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Marmotta

17 May 2017 [Jakob Frank / Phil]

# Marmotta Board Report for May 2017

## Description:

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012, and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

## Issues:

There are no major issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

Still very low, but a quarter with more activity in the community, specially
regarding questions and patches. The community still struggles to find its fit
to warranty midterm viability of the project.

Therefore it is critical to find new people with the time and the ideas to
keep the project alive and being a reference in the Linked Data spectrum.
Given his contributions to the project, Xavier Sumba was invited as new
committer.

Regarding that, we have proposed to Google Summer of Code the task of
upgrading to Eclipse RDF4J. Marmotta still uses the old Sesame, and this is
critical for the future technical viability. The project received two
different proposals, accepting the one by Gustavo Mora (Ecuador).
Further details at the announcement mail: https://s.apache.org/atjc


## Health report:

The project was considered feature-complete in 3.3.0. The current release
cycle (3.4.0) focuses on refining and fixing bug, plus incorporation some
non-core new features. The development activities (issues, commits, emails)
have significantly come down in the last year.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 11 PMC members.
- Last PMC addition was Mark A. Matienzo on Thu Aug 18 2016

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 13 committers.
- Xavier Sumba was added as a committer on Mon Mar 27 2017

## Releases:

- Last release was 3.3.0 on Fri Dec 05 2014

## Mailing list activity:

- users@marmotta.apache.org:
 - 113 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
 - 7 emails sent to list (4 in previous quarter)

- dev@marmotta.apache.org:
 - 100 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months):
 - 101 emails sent to list (31 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

27 Feb 2017 [Jakob Frank / Rich]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012, and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

A very quiet quarter in the project, both in terms of development and mailing
lists activity.

The project struggles to find new challenges and people to activelly work on
the project. This issue has been discussed several times, still looking for a
sustainable solution.

A release is long overdue (now more than two years since the last!). After the
last report in November there was some small and short-lived development
activity to resolve the remaining issues, but without much progress.

## Health report:

The project was considered feature-complete in 3.3.0. The current release
cicle (3.4.0) focused on refining and fixing bug, plus incorporation some
non-core new features. The development (issues, commits, emails) has
significantly come down in the last year.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 11 PMC members.
- Mark A. Matienzo was added as a PMC member on Wed Aug 03 2016.

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 13 committers.
- Mark A. Matienzo was added as a committer on Wed Aug 03 2016.

## Releases:

- Last release was 3.3.0 on Fri Dec 05 2014

## Mailing list activity:

- users@marmotta.apache.org:
- 115 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months)
- 5 emails sent to list (44 in previous quarter)

- dev@marmotta.apache.org:
- 95 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months)
- 19 emails sent to list (64 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

16 Nov 2016 [Jakob Frank / Chris]

# Marmotta Board Report for August 2016

## Description:

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012, and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

A very quiet quarter in the project, both in terms of development and mailing
lists activity.

The project struggles to find new challengues and people to actively
work on the project. Issue has been discussed several times, still looking
for a sustainable solution.

## Health report:

The project was considered feature-complete in 3.3.0. The current release
cycle (3.4.0) focused on refining and fixing bug, plus incorporation some
non-core new features. The development (issues, commits, emails) has
significantly come down in the last months.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - Mark A. Matienzo was added as a PMC member on Wed Aug 03 2016.

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - Mark A. Matienzo was added as a committer on Wed Aug 03 2016.

## Releases:

 - Last release was 3.3.0 on Fri Dec 05 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@marmotta.apache.org:
    - 114 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months)
    - 44 emails sent to list (18 in previous quarter)

 - dev@marmotta.apache.org:
    - 95 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months)
    - 74 emails sent to list (507 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

17 Aug 2016 [Jakob Frank / Mark]

# Marmotta Board Report for August 2016

## Description:

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012, and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:

As the previous, this has not been a very active period either. Most
of the issues we targeted for 3.4.0 still remain open. So we are discussing
how to move forward with the release in the next few weeks
(https://s.apache.org/pzef).

The reduction of frequent contributions from many of the core members
is affecting the project development and support. Therefore we have
started to look for solutions to grow the community and help in the
future development. Mark A. Matienzo has been recently added as
Committer and PMC member (https://s.apache.org/ztE6).

W3C has kicked-off a relevant Community Group for evolving LDP
(https://www.w3.org/community/ldpnext/). The new recent member (Mark)
could represent the project, although goals has not yet been discussed.

## Health report:

The project was considered feature-complete in 3.3.0. The current release
cicle (3.4.0) focused on refining and fixing bug, plus incorporation some
non-core new features. The development (issues, commits, emails) has
significantly come down in the last months.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - Mark A. Matienzo was added as a PMC member on Wed Aug 03 2016.

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 13 committers.
 - Mark A. Matienzo was added as a committer on Wed Aug 03 2016.

## Releases:

 - Last release was 3.3.0 on Fri Dec 05 2014

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@marmotta.apache.org:
    - 112 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 18 emails sent to list (79 in previous quarter)

 - dev@marmotta.apache.org:
    - 93 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 507 emails sent to list (241 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 12 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 6 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 May 2016 [Jakob Frank / Mark]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

A quarter with increasing activity, resuming quite some open developments
towards what should be 3.4.0 sooner than later. The activity in the users
mailing list continues increasing, with more new people joining there for
questions and/or issues reports.

The interested on pushing 3.4.0 out has been resumed https://s.apache.org/d5Ob
Presumably, awaiting for some open issue, we should be able to get the new
release out within the next few weeks. That milestone would open the question
about having an inflection point, where the project can more forward in many
technical aspects (Java 8, RDF4J, etc).

Recently we have adapted our public images to the new ASF branding, slightly
renovating the project logo, see:
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/marmotta/logo/v2/

Supported by the TAC, Sergio represented the project in the ApacheCon North
America in Vancouver, giving a speech about the GeoSPARQL support. The talk
took place in the context of the Geospatial track proposed by OGC for the
Apache Big Data conference.


Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o:  93 subscribers (+5 since last report, 2016-02)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 112 subscribers (+5 since last report, 2016-02)

Releases:
 2014-12-05 (3.3.0)
 2014-05-20 (3.2.1)

Committers & PMC (last additions):
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board:
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

17 Feb 2016 [Jakob Frank / Rich]

Marmotta Board Report for February 2016
=======================================

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

Another low activity quarter, with just small developments towards what the
project should release as 3.4.0 in the upcoming weeks. The stability of the
source code is heading the project to get more focused activity out there,
getting quite some interesting contributions to improve the performance.

One the 3.4 milestone, the project already discussed to take bigger steps for
a new release (4.0?), where new fresh things, like Java 8 and Sesame 4, should
come in.

The last developments regarding geospatial querying (GeoSPARQL) have reached
the news with, not only posts at the ASF/OGC blogs, but also at some
third-party media.

We are already trying to find the resources necessary to adapt the project
identity (mainly logo) to the new look recently adopted by The Foundation.


Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
 dev@marmotta.a.o: 88 subscribers (+2 since last report, 2015-11)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 107 subscribers (+5 since last report, 2015-11)

Releases:
 2014-12-05 (3.3.0)
 2014-05-20 (3.2.1)

Committers & PMC (last additions):
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board:
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

18 Nov 2015 [Jakob Frank / David]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

Another low activity quarter, with only few messages on both, user@m.a.o and
dev@m.a.o. Still, a small but high quality discussion with new community
members on perfomance and proposals for improvement has started.

Our GSoC-2015 student ("Proposal to Implement GeoSPARQL in Marmotta"
MARMOTTA-584) passed the final exam and his code is currently integrated in a
separate branch. We hope to merge it into the main codebase for the next
release.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
 dev@marmotta.a.o: 86 subscribers (+0 since last report, 2015-05)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 102 subscribers (+3 since last report, 2015-05)

Releases:
 2014-12-05 (3.3.0)
 2014-05-20 (3.2.1)

Committers & PMC (last additions):
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board:
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

19 Aug 2015 [Jakob Frank / Sam]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

The last quarter was again relatively quiet. The frequency on the mailing
lists increased with questions and queries answered by the core development
team, but and only small changes to the codebase have been made.

We are still struggling to grow the community. More than two years passed
since we welcomed a new committer. The PMC is actively looking for candidates
to grow the community.

For the 2015 GSoC we started with two student projects:
* For "RDF HDT implementation for Sesame RIO" (MARMOTTA-593), the student did
not pass the midterm review. This was mainly because of the code quality and
lack of communication.
* For "Proposal to Implement GeoSPARQL in Marmotta" (MARMOTTA-584), the
student successfully achieved the milestones for the midterm review, and now
he is moving towards refining and adding the pending features. If the project
development continues as expected, by end of summer Marmotta could add
GeoSPARQL support to the next release.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o: 86 subscribers (+3 since last report, 2015-05)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 99 subscribers (+6 since last report, 2015-05)

Releases
 2014-12-05 (3.3.0)
 2014-05-20 (3.2.1)

Committers & PMC
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

20 May 2015 [Jakob Frank / Greg]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

We have again two students for GSoC 2015:
* "RDF HDT implementation for Sesame RIO" (MARMOTTA-593), by Junyue
 Wang, and
* "Proposal to Implement GeoSPARQL in Marmotta" (MARMOTTA-584), by
 Francisco Xavier Sumba Toral.

The last quarter has been relatively quiet on the lists, and also the codebase
did not change a lot.

Community building is becoming an issue for Marmotta: Soon two years will have
passed since we last elected a new committer. The PMC is aware of this and is
actively looking for candidates.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o: 83 subscribers (+7 since last report, 2015-02)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 93 subscribers (+3 since last report, 2015-02)

Releases
 2014-12-05 (3.3.0)
 2014-05-20 (3.2.1)

Committers & PMC
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

18 Feb 2015 [Jakob Frank / Jim]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

On December 5th Apache Marmotta 3.3.0 with several important new features was
released:
* Full LDP 1.0 support (Marmotta is listed as reference implementation)
* Major improvements in the SPARQL -> SQL translation

After the release and towards the end of the year, the mailinglists got quite
silent. However, questions on the users-list are answered in a timely manner.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o: 76 subscribers (+3 since last report, 2014-11)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 90 subscribers (+4 since last report, 2014-11)

Releases
 2014-12-05 (3.3.0)
 2014-05-20 (3.2.1)

Committers & PMC
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

19 Nov 2014 [Jakob Frank / Brett]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from the
Incubator in November 2013.

We successfully accomplish our first Google Summer of Code project
(Implementation of the LDP service for Apache Marmotta based on
SPARQL 1.1, MARMOTTA-444). Unfortunately after the end of the program
we have not managed to keep the student working and maintaining the
alternative implementation his project provided.

Linked Data Platform 1.0 is moving to W3C Last Call, and Apache Marmotta
continues activelly contributing to the technology providing one of the
reference implementations: http://s.apache.org/4RN

Apache Marmotta was presented in a half-day tutorial at the ISWC 2014. The 25
participants were introduced into "Marmotta as a linked data server", the LDP
1.0 implementation and SPARQL-MM extensions. http://s.apache.org/glR

Sept and Oct have been two very busy months on the users mailing list, with
questions about documentation but also bug-reports. We are trying to migrate
candidates to the dev-list for contributions and as candidates to grow the
community.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o: 73 subscribers (-3 since last report, 2014-08)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 86 subscribers (+3 since last report, 2014-08)

Releases
 2014-05-20 (3.2.1)
 2014-04-09 (3.2.0)

Committers & PMC
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

20 Aug 2014 [Jakob Frank / Bertrand]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from
the Incubator in November 2013.

In May 2014, Apache Marmotta v3.2.1 was released.

After a very busy April, the development activity has dropped in the
last quarter. On the other hand, July was a very busy month on the
users list with several inquiries from new members of the user
community. Questions are answered timely, mostly by the core dev-team.

W3C has published LDP 1.0 as Candidate Recommendation, the Marmotta
community is actively developing the official test suite at GitHub,
early testing Marmotta with the goal of having listed our platform as
reference implementation of LDP 1.0.

GSoC 2014 is progressing according to the plan. It looks our student
will meet all goals of the project. We hope to keep him engaged within
the community, as he showed some good evidences in this regard.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o: 76 subscribers (+6 since last report, 2014-05)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 83 subscribers (+7 since last report, 2014-05)

Releases
 2014-05-20 (3.2.1)
 2014-04-09 (3.2.0)

Committers & PMC
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

21 May 2014 [Jakob Frank / Brett]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from
the Incubator in November 2013.

In April 2014, Apache Marmotta v3.2.0 was released. The next
maintenance release (v3.1.1) is expected in the upcoming weeks.

Traffic on the lists is stable. We have been approached by
"OverLOD Surfer", a research project, to discuss synergies, common
goals and ways to collaborate.

For the 2014 GSoC Program, Marmotta received 3 project proposals of
which one was finally accepted:
 Qihong Lin: "Implementation of the LDP service for Apache Marmotta
 based on SPARQL 1.1",
 http://s.apache.org/rE
 inspired by MARMOTTA-444
Of the other two, one was withdrawn by the student, the second was
not evaluated because only two mentors signed up from the Marmotta
community.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o: 70 subscribers (+10 since last report, 2014-02)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 76 subscribers (+10 since last report, 2014-02)

Releases
 2014-04-09 (3.2.0)
 2014-01-21 (3.0.1)

Committers & PMC
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

19 Feb 2014 [Jakob Frank / Doug]

Apache Marmotta, an Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta was founded in December 2012 and has graduated from
the Incubator in November 2013.

The first maintenance release (3.0.1) was published this month, the
next major release is currently blocked by an incompatible transitive
dependency (LGPL).

Traffic on the lists is stable. Especially users@marmotta.a.o shows
promising engagement, we are receiving contributions from users after
questions on the list.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o: 60 subscribers (+2 since last report, 2014-01)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 66 subscribers (+5 since last report, 2014-01)


Releases
 2014-01-21 (3.0.1)
 2013-10-03 (3.1.0-incubating)

Committers & PMC
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

15 Jan 2014 [Jakob Frank / Shane]

An Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta has graduated from the Incubator in November 2013,
this is the second report as a TLP to the Board.

The traffic on the mailing lists was intense beginning of December,
however during XMas and New Year it got rather silent. In total, the
number of messages is at about the average of the recent months.

The upcoming release could not be finished before XMas and was rescheduled
for this month, the work on it will be taken up in the next days when
people return from their vacations.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
   dev@marmotta.a.o: 58 subscribers (+2 since last report, 12/2013)
 users@marmotta.a.o: 61 subscribers (+6 since last report, 12/2013)

Branding
 We're still using the "graduation logo" [1], but it is planned
 to switch back to the original in the following days.

 [1] http://s.apache.org/hTh

Releases
 2013-10-03 (3.1.0-incubating)

 Next release scheduled for Jan. 2014

Committers & PMC
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

18 Dec 2013 [Jakob Frank / Jim]

An Open Platform for Linked Data.

Apache Marmotta has graduated from the Incubator in November 2013,
this is the first report as a TLP to the Board. The transition was
completed within less than a week and development is converging to the
first release as a TLP.

Engagement on the mailing lists is good, the dev-list is on a stable
high volume (around 200/month) and the user-list shows growing
engagement and interest in the last quarter.

Subscribers to the projects mailing list:
dev@marmotta.a.o: 56 subscribers
user@marmotta.a.o: 55 subscribers

Branding
 For the transition from Incubator to a TLP, we have (temporarily)
 modified project logo [1]. This version will probably be used until
 the end of this year, then we'll switch back to the original.

 [1] http://s.apache.org/hTh

Releases
 2013-10-03 (3.1.0-incubating)

 Next release scheduled for Dec. 2013

Committers & PMC
 Raffaele Palmieri (committer&PMC, 2013-05-21)
 Peter Ansell (committer&PMC, 2013-06-24)

Issues for the Board
 There are no Board-level issues at this time.

20 Nov 2013

Establish the Apache Marmotta Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software, for distribution at no charge to
 the public, related to an open platform for Linked Data.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Marmotta Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to an open platform for Linked Data;
 and be it further

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

   * Peter Ansell                     <ansell@apache.org>
   * Fabian Christ                   <fchrist@apache.org>
   * Sergio Fernández                 <wikier@apache.org>
   * Jakob Frank                       <jakob@apache.org>
   * Dietmar Glachs                  <dglachs@apache.org>
   * Thomas Kurz                       <tkurz@apache.org>
   * Nandana Mihindukulasooriya      <nandana@apache.org>
   * Raffaele Palmieri             <rpalmieri@apache.org>
   * Sebastian Schaffert          <sschaffert@apache.org>
   * Rupert Westenthaler             <rwesten@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jakob Frank
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Marmotta, 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 Apache Marmotta Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Marmotta podling; and be it further

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

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

16 Oct 2013

An Open Platform for Linked Data.

Marmotta has been incubating since 2012-12-03.

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

 1. Check whether Marmotta is a suitable name
    (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-39)
 2. PPMC & IPMC discussion and vote about gratuation
 3. Graduate tasks

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

 No such issues.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * The NOTICE&LICENSE issues from last time are now properly solved.
 * The 3.1.0-incubating release was rescheduled to "after summer
   vacation time" and prepared in late September (released October 3rd).
 * Traffic on dev@marmotta.i.a.o was decreasing over the summer
   months, but is rising again in September during the preparation of
   the last release.
 * We are starting to get bug reports from non-committers in JIRA
   while traffic on users@marmotta.i.a.o is slowly evolving.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * The 3.1.0-incubating release has been accepted on October 3rd.
 * The project was explicitly recommended for graduation after the
   last report in July (<http://s.apache.org/LIF8>)
   but we wanted to have another release before graduation to stabilize
   the release process and and have another check of the N&L by the
   incubator community.
 * Consequently the discussion graduation is being resumed after the
   release, trying the do it by the end of October if no new issues
   appear.

Date of last release:

 2013-10-03 (3.1.0-incubating)

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2013-05-21 (Raffaele Palmieri, committer&PPMC)
 2013-06-24 (Peter Ansell, committer&PPMC)

So no new committers and/or PPMC member since the last report.

Signed-off-by:

 [X](marmotta) Fabian Christ
 [ ](marmotta) Nandana Mihindukulasooriya
 [X](marmotta) Andy Seaborne

Shepherd notes:

 Andrei Savu (asavu):

   Project is on track for graduation. Nothing jumped out at me as
   requiring any special attention. Good luck guys!

17 Jul 2013

An Open Platform for Linked Data.

Marmotta has been incubating since 2012-12-03.

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

 1. Ingest code and clear IP.
 2. A release
 3. Build dev and PMC.

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

  No such issues.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  * dev@marmotta.i.a.o continues with high traffic but slightly decreasing:
    Apr. 265, May 161, Jun. 137. We expect the numbers to raise again with the
    preparation of the next release.
  * Two new persons have been elected as new committer and PPMC members:
    Raffaele Palmieri (Eustema Spa) on May 21st, 2013, and Peter Ansell
    (University of Queensland) on Jun 24th, 2013.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * The first release (3.0.0-incubating) has been published on April 24th,
    2013. Since that the project is actively working of different
    improvements, bug fixes and new features, registering 266 issues at jira
    (60% resolved).

  * The next release (3.1.0-incubation) is planned for the upcoming weeks
    (http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-marmotta-dev/201307.mbox/%3C51D40104.3060203%40apache.org%3E).

  * The first two most important issues the project targets to move towards
    graduation have been already achieved; and the third one, dev community,
    is being addressed too. Therefore the project has already started to
    discuss about such option
    (http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-marmotta-dev/201305.mbox/%3C51A35FFA.2070707%40apache.org%3E).

Date of last release:

  April 24th, 2013.

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](marmotta) Fabian Christ
  [x](marmotta) Nandana Mihindukulasooriya
  [x](marmotta) Andy Seaborne

Shepherd notes:

17 Apr 2013

An Open Platform for Linked Data.

Marmotta has been incubating since 2012-12-03.

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

  1. Ingest code and clear IP.
  2. A release
  3. Build dev and PMC.

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

No such issues.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * The project has been completely setup in the ASF infrastructure,
   and community starts to evolve healthily (i.e., the monthly
   evolution of traffic at the dev mailing list is 77, 274, 292, 490
   messages, starting in December).
 * After intensively discussing and reviewing 5 internal release
   candidates, now, besides little legal details, the first release
   will be probably submitted to the IPMC in the upcoming days.

How has the project developed since the last report?

After the publication of LMF 2.6.0, the base code had been imported on
February 19th. Since that, the team has been working hard to implement
all necessary refactoring and, in parallel, some bug fixing; which in
total means almost 200 issues already registered at Jira (70%
resolved, the rest mostly planned tasks/features).

Please check this [X] when you have filled in the report for Marmotta.

Signed-off-by:
Fabian Christ: [X](marmotta)
Nandana Mihindukulasooriya: [X](marmotta)
Andy Seaborne: [X](marmotta)


Shepherd notes:
Dave Fisher (wave): This project is doing well and looks really cool.

20 Feb 2013

An open implementation of a Linked Data Platform.

Marmotta has been incubating since 2012-12-03.

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

  1. Ingest code and clear IP.
  2. A release
  3. Build dev and PMC.

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

No such issues.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Communication mechanisms have been successfully setup: the
   dev@marmotta mailing list has quite important traffic (274 messages
   in January); Jira already registers more than 50 issues; regular
   meetings are held at IRC, sending the minutes to the mailing list
   to mitigate the barriers of people in different timezones. This
   approach is enabling the participation of new people in the
   community of the project.

 * Branding: Logo almost ready, trademarks@apache already contacted.
   Awaiting for the site installation.

How has the project developed since the last report?

The project is about publish the last release of the former project (LMF),
to them contribute the parts that will be actually Marmotta. This last full
release already advances some tasks for Marmotta, such as architectural
changes and dependencies clean up. After this major milestone, the
project's ambition is a rapid turnaround to get an Apache incubator release
as soon as possible.

Signed-off-by:
Fabian Christ: [X](marmotta)
Nandana Mihindukulasooriya: [X](marmotta)
Andy Seaborne: [X](marmotta)


Shepherd notes:

16 Jan 2013

An open implementation of a Linked Data Platform.

Marmotta has been incubating since 2012-12-03.

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

 1. Ingest code and clear IP.
 2. A release
 3. Build dev and PMC.

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

No such issues.

How has the community developed since the last report?

* The project is booting up; discussions moved to dev@marmotta.
* The main software grant is on file.

How has the project developed since the last report?

The project is booting up - it has recently got its GIT repo and is
now discussing importing code. The project's ambition is a rapid
turnaround to get an Apache incubator release as soon as possible. IP
issues still need to be sorted out.


Signed-off-by:
Fabian Christ: [x](marmotta)
Nandana Mihindukulasooriya: [x](marmotta)
Andy Seaborne: [x](marmotta)


Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2012

Apache Marmotta provides an open implementation of a Linked Data Platform
that can be used, extended, and deployed easily by organizations who want to
publish Linked Data or to build custom applications on Linked Data.

Marmotta entered incubation December 3rd 2012.

The project is getting started in the incubator.  Mailing lists have been
created, and the project initial committers are getting ICLAs on file.

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

 None

Signed-off-by: andy, fchrist, nandana