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OFBiz

21 Jun 2017 [Jacopo Cappellato / Rich]

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15 Mar 2017 [Jacopo Cappellato / Bertrand]

## Description:

Apache OFBiz is an open source enterprise automation software project

## Issues:

there are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 - the project made a major design change by splitting OFBiz into two
   products: OFBiz framework and plugins. The two products are placed in two
   repositories with the intention of having different releases and support
   cycles for each. The purpose of this change is to reduce the complexity of
   the core product by providing a uniform extension mechanism through
   plugins. This allows for more functionality without the need for a
   monolithic code-base. More details can be found in this thread [1]
 - new features, improvements and bug fixes have been contributed and
   integrated into the official code base
 - refactoring and stabilization of source code repository is ongoing
 - the activity in the mailing list, official blog [2] and Twitter account [3]
   is steady with a monthly blog post and frequent tweets
 - the PMC has defined and published a policy to govern and limit marketing
   messages operated by third parties on the OFBiz lists [4]
 - the PMC is addressing specific trademark violations with good results;

## Health report:

the project is stable and active: users questions are answered in the
users list and proposals and design are discussed in the dev list; the PMC
is monitoring the community to identify potential committers and PMC members

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 19 PMC members.
 - Deepak Dixit was added to the PMC on Fri Feb 24 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 42 committers.
 - New committers:
   - Swapnil Shah was added as a committer on Mon Feb 13 2017
   - James Yong was added as a committer on Fri Mar 03 2017

## Releases:

 - Last release was 16.11.01 on Sun Nov 27 2016

## Mailing list activity:

mailing list traffic is relevant as usual

 - user@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 933 subscribers (down -7 in the last 3 months):
    - 401 emails sent to list (188 in previous quarter)
 - dev@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 566 subscribers (down -5 in the last 3 months):
    - 775 emails sent to list (1048 in previous quarter)
 - notifications@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 80 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
    - 1562 emails sent to list (5718 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

## References

[1] https://s.apache.org/vp5e
[2] https://blogs.apache.org/ofbiz/
[3] https://twitter.com/ApacheOfbiz
[4] http://ofbiz.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#3rd-party-marketing

21 Dec 2016 [Jacopo Cappellato / Brett]

## Description:

Apache OFBiz is an open source enterprise automation software project.

## Issues:

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
 - The latest release 16.11.01, published on November, is an important
   milestone for the project: apart from a large number of features,
   enhancements and fixes, the release changes the build system (from Ant to
   Gradle), improves the dependency management configuration, provides some
   tools to manage integration and extensions; the community has dedicated
   this important release to the memory of OFBiz Committer and ex PMC member
   Adrian Crum, who passed away on 1st January 2016 and his loss is strongly
   felt.
 - The release has also resolved two security vulnerabilities, CVE-2016-6800
   and CVE-2016-4462, that have been announced after the release, completing
   the security handling workflow; there are no outstanding security
   vulnerability reports at the moment.
 - Several new features, improvements and bug fixes have been contributed and
   integrated into the official code base.
 - Interesting discussions about possible framework and user interface
   refactoring are ongoing in the dev list.
 - ApacheCon EU 2016 @ Seville: the event was a success for the OFBiz project
   with 5 OFBiz presentations and a series of informal meetups.
 - The activity in the official blog and Twitter accounts is steady with a
   monthly blog post and frequent tweets.
 - The PMC is working at improving the workflow to manage and implement
   trademark protection (a special thanks to Shane who is providing great
   advices); in parallel, the PMC is addressing specific trademark
   violations with good results: please refer to [*] for details.
 - The PMC is defining a policy to govern and limit marketing messages
   operated by third parties on the OFBiz lists.

## Health report:

This month the OFBiz project is celebrating 10 years at ASF! And after
10 years the project is still in an healthy and active phase characterized
by steady traffic in the mailing lists, good and friendly communication
and collaboration, several contributions for bug fixes and enhancements
committed by different committers and big ideas for the future.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 18 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Michael Brohl on Fri Sep 02 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 40 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Gregory Draperi at Mon Mar 07 2016

## Releases:

 - 16.11.01 was released on Sun Nov 27 2016

## Mailing list activity:

- dev@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 571 subscribers (up 21 in the last 3 months):
    - 1001 emails sent to list (7017 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 82 subscribers (up 22 in the last 3 months):
    - 5210 emails sent to list (1602 in previous quarter)

 - user@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 940 subscribers (up 22 in the last 3 months):
    - 205 emails sent to list (463 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 911 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 1002 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

## References

[*] https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/pmc/ofbiz/trademarks.txt

21 Sep 2016 [Jacopo Cappellato / Chris]

## Description:
Apache OFBiz is an open source enterprise automation software project

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

## Activity:
 - created a new mailing list ("notifications") for Jira change notifications
   that were previously going to the dev list, making it less readable
 - created a new mailing list ("security") to discuss security related topics
   that were previously discussed in the "private" list: in this way it will
   be easier to keep any design discussion out of the private list
 - created a new HipChat room, open to everyone, for casual conversations, for
   collaboration, mentoring or just to generally hang out
- completed the switch of the build system of OFBiz from Ant to Gradle; a key
   driver of the change was to remove external jar files from the source
   repository; in upcoming releases Gradle will automatically resolve
   dependencies and download the required jars
 - several new features, improvements and bug fixes have been contributed and
   integrated into the official code base
 - the activity in the official blog and Twitter accounts is steady with a
   monthly blog post and frequent tweets
 - the community has voted for a new project logo (that reflects now that
   OFBiz is a registered trademark)
 - the OFBiz project has requested to use the new Snoot analytics tool;
   interestingly, a recent Snoot factoid [*] shows that OFBiz mimics the
   average focus of all the ASF projects in terms of bugs/issues, code
   commits, dev discussions and interactions with users
 - a series of presentation proposals for ApacheCon EU 2016 have been
   submitted; several OFBiz community members are planning to attend the
   upcoming ApacheCon in Seville and to meet each other

[*] https://twitter.com/snoot_io/status/767063202123354112

## Health report:

the project is in an healthy phase characterized by steady traffic in the
mailing lists, good and friendly communication and collaboration, several
contributions for bug fixes and enhancements committed by different
committers; the PMC group is slowly but steadily growing and new potential
committers are in the PMC members' watchlists

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 18 PMC members.
 - New PMC members:
    - Michael Brohl was added to the PMC on Fri Sep 02 2016
    - Christian Geisert was added to the PMC on Mon Jun 20 2016
    - Taher Alkhateeb was added to the PMC on Fri Jun 10 2016

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 40 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Gregory Draperi at Mon Mar 07 2016

## Releases:
 - Last release was 12.04.06 on Mon Apr 04 2016

## Mailing list activity:
 - the number of subscribes is slowly growing and 60 people
 subscribed to the new "notifications" mailing list

 - user@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 917 subscribers (up 11 in the last 3 months):
    - 463 emails sent to list (461 in previous quarter)

 - dev@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 548 subscribers (up 7 in the last 3 months):
    - 7046 emails sent to list (4026 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 60 subscribers (up 60 in the last 3 months):
    - 1763 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 907 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 653 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

15 Jun 2016 [Jacopo Cappellato / Chris]

## Description:
 Apache OFBiz is an open source enterprise automation software project

## Issues:

 there are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:

 - a Community Day (days in which contributors virtually meet and work
   together at resolving as many tickets as possible) was held on Saturday
   19th March 2016: 15 Jira issues were worked on and 6 were closed
 - the next Community Day is planned for Saturday 18th June 2016
 - new features, improvements and bug fixes have been contributed and
   integrated into the official code base
 - we are working at a new version of our logo and at our website where we
   are planning to refactor most of the content and the layout
 - a committers survey was held; the results are published in (*)
 - some good progress has been made in the refactoring of the framework
   following an evolutionary step-by-step approach (**)
 - the activity in the official blog and Twitter accounts is steady
 - ApacheCon NA 2016: the OFBiz project has been represented by Sharan Foga,
   PMC member, that presented two talks, one about community consensus and
   one about OFBiz configuration
 - we have resolved all the CVEs that have been created in the last months
   and we have issued bug fix releases to address the vulnerabilities

## Health report:

 The project is in an healthy phase: the community is active and friendly,
 communication is happening in the mailing lists, in Jira, Confluence and
 on ad-hoc Skype groups.

 The committers group is growing; we are working at growing the PMC group as
 well

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 15 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Nicolas Malin on Mon Mar 23 2015

## Committer base changes:
- Currently 40 committers.
- Gregory Draperi was added as a committer on Mon Mar 07 2016

## Releases:
- 12.04.06 was released on Mon Apr 04 2016
- 13.07.03 was released on Mon Apr 04 2016

## Mailing list activity:
 mailing list activity has been steady (in terms of number of
 subscribers and number of emails) and similar to the ones
 in previous quarters

## JIRA activity:
 Jira activity is steady (with spikes during our community days)

## References:
 (*) https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/May+2016+-+Committers+Survey
(**) https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Re-Factor+To-Do+List

16 Mar 2016 [Jacopo Cappellato / Brett]

## Description:
 Apache OFBiz is an open source enterprise automation software project

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

## Activity:
 - new features, improvements and bug fixes have been contributed
 and integrated into the official code base
 - the community is active and friendly: there are discussions in the mailing
 lists, community days (days in which contributors virtually meet and
 work together at resolving as many tickets as possible) and activity
 in Jira and Confluence
 - the community is trying to define a roadmap for the refactoring
 of the framework following an evolutionary step-by-step approach;
 the framework represents a large portion of the OFBiz codebase and
 some parts of it are rather old and may benefit from a renewal/upgrade;
 since the framework is used by several applications, the
 community is trying to find a way to minimize the impact on them
 - the activity in the official blog and Twitter accounts is steady
 and we have started to publish some videos on our official youtube
 channel
 - also this year the OFBiz project will be represented at ApacheCon:
 in fact some OFBiz related presentations have been accepted
 - we have some pending CVEs that we have partially addressed and we
 are trying to finalize as soon as possible; for this reason we have
 delayed our release dates but we are trying to complete this work in
 the next few weeks
 - finally, the sad news that shook our community:
 on 1st January 2016, OFBiz Committer, former PMC member and friend
 Adrian Crum passed away. Adrian joined the OFBiz project
 during the incubation phase and in 2007 was invited to
 become a committer. Later that year Adrian joined the
 OFBiz PMC and participated until June 2014. Over the years
 Adrian contributed around 5,000 postings to the mailing lists,
 over 2,300 issues and comments to issues and over 2,000 commits.
 The project has setup a memorial page for the community to
 share their stories, and experiences of Adrian and the community
 has also decided to dedicate our next OFBiz release to him.

## Health report:
 the project seems to be in an healthy phase: medium traffic in the
 mailing lists, good and friendly communication and collaboration; the
 committers group is slowly growing; we are behind of our schedule on
 releases because we are slowly progressing at making our system more
 secure in its default configuration (once completed, this work will
 address the CVEs reported)

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 15 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Nicolas Malin on Mon Mar 23 2015

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 40 committers.
 - Gregory Draperi was added as a committer on Mon Mar 07 2016

## Releases:
 - Last release was 13.07.02 on Sat May 23 2015
 - late schedule, upcoming releases

## Mailing list activity:
 mailing list activity has been steady (in terms of number of
 subscribers and number of emails) and similar to the ones in
 previous quarters

## JIRA activity:
 - 165 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 142 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Dec 2015 [Jacopo Cappellato / Jim]

## Description:
   Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
   enterprise automation software project

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

## Activity:
 - a full day of OFBiz sessions was successfully held at ApacheCon Core
   EU, Budapest; we are now planning our presence at ApacheCon NA 2016
 - new components, features, improvements and bug fixes have been contributed
   and integrated into the official code base
 - we are organizing the third OFBiz Community Day, scheduled in December:
   the Community Days are virtual meeting where committers and contributors
   work together for one day to resolve as many Jira tickets as possible
 - the activity in the official blog and Twitter accounts is steady
 - we have delayed the publication of our releases in order to be able to
   complete the resolution of some issues being reported; we should be able
   to release before the end of the current year

## Health report:
 - the community is friendly and active, contributing new code, documentation
   and ideas for the growth of the project
 - the committers' group is slowly growing
 - besides code maintenance and programming, the community is successfully
   managing the website, documentation, blog and other official channels

## PMC changes:
 - Currently 15 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Nicolas Malin on Mon Mar 23 2015

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 39 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Wei Zhang was added as a committer on Mon Oct 05 2015
    - Gil Portenseigne was added as a committer on Fri Oct 02 2015

## Releases:
 - Last release was 13.07.02 on Sat May 23 2015

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 550 subscribers (up 8 in the last 3 months):
    - 2210 emails sent to list (1594 in previous quarter)
 - user@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 912 subscribers (down -3 in the last 3 months):
    - 535 emails sent to list (443 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 150 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 188 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Sep 2015 [Jacopo Cappellato / Bertrand]

## Description:
   Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
   enterprise automation software project

## Activity:
 - the second OFBiz Community Day has been successful with 24 Jira tickets
   resolved (in this day the community members work together remotely to fix
   as many bugs as possible)
 - the community is designing a new version of the project website, with
   improved, better organized and expanded content
 - the design of a better online help has been discussed
 - the activity in the official blog is steady, with monthly news summaries
 - the activity in the official Twitter account is steady and the number of
   subscribers is increasing
 - several new features, improvements and bug fixes have been contributed
 - the OFBiz project will have a full day of OFBiz sessions at ApacheCon Core
   EU, Budapest, featuring:
 -- State of Apache OFBiz - Jacopo Cappellato
 -- GrowERP-PAAS An Open Source Software Development Platform
     Including ERP Based on Apache OFBiz - Hans Bakker
 -- Enhance OFBiz CRM with Asterisk Call Center Integration - Youssef Khaye
 -- Build a Web Application in 40 minutes with Apache OFBiz - Gil Portsenseigne
 -- DevOps Environment for an OFBiz Agile Project - Nathan Boudou
 -- UX Design in OFBiz: How to Make it a Reality! - Julien Nicolas

## Health report:
 - After the big spike of invitations in the committer and PMC groups of the
   last quarter (+1 PMC member and +8 committers), in this quarter we have
   consolidated the group, helping the new members to get up to speed and
   comfortable with their new roles; the process is going smoothly so far
 - the community is friendly and active, contributing new code, documentation
   and ideas for the growth of the project

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


## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 37 committers and 15 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Last LDAP committee group addition was Nicolas Malin at Tue Mar 24 2015
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Julien Nicolas at Tue May 19 2015

## Releases:

 - Last release was 13.07.02 on Sat May 23 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - dev@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 542 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 1484 emails sent to list (3907 in previous quarter)

 - user@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 915 subscribers (up 12 in the last 3 months):
    - 441 emails sent to list (487 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

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

17 Jun 2015 [Jacopo Cappellato / Bertrand]

## Description:
Apache OFBiz is an open source product for the automation of
enterprise processes that includes framework components and business
applications for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),
Customer Relationship Management (CRM),
E-Business / E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management (SCM),
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP).

## Activity:
The first quarter of 2015 has been quite productive
for the OFBiz community; here are the highlights:
* we had a full day of OFBiz sessions at ApacheCon NA, Austin
* a new release was published
* 8 new committers and a PMC member were nominated
* several posts were published with the official Twitter account
 (@ApacheOfbiz) and in the official blog (blogs.apache.org/ofbiz/)
* the request to register the Apache OFBiz trademark was submitted
* interesting topics were discussed in the mailing lists including
  framework refactoring, adopting new build tools, moving to git,
  improving documentation

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

## PMC/Committership changes:
 - Currently 37 committers and 15 PMC members in the project.
 - Nicolas Malin was added to the PMC on Tue Mar 24 2015
 - New commmitters:
    - Deepak Dixit was added as a committer on Wed Mar 11 2015
    - Shi Jinghai was added as a committer on Mon May 18 2015
    - Michael Brohl was added as a committer on Mon May 18 2015
    - Arun Patidar was added as a committer on Mon May 18 2015
    - Christian Carlow was added as a committer on Mon May 18 2015
    - Divesh Dutta was added as a committer on Mon May 18 2015
    - Taher A. Alkhateeb was added as a committer on Mon May 18 2015
    - Julien Nicolas was added as a committer on Tue May 19 2015

## Releases:
 - 13.07.02 was released on Sat May 23 2015

## Mailing list activity:
 - dev@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 539 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 3861 emails sent to list (3924 in previous quarter)
 - user@ofbiz.apache.org:
    - 902 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
    - 486 emails sent to list (695 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
 - 330 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 197 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Mar 2015 [Jacopo Cappellato / Rich]

## Description:
Apache OFBiz is an open source product for the automation of
enterprise processes that includes framework components and business
applications for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),
Customer Relationship Management (CRM),
E-Business / E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management (SCM),
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP).

## Activity:
The community is healthy and active: users are supported in the mailing lists;
bug are reported and fixed; commits are steady and documentation is being
improved.
A full OFBiz track has been included in the schedule of the upcoming
ApacheCon North America 2015 in Austin: the six presentations will
cover a range of community, business and technical topics:
- State of Apache OFBiz - Jacopo Cappellato
- Why Large Companies Use Apache OFBiz Open Source ERP - Hans Bakker
- Can OFBiz Stand the Stringent Regulatory Requirements of Pharmaceutical
Manufacturing - Sakthivel Vellingiri
- Building Mobile Business Applications with Apache OFBiz - Ean Schuessler
- Using Docker for Development of Production Systems
Based on OfBiz - Adam Heath
- How To Avoid Common Mistakes In OFBiz Development - Adrian Crum

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

## PMC/Committership changes:
- Currently 29 committers and 14 PMC members in the project.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Sharan Foga at Mon Sep 22 2014
- 4 New commmitters:
- Mridul Pathak was added as a committer on Fri Jan 02 2015
- Chatree Srichart was added as a committer on Thu Jan 15 2015
- Gavin Mabie was added as a committer on Fri Jan 02 2015
- Pranay Pandey was added as a committer on Fri Dec 19 2014

## Releases:
- No new released have been issued since our last report
- Last release was 13.07.01 on Tue Oct 07 2014
- A new release branch (14.12) has been created and the community
is working at stabilizing it for future releases

## Mailing list activity:
- dev@ofbiz.apache.org:
- 537 subscribers (down -8 in the last 3 months):
- 3884 emails sent to list (2914 in previous quarter)

- user@ofbiz.apache.org:
- 900 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
- 681 emails sent to list (912 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
- 238 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 271 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Dec 2014 [Jacopo Cappellato / Jim]

Apache OFBiz is an open source product for the automation of
enterprise processes that includes framework components and business
applications for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),
Customer Relationship Management (CRM),
E-Business / E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management (SCM),
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP).

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
* Apache OFBiz 11.04.06 has been released in September 2014; this is
 the last release of the 11.04 series
* Apache OFBiz 12.04.05 has been released in September 2014
* Apache OFBiz 13.07.01 has been released in October 2014

*Community and Project*
* new committers: Nicolas Malin (nmalin) is a new committer since September 2014
* new PMC members: Sharan Foga (sharan), has been elected in the PMC
 in September 2014
* mailing list traffic and commit rates are steady with significant
 activity in the enhancement of documentation
* ApacheCon EU Budapest has been a successful event for the OFBiz
 project; six sessions have been presented covering a range of
 business and technical topics:
** "What Business Users See and Want" by Sharan Foga, PMC (Czech
   Republic)
** "Brewing with Apache OFBiz - A Case Study" by Pierre Smits,
   contributor (The Netherlands)
** "Introduction To A Groovy Based DSL For Apache OFBiz" by
   Jacopo Cappellato, PMC (Italy)
** "Gui Unit Test For Apache OFBiz" by Olivier Heintz,
   contributor (France)
** "Apache OFBiz Infra Task Automation For Deployment And Hosting" by
   Nicolas Malin, committer and Gil Portenseigne, contributor (France)
** "Introduction To A Recommender System For Apache OFBiz" by
   Anahita Goljahani, contributor (Italy)

*Infra/Legal*
We have no issues that require Board assistance.

17 Sep 2014 [Jacopo Cappellato / Rich]

Apache OFBiz is an open source product for the automation of
enterprise processes that includes framework components and business
applications for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),
Customer Relationship Management (CRM),
E-Business / E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management (SCM),
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP).

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
* Apache OFBiz 12.04.03 has been released in June 2014
* Apache OFBiz 11.04.05 has been released in August 2014
* Apache OFBiz 12.04.04 has been released in August 2014
* note that 11.04.05 and 12.04.04 have been released in order to fix a
 security vulnerability (CVE-2014-0232) that has been reported to the
 Apache Security Team; we have handled this security fix according to
 the security workflow; the process is now complete
* the stabilization of the latest release branch 13.07 is mostly complete; the
 release date has been postponed but we should get a new release before
 the end of 2014

*Community and Project*
* committers: Sharan Foga is a new committer since July 2014
* PMC members: no new PMC members; the last PMC member is
 Erwan de Ferrieres (erwan) invited in December 2009; Adrian Crum
 resigned from the PMC in June 2014
* the PMC is aware of the importance of working with the community in order to
 encourage new contributors and promote them to committers and PMC members;
 the PMC is now considering for invitation individuals that, even if they are
 not developers, are committed to the project, show a positive attitude and
 ability to work with the community; the new committer, Sharan Foga, is a
 good example of this new course because she is a consultant, project
 manager, technical writer and she is currently helping to improve the OFBiz
 documentation
* ApacheCon: a full OFBiz track has been included in the schedule at
 ApacheCon Europe 2014 in Budapest: the six presentations will cover a range of
 business and technical topics; the 6 speakers are from all over Europe (Czech
 Republic, France, Italy and The Netherlands).
* mailing list traffic and commit rates are steady

*Infra/Legal*
We have no issues that require Board assistance.

18 Jun 2014 [Jacopo Cappellato / Jim]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
* the stabilization of the latest release branch 13.07 is complete now;
the first release out of it (13.07.01), initially planned in February has
been delayed in order to give to the community enough time to enhance some
parts of the system (multi tenant support and other areas); now we are ready
to start a new vote that will happen after the completion of the
release processes (currently in progress) for the new bug fixes for 12.04
and 11.04 (see next items)
* the vote for the release of “Apache OFBiz 12.04.03” is in progress: this is
a scheduled bug fix release of the 12.04 branch and will be bundled with the
latest version of Tomcat (with fixes for the vulnerabilities announced by the
Tomcat community)
* we are also working to the release of “Apache OFBiz 11.04.05” in order to
bundle a fixed version of Tomcat; this release was initially scheduled
in July 2014 and it will be the latest release from the 11.04 branch

*Community and Project*
* no new committers or PMC members have been added in this quarter; the
last committer was Paul Foxworthy (paulfoxworthy), invited in
November 2012; the last PMC member was Erwan de Ferrieres (erwan),
invited in December 2009
* the PMC is aware of the importance of working with the community in order to
encourage new contributors and promote them to committers and PMC members;
however we still need some time to discuss and find together the best way to
implement the actions to make the PMC and committers group more dynamic; from
now on I will include a paragraph to the report with updates about this.
* mailing list traffic and commits are lower than in the past years but they
are still relevant

*Infra/Legal*
We have no issues that require Board assistance.

19 Mar 2014 [Jacopo Cappellato / Doug]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
* "Apache OFBiz 11.04.04" has been released in February 18, 2014: this is
 a bug fix release of the 11.04 branch
* the stabilization of the latest release branch 13.07 is mostly complete
 and we are preparing to issue the first release out of it (13.07.01)
* we are also backporting bug fixes to the other active release
 branch 12.04: soon we will probably issue one release for it

*Community and Project*
* no new committers or PMC members have been added in this quarter; the
 last committer was Paul Foxworthy (paulfoxworthy), invited in
 November 2012; the last PMC member was Erwan de Ferrieres (erwan),
 invited in December 2009
* mailing list traffic and commits are lower than in the past years but they
  are still relevant
* ApacheCon 2014: OFBiz will be represented by a presentation by me
  ("Development of a Groovy based DSL for Apache OFBiz") and by a tutorial by
  another member of the PMC, Anil Patel ("Introduction to Developing
  Application for Apache OFBiz Framework")
* there is an ongoing discussion, within the PMC/committers group and in the
  community, about the current status of the OFBiz project; over-simplifying
  the two positions are the following:
1) the ones that are worried by the fact that the project's progress is slower
    than in the past (several historical committers are indeed less active) and
    push to get more committers and PMC members onboard
2) the ones that believe that slowing down is natural in a project that is
    reaching a stability phase and, considering the great complexity of the
    OFBiz codebase, it is important to only invite contributors that
    clearly demonstrate a deep knowledge of the framework in order to maintain
    and improve its quality and stability over time
** it is my personal belief that addressing the concerns of both groups is
    important and I will try to encourage and facilitate a constructive
    discussion about these topics; hopefully, the project will establish
    the right rules and mechanisms to enlarge the committers base and
    maintain a high quality code

*Infra/Legal*
We have no issues.

AI: Doug: discuss bringing in new PMC members

18 Dec 2013 [Jacopo Cappellato / Chris]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
* no new releases have been issued since July 2013 (they have been included
 in the previous report to the ASF Board)
* the stabilization of the latest release branch 13.07 is proceeding
 smoothly; the goal is to issue the first release out of it (13.07.01) in
 February 2014
* we are also backporting bug fixes to the older but still active release
 branches 12.04 and 11.04: within the first quarter of 2014 we will
 probably issue one release for each of them

*Community and Project*
* no new committers or PMC members have been added in this quarter; the
 last committer was Paul Foxworthy (paulfoxworthy), invited in
 November 2012; the last PMC member was Erwan de Ferrieres (erwan),
 invited in December 2009
* mailing list traffic is lower than in the past years but it is still
 relevant and there is good community interaction
* significant work done in the trunk mainly in the following areas:
** bug fixes, improvements and optimizations (thread safety, high load…)
** maintenance: code upgrade to support most recent versions of external
  jars (e.g. Tomcat, FOP, Groovy, POI, Lucene…)
** code cleanups and improved modularity
** enhancements and new features (General Ledger, Payments, Minilang,
  Security, URL generation...)

*Infra/Legal*
We have no issues.

18 Sep 2013 [Jacopo Cappellato / Roy]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 12.04.02" has been released in July 2013;
 it is a bug fix release (including some vulnerability issues reported
 by the Apache Security Team) of the 12.04 series
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 11.04.03" has been released in July 2013;
 it is a bug fix release (including some vulnerability issues reported
 by the Apache Security Team) of the 11.04 series
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 10.04.06" has been released in July 2013;
 it is a bug fix release (including some vulnerability issues reported
 by the Apache Security Team) of the 10.04 series; this is the last
 release for the 10.04 series; users of the 10.04 series have been
 encouraged to upgrade to a newer series (11.04 or 12.04)
* created the new release branch 13.07 from a trunk revision of July:
 from now on the branch will be stabilized with bug fixes

*Community and Project*
* no new committers or PMC members have been added in this quarter; the
 last committer was Paul Foxworthy (paulfoxworthy), invited in
 November 2012; the last PMC member was Erwan de Ferrieres (erwan),
 invited in December 2009
* mailing list traffic is lower than in the past years but it is still
 relevant and there is good community interaction

*Infra/Legal*
We have no issues.

19 Jun 2013 [Jacopo Cappellato / Doug]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 12.04.01" has been released in April 2013; this
 release is an important milestone for the project because it contains all
 the features of the trunk up to April 2012 and since then has been
 stabilized with bug fixes. It is now the OFBiz current stable release:
 users of the 11.04 series are encouraged to migrate to this release in
 order to get all the new features implemented from April 2011
 thru April 2012
* we are in the process of preparing new bug fixes releases for the 10.04,
 11.04 and 12.04 series; the release for the 10.04 series will be the last
 of this series
* we have decided to postpone the creation of the 13.0x series (initially
 planned for April) of a few weeks because we wanted to include in it a
 series of important framework refactorings that we are doing in the trunk

*Community and Project*
* Al Byers resigned from the OFBiz PMC; Al was one of the early (pre ASF)
 committers of OFBiz but has never been very active since years and was not
 an active PMC member
* no new committers or PMC members have been added in this quarter; the
 last committer was Paul Foxworthy (paulfoxworthy), invited in
 November 2012
* mailing list traffic is lower than in the past years but it is still
 relevant and there is good community interaction

*Infra/Legal*
We have no issues.

20 Mar 2013 [Jacopo Cappellato / Roy]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 10.04.05" has been released in 2013-01-17; the
 release contains bug fixes including some fixes for security
 vulnerabilities reported by the ASF Security team (CVE-2013-0177)
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 11.04.02" has been released in 2013-01-17; the
 release contains bug fixes including some fixes for security
 vulnerabilities reported by the ASF Security team (CVE-2013-0177)

*Community and Project*
* mailing list traffic is lower than in the past years but there is
 still good community interaction: users are getting help and helping
 each other in the user list and in the dev list we are preparing for
 the upcoming 12.04.01 release, the first release in the 12.04 branch
* no new committers or PMC members have been added in this quarter; the
 last committer was Paul Foxworthy (paulfoxworthy), invited in
 November 2012

*Infra/Legal*
We have no issues.

19 Dec 2012 [Jacopo Cappellato / Roy]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Releases
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 10.04.03" has been released in 2012-10-18; the
 release contains several bug fixes including some fixes for security
 vulnerabilities reported by the ASF Security team (CVE-2012-3506)
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 10.04.04" has been released in 2012-11-13; this
 release is bundled with an updated release of Tomcat containing some fixes
 for vulnerabilities recently announced by the Tomcat community)
* new release: "Apache OFBiz 11.04.01" has been released in 2012-11-18; this
 release is an important milestone for the project because it contains all
 the features of the trunk up to April 2011 and since then has been
 stabilized with bug fixes. It is now the OFBiz current stable release:
 users of the 10.04 series are encouraged to migrate to this release in
 order to get all the new features implemented from April 2010
 and April 2011

Community and Project
* good community interaction
* new committer: Paul Foxworthy (paulfoxworthy)
* OFBiz tracks have been presented by OFBiz users at last ApacheCon EU

Infra/Legal
No issues to report.

19 Sep 2012 [Jacopo Cappellato / Bertrand]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*

- we are working at the new bug fix release for the 10.04 series; this
will be released as soon as possible as 10.04.03
- next step is to release the first release of the 11.04 series with
name 11.04.01

*Community and Project*

Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
is high.
Significant new development continues, mostly focused on bug fixes, code
cleanup, stabilization, improving localizations, performance and
scalability.

*Infra/Legal*

We are working with infra to resolve some minor issues with buildbot
(INFRA-4785).

20 Jun 2012 [Jacopo Cappellato / Sam]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
- new release; "Apache OFBiz 10.04.02" has been released in 2012-04-14;
- the release contains several bug fixes including some fixes for security
 vulnerabilities reported by the ASF Security team (CVE-2012-1621,
 CVE-2012-1622)

*Community and Project*
- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
is high
- Significant new development continues

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- completed migration to svnpubsub for releases and website
- we are working with Infra to fix some minor issues with buildbot (INFRA-4785)

*Project Branding Checklist*
Project Website Basics: complete [*]
Project Naming And Descriptions: complete
Website Navigation Links: complete
Trademark Attributions: complete
Logos and Graphics: complete
Project Metadata: complete

[*] The text in the main pages (index, download) of the project's website is
now compliant with the project branding guidelines;
however the project is aware that there are several Confluence based pages
(linked from the home page) that still need to be rewritten as static
html pages within the end of the year.

21 Mar 2012 [Jacopo Cappellato / Sam]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
- new releases; "Apache OFBiz 09.04.02" has been released in 2012-02-25;
- the community has discussed a plan for a time-based release roadmap:
  the release branch 09.04 is now closed; the active release branches are
  now 10.04 and 11.04 (and the upcoming 12.04); from each active release
  branch we will release about 2 releases every year (approx every 6 months);
  every year in April we will create a new release branch (that will determine
  the major release number YY-MM); no more than 3 active release branches
  will be maintained and then we will close (every year sometimes before April)
  the oldest one; the OFBiz site download page has been updated with the
  above information; even if the plan is not set in stone the community will
  try to implement it and it will be reviewed over time if needed.

*Community and Project*
- new PMC member: Erwan De Ferrieres
- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high
- Significant new development continues

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- INFRA-4485: migration to svnpubsub in progress
- no issues

*Project Branding Checklist*
Project Website Basics: mostly complete [*]
Project Naming And Descriptions: complete
Website Navigation Links: complete
Trademark Attributions: complete
Logos and Graphics: complete
Project Metadata: complete

[*] The text in the main pages (index, download) of the project's website is
now compliant with the project branding guidelines;
however there are several Confluence based pages (linked from the home
page) that still need to be reviewed; we are currently discussing a plan to
finalize this effort

21 Dec 2011 [Jacopo Cappellato / Sam]

Report for December 2011 for Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project)
as a top level project.

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Project Branding Checklist
Project Website Basics: complete
Project Naming And Descriptions: complete
Website Navigation Links: complete
Trademark Attributions: complete
Logos and Graphics: in progress - include TM, use consistent product logo on your
site; we have a logo with a small feather (different from the Apache feather) and
without TM
Project Metadata: complete
The main pages (index, download) should be now compliant with the project
branding guidelines; however there are several Confluence based pages (linked
from the home page) that still need to be reviewed.

Releases

* no new releases; the next releases to be voted will be two bug fix releases
 for 09.04 and 10.04 series and the first release for the 11.04 series
* two days ago we have received a vulnerability report for release 10.04 from
 security; this will probably affect the schedule of the bug fix release

Community and Project

Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
is high
Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features
Infrastructure/Legal

no issues

26 Oct 2011 [Jacopo Cappellato / Greg]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Project Branding Checklist*
Project Website Basics: complete
Project Naming And Descriptions: complete
Website Navigation Links: complete
Trademark Attributions: complete
Logos and Graphics: in progress - include TM, use consistent product logo on
 your site; we have a logo with a small feather (different from the Apache
 feather) and without TM
Project Metadata: complete
The main pages (index, download) should be now compliant with the project
branding guidelines; however there are several Confluence based pages (linked
from the home page) that still need to be reviewed.

*Releases*
- no new releases but we are currently discussing a short term plan to release
  two bug fix releases (for 09.04 and 10.04 series) and the first release for
  the 11.04 series

*Community and Project*
- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
 http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- no issues

21 Sep 2011 [Jacopo Cappellato / Sam]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Project Branding Checklist*
Project Website Basics: complete
Project Naming And Descriptions: complete
Website Navigation Links: complete
Trademark Attributions: complete
Logos and Graphics: in progress - include TM, use consistent product logo on your site; we
have a logo with a small feather (different from the Apache feather) and without TM
Project Metadata: complete
The main pages (index, download) should be now compliant with the project branding guidelines;
however there are several Confluence based pages (linked from the home page) that still need to be
reviewed.

*Releases*
- no new releases

*Community and Project*

- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
 http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- no issues

The report was not received in time to review. AI Jacopo report next month.

15 Jun 2011 [Jacopo Cappellato / Jim]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Project Branding Checklist*
Project Website Basics: complete
Project Naming And Descriptions: complete
Website Navigation Links: complete
Trademark Attributions: complete
Logos and Graphics: in progress - we have a logo with a small feather
  (different from the Apache feather) and without TM
Project Metadata: complete

The main pages (index, download) should be now compliant with the project
branding guidelines; however there are several Confluence based pages
(linked from the home page) that still need to be reviewed.

*Releases*
- no new release but the new branch for the feature freeze for the next OFBiz 11.04
 release family has been created

*Community and Project*

- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
 http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- no issues

16 Mar 2011 [Jacopo Cappellato / Geir]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Project Branding Checklist*
Project Website Basics: complete
Project Naming And Descriptions: complete
Website Navigation Links: complete
Trademark Attributions: complete
Logos and Graphics: in progress - include TM, use consistent product
 logo on your site; we have a logo with a small feather
 (different from the Apache feather) and without TM
Project Metadata: complete

The main pages (index, download) should be now compliant with the project
branding guidelines; however there are several Confluence based pages
(linked from the home page) that still need to be reviewed.

*Releases*
- Apache OFBiz 10.04 has been released on the 19th of January, 2011; it is
 the first release of the 10.04 series based on the (feature freeze) branch
 created on April 2010
- Apache OFBiz 09.04.01 has been released on the 25th of January, 2011; it
 is the first bug fix release of the 09.04 series and supersedes the
 previous Apache OFBiz 09.04

*Community and Project*

- New committer : Sascha Rodekamp
- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
 http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- no issues

15 Dec 2010 [Jacopo Cappellato / Geir]

Apache OFBiz (The Apache Open For Business Project) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Project Branding Checklist*
Project Website Basics: complete - homepage is ofbiz.apache.org; the ownership
 of the domain "ofbiz.org" (the OFBiz pre-ASF domain) have been successfully
 transferred to the ASF (INFRA-2625)
Project Naming And Descriptions: complete - use of proper Apache forms, etc.
Website Navigation Links: complete - navbar links included
Trademark Attributions: complete - attribution for all ASF marks in footers, etc.
Logos and Graphics: in progress - include TM, use of consistent product logo; we
 have a logo with a small feather (different from the Apache feather) and without TM
Project Metadata: complete - DOAP file checkedin and up to date

The main pages (index, download) should be now compliant with the project
branding guidelines; however there are several Confluence based pages
(linked from the home page) that still need to be reviewed.

*Releases*
- The process of bug fixing the latest release branch (10.04, created in
 April 30, 2010) is going on (by backporting bug fixes from the trunk);
 we still don't have scheduled a date for the creation of the release
 from this branch (10.04RC1) but it will be voted soon

*Community and Project*

- No new committers or PMC members
- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
 http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- we are currently interacting with the Infra in order to fine tune our
 demo instances (in the effort to minimize the resource consumed while
 maintaining an acceptable quality of service)

22 Sep 2010 [Jacopo Cappellato / Henri]

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
- The process of bug fixing the latest release branch (10.04, created in
 April 30, 2010) is going on (by backporting bug fixes from the trunk);
 we don't have scheduled a date for the creation of the release from
 this branch (will be named 10.04RC1) but it should be voted soon

*Community and Project*

- No new committers or PMC members
- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
 http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- we are in the process (INFRA-2625) of transferring the ownership of the
 domain "ofbiz.org" (the OFBiz pre-ASF domain) to the ASF; this should be
 intended as a first step in the attempt to get a better control of the
 domains and resources that deal with OFBiz (this has been discussed in
 the trademark list)

16 Jun 2010 [Jacopo Cappellato / Shane]

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

*Releases*
- Apache OFBiz 09.04 Stable Release was released on April 13, 2010
- Apache OFBiz 4.0 Stable Release was released on April 23, 2010
 and then archived as old release (current stable release is 09.04)
- The new release branch 10.04 has been created in April 30, 2010;
 a release from this branch (named 10.04RC1) will be voted soon

*Community and Project*

- No new committers or PMC members
- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
 http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

*Infrastructure/Legal*
- no pending issues

17 Mar 2010 [Jacopo Cappellato / Jim]

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time. However we
know that there are some concerns about the OFBiz release strategy and we
want to assure the Board that we are aware of the ASF policies about
releases, that we are taking in serious consideration the concerns and in
fact we are discussing a different release strategy that will work well
for OFBiz and will be in line with the ASF policies.

*Community and Project*

- Community interaction remains strong, user and dev mailing lists traffic
 is high, here are the number of subscribers to project mailing lists in
 early March:
   user@ofbiz.apache.org: 718
   dev@ofbiz.apache.org: 466
   commits@ofbiz.apache.org: 218
- number of commits (from 2009-12-10 to 2010-03-10) is 1132
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
 http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features
- Apache Commons has granted Adrian Crum (OFBiz PMC member) karma to move
 the OFBiz conversion framework to Apache Commons sandbox, with the goal
 being to have it replace their abandoned Convert project
- Jacopo Cappellato has been voted new PMC Chair after the resignation
 from this role of David Jones; David is still actively involved in the
 project both as PMC member and committer
- No new committers or PMC members

*Infrastructure/Legal*

- We have recently completed the migration of all our resources to official
 ASF servers, managed by ASF Infra. However, because of the migration, we
 are still having some issues, but we are working with Infra to fix them
 (see Jira tickets INFRA-2483, INFRA-2482 and its subtasks)
- We have also requested a legal advice for a minor license issue
 (see Jira ticket LEGAL-69)

Jacopo to provide an update next month

17 Feb 2010

Change the Apache Open for Business Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed David E. Jones
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Open for Business, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of David E. Jones from the office of Vice President,
 Apache Open for Business, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the
 Apache Open for Business project has chosen by vote to recommend
 Jacopo Cappellato as the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that David E. Jones is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Open for Business, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jacopo Cappellato be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Open for Business, 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.

 Special Order 7C, Change the Apache Open for Business Project
 Chair, was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors
 present.

16 Dec 2009 [David E. Jones / Jim]

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Community:

- Three new PMC members have been added: Bruno Busco, Adam Heath, Ashish
Vijaywargiya
- One new committer has been added: Erwan de Ferrieres
- Community interaction remains strong: user and dev mailing lists traffic
is high, and the commits remain about the same.
- The PMC has voted to change SVN authorization so that all committers have
full access instead of newer committers only having access to higher-level
parts of OFBiz (applications, themes, specialpurpose)

Project:

- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

Infrastructure:

- The OFBiz wiki and other content has been moved from the old
docs.ofbiz.org server to cwiki.apache.org
- The CI server is now in use to test builds and automated tests in the
project
- Work is in progress to move nightly builds and other remaining infra
that is not on ASF servers to ASF servers by the end of the month (special
thanks to Gavin and others on the infra side, and Jacques and Tim and
others on the OFBiz side)

23 Sep 2009 [David E. Jones / Shane]

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Community:

- No new PMC members have been added and no new committers have been added.
- Community interaction remains strong: user and dev mailing lists traffic
is high, and the commits remain about the same.

Project:

- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
http://docs.ofbiz.org/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features

Infra:

- Efforts are underway to get certain project resources, like the demo
server, running on ASF infra instead of third party servers at Contegix,
which hosts resources for other projects as well and which has worked well
so far but the desire is to get it on servers that are controlled by the
ASF infra team. Thanks to everyone involved in this effort.

17 Jun 2009 [David E. Jones / Bill]

Report for Jun 2009 for OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top level project.

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

Community:

- No new PMC members have been added and no new committers have been added.

Project:

- The stable release09.04 branch was created on 17 April 2009, SVN revision
765913. The last release branch was done a bit over 2 years ago.
- Worked with the PRC to write and distribute a press release about the new
release branch.
- The project web site has been redesigned and is deployed on
http://ofbiz.apache.org
- Significant new development continues, for highlights see:
http://docs.ofbiz.org/display/OFBIZ/Main+New+Features
- Community interaction remains strong: user mailing list traffic is about
75% of what is was in the last quarter, dev mailing has nearly double the
traffic, and the commits remain about the same. This confirms a trend that
seems to be happening where there is more collaboration per commit than has
been done previously.
- There is an effort underway to make additions to OFBiz to make it
suitable to run the project itself (and replace Jira, Confluence, etc);
there is no ETA for this but the effort is underway.

18 Mar 2009 [David E. Jones / Jim]

Report for Mar 2009 for OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top level project.

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have ONE issue that require Board assistance at this time. Please see
the Infrastructure section for details.

Community:

- No new PMC members have been added.
- One new committer has been added: Bruno Busco (2009-01-15).

Project:

- Planning on a release branch around the end of this month (March 2009).
- Significant progress has been made on security issues, especially those
particular to webapps (like XSS, XSRF, etc).
- Significant new framework functionality is in place to support user
configured pages (portal/portlet style), and user editable content (stored
in filesystem, can interact with source repository, supports templating and
scripting and such just like previous tools)
- Refinement and fleshing out of business-oriented project functionality is
progressing based on the Universal Business Process Library
(http://docs.ofbiz.org/x/fRY) mentioned last month. Jira tasks and
contributions based on some of this is starting to get into the project.

Infrastructure:

- ISSUE: This issue is related to the non-ASF hosting issues for project
resources included in the report last time (Dec 2008), and to a new
objective that came from discussion at ApacheCon in New Orleans in Nov 2008.
We are working on migrating all OFBiz project management tools to actually
run on OFBiz (including software enhancements and data conversion tools),
including moving from Confluence to OFBiz and from Jira to OFBiz, and also
running a dynamic internationalized project web site in OFBiz. The issue
with this is how and where to host it. We didn't get a lot of response from
infra about this, and it seems like there isn't really much precedence for
this as their are not facilities in place to host this sort of thing,
especially just for one project. Various other ASF Members (and some Board
members) expressed interest at ApacheCon in hosting more ASF stuff on
software that is developed within the ASF, and that is very compatible with
what we want to do in OFBiz. In other words, whatever is done now will
hopefully mature over the next few months to a point where not only OFBiz
can use it for project resources, but other ASF projects can as well.
Because various people involved with OFBiz either are hosting companies or
work with hosting companies it isn't hard to find a place to host this,
even a monitored production environment, but unless we somehow made that
official ASF infrastructure there are PRC as well as survivability issues
with it. Comments and recommendations from the board are needed to help
guide this effort. It will be a little while, probably at least until the
next board report (3 months from now), before we are ready to try anything
on a production scale to replace existing OFBiz project resources.

Zone are available but not as reliable. Jim to follow up.

17 Dec 2008 [David E. Jones / J Aaron]

Report for Dec 2008 for OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top level project.

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time. Some feedback
from the board on the infrastructure issues would be helpful.

Community:

- One new PMC member has been added: Bilgin Ibryam (2008-10-18).
- No new committers have been added.
- The OFBiz Symposium at ApacheCon US 2008 was a great success. There was
significant community involvement in presentation and attendance, and a lot
of building relationships with others in the ASF. There was also a lot of
discussion about the project as well, including future strategy and
direction, getting more involvement from the large numbers of people working
with OFBiz on a regular basis but not really contributing a lot (and why it
is in their best interest to contribute and get more involved, ie how they
could solve some issues they have been facing by going it alone), and in
general how different people/groups with different objectives can work
together to achieve goals (like continuing to allow contributions without
test cases, but encourage everyone who wants something to work or continue
to work a certain to contribute test cases to the already fairly large test
library).

Project:

- Lots of new functionality in both business applications and framework
- New effort to gather requirements and designs to drive and organize the
next generation of enhancements
- New objective, mostly just discussion so far, to move toward using OFBiz
to manage the project, and perhaps eventually more of the ASF

Infrastructure:

It has been brought up as a concern that OFBiz is not using available ASF
infrastructure for various things. Thanks especially to Ted Husted of the
PRC for feedback on this.

There are three resources linked to from the OFBiz home page that are not
on ASF infrastructure:

1. doc site @ docs.ofbiz.org
2. nightly builds @ build.hotwaxmedia.com
3. demo site @ demo.hotwaxmedia.com

Aside from these, as you've noted, the ofbiz.org domain name is still
registered to me personally.

I'll comment on each of these, but in short none of these has come up as
urgent issues (as I imagine you have guessed) so while they have been
discussed from time to time, relatively minor problems run into while
working on them have stalled progress.

docs.ofbiz.org

This site has been around since before the ASF incubation. Around that time
cwiki was just coming into use, so we looked at moving stuff over briefly
but it was not a priority for incubation and was tabled. We actually started
working on this again a few months ago (Jacopo Cappellato and I were working
on it) but ran into an issue because even thought the confluence instance on
docs.ofbiz.org is quite old (we haven't updated it for a long time), the one
on cwiki.apache.org is even older. At that point fearing a large manual
effort, and there being other priorities, we decided to table it again
(hoping that infra would be updating confluence soon, but no we haven't
asked anyone about it; again, it's been considered a lower priority).

build.hotwaxmedia.com

This is a pretty new thing, and was more community-driven than PMC-driven.
In other words, it was setup and then presented to the PMC and we assisted
in linking to it and tried to make sure it was clear that it is not an
official or ASF hosted resource. If I remember right in this case someone
setup a manual build server on a home computer on a DSL line or something,
and then Tim Ruppert at Hotwax (one of my partners) saw the dev list
messages and volunteered to do something more formal, or more accurately
volunteered to have the people at Contegix do it on one of our boxes hosted
there (in general with them we describe what we want done and they take care
of all installation, scripting, monitoring, etc).

So far we don't have any volunteers on the OFBiz PMC do work with infra to
get this setup, but we could certainly give it a try.

demo.hotwaxmedia.com

This has been around a bit longer than build.hotwaxmedia.com, but has a
similar history. No official demo site exists for OFBiz, so this community
contributed one is the one linked to on the site. There are also some others
(or maybe just one other) listed on a confluence page, and if I remember
right those were also things like personal desktops running an instance of
OFBiz.

Again this was volunteer driven by people outside of the PMC and simply
linked to as a resource that might be helpful to the community. We also
asked them to make it clear who the demo was hosted and sponsored by so that
people would not think it was an official ASF resource. It concerns me that
you found things that made it appear to be an official ASF resource... could
you be more specific about what led you to believe that and how we might
clarify (which can probably be done a lot more quickly and easily than
setting up a replacement).

ofbiz.org domain

This was not a high priority during incubation, and I understood that in
general it wasn't a big deal as the official URL for Apache OFBiz is now
ofbiz.apache.org. I'd be happy to donate the domain name, I just haven't
been asked to yet, and while I've thought about doing so it also hasn't been
a priority. The biggest part of the effort would be finding and trying to
change references to old ofbiz.org email addresses (I think Andrew Zeneski
and I were the only ones to ever use those). For me personally I wouldn't
mind... most of the emails I get on that address are things that should
really go to the project mailing lists, and 99% of the time I reply with a
"form letter" type email that asks them to subscribe and discuss it there
with the community instead of with me personally.

Possible Resolutions

1. Move all of these resources to current ASF infrastructure
2. These resources are hosted at Contegix. Matthew Porter at Contegix has
mentioned to us that they are doing some hosting for Maven repositories that
is somehow official ASF infra, but I don't really know what that means or if
it is helpful. Matthew is currently looking into the details so we have some
ideas, and feedback from infra would be helpful as well (though we have not
requested that yet).

We note the build and domain name issues and expect the PMC to continue to work with the infrastructure team.

17 Sep 2008 [David E. Jones / J Aaron]

Report for Sep 2008 for OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top level project.

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Community:

- There have been no new committers or PMC members since the last report.
- A lot of activity (and new subscribers) both in the user and dev mailing
lists.
- We put considerable effort in defining the schedule for the OFBiz
Symposium @ ApacheCon US 2008; several contributors from a wide variety of
organizations will present 2 days of OFBiz conference and BOF sessions, and
there will be 2 training courses on the Mon/Tue before the conference;
there has been a refreshing amount of interest in the event and
participation in presentations and attendance is looking really good.

Project:

- New features and enhancements have been added by different committers and
contributors, including a new special purpose application (MyPage).
- We have established a focus on framework cleanups and business
application enabling features in preparation for a release; this is
continuing, though with slower progress due to (apparently) a busier than
normal season for OFBiz related consulting services, though that is also a
good sign for the long term growth and stability of the community; the goal
is to prepare for a versioned release of the framework instead of all of
OFBiz in order to narrow the scope and make it easier to define and monitor,
and once done the hope is that this will help popularize the OFBiz
framework and further grow the user and contributor communities around the
project.

25 Jun 2008 [David E. Jones / Bill]

Report for June 2008 for OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top level project.

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Community:
- There have been no new committers or PMC members since the last report.
- With some new objectives (see the Project section below) we have created
more opportunity for people to get involved in the project, and various
prospective committers have stepped up and helped with these opening the
way to various nominations for new committers.
- The pool of committers added a few months ago is doing quite well and a
few are even involved in driving new development and helping out with other
efforts and general maintenance as well.

Project:
- In order to have something with a reasonable scope to work toward for a
release we have identified the framework as a priority to target for
refactoring and cleanup, general and automated testing, and for certain new
features to round it out. A framework-only release will be coming along in
a few months, possibly before the next report, but planned at the latest
for before ApacheCon in November. As with any community effort this means
different things to different contributors, but all together things are
shaping up to create a good offering and modernize certain parts of the
project, like using more AJAX and client-side scripting for example.
- The opportunity to have an OFBiz Symposium @ ApacheCon for the USA 2008
event is an exciting motivator for many people and organizations already
involved in OFBiz to work together to increase awareness of the project,
and promote the many business concerns that make it possible for people to
stay involved in the project as well. The plan is for 2 training courses
(one 2-day, one 1-day), along with 12 conference sessions and 4 BOF
sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. The timeline for planning this is
short, but with various volunteers already lined up and many other
prospects and groups looking at how they can be involved it is looking like
we'll be able to fill up these offerings.

19 Mar 2008 [David E. Jones / Justin]

This report, for March 2008, is the fourth quarterly report for OFBiz (Open
For Business) as a top level project.

The Apache Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean:
ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Community:

- one new committer, Vikas Mayur, was voted in before the last
report but his CLA and account had not been finalized; that is now complete

- there are various new contributors and there is increasing traffic on the
mailing lists and in Jira issues, but no new candidates for committers have
stood out yet

- some concerns about a single company with significant community presence
has been voiced as Hotwax Media has 4 people on the PMC (out of 11) and 3
committers that are not PMC members (out of 10); the Hotwax Media leadership
(including myself) is aware of this problem and we are making an efforts to
grow from outside of the community and to help and encourage other service
providers and end-user groups to participate more in the community; 4 of the
6 partners at Hotwax are OFBiz PMC members, and one more is a committer (the
other 2 committers being employees), and it is understood that it is
important for the OFBiz community and therefore for Hotwax as well that
there be diversity and a wide base for stability within the community; any
recommendations from the board or others experienced with this sort of thing
is welcome

Project:

- more effort is going into automated testing to help with stability and to
find problems more quickly as the community grows and more people get
involoved

- contributions continue in many areas including tools for more efficient
development and analysis, core application improvements and extensions, and
certain special purpose applications such as the existing project management
app and the new sales force automation one

- Crypto Export Control: OFBiz does use cryptography libraries for various
things so as we understand it we have to follow the guidelines for the
export control notifications; as part of this we have done the following:
-- a Project listing has been added to
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/infrastructure/site/trunk/xdocs/licenses/exports

-- an email has been sent to crypt@bis.doc.gov, enc@nsa.gov,
web_site@bis.doc.gov, and relevant ASF email addresses for the TSU notice

-- a BIS/TSU exception notice has been added to the README and NOTICE files
in the OFBiz trunk and the release4.0 branch

The board notes the diversity issue and commends the project for actively working the issue.

19 Dec 2007 [David E. Jones / Henning]

This report, for December 2007, is the third quarterly report (following the
initial 3 monthly reports) for OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top level
project.

The Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source enterprise
automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean: ERP, CRM,
E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Community:

- two new PMC members have been voted in and are now listed in the
committee-info.txt file: Anil Patel and Adrian Crum; both have been involved
with OFBiz for quite a while and have contributed significantly and their
experience and continued help is of great value to the project

- five new committers have been invited to join in based on their
contributions and continued participation: Ashish Vijaywargiya, Bilgin
Ibryam, Christian Geisert (an ASF member and committer on other Apache
projects used in OFBiz), Marco Risaliti, and Vikas Mayur; all new committers
are now setup except for Vikas Mayur as his iCLA just barely made it through

- the community and activity in the community are growing well; with new
committers on the project and various contributors increasing their activity
the project is seeing around twice the commit and mailing list activity as
this time last year, and around half again as much from just the last quarter

Project:

- a number of stability issues have been fixed, and general database and
transaction stability has been improved by moving from the old Minerva
connection pool to using Apache DBCP

- enhancements and improvements, smaller iterative development, is going on
throughout the project; this is one area where increased community size and
involvement is having an impact

- the other areas that are seeing major improvement and new development from
new contributors and people who have been contributing (and committing) for
years are the accounting and project management component; with this new
development OFBiz is able to more completely meet the needs of industries
where the project is already strong and help the project apply to new
industries that have previously not been well addressed

Approved by General Consent.

19 Sep 2007 [David E. Jones / Justin]

This report, for September 2007, is the second quarterly report (following
the initial 3 monthly reports) for OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top level
project.

The Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source enterprise
automation software project. By enterprise automation we mean: ERP, CRM,
E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time, but there are
some concerns from earlier board meetings about OFBiz that this report
hopes to clarify on, and solicit a little feedback on too.

In response to the concerns expressed by the Apache Board in the last
minutes for the meeting happened on 2007-06-20:

 http://www.apache.org/foundation/records/minutes/2007/board_minutes_2007_06_20.txt

"The board expressed their concern that it appears that this new PMC
already appears to have some community issues. J Aaron indicated his
willingness to follow the project. It was noted that OFBiz has no ASF
members involved nor any other committers who didn't join during
incubation."

We would like to clarify some points:

- we don't think that the Board's perception of the project is correct,
 we have voted a bunch of new committers after the graduation (Adrian,
 Anil, Joe, Ray, Scott, Tim) and before that meeting and it is not
 completely true that we don't have ASF member involved in the project:
 David Welton and Yoav Shapira are in the PMC, even if they act as
 supervisor and are not active in the development of OFBiz.
- we have recently added two new PMC members (Scott and Jacques), while
 Si is no more a PMC member (but he is still an active committer, very
 involved in the project)
- a comment by David Welton (Apache Member and Member of the OFBiz PMC)
 sent to the OFBiz private list, in response to a discussion around those
 Minutes: "I'm still here, and follow what little goes through the PMC
 (it's good that most things happen on other lists!), and it all seems ok."
- we think everything is going well and the community is very active, lots
 of activity on the mailing lists, issue tracker, and in SVN
- it would be good to see what more specific concerns are coming up with
 the Board so we can either correct the misinformation (as with the no
 new committers or PMC members added, not sure how you got that because
 it's in the board reports), or find places for improvement

About the concern with no ASF members being really active in the project,
that's a tricky one because we only see two possible solutions (either
would be spectacular from our perspective!):

1) get OFBiz people invited to be members (however it happens naturally
  over time)
2) get ASF members interested in participating in OFBiz (there are a few,
  like Christian Geisert, that are involved and may move toward becoming
  committers and PMC members)

We welcome feedback on which of this is the best to pursue and how to best
do these too.

In general the project is continuing very well. We are currently seeing
around 400 commits per month, which is consistent with the last few months.
The user and dev mailing lists are also seeing good (though down from some
crazy months earlier this year) traffic with around 500-600 messages per
month. New end users and production instances (the few that we find out
about anyway) continue to come along and new faces are showing up on the
mailing lists regularly. There is a steady slow growth trend in list
subscribers, currently around 380 on the dev list, 515 on the user list,
and 100 on the commits list.

The 4.0 release branch is in beta, with the branch around for nearly 5
months now. A lot of effort has gone into back-patching bug fixes, but the
end-user population in still limited so we haven't pushed for a binary
release. Time is moving on though, so in spite of that this should come
along soon.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Jun 2007 [David E. Jones / Henri]

This report, for June 2007, is the first quarterly report (following
the initial 3 monthly reports) for OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top
level project.

The Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we
mean: ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so
on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Community:

- two new PMC members have been voted in and are now listed in the
 committee-info.txt file: Jacquest Le Roux and Scott Gray; I believe
 we followed all procedure on this, though we never heard anything
 back from the board (which from what was described in the PMC guide
 seems fine, ie there were no objections)

- one PMC member (Si Chen) has resigned, but he is remaining involved
 with the project and is still a committer; the reasons for this are
 not totally clear but it appears to stem from a conflict of interest
 between his involvement in management of OFBiz and his running a
 dual licensed (Honest Public License (HPL, GPL-like non-OSI license)
 and commercial) package called Opentaps that is a derivative work of
 OFBiz; this appears to have been peacefully resolved and while Si
 has not been very vocal about his thoughts on it, the situation
 doesn't seem to be affecting the development or progress of the
 project or development of the community and polite collaboration

- we have discussed aligning the PMC more with those most active in
 the project, mainly because many votes only had participation of the
 3 PMC members; it was discussed a lot but for now we have decided
 not to ask the less active PMC members to make any changes; so far
 the only action taken has been to add the two new PMC members
 mentioned above, both of whom are very active in the project; as
 other committers show more activity we will make other adjustments
 and vote in additional PMC members

- three new committers (Anil Patel, Joe Eckard, and Adrian Crum) have
 been voted in and have SVN commit access, Jira access, and so on
 setup

- we may add more new committers in the near future, but the emphasis
 right now is on helping the new committers get up to speed and
 become more involved

Project:

- a vote for a release branch for OFBiz 4.0 passed on April 23rd and
 the branch was created soon after; the release plan for OFBiz is
 available here: http://docs.ofbiz.org/x/1wE; according to this plan
 it will stabilize for probably another month and then we will create
 the first binary release for the 4.0 branch

The board expressed their concern that it appears that this new PMC already appears to have some community issues. J Aaron indicated his willingness to follow the project. It was noted that OFBiz has no ASF members involved nor any other committers who didn't join during incubation.

Approved by General Consent.

28 Mar 2007 [David E. Jones / Dirk]

This report, for March 2007, is the third monthly report for OFBiz
(Open For Business) as a top level project.

The Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we
mean: ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Community:
- two new committers (Timothy Ruppert and Ray Barlow) were voted in
just before the February report, and now have SVN commit access, Jira
access, and so on setup
- a Developers Conference (a hackathon of sorts) for OFBiz happened
the week of 5-9 Mar 2007 in Ephraim, Utah, USA; attendance varied
over the week with a total of 12 people participating on-site, plus
involvement of a few people in efforts remotely; we made progress on
testing tools, content management, project/workeffort management,
visual refinements, and various code modernization and cleanup and
refactoring efforts
- there is a great deal of community interaction on the mailing lists
and issue tracker as the community grows and we are working on
getting more people involved on a regular basis with access to the
necessary resources to help leverage this increase of involvement

Project:
- we are now planning a release branch and beta release for late
March; the release plan for OFBiz is available here:
http://docs.ofbiz.org/x/1wE

Henri will work with OFBiz to create a "promotional page" regarding the hackathon.

Approved by General Consent.

21 Feb 2007 [David E. Jones / Justin]

This report, for February 2007, is the second monthly report for
OFBiz (Open For Business) as a top level project.

The Open For Business Project (Apache OFBiz) is an open source
enterprise automation software project. By enterprise automation we
mean: ERP, CRM, E-Business / E-Commerce, MRP, SCM, CMMS/EAM, and so on.

We have no issues that require Board assistance at this time.

Exiting from Incubator, Infrastructure Tasks:
- all infrastructure tasks for the incubator exit have now been
 completed
- the main task remaining since the January report was the mailing
 list archives, and the web pages about them, which have now been updated

Community:
- one new committer (Scott Gray, lektran at gmail.com) was voted in
 just before the January report, and now has SVN commit access, Jira
 access, and so on setup
- two new committers (Tim Ruppert and Ray Barlow) have now been voted
 in and we are in process getting CLAs and then the various resources
 setup for them
- a Developers Conference (a hackathon of sorts) is now planned for
 the week of 5-9 Mar 2007; this is not an "official" conference, but
 an event hosted by a company that uses OFBiz to help get developers
 together to push forward certain objectives of the project; there
 will be an estimated 15 people attending, including at least 4
 committers (3 of whom are on the PMC)
- there is a great deal of community interaction on the mailing lists
 and issue tracker as the community grows and we are working on
 getting more people involved on a regular basis with access to the
 necessary resources to help leverage this increase of involvement

Project:
- we are now planning a release branch and beta release for late March

Approved by General Consent.

17 Jan 2007 [David E. Jones / Ken]

This report, for January 2007, is the first report for OFBiz (Open
For Business) as a top level project.

Exiting from Incubator, Infrastructure Tasks:
- interaction with Infrastructure for the creation of new DNS entry
for ofbiz.apache.org (done)
- interaction with Infrastructure for the migration of the web site
(done)
- interaction with Infrastructure for project name update in the Jira
issue tracker (done)
- interaction with Infrastructure for the migration/relocation of the
svn repository (done)
- updated all the resources of the ASF site to refer to OFBiz as a
TLP (done); submitted request to the projects.apache.org to be listed
there (done)
- interaction with Infrastructure for the migration of the mailing
lists (done)
- a minor task remains for the mailing lists to move the archives
over from the old incubator lists

Community:
- a lot of activity in the user and dev mailing lists
- public discussion and plans for a new release happening in early
2007; there are details for the release plan on the project
documentation site (at http://docs.ofbiz.org/x/1wE); the general plan
right now is to create a release branch from the trunk once per year
to hopefully build a community around that release to stabilize it
- the task of cleaning up the project website and documentation has
been started and will likely continue over coming months
- a host has been found for a developers conference, a sort of
"hackathon" for OFBiz, this is tentatively planned for early March
and is something there is interest in doing regularly to help start
or finish project objectives that have had a hard time maturing
"naturally"
- one new committer (Scott Gray, lektran at gmail.com) has been voted
in by the PMC and we are in the process of getting commit access
setup for him; because of pre-ASF contributions we already have a CLA
on file for Scott

External Project Resources
- there are some historic resources not hosted on ASF infrastructure
that are not planned to be migrated, including the pre-ASF: SVN
repository and mailing list archives
- there are 2 active resources that we have not yet found a place for
in the ASF infrastructure; there is a low priority discussion on the
infra mailing list about these, and the possibility of having the ASF
work more closely with Contegix who hosts resources for many open
source projects, including the resources in the previous item,
because they now host these; the two items are some large video files
that are a tutorial introduction to the OFBiz Framework, and the
Confluence site which we use for documentation and general project
information management; so far what will happen with these is not
known, and in the interim Contegix is happy to help maintain these
resources, and we are working with them to do so

Justin noted in their report their reference to "publicize their 'hackathon'" and was curious if they knew about AC EU Hackathon? Ken was to make sure that the OFBiz project was aware of the AC hackathon and to let them know that their own hackthon was OK.

Greg expressed some concern regarding the external SVN repository Sander said that if it is closed for development and only historical, he saw no real issue, but it would be good to record history at the ASF nevertheless. Sander also noted that, with respect to other infra resources, currently hosted by Contegix, they would be "lumped" in with the proposal from Maven.

Approved by General Consent.

20 Dec 2006

Establish Apache Open for Business 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 related to enterprise automation, for
 distribution at no charge to the public.

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

 RESOLVED, that The Apache Open For Business Project be and
 hereby is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
 a software project related to generic enterprise information
 automation such as enterprise resource planning, customer
 relationship management, materials requirements planning,
 enterprise asset management, enterprise content management
 and electronic commerce that can be used as a basis for
 custom solutions, industry specific products, and other
 higher level systems; and be it further

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

   * David E. Jones     (jonesde@apache.org)
   * Jacopo Cappellato  (jacopoc@apache.org)
   * Si Chen            (sichen@apache.org)
   * Andy Zeneski       (jaz@apache.org)
   * Hans Bakker        (hansbak@apache.org)
   * Al Byers           (byersa@apache.org)
   * Yoav Shapira       (yoavs@apache.org)
   * David Welton       (davidw@apache.org)

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that David E. Jones be
 and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Open
 For Business, 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 Open For Business Project be
 and hereby is tasked with the migration and rationalization of
 the Apache Incubator Open For Business podling; and be it
 further

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

 There was some discussion on whether this project was
 "umbrella-like". It was agreed that the current setup of
 the project was such that the "overlap" of all aspects of
 the project was sufficient that it was not a concern.

 Special Order 6B, Establishment of the Apache Open for Business
 Project, was approved by Unanimous Vote.

20 Dec 2006

Apache OFBiz ("The Apache Open For Business Project") is an open source
enterprise automation software project.[[BR]]
OFBiz entered incubation in January 2006.

Top items to resolve before graduation:
 * the OFBiz community has completed all the incubation's tasks, the
Incubator has positively voted for the graduation of OFBiz podling and the
text of the the board resolution has been sent to the ASF Board.

What has been done for incubation since the last report:
 * the Incubator vote has approved the Apache OFBiz 4.0.0 TS5 test snapshot
release
 * the Incubator has positively voted for the graduation of OFBiz podling

Plans and expectations for the next period
 * we are all hoping to get a positive vote for graduating OFBiz to a TLP
during the next ASF Board meeting (happening on 20, December)
 * if OFBiz will graduate, we will work, together with the Infrastructure
guys to the migration of mailing lists, issue tracker, svn server, web site

See the Incubator status page
(http://incubator.apache.org/projects/ofbiz.html) for more details.

25 Oct 2006

The OFBiz community has now completed all the tasks required by the
incubation process. Since the last board report, the following items
has been completed:

source code moved to the Apache Incubator SVN server (since
2006-07-01)

web site cleaned up and migrated to the Apache Incubator server (since
2006-07-02)

the collection of iCLAs is finally completed: we have now all the 74
iCLAs needed to perform the license switch from MIT to ASL2.0; this
task has been a big challenge for the community

migration from MIT to ASL2.0 is now complete: the OFBiz project is now
distributed under the ASL2.0: all the OFBiz files have been updated to
reflect the new license, the NOTICE and LICENSE file are in the SVN
repository

With the above items the OFBiz community has completed all the
mandatory tasks for incubation: see the status page for details
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/ofbiz.html

15 Mar 2006

The OFBiz project has commenced incubation in a slow-but-steady way, as can
be seen here:

 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/ofbiz.html

Most of the infrastructure is set up and waiting to be transitioned, but the
concensus seems to be to take things slowly. There are a fair number of
people using the infrastructure, and making a mess of it for very long would
create problems for users.

All of the original committers bar Si Chen (who has sent his CLA in, and is
waiting for it to be processed) have got their accounts.

Work is ongoing to eliminate any LGPL code, although it appears there are
some technical obstacles:

 http://lists.ofbiz.org/pipermail/dev/2006-March/010036.html

(I'm not much of a Java guy, so anyone willing to help out there is welcome
to have at it!)

In terms of collecting CLA's, there is a lot of work to be done, but the
OFBiz guys are chipping away at it:

 http://ofbizwiki.go-integral.com/Wiki.jsp?page=OFBizDevelopers

For those interested in technical developments, Si Chen does a weekly
roundup of interesting changes here:

 http://ofbiz-new.blogspot.com/