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NLPCraft

19 May 2021

Apache NLPCraft is an open source library for adding natural language
Interface to modern applications. Apache NLPCraft has been incubating since
2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth & outreach.
 2. Get to the point with multiple release managers.
 3. Presenting the project at ApacheCon/ApacheAsia 2021.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 Project have several new contributors that we are expecting to formally join
 the project/ASF in the future. These are individuals outside of the original
 NLPCraft community. We are also getting number of offline contributions when
 it comes to ideas, documentation and website. We are working on promoting
 these contributions and inviting these individuals to be more active. We
 need, however, to get much better at the general project outreach via
 meetups, conferences, etc. Some of the conversations happen on Gitter.

 Project has 8 forks on the Github.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 Project produced 2 releases. Both releases were an interim, bug fix
 releases. So far, they were produced by the same release manager (Aaron
 Radzinski). The community is working on the major release 0.7.5 right now
 that should go GA in the April 2021 with significant changes and
 improvements (all of which are reflected in JIRA tickets for 0.7.5 version).
 At this point, the community does not have a formalized roadmap with many
 internal discussions happening on Slack channels. We are generally expecting
 to formalize the long-term roadmap towards 1.0.0 release with hopefully a
 larger community around the project.

 Community is actively working on 0.7.5 release that should be sent for a
 vote in the coming days.

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

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 NLPCraft 0.7.4 released on Jan 31, 2021.

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Aug, 2020 - Gleb Zernov (ifropc), committer.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 We have had some problems with getting attention from mentors - however this
 has been largely resolved as of now. We've also identified some of the
 communication inefficiencies that would help us to engage mentors better
 going forward.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 Yes, no issues to report.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Roman Shaposhnik Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Furkan Kamaci Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Evans Ye Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Paul King Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Konstantin I Boudnik Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Dave Fisher Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Justin Mclean: Can you please remove your old releases from the list release
 area.

21 Apr 2021

Apache NLPCraft is an open source library for adding natural language
Interface to modern applications. Apache NLPCraft has been incubating since
2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth & outreach.
 2. Multiple release managers.
 3. Presenting the project at ApacheCon 2021.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 No.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 Project have several new contributors that we are expecting to formally
 join the project/ASF in the future. These are individuals outside of the
 original NLPCraft community. We are also getting number of offline
 contributions when it comes to ideas, testing and website. We are working
 on promoting these contributions and inviting these individuals to be more
 active. We need, however, to get much better at the general project
 outreach via meetups, conferences, etc.

 Project has 8 forks on the Github.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Project produced 2 releases. Both releases were an interim, bug fix
 releases. So far, they were produced by the same release manager (Aaron
 Radzinski). The community is working on the major release 0.7.5 right now
 that should go GA in the April 2021 with significant changes and
 improvements (all of which are relfected in JIRA tickets for 0.7.5
 version). At this point, the community does not have a formalized roadmap
 with many internal discussions happening on Slack channels. We are
 generally expecting to formalize the long-term roadmap towards 1.0.0
 release with hopefully a larger community around the project.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:
 NLPCraft 0.7.4 released on Jan 31, 2021.

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 Aug, 2020 - Gleb Zernov (ifropc), committer.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 We have some problems with getting attention from mentors. Release voting
 can go for weeks without attention from mentors that is slowing down the
 progress on the project. However, the mentors' participation has improved
 lately. We've also identified some of the communication inefficiencies that
 would help us to engage mentors better going forward.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 Yes, no issues to report.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Roman Shaposhnik
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Furkan Kamaci
    Comments:  Thanks for giving so much time to this month's report.
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Evans Ye
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Paul King
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Konstantin I Boudnik
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Dave Fisher
    Comments:  Thanks for the more detailed report.

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

17 Mar 2021

A Java API for NLU applications

NLPCraft has been incubating since 2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth.
 2.
 3.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 No.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 Project have several new contributors that we are expecting to formally
 join the project/ASF in the future.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Project produced 2 releases.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 Jan 31, 2021.

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 Aug, 2020.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 We have some problems with getting attention from mentors. Release voting
 can go for weeks without attention from mentors that is slowing down the
 progress on the project.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 Yes, no issues.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Roman Shaposhnik
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Furkan Kamaci
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Evans Ye
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Paul King
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Konstantin I Boudnik
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Dave Fisher - I am rejoining NLPCraft as a Mentor.

 Justin Mclean - This report down't contain the needed detail the IPMC
 expects and the project will be asked to report next month.
 I suggest you ask your mentors if they can put in the time to mentor
 this project and if not, they should consider stepping down as mentors.

18 Nov 2020

A Java API for NLU applications

NLPCraft has been incubating since 2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Community growth both developer and users.
 2.
 3.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 None.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 No changes.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Project has significant progress in terms of developing its roadmap.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:
 2020-10-29

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 2020-05-24

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 no issues to report.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 no issues to report.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Roman Shaposhnik
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Furkan Kamaci
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Evans Ye
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Paul King
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Konstantin I Boudnik
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Dave Fisher - the report is somewhat sparse, but I know the project is
 active

16 Sep 2020

A Java API for NLU applications

NLPCraft has been incubating since 2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:
 This list is unchaged from the previous report:
 1.Stable release process for all sub-projects involved.
 2.Community growth.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 None.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 We have 1 new community member.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 We are still in the midst of development of 0.7.0 release that should
 address all remaining licensing issues.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:
 2020-07-19

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 2020-05-24

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 Yes, no issues to report.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 Yes, no issues to report.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Roman Shaposhnik
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Furkan Kamaci
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Evans Ye
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Paul King
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Konstantin I Boudnik
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

17 Jun 2020

A Java API for NLU applications

NLPCraft has been incubating since 2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Stable release process for all sub-projects involved.
 2. Community growth.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 None.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 We've got a new committer joined the project:
 - Gleb Ifropc

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 - Working through release process for the Java Client sub-project.
 - In release vote for the NLPCraft 0.6.0 that contains number of
 improvement and new features.
 - Significant updates to the documentation on https://nlpcraft.apache.org

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:
 2020-04-29

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 2020-05-24

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 Core group of mentors is active and involved.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 No issues.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (nlpcraft) Furkan Kamaci
    Comments:
 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Evans Ye
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Paul King
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) David Fisher
    Comments:  A good start with discussions occurring on the dev list.
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Konstantin I Boudnik
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 May 2020

Apache NLPCraft is an open source library for adding natural language
Interface to any applications.
NLPCraft has been incubating since 2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Developer and eventually user community growth. Project is in its
 infancy so there's a long road ahead on this front.
 2. Establish the timely release cadence on three main project (nlpcraft,
 java-client, nlpcraft-web).
 3. Fully converting development process into Apache Way.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 None.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 Not changed since the last report. Project has released its first
 official
 ASF release and the website on April 29, 2020. We are expecting this to
 help in community growth.

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 Project has releases its first official ASF release and the website on
 April 29, 2020.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [X] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [X] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:
 Apache NLPCraft v0.5.0 on 2020-04-29

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 No new committers have been added since project incubation on 2020-02-13.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 Mentors have been helpful and responsive. However, some of the mentors
 don't participate at all. It hasn't affected the project in a material
 way since the participated mentors have been active and helpful.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 No trademark/branding issues at this point.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [ ] (nlpcraft) Roman Shaposhnik
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Furkan Kamaci
    Comments: Project is going well even it is a new incubator project
    from my perspective as a mentor.
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Evans Ye
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Paul King
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) David Fisher
    Comments:
 - [X] (nlpcraft) Konstantin I Boudnik
    Comments: Project has quickly jumped on the first release and did it
    pretty much right from the get go!

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

15 Apr 2020

A Java API to convert natural language into actions.

NLPCraft has been incubating since 2020-02-13.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:
 1. Finish migration to Apache process. DONE
 2. Grow an active and healthy community around Apache NLPCraft product.
 ONGOING
 3. Have a stable release schedule and 3 successful product releases.
 ONGOING

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 No open issues to make IPMC/ASF board aware of.

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

 No community development as we are in the midst of infra migration trying
 to get the 1st ASF release out.

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

In the first 30 days the project has developed in the following ways:
 - Project infra bootstrap is complete.
 - All three repos have been migrated to ASF infra.
 - GitHub Issues have been migrated to ASF JIRA.
 - All ICLAs have been filed.
 - All new committers accounts are created
 - All code migration is completed & all work on the project is happening
   on ASF infra & using ASF way.
 - NLPCraft 0.5.0 release voting is underway.

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [ ] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 N/A

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2020-02-13

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Yes, mentors have been responsive and helpful as usual

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (wave) Dave Fisher
   Comments:
 - [X] (evansye) Evans Ye
   Comments:
 - [X] (kamaci) Furkan Kamaci
   Comments:
 - [X] (cos) Konstantin I Boudnik
   Comments:
 - [X] (paulk) Paul King
   Comments:
 - [ ] (rvs) Roman Shaposhnik