) As a whole: Yes.  Some PMC members are not directly involved in some
   sub-projects, but every sub-project has multiple voices on the PMC.
3) We believe so, but if the board feels like more details about the state
   of each sub-project needs to be included in each report, we will be
   happy to elaborate more in future reports.

In this regard, we don't feel that there is any significant cause for
concern regarding the umbrella nature of the project.  To quote Greg:
"we're all good. no changes are necessary."

However, based on various discussions in the community (and in some cases
spurred on by the Board's concerns), the Lucene PMC is pursuing some
changes moving forward.

The PMC has put up two resolutions for this Board meeting to spin out
Mahout and Tika, both of which have solid communities that are independent
of Lucene and search.  The PMC has also consolidated development between
Solr and Lucene such that there is now a single committer base (there was
already very high overlap of code and committers) and dev mailing list
across those two projects.  We intend to still release both Lucene and
Solr artifacts and to keep separate user question mailing lists for the
foreseeable future.  Finally, we have put up a resolution for Nutch to be
a TLP.  While it is search related, it also has a significant component
related to crawling.  Nutch also has a solid, independent community from
Lucene, including a diverse set of committers.

This leaves the following sub projects: the Ports and Open Relevance.

In regards to the Ports, these fill a niche within the Lucene community
and are generally small, have almost complete technical overlap (releases
usually follow shortly after Lucene Java releases) but not necessarily a
lot of committer overlap due to them being ports to other programming
languages. Because they are nearly automated ports, there isn't a lot of
contributions to them, but there are decent sized communities of users for
each port. Branding wise, they make sense being a part of the Lucene TLP.
Thus, the PMC doesn't feel a need to spin these out, even though they
don't share SVN, etc. with Lucene core.  That being said, we are still
evaluating the situation.

The Open Relevance sub project is small community effort to facilitate
discussions on relevance in Lucene.  It is nice to have it's own branding,
but is made up of existing Lucene committers, so it best fits where it
is. If, at some point, we start to see traction and interest from other
search engines and other projects (Mahout, UIMA), it may make sense

17 Mar 2010 [Grant Ingersoll / Greg]

=== Lucene Status Report: March, 2010 ===

TLP

The TLP is considering some restructuring of subprojects
per Board suggestions in December.  Solr and Lucene
are merging committers (there is already quite a
bit of overlap) and development efforts, but maintaining
separate user lists and artifacts.

Mahout and Tika have both begun discussions on becoming
TLPs and all signs are positive for such a move, but there is
no board resolution to consider yet.

The TLP has elected to sponsor incubation of the Lucene
Connectors Framework.  The project is now underway in
the incubator.  We expect this project will become
a TLP as well.

Added Mark Miller as a PMC Member.


LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been
active and we have released 2.9.2 and 3.0.1.

Added Chris Male as a committer.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Development and the community
is active.  Community is working toward a 1.5 release.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime. Bug fixes
and other improvements have been flying by, with many of the issues being
addressed by new Nutch committer Julien Nioche. Work has been performed to
integrate Tika parsing into Nutch (in addition to the existing work to
integrate Tika's mime detection functionality). Community is working towards
a 1.1 release.

Added Julien Nioche as a committer.

LUCY

Lucy is a loose C port of Lucene targeted at dynamic language bindings.  Basic
thread support for the object system was completed.  The community decided to
transition from C89 to a dialect defined by the intersection of C99 and C++.

LUCENE.NET

Lucene.NET is a .NET based port of Lucene Java. Development and the
community are active.

Community is working towards a 2.9.2 release.

Added Michael Garski as a committer

MAHOUT

Apache Mahout is working towards building a suite of scalable machine
learning libraries for text and data mining.  Development is active
and we are working towards a 0.3 release.  The Mahout community has
begun discussing becoming a TLP and will likely request such a move
after the 0.3 release is final.

Added Drew Farris as a committer.
Added Benson Margulies as a committer.

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a new project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.
We added support for a third test collection: the TREC9 filtering
corpus, added documentation, and improved use with Lucene's
benchmarking package.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
active.  PyLucene 3.0.1-1 and 2.9.2-1 were released this quarter.

TIKA

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries. Progress has been steady, with 2 remaining issues in JIRA ready
for a 0.7 release, which should happen likely within the next month or so.

Board suggests: discuss, allow people enough time to participate, then vote. And there is a general offer to all projects to request a Director to participate as an impartial advisor in controversial discussions.

16 Dec 2009 [Grant Ingersoll / Geir]

TLP

-The PMC added George Aroush and Chris Mattmann to the PMC
-The PMC added Open Relevance committer Robert Muir
-The PMC added Mahout committer Jake Mannix
-The PMC added Tika committer Ken Krugler


LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been
active and we released both 2.9 and 3.0 this quarter

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server using Lucene Java.
Development and the community is active.  Solr released
version 1.4 this quarter.


NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime. There has
been a recent flurry of work on discussing Nutch's future post ApacheCon,
spearheaded by Andrzej Bialecki and others. In addition, there is ongoing
work on reducing code duplication (tighter integration of the Tika parsing
framework and mime type detection, better Solr integration) and using a
more flexible storage system (e.g. HBase). Many issues are being fixed in
preparation for a 1.1 release early next quarter.


LUCY

Lucy is a loose C port of Lucene targeted at dynamic language bindings.
Development this quarter has focused on abstraction of the IO subsystem and
portability to various compiler platforms.



LUCENE.NET

Lucene.NET is a .NET based port of Lucene Java.  Development and the
community are active.  Lucene.NET graduated from the incubator and is
now a full-fledged Lucene sub-project.


Mahout

Apache Mahout is working towards
building a suite of scalable machine learning libraries for text and
data mining.  Development is active and version 0.2 was released this
quarter.

Open Relevance Project

The Open Relevance Project is a new project aimed at providing Lucene
and others tools for judging the quality of search and machine
learning approaches.  The project added Robert Muir as a committer
this quarter and development is getting under way. Recent work
has added support for Indonesian "Tempo" and Persian
"Hamshahri" collection to execute relevance judgements with
lucene-benchmark.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java. Development is
active. Closely tracking the Lucene Java releases, we released PyLucene
2.9.0, PyLucene 2.9.1 and PyLucene 3.0.0 this quarter. A major addition was
made to JCC, the code generator making PyLucene possible: the support
for Java generics now in use by Lucene Java 3.0.

TIKA

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries.  Tika released version 0.5 this quarter. There have been
recent development efforts to speed up Tika's mime detector, as well as
efforts to provide a self-contained OGSI-based Tika bundle. There is a
strong desire to release these post 0.5 improvements, so we are planning
to release Tika 0.6 in the next few weeks.

Board would like to avoid umbrella projects, and Lucene (and Hadoop) both appear to be heading down this path. Doug's concern is that some of the subprojects may have enough (quantity) committers, but may not have enough diversity (e.g., all of the committers may be from one company). Encouraging either common committers across subprojects or for subprojects be spun out would bring issues to the forefront. Doug suggests that people with concerns be brought to the PMC.

Jim notes that Lucene is aware of the issue, and encourages them to split out subprojects. Meanwhile, the board will monitor. Greg will like a special report on the one question: what that status of each subprojects with respect to diversity and splitting out as a TLP? Greg to pursue.

23 Sep 2009 [Grant Ingersoll / Jim]

=== Lucene Status Report: Sept, 2009 ===

TLP

-The PMC added Mahout committers David Hall, Deneche Abdelhakim, Robin Anil
-The PMC added Lucene Java committer Robert Muir



LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been
active and we are in the final stages of releasing Lucene 2.9.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Development and the community
is active.  Solr is in the final push towards the release of 1.4.


NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Development of 1.0 line has stalled as a major redesign has been
under discussion to address various shortcomings of the current platform,
and avoid duplication of effort with other Apache projects.
Two milestone prototypes (OSGI-based and HBase-based) have been created,
which will be further examined and probably merged to form the new
architecture.


LUCY

Lucy is a loose C port of Lucene targeted at dynamic language bindings.
The pace of development has picked up this year, and a significant
milestone was achieved with the completion of the core object model.  We
are working aggressively towards alpha release.


LUCENE.NET (incubating)

Lucene.NET is a .NET based port of Lucene Java.  Development and the
community are active.  Incubating project needs to look towards
graduation soon.


MAHOUT

Apache Mahout is working towards
building a suite of scalable machine learning libraries for text and
data mining.  Development is active and we are working towards a
0.2 release.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is
active.  Since it is a port of Lucene Java, a release would
be expected after Lucene 2.9 is released

TIKA

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries.

Tika 0.4 was released in July. Development continues at the steady pace
of a few commits per week. User list activity seems to be increasing.

17 Jun 2009 [Grant Ingersoll / Bertrand]

=== Lucene Status Report: March, 2009 ===

TLP

-The PMC voted to create a new subproject named the Open Relevance Project
designed to collect and distribute collections, queries and relevance
judgments for search (and other) testing.

-The PMC added Mahout committers Sean Owen and Ted Dunning.
-The PMC added PyLucene committer Andi Vajda.
-The PMC added Nutch committer Dennis Kubes.


LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been active and we
are working towards the release of 2.9. Lucene added Uwe Schindler as a
core committer.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Development and the community is
active.  Solr is working towards the release of 1.4.  Solr added Mark
Miller and Noble Paul as committers.


NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime. Nutch
1.0 was released on March 28, 2009. Development is active, though slow. A
major redesign and re-targeting of the project is planned and under
discussion.

LUCY

Lucy is a C-based port of Lucene Java.  Discussion has picked up on the
Lucy dev mailing list and signs are positive, but we are still monitoring
the project for viability.


LUCENE.NET (incubating)

Lucene.NET is a .NET based port of Lucene Java.  Development and the
community are active.  Incubating project needs to look towards graduation
soon.


MAHOUT

Apache Mahout is working towards building a suite of scalable machine
learning libraries for text and data mining.  Mahout released its first
public release, version 0.1, on April 7, 2009.  Mahout marked Ozgur
Yilmazel, Erik Hatcher  and Niranjan Balasubramanian as emeritus
committers.

PyLucene

PyLucene is a Python integration of Lucene Java.  Development is active.
PyLucene 2.4.1 was first released on April 03, 2009. A refresher release,
PyLucene 2.4.1-2, was released on May 23, 2009.

TIKA

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries.

Tika 0.3 was released in March, and we are planning to release version 0.4
soon. Tika development continues at a steady pace with no major roadblocks
in sight.

A Solr-based search feature built and hosted by Lucid Imagination was added
to the Tika web site.

18 Mar 2009 [Grant Ingersoll / Justin]

=== Lucene Status Report: March, 2009 ===

TLP

Jukka Zitting was added to the PMC.  The PMC also accepted a
software grant to add PyLucene, a Python based port of Lucene
into the Lucene family.

LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been
active and we are working towards the release of 2.9.
2.4.1 was released on March 9, 2009.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Development and the community
is active.  Solr is working towards the release of 1.4

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Nutch is in the process of releasing version 1.0

LUCY

After some public debate on the (lack) of progress on the project,
we will be keeping a close eye on it over the next six months.
People have expressed an interest in seeing it continue and some
progress has been made to that end.


LUCENE.NET (incubating)

The .NET community is picking up some steam and has begun looking
into graduation from the incubator.

MAHOUT

Apache Mahout is working towards
building a suite of scalable machine learning libraries for text and
data mining.  Some progress has been made on adding more clustering
algorithms as well as perceptron and winnow.
We are working on the processes for a 0.1 release and expect to do that
release soon.

PyLucene

PyLucene was donated by the Open Source Applications Foundation.
Andi Vajda and Mike McCandless are the initial committers on the
project.  PyLucene is working towards it's first release as
an Apache hosted project.

TIKA

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries.

The first candidate for the 0.3 release is already in place and the
release should be pushed out in March.

Metadata handling and metadata frameworks like XMP have been a source
of much discussion, but so far no clear consensus on has been reached
on whether or how the metadata features in Tika should be extended.

A wiki was created for Tika.

17 Dec 2008 [Grant Ingersoll / Sam]

=== Lucene Status Report: December, 2008 ===

TLP

The TLP has added Lucene Java committer Michael Busch to the PMC.

CRYPTOGRAPHY

Nutch uses PDFBox and thus has a dependency on BouncyCastle.
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NUTCH-621 is now closed.


LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been
active and we are working towards the release of 2.9.
Uwe Schindler has been added as a contrib committer.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Development and the community
is active.  Solr 1.3 was released on September 15, 2008.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Development activity (measured by number of commits) has been low,
mainly bug fixes and minor enhancements. There are however some
nice new exciting features, currently under discussion attached
to Jira.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Some small, incremental
 progress has been made this quarter.

LUCENE.NET (incubating)

Lucene.Net continues to thrive with the addition of two new committers,
Doug Sale and Digy.  The project is still working through making some
official releases and getting organized but the community is vibrant.

TIKA

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries.  Tika has graduated from the Incubator and is now
a Lucene subproject.  On December 9th, 2008, Tika 0.2 was released
under the Lucene PMC.


MAHOUT

Apache Mahout is a new subproject of the Lucene PMC with the goal of
building a suite of scalable machine learning libraries for text and
data mining.  We know have Map-Reduce implementations of several
clustering algorithms, 2 classification algorithms based
on bayesian statistics and support
for scaling fitness functions in genetic algorithms.
We are working on bug fixes and documentation to get ready for a 0.1 release.

We discussed the number of subprojects and the community cohesion across same. We did not see a problem at this time.

17 Sep 2008 [Grant Ingersoll / Sam]

=== Lucene Status Report: 17th of September, 2008 ===

TLP

The TLP has accepted a software grant to bring geographic search
capabilities to Lucene and Solr.

CRYPTOGRAPHY

Nutch uses PDFBox and thus has a dependency on BouncyCastle.
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NUTCH-621 has been opened
and is in process.  Steps 1 through 3 have been completed and
the Nutch team is completing step 4.


LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been
active and we are nearing the release of 2.4.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Development and the community
is active.  Shalin Shekhar Mangar was added as a committer.
Solr 1.3 will be released in the next few days.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Development activity (measured by number of commits) has been low,
mainly bug fixes and minor enhancements. There are however some
nice new exciting features, currently under discussion attached
to Jira.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  No progress has been made
this quarter, but we have been in contact with the committers and
they are still interested in the project and plan to be more
active in the near future.

LUCENE.NET (incubating)

No change since last report.  There is some brewing of bringing
in a couple
of new committers, but no official action on that yet.
This project does seem to have a small community of users,
with the occasional
tricky question posted to the e-mail list.  It's a fairly
straightforward port, so several that have needed help with
it have asked general questions
in the java-user@lucene community.


TIKA (incubating)

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries.  Tika is discussing graduating from the incubator.



MAHOUT

Apache Mahout is a new subproject of the Lucene PMC with the goal of
building a suite of scalable machine learning libraries for text and
data mining.  We know have Map-Reduce implementations of several
clustering algorithms, 2 classification algorithms based
on bayesian statistics and support
for scaling fitness functions in genetic algorithms.
We had 2 successful
GSOC students participate over the summer.
We are nearing our first, 0.1, release.

25 Jun 2008 [Grant Ingersoll / Justin]

=== Lucene Status Report: 25th of June, 2008 ===

TLP

The TLP has added two new PMC members: Mike Klaas and Ryan McKinley.
The PMC also voted to mark Christoph Goller as emeritus due
to lack of participation for over 1 year and failure to respond
to inquiries.

CRYPTOGRAPHY

Nutch uses PDFBox and thus has a dependency on BouncyCastle.
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NUTCH-621 has been opened and is
actively being worked on.


LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been
active and there have been many core improvements, especially in the
area of indexing performance and error recovery.  Version 2.3.2 was
released on 2008-05-06.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  We continue to see strong adoption
and community interest.  Development has been active with many new
core features being added.  Koji Sekiguchi was added as a committer.
Solr 1.3 is expected to be released in the next quarter.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Otis Gospodnetic was added as a Nutch committer. Development of the
current code base was limited, and the planned 1.0 release is moved
to Q3 2008. Nutch community started discussions about a fundamental
redesign of the platform for the next releases.


LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  No progress has been made
this quarter, but there has been some recent email activity.

LUCENE.NET (incubating)

Michael Garski, of MySpace, has a couple of developers to bring on board.
Currently there is no active committership, though their is a small
community of users present on the mailing list.  We're still optimistic
that this project will see new life soon.

TIKA (incubating)

Apache Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and
structured text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries. Tika entered incubation on March 22nd, 2007.

Niall Pemberton joined the project as a committer and PPMC member.
Community is currently working towards 0.2 release.

MAHOUT

Apache Mahout is a new subproject of the Lucene PMC with the goal of
building a suite of scalable machine learning libraries for text and
data mining.  We have received the Taste Collaborative Filtering engine
into Mahout as via a software grant from Sean Owen.  We have also
implemented several machine learning algorithms to date.  Sean Owen and
Ted Dunning were added as committers.

19 Mar 2008 [Grant Ingersoll / Greg]

TLP

The top-level project voted to promote Hadoop to it's own TLP,
hadoop.apache.org.  Nigel Daley, Owen O'Malley and Tom White resigned
their positions on the Lucene PMC to focus on the Hadoop PMC.  The TLP
also voted to create a new project, named Apache Mahout, to build
scalable machine learning libraries.   Doug Cutting has resigned as
Chair of the Lucene PMC.  Grant Ingersoll has been elected the new
chair.

CRYPTOGRAPHY

Nutch uses PDFBox and thus has a dependency on BouncyCastle.
We have not begun the process specified at
http://www.apache.org/dev/crypto.html, but will do so
in the near term.

LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been very
active and there have been many core improvements, especially in the
area of indexing performance and error recovery.  Version 2.3.0 was
released on 2008-01-24, and a minor bug fix release (2.3.1) was made
on 2008-02-23.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  We continue to see strong adoption
and community interest.  Development has been active with many new
core features being added.  Grant Ingersoll was added as a committer.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search
runtime. Development is active.  Recent work has concentrated on
stability and bug-fixing in preparation for the upcoming 1.0 release,
due around April.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  No progress has been made
this quarter.

LUCENE.NET (incubating)

Lucene.Net is an port of Lucene to C# on the .NET platform.
Lucene.Net struggles with committership.  George Aroush has
effectively stepped down, but other strong contributors have rallied
and are in the process of proposing a few new committers.

TIKA (incubating)

Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured
text content from various documents using existing parser
libraries. Development has been active.

MAHOUT

Apache Mahout is a new subproject of the Lucene PMC with the goal of
building a suite of scalable machine learning libraries for text and
data mining.  Initial reaction to the project has been positive, with
many people expressing interest and several code contributions already
made.  Initial committers are Grant Ingersoll, Otis Gospodnetic, Erik
Hatcher, Isabel Drost, Ozgur Yilmazel, Niranjan Balasubramanian, Karl
Wettin and Dawid Weiss.  Jeff Eastman was also voted in as a new
committer (after the initial project creation).

20 Feb 2008

Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Doug Cutting
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Doug Cutting from the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Lucene
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Grant Ingersoll as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Doug Cutting is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Lucene, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Grant Ingersoll be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Lucene, 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.

 Special order 7A, Change the Apache Lucene Project Chair,
 was approved by Unanimous Vote.

19 Dec 2007 [Doug Cutting / Sam]

TLP

The top-level project added one new PMC member, Michael McCandless. Lucene
and it's sub-projects were well represented at ApacheCon US 2007, including
highly attended trainings and sessions by project members Grant Ingersoll,
Chris Hostetter, and Michael Busch and contributor Ken Krugler.

The Hadoop subproject has proposed becoming a top-level project.  In
initial discussions there have been few objections, and we expect to put a
resolution before the board in January.  Hadoop's community is largely
distinct from other Lucene subprojects.

LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development has been very active
and there have been many core improvements, especially in the area of
indexing performance.  We are preparing for a feature freeze before a 2.3
release early in 2008.

HADOOP

Hadoop is a scalable distributed computing platform.  Development has
continued to be very active.  Release 0.15.1 was published in November.
Five new committers were added this quarter, Raghu Angadi, Hairong Kuang,
Konstantin Shvachko, Runping Qi, and Chris Douglas.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  We continue to see strong adoption and
community interest.  Development has been active with many new core
features being added.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Development has slowed somewhat this quarter, but the project is still
reasonably active.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Little progress has been made
this quarter.

LUCENE.NET (incubating)

Lucene.Net is an port of Lucene to C# on the .NET platform.  Development
continues, but is still primarily a one-developer project.

TIKA (incubating)

Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured text
content from various documents using existing parser libraries. Development
has been active and one new committer was added, Keith Bennett.

Approved by General Consent.

19 Sep 2007 [Doug Cutting / J. Aaron]

TLP

No TLP-specific news this quarter.

LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development was active, and a
new release was made, version 2.2.  We anticipate releasing version
2.3 this quarter.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.  A
steady stream of bug fixes and improvements have been committed into
svn since the last report.

HADOOP

Hadoop is a scalable distributed computing platform.  After extensive
testing and bugfixing, release 0.14.1 was released in early September.
Five new committers were added this quarter, Michael Stack, Arun
Murthy, Devaraj Das, Enis Soztutar, and Christophe Taton.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Development was active and we are
in the middle of the development phase for the next release.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Only minor, sporadic
progress has been made this quarter.

LUCENE.NET (incubating)

The mailing list and issue tracker have been much more active.  One
contributor ("DIGY") has been solely responsible for cleaning up a lot
of unit tests.  The sole committer, George, has been keeping up with
the issues.

TIKA (incubating)

Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured
text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
Tika entered incubation on March 22nd, 2007.

Rida's Lius Lite code has been committed and Tika now has a baseline
from which to go forward. There have been some further design
discussions on Tika mailing list but the traffic there is generally
low.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Jun 2007 [Doug Cutting / Geir]

TLP

The Lucene top-level project added three new PMC members: Nigel Daley,
Chris Hostetter, Owen O'Malley and Tom White.

LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development was active, and
committers are preparing to release version 2.2.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Nutch 0.9 was released on 2007-04-02. Dogacan Güney accepted
invitation to join project as a committer.

HADOOP

Hadoop is a scalable distributed computing platform.  We've reduced
the release rate from monthly to once every two months.  After
extensive testing and bugfixing, the 0.13 release was released in
early June.  Performance and scalability on core benchmarks has
doubled.  One new committer was added this quarter, Jim Kellerman.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Development was active and a new
release was made, version 1.2, the first since leaving the Incubator.
Ryan McKinley was added as a new committer.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Only minor, sporadic
progress has been made again this quarter.

LUCENE.NET (incubating)

Lucene.Net is a port of Lucene to C# on the .NET platform.  It made a
release through the incubator this quarter, but is still primarily a
one-developer project.

TIKA (incubating)

Tika is a toolkit for detecting and extracting metadata and structured
text content from various documents using existing parser libraries.
Tika entered incubation on March 22nd, 2007.

We saw the first piece of Tika code when Chris A. Mattmann ported the
Nutch metadata framework to Tika. Rida Benjelloun is currently working
on bringing Lius code into Tika but the initial commits on that front
have not yet happened.

Approved by General Consent.

28 Mar 2007 [Doug Cutting / Ken]

TLP

The top-level project added one new PMC member, Grant Ingersoll.

LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development was active and
a major release was made, version 2.1.  Two new committers were added:
Michael Busch, and Doron Cohen.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Several significant improvements and fixes have been made during the
last three months, and a new release is scheduled in March. One new
committer was added, Dennis Kubes.

HADOOP

Hadoop is a scalable distributed computing platform.  Its monthly
release schedule has continued.  Three new committers have been added:
Tom White, Nigel Daley and Dhruba Borthakur.

SOLR

Solr is a full text search server.  Solr recently graduated from the
Incubator and became an official subproject of Lucene.  Development
is active, with over 60 issues resolved this quarter, and a new Ruby
on Rails GUI component called Solr Flare was initiated.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Only minor, sporadic progress
has been made this quarter.

LUCENE.NET

Lucene.Net is an incubator project providing a port of Java Lucene to
the .NET platform. Much of the code is converted using a code generator,
with hand tweaking as needed. Recently the Lucene.Net project has been
energized with a new sense of responsibility thanks to the gentle
administrative reminders of where the project has gone astray. George
Aroush, the primary developer on the Lucene.Net project, has been eager
to work within the incubator process, and has come up to speed a lot
recently in response. All signs are good of a healthier project.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Dec 2006 [Doug Cutting / Greg]

TLP

The Lucene project added one new PMC member, Sami Siren.

LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  Development was active, with
over 60 Jira issues resolved.  Several IBM employees have started
contributing significantly this quarter, including one new committer,
Michael McCandless.  The website was ported to Forrest.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Nutch made a 0.8.1 release in September.  One new committer was added,
Chris Mattmann.  Development was active with over 50 issues resolved.

HADOOP

Hadoop is a scalable distributed computing platform.  Its monthly
release schedule has continued.  Development has been very active, with
over 200 issues resolved this quarter.  Support has improved for
Amazon's computing services, making it easier for folks to experiment
without purchasing hundreds of machines.

SOLR

Solr is an enterprise search server, in incubation.  Development is
steady, with around 20 issues resolved this quarter.  Solr now has
committers from a variety of institutions and should soon graduate.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Some initial steps were made
this quarter.

LUCENE.NET

Lucene.Net is an incubator project providing a C# port of Lucene.  It
still has only one active developer.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Sep 2006 [Doug Cutting / Sam]

TLP

The Lucene project added one new PMC member, Yonik Seeley.

LUCENE JAVA

Lucene Java is a search-engine toolkit.  It's development has proceeded
at a healthy pace, averaging a few commits per day by a diverse set of
contributors, mostly bug fixes and minor features.  No releases were
made this quarter.  Simon Willnauer, a Google Summer of Code intern, is
a new committer.

NUTCH

Nutch is a web-search engine: crawler, indexer and search runtime.
Nutch made its 0.8 release in July.  This is a major milestone, moving
Nutch on top of Hadoop's distributed computing platform, and with many
other improvements.

HADOOP

Hadoop is a scalable distributed computing platform.  Its monthly
release schedule has continued.  Improvements in reliability, usability
and scalability are steady.  Use is growing too, for example Yahoo!
reports use on a cluster of 600 nodes, and PowerSet reports use on
Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) service.

SOLR

Solr is an enterprise search server, in incubation.  Mike Klass has been
added as a committer.  Development is steady, averaging around one
commit per day with three primary committers.

LUCY

Lucy will develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other
languages, such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Little progress has been made
this quarter.

LUCENE.NET

Lucene.Net is an incubator project providing a C# port of Lucene.  Jeff
Rodenburg has been added as its second committer.

Jim noted that he liked the fact that they mention SOLR and suggested that maybe all TLP's should mention something in their reports about any podlings that they have in the Incubator. This, at least, means they are keeping track of them. It was noted that Google Summer of Code efforts should also be mentioned. Sam volunteered to write up an email to this effect and send to the Incubator and PMCs.

Approved by General Consent

19 Jul 2006 [Doug Cutting / Jim]

OVERVIEW

Lucene has had an active quarter, with new releases, sub-projects and
committers.  The top-level project added a new PMC member, Andrzej
Bialecki.

LUCENE JAVA

The Lucene Java sub-project, our flagship, made two releases, 1.9 and
2.0.  This was a major milestone.  The 1.9 release revised a number of
public APIs, deprecating the old APIs, and the 2.0 release removed all
of the old, now-deprecated APIs.

We added two new committers: Grant Ingersoll and Chris Hostetter.

This project also added nightly builds.

NUTCH

Nutch implements a crawler-based web search engine.  Development
towards Nutch's 0.8 release is steady.  This is a fundamental change,
moving Nutch on top of Hadoop's distributed computing platform.  Lots
of other smaller changes are in progress and we hope to release 0.8 in
the next quarter.  A Nutch installation searching Apache web
properties should also soon be publicly available.

HADOOP

Hadoop is a new sub-project developing a distributed computing
platform.  It's committers include Mike Cafarella, Andrzej Bialecki
and Doug Cutting from Nutch, and one new committer, Owen O'Malley.
Yahoo! is contributing lots of developers to this project and it is
making great progress.  Hadoop makes monthly releases, with patch
releases one week later.  So it has had a series of more than six
releases in all.  Yahoo!  has demonstrated good scalability of Hadoop
on clusters of over 600 machines.

SOLR

Solr is in incubation, based on software donated by CNET, developing
an enterprise search server based on Lucene.  It's development is
active, and needs only to build a more diverse community before it is
ready to exit the incubator.

LUCY

Lucy is a new Lucene sub-project, still in its infancy.  It will
develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other languages,
such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Its initial committers are David
Balmain, Marvin Humphries and Doug Cutting.

LUCENE.NET

This is an incubator project, providing a C# port of Lucene.  It has
only a single committer, but hopes to soon add more.

LUCENE4C

This is an incubator project that does not appear to have made any
progress this quarter.

Jim asked how did LUCENE.NET enter incubation with 1 committer? It was unclear at this point. Sander noted that Lucene4c is likely to get some life in it again.

Approved by General Consent

27 Jun 2006 [Doug Cutting / Jim]

OVERVIEW

Lucene has had an active quarter, with new releases, sub-projects and
committers.  The top-level project added a new PMC member, Andrzej
Bialecki.

LUCENE JAVA

The Lucene Java sub-project, our flagship, made two releases, 1.9 and
2.0.  This was a major milestone.  The 1.9 release revised a number of
public APIs, deprecating the old APIs, and the 2.0 release removed all
of the old, now-deprecated APIs.

We added two new committers: Grant Ingersoll and Chris Hostetter.

This project also added nightly builds.

NUTCH

Nutch implements a crawler-based web search engine.  Development
towards Nutch's 0.8 release is steady.  This is a fundamental change,
moving Nutch on top of Hadoop's distributed computing platform.  Lots
of other smaller changes are in progress and we hope to release 0.8 in
the next quarter.  A Nutch installation searching Apache web
properties should also soon be publicly available.

HADOOP

Hadoop is a new sub-project developing a distributed computing
platform.  It's committers include Mike Cafarella, Andrzej Bialecki
and Doug Cutting from Nutch, and one new committer, Owen O'Malley.
Yahoo! is contributing lots of developers to this project and it is
making great progress.  Hadoop makes monthly releases, with patch
releases one week later.  So it has had a series of more than six
releases in all.  Yahoo!  has demonstrated good scalability of Hadoop
on clusters of over 600 machines.

SOLR

Solr is in incubation, based on software donated by CNET, developing
an enterprise search server based on Lucene.  It's development is
active, and needs only to build a more diverse community before it is
ready to exit the incubator.

LUCY

Lucy is a new Lucene sub-project, still in its infancy.  It will
develop a shared C-based core for ports of Lucene to other languages,
such as Perl, Python and Ruby.  Its initial committers are David
Balmain, Marvin Humphries and Doug Cutting.

LUCENE.NET

This is an incubator project, providing a C# port of Lucene.  It has
only a single committer, but hopes to soon add more.

LUCENE4C

This is an incubator project that does not appear to have made any
progress this quarter.

Tabled due to time constraints.

15 Mar 2006 [Doug Cutting / Justin]

[ Received January 19th - was for missing December report ]

News from Lucene land:

- New PMC member Andrzej Bialecki (already Nutch committer) voted in

- We had a vote for Stefan Groschupf to become a Nutch committer, but it
looks like there are some reservations about the quality of his patches,
so he may not get voted in

- Nutch's MapReduce branch has been merged into trunk, while branches
with previous releases are getting patched as needed

- Doug Cutting proposed that Nutch's components for distributed
computing (MapReduce and NDFS) be decoupled from Nutch and form a new
Lucene sub-project named Hadoop

- Incubator received a proposal for Solr, a Lucene-based search server,
originally donated by CNET, I think, and led by Yonik Seeley (Lucene
committer).  I believe Solr would become a Lucene sub-project upon
graduation.

[ Received March 15th ]

This year Lucene has released versions 1.9 and a bug fix 1.9.1 of Java
Lucene.  Hadoop has been very active, with its split from Nutch.  In
incubation are Lucene4c and Lucene.NET.   Lucene4c has withered with no
activity recently.  Lucene.NET is finally picking up and getting its act
together with the incubation process.  Java Lucene 2.0 is now in active
development and we are expecting a release of it in the near future.

Approved by General Consent.

21 Dec 2005 [Doug Cutting / Stefano]

No report received or submitted. Stefano to contact Doug regarding status.

26 Oct 2005

The latest release is still 1.4.3.  We are preparing for release of version
1.9.  A LOT of good contributions and patched have been submitted to JIRA
and the lists are increasingly more active.  We/I plan on going through as
many contributions and patches in the coming weeks (October/November),
reviewing and committing them, and then making a release.

21 Sep 2005 [Doug Cutting / Jim]

Our apologies from the Lucene PMC for the lateness of this report.
We've been negligent in our Board reporting duties since going to TLP.

The Lucene project status is brief:
The Lucene Java project has been working towards the 1.9/2.0 release,
but has made no releases in this reporting period.  Nutch has been
very active releasing an 0.7 version with much activity on the MapReduce
(mapred) branch to be merged to trunk in the near future.  MapReduce is
a distributed computing layer inspired by Google to enable jobs
acting on enormous datasets to be divided among nodes.

Approved by General Consent.

28 Jul 2005 [Doug Cutting]

A report was expected, but not received

22 Jun 2005 [Doug Cutting]

No report received or submitted.

30 Mar 2005 [Doug Cutting]

NO SUBMITTED REPORT

No submitted report.

19 Jan 2005

Establish Lucene as a top level 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 the Lucene and search
 technologies, 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 Search Project", be
 and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation;
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Search Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software for
 Lucene and for related software components, based on software
 licensed to the Foundation; and be it further

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

     Doug Cutting
     Otis Gospodnetic
     Erik Hatcher
     Daniel Naber
     Christoph Goller
     Mark Harwood
     Scott Ganyo

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Doug Cutting be
 and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache
 Search, 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 Search Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation of the
 Apache Search Project, in the Java language as well as others,
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Search Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Jakarta
 Lucene subproject, and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Jakarta
 Lucene sub-project and encumbered upon the Jakarta Project are
 hereafter discharged.

 Special Order A, a Resolution to Establish Lucene as a top level
 project, was passed by Unanimous Vote.