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This was extracted (@ 2020-09-29 22:10) from a list of minutes which have been approved by the Board.
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ShardingSphere

19 Aug 2020 [Liang Zhang / Sam]

## Description:
The mission of Apache ShardingSphere is the creation and maintenance of
software related to a database clustering system providing data sharding,
distributed transactions, and distributed database management

## Issues:
None

## Membership Data:
Apache ShardingSphere was founded 2020-04-15 (4 months ago)
There are currently 28 committers and 15 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 7:4.

Community changes, past quarter:
- Kimm King was added to the PMC on 2020-06-26
- Lu Jingshang was added as committer on 2020-07-26
- Haoran Meng was added as committer on 2020-07-03
- Xiao Yu was added as committer on 2020-07-03

## Project Activity:
Software development activity:

 - We have released new milestone version 3.0.0-alpha of
   ShardingSphere-ElasticJob.
 - We have nearly finished the new version 5.x and testing them. The
   orchestration modules need to be adjust before release.
 - One new PMC member and 3 committers joined us on this quarter.

## Community Health:
Overall community health is good.
More commits and less issues because the version to be released is stable and
contributors add more unit tests.

15 Jul 2020 [Liang Zhang / Roy]

## Description:
The mission of Apache ShardingSphere is the creation and maintenance of
software related to a database clustering system providing data sharding,
distributed transactions, and distributed database management.

## Issues:
No.

## Membership Data:
Apache ShardingSphere was founded 2020-04-15 (3 months ago)
There are currently 25 committers and 15 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is 5:3.

Community changes, past quarter:
- Kimm King was added to the PMC on 2020-06-26
- Haoran Meng was added as committer on 2020-07-03
- Xiao Yu was added as committer on 2020-07-03

## Project Activity:
 - We have released the bug fix release 4.1.1.
 - We have finished the new API for version 5.x and
testing them now.
 - We have accepted donation from ElasticJob as subproject.
 - We began to maintain ElasticJob community for license and
copyright issues and start to discuss new features.
 - One new PMC member and two committers joined us on this month,
we have finished the vote.

## Community Health:
Overall community health is good.
The reason of GitHub statistics decreased because of
we sharing energy to the subproject ElasticJob for the first Apache release.

17 Jun 2020 [Liang Zhang / Patricia]

## Description:
The mission of Apache ShardingSphere is the creation and maintenance of
software related to a database clustering system providing data sharding,
distributed transactions, and distributed database management

## Issues:
No.

## Membership Data:
Apache ShardingSphere was founded 2020-04-15 (2 months ago)
There are currently 25 committers and 14 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 7:4.

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

## Project Activity:
Software development activity:

 - We are preparing to release the bug fix release 4.1.1.
 - We have added support for pluggable architecture in our master branch.
 - We are designing the new API for version 5.x.
 - We have voted for accepting donation from ElasticJob
 (a distribute scheduler framework) as a new scheduler solution and passed.
 The IP clearance has been sent to the incubator.

## Community Health:
Overall community health is good.
The reason of mailing list decreased 29% is after graduation,
more contributors focus development tasks on GitHub,
issues, pull requests and contributors are still increasing rapidly.

20 May 2020 [Liang Zhang / Sander]

## Description:
The mission of Apache ShardingSphere is the creation and maintenance of
software related to a database clustering system providing data sharding,
distributed transactions, and distributed database management

## Issues:
There are no issues requiring board attention.

## Membership Data:
Apache ShardingSphere was founded 2020-04-15 (22 days ago)
There are currently 25 committers and 14 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 7:4.

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

## Project Activity:
Apache ShardingSphere just completed the release process for 4.0.1 and 4.1.0.
4.0.1 carrying a number of bug fixes; 4.1.0 contained a few new features.

At this time, we are focusing on the big release of 5.x,
this version contains some major shifts in thinking about the project
 - specifically, 5.x looks to achieve these goals:

- Provide a micro and pluggable kernel to load features by java SPI.
- Redesign API to adaptor new kernel.
- Provide an independent SQL parser SDK.


## Community Health:
Apache ShardingSphere still in the rapid develop mode,
there are explosive growth for issues and pull requests
because of Apache ShardingSphere become TLP.

15 Apr 2020

Establish the Apache ShardingSphere 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 database clustering system providing data
 sharding, distributed transactions, and distributed database
 management;

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache ShardingSphere Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software related to a
 database clustering system providing data sharding, distributed
 transactions, and distributed database management; and be it further

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

 * Hao Cao <caohao@apache.org>
 * QingYang Chen <chenqingyang@apache.org>
 * Hongjun Du <codefairy@apache.org>
 * Hongtao Gao <hanahmily@apache.org>
 * Von Gosling <vongosling@apache.org>
 * Willem Ning Jiang <ningjiang@apache.org>
 * Xiaoguang Ma <maxiaoguang@apache.org>
 * Juan Pan <panjuan@apache.org>
 * Craig L Russell <clr@apache.org>
 * Sheng Wu <wusheng@apache.org>
 * Yang Yi <yangyi@apache.org>
 * Liang Zhang <zhangliang@apache.org>
 * Yonglun Zhang <zhangyonglun@apache.org>
 * Jun Zhao <zhaojun@apache.org>

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

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

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

18 Mar 2020

ShardingSphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware, focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Doing podling name search now, the JIRA ticket here[1]
 2. Clear issues which indicate by incubator status page[2]
 3. Finished discussion about graduation and start to vote to TLP[3]

 [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-178

 [2] https://incubator.apache.org/clutch/shardingsphere.html

 [3] https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r2272e5fb70044e07f8ff21e282d84ab88a
 30eac6709a9d0981f6b2c1%40%3Cdev.shardingsphere.apache.org%3E

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 There is a user wall page[4] to show all user lists. The URL of page may
 generate confusion with apache powered by policy. We have already change
 the page url to [5].

 [4] https://shardingsphere.apache.org/community/en/poweredby/

 [5] https://shardingsphere.apache.org/community/en/users/

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 Wen Ouyang, ZongLei Dong, Xiaofeng Jiang have been voted and joined as
 committer.
 There are 115 people to contribute codes to the main repo, there are 26
 new contributors during last report. We are happy to see the community
 are growing up.
 Prepare for graduation, finished discussion mail list is [6]. The main
 resolved issues are:
 1. Major contributors sign ICLA
 2. Confirm PMC and committer list
 3. IP Clearance for OpenSharding GitHub repo[7]
 4. Remove author information in java code
 5. Update incubator status site[8]

 [6] https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r885653f36d76c9d842b52f0ba2576dd962
 efd2e9a24acc03515c9e24%40%3Cdev.shardingsphere.apache.org%3E

 [7] https://github.com/OpenSharding

 [8] https://incubator.apache.org/clutch/shardingsphere.html

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 Release 4.0.0 last month, it is the stable version of 4.0.0-RC1,
 4.0.0-RC2 and 4.0.0-RC3.
 Releasing and voting version 4.0.1 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:

 2020-01-13

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2020-01-08

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Yes, the mentors have been helpful and responsive.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 Yes. There are no 3rd parties incorrectly using the podling‘s name and
 brand for now.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments:  Graduation vote is underway on the dev list.
    I believe the project is ready to graduate.
 - [x] (shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments:  It's good to see the project is ready to graduate.
 - [x] (shardingsphere) Von Gosling
    Comments: Glad to see all necessary graducation affairs have been
    resolved.

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Dave Fisher: The VP, Brand approved your name search on February 20.

18 Dec 2019

ShardingSphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware,
focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Clear Brand issues with other ecosystem projects.
 2. Further ASF culture and processes.
 3. Make more apache releases.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 No. Right now, the brand issues are under control, so we think board or
 IPMC may do not need do any actions for now.

 There are still several related project on GitHub org in ShardingSphere
 ecosystem, before or during project joined the ASF incubator, such as
 extension modules, extension module examples and acceptance test are not
 in Apache repo.
 We have already moved some extension modules into Apache repo,
 and plan to transfer all of them soon.

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 1. Ya Li, Zhiyi Yan have been voted and joined as committer.
 2. There are 89 people to contribute codes to the main repo, there are 15
    new contributors during last report.
    We are happy to see the community are growing up.
 3. Over 100 companies have confirmed they are using ShardingSphere
    through issue report, and show at powered-by page[1].
    Individuals from different companies and communities have provided
    some patches to feed back ShardingSphere community.
 4. Share a topic for Apache way and how to join ShardingSphere community
    in Apache meetup at Tsinghua University.
 5. Finish Podling Maturity Assessment for ShardingSphere[2].
 6. Plan to establish a co-meetup with Apache DolphinScheduler(incubator)
    in Beijing at Dec 8th.

 [1]https://shardingsphere.apache.org/community/en/poweredby/

 [2]https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/SHARDINGSPHERE/Podling
 +Maturity+Assessment+for+ShardingSphere


### How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Release 4.0.0-RC3 last month, main features are UI and SQL92 supported.
 2. Accept donated sharding-scaling project and will merge to trunk before
 next release.
 3. Plan to release 4.0.0 stable version soon.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2019-11-22

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2019-11-13

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Mentors are responsive and helpful. Things tend to be on the right way.

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?

 Yes. We don't find any 3rd parties incorrectly using the podling‘s name
 and brand for now.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [x] (shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments:
 - [ ] (shardingsphere) Benjamin Hindman
    Comments:
 - [X] (shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments: Shardingsphere made a very good progress of growing the
    community, I think it's time to consider the graduation.
 - [X] (shardingsphere) Von Gosling
    Comments: developer community is very active in github issues and pr.
    IMO, if we could take brand / trademarks well in the next, it would
    be nice to call for graduation.

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

16 Oct 2019

Sharding-Sphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware,
focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Clear Brand issues with other ecosystem projects.
 2. Further ASF culture and processes.
 3. Make more apache releases.

### Are there any issues that the IPMC or ASF Board need to be aware of?

 1. Have two Apache releases already. There are 4.0.0-RC1 and 4.0.0-RC2.
    All licenses and checklist are fine.
 2. There are other several related project on GitHub org in ShardingSphere
    ecosystem, before or during project joined the ASF incubator, such as
    extension modules, UI, benchmark and acceptance test, they were using
    ShardingSphere-* prefix in project name, which may cause brand issue.
    We are trying to fix these. All ShardingSphere-* have been renamed to
    OpenSharding-*, and all old releases with ShardingSphere- are declared
    for not apache release.
    We have already transfer benchmark and UI project to apache repo and
    plan to merge extension modules and acceptance test into Apache repo.
 3. Another brand related issue is ShardingSphere in DockerHub, including
    some binary releases, which have been moved apache release versions
    to ASF Infra
    - https://hub.docker.com/r/apache/sharding-proxy

    All of these are only including the approved releases.

    Right now, the brand issues are under control, so we think board or
    IPMC may do not need do any actions for now.

### How has the community developed since the last report?

 1. Yanan Zhao, Haisheng Sun, Guangyuan Wang and Qi Wang have been voted
 and joined as committer.
 2. There are 74 people to contribute codes to the main repo, it increase
 pretty quickly.
    More and more people starting to provide pull requests for new
    features, minor enhancement, bug fix, example, documentation and answer
    questions. We are happy to see the community are growing up.
 3. Over 100 companies have confirmed they are using ShardingSphere
    through issue report, our powered-by page
    Some companies has already provided some patches to feedback the
    community.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 1. Release 4.0.0-RC2 last month, main feature is data encryption.
 2. Setup benchmark report which can generate data every day to show
 performance status of ShardingSphere's changes.
 3. Manage contributions for squash merge pull requests, forbidden push
 dev branch directly and setup code review procedure.
 4. Merge donated Sharding-UI project to dev branch and planning to
 release it at 4.0.0-RC3.
 5. Process donated auto scale up tool from community, processing
 dependencies and licenses now.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2019-08-24

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2019-09-23

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

Mentors are responsive and helpful. Things tend to be on the right way.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [x] (shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments: Good progress on promoting contributors to committers.
 - [ ] (shardingsphere) Benjamin Hindman
    Comments:
 - [X] (shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments:  Shardingsphere ppmc did a good job to bring more active
    contributors to the committer list and I saw they were trying hard
    to growing the community.
 - [ ] (shardingsphere) Von Gosling

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

18 Sep 2019

Sharding-Sphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware, focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Continuing to grow the community
 2. Make several candidate releases
 3. Make a GA release to make user API stable

### 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 has been growing. We have more contributors during those 3
 months.
 A UI project has already donate to ShardingSphere. We have finished the
 second apache release on 24 August.
 The count of GitHub issues are 1800+, the count GitHub pull requests are
 1000+.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 We are merging new UI project to dev branch. The new features data mask
 and distribute transaction have finished.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2019-08-24

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2019-01-21, but there are some active potential committers may prompt
 soon.

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Mentors are responsive and helpful. Things tend to be on the right way.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [x] (shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments:  The project is reviewing the "committer bar" which may
 be set too high. There is plenty of activity, mainly focused on Github
 dialog.
 - [ ] (shardingsphere) Benjamin Hindman
    Comments:
 - [x] (shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments: It's good to see that shardingsphere PPMC put lot efforts on
    building community, and making a good release.
 - [x] (shardingsphere) Von Gosling
    Comments: well in commuity activities, especially in Github Issues and
    PRs

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

 Justin Mclean: The stats show don't mean much to people outside your
 project, please drop them from future reports and include commentary
 on how you project is growing instead.
 Given there lots of activity I would expect this report to have a lot more
 detail.
 A quick look at that stats, without explanation, suggests to me that this
 project is in trouble,. You have a large number of contributors, and
 outstanding pull request, but are not voting committers in.
 Please discuss with your mentors what the committer bar should be and
 what it means to be a committer.

19 Jun 2019

Sharding-Sphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware, focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Continuing to grow the community
 2. Make several releases

### 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 has been growing. Some volunteers take the issues and some
 contributors want to donate UI to ShardingSphere.
 We have finished the first apache release on 21 Apr.

### How has the project developed since the last report?

 There have a new landscape v0.1 release for ShardingSphere, to split core
 features and technical layers.
 Technical layers consist of Interface Layer, SQL Layer, Transaction
 Layer, Storage Layer and Orchestration Layer, each layer can combine lots
 3rd party components.
 We just try to develop ShardingSphere as a platform which can integrate
 more and more products.

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

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

### Date of last release:

 2019-04-21

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 2019-01-21

### Have your mentors been helpful?

 Mentors are responsive and helpful.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [x] (shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments:
 - [ ] (shardingsphere) Benjamin Hindman
    Comments:
 - [x] (shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments: Could you share information about the mailing list traffic
    and potential committers?
 - [ ] (shardingsphere) Von Gosling
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Mar 2019

Sharding-Sphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware, focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Prepare for the first ASF release.
 2. Fix bugs and develop new features.

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?

 Not bad.
 Two committers and PPMC members have been officially invited to the
 project.
 The community participation has been active, with multiple problems
 brought out and solved.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Two members have been officially invited to the PPMC.
 We are closer to the first Apache release.

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

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

Date of last release:

 Not finished for the 1st apache release yet.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 28 Jan 2019

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.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments:
 [ ](shardingsphere) Benjamin Hindman
    Comments:
 [X](shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments: ShardingSphere already made a first step to get new
    committer onboard, it's now working its first Apache release.
 [X](shardingsphere) Von Gosling
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Feb 2019

Sharding-Sphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware, focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Prepare for the first ASF release.
 2. Fix bugs and develop new features.

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

 Remove unapproved legacy release before repo transfer. Add release
 description of legacy releases. The details of email is [1].

 [1] https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/879089eb1dba43f6f159f8c3fde96c2a56d03ed
c9804f70dd7b94b6b@%3Cdev.shardingsphere.apache.org%3E

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Good. There are more and more contributors actually participating in
 project development.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The github repository has been transferred to Apache.
 The official website has been deployed to asf-site and add Apache brand.

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

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

Date of last release:

 Not finished for the 1st apache release yet.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 28 Jan 2019

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.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments:
 [ ](shardingsphere) Benjamin Hindman
    Comments:
 [X](shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments:
 [ ](shardingsphere) Von Gosling
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Justin Mclean: Thanks for resolving the unapproved release issue quickly.

16 Jan 2019

Sharding-Sphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware, focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Move codebase to Apache after last not apache release version for 3.x.
 2. Upload website.
 3. First ASF 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. Invite new mentor: Von Gosling(vongosling.apache.org)
 2. Meetup for ShardingSphere with mentors and PPMC at 12.21

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Released 3.1.0.M1, contributors are from different companies. In 3.1.0.M1
 release milestones, there are 148 issues and pull requests solved. This
is
 a legacy release not for Apache.

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

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

Date of last release:

 3.1.0-M1  20 Dec 2018

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 None.

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.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments:
 [ ](shardingsphere) Benjamin Hindman
    Comments:
 [X](shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments:
 [X](shardingsphere) Von Gosling
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2018

Sharding-Sphere is an ecosystem of transparent distributed database
middleware, focusing on data sharding, distributed transaction and database
orchestration.

ShardingSphere has been incubating since 2018-11-10.

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

 1. Move codebase to Apache.
 2. Upload website.
 3. First ASF 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?

 N/A(This is the first report.)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 N/A(This is the first report.)

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

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

Date of last release:

 2018-10-23 (before joining Apache Incubator.)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

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.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](shardingsphere) Craig L Russell
    Comments:
 [ ](shardingsphere) Benjamin Hindman
    Comments:
 [X](shardingsphere) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments: shardingsphere is in the middle of moving the repo to Apache.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

The migration of the repository has been deferred for a final release
outside Apache.