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SkyWalking

15 Jul 2020 [Sheng Wu / Justin]

## Description:
The mission of Apache SkyWalking is the creation and maintenance of software
related to application performance management and monitoring (APM)

## Issues:
No issue.

## Membership Data:
Apache SkyWalking was founded 2019-04-17 (a year ago)
There are currently 35 committers and 25 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is 7:5.

Community changes, past quarter:
- Wei Zhang was added to the PMC on 2020-04-20
- Brandon Fergerson was added as committer on 2020-04-23

## Project Activity:
We released the important v8 with new data model, which is first time
changed in last 3 years.
Our subprojects and eco-system project(out of ASF) are upgrading to adopt.

We have estalished several new components
- SkyWalking Python agent
- SkyWalking Nodejs agent

Recent releases:
python-0.1.0 was released on 2020-06-28.
skywalking-kubernetes-3.0.0 was released on 2020-06-27.
8.0.1 was released on 2020-06-21.
8.0.0 was released on 2020-06-15.

## Community Health:
Community is health. We has more language agents imlementation contributed
from the community. Some dev team members prefer the mail list than the
GitHub issue.

dev@skywalking.apache.org had a 103% increase in traffic in the past
quarter (619 emails compared to 304)
395 commits in the past quarter (-26% decrease)
42 code contributors in the past quarter (-20% decrease)
213 PRs opened on GitHub, past quarter (-30% decrease)
212 PRs closed on GitHub, past quarter (-28% decrease)

15 Apr 2020 [Sheng Wu / Roy]

## Description:
The mission of Apache SkyWalking is the creation and maintenance of software
related to application performance management and monitoring (APM)

## Issues:
No issue.

## Membership Data:
As nearly one year as the TLP, we have much more contributors.
Just in the main repo, the codes/doc contributors have reached 219, over
100 of them have more than one commit.

Apache SkyWalking was founded 2019-04-17 (a year ago)
There are currently 34 committers and 24 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 3:2.

Community changes, past quarter:
- Haochao Zhuang was added to the PMC on 2020-03-05
- Hongwei Zhai was added to the PMC on 2020-01-03
- Zhusheng Xu was added as committer on 2020-02-21
- Han *-Liu was added as committer on 2020-02-08
- Ming Wen was added as committer on 2020-03-09

## Project Activity:
We have estalished several new components
- kubernates helm
- CLI
- nginx-lua agent
- client-js agent
- rust agent

We did several releases.
- 7.0.0: 2020-03-22
- CLI-0.2.0: 2020-03-16
- kubernetes-1.1.0: 2020-03-15
- nginx-lua-0.1.0: 2020-03-10
- 6.6.0: 2019-12-27
- kubernetes-1.0.0: 2019-12-26
- CLI-0.1.0: 2019-12-10

We released v7 milestone, and introduced a new way to profile the system
performance, rather than metrics and tracing. Two of our PMC wrote the
introduction article posted on the InfoQ CN front page and The New Stack.

## Community Health:
The community is healthy, contributors are active, a lot of new
contributors joined us.

dev@skywalking.apache.org had a 12% decrease in traffic in the past
quarter (305 emails compared to 343)
479 commits in the past quarter (3% increase)
52 code contributors in the past quarter (-10% decrease)
293 PRs opened on GitHub, past quarter (-34% decrease)

The decrease of the data is mostly caused by the Chinese new year
vacation. Then COVID19 outbreaks near the vacation,
and people are in lockdown.
Most of our contributors are from Chinese different cities.
With the control of the status and people are back to work, the activities
are back quickly.

15 Jan 2020 [Sheng Wu / Myrle]

## Description:
The mission of Apache SkyWalking is the creation and maintenance of software
related to application performance management and monitoring (APM)

## Issues:
No specific issue.

## Membership Data:
Apache SkyWalking was founded 2019-04-17 (8 months ago)
There are currently 31 committers and 22 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 4:3.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. Last addition was Zhenxu Ke on 2019-08-30.
- Haochao Zhuang was added as committer on 2019-10-19
- Hongwei Zhai was added as committer on 2019-10-16
- Qiuxia Fan was added as committer on 2019-11-23
- Weiyi Liu was added as committer on 2019-12-10
- Wei Zhang was added as committer on 2019-11-14

## Project Activity:
Recent releases:
- 6.6.0 was released on  2019-12-27
- kubernetes-1.0.0 was released on 2019-12-26
- CLI-0.1.0 was released on 2019-12-10.
- 6.5.0 was released on 2019-11-15.

More e2e tests for backend and agent plugin are added in the project.
Started a survey about ending the support of JDK6.
The project includes 600+ e2e tests to ensure stability after every PR.
Based on the survey and mail list discussion, SkyWalking community decided
to end the supports of JDK6/7 in 7.x releases,
only kept in maintenance mode for JDK6/7
to fix agent critical bugs in 6.x releases.

Have at least following public speak
- SoftCon 2019
- GitHub China meetup
- Tencent TVP event
- COSCon 2019 keynote


## Community Health:
The community is healthy, contributors are active.
In this quarter, the community are working together to make the 6.x
stable, powerful and widely used in hundreds of companies.
The main repo of the project is near 200 contributors.

dev@skywalking.apache.org had a 109%
increase in traffic in the past quarter (347 emails compared to 166)
454 commits in the past quarter (34% increase)
58 code contributors in the past quarter (no change)
439 PRs opened on GitHub, past quarter (50% increase)
437 PRs closed on GitHub, past quarter (50% increase)

16 Oct 2019 [Sheng Wu / Craig]

## Description:
The mission of Apache SkyWalking is the creation and maintenance of software
related to application performance management and monitoring (APM)

## Issues:
No specific issue.

## Membership Data:
Apache SkyWalking was founded 2019-04-17 (6 months ago)
There are currently 26 committers and 22 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 7:6.

Community changes, past quarter:
- Zhenxu Ke was added to the PMC on 2019-08-30
- Yuguang Zhao was added to the PMC on 2019-08-30
- Yanlong He was added as committer on 2019-08-08
- Weijie Zou was added as committer on 2019-09-10

## Project Activity:
Recent releases:
6.4.0 was released on 2019-09-11.
6.3.0 was released on 2019-08-07.

Project features are becoming stable in 6.x release series. Many e2e and
integration tests are being added to make sure further release more reliable.
The project is working on more tests including the unit tests.

SkyWalking has public speak at
- ApacheCon Las Vagas
- Cloud Vendor(Alibaba) announce, they supported SkyWalking agent and data
 format on AliCloud Tracing Analysis Service.
- COSCup, Taiwan, China.
- DevOpsStage, Kiev, this month

## Community Health:
The community is very active. Hundreds of PRs and issues show up on GitHub.
Fixes and features come from the community.

dev@skywalking.apache.org had a 20% increase in traffic in the past
quarter(134 emails compared to 111)
325 commits in the past quarter code
55 contributors in the past quarter
283 PRs opened on GitHub, past quarter
309 issues opened/331 issues closed on GitHub

17 Jul 2019 [Sheng Wu / Danny]

## Description:
Apache Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Support
observing and monitoring system from different sources, such as distributed
tracing agents/SDKs, through Service Mesh telemetry data.

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

## Activity:
Two known public talks
1. KubeCon Shanghai, by project V.P. Sheng Wu and CNCF Envoy senior
   maintainer, Lizan Zhou
2. GIAC Shenzhen, by project PMC, Hongtao Gao The project released a new
   version. We have several at least one public talk in the next several
   months. Several across projects cooperations are in schedule or processing,
   such as Apache ShardingSphere(incubating), Alibaba Seata, Apache Pular,

## Health report:
Active project and its community. 20 authors have pushed 83 commits, 420 files
have changed and there have been 13,011 additions and 1,137 deletions. 160+
commits included in 6.2.0 release, a lot of features are contributed from the
community.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 20 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 24 committers.
 - New commmitters:
    - Zhenxu Ke was added as a committer on Mon Jun 17 2019
    - Yuguang Zhao was added as a committer on Fri Apr 19 2019

## Releases:

 - 6.1.0 was released on Sun May 05 2019
 - 6.2.0 was released on Tue Jul 02 2019

## Mailing list activity:

Release and new committer discussion and votes happen in dev and private mail
lists respectively. A lot of features discussions and questions happen in
GitHub issues, so 5k+ emails in the notifications mail list.

 - dev@skywalking.apache.org:
    - 64 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 112 emails sent to list (173 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@skywalking.apache.org:
    - 11 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 5632 emails sent to list (3530 in previous quarter)

19 Jun 2019 [Sheng Wu / Daniel]

## Description:
Apache Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Support
observing and monitoring system from different sources, such as distributed
tracing agents/SDKs, through Service Mesh telemetry data.

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

## Activity:
SkyWalking DevCon host at Shanghai, 11th May. Over 100 attendees join the
Conference online and on-site. Also, we posted the videos online for
everyone. SkyWalking has become the most star(s) APM project in GitHub, even
the star doesn't mean most popular, but still, be considered as big progress.
SkyWalking related topics will be represented in KubeCon Shanghai China, and
GIAC Shenzhen China.

## Health report:
The project is health and active. We have over 22 contributors, commit over
14k lines of codes in last month. The total number of main repo contributors
has been over 130.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 20 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 23 committers.
 - Yuguang Zhao was added as a committer on Fri Apr 19 2019

## Releases:

 - 6.1.0 was released on Sun May 05 2019
 - 6.2.0 will be release nearly the board meeting date.

## Mailing list activity:

The discussions have been made in the mail list. We have more people
subscribe out dev mail list. Much more discussion and pull requests happen in
GitHub, showing in notifications ml.

 - dev@skywalking.apache.org:
    - 58 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
    - 116 emails sent to list (168 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@skywalking.apache.org:
    - 11 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 4886 emails sent to list (3248 in previous quarter)

15 May 2019 [Sheng Wu / Joan]

## Description:
Apache Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Support
observing and monitoring system from different sources, such as distributed
tracing agents/SDKs, through Service Mesh telemetry data.

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

## Activity:
The community has just graduated from incubator last month. The community is
working on a UI project(SkyWalking RocketBot) donation and IP Clearance.
Release the 6.1 release, as the first release version as TLP. SkyWalking
DevCon 2019 has been approved by PMC, will hold in 11th May, Shanghai, China.

## Health report:
The project is health. We have over 10 contributors, commit over 5k lines of
codes in last month. Mail lists are active.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 20 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 23 committers.
 - Yuguang Zhao was added as a committer on Fri Apr 19 2019

## Releases:

Working on the first TLP release.

## Mailing list activity:

The discussions have been made in the mail list. We have more people subscribe
out dev mail list.

 - dev@skywalking.apache.org:
    - 60 subscribers (up 14 in the last 3 months):
    - 171 emails sent to list (168 in previous quarter)

 - notifications@skywalking.apache.org:
    - 11 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 3398 emails sent to list (3811 in previous quarter)

17 Apr 2019

Establish the Apache SkyWalking 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 application performance management and
 monitoring (APM).

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Apache SkyWalking be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software related to
 application performance management and monitoring (APM); and be it
 further

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

 * Yang Bai <baiyang@apache.org>
 * Ignasi Barrera <nacx@apache.org>
 * Yixiong Cao <caoyixiong@apache.org>
 * Jinlin Fu <withlin@apache.org>
 * Hongtao Gao <hanahmily@apache.org>
 * Willem Ning Jiang <ningjiang@apache.org>
 * Zhang Kewei <zhangkewei@apache.org>
 * Can Li <lican@apache.org>
 * Lang Li <lilang@apache.org>
 * Jiaqi Lin <linjiaqi@apache.org>
 * Haoyang Liu <liuhaoyangzz@apache.org>
 * Yongsheng Peng <pengys@apache.org>
 * DongXue Si <ilucky@apache.org>
 * Jian Tan <tanjian@apache.org>
 * Kai Wang <wangkai@apache.org>
 * Wenbin Wang <wangwenbin@apache.org>
 * Yao Wang <ywang@apache.org>
 * Michael Semb Wever <mck@apache.org>
 * Sheng Wu <wusheng@apache.org>
 * Shinn Zhang <zhangxin@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Sheng Wu be appointed to
 the office of Vice President, Apache SkyWalking, 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.

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

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

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

20 Mar 2019

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

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

 1. IP clearance. [RESOLVED]
 3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0) [RESOLVED]
 3. Further ASF culture and processes. [RESOLVED]
 4. 5.x releases are stable for product, and have 5 open end users, at
 least. [RESOLVED]
 5. Support multiple languages agents/SDKs. [RESOLVED]
 6. Integration with other pupolar OSS systems. Zipkin data format
 supported. [RESOLVED]
 7. Clear Brand issues with other ecosystem projects. [RESOLVED]

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

 Have six Apache releases already. 5.0.0-alpha, 5.0.0-beta, 5.0.0-beta2,
 5.0.0-RC2, 5.0.0-GA, 6.0.0-alpha, 6.0.0-beta, 6.0.0-GA

 There are several related projects and GitHub org in SkyWalking
 ecosystem, before or during project joined the ASF incubator, such as
 .net, node.js and php agents, they were using skywalking-* prefix in
 project name and releases, which may cause brand issue.
 We have fixed these. All skywalking-* have been renamed to skyapm-*, old
 releases with skywalking- removed(maybe not necessary).
 Old existing GitHub orgs, including OpenSkywalking, OpenSkywalkingTest,
 SkywalkingContrib, have been renamed to SkyAPM, SkyAPMTest or
 removed(SkywalkingContrib).

 Another brand related issue is `skywalking` in DockerHub, including some
 binary releases, which have been removed and moved to ASF Infra
 - https://hub.docker.com/r/apache/skywalking-base
 - https://hub.docker.com/r/apache/skywalking-oap-server
 - https://hub.docker.com/r/apache/skywalking-ui
 All of these are only including the approved releases.

 All known brand issues have been addressed and solved. Be good for the
 graduation.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 1. SkyWalking is working with Envoy community, trying to contribute a new
 service mesh probe.
 2. Lang Li, Yixiong and Jinlin Fu Cao have been voted and joined as
 committer.
 3. Yao Wang and Jian Tan have been voted and joined as PPMC
 4. There are 92 people to contribute codes to our main repo. 18 more than
 the last report.
 5  Over 60 companies have confirmed they are using SkyWalking
 through issue report, our powered-by page or through our ecosystem pages.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 There has been over 100 commits by more than 27 contributors in the three
 months.
 In 6.1.0(in developing) release milestones, there are 81 issues and pull
 requests solved.
 SkyWalking 6.0.0-GA is suitable for production.
 In 6.0.0-GA release milestones, there are 134 issues and pull requests
 solved.
 In 6.0.0-beta release milestones, there are 153 issues and pull requests
 solved.

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
 [x] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 Jan 29th, 2019 6.0.0-GA

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Jan 29th, 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:

 [ ](skywalking) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments: I think skywalking is in a good sharp of graduation by
    getting more and more developer involved.
 [X](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
    Comments: Updated the "Three most important issues to address in the
 move towards graduation" section, as it had been misread, and the list had
 become an accumulation of resolved items.
 [X](skywalking) Ignasi Barrera
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2018

SkyWalking

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems.
Support observe system by distributed tracing agents/SDKs or through Service
Mesh telemetry data.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

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

 1. IP clearance.
 3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
 3. Further ASF culture and processes.
 4. 5.x releases are stable for product, and have 5 open end users, at
 least.
 5. Support multiple languages agents/SDKs.
 6. Integration with other pupolar OSS systems. Zipkin data format
 supported.

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

 Have six Apache releases already. 5.0.0-alpha, 5.0.0-beta, 5.0.0-beta2,
 5.0.0-RC2, 5.0.0-GA, 6.0.0-alpha

 Started the `Graduate Apache SkyWalking (incubating) as a TLP` discussion
 in IPMC. IPMC addressed a main issue before graduation, need to promote
 more committers by given the number of contributors.
 SkyWalking community has recognised, and voted/passed three new
 committers, more committers are in discussion and voting process. The
 PPMCs have learned from the graduation discussion.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 1. SkyWalking is working with Istio community, in the 6.0.0-alpha
 release, we support telemetry format from Istio.
 2. Near 50 companies have confirmed they are using SkyWalking
 through issue report or our powered-by page.
 3. There are 74 people to contribute codes to our main repo. 17 more than
 the last report.
 4. Three new committors voted and joined. Wenbin Wang, Can Li and Jian
 Tan.
 5. A new UI project open source. https://github.com/TinyAllen/rocketbot.
 It runs as a secondary choice and very cool UI for SkyWalking, by
 following our query protocol.
 6. baiyang, wangkai, liyuntao, ilucky, zhangkewei, and wangsheng added to
 SkyWalking PPMC, because they are initial committers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The project has a diverse community, many users, contributors are from
 different companies.
 There has been over 100 commits by more than 22 contributors in the three
 months.
 In 5.0.0-RC2 release milestones, there are 130 issues and pull requests
 solved.
 In 5.0.0-GA release milestones, there are 32 issues and pull requests
 solved.
 In 6.0.0-alpha release milestones, there are 202 issues and pull requests
 solved.

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
 [x] Nearing graduation
 [ ] Other:

Date of last release:

 5.0.0-GA  17 Oct 2018
 6.0.0-alpha  14 Nov 2018

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Dec. 2018

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](skywalking) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [ ](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
    Comments: 'issues to address' probably doesn't need to be so
    technical, the board can presume technical momentum by release
    frequency and new committers. Graduation is more dependent on the
    ASF community dynamics. Adding the new committers for example.
 [X](skywalking) Ignasi Barrera
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

 Drew Farris (shepherd) - Mentors active on mailing lists, active progress
 towards graduation.

19 Sep 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

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

 1. IP clearance.
 3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
 3. Further ASF culture and processes.
 4. 5.x releases are stable for product, and have 5 open end users, at
 least.
 5. Support multiple languages agents/SDKs.
 6. Integration with other pupolar OSS systems. Zipkin data format
 supported.

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

 Have three Apache releases already. 5.0.0-alpha, 5.0.0-beta, 5.0.0-beta2.
 Another release is on going, 5.0.0-RC

How has the community developed since the last report?

 1. .NetCore agent goes well, as a community agent implementation, have
 received it is being used in product env.
 2. Node.js agent supports `egg` framework, releases the new version.
 3. More than 35 companies have confirmed they are using SkyWalking
 through issue report or our powered-by page.
 4. There are 57 people to contribute codes to our main repo. 19 more than
 the last report.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 The project has a diverse community, many users, contributors are from
 different companies.
 There has been 100 commits by more than 30 contributors in the three
 months.
 In beta2 release milestones, there are 160 issues and pull requests
 solved.
 In RC release milestones, there are 124 issues and pull requests solved.

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:

 beta2 12 Jul 2018
 RC(voting)  30 Aug 2018

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 May. 2018

Signed-off-by:

 [X](skywalking) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments: It's great to see Skywalking has attracted lot of contributor
    and user durning the incubation.
 [X](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Ignasi Barrera
    Comments:

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Jun 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

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

 1. IP clearance.
 3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
 3. Further ASF culture and processes.
 4. 5.x releases are stable for product, and have an open end user case,
 at least.
 5. Support multiple languages agents/SDKs
 6. Integration with other pupolar OSS systems.

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

 Have two Apache releases already. 5.0.0-alpha, 5.0.0-beta

How has the community developed since the last report?

 1. .NetCore agent has three releases based on SkyWalking's network
 protocol and data format.
 2. Node.js server side agent has three releases based on SkyWalking's
 network protocol and data format.
 3. 5.0.0-alpha/beta has been used in product env as their primary APM
 system, by more than 5 companies.
 4. Proposal, voted and passed Haoyang Liu, the lead of the .NetCore agent
 project, as the new Committer.
 5. There are 38 people to contribute codes to our main repo. 10 more than
 last report.
 6. Work with the Zipkin tracing system group, try to accept Zipkin data
 by SkyWalking collector.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Code wise the project has good momentum.
 There has been ~200 pull requests opened and accepted, and 214 commits,
 by 21 contributors in the last month.

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:

 2018-05-23

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 May. 2018

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](skywalking) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [ ](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
    Comments: optional, but you might write up the feedback you got from
the IMPC on your last release, and how it's been addressed and what you
learnt.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

21 Mar 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

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

  1. IP clearance.
  3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
  3. Further ASF culture and processes.
  4. 5.x releases are stable for product, and have an open end user case, at least.

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

 Looking for input on how to develop/release our plugins that rely on GPL libraries,
is making those plugins optional good enough?


How has the community developed since the last report?

 Improved understanding of the release process way of the Apache. And
prepare for the first release.

 A C# agent proposed by .NET community has started.
After it release, will make SkyWalking can support multi languages.
Some discussions about golang and Nodejs server are on going.


How has the project developed since the last report?

Code wise the project has good momentum.
There has been ~44 pull requests opened and accepted, and 103 commits,
by 7 contributors in the last month.


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:

 5.0.0-alpha is currently in progress. One attempt was made and put into the staging repository,
only a minor issue blocked the test build announcement email going out.

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Hongtao Gao (PPMC)
 Sheng Wu (PPMC)
 Shinn Zhang (PPMC)
 Yongsheng Peng (PPMC)


Signed-off-by:

  [x](skywalking) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [X](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
     Comments:
  [x](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
     Comments:

21 Feb 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

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

  1. IP clearance.
  3. First ASF release. (SkyWalking 5.0)
  3. Further ASF culture and processes.

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

 Some GPL compile-time library dependencies were removed from the default
maven reactor. Related plugin components to the project can still be built
if the GPL dependencies are manually downloaded.


How has the community developed since the last report?

 Added a number of established committers to the PPMC,
as it the norm in the Incubator.

 Improved understanding of usage of the Apache trademark, it use with
the project, and avoiding ASF explicit announcements during incubation.

 Community reaches out to press@apache.org whenever uncertain.


How has the project developed since the last report?

The project website has been uploaded to its new location at
 http://skywalking.incubator.apache.org/

Code wise the project has good momentum.
There has been ~40 pull requests opened and accepted, and 191 commits,
in the last month.


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:
 n/a

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Hongtao Gao (PPMC)
 Shinn Zhang (PPMC)
 Yongsheng Peng (PPMC)


Signed-off-by:

  [x](skywalking) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [x](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
     Comments:
  [x](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
     Comments:

17 Jan 2018

Skywalking is an APM (application performance monitor), especially for
microservice, Cloud Native and container-based architecture systems. Also
known as a distributed tracing system. It provides an automatic way to
instrument applications: no need to change any of the source code of the
target application; and an collector with an very high efficiency streaming
module.

SkyWalking has been incubating since 2017-12-08.

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

 1. Upload website 2. IP clearance. 3. First ASF release.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of? None. Some branding issues around publicity of incubation were raised and
have been corrected.


How has the community developed since the last report? 1. First Incubator
report. 2. Git repositories and mailing lists in place. 3. Website ready and
in transition to ASF infra. 4. Apache ICLA signed by all contributors from
Huawei.


How has the project developed since the last report? Still in initial setup
stage.


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: n/a

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected? 2017-12-09 Sheng Wu
(PMC) 2017-12-09 DongXue Si (committer) 2017-12-09 Hongtao Gao (committer)
2017-12-09 Kai Wang (committer) 2017-12-09 Shinn Zhang (committer) 2017-12-09
Yang Bai (committer) 2017-12-09 Yongsheng Peng (committer) 2017-12-09 Sheng
Wang (committer) 2017-12-09 Yuntao Li (committer) 2017-12-09 Zhang Kewei
(committer)


Signed-off-by:

 [X](skywalking) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [X](skywalking) Willem Ning Jiang
    Comments:
 [x](skywalking) Mick Semb Wever
    Comments: