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OODT

15 Mar 2017 [Tom Barber / Chris]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

- Last release was 1.0 on Wed Jun 29 2016

We resolved 0 issues for this release.

Development on Apache OODT has been pretty quiet over the last 9 months, but
we have recently accepted a large new feature into our code base and are
currently working at incorporating that into the mainline branch so that we
can run a release with the new features in place.

On top of that there has been renewed discussion over the last week or so
over the state of Apache OODT development and what we need to do to move
forward with the 2.0 roadmap. This has been organised and we should be
seeing increased development activity over the coming quarter.

COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members
Radu Maonle(radumanole) on 11th Oct 2015 as committer and PMC member

Last committer and PMC member added on 11th October 2015.

No new users have spoken up on the mailing list recently, but there
has been some interest and patches committed by a volunteer via Jira
so we will be working at bringing them into the project.

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

HEALTH REPORT

The project activity is pretty quiet, but there are still on going efforts
in place to help drive wider adoption.

21 Dec 2016 [Tom Barber / Shane]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

- Last release was 1.0 on Wed Jun 29 2016

We resolved 0 issues for this release.

We finally reached a point in the platform lifecycle which made sense to
release Apache OODT as 1.0. This was done both to signify the stability of
what we had but also allow us to prepare for major changes coming in the next
major release cycle to modernise the platform and extend what was already in
place.  These changes will be API breaking and as such we wanted to signify
this in the release versioning.

It was asked in last months meeting to keep the board updated with regards to
driving adoption. To this end this month we have switched our website from
Apache CMS to gitsubpub and Jekyll to ease the updating process. Along the
website has tried to reduce the science centric focus and add more business
use case type content. This will be an ongoing process as we get time to add
more content to aid potential users in understanding how OODT can help them.
Tom also gave an OODT related talk at Apachecon Europe that had decent
attendance and further feedback afterwards. Having spoken to a number of PMC
members we feel that reducing the size of the code base and integrating with
a number of the other ASF data projects will help bring people on board and
as such the roadmap for OODT 2.0 has this aim in mind.

COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members:

- Radu Maonle(radumanole) on 11th Oct 2015 as committer and PMC member

Last committer and PMC member added on 6th October 2015.

Mailing list activity has been pretty much static in terms of period on
period volume and Jira has been quiet.

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

HEALTH REPORT

The project activity is pretty quiet, but there are still on going efforts in
place to help drive wider adoption.

21 Sep 2016 [Tom Barber / Brett]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

- Last release was 1.0 on Wed Jun 29 2016

We resolved 0 issues for this release.

We finally reached a point in the platform lifecycle which made sense to
release Apache OODT as 1.0. This was done both to signify the stability of
what we had but also allow us to prepare for major changes coming in the next
major release cycle to modernise the platform and extend what was already in
place. These changes will be API breaking and as such we wanted to signify
this in the release versioning.

COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members
Radu Maonle(radumanole) on 11th Oct 2015 as committer and PMC member

Last committer and PMC member added on 6th October 2015.

Mailing list activity has been pretty much static in terms of period on
period volume and Jira has been quiet.

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

HEALTH REPORT

The project activity is pretty quiet, but there are still on going efforts in
place to help drive wider adoption. This includes a new website, greater
connectivity with other data platforms and adding some much desired features
to the core platform. As mentioned above, now that we have released 1.0 we
will be turning our attention to the new features. Although development is
quiet, we have a fully functioning and responsive PMC and community.

15 Jun 2016 [Tom Barber / Bertrand]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

- Last release was 0.12 on Feb 19th 2016

We resolved 4 issues for this release.

The last few months have been quiet in development but there has been
movement to start merging some pretty large changes that were developed in
the last GSOC into our main development branch and release an OODT 1.0
release.

COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members:

Radu Maonle (radumanole) on 28 Oct 2015 as committer and PMC member.

Mailing list activity has been pretty much static in terms of period on
period volume and Jira has been quiet.

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

HEALTH REPORT

The project activity is pretty quiet, but there are still on going efforts in
place to help drive wider adoption. This includes a new website, greater
connectivity with other data platforms and adding some much desired features
to the core platform.

16 Mar 2016 [Tom Barber / Chris]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

- Last release was 0.12 on Feb 19th 2016

We resolved 4 issues for this release.

0.12 was a out of band release for OODT initially the scope was an emergency
patch for an API issue, but in preparing for the release we also addressed 3
major issues relating to the the Solr integration for OODT.

We have decided to switch to a rough quarterly release schedule to help keep
the code active and make sure that commits that get pushed to the project get
released in a timely manner, which will give contributors more confidence
about when their patches will end up in the stable codebase.

February was a busy month on the mailing list with a number of new users
showing up and triggering the Solr patches and general questions about OODT
usage.

The project is specific in its design but we have been working on advertising
to a larger crowd for less scientific based data management to draw a larger
audience and userbase.

At ApacheCon we have 1 presentation and 2 tutorials scheduled for Apache OODT
which we hope will drive awareness to wider audiences.

As ever it would be nice to see fresh blood on the project helping to increase
the development effort on the platform, but the software itself is stable and
well used.

COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members
Radu Maonle(radumanole) on 28 Oct 2015 as committer and PMC member

Last committer and PMC member added on 28th October 2015.

16 Dec 2015 [Tom Barber / Sam]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

 - Last release was 0.10 on Sept 13th 2015

We resolved 32 issues for this release.

0.11 has been under steady development, we have added Sonar reporting to our
daily build. We also spoke with Atlassian and got an updated Clover license
which we now use for test coverage stats. This is to help us stabilise the
codebase and improve our test coverage in a run up to a 1.0 release. 0.11
should be released shortly.

Email traffic is up and the community has had a few new people ask questions.

539 emails to the list, 453 in the previous quarter.

The project is specific in its design but we have been working on advertising
to a larger crowd for less scientific based data management to draw a larger
audience. We plan to continue this into 2016 and run some demo's at ApacheCon
demonstrating a more business oriented approach.

COMMUNITY

 Latest committers and PMC members
 Radu Maonle(radumanole) on 28 Oct 2015 as committer and PMC member

 Last committer and PMC member added on 28th October 2015.

16 Sep 2015 [Tom Barber / Greg]

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for
the rapid construction of scientific data systems.
It provides components for data capture, curation, metadata extraction,
workflow management, resource management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

 - Last release was 0.9 on Sun Jun 07 2015

We resolved 24 issues for 0.9.

We have recently cut the 0.10 RC1 and 0.10 RC2 builds.
The mailing lists have been reasonably active and whilst our community
is small it collaborates well and is effective in driving platform development.

We are working on a number of activities to help drive community numbers
and increase visibility.

 - dev@oodt.apache.org:
    - 95 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 453 emails sent to list (339 in previous quarter)

Whilst 0.10 was not released in this quarter, it has a number of bug fixes
and improvements, and a large update from the GSOC project which is in the
process of being merged.

COMMUNITY

 - Currently 43 committers and 42 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Last LDAP committee group addition was Dana J Freeborn at Fri Mar 27 2015
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Dana J Freeborn at Fri Mar 27 2015

17 Jun 2015 [Tom Barber / Sam]

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

• OODT-0.9 on 2015-06-07
• OODT-0.8.1 on 2015-02-13

We resolved 24 issues for 0.9.

We had 3 OODT based presentations at ApacheCon 2015 in Austin, Texas along
with productive discussions amongst OODT community members in attendance.

Apache OODT has had its Github mirror enabled for pull requests to better
facilitate community contributions from users happier using the Git version
control system.


List Mar Apr May
---- --- --- ---
dev  71  146 79


COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members:
Dana Freeborn(dfreeborn) on 2015-03-27 as commiter and PMC member

Last committer and PMC member were added on 2015-03-27

PRESS

The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency(DARPA) have been busy
promoting its Memex project which uses projects supplied by NASA JPL[JPL]
to help search the 'dark web' for criminals. One of the projects used is
ImageCat[ICT], and open source tool designed using elements of Apache OODT,
Solr[SOL] and Tika[TIK] to process image metadata. The Memex project and
the tool kits used has been covered by a number of news outlets including,
Forbes[FOR], Daily Mail[MAI], CBS[CBS], Wired[WIR].

[JIR] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[ICT] https://github.com/chrismattmann/imagecat
[TIK] http://tika.apache.org/
[SOL] http://lucene.apache.org/solr/
[MAI] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3096464/Nasa-joins-government-project-create-Google-deep-web-uncover-cyber-criminals-paedophiles-drug-dealers-online-underworld.html
[FOR] http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/04/17/darpa-nasa-and-partners-show-off-memex/
[JPL] http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4595
[WIR] https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=cnn%20memex
[CBS] http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/OYDtqg3mNUrnHA7ZVXF0rmUeBXNQZunx/new-search-engine-exposes-the-dark-web-/

18 Mar 2015 [Tom Barber / Bertrand]

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

• OODT-0.8.1 on 2015-02-13
• OODT-0.8 on 2014-12-25
• OODT-0.7 on 2014-09-19

We resolved 22 issues in JIRA [JIA] for release 0.8 and 12 issues for 0.8.1.

We resolved 11 issues in JIRA since the release of OODT-0.8.1 and look
forward to including these in OODT-0.9.

We shut down our user@oodt.apache.org mailing list [MAI] after concern by
a board member that, given its mere trickle of traffic, it was potentially
splintering our community.  Our dev@oodt.apache.org list remains popular.

We have replaced the old Apache OODT website with the new version developed by
the community based on the Apache CMS which will allow much more flexibility
with website changes and maintenance.

List Jan Feb Mar
---- --- --- ---
dev  166 124 20


COMMUNITY

Sean Kelly resigned as Chair of Apache OODT and Tom Barber was voted in as the
new chair on 2015-01-17 this was ratified by the board in the Feb Board Meeting.

Latest committers and PMC members:

Last committer and PMC member were added on 2014-11-25

PRESS

The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) [SMA] mission successfully
launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base [LAU] on 2015-01-29.  The instrument
ground data processing system is powered by Apache OODT and Apache Tika [TIK].

[JIR] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[SMA] http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/
[LAU] http://spacecoastdaily.com/2015/01/smap-launches-from-vandenberg-on-soil-mission/
[TIK] http://tika.apache.org/
[MAI] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-9074

18 Feb 2015

Change the Apache OODT Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Sean Kelly to
 the office of Vice President, Apache OODT, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Sean Kelly from the office of Vice President, Apache OODT, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache OODT project
 has chosen to recommend Tom Barber the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Sean Kelly is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache OODT, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Tom Barber be and hereby is appointed to
 the office of Vice President, Apache OODT, 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 7D, Resolution to Change the Apache OODT Chair,
 was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

17 Dec 2014 [Sean Kelly / Ross]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

• OODT-0.7 on 2014-09-19
• OODT-0.6 on 2013-07-17
• OODT-0.5 on 2012-12-25

We resolved 26 issues in JIRA [1] since the release of OODT-0.7 and look
forward to including these in OODT-0.8.

Our development mailing lists remain popular, while the user list shows less
activity.  The table below lists the number of postings by list, by month,
in Q4 2014:

List Oct Nov Dec
---- --- --- ---
dev  177 348   7
user   2  14   0

COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members:

• Angela Wang (angela_wang) on 2014-11-07 as committer and PMC member
• Valerie Mallder (vmallder) on 2014-11-25 as committer and PMC member

PRESS

OODT PMC Member Michael Starch (starchmd) spoke at NASA JPL's "Spark Day" event
where he presented a concept that integrates Apache OODT with Apache Spark,
Apache Mesos, Apache Hadoop, and Apache Kafka.  Materials presented are
available at the OODT wiki [2].

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[2] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OODT/Streaming+OODT

@Ross: Bring statistics in line with reporting period

17 Sep 2014 [Sean Kelly / Jim]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

• OODT-0.6 on 2013-07-17
• OODT-0.5 on 2012-12-25

We resolved 40 issues in JIRA [1] since our last report as we gear up for
OODT-0.7.

Our development mailing lists remain popular, while the user list shows less
activity.  The table below lists the number of postings by list, by month,
in 2014:

List Jul Aug Sep
---- --- --- ---
dev  198 192  17
user  25   7   0

COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members:

• Michael Starch (starchmd) 2014-07-14 (committer and PMC member)
• Tyler Palsulich (tpalsulich) 2014-07-22 (committer and PMC member)

PRESS

The NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory [2] mission launched into Earth orbit on
2014-07-02. Apache OODT (as well as Apache Tika [3]) powers its ground data
system.

Similarly, the NASA Airborne Snow Observatory [4], which uses aircraft-based
laser radar (LIDAR) to measure snowpack.  Apache OODT is a core component that's
pivotal in this mission that's understanding California drought [5].

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[2] http://oco.jpl.nasa.gov/
[3] http://tika.apache.org/
[4] http://aso.jpl.nasa.gov/
[5] http://s.apache.org/1li

18 Jun 2014 [Sean Kelly / Ross]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

• OODT-0.6 on 2013-07-17
• OODT-0.5 on 2012-12-25

We project the release of OODT-0.7 this month (2014-06).  We resolved 8
issues in JIRA [1] since our last report.

Our development mailing lists remain popular, while the user list shows less
activity.  The table below lists the number of postings by list, by month,
in 2014:

List Apr May Jun
---- --- --- ---
dev  190 113   7
user  10  11   0

COMMUNITY

Latest committers and PMC members:

• Chris Schollar (chris) 2014-05-18 (committer and PMC)

PRESS

Lindsay Magnus of the South African Astroinformatics Alliance reported [2] that
Apache OODT is an integral part of the data infrastructure for the Square
Kilometre Array [3], the world's largest radio telescope.  We are pleased that
OODT plays such a role in this massive scientific endeavor.

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[2] http://s.apache.org/X0h
[3] https://www.skatelescope.org/

19 Mar 2014 [Sean Kelly / Brett]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

• OODT-0.6 on 2013-07-17
• OODT-0.5 on 2012-12-25

OODT-0.7 will focus on Apache Tika [1] integration and Apache CXF [2]
integration.  OODT-0.7 is projected to be released in 2014-06.  We resolved 8
issues in JIRA [3] since our last report.

Our development mailing lists remain popular, while the user list shows less
activity.  The table below lists the number of postings by list, by month,
in 2014:

List Jan Feb Mar
---- --- --- ---
dev   90  65  18
user   4   2   0

COMMUNITY

We inducted no new committers or PMC members since our last report.  (The last
committer and PMC member was brought in on 2013-10-21.)

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

[1] http://tika.apache.org/
[2] http://cxf.apache.org/
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT

18 Dec 2013 [Sean Kelly / Shane]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

• OODT-0.6 on 2013-07-17
• OODT-0.5 on 2012-12-25

OODT-0.7 will focus on Apache Tika [1] integration and Apache CXF [2]
integration.  We resolved 8 issues in JIRA [3] since our last report.

We reported a security vulnerability [4] to the Apache Security Team.  The fix
will be included in OODT-0.7.  There have been zero reports of exploits of this
vulnerability.  We also feel this particular part of the code is not in use
by anyone anymore.  We may excise the code altogether in a future release.

Our development mailing lists remain popular, while the user list shows less
activity.  The table below lists the number of postings by list, by month, in
2013:

List Oct Nov Dec
---- --- --- ---
dev   55  70   3
user   8  22   0

COMMUNITY

We inducted no new committers or PMC members since our last report.  (The last
committer and PMC member was brought in on 2013-10-21.)

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

[1] http://tika.apache.org/
[2] http://cxf.apache.org/
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[4] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-657

18 Sep 2013 [Sean Kelly / Jim]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

• OODT-0.6 on 2013-07-17
• OODT-0.5 on 2012-12-25

OODT-0.7 will focus on Apache Tika [1] integration, Apache CXF [2]
integration, Ganglia integration [3], amongst others.  We resolved 23 issues
in JIRA [4] since our last report.

Our development mailing lists remain quite popular, while the user list shows
less activity.  The table below lists the number of postings by list, by
month, in 2013:

List Jul Aug Sep
---- --- --- ---
dev   78  31   3
user  28   0   0

COMMUNITY

Development work (including documentation!) is complete on one of our Google
Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013 projects: "OODT monitor for Ganglia", by T.W.
Rajith O. Siriwardana, University of Moratuwa (mentored by Chris Mattmann)
[5].

Our other GSoC-2013 project, "Upgrading the OODT CAS-Product Web App to use
JAX-RS via Apache CXF", by Ross Laidlaw, University of Oxford (mentored by
Rishi Verma) [6], is still in progress.

We inducted two new members since our last report:

• Rajith Siriwardana (siriwardana), added 2013-07-26, committer + PMC.
• Tom Barber (magicaltrout), added 2013-07-14, committer + PMC.

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

[1] http://tika.apache.org/
[2] http://cxf.apache.org/
[3] http://s.apache.org/E7w
[4] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[5] http://s.apache.org/9yC
[6] http://s.apache.org/caM

19 Jun 2013 [Sean Kelly / Jim]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

The last release of OODT-0.5 was on 2012-12-25.  This quarter we made headway
on 0.6 with the following highlights:

• Apache OODT + Apache Airavata [1] integration
• PGE Writers based on metadata-key templates and Apache Velocity
• Windows & Cygwin compatibility
• XML Product Server database improvements
• Workflow engine conditionals
• Regexp-based metadata extraction
• WebGrid configuration improvements
• RADiX Archetypes for Process Control System and Resource Manager
• Skinnable Operations UI

Future work in the next quarter will focus on releasing 0.6.  We haven't
forgotten Python yet, either; we've just been busy elsewhere.

We resolved 32 issues in JIRA [2] since our last report.

We also standardized our JIRA issue labels so newcomers to the project can
tackle issues by difficulty level.

Our development mailing lists remain quite popular, while the user list shows
less activity.  The table below lists the number of postings by list, by
month, in 2013:

List Apr May Jun
---- --- --- ---
dev  150  46  14
user  17   6   3

COMMUNITY

We nabbed two projects for the Google Summer of Code 2013:

• Upgrading the OODT CAS-Product Web App to use JAX-RS via Apache CXF, by Ross
 Laidlaw, University of Oxford (mentored by Rishi Verma) [3]
• OODT monitor for Ganglia, by T.W. Rajith O. Siriwardana, University of
 Moratuwa (mentored by Chris Mattmann) [4]

We inducted the following committers into the OODT PMC:

• Arni Sumarlidason (sumarlidason)
• Gavin McDonald (gmcdonald)
• Lewis John McGibbney (lewismc)
• Nga Chung (nchung)
• Varun Ratnakar (varunr)

BRANDING

There are no outstanding branding issues.  All's good.

PRESS

Apache OODT PMC members Paul Ramirez, Andrew Hart, Cameron Goodale, and Chris
Mattmann are part of the planning team [5] of the Open Source Summit 3.0
(June 24–27, Washington DC).  Jim Jagielski is scheduled to speak at the
summit.

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

[1] http://airavata.apache.org/
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[3] http://s.apache.org/caM
[4] http://s.apache.org/9yC
[5] http://s.apache.org/Wjj

20 Mar 2013 [Sean Kelly / Sam]

DESCRIPTION

Apache OODT is a software framework as well as an architectural style for the
rapid construction of scientific data systems.  It provides components for
data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow management, resource
management, and data processing.

RELEASES/DEVELOPMENT

For our Christmas-day gift of 2012, we released version 0.5 of OODT [1], which
closed out 61 issues in JIRA [2] and provided improvements to:

* OODT File Manager, and Lucene- and Solr-based catalog indexing
* Curator JAX-RS web application
* PushPull remote file retrieval
* WEngine workflow system

Future work in the next quarter will focus on cross-fertilization projects
with Apache Airavata and Apache Tika, as well as fleshing out our Python APIs.

OODT Jenkins jobs are now prominently featured from our project home page [3].

Our development mailing lists remain quite popular, while the user list shows
less activity.  The table below lists the number of postings by list, by
month, in 2013:

List Jan Feb Mar
---- --- --- ---
dev   57  75  12
user  12  16   0

COMMUNITY

The North American ApacheCon 2013 conspicuously featured Apache OODT.  Seven
speakers gave eight presentations about OODT in the "Apache in Science" track at
the conference [4].

We established a third social media base at Google Plus [5], complementing our
existing Facebook [6] and Twitter [7] presence.  We also created a read-only
mirror of OODT at Github [8], enabling a wider base of code contributions and
future participants.

BRANDING

There are no outstanding branding issues since our last report. All's good.

PRESS

Apache OODT received noteworthy attention in two articles penned by our
eminent member Chris A. Mattmann:

* Nature published "Computing: A Vision for Data Science" [9] in volume 493
 (p. 474) featuring Apache OODT, Hadoop, and Tika in the face of "big data".

* Software Development Times published "Apache Does Science" [10], discussing
 OODT's and Apache Airavata's places in scientific endeavors.

ISSUES

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

[1] http://s.apache.org/gm
[2] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT
[3] http://oodt.apache.org/
[4] http://s.apache.org/c8C
[5] http://s.apache.org/8vM
[6] http://s.apache.org/M5x
[7] http://s.apache.org/PYt
[8] http://s.apache.org/cNy
[9] http://s.apache.org/eS
[10] http://s.apache.org/Yeg

20 Feb 2013

Change the Apache OODT PMC Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Chris Mattmann
 to the office of Vice President, Apache OODT, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Chris Mattmann from the office of Vice President, Apache OODT,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache OODT
 project has chosen to recommend Sean Kelly the successor
 to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Chris Mattmann is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache OODT, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Sean Kelly and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache OODT, 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 OODT PMC Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Dec 2012 [Chris A. Mattmann / Jim]

Apache OODT is a software framework, and an architectural style for
the rapid construction of scientific data systems. It provides
components for data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow
management, resource management and data processing.

Releases/Development:

We are currently discussing rolling a release candidate for Apache
OODT 0.5 [1]. 0.5 has 58 issues resolved, including some major
upgrades to our workflow engine, wrapping up what we started in
0.4. There are also bug fixes to the pge and crawler modules part
of CAS.

Most of the active work now involves efforts towards the curator
(see OODT-506 [2], OODT-508 [3]), and towards improved catalog
support for the filemgr (see OODT-541 [4]).

There were 46, 72, and 38 emails sent to the dev list from December
2012, November 2012, and October 2012, respectively. There were 13,
23, and 24 emails sent to the user list in that same time frame,
respectively.

Community:

The Apache OODT PMC added Mike Joyce to our ranks in the latest
quarter.

Chris Mattmann worked with ApacheCon NA 2013 organizers and reviewers
to create an Apache in Science track primarily dedicated to Apache
OODT, but also to Apache Airavata and Apache Tika and Apache Solr.
Suresh Marru and Marlon Pierce from Apache Airavata will co-chair
the track. Apache in Science will be a sequel to the Apache in
Space! track from ApacheCon NA 2011.

There was a Birds of a Feather meeting [5] at the Super Computing
Conference on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 that discussed Apache
as a model for the development of scientific software, and community.
Suresh Marru, Marlon Pierce, and Chris Mattmann organized the event.
Apache OODT, and Apache Airavata were used as exemplars and discussed
during the meeting.

Branding:

No updates beyond last report. Looks good.

Press:

Chris Mattmann keynoted the ITEX 2012 conference in Auckland, New
Zealand on November 7, 2012 [6] and discussed Apache OODT, and the
Apache Software Foundation.  Several associated articles, e.g., in
ComputerWorld NZ [7] were published around that time.

[1] http://s.apache.org/OHz
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-506
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-508
[4] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-541
[5] http://s.apache.org/Vfn
[6] http://s.apache.org/Raa
[7] http://s.apache.org/liD

19 Sep 2012 [Chris A. Mattmann / Rich]

Apache OODT is a software framework, and an architectural style for
the rapid construction of scientific data systems. It provides
components for data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow
management, resource management and data processing.

Releases/Development:

We released Apache OODT 0.4 on June 20, 2012 [1].

We're currently working towards 0.5 with 31 issues currently resolved, and
we'll likely pull together an RC in the next month or so.

We worked with Gavin and infra@ to get an OODT PEAR channel [2]
up and running at [3]. Thanks Gav!

Community:

The Apache OODT PMC didn't add any new members to its ranks
over the last quarter.

Chris Mattmann and Paul Ramirez mentored a student jointly between the Apache
OODT PMC and the Apache SIS PPMC in Google Summer of
Code. The student, Ross Laidlaw, successfully completed his
project, and passed his GSoC final evals. Great job, Ross! [4] Ross
is now an Apache OODT PMC member and a member of the Apache
SIS PPMC.

Chris Mattmann was asked by Ross Gardler to participate in an
Apache Case Study being conducted by Indiana University as
part of an NSF EAGER grant.

Branding:

No updates beyond last report. Looks good.

Press:

Chris Mattmann has given a few talks on Apache OODT, including
discussing the ASF and OODT at the NASA Open Source "Mini Summit"
at the Summer Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) meeting in
Madison, WI [5], and recently at the ESIP Information Technology
and Interoperability "Rant and Rave" on Open Source [6] to promote the
new ESIP Open Source Cluster [7] that Mattmann will chair.

[1] http://s.apache.org/6oN
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-329
[3] http://pear.apache.org/oodt
[4] http://s.apache.org/Xyr
[5] http://s.apache.org/3Fl
[6] http://s.apache.org/dGy
[7] http://s.apache.org/pE

20 Jun 2012 [Chris A. Mattmann / Bertrand]

Apache OODT is a software framework, and an architectural style for
the rapid construction of scientific data systems. It provides
components for data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow
management, resource management and data processing.

Releases/Development:

We're currently VOTE'ing on RC #1 for Apache OODT 0.4. It already
has 3 +1s so there is a high chance it'll go out the door (finally!)

There are over 160+ issues that have been fixed since 0.3 and about
40-50 more that have been addressed since last Q's report. There are
a few lingering issues that won't make it into 0.4 (wrapping up the
wengine workflow manager updates [1] -- though most of them are already
done -- and some other updates to cas-pge and crawler that won't make
it in).

We'll try and rapidly roll an 0.4.1 or a 0.5 to fix this soon enough, not
taking another year to get it out the door. We also are working to get
an OODT PEAR channel [2] up and running.

Community:

The Apache OODT PMC added Billy Webb, Ross Laidlaw and Michael
Cayanan to our ranks over the last quarter. Ross is currently doing a
Google Summer of Code project [3] with Apache OODT and SIS.

Branding:

No updates beyond last report. Looks good.

Press:

Jim Jagielski and Chris Mattmann will be giving talks at the NASA,
State Department and VA hosted Open Source Summit [4] in DC
June 20-21, 2012. Chris's talk will have a distinct focus on OODT,
and Jim's will be talking about the ASF and community.

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-215
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-329
[3] http://s.apache.org/zq
[4] http://opensourcesummit.eventbrite.com/

21 Mar 2012 [Chris A. Mattmann / Roy]

Apache OODT is a software framework, and an architectural style for
the rapid construction of scientific data systems. It provides
components for data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow
management, resource management and data processing.

Releases/Development:

Paul Ramirez volunteered to roll an 0.4 release candidate, and
hopefully that will be done in the next week or so.

There are over 100+ issues that have been fixed since 0.3. The major
innovations in this release are the PCS Operator Interface [1], the
complete refactoring and re-architecture of the Workflow Engine
(aka "Workflow2") [2], OODT RADIX [3] for easy deployment of OODT
systems, and improvements to our command line interfaces for all
components [4].

Community:

The Apache OODT PMC has had a busy 3 months of adding new contributors.
We added Shakeh Khudikyan, Paul Zimdars, Luca Cinquini, and Bruce
Barkstrom to our ranks, and are in the process of wrapping up another
PMC member VOTE currently.

In addition, Apache OODT was recently used by a Master's student,
Billy Webb, who also works at Northrup Grumman corporation, to study
software architecture, and data systems. He cited Apache OODT as a
great example of an open source community, and active software
project, that he could use to study in his class.

Branding:

No updates beyond last report. Looks good.

Press:

Apache OODT was mentioned in several recent articles, including a
link from NASA's new code.nasa.gov website [5], in NASA Spinoff
magazine [6] (includes quotes from Chris Mattmann, Dan Crichton and
Jim Jagielski) and also in a link from MSNBC to the NASA Spinoff
site [7] which links to OODT.


[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-157
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-215
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-120
[4] http://s.apache.org/flV
[5] http://code.nasa.gov
[6] http://s.apache.org/ne
[7] http://s.apache.org/jQD

21 Dec 2011 [Chris A. Mattmann / Roy]

Apache OODT is a software framework, and an architectural style for
the rapid construction of scientific data systems. It provides
components for data capture, curation, metadata extraction, workflow
management, resource management and data processing.

Releases/Development:

We're still working on the 0.4 release.

Chris Mattmann, Andrew Hart, Paul Ramirez and Cameron Goodale are
working on OODT-157 [1] the OODT Operator Interface, a webapp for
monitoring the OODT PCS components. Work also continues on the
Workflow2 architecture improvements specified in OODT-215 [2],
including global workflow conditions, dynamic workflows,
parallel/sequential mode, a new workflow engine, etc.

Paul Ramirez and Cameron Goodale are working on OODT-120 [3], or
OODT RADIX, an easy deployer and installer framework for Apache
OODT.

We've also made some progress in the area of integration with Apache
Solr, contributing an OODT File Manager to Solr sync program in
OODT-326 [4].

Ricky Ngyuen has been working on a slew of improvements to XMLPS,
our XML configurable profile/product server (see OODT-61 [5],
OODT-333 [6],  OODT-336 [7], OODT-337 [8], OODT-341 [9].

Brian Foster has been leading the charge in developing CAS-CLI, and
integrating it into all of the OODT CAS components as our new
standard command line interface library.

We've also got a ton of new crawler actions including code that
allows action switching (ternary), branching, and failover. In
total, we've got 67 issues fixed so far ready to ship with the 0.4
release when the time comes (Paul Ramirez has volunteered to RM
it).

Community:

Sheryl John and Ricky Nguyen were added as OODT PMC members and
committers.

The Apache in Space! (OODT) track at ApacheCon NA 2011 went off
without a hitch! It was great. All slides are up online with Lanyard,
and audio is up with FeatherCast.org (thanks to Rich and others).

Paul Ramirez, Ricky Nguyen, Cameron Goodale, Andrew Hart, Emily Law
and Chris Mattmann were at the meeting to represent the Apache OODT
community.

Branding:

No updates beyond last report. Looks good.

Press:

OODT showed up as one of the Apache projects in the "Top five
head-scratchingest names for software projects" run by the SDTimes
website [10]. We're proud of our moniker. That is all.

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-157
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-215
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-120
[4] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-326
[5] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-61
[6] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-333
[7] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-336
[8] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-337
[9] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-341
[10] http://s.apache.org/kys

21 Sep 2011 [Chris A. Mattmann / Roy]

Releases/Development:

We pushed out the 0.3 release at the end of June 2011 [1].

Work continues towards the 0.4 release. Chris Mattmann
volunteered to RM it since he is working on a number of
updates to the OODT workflow manager described further
in OODT-215 [2].

Cameron Goodale contributed some updates to the OODT
file manager tools and documentation in OODT-306 [3] and
in OODT-52 [4]. Andrew Hart has been working on improving
the OODT balance webapp framework (e.g., see OODT-297 [5]).
Gabe Resneck is working on improving the OODT resource
management component, as described in [6], [7] and [8].

Community:

Gabriel Resneck and Paul Vee were added to the OODT PMC
and as OODT committers.

Several OODT-focused talks were accepted for ApacheCon.
There will be an OODT track at ApacheCon this year (Apache
in Space! (OODT) [9]) and the community is planning on
attending in full force. Chris has been asked to chair the
track and has accepted.

Branding:

We feel our website and branding status is up-to-date.
During Incubation, Sean Kelly worked very hard to bring
our new Apache OODT website up-to-date with the branding
guidelines from Shane. We welcome further input or
suggested updates.

Press:

InformationWeek mentioned Apache OODT in an article on
NASA's Open Source and the Open Gov initiative [10].

We've been coordinating with Sally on the Meaningful
Use of Complex Medical Data (MUCMD) symposium [11] that
was held in collaboration with NASA, the National
Library of Medicine and Apache on August 26, 27th. The
symposium covered various technologies and approaches to
understanding medical data (health care records, instrument
monitors, patient notes, etc.) Apache OODT was a big part of
this. There were also several talks during the meeting on
Apache Hadoop, including a presentation by Jeff Hammerbacher.

[1] http://s.apache.org/Kjt
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-215
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-306
[4] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-52
[5] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-297
[6] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-315
[7] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-314
[8] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-305
[9] http://na11.apachecon.com/talk/by_track/1396
[10] http://s.apache.org/zN
[11] http://mucmd.org/

15 Jun 2011 [Chris A. Mattmann / Bertrand]

Releases/Development:

Work progresses towards the 0.3 release. Andrew Hart will hopefully
have the 0.3 RC within the next week or so [1]. Chris Mattmann
upgraded the OODT file manager browser [2] and workflow monitor [3]
webapps to be based on the Apache Wicket framework. Chris is also
working on updating the PCS Operator Interface to be based on Wicket
[4]. Brian Foster is modularizing the Push Pull Framework [5] and
adding more significant unit testing coverage. Thomas Bennett has
added some great documentation on the wiki regarding ingestion and the
crawler [6]. Paul Ramirez and Cameron Goodale are working hard on
developing "RADIX" [7], an easy installer framework for OODT. Andrew
Hart contributed a PHP-based web framework for OODT called "Balance" [8].

Community:

Thomas Bennett was added to the OODT PMC and as a OODT committer.

Several OODT-focused talks were accepted for ApacheCon. There will be an OODT
track at ApacheCon this year (Apache in Space! (OODT) [9]) and the community
is planning on attending in full force.

Branding:

We feel our website and branding status is up-to-date. During Incubation, Sean
Kelly worked very hard to bring our new Apache OODT website up-to-date with the
branding guidelines from Shane. We welcome further input or suggested updates.

Press:

We've been coordinating with Sally on the Meaningful Use of Complex Medical
Data (MUCMD) symposium [10] that we are putting on in collaboration with NASA,
the National Library of Medicine and Apache. The symposium will cover various
technologies and approaches to understanding medical data (health care records,
instrument monitors, patient notes, etc.) Apache OODT is a big part of this.

[1] http://s.apache.org/iT
[2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-155
[3] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-156
[4] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-157
[5] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-194
[6] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OODT/OODT+Crawler+Help
[7] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-120
[8] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-186
[9] http://na11.apachecon.com/talk/by_track/1396
[10] http://mucmd.org/

16 Mar 2011 [Chris A. Mattmann / Jim]

Releases/Development:

Progress towards the 0.3 release is steady. We've already
made a number of improvements, including the addition of the
PCS interface, providing tools for workflow provenance, health
status checking, and file metadata listing across the OODT CAS
components. Chris Mattmann, Paul Ramirez and Brian Foster are
making good progress on OODT-139 [1] which exposes the underlying
PCS functionality as JAX-RS REST services. There have been a number
of bug fixes and improvements contributed as part of the PCS
development process as well (e.g., see OODT-138 [2], OODT-141 [3]
and OODT-142 [4]).

Cameron Goodale has done some fantastic work on getting the website
up to snuff, helping to advertise version 0.2 (our first release as
a TLP), and helping to add documentation and whatnot to help new OODT
users. Chris Mattmann has also done some work in this area too,
contributing some user docs and guides that were part of the original
OODT distribution from JPL but that didn't originally make it to Apache
(OODT-151 [5]).

Brian Foster contributed a CrawlerAction that executes an external
process or script, allowing users to develop actions in other languages.
See OODT-144 [6].

Community:

The OODT PMC added J. Steven Hughes as an OODT PMC Member/Committer.

Mailing list activity is steady on the user and the dev list. Chris Mattmann
is having his students in his CSCI 578: Software Architectures course at USC
this semester use Apache OODT in their projects, and advising the students to
head to the mailing lists for conversation and help.

We've also had some good interest from outside users, in particular Windows
folks trying to use OODT. We're fielding (no pun intended) those questions as
they arise.

Chris Mattmann attended the NSF/USGS Geodata 2011 workshop in Colorado and
had some positive conversations with USGS regarding Apache OODT.

NASA is holding its first ever Open Source Summit [7] 3/29-3/30. Chris
Mattmann is going to give a Day 1 presentation, describing the Apache OODT
experience, and helping to spread the cause. There will be a significant
opportunity here to help shape the way that NASA deals with open source
software (both producing and consuming) going forward.

Press:

The interviews for NASA Spinoff magazine article on OODT are complete. We're
awaiting to hear back from the magazine and to see a draft of the article.

======

[1] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-139
[2] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-138
[3] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-141
[4] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-142
[5] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-151
[6] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-144
[7] http://www.nasa.gov/open/source/agenda/index.html

16 Feb 2011 [Chris A. Mattmann / Greg]

Apache OODT was made a TLP at the November 17, 2010 board
meeting. This is the third and final of three initial monthly
reports before moving to Quarterly in March 2011.

Releases
-------------

The 0.2 release is out [1]. Paul Ramirez RM'ed the release and
did a fantastic job. We've received some buzz on the release,
with an article in InfoQ magazine [2], and another article being
worked on for NASA spinoff magazine. The 0.2 release includes
registration of the Python portions of OODT in PyPI, our first
release to do so.

Work on 0.3 has started. Andrew Hart has volunteered to RM the
release [3]. One of the big items on tap is how to deal with
getting the OODT jars out to Maven Central.

Press
---------

Sally Khudairi and press@ put Chris Mattmann and Dan Crichton
and Jim Jagielski in touch with NASA Spinoff magazine and Bo
Schwerin. Spinoff wants to run a feature on Apache OODT and
wanted to interview Chris, Dan and Jim. All three interviews
(will) have been completed by Friday 2/11/2011 and a draft of
the article should be available next week.

After the Slashdot article [4], Twitter has had some steady
activity, with folks discovering OODT, blogging about its NASA
heritage (as the first NASA Apache project), and trying to figure
out how to use OODT in their applications.

Community
----------------

The OODT PMC elected Rishi Verma as an OODT PMC member and committer
in February 2011 [5].

Mailing list activity is picking up. There are requests for more OODT
documentation, and some users in the bioinformatics domain and some in
the energy domain have showed up on list with interest to use the
software in their application. In addition, a PhD student was interested
in leveraging OODT for some of his archiving research.

Twitter and Facebook has seen increasing OODT activity as well (see above
for Twitter). We've had between 10-15 join the Facebook OODT group since
the recent press on its promotion to TLP and since its 0.2 release.

Cameron Goodale updated the OODT website to include information about our
releases, and fix some broken links.

[1] http://s.apache.org/PLN
[2] http://s.apache.org/mA
[3] http://s.apache.org/mk
[4] http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/01/08/1544204/Apache-To-Steward-NASA-Built-Middleware
[5] Message ID: <835E6352-7C20-43DB-B796-3F8C1C014D0A@jpl.nasa.gov>

19 Jan 2011 [Chris A. Mattmann / Sam]

Apache OODT was made a TLP at the November 17, 2010 board
meeting. This is the second of three initial monthly reports
before moving to Quarterly in March 2011.

Releases
-------------

Work continues towards the 0.2 release. Paul Ramirez
volunteered [1] to RM this release. Currently we have about 44
resolved issues [2]. We expect to put out the 0.2 release likely
in the next month. One of the big things in this release will
hopefully be the ability to push out to the Python Package Index
(PyPI) [3], and also we are looking at how to deal with getting the
OODT jars out to Maven Central as well.

Press
---------

Chris Mattmann and Dan Crichton and Sally Khudairi and Brian Knosp
put out 2 OODT TLP press releases, one at the ASF [4] and one at the
JPL science and technology website [5], which was picked up by the
NASA.gov main technology website [6] and a number of other outlets. For
instance, InformationWeek [7] ran a story, as did the sdtimes [8] and (w00t!),
Slashdot [9]! We've received tons of feedback and interest in the project
since the releases went out. Thanks everyone!


Community
----------------

We haven't elected any new committers or PMC members in this month since
the last report.

We've had some new lurkers on the dev@ and user@ mailing lists, especially
since the press release, and there are still steady contributions heading
in including a test report and bug fix from a new user picking up the
software for the first time [10]. We've also had some discussion and momentum
on generating some training videos that we can post up on our site [11].


[1] http://s.apache.org/1OB
[2] http://s.apache.org/tw
[3] http://s.apache.org/eE
[4] http://s.apache.org/WPL
[5] http://scienceandtechnology.jpl.nasa.gov/newsandevents/newsdetails/?NewsID=1134
[6] http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/apache20110104.html
[7] http://s.apache.org/pD
[8] http://s.apache.org/pL
[9] http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/01/08/1544204/Apache-To-Steward-NASA-Built-Middleware
[10] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-110
[11] http://s.apache.org/Auu

Note: only s.apache.org should be used for URL shortening in board reports.

15 Dec 2010 [Chris A. Mattmann / Greg]

Apache OODT was made a TLP at the November 17, 2010 board meeting.
This is the first of three initial monthly reports before moving to
Quarterly in March 2011.

Infrastructure
-------------------

The OODT TLP infrastructure migration went great. Chris Mattmann
created a set of issues and then linked them together (see here [1]),
and Gav quickly got everything up and running. Thanks to infra@ for
rocking it and getting our TLP set up!


Releases
-------------

Shortly before the TLP process, OODT made its *first Apache release*,
version 0.1-incubating, detailed here [2]. David Woollard did a great
job as the RM, congrats on his pushing through his first Apache release.
We are currently actively working on version 0.2.

Press
---------

Chris and Sally are working together to make a joint NASA/JPL/Caltech and
ASF press release on OODT@theASF. Sally said she expected the OODT PR to
go out on the wire on the 14th. The NASA/JPL/Caltech release is in its
2nd draft, and Brian Knosp from JPL is in touch with Sally and will send
her a copy of the announcement. OODT is the *first NASA* project to be
hosted at the ASF. Yay!

Community
----------------

We've had a number of contributions fly in from a variety of new people
on the OODT@Apache scene. Rishi Verma has been going back and forth with
some productive user-facing mailing list questions and discussions regarding
using OODT product servers. Tom Bennett, all the way down in South Africa,
has been using the software in the context of the Square Kilometer Array
(SKA) project, and has even contributed a patch to fix a timezone issue
in the File Manager (OODT-62 [3]). Victor Hwang has also been helping out
(contributing in part to OODT-9 [4]). Faranak Davoodi contributed a small
patch in OODT-83 [5] to fix a typo in the pushpull pom.xml.

Development
-------------------

Work progresses towards the 0.2 release. Paul Ramirez has volunteered to RM
the next release [6]. Brian Foster has been discussing and contributing a
number of patches and issues (see [7, 8] for some samples). Cameron Goodale
volunteered to help with some bugs/issues we're seeing with Maven ${oodt.version}
numbers in pom.xml files (e.g., see OODT-63 [9]). Chris Mattmann, Sean McCleese,
and Victor Hwang contributed a configurable OPeNDAP-based profile server in
OODT-9 [4]. In all, development is progressing!


[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-3217
[2] http://s.apache.org/sE
[3] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-62
[4] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-9
[5] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-83
[6] http://s.apache.org/gZ
[7] http://issues.apache.org/ijra/browse/OODT-75
[8] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-77
[9] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-63

17 Nov 2010

Establish the Apache OODT 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 the construction of scientific,
   data management systems for distribution at no charge to the public.

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

   RESOLVED, that the Apache OODT Project be and hereby is
   responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
   related to the construction of scientific, data management
   systems; and be it further

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

   * Andrew Hart (ahart@apache.org)
   * Brian Foster (bfoster@apache.org)
   * Cameron Goodale (goodale@apache.org)
   * Chris A. Mattmann (mattmann@apache.org)
   * Dan Crichton (crichton@apache.org)
   * David Kale (davekale@apache.org)
   * David Woollard (woollard@apache.org)
   * Ian Holsman (ianh@apache.org)
   * Joshua Garcia (joshuaga@apache.org)
   * Justin Erenkrantz (jerenkrantz@apache.org)
   * Paul Ramirez (pramirez@apache.org)
   * Sean Hardman (shardman@apache.org)
   * Sean McCleese (smcclees@apache.org)
   * Sean Kelly (kelly@apache.org)

   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Chris A. Mattmann
   be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache OODT, to
   serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
   Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
   death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
   or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

   RESOLVED, that the Apache OODT Project be and hereby
   is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
   Incubator OODT sub-project; and be it further

   RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
   Incubator OODT sub-project encumbered upon the
   Apache Incubator Project are hereafter discharged.

 Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

22 Sep 2010

OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing, information
integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of successful projects
at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, and
many other research institutions and universities.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation
1. Port OODT code and license headers into ASF license headers
2. OODT contributions from at least 2 other organizations besides JPL
3. At least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few months

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The OODT community voted in a new committer, Cameron Goodale on July 15,
2010. There have been several contributions from individuals from other
organizations, notably the contribution of OODT@Apache logos in OODT-17 by
Paul Vee from CHLA, the work on OODT XMLPS from David Kale of CHLA in
OODT-29, as well as use cases contributed by Dr. Bruce Barkstrom (in
OODT-28). We've also had some more JPL'ers join the mailing lists (Paul
Zimdars), as well as another NASA contributor, Mark Foshee from Marshall
Space Flight Center.

Dan Crichton has been invited to give a keynote at ApacheCon NA.

How has the project developed since the last report?

OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on January 22, 2010.

Development has progressed at a rapid pace. Chris has input 2 releases into
JIRA (0.1-incubating and 0.2-incubating), and currently 18 of the 23 issues
scheduled for 0.1-incubating have been completed. Of the remaining 5, 2 of
the issues (OODT-3 and OODT-15) are basically finished. OODT-29 (reported by
David Kale from CHLA) proposes to contribute a configurable XML
product/profile server add on to web-grid (which was imported in OODT-27 by
Chris Mattmann) based on Chris Mattmann's existing handler being deployed at
CHLA, originally developed on the EDRN project. The remaining 2 issues both
involve cleaning up license dependencies (one for the pushpull component in
OODT-22 and another for clearing the profile/product server dependency on
jacorb in OODT-25). We are *this close* to wrapping up the 0.1-incubating
release. We even have a release manager: David Woollard has volunteered to
push out the release, with guidance from Chris Mattmann.

Probably the most visible development to report is that OODT@Apache now has
an official website! http://incubator.apache.org/oodt/. Sean Kelly led the
way, with contributions from Chris Mattmann and Andrew Hart and Paul Vee in
OODT-16/OODT-17.

16 Jun 2010

OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing,
information integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of
successful projects at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California
Institute of Technology, and many other research institutions and
universities.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation
1. Port OODT code and license headers into ASF license headers
2. OODT contributions from at least 2 other organizations besides JPL
3. At least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few
months

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Either Justin Erenkrantz or David Woollard will be giving a talk at the
TransferSummit 2010 in Oxford, UK on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 3:50pm -
4:30pm on NASA and Apache. The talk will cover OODT in detail and the
transition of the first NASA project into the ASF Incubator and the
experience along the way. After some discussion with Justin, Chris added
himself as a mentor for the project on the OODT Proposal on the Incubator
wiki, since he is an ASF member and Incubator PMC member. Much of the other
activity continues to be from the mentors and committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on January 22, 2010.

Development continues to focus on cleaning up the OODT code and config
license headers, with contributions from Andrew Hart and Sean McCleese, and
on one top-level build for OODT, and one trunk, tags and branches) with
contributions from Chris Mattmann. When OODT-15 and OODT-3 are finished, we
should be ready for 1st incubating release along with some documentation
transferring and getting the website up and running, tracked in
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-16, and assigned to Sean Kelly.

19 May 2010

Description:

OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing,
information integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of
successful projects at Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ California Institute of
Technology (http://jpl.nasa.gov/, and many other research institutions and
universities.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation:

1. Port OODT code and license headers into ASF license headers
2. OODT contributions from at least 2 other organizations besides JPL
3. At least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few months

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Chris Mattmann mentioned OODT as a possible extension for Whirr, proposed by
Tom White in the Incubator. We had some input from Justin
(http://www.mail-archive.com/oodt-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg00050.html)
progressing on OODT-3 (http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-3), and
leveraging tools like RAT to do the license checking and verification needed
to close out the issue. Much of the other activity continues to be from the
mentors and committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on January 22, 2010.

Development over the last month has centered on OODT-3 (cleaning up the OODT
code and config license headers), with contributions from Sean McCleese, and
on OODT-15 (one top-level build for OODT, and one trunk, tags and branches).
OODT-15 in particular included some community discussion and a lazy consensus
to move forward. Chris Mattmann is nearly complete on this reorganization,
which, coupled with OODT-3 should provide for a great 1st incubating release
along with some documentation transferring and getting the website up and
running (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-16), which Sean Kelly has
volunteered to spearhead.

21 Apr 2010

OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing, information
integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of successful projects
at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, and
many other research institutions and universities.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation:

1. Port OODT code and license headers into ASF license headers
2. OODT contributions from at least 2 other organizations besides JPL
3. At least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few months

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

No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

Dave Kale, from Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), is the first
external to JPL contributor to the project (besides mentors of course). Dave
contributed the patch for OODT-8, fixing a minor bug in referencing a jar
dependency for Maven. Cameron Goodale, another JPL'er (but not a committer),
input OODT-14 for documentation that he is working on. Much of the other
activity continues to be from the mentors and committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on January 22, 2010.

Sean Kelly imported the Python version of the OODT query, profile, product,
and webgrid components in OODT-6. Work on the initial import into Apache
OODT-3) is nearing completion. Sean McCleese and Andrew Hart have been
leading the way. Committers have begun logging new issues in Jira and using
the Apache SVN for their current development efforts (e.g., see the efforts
from Brian Foster in OODT-10, OODT-11, OODT-12 and OODT-13). Brian Foster
also initiated discussion regarding OODT-15, which proposes to create one
top-level build for the OODT components and a versioning scheme for the
software.

17 Mar 2010

OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing, information
integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of successful projects
at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology
(http://jpl.nasa.gov/), and many other research institutions and
universities.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation
1. Port OODT code and license headers into ASF license headers
2. OODT contributions from at least 2 other organizations besides JPL
3. At least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few months

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?
No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?
So far, most of the activity has been from the mentors and the committers,
but we expect interest to continue growing. Chris Mattmann has been
mentioning OODT over in the Lucene community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMCon January 22, 2010.

All mailing lists have been set up, all SVN accounts are up, and karma has
been granted to all OODT committers. So far, three OODT committers have
stepped up  and begun to discuss issues on the mailing lists, and tackle
some  issues. Sean Kelly and Chris Mattmann worked with Joe Schaefer and
Justin Erenkrantz to get the OODT initial code  drop from NASA into Apache
SVN. As of http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-1 and
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-2, the work is completed on the
initial code drop. Sean McCleese has been pouring through
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OODT-3, taking the action to update the
OODT source code with ASF 2.0 license headers. Chris Mattmann took care of
some of the initial work, checking  in a README, NOTICE, CHANGES and LICENSE
set of files into the OODT source.

17 Feb 2010

Description

OODT is a grid middleware framework for science data processing, information
integration, and retrieval. OODT is used on a number of successful projects
at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ California Institute of Technology, and
many other research institutions and universities.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 1. Port OODT code and license headers into ASF license headers
 2. OODT contributions from at least 2 other organizations besides JPL
 3. At least one OODT incubating release, hopefully in the first few
months

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

 No, not at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

There was a lot of positive interest from the Incubator community during the
OODT proposal and voting process. We hope that once we get our mailing lists
up and start to commit code, that we'll build up an Apache-based community.

How has the project developed since the last report?

OODT was voted into the Incubator by the IPMC on January 22, 2010.

Progress has been steady, with our mentor Justin Erenkrantz creating issues
for setting up the mailing list (INFRA-2463), JIRA (INFRA-2464) and
Confluence (INFRA-2465). Chris submitted a software grant for OODT on
January 25, 2010 and the grant was acknowledged in r21258 in
/foundation/officers/grants.txt on January 26, 2010.

Once the mailing lists are up, Justin and Chris plan to begin requesting
accounts for all OODT committers. After that, Justin will grant karma to our
SVN space to all OODT committers, and we can begin importing code into the
repository.