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ManifoldCF

16 Aug 2017 [Karl Wright / Shane]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source repository security
policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 2.7 release on
April 20, 2017.  The next major release is scheduled for August 30, 2017,
and is on track.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Markus Schuch on December 2, 2016.  The last
PMC member was Rafa Haro, voted in on August 31, 2015.  In response to the
Board's inquiry in February, we've been looking for PMC members and there are
some potential ones among our newer committers, but it's too soon to know yet.
Summer has impacted both the contribution rate to the project and the rate
of engagement.  Generally we like to see long-term interest in the project before
we offer PMC memberships.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list activity has been moderate this quarter.  Major development has been
taking place around a set of new output connectors.  Issues reported have been
centered on the Documentum connector, which surprisingly remains active without
significant modifications for most of a decade now.  I am unaware of any mailing list
question that has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

No outstanding infrastructure issues are known at this time.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We received word that the ManifoldCF
trademark application (US TM App No. 86583085 for "MANIFOLDCF" in Cl. 9 | DLA
Ref: 393457-900118) has been accepted.

17 May 2017 [Karl Wright / Mark]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source repository security
policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 2.7 release on
April 20, 2017.  The next major release is scheduled for August 30, 2017.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Markus Schuch on December 2, 2016.  The last
PMC member was Rafa Haro, voted in on August 31, 2015.  In response to the
Board's inquiry in February, we've been looking for PMC members and there are
some potential ones among our newer committers, but it's too soon to know yet.
Generally we like to see long-term interest in the project before we offer PMC
memberships.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list activity has been high this quarter.  Major development has been
taking place around a new user interface and the 2.7 release, which turned out
to be major for a number of reasons.  Issues reported have been largely about
refinements to some of our connectors that have a short track record, such as
the email connector.  I am unaware of any mailing list question that
has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

No outstanding infrastructure issues are known at this time.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We received word that the ManifoldCF
trademark application (US TM App No. 86583085 for "MANIFOLDCF" in Cl. 9 | DLA
Ref: 393457-900118) has been accepted.

27 Feb 2017 [Karl Wright / Chris]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source repository security
policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 2.6 release on
December 30, 2016.  The next major release is scheduled for April 30, 2017.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Markus Schuch on December 2, 2016.
The last PMC member was Rafa Haro, voted in on August 31, 2015.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list activity has been moderate this quarter.  Issues reported have been
mainly garden-variety bugs.  We've had several feature requests but few
contributions.  Dev list comments for this period have also been light, with
occasional user questions.  I am unaware of any mailing list question that
has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

No outstanding infrastructure issues are known at this time.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We received word that the ManifoldCF
trademark application (US TM App No. 86583085 for "MANIFOLDCF" in Cl. 9 | DLA
Ref: 393457-900118) has been accepted.

16 Nov 2016 [Karl Wright / Marvin]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source repository security
policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 2.5 release on
August 18, 2016.  The next major release is scheduled for December 31, 2016.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Furkan Kamaci on September 7, 2016.
The last PMC member was Rafa Haro, voted in on August 31, 2015.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list activity has been light this quarter.  Issues reported have been
mainly garden-variety bugs.  We've had several feature requests but few
contributions.  Dev list comments for this period have also been light, with
occasional user questions.  I am unaware of any mailing list question that
has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

No outstanding infrastructure issues are known at this time.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We received word that the ManifoldCF
trademark application (US TM App No. 86583085 for "MANIFOLDCF" in Cl. 9 | DLA
Ref: 393457-900118) has been accepted.

17 Aug 2016 [Karl Wright / Bertrand]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source repository security
policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 2.4 release on
April 23, 2016.  The next major release is scheduled for August 30, 2016.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Tugba Dogan on September 7, 2015.
The last PMC member was Rafa Haro, voted in on August 31, 2015.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list activity has been moderate this quarter.  Issues reported have been
mainly garden-variety bugs.  We've had several feature requests but few
contributions.  Dev list comments for this period have also been light, with
occasional user questions.  I am unaware of any mailing list question that
has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

No outstanding infrastructure issues are known at this time.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We received word that the ManifoldCF
trademark application (US TM App No. 86583085 for "MANIFOLDCF" in Cl. 9 | DLA
Ref: 393457-900118) has been accepted.

18 May 2016 [Karl Wright / Shane]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source repository security
policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 2.4 release on
April 23, 2016.  The next major release is scheduled for August 30, 2016.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Tugba Dogan on September 7, 2015.
The last PMC member was Rafa Haro, voted in on August 31, 2015.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been moderate this quarter.  Issues reported have been
mainly garden-variety bugs.  New contributions have been light, with the
notable exception of an OpenNLP transformation connector. Dev list comments
for this period centered around the ManifoldCF 2.4 release in April, with
occasional user questions.  I am unaware of any mailing list question that
has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

No outstanding infrastructure issues are known at this time.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We received word that the ManifoldCF
trademark application (US TM App No. 86583085 for "MANIFOLDCF" in Cl. 9 | DLA
Ref: 393457-900118) has been accepted.

17 Feb 2016 [Karl Wright / David]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 2.3 release on
December 17, 2015.  We have now discontinued planned releases for the 1.x
ManifoldCF platform.  The next major release is scheduled for April 30, 2016.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Tugba Dogan on September 7, 2015.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been light this quarter, except for December.  Most of our
connectors have significant use cases and constituencies and are mature
offerings.  There is a notable cycle of activity seemingly centered on quarter
ends which seems to have become more pronounced.  Dev list
comments for this period centered around the ManifoldCF 2.3 release in December,
and occasional user questions.  I am unaware of any mailing-list question that
has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

No outstanding infrastructure issues are known at this time.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We received word that the ManifoldCF
trademark application (US TM App No. 86583085 for "MANIFOLDCF" in Cl. 9 | DLA
Ref: 393457-900118) has been accepted.

18 Nov 2015 [Karl Wright / Shane]

ManifoldCF PMC Chair: Karl Wright (kwright@apache.org)
Date: November 2015

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 1.10 and 2.2 release on
September 7 and August 31, 2015.  The next major release is scheduled for
December 31, 2015.

ManifoldCF is no longer in the position of supporting both a legacy set of
releases (1.x), and a non-backwards-compatible set of releases (2.x).  The
1.10 release was meant to be the last major release of the 1.x series of
releases.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Tugba Dogan on September 7, 2015.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has moderately active.  Most of our connectors now have
significant use cases and constituencies.  We participated in Google Summer of
Code this year, and received two new connectors from that effort.  Dev list
comments for this period centered around the ManifoldCF 2.2 and 1.10 releases,
and occasional user questions.  I am unaware of any mailing-list question that
has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

Release upload to the dist.apache.org svn repository was formerly quite slow.
We raised this issue with Infra roughly a year ago.  Recently, Infra has
reported that the problem is fixed.  This is something we will certainly
explore for the next release in December.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We submitted ManifoldCF to the trademark
registration service and received word that our trademark application is now
pending.

19 Aug 2015 [Karl Wright / Shane]

ManifoldCF PMC Chair: Karl Wright (kwright@apache.org)
Date: August 2015

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been numerous major releases, including a 1.9 and 2.1 release on
May 3 and 4, 2015.  The next pair of major releases is scheduled for August
31, 2015.

ManifoldCF is still in the position of supporting both a legacy set of releases
(1.x), and a non-backwards-compatible set of releases (2.x).  The 1.10 release
is planned to be the last major release of the 1.x series of releases.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Kishore Kumar on April 28, 2015.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has moderately active.  Most of our connectors now have
significant use cases and constituencies.  We are participating in Google
Summer of Code this year, and expect new connectors to come from that.  Dev
list comments for this period centered around the ManifoldCF 2.1 and 1.9
releases, and occasional user questions.  I am unaware of any mailing-list
question that has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

Release upload to the dist.apache.org svn repository is quite slow, and takes
well over an hour for a single ManifoldCF release candidate.  We raised this
issue with Infra originally by posting to the Infra list, but did not manage to
resolve it.  The problem was originally noted in uploads to people.apache.org.
We were told to migrate to svn for release candidate availability, which we did,
only to find that it was no faster than uploading to people.apache.org.  I
finally raised a specific ticket - INFRA-9519 - when it became clear that no
progress had been made.  Infra has responded that this is a known issue that
they need to work on long-term.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We submitted ManifoldCF to the trademark
registration service and received word that our trademark application is now
pending.

20 May 2015 [Karl Wright / Jim]

ManifoldCF PMC Chair: Karl Wright (kwright@apache.org)
Date: May 2015

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been ten major releases, including a 1.8 and 2.0 release on
December 26, 2014, and two corresponding pairs of point releases on February 3,
2015 and March 2, 2015.  The next major release is scheduled for April 30, 2015.
A pair of release candidates (1.9 and 2.1) are now up for voting in the
community.

ManifoldCF is still in the position of supporting both a legacy set of releases
(1.x), and a non-backwards-compatible set of releases (2.x).  We plan to
continue this dual support for a period of roughly one year, that is until
roughly December 2015.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Kishore Kumar on April 28, 2015.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been less active than at its peak a couple of quarters ago,
but still robust.  Most of our connectors now have significant use cases and
constituencies.  Dev list comments for this period centered around the
ManifoldCF 2.0.2 and 1.8.2 point releases, and the fact that there is no
official upgrade path between the 1.x series and 2.x series of releases.
This seems to be a concept that users are finding hard to grasp for
some reason.  I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone
unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

Release upload to the dist.apache.org svn repository is quite slow, and takes
well over an hour for a single ManifoldCF release candidate.  We raised this
issue with Infra originally by posting to the Infra list, but did not manage to
resolve it.  The problem was originally noted in uploads to people.apache.org.
We were told to migrate to svn for release candidate availability, which we did,
only to find that it was no faster than uploading to people.apache.org.  I
finally raised a specific ticket - INFRA-9519 - when it became clear that no
progress had been made.  There has been no progress on or acknowledgement of
this ticket at the time of this report.

Branding
========

We continue to believe we are now compliant with Apache branding guidelines,
with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  We submitted ManifoldCF to the trademark
registration service and received word that our trademark application is now
pending.

18 Feb 2015 [Karl Wright / Doug]

ManifoldCF PMC Chair: Karl Wright (kwright@apache.org)
Date: February 2015

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been ten major releases, including a 1.8 and 2.0 release on
December 26, 2014, and a corresponding pair of point releases on February 3,
2015.  The next major release is scheduled for April 30, 2015.

ManifoldCF is now in the position of supporting both a legacy set of releases
(1.x), and a non-backwards-compatible set of releases (2.x).  We plan to
continue this dual support for a period of roughly one year.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Alessandro Benedetti (abenedetti), on
October 10, 2014.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been somewhat less active than last quarter, but still
robust.  Most of our connectors now have significant use cases and
constituencies.  Dev list comments for this period centered around the
ManifoldCF 2.0 release.  There were plenty of people looking for integration
advice as well.  I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone
unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

Release upload to the dist.apache.org svn repository is quite slow, and takes
well over an hour for a single ManifoldCF release candidate.  We raised this
issue with Infra but did not manage to resolve it.

Branding
========

We have reviewed the site branding guidelines and believe we are now compliant
with these, with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other
Apache products that don't have any such marks.  Hopefully we will be able to
correct this issue soon.

@Doug: Is there still an issue with infra?

19 Nov 2014 [Karl Wright / Greg]

ManifoldCF PMC Chair: Karl Wright (kwright@apache.org)
Date: November 2014

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum,
to target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer
or ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target repositories
that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then, there
have been eight major releases, including a 1.7 release on August 24, 2014, and a
point release 1.7.1 on September 22, 2014.  The next major release is scheduled for
December 31, 2014.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer we signed up was Alessandro Benedetti (abenedetti), on
October 10, 2014.


Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been very active, with a wide range of topics.  Most of our connectors
now have significant use cases and constituencies, and the connector family
continues to grow.  Dev list comments for this period centered around ManifoldCF 2.0
development, and backwards compatibility issues, as well as voting for the major 1.7
release.  There were plenty of people looking for integration advice as well.

Committer and external contributions have been significant this cycle.  I am unaware
of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

None known.

Branding
========

We have reviewed the site branding guidelines and believe we are now compliant with
these, with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other Apache products
that don't have any such marks.  Hopefully we will be able to correct this issue
soon.

20 Aug 2014 [Karl Wright / Greg]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been seven major releases, including a 1.6 release on April 30,
2014, and a point release 1.6.1 on Jun 1, 2014.  The next major release is
scheduled for August 31, 2014.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer and PMC member we signed up was Muhammed Olgun (molgun), on
May 31, 2014.  We also voted in another committer, Mingchun Zhao (mingchun),
on the same day.


Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been active, with a wide range of topics.  Most of our
connectors now have significant use cases and constituencies, and the
connector family continues to grow.  Dev list comments for this period
centered around voting for the major d1.6 release, people looking for
integration advice, etc.

Committer and external contributions have been significant this cycle.  I am
unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

None known.

Branding
========

We have reviewed the site branding guidelines and believe we are now compliant
with these, with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other
Apache products that don't have any such marks.  Hopefully we will be able to
correct this issue soon.

21 May 2014 [Karl Wright / Doug]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been seven major releases, including a 1.6 release on April 30,
2014.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer and PMC member we signed up was Graeme Seaton (graemes), on
March 2, 2014.  Other contributors have been approached, but have also
declined to accept consideration for possible committership.  The most recent
of these encounters took place in September, 2013.


Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been active, with a wide range of topics.  Most of our
connectors now have significant use cases and constituencies, and the
connector family continues to grow.  Dev list comments for this period
centered around voting for the major 1.5 release, people looking for
integration advice, etc.

Committer and external contributions have been significant this cycle.  I am
unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

None known.

Branding
========

We have reviewed the site branding guidelines and believe we are now compliant
with these, with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other
Apache products that don't have any such marks.  Hopefully we will be able to
correct this issue
soon.

19 Feb 2014 [Karl Wright / Roy]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security
policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been five major releases, including a 1.4 release on October 28,
2013, and a point release 1.4.1 on November 16, 2014.  A new major release
(1.5) is being voted on at this time.

Committers and PMC membership
========================

The last committer and PMC member we signed up was Minoru Osuka (minoru), on
January 10, 2013.  We voted in a new committer and PMC member in May, but he
declined to accept the committership due to his company's policies.  Other
contributors have been approached, but have also declined to accept
consideration for possible committership. The most recent of these
encounters took place in September.

We are still not entirely sure why people who are obviously interested and to
some degree committed to the project seem unwilling to become full committers.
I suspect that corporate restrictions make this a challenge in some cases.
Also, we seem to be interacting more with contractors than with employees
recently, and it may well be that contractors have less interest in a
long-standing relationship with our project.  Nevertheless, we have rumors of
significant contributions being prepared by at least three individuals; if any
of these contributions are made, then we will likely offer the individuals
involved committerships.

Mailing list activity
==============

Mailing list has been active, with a wide range of topics.  Most of our
connectors now have significant use cases and constituencies.  Dev list
comments centered around voting, extensions to the SharePoint connector,
people looking for integration advice, etc.  ManifoldCF also participated in
Google Summer of Code, and MCF committers mentored one student developer
through end of September 2013.

External contributions and even committer contributions have been significant
this quarter, despite heavy workload among most of the committer community.

I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

None.

Branding
========

We have reviewed the site branding guidelines and believe we are now
compliant with these, with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos
from other Apache products that don't have any such marks.  We have
not yet scheduled time to address this issue.

20 Nov 2013 [Karl Wright / Jim]

Board Report, ManifoldCF PMC

ManifoldCF PMC Chair: Karl Wright (kwright@apache.org)
Date: November 2013

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security
policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been five major releases, including a 1.4 release on October 28,
2013.

Committers and PMC membership
========================

The last committer and PMC member we signed up was Minoru Osuka (minoru), on
January 10, 2013.  We voted in a new committer and PMC member in May, but he
declined to accept the committership due to his company's policies.  Other
contributors have been approached, but have also declined to accept
consideration for possible committership. The most recent of these
encounters took place in September.

We are not entirely sure why people who are obviously interested and to some
degree committed to the project seem unwilling to become full committers.  I
suspect that corporate restrictions make this a challenge in some cases.
Also, we seem to be interacting more with contractors than with employees
recently, and it may well be that contractors have less interest in a
long-standing relationship with our project.

Mailing list activity
==============

Mailing list has been active, with a wide range of topics.  Most of our
connectors now have significant use cases and constituencies.  Dev list
comments centered around voting, extensions to the SharePoint connector,
people looking for integration advice, etc.  ManifoldCF also participated in
Google Summer of Code, and MCF committers mentored one student developer
through end of September.

External contributions and even committer contributions have been somewhat
lighter this cycle than in the last quarter.  Communication with committers
indicates that this is due in some degree to the maturity of the product,
but also to an uptick in everyone's work load.

I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

Both Infra issues that were outstanding at the time of the last report have
been resolved.

Branding
========

We have reviewed the site branding guidelines and believe we are now
compliant with these, with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos
from other Apache products that don't have any such marks.  Hopefully we
will be able to correct this issue soon.

21 Aug 2013 [Karl Wright / Jim]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012. Since then,
there have been four major releases, including a 1.3 release on July 29, 2013.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer and PMC member we signed up was Minoru Osuka (minoru), on
January 10, 2013. We voted in a new committer and PMC member in May, but he
declined to accept the committership due to his company's policies.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been active, with a wide range of topics. Most of our
connectors now have significant use cases and constituencies. Dev list
comments centered around new release-related communication, new contributions,
and voting. We have had a number of current committers significantly increase
their involvement in the project over the last quarter as well.

I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Outstanding issues
==================

The ManifoldCF team has two outstanding Infra issues at this time: INFRA-6590
and INFRA-6588. No apparent activity on these issues has occurred over the
last few weeks. INFRA-6590 is the more critical of the two since right now
nobody except infra has write access to the ManifoldCF wiki pages.

Branding
========

We have reviewed the site branding guidelines and believe we are now compliant
with these, with the possible exception of (TM) signs in logos from other
Apache products that don't have any such marks. Hopefully we will be able to
correct this issue soon.

15 May 2013 [Karl Wright / Brett]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for
connecting source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and
EMC Documentum, to target repositories or indexes, such as Apache
Solr, OpenSearchServer or ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a
security model for target repositories that permits them to enforce
source-repository security policies.

Releases
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since
then, there have been three major releases, including a 1.1.1 release
on February 13, 2013, and another major release is undergoing voting
right now.

Committers and PMC membership
=============================

The last committer and PMC member we signed up was Minoru Osuka
(minoru), on January 10, 2013.  We are voting on a new committer and
PMC member at the time of this writing also.

Mailing list activity
=====================

Mailing list has been active, with a wide range of topics.  Most of
our connectors now have significant use cases and constituencies.  Dev
list comments centered around new committers, release-related
communication, and voting.

I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.


Branding
========

We have reviewed the site branding guidelines and believe we are now
compliant with these, with the possible exception of (TM) signs in
logos from other Apache products that don't have any such marks.
Hopefully we will be able to correct this issue soon.

20 Feb 2013 [Karl Wright / Rich]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum,
to target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr , OpenSearchServer
or ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security
policies.

Milestones
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since
then, there have been two major releases, including a 1.0 release on
October 3, 2012, and another major release is undergoing voting at the time
of this writing.

Mailing list activity
==============

Mailing list has been active, with a wide range of topics.  Most of our
connectors now have significant use cases and constituencies.  Dev list
comments centered around new committers, release-related communication, and
voting.

I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Committer and PMC membership
========================

We have signed up one new committer since the last report in November,
2012. We also continue to receive contributions in random bursts from
people using the software.  We've identified any contributor who seems to
have a medium-term or better commitment to the technology as being a
potential committer, and as always, we try to maintain an encouraging
attitude towards new contributors.

Branding
======

We are aware of no current violations of the Apache ManifoldCF brand.

Legal
====

There are no outstanding legal issues that need resolution at this time.

Infrastructure
==========

There are no infrastructure issues known at this time.

21 Nov 2012 [Karl Wright / Roy]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr , OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security
policies.

Milestones
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012.  Since then,
there have been two major releases, including a 1.0 release on October 3,
2012.

Mailing list activity
==============

Mailing list has been active, especially with new connector development and
user activity centered around the SharePoint 2010 connector.  Dev list
comments also centered around new committers, release-related communication,
and voting.

I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Committer and PMC membership
========================

We have signed up two new committers since the last report in August, 2012.
We also continue to receive contributions in random bursts from people using
the software.  We've identified any contributor who seems to have a
medium-term or better commitment to the technology as being a potential
committer, and as always, we try to maintain an encouraging attitude towards
new contributors.

Branding
======

We are aware of no current violations of the Apache ManifoldCF brand.

Legal
====

There are no outstanding legal issues that need resolution at this time.

Infrastructure
==========

There are no infrastructure issues known at this time.

15 Aug 2012 [Karl Wright / Jim]

ManifoldCF PMC Chair: Karl Wright (kwright@apache.org)

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum,
to target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr , OpenSearchServer
or ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security
policies.

Milestones
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012, one day
after the latest major release on May 15, 2012.  Since then, there has
been a limited point release as well (on May 22, 2012), and a major
software release occurred on July 13, 2012.  Another release is planned
for the end of September.

Mailing list activity
==============

Mailing list activity picked up late in July, with broad activity on
topics related to the Web Connector, SharePoint 2010, MySQL support, and
the build infrastructure.  Dev list comments also centered around
release-related communication and voting. I am unaware of any mailing-list
question that has gone unanswered.

Committer and PMC membership
========================

The last new committer signed on was in February, 2012.  Since then we've
had a number of offers for contribution from outside the community but
insufficient demonstrated commitment to offer committership or PMC
membership to any individual.  We are actively working to have a broader
committer base, as always, and try to maintain an encouraging attitude
towards new contributors.

Branding
======

We are aware of no current violations of the Apache ManifoldCF brand.

Legal
====

There are no outstanding legal issues that need resolution at this time.

Infrastructure
==========

There are only minor individual-related infrastructure issues outstanding
at this time.  This includes a committer who did not catch the mandatory
password change on May 24 and thus lost access to his Apache account.  We
are trying to resolve the issue now that he has returned to work.

25 Jul 2012 [Karl Wright / Roy]

ManifoldCF PMC Chair: Karl Wright (kwright@apache.org)
Date: July 2012

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum,
to target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer
or ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target
repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security
policies.

Milestones
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012, one day
after the latest major release on May 15, 2012.  Since then, there has
been a limited point release as well (on May 22, 2012), and the next major
software release is planned for the first two weeks of July.

Mailing list activity
==============

The mailing lists have been relatively quiet for the latter part of June.
Vacation time has started in Europe and this has reduced MCF's dev and
user list activity, as it always does.

There has been some activity following up on the SharePoint 2010 issues
and the session-based web crawling.  Also, dev list discussion has taken
place about how to store exported configuration information securely, and
invaluable testing contributions made by certain individuals who work for
qBase, Inc., who donated their time to this endeavor to further the
project.

I am unaware of any mailing-list question that has gone unanswered.

Committer and PMC membership
========================

The last new committer signed on was in February, 2012.  Since then we've
had a number of offers for contribution from outside the community but
insufficient demonstrated commitment to offer committership or PMC
membership to any individual.  We are actively working to have a broader
committer base, as always, and try to maintain an encouraging attitude
towards new contributors.

Branding
======

We are aware of no current violations of the Apache ManifoldCF brand.

Legal
====

The only outstanding legal issue we had pertained to how we interface to
.NET services.  The ticket was LEGAL-137, which has now been resolved.  As
a result, ManifoldCF trunk code has been updated accordingly.

Infrastructure
==========

All infrastructure issues related to graduation have been satisfactorily
resolved.  The build and release process has been successfully updated
(CONNECTORS-474) to take into account Apache requirements for availability
of proprietary software to release engineers.

We are no longer using any Incubator resources.

(ManifoldCF)

20 Jun 2012 [Karl Wright / Jim]

Project description
==============

ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting
source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to
target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, OpenSearchServer or
ElasticSearch. ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target repositories
that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Milestones
========

ManifoldCF graduated from the Apache Incubator on May 16, 2012, one day after
the latest major release on May 15, 2012.  Since then there has been a limited
point release as well (on May 22, 2012).

Mailing list activity
==============

The mailing lists have been ported to their new TLP location for about 10 days.
There has been some activity pertaining to certain specific connectors,
especially the SharePoint connector and the need to develop a SharePoint 2010
version of this, including offers of contribution.  Also within the last month
there have been requests for assistance from those using the web connector for
extremely challenging session authentication situations.  The dev lists have
been occupied with getting the releases out the door and looking at a connector
for a new open-source pipeline release.  I am unaware of any mailing-list
question that has gone unanswered.

Committer and PMC membership
========================

The last new committer signed on was in February, 2012.  Since then we've had a
number of offers for contribution from outside the community but insufficient
demonstrated commitment to offer committership or PMC membership to any
individual.  We are actively working to have a broader committer base, as
always, and try to maintain an encouraging attitude towards new contributors.

Branding
======

We are aware of no current violations of the Apache ManifoldCF brand.

Legal
====

A legal issue we are looking to resolve pertains to how we interface to .NET
services.  The ticket is LEGAL-137.  There has been a fair bit of discussion of
the issue raised here but no definitive conclusion as of yet.  Until such time
as I hear back from either HP or Apache Legal about this, we will continue to
treat generated .NET interface documents as copyrightable materials.

Infrastructure
==========

As per the graduation documents [1], I've filed graduation tickets with INFRA
(see INFRA-4841).  We await movement of our web, dist, and svn resources from
our incubator area to their final TLP locations.  After this move, we intend to
request that a Git svn mirror be created also.

ManifoldCF's unique nature (specifically, its purpose of connecting to
third-party and possibly proprietary systems) has led to a significant amount of
back-and-forth on at least one of the infrastructure subtickets we created.  As
a result, we've already revamped our website (CONNECTORS-473), and we are also
in the process of improving our build and release process (CONNECTORS-474).  It
does not appear that the issues raised are sufficient to prevent migration, and
yet migration has not occurred as of this writing.  We have been unable to
complete the setup of the ManifoldCF project for this reason.

We will continue to use Incubator resources until such time as the migration
actually takes place.


[1] http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html#life-after-graduation

Props for a good report for a new TLP.

16 May 2012

Establish the Apache ManifoldCF Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the Foundation's
 purpose to establish a Project Management Committee charged with
 the creation and maintenance of open-source software, for
 distribution at no charge to the public, related to transferring
 content between repositories or search indexes.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache ManifoldCF Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of open-source
 software related to transferring content between repositories or
 search indexes; and be it further

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

    * Shinichiro Abe     <shinichiro@apache.org>
    * Erlend Garåsen     <ridder@apache.org>
    * Piergiorgio Lucidi <piergiorgio@apache.org>
    * Hitoshi Ozawa      <hozawa@apache.org>
    * Tommaso Teofili    <tommaso@apache.org>
    * Simon Willnauer    <simonw@apache.org>
    * Karl Wright        <kwright@apache.org>
    * Jukka Zitting      <jukka@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Karl Wright be
 appointed to the office of Vice President, ManifoldCF, 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 ManifoldCF Project be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to encourage open
 development and increased participation in the ManifoldCF Project; and
 be it further

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

 RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Apache Incubator
 ManifoldCF podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator PMC are
 hereafter discharged.

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

21 Mar 2012

ManifoldCF is an incremental crawler framework and set of connectors designed
to pull documents from various kinds of repositories into search engine
indexes or other targets. The current bevy of repository connectors includes
Documentum (EMC), FileNet (IBM), LiveLink (OpenText), Meridio (Autonomy),
SharePoint (Microsoft), JDBC, CIFS file systems, CMIS repositories, Alfresco,
RSS feeds, Wiki content, and web content. Output support includes Solr,
MetaCarta GTS, and OpenSearchServer.

ManifoldCF also provides components for individual document security within
a target search engine, so that repository security access conventions can
be enforced in search results.

ManifoldCF has been in incubation since January, 2010. It was originally
a planned subproject of Lucene but is now a likely top-level project.

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

 1. We believe we've reached graduation threshold.  More committers and
    greater breadth in the committer base is always welcome, of course.
 2. We need the current committer base to continue to broaden their
    commits to new areas of the project

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

 We have an outstanding request to Apache Legal to determine whether we can
 distribute PDF files containing Japanese characters rendered with the IPA
 family of fonts.  It would be great to know the answer prior to the release
 of ManifoldCF 0.5-incubating.  A ticket is open (LEGAL-123) but no activity
 has taken place on it.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We've received sustained contributions from multiple individuals, and signed
 up one new committer.  Deployments of the project software are also now
 clearly reaching a much broader audience than they were a year ago, and
 this trend seems likely to continue.  A second revision of ManifoldCF in
 Action is also planned to keep up with developments on the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 An 0.1 release was made on January 31, 2011, and a 0.2 release occurred
 on May 17, 2011.  The 0.3 release occurred on September 20, 2011. The 0.4
 release took place on February 2, 2012.  The fifth incubator release is
 planned for March 30, 2012, and will include an ElasticSearch connector,
 full internationalization support and a Japanese localization, MySQL
 support, automated UI testing, and more.

Signed off by mentor: tommaso, jukka

21 Dec 2011

--Description--

ManifoldCF is an incremental crawler framework and set of connectors
designed to pull documents from various kinds of repositories into
search engine indexes or other targets. The current bevy of repository
connectors includes Documentum (EMC), FileNet (IBM), LiveLink
(OpenText), Meridio (Autonomy), SharePoint (Microsoft), JDBC, CIFS
file systems, CMIS repositories, RSS feeds, and web content. Output
support includes Solr, MetaCarta GTS, and OpenSearchServer.
ManifoldCF also provides components for individual document security
within a target search engine, so that repository security access
conventions can be enforced in the search results.

ManifoldCF has been in incubation since January, 2010. It was
originally a planned subproject of Lucene but is now a likely
top-level project.

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

1. We need at least one additional active committer, as well as
additional users and repeat contributors
2. We need the current committer base to each broaden their commits
to new areas of the project
3. We'd like to see long-term contributions for project testing,
especially infrastructure access

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

All issues have been addressed to our satisfaction at this time.

--How has the community developed since the last report?--

Talks on ManifoldCF were given both at Apache Eurocon 2011 in
Barcelona and at ApacheCon NA in Vancouver.  Both were well-received.
We have not signed up any new committers, however, this quarter,
although we've received interest from people towards contributing
especially in Vancouver.

Based on the feelings of our mentors, we have postponed further talk
of graduation, due to the still-not-well-distributed number of commits
among our committer base.

--How has the project developed since the last report?--

An 0.1 release was made on January 31, 2011, and a 0.2 release
occurred on May 17, 2011.  Another release occurred on September
20, 2011.  A fourth release is planned for December 15, 2011, and will
contain significant new features, including full support for HSQLDB and
a new Alfresco connector.

26 Oct 2011

--Description--

ManifoldCF is an incremental crawler framework and set of connectors
designed to pull documents from various kinds of repositories into search
engine indexes or other targets. The current bevy of repository connectors
includes Documentum (EMC), FileNet (IBM), LiveLink (OpenText), Meridio
(Autonomy), SharePoint (Microsoft), JDBC, CIFS file systems, CMIS
repositories, RSS feeds, and web content. Output support includes Solr,
MetaCarta GTS, and OpenSearchServer.  ManifoldCF also provides components
for individual document security within a target search engine, so that
repository security access conventions can be enforced in the search
results.

ManifoldCF has been in incubation since January, 2010. It was originally a
planned subproject of Lucene but is now a likely top-level project.

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

1. We need at least one additional active committer, as well as additional
users and repeat contributors
2. We want to finish the current release before graduating
3. We'd like to see long-term contributions for project testing, especially
infrastructure access

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

All issues have been addressed to our satisfaction at this time.

--How has the community developed since the last report?--

A book has been completed, and is now available in early-release form,
available from Manning Publishing, at http://www.manning.com/wright.  We
have signed up a new committer in this quarter and are discussing a second.
One of our mentors (Grant Ingersoll) resigned.

We continue to have user community interest.  We are participating this year
in both Apache Eurocon and Apache North America.  We've had a number of
extremely helpful contributions from the field, including the CMIS connector
and the OpenSearchServer output connector.  We have started to discuss
graduation from the incubator, which may come to pass by the end of the
year.

--How has the project developed since the last report?--

An 0.1 release was made on January 31, 2011, and a 0.2 release occurred on
May 17, 2011.  Another release is scheduled for September 15, 2011, and will
contain significant new features, including two new connectors and a client
scripting language.

21 Sep 2011

--Description--

ManifoldCF is an incremental crawler framework and set of connectors
designed to pull documents from various kinds of repositories into search
engine indexes or other targets. The current bevy of repository connectors
includes Documentum (EMC), FileNet (IBM), LiveLink (OpenText), Meridio
(Autonomy), SharePoint (Microsoft), JDBC, CIFS file systems, CMIS
repositories, RSS feeds, and web content. Output support includes Solr,
MetaCarta GTS, and OpenSearchServer.  ManifoldCF also provides components
for individual document security within a target search engine, so that
repository security access conventions can be enforced in the search
results.

ManifoldCF has been in incubation since January, 2010. It was originally a
planned subproject of Lucene but is now a likely top-level project.

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

1. We need at least one additional active committer, as well as additional
users and repeat contributors
2. We want to finish the current release before graduating
3. We'd like to see long-term contributions for project testing, especially
infrastructure access

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

All issues have been addressed to our satisfaction at this time.

--How has the community developed since the last report?--

A book has been completed, and is now available in early-release form,
available from Manning Publishing, at http://www.manning.com/wright.  We
have signed up a new committer in this quarter and are discussing a second.
One of our mentors (Grant Ingersoll) resigned.

We continue to have user community interest.  We are participating this year
in both Apache Eurocon and Apache North America.  We've had a number of
extremely helpful contributions from the field, including the CMIS connector
and the OpenSearchServer output connector.  We have started to discuss
graduation from the incubator, which may come to pass by the end of the
year.

--How has the project developed since the last report?--

An 0.1 release was made on January 31, 2011, and a 0.2 release occurred on
May 17, 2011.  Another release is scheduled for September 15, 2011, and will
contain significant new features, including two new connectors and a client
scripting language.

15 Jun 2011

--Description--

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

ManifoldCF has been in incubation since January, 2010. It was originally a
planned subproject of Lucene but is now a likely top-level project.

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

1. We need at least one additional active committer, as well as additional
users and repeat contributors
2. We may want another release before graduating
3. We'd like to see long-term contributions for project testing, especially
infrastructure access

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

All issues have been addressed to our satisfaction at this time.

--How has the community developed since the last report?--

A book has being completed, and is becoming available in early-release form,
available from Manning Publishing.  We have signed up two new committers and
one new mentor.  We continue to have user community interest.  We've had a
number of extremely helpful bug reports and contributions from the field.

--How has the project developed since the last report?--

An 0.1 release was made on January 31, 2011, and a 0.2 release occurred on
May 17, 2011.  Another release is being considered.

16 Mar 2011

--Description--

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

ManifoldCF has been in incubation since January, 2010. It was originally a
planned subproject of Lucene but is now a likely top-level project.

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

1. We need at least three additional active committers, as well as
additional users and repeat contributors
2. We should have at least one or two more releases before graduating
3. We'd like to see long-term contributions for project testing, especially
infrastructure access

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

All issues have been addressed to our satisfaction at this time.

--How has the community developed since the last report?--

A book is being written, and has entered the early-release phase, available
from Manning Publishing.  We continue to have user community interest.
We've had a number of extremely helpful bug reports and contributions from
the field.  The active committer list remains short, however.

--How has the project developed since the last report?--

An 0.1 release was made on January 31, 2011, and another release is being
considered.  Contributions extending the FileNet connector have been made,
as well as contributions to the Solr connector.