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MetaModel

16 Aug 2017 [Kasper Sørensen / Phil]

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

17 May 2017 [Kasper Sørensen / Shane]

## Description:
   Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata and
   querying of different types of data sources.

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

## Activity:
 - Initiative started (recent week or so) to get an early version of MetaModel
   5.0 out.
 - Activity on the main @dev mailing list remains lower than it was a few
   reporting cycles ago.

## Health report:
 - The low activity is still a bit concerning. The project has certainly slowed
   down and the work to make a 5.0 release seems to have lost momentum. As a
   reaction to this there is a proposal (from myself) to release it with less
   enhancements than what was sketched in JIRA, but enough to maybe spark the
   project into life a bit.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Dennis Du Krøger on Mon Sep 05 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Dennis Du Krøger at Thu Oct 15 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 4.6.0 on Fri Feb 03 2017

## Mailing list activity:

 - As can be seen from the stats below, the trend doesn't look good and it seems
   that several core community members are spending less time on the project now
   than previously.

 - dev@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 78 subscribers (down -3 in the last 3 months):
    - 20 emails sent to list (79 in previous quarter)

 - issues@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 7 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months)

 - user@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 16 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 0 emails sent to list (3 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

27 Feb 2017 [Kasper Sørensen / Marvin]

## Description:
   Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata and
   querying of different types of data sources.

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

## Activity:
 - Apache MetaModel 4.6.0 released.
 - Activity on the main @dev mailing list is down from 148 emails sent to just 78.
 - A new @users mailing list has emerged, but not with a lot of activity in it.

## Health report:
 - The slowdown in activity is a bit worrying. It would seem that we are not
   attracting a lot of new community members and/or not doing a great job of
   promoting Apache MetaModel.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Dennis Du Krøger on Mon Sep 05 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Dennis Du Krøger at Thu Oct 15 2015

## Releases:

 - 4.5.5 was released on Wed Nov 16 2016
 - 4.6.0 was released on Fri Feb 03 2017

## JIRA activity:

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

16 Nov 2016 [Kasper Sørensen / Brett]

## Description:
   Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata and
   querying of different types of data sources.

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

## Activity:
 - No major events recently, but bug reports, fixes and minor
 feature improvements appear steadily.

## Health report:
 - We see a bit less activity than usual from the "usuals" in the
   metamodel community. But external JIRA reports etc. seem to have
   picked up.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - Dennis Du Krøger was added to the PMC on Mon Sep 05 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Dennis Du Krøger at Thu Oct 15 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 4.5.4 on Wed Aug 03 2016

## JIRA activity:

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

17 Aug 2016 [Kasper Sørensen / Jim]

## Description:

Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata
and querying of different types of data sources.

## Issues:

 - there are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 - A new (confluence) wiki is being set up to replace the current
   MoinMoin wiki.
 - A new SPI-based API have been added to MetaModel, making it possible to
   dynamically add new modules. We believe this approach makes integration
   with other projects such as Apache Calcite (and thereby also e.g.
   Apache Drill) much easier (see CALCITE-1304).

## Health report:

 - The 4.x releases occur at a steady pace, growing maturity.
 - The community does not seem to grow very much, but supporters are loyal. It
   is my impression that we lag behind on “marketing” activities to make the
   project more known.
 - The future 5.x release is ambitious in trying to broaden MetaModel’s scope
   by adding a RESTful HTTP API on top of the existing Java API.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 10 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Ankit Kumar on Tue Nov 18 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Dennis Du Krøger at Thu Oct 15 2015

## Releases:

 - 4.5.3 was released on Thu May 19 2016
 - 4.5.4 was released on Fri Aug 04 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - We have added new mailing lists @issues and @user, but these have not
   yet been taken into good use.

 - dev@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 77 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 1368 emails sent to list, a lot of which was SPAM from the
      JIRA SPAM incidents (226 in previous quarter)

 - issues@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 5 subscribers (up 5 in the last 3 months)

 - user@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 10 subscribers (up 10 in the last 3 months)


## JIRA activity:

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

18 May 2016 [Kasper Sørensen / Jim]

## Description:

Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata
and querying of different types of data sources.

## Issues:

 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 - Bugfixes and minor improvements are being worked on.
 - There is also a 5.0 branch being set up, focusing on major
improvements with breaking changes and leveraging Java 8 APIs.

## Health report:

 - The project seems healthy enough, although it's in a bit of a slow
period. Supporters are still active but there’s not a lot of big
developments going on.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 10 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Ankit Kumar on Tue Nov 18 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Dennis Du Krøger at Thu Oct 15 2015

## Releases:

 - 4.5.1 was released on Thu Feb 11 2016
 - 4.5.2 was released on Mon Mar 21 2016

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 74 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 227 emails sent to list (486 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

17 Feb 2016 [Kasper Sørensen / Sam]

## Description:
   Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata and
   querying of different types of data sources.

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

## Activity:
 - Initial work being done on MetaModel 5.0 which involves upgrading to
   Java 8and supporting the new language features and JDK.
 - Discussions are going on about whether we should update our logo and
   general look'n'feel of the Apache MetaModel "brand".

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 10 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Ankit Kumar on Wed Nov 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Dennis Du Krøger at Thu Oct 15 2015

## Releases:

 - 4.5.0 was released on Thu Dec 17 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 69 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
    - 510 emails sent to list (582 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

18 Nov 2015 [Kasper Sørensen / Greg]

## Description:
   Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata and
   querying of different types of data sources.

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

## Activity:
 - To increase visibility two PMC members have represented Apache MetaModel at
   conferences recently: Apache Big Data EU and Big Data Spain.
 - Current development efforts on adding new modules for Neo4j, ElasticSearch
   via REST protocol and a new MongoDB 3.x API.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 10 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Henry Saputra on Wed Nov 19 2014

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 11 committers.
 - Dennis Du Krøger was added as a committer on Thu Oct 15 2015

## Releases:

 - 4.4.1 was released on Fri Oct 30 2015
 - 4.4.0 was released on Mon Oct 12 2015
 - 4.3.6 was released on Sun Aug 16 2015
 - 4.4.0-RC1 was released on Mon Aug 31 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 64 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 574 emails sent to list (414 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

19 Aug 2015 [Kasper Sørensen / David]

Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata and
querying of different types of data sources.

## Activity:
- Working on making 2 releases, 4.3.4 and 4.3.5
- The community continues to be quite active and contributing in several
modules: MongoDB, Cassandra, JDBC and ElasticSearch.
- Brand new hadoop module included in the latest release
- The team was also involved in bug fixing tasks and improve integration
tests.
- Kasper Sorensen, VP of MetaModel, will be talking about the project at
Apache BigData Europe conference.

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

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

- Currently 10 committers and 10 LDAP committee group members.
- No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
- Last LDAP committee group addition was Henry Saputra at Thu Nov 27 2014
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Henry Saputra at Thu Nov 27 2014

## Releases:

- 4.3.4 was released on Sun May 24 2015
- 4.3.5 was released on Tue Jun 23 2015

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@metamodel.apache.org:
 - 61 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
 - 419 emails sent to list (430 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

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

20 May 2015 [Kasper Sørensen / Chris]

## Description:
   Providing a common interface for discovery, exploration of metadata and
   querying of different types of data sources.

## Activity:
 - Several minor bugfix patches are being working on at the moment.
 - A larger new module to add Apache Solr connectivity is also
   being reviewed and refined.
 - We invited Hosur Narahari to become a committer but he has not
   yet filed the ICLA.

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

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 10 committers and 10 PMC members in the project.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Henry Saputra at Thu Nov 27 2014
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committers added: 2014-10-14 (Alberto Rodriguez)

## Releases:
 - 4.3.2 was released on Wed Mar 11 2015
 - 4.3.3 was released on Thu Apr 16 2015

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@metamodel.apache.org:
    - 65 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 469 emails sent to list (419 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 28 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 15 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Feb 2015 [Kasper Sørensen / Ross]

Apache MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a
common interface for exploration and querying of different
types of datastores.

Releases:
 * December 12th, 2014: MetaModel 4.3.1

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: 2014-10-14 (Alberto Rodriguez)
 * Last PMC members added: 2014-11-20 (When the project graduated)
 * Mailing list activity for last 3 months: 300 messages
 * Mailing list subscribers: 58
 * Commits the last 3 months: 26

Activity:
 * Discussions are starting about new connectors: Solr, Hive
 * Discussions on building a JDBC interface for MetaModel
 * No important activity at the moment

21 Jan 2015 [Kasper Sørensen / Rich]

Apache MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a
common interface for exploration and querying of different
types of datastores.

Releases:
 * December 12th, 2014: MetaModel 4.3.1

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: 2014-10-14 (Alberto Rodriguez)
 * Last PMC members added: 2014-11-20 (When the project graduated)
 * Mailing list activity for last 3 months: 412 messages
 * Mailing list subscribers: 57
 * Commits the last 3 months: 41

Activity:
 * The TLP infrastructure is properly in place now.
 * A press release about the TLP graduation was published on the
   Apache Blog. The community showed good cooperation to work with
   Apache press on this.
 * In mid-december we made our first release as a TLP with
   the 4.3.1 release.
 * Since then it has been quiet. Mostly a few issues with
   the TLP website was addressed and the community hasn't had
   any big topics to discuss yet in 2015.
 * The website was slightly redesigned and made mobile friendly.

17 Dec 2014 [Kasper Sørensen / Sam]

Apache MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a
common interface for exploration and querying of different
types of datastores.

Releases:
 * November 24th, 2014: MetaModel 4.3.0-incubating

Statistics:
 * Last committers added: 2014-10-14 (Alberto Rodriguez)
 * Last PMC members added: 2014-11-20 (When the project graduated)
 * Mailing list activity for last 3 months: 426 messages
 * Mailing list subscribers: 55
 * Commits the last 3 months: 51

Activity:
 * October and November was active months with increased
   commits, a release and graduation from Apache Incubator.
 * We are finishing the process of migrating from Incubator
   infrastructure to TLP infrastructure.
 * Website, Mailing List, Git repository has been migrated
   to TLP namespace.
 * The website was updated with a "news" section and an
   updated splash image.
 * Working with Apache press team to make press release
   about our graduation.
 * There is an experimental module/connector for Neo4j in
   the works, initiated by Tomasz Guzialek.

19 Nov 2014

Establish the Apache MetaModel 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 data access framework, providing a
 common interface for exploration and querying of different types
 of datastores.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache MetaModel Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to data access framework, providing a common interface
 for exploration and querying of different types of datastores;
 and be it further

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

  * Alberto Rodriguez <ardlema@apache.org>
  * Ankit Kumar <ankitkumar2711@apache.org>
  * Arvind Prabhakar <arvind@apache.org>
  * Henry Saputra <hsaputra@apache.org>
  * Juan Jose van der Linden <delostilos@apache.org>
  * Kasper Sørensen <kaspersor@apache.org>
  * Matt Franklin <mfranklin@apache.org>
  * Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>
  * Sameer Arora <sarora@apache.org>
  * Tomasz Guzialek <tomaszguzialek@apache.org>

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

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

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

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

15 Oct 2014

MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

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

 1. More contributors and committers to increase diversity of the community
 2. More releases under ASF
 3. Connect with other projects from Apache's ecosystem such as Apache Gora,
    Apache Flink

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 A few new people have started to work actively on the mailing list
 and contributing patches and new features.

 One of the new contributors, Alberto Rodriguez, had added new module to
 connect to ElasticSearch.

 Updated ASF incubator page to reflect current state.

 Updated MetaModel website to contain link on how to contribute.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Apache MetaModel 4.2.0-incubating was released on July 28, 2014.

 We are near of proposing to have new committer.

 Mailing list activity since last report:

   @dev via http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-metamodel-dev/
     September 137 messages
     August 28 messages
     July 109 messages

     51 members

   @commits via http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-metamodel-commits
     September 26 messages
     August 2014Thread 3 messages
     July 2014Thread 47 messages

Date of last release:

 July 28, 2014

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 June 30, 2014


Signed-off-by:

 [X](metamodel) Henry Saputra
 [X](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
 [ ](metamodel) Matt Franklin
 [X](metamodel) Noah Slater

16 Jul 2014

MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

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

 1. More contributors to increase diversity of the community
 2. Finalize 4.1 release to demonstrate new functionality and evolution
within Apache
 3. Connect with other projects from Apache's ecosystem such as HBase,
Phoenix, Cassandra, Optiq

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 A few new people have started to work actively on the mailing list.
 It is still a small community, and growth is needed.
 On the positive side we do see certain new individuals starting to
 contribute continuously to the project.

 We have been working on blogging, tweeting etc. to create more out-going
 communication about MetaModel.
 We feel that more of such activity is needed.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Apache MetaModel 4.1.0-incubating was released on Jan 21.
 This time with a new release engineer, which meant that the release
 instructions were re-iterated and updated.

 Communication on mailing list is improving and we see more diversity
 of requests.
 For instance, connectivity to Hadoop and HBase was previously not very
 active but now it's is taking a good share of the focus.

Date of last release:

 May 12th

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 June 2013 (but a new committer is being invited just now)


Signed-off-by:

 [X](metamodel) Henry Saputra
 [X](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
 [ ](metamodel) Matt Franklin
 [X](metamodel) Noah Slater

16 Apr 2014

MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

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

 1. Finalize 4.1 release to demonstrate new functionality and evolution
    within Apache
 2. More contributors to increase diversity of the community
 3. Determine approach to technical documentation across different software
    versions

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We finished our first release and are seeing some initial interest from
 users. Mostly there are interactions to add new features or connectivity
 to new types of datastores.  For instance, it has been proposed to look
 into building connectivity to semantic web technologies, iRods, Apache
 Phoenix - and within the contributors group there has been some focus on
 adding HBase and Cassandra support.

 Discussions about community by-laws are not very active at this point. It
 does not seem to be top-of-mind for most community members, and also
 shepherd/mentor notes from January 2014 indicate that this is not
 important right now.

 We're improving on the point of registering JIRA issues and running
 patches through the review board. By now this is the approach taken every
 time, unless a commit is found to be very trivial.

 Still the core group of developers seems a bit small, but by focusing on
 broader connectivity and keeping the releases coming, we think we can
 attract a larger community to the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Apache MetaModel 4.0.0-incubating was released on Jan 21.

 We are working on new features for a 4.1 version. The 4.1 version will
 represent the point in time where Apache MetaModel starts to show
 significant new functionality when compared to the old eobjects.org
 MetaModel project.

 A new module for providing easy Spring framework integration has been
 implemented.

 Finishing touches are being made to a new module for connecting to Apache
 HBase.

 Various API changes are being planned and discussed.

 Many bugfixes and performance improvements has been implemented.

Date of last release:

 Jan 21, 2014

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 June 2013

Signed-off-by:

 [X](metamodel) Henry Saputra
 [X](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
 [X](metamodel) Matt Franklin
 [X](metamodel) Noah Slater

15 Jan 2014

MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

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

 1. More contributors to increase diversity of the community
 2. Make first release under ASF umbrella
 3. Set better guidelines for procedures by setting community by-laws

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We're working on making the first release under the Apache umbrella
 available. A first release candidate was rejected in the vote for
 technical reasons, but these where fixed by the second release candidate
 and a few JIRA entries to improve build-time validation.

 Various requests and questions are coming in through the dev mailing list.
 We believe this activity will further accelerate when our first release is
 available.

 We've been drafting a set of community by-laws, but open questions and
 discussions are still not settled, so this is only work-in-progress.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We've implemented various performance and concurrency related improvements
 to the working of MetaModel.

 Test suites have been improved to work properly on different locales,
 operating systems etc.

 Many minor changes to build configuration, license files etc., as a result
 of working towards a release.

Date of last release:

 None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 June 2013

Signed-off-by:

 [X](metamodel) Henry Saputra
 [X](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
 [ ](metamodel) Matt Franklin
 [ ](metamodel) Noah Slater

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Roman Shaposhnik (rvs):

   In general project seem to be on the right track with a healthy amount
   of community interaction happening over the mailing list and a strong
   desire to do a release. Two issues have caught my attention though:

   1. I am not quite sure what motivated a strong drive towards having
      by-laws this early in the game. In my experience the focus on by-laws
      can, at times, put a damping factor on community growth. IOW, what
      I've seen in the past is that communities try to come up with by-laws
      when the usual process of consensus building starts to fail. Nothing
      actionable here for the project -- just keep this in mind.
   2. The JIRA feels a bit empty for the project that has been developing
      for more than 6 month (grand total of 33 issues). At the same time
      the number of commits in the Git repo is on par with the development
      pace. What it tells me is that there's no strong correlation between
      JIRAs and commits. This raises a red flag of whether all of the
      changes that are committed get a proper community vetting before they
      go in.  I couldn't find any traces of the review requests either:
        https://reviews.apache.org/groups/metamodel/
      This in my opinion is a pretty big concern for the project.

16 Oct 2013

MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

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

  1. More contributors to increase diversity of the community
  2. Make first release under ASF umbrella
  3. Looking forward to setup CI builds under ASF infra

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Ankit Kumar has taken the role of being release engineer for our first
  ASF release.

  A draft for bylaws for the project has been added to the wiki, we are
  discussing and finalizing the details.

  We are still not seeing a lot of involvement from new contributors, but
  expect that a release will give us more users and thus involvement from
  more newcomers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  The primary focus has been on making our first release under ASF
  umbrella.  The work is coming along well and we have a practical TODO
  list of less than 5 points now.

Date of last release:

  None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 June 2013

Signed-off-by:

  [X](metamodel) Henry Saputra
  [X](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
  [X](metamodel) Matt Franklin
  [ ](metamodel) Noah Slater

Shepherd notes:

18 Sep 2013

MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

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

 1. More contributors to increase diversity of the community
 2. Make first release under ASF umbrella
 3. Looking forward to setup CI builds under ASF infra

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We have new contributions for JIRAs and lively discussions on dev list
 about technical implementations.

 @dev list has 26 members

How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. We have merge mostly all issues from MetaModel old JIRA to ASF JIRAs
    that we want to solve for MetaModel.
 2. We have removed the component of the software that require incompatible
    license with ASF 2.0 license (Microsoft Access module)
 3. We have started discussion about first release under ASF.
 4. We have updated the website (http://metamodel.incubator.apache.org) to
    adhere to ASF Incubator guidelines.

Date of last release:

 None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 June 2013

Signed-off-by:

 [x](metamodel) Henry Saputra
 [x](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
 [ ](metamodel) Matt Franklin
 [ ](metamodel) Noah Slater

21 Aug 2013

MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

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

 1. Roadmapping of our first Apache MetaModel release. Since the namespace
    change is going to break backwards compatibility of the project anyway, a
    couple of "old but breaking ideas" needs to be accepted or rejected.
 2. Bring more diverse committers and contributors to the project.
 3. We will probably be having several third party modules for MetaModel,
    because of (L)GPL dependencies. We want to figure out a good way to make
    this understandable for users (through website or similar means).

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 The pending INFRA work was finished in end-july, and we are starting to take
 it into use.

 We've decided to go for a Review-Then-Commit policy. We will allow lazy
 consensus after 3 days and a minimum of one +1 vote.

 There are currently no concrete plans for a release. We have some
 discussions and proposals of features on the mailing list which we want to
 settle on first.

 Since incubation we have not made any new appointments for either committer
 or PMC member.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The code has been moved from eobjects.org to Apache's Git server
 (https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-metamodel.git). 5
 bugfixes from the base release 3.4.4 was applied to our codebase as well.

 The namespace of the project has been changed to org.apache.metamodel
 (previously org.eobjects.metamodel). To aid migration, we've also
 implemented a helping facility for deserializing objects of the old
 namespace into the new.

 A performance optimization for the CSV module has been proposed and applied.

 The project now has a website (http://metamodel.incubator.apache.org/). The
 website is meant mostly as an 'appetizer', and we're planning to put
 lengthier pieces of information onto our wiki
 (http://wiki.apache.org/metamodel/), and if needed link to those from the
 website. Some initial content has been put on the wiki as well.

 The project contains a Microsoft Access module, which depends on the LGPL
 licensed Jackcess library. We are looking for a replacement dependency or to
 remove the module from the project.

Date of last release:

 None

Signed-off-by:

 [x](metamodel) Henry Saputra
 [x](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
 [x](metamodel) Matt Franklin
 [ ](metamodel) Noah Slater

Shepherd notes:

 The podling is off to a good start (Dave Fisher - wave@)

17 Jul 2013

MetaModel is a data access framework, providing a common interface for
exploration and querying of different types of datastores.

MetaModel has been incubating since 2013-06-12.

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

 1. Complete INFRA setup to move the code to ASF git repository (pending
    INFRA action): https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6404
 2. Redirect MetaModel website to Apache one once available.
 3. Bring more diverse committers and contributors to the project.

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

 NO

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We have moved the community discussions to
 dev@metamodel.incubator.apache.org to have more open and engaging
 discussions.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Since the Incubator accepted MetaModel, there's obviously been a lot of
 attention around the project.

 The tech lead for the project, Kasper, had posted some mentionings on
 TheServerSide.com and is putting the final touches on an article for
 InfoQ.com as well (expected published later this week).

 The base code has cut another release
 (http://eobjects.org/trac/query?milestone=MetaModel+3.4.4)

 We are still waiting for INFRA work
 (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-6404) to move the code to ASF
 git repo.

Date of last release:

 None.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](metamodel) Henry Saputra
 [x](metamodel) Arvind Prabhakar
 [x](metamodel) Matt Franklin
 [x](metamodel) Noah Slater

Shepherd notes: