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Ranger

15 Mar 2017 [Selvamohan Neethiraj / Chris]

Report was filed, but display is awaiting the approval of the Board minutes.

27 Feb 2017 [Selvamohan Neethiraj / Shane]

# Description

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage comprehensive
data security across the Hadoop platform.

# Issues

 * Running into some JIRA permission issues for the past few days. Working
   with INFRA team (INFRA-13423)

# Status

 * Graduation approved by board on Jan 18, 2017
 * Working through tasks required of graduating projects
 * Release Plan for Ranger 0.7.0 will be started soon.

# Releases

 * ranger-0.6.3 released on 2017-01-30 (Fixed some of the key security issues)

# Development Activity

 * Community is discussing the scope of next release
 * Jira: 55(added), 66(resolved) (in the last 31 days)
 * Git(Source): 75 commits over last 31 days
 * SVN(Site & Docs): 5 commits over last 31 days

# Community Activity

 ## Membership Changes

 * Added all committers to PMC list as part of the graduation (01-18-2017);
   Added (Alok Lal, Colm O hEigeartaigh, Gautam Borad)
 * Gautam Borad was added as a committer on 06-29-2015

 ## Mailing List Activity

 * user@ranger:     48 messages over last 31 days
 * dev@ranger:      587 messages over last 31 days
 * commits@ranger:  96 messages over last 31 days

18 Jan 2017

Establish the Apache Ranger 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 a data management platform that provides
 real-time, consistent access to data-intensive applications
 throughout widely distributed cloud architectures.

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

 RESOLVED,that the Apache Ranger Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a data management platform that provides real-time,
 consistent access to data-intensive applications throughout
 widely distributed cloud architectures.

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

   * Alok La <alok@apache.org>
   * Alan Gates <gates@apache.org>
   * Balaji Ganesan <bganesan@apache.org>
   * Colm O hEigeartaigh <coheigea@apache.org>
   * Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
   * Devaraj Das <ddas@apache.org>
   * Don Bosco Durai <bosco@apache.org>
   * Dilli Dorai <dillidorai@apache.org>
   * Gautam Borad <gautam@apache.org>
   * Kevin Minder <kminder@apache.org>
   * Larry McCay <lmccay@apache.org>
   * Madhanmohan Neethiraj <madhan@apache.org>
   * Ramesh Mani <rmani@apache.org>
   * Owen O'Malley <omalley@apache.org>
   * Sanjay Radia <sradia@apache.org>
   * Selvamohan Neethiraj <sneethir@apache.org>
   * Velmurugan Periasamy <vel@apache.org>

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

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Ranger PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Ranger Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Ranger Project be and hereby is tasked
 with the migration and rationalization of the Apache Incubator
 Ranger podling; and be it further

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

 Special Order 7C, Establish the Apache Ranger Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 Dec 2016

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.

Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 1. Working with Mentors on all action/preparation for Graduation
 2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users
    and contributors.
 3. Expanding user/dev community

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?

 1. Mailing list activity since last report (September-01-2016 to
    November-30-2016):
           @dev              648
           @user              96
           @commit           140

 2. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after
    September-01-2016 before November-30-2016):
           Created:         71
           Resolved:        48

 3. Adding more community members to involve in Apache Ranger

How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Released one minor release:
    0.6.2 released on 11/08/2016

 2. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.7.0
    a. Working on the roadmap features to be delivered soon.

 3. Members are actively involved in Graduation process in the dev
    community

    * "Graduation Maturity Assessment" is being discussed in the community

    * Elected VP/PMC Chair for Ranger:  Selvamohan Neethiraj

Date of last release:

 November-08-2016

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 1. Velmurugan Periasamy has been added as PMC member on
    September-05-2016

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ranger) Alan Gates
 [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [ ](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [ ](ranger) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Alan Gates:

   The community is actively working on graduating.  They have been
   discussing a draft proposal on the dev list and are working out a
   few final details before taking it to the Incubator PMC.  Based on
   their self assessment against the maturity model, community growth,
   and several Apache releases I believe they are ready to graduate.

21 Sep 2016

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage comprehensive
data security across the Hadoop platform.

Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 1. Increase the community participants for Apache Ranger
 2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users and
    contributors.
 3. Integration of Apache Ranger with other Apache Initiatives

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?

 1. Mailing list activity since last report (June-01-2016 to August-31-2016):
           @dev          1423
           @user          124
           @commit        294

 2. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after June-01-2016
    before August-31-2016):
           Created:        155
           Resolved:       168

 3. Adding more community members to involve in Apache Ranger
       * Added new contributors: Suneel Marthi
       * Apache Hawq community is working with Ranger to build a
         authorization engine for Apache Hawq (RANGER-782)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Released one major release :
       0.6.0 released on 07/18/2016

 2. Released one minor release :
       0.6.1 released on 08/20/2016

 3. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.7.0
    a. Working on scoping of the release and features

Date  of last release:

 August-20-2016

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 1. Gautam Borad has been added as committer on June-29-2015

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ranger) Alan Gates
 [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [X](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [ ](ranger) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Drew Farris:

   Three mentors active. New release available in August.  Community
   growth. Discussion of Graduation Steps. A healthy podling.

15 Jun 2016

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.

Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 1. Increase the community participants for Apache Ranger
 2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users and
    contributors.
 3. Integration of Apache Ranger with other Apache Initiatives

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?

 1. Mailing list activity since last report (April-01-2016 to May-31-2016):
           @dev          1090
           @user          118
           @commit        174
 2. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after April-01-2016
    before Mar-31-2016):
           Created:        94
           Resolved:       92

How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Released one minor releases :
       0.5.3 released on 05/31/2016
 2. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.6.0
    a. Working on fixing bugs in the current 0.6.0 features

Date  of last release:

 May-31-2016

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 1.  Colm O hEigeartaigh has been added as committer on April 19, 2016

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ranger) Alan Gates
 [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [x](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [ ](ranger) Owen O'Malley

20 Apr 2016

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.

Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 1. Increase the community participants for Apache Ranger
 2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users and
    contributors.
 3. Integration of Apache Ranger with other Apache Security Initiatives

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?

 1. Added new contributors:
       (Bolke de Bruin,Deepak Sharma,Colm O hEigeartaigh,Tushar
       Dudhatra,mugdha.varadkar,pradeep.agrawal,mehul,ankita.sinha)
       Total Contributor Count: 23
 2. Mailing list activity since last report (Dec-01-2015 to Mar-31-2016):
       @dev          1534
       @user          153
       @commit        345
 3. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after Dec-01-2015
    before Mar-31-2016):
       Created:       153
       Resolved:      140

How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Released two minor releases :
       0.5.1 release on 01/26/2016
       0.5.2 release on 02/29/2016
 2. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.6.0
    a. Working with new contributors to add HSM support for Apache Ranger
       KMS.
    b. Working to provide both Column-level-masking and Row-level-filtering
       support for data security
    c. Working to add Tag-Based authorization policies

Date of last release:

 Feb-29-2016

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 1. Gautam Borad has been added as committer on June-29-2015

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](ranger) Alan Gates
 [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [X](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [X](ranger) Owen O'Malley

16 Dec 2015

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.

Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 1. Increase the community participants for Apache Ranger
 2. Re-organize documentation for easier access to end-users, new users and
    contributors.
 3. Integration of Apache Ranger with other Apache Security Initiatives

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?

 1. Added one new contributor: (Varun Rao)
 2. Mailing list activity since last report (Sep-01-2015 to Nov-30-2015):
           @dev          1068
           @user          188
           @commit        463
 3. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after Sep-01-2015
    before Nov-30-2015):
           Created:       121
           Resolved:       96

How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Members have been working on a next major release of 0.6.0
 2. Also, as we have a lot of bug-fixes on top of 0.5.0 release, we are
    working towards a 0.5.1 release.
 3. Working with new contributors to add HSM support for Apache Ranger KMS.

Date of last release:

 JUNE-10-2015

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 1. Gautam Borad has been added as committer on June-29-2015

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ranger) Alan Gates
 [X](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [X](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [X](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [ ](ranger) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

16 Sep 2015

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.

Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 1. Increase the community participants for Apache Ranger
 2. Provide easier user guide/documentation to support new users and
    contributors.
 3. Discuss and decide on roadmap for next 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?

 1. Added three new contributors: (Hanish Bansal, Mack Hendricks, Sailaja
    Polavarapu)
 2. Added one new committer (Gautam Borad)
 3. Mailing list activity since last report (June-01-2015 to Aug-31-2015):
           @dev          856
           @user         259
           @commit       355
 4. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after June-01-2015
    before Sep-01-2015):
           Created:       113
           Resolved:      166

How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Project has successfully completed - second major release of Apache
    Ranger - 0.5.0 on 06/10/2015
 2. Members have been working on roadmap for the next release – 0.6.0.

Date of last release:

 JUNE-10-2015

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 1. Gautam Borad has been added as committer on June-29-2015

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ranger) Alan Gates
 [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [ ](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [X](ranger) Owen O'Malley

17 Jun 2015

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage comprehensive
data security across the Hadoop platform.

Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 1.  Increase the community participants within Apache Ranger
 2.  Establish a automated git check-in process to validate the check-in
     patches for quality control (similar to Hadoop QA)
 3.  Provide easier user guide/documentation to support new users and
     contributors.

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?

 1. More users/contributors are contributing to  Apache Ranger
 2. Mailing list activity since last report (March-01-2015 to June-01-2015) :
           @dev          335
           @user         135
           @commit       538
 3. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after March-01-2015
    before June-01-2015):
           Created:       239
           Resolved:      232

How has the project developed since the last report?

   1. Project is working towards second major release of Apache Ranger - 0.5.0
   2. Added more contributors from the community

Date of last release:

 NOV-17-2014

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

   1. Alok Lal has been added as committer on May-14-2015

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ranger) Alan Gates
 [ ](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [X](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [ ](ranger) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 P. Taylor Goetz (ptgoetz):

   Project looks healthy. 2 of 5 mentors actively engaged with the community.

18 Mar 2015

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.

Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 1.  Increase the Ranger committers across industry verticals
 2.  Establish a automated git check-in process to validate the check-in
     patches for quality control (similar to Hadoop QA)
 3.  Add more documentation to support new users and contributors.

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?

 1. Working with more contributors on validating Apache Ranger
 2. Mailing list activity since last report (Jan-01-2015 to Mar-01-2015) :
           @dev          335
           @user          68
           @commit       310
 3. Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after Jan-01-2015
    before March-01-2015):
           Created:       70
           Resolved:      24

How has the project developed since the last report?

   1. Project is working towards second release of Apache Ranger 0.5.0
   2. Ranger Documentation wiki Site
      (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/RANGER) has been updated
      with more information.

Date of last release:

 NOV-17-2014

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

   1. Velmurugan Periasamy has been added as committer on Jan-08-2015

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ranger) Alan Gates
 [x](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [ ](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [ ](ranger) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Timothy Chen (tnachen):

   JIRAs and Email list looks healthy and growing.

21 Jan 2015

The Ranger project is a framework to enable, monitor and manage
comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.

Apache Ranger has been incubating since 2014-07-24.

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

 * Increase the Ranger contributors/committers across industry verticals
 * Establish a automated git check-in process to validate the check-in
   patches for quality control (similar to Hadoop QA)
 * Add more documentation to support new users and contributors.

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?

 * Added few more contributors
 * Vote for adding an additional committer is in progress with
   private@ranger.incubator
 * Issues (JIRAs) created/resolved since last report (after Oct-01-2014
   before Dec-30-2014):
       Created:        115
       Resolved:       100

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Project Name has been renamed from "Apache Argus” to “Apache Ranger”
 * Three Release candidates were voted in dev community for Ranger-0.4.0
   version and RC3 has been voted to be released in IPMC
 * First release of Apache Ranger 0.4.0 on Nov-17,2014
 * Apache Ranger 0.4.0 Release artifacts are published in
   official dist directory.
 * Ranger Documentation wiki Site
   (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/RANGER) has been added.
 * Working on release of Apache 0.4.1 to avoid compilation issues related
   to SNAPSHOT libraries in HBase and Hive dependencies
 * Working on adding more security functionalities for the next release,
   Apache Ranger 0.5.0

Date of last release:

 Nov-17-2014

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 none yet

Signed-off-by:

 [X](ranger) Alan Gates
 [X](ranger) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](ranger) Devaraj Das
 [X](ranger) Jakob Homan
 [X](ranger) Owen O'Malley

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament (johndament):

   Ranger suffered a bit from a renaming issue that came up.  Activity on
   the lists is a little bit lighter since, but I'm sure will bounce back.
   I'm concerned over inability to access the wiki though, sent a note to
   the podling to request proper access.