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ODF Toolkit

19 Jul 2017

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

19 Apr 2017

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Get companies backing up the project as part of a commercial story, to
    get a long-term momentum
 2. Do recurrent releases - some semi-automation would be helpful - for the
    3rd party users

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

 How do we get people to test our release on the incubation list?

 A general issue of the project is that it 'just' a toolkit of an office
 file format, which in addition is far from leading the business market,
 so likely never being used by the mass market - a very niche product.

 Still, the toolkit seems to be working well for most common use cases, but
 is repeatedly updated by developers on changes of the ODF, like Red Hat
 developers enhancing the ODF validator as part of LibreOffice regression
 tests (e.g. out-of-the-box running on http://odf-validator.rhcloud.com/)
 most often quite ahead of one of the international ODF Plugfests -
 http://odfplugfest.org/2016-paris/programme/.

 There are some game-changing features in the pipeline (e.g.
 collaboration) which are expected to strengthen the acceptance and develop
 the community.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We received with Tom Barber a new active Mentor

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Update of documentation and bug fixing.
 Our release candidate is currently on a vote on the general incubator list.

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

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

Date of last release:

 2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2015-10-05 - Damjan Jovanovic for Committer/PPMC

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
    Comments:
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
    Comments:
 [X](odftoolkit) Tom Barber
    Comments:
      Svante is still pretty much the sole developer but there are people
      testing and voting on releases. We'll ship this release and figure out
      how best to market it once the IPMC signs off on the release.

15 Mar 2017

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Get companies backing up the project as part of a commercial story, to
    get a long-term momentum
 2. Do recurrent releases - some semi-automation would be helpful - for the
    3rd party users

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

 We have a lack of active mentors. Sam Ruby resigned due to switch of
 personal focus.  Mentors have not signed the past two reports, not answering
 on direct mail. Overworked?

 A general issue of the project is that it 'just' a toolkit of an office
 file format, which in addition is far from leading on the business market,
 so likely never being used by the mass market - a very niche product.

 Still the toolkit seems to be working well for most common use cases, but
 is repeatedly updated by developers on changes of the ODF, like Red Hat
 developers enhancing the ODF validator as part of LibreOffice regression
 tests (e.g. out-of-the-box running on http://odf-validator.rhcloud.com/)
 most often quite ahead of one of the international ODF Plugfests -
 http://odfplugfest.org/2016-paris/programme/.

 Since there are still some game changing features in the pipeline (e.g.
 collaboration) which are expected to strengthen the acceptance and develop
 the community but on the other hand the mentorship / infrastructure of the
 project could be better, a decision needs to be made on the future.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 A company stated their commitment to the ODF toolkit and works on
 contribution to the project.

 We are working on the next release including the fixes and planning a
 follow-up release adding new features.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Problem with Windows build bots were solved.

 Build tested with JDK 6 to 8 under Windows and Linux with JDK 8.

 Preparing a release after a long time to allow newcomers to rely on
 state-of-the-art features.

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

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

Date of last release:

 2013-06-22, just started one

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2015-10-05 - Damjan Jovanovic for Commiter/PPMC

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Rob Weir
    Comments:
 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
    Comments:
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
    Comments:
 [X](odftoolkit) Tom Barber
    Comments:

      Clearly the project has some operational issues, both in active PMC
      members and mentors.  I'll work with Svante on trying to setup regular
      releases and some marketing to try and attract new members and we'll
      see where we go from there.

IPMC/Shepherd notes

20 Jul 2016

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

  1. Attract more developers
  2. Have frequent releases
  3. Decide on possible ways to graduate

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

  Not enough developer time for a new release in the summer.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Patches were being provided.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Several patches had been reviewed and applied, a new release is ongoing to
  update the JDK version and embrace new libraries.

Date of last release:

  2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
  [X](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
  [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Nick Burch:
  Project is in a bit of a limbo state at the moment. Really needs another
  release soon, then depending on interest that gets, either find the project
  a home (eg POI or Commons), or give up...

20 Apr 2016

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Attract more developers
 2. Have frequent releases
 3. Decide on possible ways to graduate

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

 Not many developers are active currently.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Several patches have been added to JIRA by community members. Issues have
 been reported.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Several patches have been applied, a new release is planned.

Date of last release:

 2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [X](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Nick Burch (nick):

   Hopefully the new release will generate a little more interest. I'd
   suggest we wait a few more months to see the effect of that, before
   deciding on what to do with the podling (staying in the incubator for
   ever isn't an option!)

17 Feb 2016

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community.
 2. Develop a new release.
 3. Plan for future iterations.

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

 Still pretty quiet, but users are raising issues and new developers are
 submitting patches.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 There are a growing number of interested users and developers.
 We need to maintain their interest and plan for future enhancements.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 A number of tickets have been resolved and a new release is being
 prepared, aiming for mid year or earlier.  There are Java version issues
 to be addressed first.

Date of last release:

 2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [X](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Nick Burch (nick):

   It's a shame that the large amount of private work done can't be
   contributed back to the project, as that could've been a big help.  We
   are seeing activity again, and the work towards a release which could
   help grow interest.  More committers are needed, but no strong
   candidates are currently visible, so outreach work is needed. Despite
   these issues, the project certainly deserves another 3 months to see if
   they can turn the corner.

21 Oct 2015

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Rob Weir (robweir):

   No report submitted, though I did remind the PPMC.   I sense some "report
   fatigue" since they missed the July report deadline, submitted then in
   time for August, but lacked a mentor sign off, and then submitted again in
   September and did get sign off.

 Drew Farris (drew):

   Kudos to robweir activity as a mentor, however this project could use
   another mentor. Generally little traffic or activity.

 Nick Burch (nick):

   Project has recently added a committer, which is good, but otherwise the
   level of activity remains too low. I've heard rumours of development
   happening in private elsewhere, but unless that effort returns to the
   project and activity improves, I think we're going to have to look at
   admitting defeat and retiring the podling soon.

16 Sep 2015

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community
 2. Generate additional releases
 3. Encourage community engagement beyond Jira

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

 Lack of mentor sign-off on August 2015 report.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Received+applied patches from new contributor.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Most activity via Jira (12 active issues since May 2015)

Date of last release:

 2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
 [x](odftoolkit) Rob Weir

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament (johndament):

   The podling is not very active but is thriving.  There appears to be a
   tight community behind it.  It may help the podling to bring in some new
   mentors to keep things moving.  Potential new contributors have begun
   discussing on the mailing lists, so we'll see how they grow.

19 Aug 2015

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community
 2. Generate additional releases
 3.

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

 Very quiet.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No new committers. New tickets have been raised by interested users.


Date of last release:

 2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

20 May 2015

This report is a catch up from last month which we missed.

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community in terms of committers
 2. Have regular releases
 3. Decide if we would like to be a top level project or join an existing
    project, or move to the attic.

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

 Nothing new, very quiet. But we are not dead yet :-)

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No new committers, some minor activity re tickets in Jira

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The latest release has been added as a Maven artifact in response to a
 user request.

Date of last release:

 2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ipmc) Chris Mattmann

Shepherd Notes:

 Chris Mattmann:

   - perhaps think about joining Apache POI and/or Tika?

22 Apr 2015

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Justin Mclean (jmclean):

   Did not report. Low activity on the mailing list but code still being
   worked on, some discussion about graduation but community seems to be
   lacking motivation to do so. May need some help.

 Chris Mattmann:

   * report missing?

21 Jan 2015

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community in terms of committers
 2. Have regular releases
 3. Decide if we would like to be a top level project or join an existing
    project, or move to the attic.

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

 No new.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We have made a release but there has been little activity since then.

 We still need to attract more members and publicizing the project in the
 ODF.

 Our validator was used on the ODF Plugfest, ahead a patch was provided by
 a new contributor.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Update of ODF validator before the ODF Plugfest (London).

 There have been some user issues reported and responded to.

 ODF Toolkit part of presentation on the Apache Con Europe.

Date of last release:

 2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [x](odftoolkit) Rob Weir
 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Additional mentor comments (from robweir) here:
 http://s.apache.org/bUW


(Tim Chen)
It seems like the project is active in release and code (towards the low
activity side).  However the mailing list traffic and engagement has decreased
overtime and the dev list even with jira notifications is still very low
traffic.

19 Nov 2014

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

1. Grow the community in terms of committers
2. Have regular releases
3. Decide if we would like to be a top level project or join an existing
   project, or move to the attic.

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

  We've been discussing moving the project to the attic. What little
  discussion there has been on this was generally against the idea.
  Disussions are ongoing.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  We have made a release but there has been little activity since then.
  We need to attract more members and publicizing the project in the ODF
  Plugfest was suggested as a means of doing so.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  There have been some user issues reported and responded to.
  Some new problems reported, no fixes applied yet.

Date of last release:

  2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

  [x](odftoolkit) Rob Weir
  [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
  [x](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
  [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 There were talks on the list about retirement, due to lack of participation.
 It seems to have stirred up some new interest, so we'll need to continue to
 monitor.

20 Aug 2014

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

1. Grow the community in terms of committers
2. Have regular releases
3. Decide if we would like to be a top level project or join an existing
  project

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


How has the community developed since the last report?

 We issued a "call for volunteers" to our users list and got a good
 response: http://s.apache.org/4Vx

 Of course, it will be easier to grow the community if we can reliably
 conduct a release vote.

How has the project developed since the last report?

2014-06-02 - ODF Toolkit 0.6.1-incubating available

Date of last release:

  2014-06-02

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov
 [x](odftoolkit) Rob Weir

16 Apr 2014

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

1. Grow the community in terms of committers
2. Have regular releases
3. Decide if we would like to be a top level project or join an existing
  project

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

 We've been struggling to get 3 +1 IPMC votes for our latest release
 candidate.  We're stuck at two +1 votes.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We issued a "call for volunteers" to our users list and got a good
 response: http://s.apache.org/4Vx

 Of course, it will be easier to grow the community if we can reliably
 conduct a release vote.

How has the project developed since the last report?

We've been trying to get a release out since February 11th.

Date of last release:

  2013-06-22

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

15 Jan 2014

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community in terms of committers
 2. Have regular releases
 3. Decide if we would like to be a top level project or join an existing
    project

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

 -

How has the community developed since the last report?

 We received patches and issue reports from users, but no new developers.
 We're discussing on our dev list an initiative to take advantage of our
 next release to publicize the project and attract new developers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Minor issues have been fixed. We are also working on an adapter for the
 POI API that is not yet committed but will be soon. We are planning to
 have a release this month.

Date of last release:

 2013-06-22

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2012-10-29

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John Ament (johndament):

   ODF Toolkit has been incubating for a long time.  Activity on their list
   is in frequent, but active enough that it still is running.  Considering
   what the project is, I think the best resolution for this podling is to
   graduate as a sub project under something like OpenOffice or POI.

16 Oct 2013

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents.

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community, especially attracting new developers.
 2. Address issues of too much code development happening outside of
    Apache
 3. Hold an informal graduation readiness vote

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

 It has recently been pointed out that the project status page on the
 Incubator project site is out of date, we hope to update that shortly.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Higher feed-back from the users mailing list, but no new developers.

 Discussion has started, but without much conclusion, of whether we should
 aim for TLP status, or merge into an existing TLP with similar alignment,
 such as POI or OpenOffice.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Clear unnecessary dependency from the Clarizza project.

Date of last release:

 2013-06-22

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Not for a long while...

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [X](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd notes:

 Marvin Humphrey (marvin):

   Report not filed in time for shepherd review.

17 Jul 2013

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and manipulation of
OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community, especially attracting new developers.
 2. Hold an informal graduation readiness vote

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

How has the community developed since the last report?

 An uptick in activity related to our most-recent release, but no new developers.

 Discussion of whether we should aim for TLP status or merge into an existing
 TLP with similar alignment, such as POI or OpenOffice.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Succesful release of version 0.6

Date of last release:

 2013-06-22

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](odftoolkit) Sam Ruby
 [ ](odftoolkit) Nick Burch
 [ ](odftoolkit) Yegor Kozlov

Shepherd notes:

 adc: The report seems pretty accurate.

15 May 2013

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and
manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community, especially attracting new developers.
 2. Successfully complete another podling release.
 3. Hold an informal graduation readiness vote.

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?

No new committers added.

We stalled in our 0.6 release plans when our Release Manager left due
to changing work commitments.  A new Release Manager stepped forward
and we're currently voting on a new Release Candidate.

There has also been some discussion of whether we will ever become
large enough to sustain a TLP, and whether it would make more sense to
move the code into an existing TLP, e.g., OpenOffice or POI, both of
which are related technologies.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Completed development work for 0.6 release.  Along with the usual bug
fixes, enhancements in this release include:

* Added document encryption support
* Added metadata support
* Support for OpenDocument-v1.2
* Additional APIs for Simple API


Please check this [ ] when you have filled in the report for ODF Toolkit.

Signed-off-by:
Sam Ruby: [ ](odftoolkit)
Nick Burch: [ ](odftoolkit)
Yegor Kozlov: [ ](odftoolkit)


Shepherd notes:

17 Apr 2013

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and
manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1.
 2.
 3.

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


How has the community developed since the last report?

How has the project developed since the last report?

Please check this [ ] when you have filled in the report for ODF Toolkit.

Signed-off-by:
Sam Ruby: [ ](odftoolkit)
Nick Burch: [ ](odftoolkit)
Yegor Kozlov: [ ](odftoolkit)


Shepherd notes:

16 Jan 2013

Java modules that allow programmatic creation, scanning and
manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF) documents

ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.

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

 1. Grow the community, especially attracting new developers.

 2. Successfully complete another podling release.

 3. Hold an informal graduation readiness vote.

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 voted in two new committers/PPMC members.

- We had a presentation at ApacheConEU on the ODF Toolkit

How has the project developed since the last report?

- Working on next release. Code freeze was end of December. A mix of new
 features and bug fixes.

Signed-off-by:


Shepherd notes:

17 Oct 2012

The ODF Toolkit is a set of Java modules that allow programmatic creation,
scanning and manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF)
documents. Unlike other approaches which rely on runtime manipulation of
heavy-weight editors via an automation interface, the ODF Toolkit is
lightweight and ideal for server use.

ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.
Our last release was January 14th, 2012.

We voted in our most recent committer on September 27th, 2012.

Most important issues to address:

 Growing the community, especially attracting new developers. Generally
 we'd be pleased to attract 2 or 3 additional active committers, have
 another release, and then we think we'd be well-positioned for graduation.

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

 None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report:

 We successfully completed two GSoC projects. However neither led to longer
 term engagement with the project.

 We've seen an increase in incoming patches from users, and have a new
 active contributors.  One was just voted in as a Committer/PPMC member.

How has the project developed since the last report:

 Working on next release.

Signed-off-by: bmargulies

25 Jul 2012

The ODF Toolkit is a set of Java modules that allow programmatic creation,
scanning and manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF)
documents. Unlike other approaches which rely on runtime manipulation of
heavy-weight editors via an automation interface, the ODF Toolkit is
lightweight and ideal for server use.

ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.
Our last release was January 14th, 2012.
We voted in our most recent committer on November 16th, 2011.

Most important issues to address:

 Growing the community, especially attracting new developers

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

 None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report:

 - We are mentoring two GSoC students on ODF- Toolkit related projects

 - One of our leading developers has had a job change and is no longer
   involved with the project

 - Considering content-related track at ApacheCon, perhaps with other
   related projects like OpenOffice and POI

How has the project developed since the last report:

 Working on next release, to feature the new document encryption support

Signed off by mentor:
Shepherd: Ross Gardler

18 Apr 2012

The ODF Toolkit is a set of Java modules that allow programmatic creation,
scanning and manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF)
documents. Unlike other approaches which rely on runtime manipulation of
heavy-weight editors via an automation interface, the ODF Toolkit is
lightweight and ideal for server use.

ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.

Most important issues to address.

 - Growing the community, increasing diversity of committers

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of

 - None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report

 - We have two GSoC mentors and two proposals and are discussing these
   with students.
 - Most recent new committer was voted in November 16th, 2011

How has the project developed since the last report.

 - We did our first, successful podling release on January 12th
 - Researched new crypto reporting requirements in preparation for
   checking in encryption/digital signature support.
 - Working on next release, to feature the new crypto support, for later
   this Spring.

Signed off by mentor: nick

24 Jan 2012

The ODF Toolkit is a set of Java modules that allow programmatic creation,
scanning and manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF)
documents. Unlike other approaches which rely on runtime manipulation of
heavy-weight editors via an automation interface, the ODF Toolkit is
lightweight and ideal for server use.

* ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.

* Most important issues to address.
 1) Successful podling release.
 2) Growing the community, increasing diversity of committers


* Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of
 None at this time.

* How has the community developed since the last report
 We have a new committer: Oliver Rau.

* How has the project developed since the last report.
 1) With the help of mentor, Jenkins support for the build is ready.
 2) We are voting for the candidate (RC7) of the first release.

26 Oct 2011

The ODF Toolkit is a set of Java modules that allow programmatic creation,
scanning and manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF)
documents. Unlike other approaches which rely on runtime manipulation of
heavy-weight editors via an automation interface, the ODF Toolkit is
lightweight and ideal for server use.

* ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.

* Most important issues to address.
 1) Growing the community, increasing diversity of committers
 2) Technical migration from the ODF Toolkit Union to Apache
infrastructure, including code repository, website, bugzilla and wiki.
 5) Successful podling release.

* Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of
 None at this time.

* How has the community developed since the last report
 The mailing lists are ready now for 23 days.  We have 37 subscribers. We
invited the existing users to this new community and are trying to attract
more new people join us.  This should be easier once we have code in the
repository.

* How has the project developed since the last report.

Requests are in queue with Apache Infra for loading the code repository and
the issue tracker.   70% website and wiki migration work has been done.

21 Sep 2011

The ODF Toolkit is a set of Java modules that allow programmatic creation,
scanning and manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF)
documents. Unlike other approaches which rely on runtime manipulation of
heavy-weight editors via an automation interface, the ODF Toolkit is
lightweight and ideal for server use.

* ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.

* Most important issues to address.
 1) Growing the community, increasing diversity of committers
 2) Technical migration from the ODF Toolkit Union to Apache
infrastructure, including code repository, website, bugzilla and wiki.
 5) Successful podling release.

* Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of
 None at this time.

* How has the community developed since the last report
 The mailing lists are ready now for 23 days.  We have 37 subscribers. We
invited the existing users to this new community and are trying to attract
more new people join us.  This should be easier once we have code in the
repository.

* How has the project developed since the last report.

Requests are in queue with Apache Infra for loading the code repostiory and
the issue tracker.   70% website and wiki migration work has been done.

17 Aug 2011

The ODF Toolkit is a set of Java modules that allow programmatic creation,
scanning and manipulation of OpenDocument Format (ISO/IEC 26300 == ODF)
documents. Unlike other approaches which rely on runtime manipulation of
heavy-weight editors via an automation interface, the ODF Toolkit is
lightweight and ideal for server use.

* ODF Toolkit entered incubation on Aug 1st, 2011.

* Most important issues to address.
1) Moving the community from the ODF Toolkit Union to Apache and learning
the Apache Way
2) Growing the community, increasing diversity of committers
3) Grants for the transfer of existing code, documentation etc to Apache
4) Migration of existing things to Apache infrastructure, including code
repository, website, mailing list, bugzilla and wiki.
5) Successful podling release.

* Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of
None at this time.

* How has the community developed since the last report
Just getting started. After mailing lists are ready (INFRA-3809), we will
start to discuss migration and new release. At the same time, we will invite
the existing users to this new community and try to attract more new people
join us.

* How has the project developed since the last report.
None at this time. Just getting started.