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PhotArk

21 Nov 2012

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

PhotArk has a small community of contributors, mostly students, that need a
lot of attention in order to keep them active. The recent move in the
project direction to become a hybrid HTML5/Cordova mobile application that
aggregates images from different photo sources has contributed to bring old
members of the community and the is also two students participating in
GSoC that have been doing a great job and became committers.

The community has discussed retirement, and few PMC members want to still
contribute  to the project. Having said that, the reality is that PhotArk is
a small community, where the contributions are 100% done by volunteers in
their own free time, with some dependency on GSoC to attract higher level
of activity as the students can devote their full time on the project.

Right now the community is looking into preparing a release based on the
features that were implemented during the past few months.

Issues before graduation :

 PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
 grown the community to the minimal independent committer size required
 for graduation. We need to make these contributors constantly active
 in order to think about graduation again, or recruit new contributors.
 If the project can sustain the same level of activity for the next three
 months, I believe we could think about graduation again.

Signed-off-by: lresende (mentor), bimargulies (mentor), jukka
IPMC comments:
 jukka: It seems like the risk of relying heavily on GSoC contributions
        has materialized as a large drop in activity after summer.

15 Aug 2012

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

PhotArk has a small community of contributors, mostly students, that need a
lot of attention in order to keep them active. The recent move in the
project direction to become a hybrid HTML5/Cordova mobile application that
aggregates images from different photo sources has contributed to bring old
members of the community and the is also two students participating in
GSoC that have been doing a great job.

The community have voted Prabhath Suminda as a new project committer, and
if finalizing the vote on another new committer as well.

Issues before graduation :

 PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
 grown the community to the minimal independent committer size required
 for graduation. We need to make these contributors constantly active
 in order to think about graduation again, or recruit new contributors.
 If the project can sustain the same level of activity for the next three
 months, I believe we could think about graduation again.

Signed-off-by: lresende (mentor), jukka
IPMC comments:
jukka: Just one active mentor, though Luciano is doing great.
       The heavy reliance on GSoC is a diversity concern.

16 May 2012

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

PhotArk has a small community of contributors, mostly student, that need a
lot of attention in order to keep them active, and the lack of attention made
the community stale for a bit and we are starting to bootstrap it again
with some committers becoming active again, and other like myself freeing
up to be able to work on the project again.

The community have also decided to move the project direction to become a
hybrid HTML5/Cordova mobile application that aggregates images from
different photo sources such as: Flickr, Instagram, Facebook, etc. And
we will have two students helping on this project as part of GSoC 2012.

Issues before graduation :

 PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
 grown the community to the minimal independent committer size required
 for graduation. We need to make these contributors constantly active
 in order to think about graduation again, or recruit new contributors.

Signed off by mentor: lresende

15 Feb 2012

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

PhotArk has a small community of contributors, mostly student, that need a
lot of attention in order to keep them active, and the lack of attention made
the community stale to almost a zero activity in the last three or four months.

Currently the is a community discussion on the future of the project, and
one of the ideas that has gotten the community attention is to make PhotArk
to move away from a image repository, and become a HTML5/Cordova mobile
application that aggregates images from different photo sources such as:
Flickr, Instagram, Facebook, etc. We have also raised the question with IPMC
if we need to follow any specific process in case the community decide to
change the scope of the project, but we haven't got any answer yet.

Issues before graduation :

 -  PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
    grown the community to the minimal independent committer size required
    for graduation. We need to make these contributors constantly active
    in order to think about graduation again, or recruit new contributors.

Signed off by mentor: lresende

21 Dec 2011

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

 * Subash Chaturanga completed the "Face Recognition" project as part of
GSoC 2011
 * Umashanthi Pavalanathan completed making Photark more "Social" as part of
GSoC 2011
 * After GSoC, we saw a slightly slowdown in community iterations.

* Issues before graduation :
 * PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
grown the community to the minimal independent committer size required for
graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous interest in the project.
The community started discussion graduation and based on mentors feedback we
are going to recruit couple committers before we start the graduation
process.

16 Nov 2011

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

 * Subash Chaturanga completed the "Face Recognition" project as part of
GSoC 2011
 * Umashanthi Pavalanathan completed making Photark more "Social" as part of
GSoC 2011
 * After GSoC, we saw a slightly slowdown in community iterations.

* Issues before graduation :
 * PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
grown the community to the minimal independent committer size required for
graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous interest in the project.
The community started discussion graduation and based on mentors feedback we
are going to recruit couple committers before we start the graduation
process.

17 Aug 2011

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

* Umashanthi Pavalanathan elected as Photark committer
* Subash Chaturanga continue making progress on "Face Recognition" project
as part of GSoC 2011
* Umashanthi Pavalanathan continue making progress on making Photark more
"Social" as part of GSoC 2011

* Issues before graduation :
* PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
grown the community to the minimal independent committer size required for
graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous interest in the project.
The community started discussion graduation and based on mentors feedback we
are going to recruit couple committers before we start the graduation
process.

19 May 2011

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

 * Subash Chaturanga elected as Photark committer
 * Subash Chaturanga started working on "Face Recognition" project as part
of GSoC 2011
 * Umashanthi Pavalanathan started working on making Photark more "Social"
based on Apache Shindig as part of GSoC 2011

* Issues before graduation :
  * PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
grown the community to the minimal 3 independent committer size required for
graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous interest in the project.
The community started discussion graduation and based on mentors feedback we
are going to recruit couple committers before we start the graduation
process.

16 Feb 2011

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery
application including a content repository for the images, a display
piece, an access control layer, and upload capabilities.

 * PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

 * Issues before graduation :
  * PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we
have grown the community to the minimal 3 independent committer size
required for graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous
interest in the project. The community started discussion graduation
and based on mentors feedback we are going to recruit couple
committers before we start the graduation process.

 * PhotArk released the M3 release which incorporates GSoC contributions.
 * PhotArk is finalizing a Roadmap discussion that will drive
development for most of the rest of the year.
 * Various new contributors are coming to the mailing list and
starting to pick Roadmap items to work thanks for Suho which did a
good job advertising the project in a GSoC meetup in his university.

17 Nov 2010

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

 * PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.

 * Issues before graduation :
  * PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
grown the community to the minimal 3 independent committer size required for
graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous interest in the project.
The community started discussion graduation and based on mentors feedback we
are going to recruit couple committers before we start the graduation
process.

 * PhotArk community members are working on the M3 release which
incorporates GSoC contributions.
 * PhotArk project was featured in ApacheCon with a talk from Avdesh in the
Tuscany Track.

18 Aug 2010

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

 * PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.
 * Issues before graduation :
 * PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
grown the community to the minimal 3 independent committer size required for
graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous interest in the project.
We might be soon in a position to discuss graduation if others don't see an
independent, active but small community as an issue.

 * PhotArk M2 released.
 * The PhotArk community continues to make good progress code wise
particularly around GSoC projects

19 May 2010

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

* PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.
* Issues before graduation :
 * PhotArk started as a project with no initial code-base, and we have
grown the community to the minimal 3 independent committer size required for
graduation and have been seeing slow but continuous interest in the project.
We might be soon in a position to discuss graduation if others don't see an
independent, active but small community as an issue.

* Suhothayan Sriskandaraj has been voted as Committer for Apache PhotArk
* The PhotArk community continues to make good progress code wise
* Three project ideas has been accepted for GSoC 2010 program
* PhotArk M2 release is under review.

17 Feb 2010

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

 * PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.
 * Issues before graduation :
       o Grow community
 * Avdhesh Yadav has been voted as Committer for Apache PhotArk
 * The PhotArk community has made good progress code wise:
       o Provided support for personal galleries that can be easily
         deployed to Google App Engine
       o We are continuously working to enhance our JCR Repository
       o Admin UI is being discussed and prototypes are available
 * Discussions started for PhotArk M2 release, and we believe it will be
   ready in the next month or so.

18 Nov 2009

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.  PhotArk M1 was
released in Sept/27/2009.

Issues before graduation :

 * Grow community

Luciano Resende is now a Mentor of Apache PhotArk.

We started seeing couple people showing interest in the community, a student
using the project for a class assignment, and a new contributor has
expressed some ideas that he wants to contribute and also started to provide
patch.

19 Aug 2009

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

 * PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.
 * Issues before graduation :
   * Grow community
   * Releases

 * After Roland Weber and Carsten Ziegeler stepped down as a mentor for the
PhotArk Podling, the project had only two mentors left.
 * The community is very slow going as discussed on general@a.o recently
and has not changed since when project entered incubation.
 * We are working on producing release candidates for our first release
which had been evaluated by community members. It is the hope of the current
community that having a release will help attract other contributors.
 * As discussed in general@a.o we are waiting the first release to get out
and then re-evaluate the status of the PhotArk project after couple months.

20 May 2009

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

 * PhotArk was accepted for Incubation on August 19, 2008.
 * Issues before graduation :
     * Grow community
     * Releases

 * The community has not changed over the last month, although we have
started to see more people collaborating on the mailing list.
 * Couple students had showed interest to participate in the PhotArk
project during Google Summer of Code 2009 program. Although their project
ideas were not selected, we are working with these students to see if we can
still get them to join the community.
 * M1 release candidates are being produced and evaluated by community
members. It is the hope of the current community that having a release will
help attract other contributors.

18 Feb 2009

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

 * PhotArk has been accepted for Incubation in August 19, 2008.
 * Issues before graduation :
     * Grow community
     * Releases

 * Roland Weber retired as PhotArk mentor
 * The community has not changed over the last month, although we have
started to see people collaborating on the mailing list
 * We are working towards a .01 release. It is the hope of the current
community that having a release will help attract other contributors.

19 Nov 2008

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

 * PhotArk has been accepted for Incubation in August 19, 2008.
 * Issues before graduation :
     * Grow community
     * Releases

 * The community has not changed over the last month.
 * Our initial prototype is quickly approaching the point of initial
release. We hope to have a .01 release by the end of the year.  It is the
hope of the current community that having a release will help attract other
contributors.

15 Oct 2008

Apache !PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

 PhotArk has been accepted for Incubation in August 19, 2008.

 Top Issues before graduation
   * Grow community

 Community Aspects
   * All infrastructure resources are available.
   * Initial committer accounts are ready.
   * Initial website ready and live.
   * Initial application prototype available in svn trunk.

17 Sep 2008

Apache !PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application
including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access
control layer, and upload capabilities.

PhotArk has been accepted for Incubation in August 19. SVN, the mailing
Lists and Committer accounts are ready. The Community is just starting to
work on website and initial code.