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OpenAz

17 Aug 2016

Tools and libraries for developing Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC)
Systems in a variety of languages.

OpenAz has been incubating since 2015-01-20.

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 johndament: The community is currently voting to retire.

15 Jun 2016

OpenAz

OpenAz is a project to create tools and libraries to enable the
development of Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) Systems in a
variety of languages. In general the work is at least consistent with
or actually conforming to the OASIS XACML Standard.

OpenAZ has been incubating since 01-2015.


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

 1. Increasing community involvement: We are focusing on getting
    information published on the website to aid the acquisition and
    orientation of new contributors, as well increasing the number of
    committers, in order to reduce individual member workload, reduce
    reliance on any particular member, and to increase project velocity.
    David Ash was voted in as a committer last month.  There are several
    other committers that may be added in the near future.
 2. Merging the source code from AT&T, JP Morgan and Oracle and creating
    POMs. AT&T and JP Morgan source code has been merged and POMs created,
    it needs uploading into the Apache repository. AT&T and JP Morgan ICLAs
    were received, but Oracle is taking more time. The IP clearance is on
    it's way.
 3. Get our first release done.

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

 None. The efforts to revive the project seem to be paying off and
 discussions are gaining traction.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Pam Dragosh, David Ash and Ajith Nair are the active committers at this
 point. The project intends to reboot the PPMC which may include removing
 some of the initial commiters who are no longer active. There are,
 however, several contributors who could be potentially added as committers
 in the future.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Ongoing collective effort to improve project documentation, marketing
    material for better visbility and adoption.
 2. A pending contribution towards PEP implementation is being reviewed and
    we plan to merge in these changes soon.
 3. We are looking into design feedback/comments from Nextlabs - a XACML
    service provider. We hope to incorporate many of these in the coming
    weeks.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 One new committer, David Ash, was elected Tuesday, May 3rd.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](openaz) Emmanuel Lecharny
 [x](openaz) Colm O Heigeartaigh
 [ ](openaz) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Emmanuel Lecharny:
   This is encouraging ! I'm very pleased with what happened
   in the past last weeks, with some new committer voted in,
   and some increasing activity going on.

18 May 2016

Tools and libraries for developing Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC)
Systems in a variety of languages.

OpenAz has been incubating since 2015-01-20.

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

 1. Increasing community involvement: We are focusing on getting
    information published on the website to aid the acquisition and
    orientation of new contributors, as well increasing the number of
    committers, in order to reduce individual member workload, reduce
    reliance on any particular member, and to increase project velocity.
 2. Merging the source code from AT&T, JP Morgan and Oracle and creating
    POM's. AT&T and JP Morgan source code has been merged and POM's
    created, it needs uploading into the Apache repository.
 3. Get our first release done.

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

 There have been multiple slowdowns and votes toward retiring the project.
 Though we have a small team and there has been less than ideal community
 involvement, we have recently increased the number of active members and
 are directing focused efforts towards increasing community involvement.

 We will be checking the status next month to determine whether efforts
 contributed by this new group will be sufficient for recovering the
 project.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 There was talk of retiring, but a group of folks have stepped up and
 expressed interest in helping OpenAZ get off the ground. We are working on
 getting those interested folks voted as committers and getting the website
 running. One new committer has actually been voted in (David Ash).

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have merged in a port of the administrative portion of AT&T's
 contributed code, which was the last remaining piece of that code base.
 More work needs to be done on this front, but it's a major part of the
 code base and this is a good start toward making it happen.

 We have also merged a fix for configuration and policy files, which
 updated class names and removed duplicate xml declarations from policy
 files.

Date of last release:

 n/a

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 One new committer was elected Tuesday, May 3rd.

 We have several interested folks in working on the project:

 - Yannick Grignon
 - Farasath  Ahamed
 - Inge Olaisen
 - Carlos Perez
 - Remon Sinnema

Signed-off-by:

 [X](openaz) Emmanuel Lecharny
 [ ](openaz) Colm O Heigeartaigh
 [ ](openaz) Hadrian Zbarcea

21 Oct 2015

Tools and libraries for developing Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC)
Systems in a variety of languages.

OpenAz has been incubating since 2015-01-20.

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

 1. Confirm 1.0.0 as the first release
 2. Get website up to attract more attention
 3. Vote to confirm if any JIRA's are needed to be closed for 1st release

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 n/a

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Preparing for v1.0.0 release

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 no new since initial

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](openaz) Emmanuel Lecharny
 [X](openaz) Colm O Heigeartaigh
 [ ](openaz) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 P. Taylor Goetz (ptgoetz):

   The OpenAz report is pretty sparse and has not been signed off
   by any of the podling's mentors. dev@ mailing list activity is
   extremely low (15 messages in the past 3 months). I would recommend
   the top priority be for the project to expand the community.

 Colm O hEigeartaigh (coheigea):

   Agreed that activity is very sparse. It seems that most of the initial
   committers in the proposal have not joined the project. I think we will
   try to get the website up and running, triage some items to be done for
   an initial release, and then get the release done in the next quarter.
   Hopefully that will drum up more interest in the project.

22 Apr 2015

OpenAz is a project to create tools and libraries to enable the
development of Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) Systems in a
variety of languages. In general the work is at least consistent with
or actually conforming to the OASIS XACML Standard.

OpenAZ has been incubating since 01-2015

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

1. Get ICLA’s from all the committers. So far AT&T and JP Morgan have done,
 but Oracle is taking more time.
2. Merging the source code from AT&T, JP Morgan and Oracle and creating
 POM’s. AT&T and JP Morgan source code has been merged and POM’s created,
 it needs uploading into the Apache repository.
3. Get our first release done.

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

  None. Just getting started.

How has the community developed since the last report?

  First report. Now we have mailing lists and discussions have started on
  dev@. Moving all communications onto the new mailing lists.

How has the project developed since the last report?

  First report. Will be committing initial codebase by the end of the week
  April 10th.

Date of last release:

  No releases yet. Still at 0.0.1 in the source.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  Still working on getting ICLAs for initial committers. Then we will vote
  in new committers from the existing developer community.

Signed-off-by:
  [ ](openaz) Paul Fremantle
  [X](openaz) Emmanuel Lecharny
  [ ](openaz) Colm O Heigeartaigh
  [ ](openaz) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

  Konstantin Boudnik:
    The podling is in the initial stages: nothing to shepherd on just yet.

  Marvin Humphrey:
    Report was filed late.

  Emmanuel Lecharny
    Until we get all the iCLAs filed, it will stale. We probably should
  urge Oracle fellow to get it done.