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Open Climate Workbench

17 May 2017 [Michael James Joyce / Rich]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Activities and started picking back up again on the task after the holiday /
conference breaks. The project released v 1.1.0 late in July which provides a
number of key features required of the tool in addition to many quality-of-life
improvements. After working hard on a number of features for 1.2, the project
voted to release 1.2 on the 24th of April. Artifacts will be pushed out shortly!

Issues for the Board:

 None

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:

 - Omkar Reddy - 20 January 2016
 - Ibrahim Jarif - 26 April 2016

When was the last release:

 - 1.1.0 - 27 July 2016
 - 1.2.0 - 24 April 2017

27 Feb 2017 [Michael James Joyce / Jim]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Activities on the task have slowed down in December and January due to the
holidays and a large number of science conferences that many of the project's
committers attend.  This is expected and we look forward to an uptick soon.
The project released v 1.1.0 late in July which provides a number of key
features required of the tool in addition to many quality-of-life
improvements. The team is working towards 1.2 and a number of new features.

Issues for the Board:

 None

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:

 - Omkar Reddy - 20 January 2016
 - Ibrahim Jarif - 26 April 2016

When was the last release:

 - 1.0.0 - 22 September 2015
 - 1.1.0 - 27 July 2016

21 Dec 2016 [Michael James Joyce / Isabel]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Development on the project has been great since the last report. September and
especially November have seen very high contributions from a number
of our regular contributors. We've also seen occasional interest from external
contributors expressing interest in participating, but nothing has come from
that yet.

The project released v 1.1.0 late in July which provides a number of key
features required of the tool in addition to many quality-of-life
improvements. The team is currently discussing a 1.2.0 release and features /
improvements we would like to see make their way in first. We expect to see
a new release in the next reporting cycle.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
- Omkar Reddy - 20 January 2016
- Ibrahim Jarif - 26 April 2016

When was the last release:
- 1.0.0 - 22 September 2015
- 1.1.0 - 27 July 2016

16 Nov 2016 [Michael James Joyce / Bertrand]

No report was submitted.

17 Aug 2016 [Michael James Joyce / Greg]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Development on the project has been great since the last report. July and
especially early August have seen very high contributions from a number
of our regular contributors. We haven't seen an increase in new contributors,
but Google Summer of Code brought a good amount of activity to the project with
both Omkar and Ibrahim making great contributions to the project.

The project released v 1.1.0 late in July which provides a number of key
features required of the tool in addition to many quality-of-life
improvements. The team is working hard towards 1.2 and a number of new
features.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
- Omkar Reddy - 20 January 2016
- Ibrahim Jarif - 26 April 2016

When was the last release:
- 1.0.0 - 22 September 2015
- 1.1.0 - 27 July 2016

18 May 2016 [Michael James Joyce / Greg]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
Development on the project has been very good since the last report.
We've seen some new faces pop up and make some great contributions lately.
Omkar Reddy was added as a committer/PMC member on January 20 and Ibrahim
Jarif was added on April 26. Both continue to be very strong contributors
to the project.

Ibrahim Jarif is participating in the Google Summer of Code and is working
on improvements to OCW testing infrastructure and CI. Omkar Reddy is also
participating in the Google Summer of Code and is working on implementing a
utility library for interacting with the PO.DAAC at JPL. Overall the
project has done a good bit of work towards 1.1.0. We had originally planned
to push the release out near the last reporting quarter but we've instead
continued working on the current version. There should be a good amount of
changes included in the release which is planned for release soon.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
- Omkar Reddy - 20 January 2016
- Ibrahim Jarif - 26 April 2016

When was the last release:
- 0.5 - 13 January 2015
- 1.0.0 - 22 September 2015

17 Feb 2016 [Michael James Joyce / Sam]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
Development on the project has been quite good since the last report.
There has been an increase in new contributors helping out with some
sticking around and becoming regular faces. Omkar Reddy recently
joined the project as a committer and PMC member after making
a number of great contributions and bug fixes.

The team pushed out a 1.0.0 release in late September which included
a large number of new features that were integrated since our last
release in January 2015. The team has a rough plan laid out for the
next release (1.1.0) and has been pushing forward towards it. A good
amount of progress has been made on 1.1 with quite a few new features
and bug fixes having already been pushed to the code base. We expect
to have 1.1 pushed out soon given the current progress.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
0.5 - 13 January 2015
1.0.0 - 22 September 2015

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
Omkar Reddy - 20 January 2016

18 Nov 2015 [Michael James Joyce / Chris]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
Development has remained fairly stable since the last report. There has
been an increase in new contributors showing up with contributions
on Github, but at the moment we haven't seen any that are sticking around
for extended periods of time. The PMC is keeping an eye out for potential
new committer votes.

The team pushed out a 1.0.0 release in late September which included
a large number of new features that were integrated since our last
release in January 2015. The team has a rough plan laid out for the
next release (1.1.0) and has been pushing forward towards it.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
0.5 - 14 January 2015
1.0.0 - 23 January 2015

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
Ross Laidlaw - 6 November 2014

16 Sep 2015 [Michael James Joyce / Rich]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
Development has slowed slightly since the last reporting period. The last
release (0.5) was done in mid-January which had a number of significant
toolkit improvements.

While we've seen some tapering off of activity we have had a number of
contributions from long idle members and a few contributions from
new faces. The team is actively discussing rolling a 1.0.0 RC since
we've made quite a bit of respectable progress on some key features.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
0.4 - 11 September 2014
0.5 - 14 January 2015

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
Ross Laidlaw - 6 November 2014

19 Aug 2015 [Michael James Joyce / Greg]

No report was submitted.

20 May 2015 [Michael James Joyce / David]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
Development activity on the project has been great since the last reporting
period. The 0.5 release was pushed out in mid January and had many significant
toolkit improvements.

The team has been working hard on getting features integrated for the 1.0.0
release. Great progress has been made so far and the team hopes to get the
release polished and pushed out in the next few months.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
0.4 - 11 September 2014
0.5 - 14 January 2015

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
Ross Laidlaw - 6 November 2014

18 Feb 2015 [Michael James Joyce / Brett]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
Development activity on the project has been great since the last reporting
period. The 0.5 release was pushed out in mid January and had many significant
toolkit improvements.

The project agreed that we're nearly ready for our first major 1.0.0 release
and we're actively working towards that goal. Progress has been consistent
and a number of key issues have been resolved. We should see this major
release pushed out before the next reporting period.

We saw a bit more user interaction the list recently which is always great to
see. That being said, we haven't had any major contributions from new people.
We have seen some committers who had been on hiatus become more active recently.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
0.4 - 11 September 2014
0.5 - 14 January 2015

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
Ross Laidlaw - 6 November 2014

19 Nov 2014 [Michael James Joyce / Sam]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparisons of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
Development activity on the project has been great since the last reporting
period. The 0.4 release was pushed out in September and represented huge
progress on the project. It was by far the largest release the project has
had.

Progress on the 0.5 release has been consistent and a number of
key issues have been handled. The release is being discussed on the list
currently and an RC should be out soon. The project is also discussing
a move out of 0.y releases and pushing our first full 1.0 release.

We recently added Ross Laidlaw as a PMC member and committer on the project.
He has contributed a ton to the project in the last few months and helped
immensely with the 0.5 release.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
0.4 - 11 September 2014
0.5 - Release currently being discussed on list. First RC should be out soon.

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
Ross Laidlaw - 6 November 2014

20 Aug 2014 [Michael James Joyce / Chris]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparison of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
OCW development has remained steady since the last board report. We are
currently rolling our 0.4 release. We have had a vote for RC1 but decided
there were issues to be addressed first. RC2 should be ready for voting soon.
We have seen an increase in user activity and questions on the lists. We have
also seen some PMC members who have been inactive for some time start coming
back and participating on discussions on the list and JIRA tickets.

We added a new committer and PMC member, Lewis John McGibbney in the last
reporting period. He has been a huge asset to the team already and we look
forward to future contributions from him.

Paul Ramirez, Huikyo Lee, and Paul Loikith presented on OCW at the
Regional-scale Climate Modelling Workshop [1] in Lund, Sweden in June. Also,
an article about NASAs use of Apache OCW was featured on opensource.com [2]
since the last board meeting.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
2013-10-11
We're currently rolling RCs for the 0.4 release. Should be out soon.

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
2014-07-14

[1] http://www.baltex-research.eu/RCM2014/
[2] http://opensource.com/life/14/6/NASA-Earth-science-open-source

21 May 2014 [Michael James Joyce / Roy]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparison of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
OCW development has seen a big increase since the last board meeting.
The mailing lists have been very active with development chatter.
User activity on the lists is still fairly minimal. Encouraging users to be
more active on the lists would be great for the project overall.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
2013-10-11

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
2013-06-21

16 Apr 2014 [Michael James Joyce / Shane]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparison of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
OCW development has been active since the last Board Meeting. Chatter
on the lists has been mostly developer related, but there has been
a good bit of activity none the less. The project is settling down
from the graduation hustle and bustle and a release of 0.4 is planned
before the March meeting.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
2013-10-11

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
2013-06-21

AI: Shane: follow up regarding expanding the user community

19 Mar 2014 [Michael James Joyce / Chris]

Apache Open Climate Workbench is a tool for scalable comparison of remote
sensing observations to climate model outputs.

Project Activity:
OCW just graduated from Incubator at the last Board Meeting. Recent
development has been focused on improving the evaluation UI and expanding
toolkit functionality through new metric additions. Most of the mailing list
interaction has been focused around the recent graduation of the project
along with other changes being made, such as the transition to using git.

Other Activity:
Michael Joyce and Maziyar Boustani will be giving a presentation on OCW
at ApacheCon 2014.

Issues for the Board:
None

When was the last release:
2013-10-11

When was the last committer or PMC member elected:
2013-06-21

Any legal concerns?
LEGAL-193 was opened because there is code that lacks proper licensing
that was integrated into the OCW codebase some time ago. The author of
the original work has been contacted with regards to attaching an
explicit license to their work so it can be integrated into the project.
We're waiting for a response back.

19 Feb 2014

Establish the Apache Open Climate Workbench 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, for distribution at no charge to
 the public, related to the preparation, evaluation and analysis of
 massive climate remote sensing and model output data.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Open Climate Workbench Project be and hereby
 is responsible for the creation and maintenance of software related to
 preparation, evaluation and analysis of massive climate remote sensing
 and model output data; and be it further

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

 * Andrew Hart <ahart@apache.org>
 * Maziyar Boustani <boustani@apache.org>
 * Christopher Douglas <cdouglas@apache.org>
 * Chris Jack <cjack@apache.org>
 * Dan Crichton <crichton@apache.org>
 * Denis Nadeau <dnadeau@apache.org>
 * estani <estani@apache.org>
 * Cameron Goodale <goodale@apache.org>
 * Alex Goodman <goodman@apache.org>
 * Huikyo Lee <huikyole@apache.org>
 * Jason Peter Evans <jasonevans@apache.org>
 * Jinwon Kim <jkim@apache.org>
 * Michael Joyce <joyce@apache.org>
 * Laura Carriere <lcarriere@apache.org>
 * Lluis Fita Borrell <lfitaborrell@apache.org>
 * Luca Cinquini <luca@apache.org>
 * Chris Mattmann <mattmann@apache.org>
 * Nick Kew <niq@apache.org>
 * Paul Loikith <ploikith@apache.org>
 * Paul Michael Ramirez <pramirez@apache.org>
 * Paul Zimdars <pzimdars@apache.org>
 * M. V. S. Rama Rao <ramarao@apache.org>
 * J Sanjay <sanjay@apache.org>
 * Shakeh Khudikyan <skhudiky@apache.org>
 * Suresh Marru <smarru@apache.org>
 * Duane Waliser <waliser@apache.org>
 * Kim Whitehall <whitehall@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Michael Joyce be appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Open Climate Workbench, 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 Open Climate Workbench Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator Open Climate Workbench podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache Incubator
 Open Climate Workbench podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7A, Establish the Apache Open Climate Workbench Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Feb 2014

 Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Justin Mclean (jmclean):

   Report not submitted. Project is up for graduation at board meeting.

20 Nov 2013

A tool for scalable comparison of remote sensing observations to climate
model outputs, regionally and globally.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

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

 1. Draft graduation resolution
 2. Pick chair
 3.

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?

 Community growth has slowed but development work has continued strong. A
 number of people on the project attended the International Conference on
 Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013 and spoke about research that is being
 powered by the Open Climate Workbench.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Quite a bit of development work has continued on the project. Michael
 Joyce pushed out the 0.3-incubating release on the October 11 which
 resolved about 85 issues. Denis Nadeau made a huge contribution to the
 project in the obs4MIPs code base which provides a great deal of utility
 to the project. Cameron Goodale added tests that run the toolkit through
 an entire comparison so users can validate dependency installations and
 get a feel for how to use OCW.

Date of last release:

 2013-10-11

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 2013-06-21

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](openclimateworkbench) Chris Douglas
 [ ](openclimateworkbench) Nick Kew
 [X](openclimateworkbench) Suresh Marru
 [ ](openclimateworkbench) Chris A. Mattmann

18 Sep 2013

Apache Open Climate Workbench (Incubating) is an effort to develop software
that performs climate model evaluation using model outputs from a variety of
different sources (the Earth System Grid Federation, the Coordinated Regional
Downscaling Experiment, the U.S. National Climate Assessment and the North
American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program) and temporal/spatial
scales with remote sensing data from NASA, NOAA and other agencies. The
toolkit includes capabilities for regridding, metrics computation and
visualization.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

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

 None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No new committers or PPMC members added since the last report.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Michael Joyce made the 0.2-incubating release after 1 release candidate
   on August 18, 2013.
 * Maziyar Boustani finished work on the new CLI for running evaluations.
 * The initial work for the refactoring of the Core API has been completed.
 * Cameron Goodale has completed some end-to-end tests that use the new
   Core API.
 * Shakeh Khudikyan and Andrew Hart have made multiple improvements to the
   UI
 * History/Results page for displaying results from previous runs.
 * The community had a good discussion regarding JIRA component names. A new
   system was agreed upon and put in place.

Date of last release: 18-AUG-2013

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](openclimateworkbench) Chris Mattmann
 [x](openclimateworkbench) Suresh Marru
 [X](openclimateworkbench) Chris Douglas
 [ ](openclimateworkbench) Nick Kew

Shepherd notes:

21 Aug 2013

Apache Open Climate Workbench (Incubating) is an effort to develop software
that performs climate model evaluation using model outputs from a variety of
different sources (the Earth System Grid Federation, the Coordinated Regional
Downscaling Experiment, the U.S. National Climate Assessment and the North
American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program) and temporal/spatial
scales with remote sensing data from NASA, NOAA and other agencies. The
toolkit includes capabilities for regridding, metrics computation and
visualization.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

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

 1. Develop an Apache community for Open Climate Workbench and connect to
    other relevant Apache efforts (Tika, Hadoop, SIS, OODT)
 2. Identify a Champion/VP candidate.
 3. Add new contributors to the project.

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

 None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No new committers or PPMC members added since the last report.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Cameron Goodale made the 0.1-incubating release after 5 release candidates
   on July 29, 2013.
 * Mike Joyce has a VOTE up for the 0.2-incubating release.
 * The UI and backend are now able to fully replicate the climate analysis
   performed by Kim et al., J. Climate 2013.
 * Maziyar Boustani and Mike Joyce both made screencasts demonstrating the
   UI, and linked them on the wiki.
 * A discussion of binding VOTEs by the IPMC on releases occurred, and the
   PPMC worked through the issues and were better informed of Incubator
   processes.
 * Kyo Lee and Alex Goodman continued to improve the metrics and viz for the
   toolkit.
 * Shakeh Khudikyan is working on a History page for displaying previous runs.

Date of last release: 29-JUL-2013

Signed-off-by:

 [X](openclimateworkbench) Chris Mattmann
 [X](openclimateworkbench) Suresh Marru
 [X](openclimateworkbench) Chris Douglas
 [ ](openclimateworkbench) Nick Kew

Shepherd notes:

 rvs: Open Climate Workbench looks like a pretty healthy
 community with a strong potential for graduation.

17 Jul 2013

Apache Open Climate Workbench (Incubating) is an effort to develop software
that performs climate model evaluation using model outputs from a variety of
different sources (the Earth System Grid Federation, the Coordinated Regional
Downscaling Experiment, the U.S. National Climate Assessment and the North
American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program) and temporal/spatial
scales with remote sensing data from NASA, NOAA and other agencies. The
toolkit includes capabilities for regridding, metrics computation and
visualization.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

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

 1. Develop an Apache community for Open Climate Workbench and connect to
    other relevant Apache efforts (Tika, Hadoop, SIS, OODT)
 2. Make an initial release.
 3. Add new contributors to the project.

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

 None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Apache Open Climate Workbench elected its first new committer and PPMC
 member, Alex Goodman, in the past month.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Cameron Goodale is working to push the 0.1-incubating release out the door
   (currently on RC #4, with #5 coming soon)
 * Tons of development going on (already up to nearly 200 JIRA issues;
   ReviewBoard actively being used)
 * The UI is receiving the most work in particular by Michael Joyce and
   Shakeh Khudikyan.
 * Kyo Lee and Alex Goodman and Kim Whitehall and Jinwon Kim are working on
   the metrics module.
 * Documentation is now appearing on the wiki including a guide produced by
   Alex Goodman for Easy RCMET, our installer.
 * Maziyar Boustani has several patch reviews going on to suggest a new API
   for post 0.1-incubating development for RCMET.

Date of last release:


Signed-off-by:

 [X](openclimateworkbench) Chris Mattmann
 [X](openclimateworkbench) Suresh Marru
 [ ](openclimateworkbench) Chris Douglas
 [ ](openclimateworkbench) Nick Kew

Shepherd notes:

 adc: The missing report is in line with this project's weakness, filling out
 paperwork.  ;)  The podling status page
 http://incubator.apache.org/projects/climate.html needs to be filled out.

 With that said, the project seems pretty active with more than one developer
 doing the heavy lifting.

 Again, it would be good to fill out the status page so we can see where
 they're at since they may be good candidates for graduation soon.

 marvin: (Alan's notes were written up before OCW filed a late report.)

19 Jun 2013

Apache Open Climate Workbench (Incubating) is an effort to develop
software that performs climate model evaluation using model outputs
from a variety of different sources (the Earth System Grid Federation,
the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment, the U.S. National
Climate Assessment and the North American Regional Climate Change
Assessment Program) and temporal/spatial scales with remote sensing
data from NASA, NOAA and other agencies. The toolkit includes
capabilities for regridding, metrics computation and visualization.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

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

 1. Develop an Apache community for Open Climate Workbench and connect to
    other relevant Apache efforts (Tika, Hadoop, SIS, OODT)
 2. Make an initial release.
 3. Add new contributors to the project.

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

None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

We're up to 86% (24) of the initial project members having ICLAs on
file and accounts. We've got 14% more (4) people still who have yet to
submit their ICLA. Chris Douglas and Chris Mattmann have reached out
to Bruce Hewitson to submit ICLA. 3 NASA participants from the
original proposal are working on their getting their ICLAs
approved. Chris Jack from University of Cape Town just had his account
created.

Community is now discussing many issues on list: 5 threads
(deprecation policy; ideas to improve the metrics module; proposed
tool refactoring; tools for Apache Open Climate Workbench; and coding
style are all being actively discussed.

How has the project developed since the last report?

*  Wiki now being used: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLIMATE/Index
*  Review Board reviews are being leveraged; as is JIRA.
*  Commit activity is high; and not singled out to Mike Joyce and Cameron
  Goodale any longer (Whitehall; Huikyo Lee; now contributing)
*  The project discussed and decided to add new JIRA issue labels for
  users pointing out  which issues are e.g., easy, more difficult, etc., to
  tackle. Worked with Gav in infra to set this up.
*  The team is discussing cutting a 0.1-incubating RC.

Please check this [X] when you have filled in the report for Open Climate Workbench.

Signed-off-by:
Chris Mattmann: [X](openclimateworkbench)
Suresh Marru:   [X](openclimateworkbench)
Chris Douglas:  [X](openclimateworkbench)
Nick Kew:       [ ](openclimateworkbench)

15 May 2013

Apache Open Climate Workbench (Incubating) is an effort to develop
software that performs climate model evaluation using model outputs
from a variety of different sources (the Earth System Grid Federation,
the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment, the U.S. National
Climate Assessment and the North American Regional Climate Change
Assessment Program) and temporal/spatial scales with remote sensing
data from NASA, NOAA and other agencies. The toolkit includes
capabilities for regridding, metrics computation and visualization.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

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

 1. Develop an Apache community for Open Climate Workbench and
    connect to other relevant Apache efforts (Tika, Hadoop, SIS,
    OODT)
 2. Make an initial release.
 3. Add new contributors to the project.

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

None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

We're up to 82% (23) of the initial project members having ICLAs on
file and accounts. We've got 18% more (5) people still who have yet to
submit their ICLA. Chris Douglas and Chris Mattmann have reached out
to Chris Jack and Bruce Hewitson and Chris Jack has submitted his
ICLA. We are working on processing his account request atm.

How has the project developed since the last report?

*  Primary development has been moved to Apache from JPL now.
*  Previously planned development has been migrated to Apache as well via JIRA issues
*  Cameron Goodale focused on refactoring the core code and breaking it down into smaller functions and objects
*  Mike Joyce and Shakeh Khudikyan have impressive GUI code on its way to the source.
*  Suresh Marru working on refactoring source code to use ASF package names
*  Huikyo Lee now contributing to the discussion on list.

Please check this [X] when you have filled in the report for Open Climate Workbench.

Signed-off-by:
Chris Mattmann: [X](openclimateworkbench)
Suresh Marru:   [X](openclimateworkbench)
Chris Douglas:  [ ](openclimateworkbench)
Nick Kew:       [ ](openclimateworkbench)

17 Apr 2013

Apache Open Climate Workbench (Incubating) is an effort to develop
software that performs climate model evaluation using model outputs
from a variety of different sources (the Earth System Grid Federation,
the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment, the U.S. National
Climate Assessment and the North American Regional Climate Change
Assessment Program) and temporal/spatial scales with remote sensing
data from NASA, NOAA and other agencies. The toolkit includes
capabilities for regridding, metrics computation and visualization.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

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

 1. Develop an Apache community for Open Climate Workbench and
    connect to other relevant Apache efforts (Tika, Hadoop, SIS,
    OODT)
 2. Make an initial release.
 3. Add new contributors to the project.

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

None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

We're up to 79% (22) of the initial project members having ICLAs on
file and accounts. We've got 21% more (6) people still who have yet to
submit their ICLA.  Chris Douglas and Chris Mattmann have reached out
to Chris Jack and Bruce Hewitson and are working on getting those 2
ICLAs so we can process their accounts.

How has the project developed since the last report?

INFRA-5874 is pretty much done, the big thing we're waiting on now is
the SVN import of the RCMES codebase. The SGA is on file as of
Thursday March 14, 2013, so we're ready to go there. Infra needed a
checksum file and evidence that we have an SGA to do the import, so we
provided that information on INFRA-5966, so should be loaded into SVN
any day now.

There was some limited discussion about others with the Climate name
in their software -- after discussion with Shane, this was deemed not
a problem.

Once we get the code base into SVN, all of the RCMES folks who have
been working on the project at JPL will conduct all development at
Apache.

Please check this [X] when you have filled in the report for Open
Climate Workbench.

Signed-off-by:
Chris Mattmann: [X](openclimateworkbench)
Suresh Marru:   [X](openclimateworkbench)
Chris Douglas:  [ ](openclimateworkbench)
Nick Kew:       [ ](openclimateworkbench)

Shepherd notes:

20 Mar 2013

Apache Open Climate Workbench (Incubating) is an effort to develop
software that performs climate model evaluation using model outputs from
a variety of different sources (the Earth System Grid Federation, the
Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment, the U.S. National Climate
Assessment and the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment
Program) and temporal/spatial scales with remote sensing data from NASA,
NOAA and other agencies. The toolkit includes capabilities for regridding,
metrics computation and visualization.

Open Climate Workbench has been incubating since 2013-02-15.

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

 1. Develop an Apache community for Open Climate Workbench and connect
 to other relevant Apache efforts (Tika, Hadoop, SIS, OODT)
 2. Make an initial release.
 3. Add new contributors to the project.

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

None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

The project is still adding members of the initial project proposal. So
far 71% of the proposal initial committers on the projects have ICLAs on
file and accounts either already or under processing. 29% of the project
committers (8 people) are still working on filing their ICLAs. Chris
Mattmann is working to get these accounts opened.

How has the project developed since the last report?

Chris filed INFRA-5874 to bootstrap the podling. All mailing lists are
setup, and now archiving, SVN repo has been created and is underway. The
site has been created (using the CMS) by Suresh Marru.

Chris is also working with Craig Russell on filing a Software Grant
for the RCMES initial codebase drop. As of Thursday March 14, 2013,
the grant has been filed in r40293 of the foundation repository.

Signed-off-by:
Chris Mattmann: [X](openclimateworkbench)
Suresh Marru:   [X](openclimateworkbench)
Chris Douglas:  [X](openclimateworkbench)
Nick Kew:       [ ](openclimateworkbench)


Shepherd Comments:

None