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Rave

20 Jan 2016

Terminate the Apache Rave Project

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Rave
 project has chosen by vote to recommend moving the project to the
 Attic; and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it no longer in the best
 interest of the Foundation to continue the Apache Rave project
 due to inactivity;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Apache Rave
 project is hereby terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Attic PMC be and hereby is tasked with
 oversight over the software developed by the Apache Rave
 Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Rave" is
 hereby terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Rave PMC is hereby terminated.

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

20 Jan 2016 [Matt Franklin / Rich]

No report was submitted.

16 Dec 2015 [Matt Franklin / Brett]

No report was submitted.

The PMC has voted to move the project to the attic.

18 Nov 2015 [Matt Franklin / Rich]

No report was submitted.

21 Oct 2015 [Matt Franklin / Sam]

No report was submitted.

@Ross: Is the project ready for the Attic?

19 Aug 2015 [Matt Franklin / David]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
Low community activity.

COMMUNITY
Unfortunately, the slight rally in community has not been
sustained throughout the quarter.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
08/29/13 - Dan Gornstein was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
01/07/14 - 0.23 released.

ACTIVITY
The last 3 months have been extremely quiet in terms of list and
development activity.  We are going to make one last call to the developer
and users lists before recommending the attic within the next quarter.

15 Jul 2015 [Matt Franklin / Rich]

No report was submitted.

22 Apr 2015 [Matt Franklin / Rich]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
Low community activity.

COMMUNITY
The community activity has continued to wane.  New contributors to the
list are being encouraged to contribute more. The existing community
needs to expand efforts to engage new individuals.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
02/17/15 - Stanton Sievers was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
01/07/14 - 0.23 released.

ACTIVITY
The list activity saw an increase in traffic and the community has laid
out a path forward.  Little progress has been made against it, but at
this point, it would be prudent to see the year through and if there is
no significant traction, re-evaluate the project's status.

21 Jan 2015 [Matt Franklin / Sam]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
Low community activity.

COMMUNITY
The community activity has continued to wane.  New contributors to the
list are being encouraged to contribute more. The existing community
needs to expand efforts to engage new individuals.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
08/29/13 - Dan Gornstein was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
01/07/14 - 0.23 released.

ACTIVITY
The last 3 months have been extremely quiet in terms of list and
development activity.

@Sam: Is the project ready for retirement?

15 Oct 2014 [Matt Franklin / Doug]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

COMMUNITY
The community is not as active as in the last reporting period.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
08/29/13 - Dan Gornstein was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
01/07/14 - 0.23 released.

ACTIVITY
A large number of patches were submitted and integrated into the
codebase to further the Angular JS front-end.  The community is
now working through the major overhaul.  This work is proceeding
at a slow pace due to lower activity.

20 Aug 2014 [Matt Franklin / Jim]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

COMMUNITY
There has been significant new activity from a couple of new developers
looking to push the project forward.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
08/29/13 - Dan Gornstein was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
01/07/14 - 0.23 released.

ACTIVITY
All of the new activity is centered around finishing the front-end
separation using Angular JS.  The code has also moved to Git and the
community is developing workflows for accepting submissions through the
git hub mirror.

16 Jul 2014 [Matt Franklin / Sam]

No report was submitted.

16 Apr 2014 [Matt Franklin / Doug]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

COMMUNITY
The user and development lists dropped in activity from the last
board report; but, still remain somewhat active.  The community is
looking to organize a meetup at ApacheCon NA.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
08/29/13 - Dan Gornstein was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
01/07/14 - 0.23 released.

ACTIVITY
Activity has been mostly minor enhancements and bug fixes.  We have
yet to reintegrate the AngularJS branch.

15 Jan 2014 [Matt Franklin / Greg]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

COMMUNITY
The user and development lists saw a marked increase in activity prior
to the holiday break.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
08/29/13 - Dan Gornstein was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
01/07/14 - 0.23 released.
07/13/13 - 0.22 released.

ACTIVITY
Activity has been mostly minor enhancements and bug fixes.  We have yet
to reintegrate the AngularJS branch.

16 Oct 2013 [Matt Franklin / Doug]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

COMMUNITY
The development list has seen quite a lot of posts from new individuals
looking to contribute.  User's list remains fairly light in traffic.
A few of the original PMC members have elected to go emeritus.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
08/29/13 - Dan Gornstein was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
07/13/13 - 0.22 released.

ACTIVITY
Development has been focused on a new UI driven by AngularJS.  We hope
to reintegrate the branch within the next couple of months and will
perform a release of the current state of trunk before reintegration.

17 Jul 2013 [Matt Franklin / Roy]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

COMMUNITY
The Apache BarCamp was held in Boston and members of the Rave & Shindig
communities discussed the futures of each project.
The users and development lists have seen new faces and an increase in
general discussion.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
None this reporting period.  Last committer:
03/25/13 - Erin Noe-Payne was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
05/15/13 - 0.21.1 released.

ACTIVITY
The team has been focusing on delivering a simpler UI & server integration
model with both existing and new members of the community.  The most
recent branch is ready for reintegration and release before the next
reporting period.

17 Apr 2013 [Matt Franklin / Rich]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention.

COMMUNITY
We held a community meetup and hackathon at ApacheCon NA that was
attended by most of the active committers.  Members of the community
plan on attending Apache BarCamp Boston in May.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
03/25/13 - Erin Noe-Payne was added as a new committer & PMC member.

RELEASES
03/12/13 - 0.20.1 was released to address CVE-2013-1814
02/14/13 - 0.20 was released
01/16/13 - 0.19 was released

ACTIVITY
Activity in the last reporting period has increased over the period prior
to it.  Most of the work and discussions are related to simplification
of all aspects of the software and were initiated by proposals that were
the result of conversations held at ApacheCon.

In March, a security vulnerability (CVE-2013-1814) was reported to the
PMC for which a point release was made.

16 Jan 2013 [Matt Franklin / Bertrand]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention

COMMUNITY
The user's list traffic was approximately the same as
prior periods.  The OpenSocial foundation presented Rave at OW2 Ate
Douma & Matt Franklin presented Rave at ApacheCon EU. A talk and a
tutorial were accepted for ApacheCon NA

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
No changes

RELEASES
Since the last report, Rave 0.18 was released and 0.19 is
undergoing a vote.  0.17 was cancelled due to a blocking bug.

ACTIVITY
Development activity has been focused on merging in the
MongoDB persistence layer and improving look & feel of the demo
application

PRESS
Nothing to report

BRANDING
Nothing to report

LEGAL
Nothing to report

INFRASTRUCTURE
Nothing to report

17 Oct 2012 [Matt Franklin / Brett]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require the board's attention.

COMMUNITY
At the last OSCON, July 2012, Apache Rave was present and
represented by Matt Franklin.  In addition, the OpenSocial Foundation
sponsored a combined Rave & OpenSocial meet-up there as well.

There will be two presentations about Rave on the upcoming ApacheCon
Europe 2012, Sinsheim Germany

 * Integrating Social Apps with Content Driven Sites using Apache Rave
   and Spring HMVC (Ate Douma)
 * Mongo, it's all the Rave (Matt Franklin)

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
We've added two new committers and PMC members to the team: Kristen
Legacy and Stan Drozdetski.

RELEASES
Since the last board report, three new Apache Rave releases were
performed, 0.14, 0.15 and 0.16.

ACTIVITY
Development activity is currently spread out over three different
areas: ongoing trunk development, a separate branch for
refactoring the Rave persistence model, and a separate sandbox project
to add content services integration to Rave. It is expected that in the
upcoming weeks this separate branch and sandbox activities will get
merged back into trunk.

PRESS
Nothing since last report.

BRANDING
The PMC has executed the suitable name search again and has not
found anything of concern.
http://wiki.apache.org/rave/BrandingSearches/October2012

LEGAL
No legal issues to report.

INFRASTRUCTURE
No issues at this time.

25 Jul 2012 [Matt Franklin / Doug]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues requiring the board's attention at this time.

COMMUNITY
The meetup in Utrecht, The Netherlands was a success with
~25 participants and renewed interest from organizations aware of,
but not directly contributing to, Rave.  Rave will be participating
in the Apache@OSCON events.  The OpenSocial Foundation is also
sponsoring a combined meetup with Apache Shindig.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
No committer or PMC changes since the last report.

RELEASES
A release was planned, but canceled due to a critical bug.

ACTIVITY
Activity remains high and continues to be centered around
cleanup.  The beginnings of the roadmap have been started, but
nothing solidified.

PRESS
Nothing to report.

BRANDING
The PMC has executed the suitable name search again and
has not found anything of concern.
http://wiki.apache.org/rave/BrandingSearches/July2012

LEGAL
Nothing to report.

INFRASTRUCTURE
Nothing to report.

(Rave)

20 Jun 2012 [Matt Franklin / Doug]

ISSUES
There are no issues that require the board's attention.

RELEASES
Apache Rave 0.12 was released since the last report.

ACTIVITY
The community has increased discussions regarding the roadmap and architecture
enhancements.  Work has been focused on the refactor of the model for
extensibility.

COMMUNITY
A meetup has been scheduled for June 13th in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Additionally, a combined meetup with the Shindig community is in the planning
stages for OSCON.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
We have added Chris Geer as a committer and PMC member since the last report.

PRESS
Nothing since last report.

BRANDING
No issues at the moment.  A full execution of the steps followed for the
suitable name search will be performed prior to the July report

LEGAL
No legal issues to report.

INFRASTRUCTURE
A VM has been requested; but we are awaiting new hardware.

AI: Doug ask for a description of the project in future board reports.

16 May 2012 [Matt Franklin / Doug]

Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues that require the board's attention.

RELEASES
Apache Rave 0.10.1 and 0.11 have been released since the last
report.

ACTIVITY
The community has been focused on delivering simpler UI extension in
0.11.  Additionally, discussions continue around improving the overall
extensibility of the application and injecting additional architectural
components.

A current frequent topic of discussion is the need for a 1.0
release roadmap.  The community will expand on these activities to work
toward a viable & agreed upon roadmap in the next couple of months.

COMMUNITY
The community has continued to be vibrant in the last month.  We
continue to see questions & contributions from new individuals &
organizations.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
No committer or PMC changes since the last report.

PRESS
A couple of articles related to graduation were published on smaller
blogs

BRANDING
No issues at the moment.  A full execution of the steps followed for
the suitable name search will be performed prior to the July report.
Additionally, multiple community members have an Apache Rave Google alert
configured.

LEGAL
No issues.

INFRASTRUCTURE
We intend on requesting a new VM to host a demo version of the
codebase prior to the next report.

18 Apr 2012 [Matt Franklin / Greg]

DESCRIPTION
Apache Rave is a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

ISSUES
There are no issues that need the Board's attention.

TLP MIGRATION
The TLP migration has occurred without major issue.

 Task Status:
   * Infrastructure migration complete
   * All code (Maven POMs) & web pages have been updated to
     reflect new status
   * Final incubator status committed
   * committee-info.txt updated with PMC details
   * Officer info updated for new chair

COMMUNITY
At the request of the community, a users@rave.apache.org
mail list has been created and is already being used by community
members.  The community continues to encourage participation and
engagement from additional individuals and organizations.

A wiki was created for work in progress, proposals and technical
information. It does not replace the existing documentation website.

COMMITTER/PMC CHANGES
Three additional committers & PMC members were added since graduation:
 * Ankur Shashikant Goyal [Committer & PMC]
 * Marijan Milicevic [Committer & PMC]
 * Paul Sharples [Committer & PMC]

RELEASES
The PMC has performed its first TLP release and the community
is voting on a second TLP release.

ACTIVITY
Project activity remains high with mail lists and commits
continuing at the pre-graduation pace.

PRESS
The Apache press release for the Rave graduation has gone out
and been picked up by various news organizations such as CMS Wire
and E-Week.

INFRASTRUCTURE
Thanks to the hard work of the Infra team, Rave was
able to complete its critical infrastructure transition prior to
the press release.  We really appreciate the extra effort on the
part of Infra to make that a reality.

BRANDING
  * Project Naming And Descriptions : complete
  * Website Navigation Links : complete
  * Trademark Attributions : complete
  * Logos and Graphics : complete
  * Project Metadata : complete

21 Mar 2012

Establish the Apache Rave 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 widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Rave Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform;
 and be it further

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

    * Ard Schrijvers      <ard@apache.org>
    * Ate Douma           <ate@apache.org>
    * Bas Zoetekouw       <bas@apache.org>
    * Gerald Guo          <zhguo@apache.org>
    * Hadrian Zbarcea     <hadrian@apache.org>
    * Jasha Joachimsthal  <jasha@apache.org>
    * Jesse Ciancetta     <jcian@apache.org>
    * Joost van Dijk      <joostvandijk@apache.org>
    * Maarten Kremers     <mkremers@apache.org>
    * Marlon Pierce       <mpierce@apache.org>
    * Matt Franklin       <mfranklin@apache.org>
    * Niels van Dijk      <cthings@apache.org>
    * Okke Harsta         <oharsta@apache.org>
    * Raminder Singh      <raminder@apache.org>
    * Ross Gardler        <rgardler@apache.org>
    * Sander van der Waal <svanderwaal@apache.org>
    * Scott Wilson        <scottbw@apache.org>
    * Sean Cooper         <secooper@apache.org>
    * Suresh Marru        <smarru@apache.org>
    * Tony Carlucci       <carlucci@apache.org>
    * Unico Hommes        <unico@apache.org>
    * Venkat Mahadevan    <venkatm@apache.org>
    * Woonsan Ko          <woonsan@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Matt Franklin
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Rave, 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 Rave 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 Rave Project; and be it further

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

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

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

21 Mar 2012

Apache Rave is a a widgets-based, web-and-social mashup platform. It will
provide an out-of-the-box as well as an extendible lightweight Java platform
to host, serve and aggregate (Open)Social Gadgets, W3C Widgets and services
through a highly customizable and Web 2.0 friendly front-end.

Rave entered incubation on 2011-03-01.

Project Development:

 - Venkat Mahadevan was voted in as new committer and PPMC member in January
 - Three additional releases (0.6-incubating, 0.7-incubating, 0.8-incubating)
   since the last report
 - A next 0.9-incubating release candidate is being voted on on the dev list
 - Apache Wookie is now integrated and bundled with the 0.9-incubation
   release candidate
 - A patch for easier and more modular integration of Apache Shindig in
   Rave has been accepted and applied by Shindig

Community Development

 - Rave received honorable mention in the 2011 Open Source Rookies of the
   Year selection from Black Duck Software
 - Ate Douma represented the ASF and Rave in a public webinar from
   Black Duck Software "Code well and Prosper with OSS: How Apache and
   Eclipse Help Developers Succeed"
 - Matt Franklin did a live demo and presentation on Rave at the
   OpenSocial 3.0 Kickoff
 - Community interaction on mailing list remains high and rising
 - Discussions on architecture and roadmap plans towards a 1.0 release
   are heating up

Tasks done and remaining to graduate:

 - A suitable name search has been executed on usage of "Apache Rave"
 - IP Clearance of all code donations have been performed and resolved
 - All other relevant Incubating work items have been resolved
 - The Rave PPMC has voted on and accepted to graduate and collaborated
   on the proposed board resolution
 - The Rave PPMC decided with general consensus to propose Matt Franklin
   as new Chair for Apache Rave
 - The IPMC has voted on and accepted the graduation proposal on March 1st
   (exactly 1 year after entering the incubator)
 - The Apache Rave graduation proposal has been added to the next board
   meeting agenda

Signed off by mentor: ate, rgardler

26 Oct 2011

Apache Rave is a new web and social mashup engine. It will provide an
out-of-the-box as well as an extendible lightweight Java platform to host,
serve and aggregate (Open)Social Gadgets and services through a highly
customizable and Web 2.0 friendly front-end.

Rave entered incubation on 2011-03-01.

Current Status:
 * The project has adopted a monthly release cycle:
   - a first time 0.1-incubating release candidate was accepted by the IPMC
on July 8
   - a 0.2-incubating release candidate was canceled by the PPMC in August
because the required Incubating DISCLAIMER file was missing in some artifacts
   - a 0.3-incubating release candidate was accepted by the IPMC on
September 16
 * Reach out to and further cooperation and coordination with Shindig is
growing
 * An integration of Wookie (Incubating) is targeted on short notice (this
or next release cycle)
 * Preliminary steps are made showing how to extend and customize Rave for
end users/developers
 * Jasha Joachimsthal has been elected as new committer in June
 * The commit rate has been steadily growing (more than doubled since the
last report)
 * Mailing list activity remains high
 * Rave has been added to ReviewBoard (reviews.apache.org) to provide
better support for community contributions and patches
 * Website documentation is steadily improved and extended
 * A presentation about Rave, focusing on Apache, community and
collaboration, was given by Matt Franklin and Ate Douma at TransferSummit
2011/UK (Oxford) September 8th

Next steps:
 * Continue to build up awareness of Rave and grow the community
 * Further collaboration and coordination with Shindig and Wookie
 * Further modularize Rave to support extending and customizing for end
users/developers
 * Keep up the pace for the monthly release schedule, working towards a
0.4-incubating release by end September 2011

Issues before graduation:
 * Complete 1.0 release
 * Expand the community/user base

21 Sep 2011

Apache Rave is a new web and social mashup engine. It will provide an
out-of-the-box as well as an extendible lightweight Java platform to host,
serve and aggregate (Open)Social Gadgets and services through a highly
customizable and Web 2.0 friendly front-end.

Rave entered incubation on 2011-03-01.

Current Status:
 * The project has adopted a monthly release cycle:
   - a first time 0.1-incubating release candidate was accepted by the IPMC
on July 8
   - a 0.2-incubating release candidate was canceled by the PPMC in August
because the required Incubating DISCLAIMER file was missing in some artifacts
   - a 0.3-incubating release candidate was accepted by the IPMC on
September 16
 * Reach out to and further cooperation and coordination with Shindig is
growing
 * An integration of Wookie (Incubating) is targeted on short notice (this
or next release cycle)
 * Preliminary steps are made showing how to extend and customize Rave for
end users/developers
 * Jasha Joachimsthal has been elected as new committer in June
 * The commit rate has been steadily growing (more than doubled since the
last report)
 * Mailing list activity remains high
 * Rave has been added to ReviewBoard (reviews.apache.org) to provide
better support for community contributions and patches
 * Website documentation is steadily improved and extended
 * A presentation about Rave, focusing on Apache, community and
collaboration, was given by Matt Franklin and Ate Douma at TransferSummit
2011/UK (Oxford) September 8th

Next steps:
 * Continue to build up awareness of Rave and grow the community
 * Further collaboration and coordination with Shindig and Wookie
 * Further modularize Rave to support extending and customizing for end
users/developers
 * Keep up the pace for the monthly release schedule, working towards a
0.4-incubating release by end September 2011

Issues before graduation:
 * Complete 1.0 release
 * Expand the community/user base

15 Jun 2011

Apache Rave is a new web and social mashup engine. It will provide an
out-of-the-box as well as an extendible lightweight Java platform to host,
serve and aggregate (Open)Social Gadgets and services through a highly
customizable and Web 2.0 friendly front-end.

Rave entered incubation on 2011-03-01.

Current Status:
 * The community has identified and completed the features for a 0.1
incubation release
 * Members of the community have reached out to Wookie do discuss alignment
 * Members of the community have reached out to Shindig to offer assistance
toward producing a Shindig beta release required for incubation release
 * The community is developing release guidelines and posting them to the
site
 * The community expects to propose a release vote for 0.1 incubation
release to the IPMC within the month
 * There were over 50 commits and 1 patch submission from the committers
and the community as a whole
 * Mailing list activity remains high

Next steps:
 * Continue to build up awareness of Rave and grow the community
 * Release 0.1
 * Identify issues for a 0.2 incubation release

Issues before graduation:
 * Complete 1.0 release
 * Expand the community/user base

19 May 2011

Apache Rave is a new web and social mashup engine. It will provide an
out-of-the-box as well as an extendible lightweight Java platform to host,
serve and aggregate (Open)Social Gadgets and services through a highly
customizable and Web 2.0 friendly front-end.

Rave entered incubation on 2011-03-01.

All the three initial code donations have been provided and imported in SVN.

Current Status:
 * The website has been published and continues to be updated regularly
 * The community voted on and accepted a logo
 * Issues have been added to JIRA and a release plan is beginning to form
 * The community has begun working on implementation features and test
cases for the 0.1 incubator release within the project build structure.
 * Community members have submitted proposals for ApacheCon to discuss the
Rave project
 * Mailing list activity remains high

Next steps:
 * Continue to build up awareness of Rave and grow the community
 * Complete a sufficient number of features for a 0.1 incubator release

Issues before graduation:
 * Complete 1.0 release
 * Expand the community/user base

20 Apr 2011

Apache Rave is A new WEb And SOcial Mashup Engine. It will provide an
out-of-the-box as well as an extendible lightweight Java platform to host,
serve and aggregate (Open)Social Gadgets and services through a highly
customizable and Web 2.0 friendly front-end.

Rave just entered incubation on 2011-03-01, this is our first board report.

Mailing lists, SVN and user accounts have been created, Issue tracking
(JIRA) and  continuous integration (Jenkins) have been setup.

All the three initial code donations have been provided and imported in SVN.

Website creation and management is underway, using cms.apache.org, but
currently still in staging only.
Getting the website ready for publishing is high priority.

Branding requirements will be taken care of together with the website.
Discussion on creating and selecting a Rave logo is underway on the
developer mailing list.

The committers voted on and selected Maven as build engine for Rave.
A basic Maven project is committed. Discussion about the new code base and
features to implement has started.
The project code base will be created from scratch, not be based on or
directly incorporate the initial code donations.
Under discussion on the developer list also is choice of development
methodology and style.

Next steps:
* Get the Rave website ready for publishing, select a Rave logo and fulfill
the branding requirements.
* Reach out to the community and build up awareness of Apache Rave.
* Proceed with building up the new code base and work towards a first
(incubator) release.