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Rya

21 Oct 2020 [Adina Crainiceanu / Justin]

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

15 Jul 2020 [Adina Crainiceanu / Niclas]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Rya is the creation and maintenance of software related
to scalable storage, retrieval, and analysis of RDF data

## Issues:
No issues requiring board attention at this time

## Membership Data:
Apache Rya was founded 2019-09-17 (10 months ago)
There are currently 12 committers and 11 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 1:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members.
- No new committers were added.

## Project Activity:
-Last release was Rya version 4.0.0 (incubating) released on July 27, 2019
-Actively working on first release as TLP - part of the work to be completed
for the release is updating the dependencies - a PR was submitted and
is currently under review

## Community Health:
-97 subscribers to the dev list
-increased activity on the mailing list: dev@rya.apache.org had a 87%
increase in traffic in the past quarter (15 emails compared to 8)
-3 new PRs submitted and under review
-we have one new contributor who submitted an important PR and we hope to
continue submitting PRs
-reached out to the Eclipse RDF4J community, maybe there are some
opportunities to collaborate since Rya uses RDF4J

15 Apr 2020 [Adina Crainiceanu / Justin]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is the creation and
maintenance of software related to scalable storage, retrieval, and analysis
of RDF data

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Membership Data:
Apache Rya was founded 2019-09-17 (7 months ago)
There are currently 12 committers and 11 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 1:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. (project founded in September 2019)
- No new committers were added.

## Project Activity:
-Last release was Rya version 4.0.0 (incubating) released on July 27, 2019
-Planning for first release as TLP

## Community Health:
-95 subscribers to the dev list
-little activity on the mailing list
-one issue and one PR opened

@Justin: pursue a roll call for Rya

15 Jan 2020 [Adina Crainiceanu / Dave]

## Description:
The mission of Apache Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is the creation and
maintenance of software related to scalable storage, retrieval, and analysis
of RDF data

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Membership Data:
Apache Rya was founded 2019-09-17 (4 months ago) There are currently 12
committers and 11 PMC members in this project. The Committer-to-PMC ratio is
roughly 1:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. (project founded in September 2019)
- No new committers were added.

## Project Activity:
-Started a discussion to establish a roadmap for new features and code and
 documentation improvements for Rya to make it more useful and easy to use
-Some members plan to attend Apache Roadshow DC in March 2020
-Last release was Rya version 4.0.0 (incubating) released on July 27, 2019
-Started discussion on plan for next release

## Community Health:
-95 subscribers to the dev list
-One new contributor reported an issue
-Commit activity and contributions were low this quarter, some due to holidays

16 Oct 2019 [Adina Crainiceanu / Ted]

## Description:
Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a Big Data triple store that provides
scalable storage, retrieval, and analysis of RDF data.

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Membership Data:
Apache Rya was founded 2019-09-17 (18 days ago)
There are currently 12 committers and 11 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 1:1.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members (project graduated in September).
- No new committers were added.

## Project Activity:
- The project graduated from the Incubator on September 18, 2019
- INFRA moved the resources out of the Incubator to Top Level Project
- All relevant places were updated to show that Rya is now a Top Level Project
- Many members of the community provided quotes for the ASF press release
 [1] announcing Rya graduation on September 24, 2019

- Rya version 4.0.0 (incubating) released on July 27, 2019
- "SPARQL at Scale with Apache Rya" presented as part of the Graph
  processing track at ApacheCon Las Vegas, Sept 2019
- A Rya PMC member participated in "Does Open Source
 Participation Get Easier Over Time?" panel in the Community track at
 ApacheCon Las Vegas, Sept 2019

[1] s.apache.org/0xc4g

## Last release:
- Rya version 4.0.0 (incubating) released on July 27, 2019

## Community Health:
The project is healthy. Activity levels on mailing lists, issues and pull
requests increased in the last quarter due to the major release and Rya
graduation.

18 Sep 2019

Establish the Apache Rya 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 scalable storage, retrieval, and analysis of
 RDF data.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Rya Project be and hereby is responsible for
 the creation and maintenance of software related to scalable storage,
 retrieval, and analysis of RDF data; and be it further

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

 * Aaron Mihalik     <mihalik@apache.org>
 * Adina Crainiceanu <adina@apache.org>
 * Billie Rinaldi    <billie@apache.org>
 * Caleb Meier       <caleb@apache.org>
 * David Lotts       <dlotts@apache.org>
 * David Rapp        <dnrapp@apache.org>
 * Jennifer Brown    <jbrown@apache.org>
 * Josh Elser        <elserj@apache.org>
 * Puja Valiyil      <pujav65@apache.org>
 * Roshan Punnoose   <roshanp@apache.org>
 * Steve R Wagner    <swagner@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Adina Crainiceanu be
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Rya, 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 Rya Project be and hereby is tasked with the
 migration and rationalization of the Apache Incubator Rya podling; and
 be it further

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

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

17 Jul 2019

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across
multiple nodes. Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through
SPARQL, a conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

### Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Working through the graduation procedure steps.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?
 No

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 * The community is moving towards graduation: name search completed,
 project status file updated, the Apache Project maturity model evaluation
 almost done, proposed PMC list finalized
 * "SPARQL at Scale with Apache Rya" accepted for presentation at
 ApacheCon Las Vegas, Sept 2019

### How has the project developed since the last report?
 * working on a major release in the next few months

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [ ] Community building
 - [x] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release:

 2108-03-04

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Our two mentors are helpful and responsive.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [x] (rya) Josh Elser
    Comments:  Steady progress to graduation.
 - [x] (rya) Billie Rinaldi
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

17 Apr 2019

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on
top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and query
processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple
nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

Three most important unfinished issues to address before graduating:

 1. Working through the graduation procedure steps.

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * The community is moving towards graduation: name search completed,
 project status file updated, the Apache Project maturity model evaluation
 almost done
 * PPMC member Adina Crainiceanu presented "Apache Rya - A Scalable RDF
 Triple Store" talk at Apache Roadshow DC, March 25th, 2019

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * upgraded SPARQL endpoint under review

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [x] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2018-03-04

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
that need to be addressed.

Our two mentors are helpful and responsive.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
    Comments: Ready to graduate
 [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

16 Jan 2019

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and query
processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple
nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 Currently working through the graduation procedure steps. Expecting to be
 ready for a vote later in January.

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * The community is moving towards graduation: name search completed,
 project status file updated, the Apache Project maturity model evaluation
 almost done, working on more comprehensive contributor guidelines
 * A CCLA from Semantic Web Company has been submitted
 * We have several new users and contributors (some from Semantic Web
 Company, some independent) who interacted with the community

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * new upgraded SPARQL endpoint under review

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [x] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2018-03-04

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
that need to be addressed.

 Our two mentors are helpful and responsive.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
    Comments:
 [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

17 Oct 2018

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across
multiple nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Increase diversity of committers

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * The community is moving towards graduation: restarted discussion on
 graduation and started to complete the items required for this step
 * We welcome new users and contributors from Semantic Web Company. A CCLA
 from Semantic Web Company is being worked on.
 * Received multiple logo proposals. Community discussed and voted a new
 logo
 * We lost two mentors, but the remaining two mentors are very responsive
 and helpful

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Changed RdfFileInputTool to accept multiple input paths, so it can load
 RDF data from multiple folders
 * Changed from guava's iterators to Java collection's iterators to avoid
 versioning issues due to the recent change in Guava's
 Iterator.emptyIterator visibility
 * Minor improvements to code and documentation

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [ ] Community building
 [x] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2018-03-04

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Have your mentors been helpful and responsive or are things falling
through the cracks? In the latter case, please list any open issues
that need to be addressed.

 * Our two remaining mentors are very helpful and responsive.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
    Comments: Discussion on dev@ that may be missed here, interest from
    some new contributors ("semantic web company") seems to be genuine and
    helps bolster diverse podling population. Hoping that graduation will
    push to completion this  time and not run out of steam as the last
    times did.
 [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Jul 2018

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on
top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and query
processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple
nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

  1. Increase diversity of committers

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

No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Moving towards graduation

How has the project developed since the last report?
 * Started major version change Apache Rya 4.0.0 (incubating)
 * Migrated from using older OpenRDF Sesame libraries to newer RDF4J
 * Fixed various bugs related to the use of RDF4J libraries (e.g. language
support for literals)
 * Added tests for RyaStreams join iterator
 * Moved Geo Indexing specific maven repositories into the geoindexing
profile, so geo-related jars are only fetched when geoindexing profile is
used
 * Repackaged reusable Mongo DB test code in a new project rya.test.mongo
 * Implemented Kafka Connect Sink implementations for Accumulo and MongoDB
backed Rya

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [x] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

   2018-03-04

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](rya) Josh Elser
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
     Comments:
  [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Apr 2018

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built on
top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and query
processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

  1. Increase diversity of committers

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

No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Apache Rya 3.2.12 (incubating) released
 * More people expressed interest in contributing to Rya
 * More discussions about graduation

How has the project developed since the last report?
 * Apache Rya 3.2.12 (incubating) released
 * Improved documentation for deploying Rya PCJ Updater
 * Created a Rya Shell for MongoDB
 * Integrated RyaStreams with the Rya Shell
 * Added PCJ indexer support for MongoDB backend
 * Implemented a forward-chaining rules engine that runs as a batch process,
   operates on user-defined SPIN rules, and inserts derived information back
   in Rya
 * Added the ability to use the MongoDB aggregation pipeline to evaluate
   simple SPARQL expressions for MongoDB backend
 * Implemented single node Kafka streams incremental SPARQL processor
 * Plans to improve the SPARQL endpoint to improve standards compliance

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [x] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

   2018-03-04

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

  [x](rya) Josh Elser
     Comments: More heavy-handed-ly encouraging the podling
   to graduate
  [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
     Comments:
  [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:

17 Jan 2018

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built on
top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and query
processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation: 1. Have
more releases as part of the Apache Foundation 2. Increase diversity of
contributors.


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

No

How has the community developed since the last report?

  * Working on the next release
  * Starting discussions about graduation

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Implemented a cache for Fluo query metadata
  * Added a Twill App for running the periodic service
  * Fixed several bugs

How would you assess the podling's maturity? Please feel free to add your own
commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [x] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-10-10

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

  [x](rya) Josh Elser
     Comments: Have been pushing community towards
   graduation. IMO, they are ready.
  [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:

18 Oct 2017

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built on
top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and query
processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

  1. Have more releases as part of the Apache Foundation
  2. Increase diversity of contributors.


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

No

How has the community developed since the last report?

  * PPMC and IPMC voted to release 3.2.11

How has the project developed since the last report?

  * Implemented new types of inferences: owl:hasValue, owl:unionOf, owl:equivalentClass, owl:allValuesFrom, owl:intersectionOf, owl: oneOf, owl:someValuesFrom, owl:ReflexiveProperty, owl:hasSelf
  * Added documentation and examples for the use of shell, Prospector, and Pre-computed joins updater
  * Removed/replaced code that used incompatible license (e.g. org.json, jcalendar)  - use ALv2 compatible license now

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

  [ ] Initial setup
  [ ] Working towards first release
  [ ] Community building
  [x] Nearing graduation
  [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

  2017-10-10

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

  [x](rya) Josh Elser
     Comments: Podling continues to show increased maturity (recently, handling some licensing issues during a release with very little guidance).
  [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
     Comments:
  [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
     Comments:
  [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
     Comments:

19 Jul 2017

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built on
top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and query
processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Have more releases as part of the Apache Foundation
 2. Increase diversity of contributors.
 3. Continue to harden and develop core Rya features to improve user
    experience

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

No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Adina Crainiceanu presented two Rya talks at Apache Big Data North
   America on May 16-18 in Miami:
   1. a 10 minutes presentation at the Podling Shark Tank, and a
   2. full presentation on Apache Rya - A Scalable RDF Triple Store.

 * Pull Requests and issue reports from non-committers which are integrated
   into the repository continue to be received

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered
 * GeoTemporal Indexing
 * Expanded reasoning capabilities by implementing owl:hasValue inference
 * Added construct query support, aggregation support (sums, counts,
   averages, max, min), and geo temporal filtering to Rya Fluo Incremental
   Updater
 * Mongo backed entity centric index
 * Merged pull request for singleton AccumuloMinicluster to speed up
   integration tests

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [X] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 2016-10-28

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

* New committer and PPMC member David Lotts elected on Oct 25, 2016
* New PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017



Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
    Comments: Relatively quiet, not much happening on the community or code
    side. I see some contributions from non-committers in the past month.
    Need to push podling towards growing their member-base, and set some goals.
 [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
    Comments:
 [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
    Comments:
 [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

 David Fisher: From http://rya.incubator.apache.org/download/ there is no
 release. No way for potential users to easily find the October release.

19 Apr 2017

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple
nodes. Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a
conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Have more releases as part of the Apache Foundation
 2. Increase diversity of contributors.
 3. Continue to harden and develop core Rya features to improve user
    experience

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * Talk on Rya accepted at Apache Big Data, May 18, 2017
 * PRs from non-committers (14 contributions from 6 non-committers) which
   are integrated into the repository continue to be received

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered
 * Committed features: Added support for select * {?s ?p ?o} queries (select
   all triples). Implemented MongoDB based entity secondary index. Added
   MongoDB column visibility. Fixed column visibilities in Fluo. Added
   GeoWave, in addition to GeoMesa, to the optional rya.geoindexing. Added
   statement metadata optimizer so  that reified queries can be issued in an
   efficient way.

How would you assess the podling's maturity?
Please feel free to add your own commentary.

 [ ] Initial setup
 [ ] Working towards first release
 [x] Community building
 [ ] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 Oct 28, 2016

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 New committer and PPMC member David Lotts elected on Oct 25, 2016
 New PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
    Comments:
      Things seem to be going well. Relatively quiet, but not a problem.
 [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
    Comments:
 [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
    Comments:
 [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi
    Comments:

18 Jan 2017

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple
nodes.  Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a
conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Have more releases as part of the Apache Foundation
 2. Increase diversity of contributors.
 3. Continue to harden and develop core Rya features to improve user
    experience

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * New committer and PPMC member, David Lotts,  was invited and accepted to
   join Apache Rya PPMC.
 * Committer Caleb Meier joined Rya PPMC.
 * Sean Busbey resigned as mentor
 * Billie Rinaldi became a mentor for Rya
 * Talk on Rya at Accumulo Summit, October 11, 2016
 * PRs from non-committers which are integrated into the repository continue
   to be received

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * We had the first successful release as part of the ASF
 * Resolved an incompatible-licensed geospatial dependency so we can have
   the successful ASF release - we refactored the code to isolate an
   optional module
 * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered
 * Committed features: implemented new commands for Rya console: AddUser
   (give perimssions to users for the tables associated with Rya instance),
   RemoveUser , Uninstall, LoadStatementsFile. Added merge tool to allow
   cloning between Mongo and Accumulo instances. Added initial Spark
   support.

Date of last release:

 2016-10-28

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

* New committer and PPMC member David Lotts elected on Oct 25, 2016
* New PPMC member Caleb Meier elected on Jan 3rd, 2017

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
 [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
 [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam
 [x](rya) Billie Rinaldi

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Josh Elser

   The podling put in a substantial amount of work to get their first
   release out. We noticed that their geospatial indexing support was
   bringing in a bunch of incompatibly licensed deps. Multiple members made
   an effort to both understand the problem and the potential to address it.
   I was/am very happy both with their patience, effort, and concern that
   was given to the problem. It was a good sign that they will pay attention
   to these kinds of problems on their own in the future (self-governing).

19 Oct 2016

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built on
top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and query
processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across multiple nodes.
Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through SPARQL, a conventional
query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Have a first release as part of the Apache Foundation
 2. Expand the documentation to be more formalized and more representative of
   the current codebase.
 3. Add new committers to the project.

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * A new committer was invited and accepted to join the committers for Apache
   Rya (incubating).
 * Talk on Rya at the DC Graph Database meetup on August 30, 2016
 * Online presentation on Rya to a group of researchers and developers from
   Cray on September 29, 2016
 * Talk on Rya accepted at Accumulo Summit, October 11, 2016
 * The Rya "office hour" teleconference continues every other week, with few
   exceptions when people are too busy. Users and developers can ask
   questions, receive answers, discuss ideas for future developments. The
   minutes are sent to the dev@ list. Attendance at these meetings has grown
   beyond existing committers of the project to include new contributors.  New
   contributors have led the discussion for new features that they have helped
   develop.  We continue posting minutes and reference slides from the
   meetings on confluence to provide reference documentation to new
   contributors.
 * Multiple PRs from several non-committers which are integrated into the
   repository continue to be received

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Worked on the first release. The first release candidate was proposed, but
   the vote did not pass on the dev list. Working on the next release
   candidate.
 * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered.
 * Committed features: added a benchmark tool for the pre-computed joins
   optimizer; added support for property chain inference; integrated Apache
   Fluo (incubating) with Rya so triples inserted in Rya are inserted into
   Apache Fluo (incubating) too in order to incrementally update any
   pre-computed joins registered with Fluo; added OPTIONAL support for
   pre-computed joins

Date of last release:

 Not applicable. Initial vote on first release candidate did not pass on dev
   list. Working on the next release candidate.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 New committer Caleb Meier elected on August 31, 2016

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
 [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
 [ ](rya) Sean Busbey
 [ ](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

JE: Podling had a first release candidate staged, but it failed to numerous
incompatibly-licensed transitive dependencies. Progress on release is stalled,
but not forgotten.

20 Jul 2016

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /re?/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across
multiple nodes.  Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through
SPARQL, a conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Become familiar with the release process and have a first release as
    part of the Apache Foundation
 2. Expand the documentation to be more formalized and more representative
    of the current codebase.
 3. Add new committers to the project.

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * We have a Rya "office hour" teleconference every other week. Users and
   developers can ask questions, receive answers, discuss ideas for future
   developments. The minutes are sent to the dev@ list.   Attendance at
   these meetings has grown beyond existing committers of the project to
   include new contributors.  New contributors have led the discussion for
   new features that they have helped develop.  We have also begun posting
   minutes and reference slides from the meetings on confluence to provide
   reference documentation to new contributors.
 * We have more PRs from non-committers which are integrated into the
   repository
 * Developed a more extensive Rya website and confluence page for
   documentation for new contributors

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Integrated Rya with Apache build process -- Rya is currently being
   built by Jenkins on Apache servers
 * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered.
 * Upgrades for versions for a number of dependencies
 * Committed features: advanced OWL forward chaining reasoning tool for
   Accumulo based Rya, extensions to pre-computed join capabilities for
   more complex SPARQL queries, additions of timestamps for Mongo backed
   Rya.

Date of last release:

 Not applicable

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Not applicable.  The PPMC is currently discussing inviting a couple of
 active contributors to become committers.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
 [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
 [x](rya) Sean Busbey
 [x](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Josh Elser:

   Podling activity is steady and committers are always responsive.
   Discussions around inviting some contributors to join the project are
   on-going which is good. Prodding to make a release continues from me.

20 Apr 2016

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across
multiple nodes. Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through
SPARQL, a conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Become familiar with the release process and have a first release as
    part of the Apache Foundation
 2. Expand the "how to" document to explain the ways new contributors can
    become involved in the project, so we increase the size of the
    community.
 3. Add new committers to the project.

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

  * We have a Rya "office hour" teleconference every other week. We had
    some technical difficulties with screen sharing, but we had a working
    solution for the last meeting. Users and developers can ask questions,
    receive answers, discuss ideas for future developments. The minutes are
    sent to the dev@ list.
  * We have more PRs from non-committers which are integrated into the
    repository. We expect some of these non-committers to continue to
    submit PRs and become committers.
  * There were several ideas from Rya for Google Summer of Code, and a few
    students expressed interest; one of them submitted a proposal

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Created a quick-start VM for users to try out Rya.
 * Created a website for the project.
 * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered.
 * Committed features: incremental update for precomputed join indices,
   extensions to query planning to support more complex precomputed join
   indices, free text search support for MongoDB, additional Geo indexing
   for MongoDB, extensions of examples for both Accumulo and MongoDB backed
   Rya

Date of last release:

 Not applicable

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Not applicable

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
 [x](rya) Edward J. Yoon
 [x](rya) Sean Busbey
 [x](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Sean Busbey (busbey):

   Project activity was a little slow, due to other time commitments for
   the dev community, but folks had a great discussion around next steps
   when it came time for a draft report.

20 Jan 2016

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across
multiple nodes.  Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through
SPARQL, a conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Populate the website for the project
 2. Expand the "how to" document to explain the ways new contributors can
    become involved in the project, so we increase the size of the
    community.
 3. Become familiar with the release process and have a first release as
    part of the Apache Foundation

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

No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * We have documented (on Confluence) and tested procedures for committers
   to review and incorporate Pull Requests into the incubator-rya Apache
   git repository.
 * The committers are becoming much more comfortable with the Apache
   infrastructure and processes. Committers have been documenting processes
   on Confluence, creating Jira tickets, tying these to Rya components and
   versions, and submitting and pulling in PRs to resolve these Jira
   tickets.
 * The Rya user community (i.e. non-committers) have begun submitting
   issues through Jira and the dev list.  These have become Jira tickets,
   resolved by committers, and tested by the community.  Specifically, the
   community submitted RYA-19, RYA-17, and RYA-6.  Committers resolved and
   the community tested RYA-19 and RYA-17.
 * Non-committers have also begun submitting PRs that have been
   incorporated into the apache repo.  Specifically, RYA-13 and most of
   RYA-7 was done by non-committers.
 * We've started logging "beginner" Jira tickets.  These are issues that
   we've found in Rya that a new developer could take on as a good way to
   "get their feet wet" in the code base.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * We've completed adding the Apache license headers and added license
   header verification to the project's build.
 * Resolved a handful of issues that users have encountered.
 * Committed features: Delete support for secondary indices, more efficient
 * Mongo Core and Geo indexing.
 * Still working on creating a website for the project.
 * Working on deploying artifacts onto Maven
 * Working on creating a quick-start VM for users to try out Rya.

Date of last release:

 Not applicable

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Not applicable

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
 [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
 [x](rya) Sean Busbey
 [x](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Josh Elser (elserj):

   Continuing to see growing activity, but not much collaboration between
   reviews among committers (saw some ignored comments on pull requests).
   Something to watch in the future.

16 Dec 2015

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across
multiple nodes.  Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through
SPARQL, a conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Populate the website for the project
 2. Expand the "how to" document to explain the ways new contributors can
    become involved in the project, so we increase the size of the
    community.
 3. Become familiar with the release process and have a first release as
    part of the Apache Foundation

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - We started having questions and some traffic on the dev list generated
   by non-committers. There are 33 subscribers to the dev list, about half
   of them non-committers.
 - We started a discussion and created an initial draft of a document about
   how new contributers can contribute to the project and what should be
   the workflow.
 - The initial committers continue to learn to use the Apache
   infrastructure and processes.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Started working on updating the licence headers and poms to prepare for
   an Apache release.
 - Modified the Rya manual to markdown and linked it from the readme file,
   so the documentation is easier to access.
 - Working on new features: inconsistency detection, cloning, delete
   support for secondary indices.
 - Still working on creating a website for the project.

Date of last release:

 Not applicable

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Not applicable

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
 [X](rya) Edward J. Yoon
 [X](rya) Sean Busbey
 [X](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Sean Busbey (busbey):

   Good community discussion this month. PPMC proactively reaching out to
   mentors about ASF questions, which is great.

 Josh Elser (elserj):

   Steady progress being made by members. Nothing concerning to me.

18 Nov 2015

Rya (pronounced "ree-uh" /rēə/) is a cloud-based RDF triple store that
supports SPARQL queries. Rya is a scalable RDF data management system built
on top of Accumulo. Rya uses novel storage methods, indexing schemes, and
query processing techniques that scale to billions of triples across
multiple nodes.  Rya provides fast and easy access to the data through
SPARQL, a conventional query mechanism for RDF data.

Rya has been incubating since 2015-09-18.

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

 1. Populate the website for the project
 2. Become familiar with the release process and have a first release as
    part of the Apache
 3. Create a "how to" document to explain the ways new contributors can
    become involved in the project, so we increase the size of the
    community.

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

 No

How has the community developed since the last report?

 All initial committers submitted their ICLAs and are subscribed to the dev
 and private mailing lists. There are 32 subscribers to the dev list.  The
 initial committers are learning to use the Apache infrastructure and
 processes.  We gave a presentation on Rya at Duke University, trying to
 increase awareness about the project.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Infrastructure is now set up (mailing lists, repositories, JIRA, etc)
 Getting the code reviewed for final publication took about 3 weeks, which
 was longer than we expected, but the code is now imported into the Apache
 git repository.  We are working on creating a website for the project.

Date of last release:

 Not applicable - the code was just imported into Apache repository

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Not applicable

Signed-off-by:

 [x](rya) Josh Elser
 [ ](rya) Edward J. Yoon
 [x](rya) Sean Busbey
 [x](rya) Venkatesh Seetharam

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Sean Busbey (busbey):

   Getting things started took a bit, presumably due to the review needed
   to get the code out, but the fledging community has been responsive to
   feedback. The next month should give a better idea of how strong a hand
   the mentors will need to use.