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This was extracted (@ 2017-10-21 03:10) from a list of minutes which have been approved by the Board.
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Stanbol

20 Sep 2017 [Fabian Christ / Brett]

No report was submitted.

19 Jul 2017 [Fabian Christ / Shane]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

The project made no significant progress since the last report. The
mailing list was quiet and no discussions happened since May.

Since the last commit was pushed in March there is no work happening
towards a 1.0.1 release at the moment.

The slow progress may not be a problem but the lack of activity is
something that concerns. People responded that they are using
Stanbol but show not much interest so far in contributing. Maybe
Stanbol is in its current state just right for their needs.

Subscribers on the dev list: 231

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

Last new PMC member were
 Cristian Petroaca on July 28th, 2016
 Rafa Haro on July 28th, 2016

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 1.0.0 on Oct 23rd, 2016

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

21 Jun 2017 [Fabian Christ / Rich]

No report was submitted.

17 May 2017 [Fabian Christ / Bertrand]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

We started a discussion about who is using Stanbol and encouraged the
people who actively use (and depend) on Stanbol to contribute and
become part of the developer community.

Unfortunately, the technological barrier is rather high and people
are a little bit overwhelmed with the large code base and the
number of OSGi bundles. So people need time to get familiar
with that.

This may be one reason why not much happened since then. No new
contributions from people outside the PMC were made. The PMC
itself has only one active (code) contributer over the last
months.

The PMC is aware of the situation but at the moment the lack
of time and availability of persons make it very difficult
to change something fundamentally.

However, there are at least three PMC members who are active in
a way that security issues can be handled and new releases can
be published if required.


Subscribers on the dev list: 231

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

Last new PMC member were
 Cristian Petroaca on July 28th, 2016
 Rafa Haro on July 28th, 2016

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 1.0.0 on Oct 23rd, 2016

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

19 Apr 2017 [Fabian Christ / Bertrand]

No report was submitted.

@Bertrand: pursue a report for Stanbol

15 Mar 2017 [Fabian Christ / Jim]

No report was submitted.

18 Jan 2017 [Fabian Christ / Chris]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

After the 1.0.0 release it got a bit quiet around the project and the
community. No commit was made since November 2016.

The discussion about electing a new PMC chair who may drive the project
is also in an idle state. No one so far stood up to take the job.

We plan to start a new discussion in 2017 about the future of Stanbol.


Subscribers on the dev list: 227

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

Last new PMC member were
 Cristian Petroaca on July 28th, 2016
 Rafa Haro on July 28th, 2016

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 1.0.0 on Oct 23rd, 2016

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

21 Dec 2016 [Fabian Christ / Mark]

No report was submitted.

16 Nov 2016 [Fabian Christ / Jim]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

The project finally managed to invite two new PMC members. One of these
two new members, Rafa Haro, also managed to cut a release after more than
two years without a major release.

From the technical side the project is doing okay now. The release helps
people to use Stanbol in a stable manner. However, the ongoing development
is rather slow and no plans were made until now for future releases.

The project chair started a discussion about electing a new chair who is
much more involved in the daily business of Stanbol. Since the current
chair has less time for Stanbol (the missed reports is a clear indication),
it may be good to handover to someone else. However, it is not the intention
to just drop the job but to drive the discussion for a new chair.


Subscribers on the dev list: 227

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

Last new PMC member were
 Cristian Petroaca on July 28th, 2016
 Rafa Haro on July 28th, 2016

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 1.0.0 on Oct 23rd, 2016

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

19 Oct 2016 [Fabian Christ / Shane]

No report was submitted.

@Shane: pursue a report for Stanbol; check on the status of the new chair discussions

21 Sep 2016 [Fabian Christ / Marvin]

No report was submitted.

15 Jun 2016 [Fabian Christ / Jim]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

The project is doing fine on a low level. The major blocker is still the
stocked release process. People do not find the time to cut new releases
or to hand over the process to other PMC members.

The project is focused on easing the use of Stanbol and use resources like
Docker images. The project also received contributions in terms of improved
documentation which will be included in the near futur. In combination with
an improved release process Stanbol should become more easy to use to end
users.

The project voted for two new PMC members. The board has been notified but
we need to wait for the 72 hours period to end until we invite them
officially.

The vote for new PMC members is a first step to hand over the planned
improvements and the release process to a new generation of people.

Subscribers on the dev list: 231

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

16 Mar 2016 [Fabian Christ / Sam]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

The project has proceeded to work on a new release. Since the project
did not release anything for two years now, there are some things to
catch up in order to make the release process more easy to handle.

The project is discussing to invite new PMC members and will start
a vote for new members soon.

Subscribers on the dev list: 231

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

No new PMC member was elected since the graduation of Apache Stanbol on
Sep 19th, 2012.

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

17 Feb 2016 [Fabian Christ / Shane]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

First, appologies for the missed reports. We had to report in December
but missed that plus the January report.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment. However,
the project is in a phase where new/other people should take over the
lead as chairman since the current chairman Fabian Christ has less and
less time to manage the project. Therefore, the project will start to
find a new person for this job.

Additionally, a first suggestion was started to invite new people to
become PMC members and potentially new leaders for the project.

At code level the project is doing fine. The project started to
reorganize a lot of old JIRA issues and tries to focus on the relevant
tasks.

The project did not manage to cut new releases. This is also an issue of
finding new people to become more responsible for the project and start
creating releases.

Bertrand Delacretaz has resigned from the Stanbol PMC on December, 1st 2015

Subscribers on the dev list: 233

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

No new PMC member was elected since the graduation of Apache Stanbol on
Sep 19th, 2012.

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

20 Jan 2016 [Fabian Christ / Rich]

No report was submitted.

16 Dec 2015 [Fabian Christ / Chris]

No report was submitted.

@Chris: pursue a report for Stanbol

16 Sep 2015 [Fabian Christ / Jim]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is working on updating the JIRA issues and bringing the code
base into a state that allows easier release cutting.

We had an issue with a crashed testbed server running at
http://dev.iks-project.eu/ that was now resolved. The server is available
again.

A hint by Mike Kienenberger to invite additional people as PMC members to
increase their involvement in Stanbol was recognized. The current PMC
is now looking for opportunities to bring in new people to the Stanbol PMC.

Subscribers on the dev list: 227

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

No new PMC member was elected since the graduation of Apache Stanbol on
Sep 19th, 2012.

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

17 Jun 2015 [Fabian Christ / Rich]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is doing well but on a slow level. Main issue at the moment
may be that there is no one who is cutting releases from time to time.
The last release was cut one year ago. The project is aware of this
issue and is working on it.

For the first time in the project's lifetime the number of subscribers
on the dev list has dropped by about 10 subscribers.

Subscribers on the dev list: 226

Cristian Petroaca was voted for as a new committer on May 7th, 2015.

Last new committer was
 Cristian Petroaca on May 7th, 2015

No new PMC member was elected since the graduation of Apache Stanbol on
Sep 19th, 2012.

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

18 Mar 2015 [Fabian Christ / Brett]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The development pace slowed down a little. The core developers
seem to have less time to spent on Stanbol at the moment.
Therefore, the development towards version 1.0 is delayed and
no releases were cut lately. The project is still in process of
preparing a 0.12.1 maintenance release.

Subscribers on the dev list: 232

No new committers or PMC members were elected but the
project is currently in the phase of voting to invite a candidate
as a new committer.

Last new committer was
 Antonio David Perez Morales on Jan 14th, 2014

No new PMC member was elected since the graduation of Apache Stanbol on
Sep 19th, 2012.

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

17 Dec 2014 [Fabian Christ / Doug]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is performing well and the development is going towards version
1.0. Some minor tasks are still to do. In the meantime the project is
preparing a 0.12.1 maintenance release.

The Stanbol project has participated at the ApacheCon EU with a talk by
Rupert Westenthaler about a possible new annotation model for Apache
Stanbol [1, 2 (slides)]. In this context Stanbol was offered the
possibility to send a member to the W3C group working on Open Annotation.

[1] http://s.apache.org/AwS
[2] http://s.apache.org/CUX

Subscribers on the dev list: 217

No new committers or PMC members were elected.

Last new committer was
 Antonio David Perez Morales on Jan 14th, 2014

No new PMC member was elected since the graduation of Apache Stanbol on
Sep 19th, 2012.

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

17 Sep 2014 [Fabian Christ / Sam]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is performing well and the development is going towards
version 1.0.

The Stanbol project is participating in this year's Google Summer of Code
(GSoC) program.	Initially we had 4 active projects. 3/4 GSoC project were
successful. One dropped before mid term because the student disappeared
right after the start.

The three successful projects are

 1. Enhancement Workflows. Enterprise Integration Patterns in
    Apache Stanbol (STANBOL-1008)
    Student: Antonio David Perez Morales
    Mentors: Florent André, Rafa Haro
 2. Integrate YAGO2 and AIDA NED with Apache Stanbol (STANBOL-1384)
    Student: Chalitha Perera
    Mentor: Rafa Haro
 3. Speech to Text Enhancement Engine for Apache Stanbol
    (STANBOL-1007)
    Student: Suman Saurabh
    Mentor: Andreas Kuckartz

All three projects have provided patches with the results. Those will
be integrated to the Stanbol code base with the help of the Mentors
and the Students.

Subscribers on the dev list: 217

No new committers or PMC members were elected.

Last new committer was
 Antonio David Perez Morales on Jan 14th, 2014

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

18 Jun 2014 [Fabian Christ / Brett]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is performing well and the development is going on for the
maintain 0.12 release branch and the trunk towards version 1.0. Recently,
a partial security release was published.

The Stanbol project is participating in this year's Google Summer of Code
(GSoC) program. There we have four active projects:

 1. Enhancement Workflows. Enterprise Integration Patterns in
    Apache Stanbol
    Student: Antonio David Perez Morales
    Mentors: Florent André, Rafa Haro
 2. Integrate YAGO2 and AIDA NED with Apache Stanbol
    Student: Chalitha Perera
    Mentor: Rafa Haro
 3. STANBOL-1294 Topic Classification Framework Proposol for
    Stanbol
    Student: Furkan KAMACI
    Mentors: Rupert Westenthaler, Andreas Kuckartz
 4. Speech to Text Enhancement Engine for Apache Stanbol
    Student: Suman Saurabh
    Mentor: Andreas Kuckartz

Subscribers on the dev list: 218

No new committers or PMC members were elected.

Last new committer was
 Antonio David Perez Morales on Jan 14th, 2014

Last stack release was:
 Apache Stanbol 0.12 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Last component release was:
 Apache Stanbol Partial Security Release RC2 on June 5th, 2014
 org.apache.stanbol.commons.security.reactor-20140602

19 Mar 2014 [Fabian Christ / Brett]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is performing well and the 0.12 release was recently published.
The trunk development is now heading towards a 1.0 release. The release-0.12
branch will be further maintained for future bug fix releases.

There is a good mail frequency on the dev list and questions from users are
handled promptly. The community is currently discussing proposals for the
upcoming GSoC.

Subscribers on the dev list: 213

We have elected two new committers who had worked on Stanbol during the
2013 GSoC projects.

Dileepa Jayakody was elected as a new committer on Jan 14th, 2014
Antonio David Perez Morales was elected as a new committer on Jan 14th, 2014

Apache Stanbol 0.12 was released on Mar 2nd, 2014
Last release was: apache-stanbol-enhancement-engines-0.10.0 on Feb 2nd, 2013

15 Jan 2014 [Fabian Christ / Jim]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

The project missed to report on their regular schedule in December 2013,
therefore this report was prepared for January 2014.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is performing well and new features are added on a regular basis.
The dev mailing list is actively in use. Requests from subscribers are handled
promptly.

The release process is still slow which means that the project was unable
to produce a release since Feb 2013. The reason seems to be that release
preparation is to time consuming and there are not enough committers that
are capable of performing a release.

As a consequence the current Stanbol users mostly rely on the latest versions
from the dev trunk or the already existing release branch. The project is
aware of this situation and is working on that issue.

Subscribers on the dev list: 210
No new committers were elected since June 2013.

No releases were published.
Last release was: apache-stanbol-enhancement-engines-0.10.0 on Feb 2nd, 2013

18 Dec 2013 [Fabian Christ / Greg]

No report was submitted.

AI: Brett to pursue a report for Stanbol

18 Sep 2013 [Fabian Christ / Roy]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project's activities in terms of new development got a little bit slower
during the summer. Nonetheless do we have a steady activity on the mailing
list through user requests and interest in possible new features.
There were plans for a summer term release but this has not been finally
prepared yet. So the next step is to cut a new release which is really needed
for the community. In this context we have also started to work on a new
branch towards a 1.0.0 release of Stanbol.

Our PMC member Reto Bachman-Gmür wrote a book about Apache Stanbol
which got published at Packt Publishing:
http://www.packtpub.com/apache-stanbol/book

Two Stanbol students are doing create work in their GSoC projects:

Freebase Entity Disambiguation in Apache Stanbol
Student: Antonio David Perez Morales
Mentor : Rupert Westenthaler
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2013/adperezmorales/10001

FOAF Co-reference Based Entity Disambiguation Engine In Apache Stanbol
Student: Dileepa Jayakody
Mentor : Andreas Kuckartz
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2013/dileepaj/14001

Subscribers on the dev list: 186
No new committers were elected.

No releases were published.
Last release was: apache-stanbol-enhancement-engines-0.10.0 on Feb 2nd, 2013

19 Jun 2013 [Fabian Christ / Doug]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is active and development is steadily going on. The project
faces the challenge of handling a large code base. A discussion on how to
improve the maintainability of the Stanbol components has started.

Two Stanbol proposals were selected for this years GSoC:

Freebase Entity Disambiguation in Apache Stanbol
Student: Antonio David Perez Morales
Mentor : Rupert Westenthaler
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2013/adperezmorales/10001

FOAF Co-reference Based Entity Disambiguation Engine In Apache Stanbol
Student: Dileepa Jayakody
Mentor : Andreas Kuckartz
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2013/dileepaj/14001

Subscribers on the dev list: 186
Sergio Fernández was elected as a new committer on Jun 4th, 2013
Rafa Haro was elected as a new committer on Jun 4th, 2013
Fabian Christ has been voted as ASF member at the May 2013 Members' meeting

No releases were published since March 2013 report.
Last release was: apache-stanbol-enhancement-engines-0.10.0 on Feb 2nd, 2013

20 Mar 2013 [Fabian Christ / Doug]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

There are no issues which require board attention at the moment.

The project is active and development is steadily going on for the components
Enhancer, Entityhub, and Contenthub. One of the latest contributions is an
archetype for easily getting started with implementing an enhancement engine.

Unfortunately, there is not much activity in the development of the
Ontologymanager, Rules, and Reasoner components. The project needs to discuss
the status and future plans of those components since there are about 50 open
issues in Jira.

Subscribers on the dev list: 178
Meric Taze was elected as a new committer on Feb 14th 2013.

The project cut releases of the following components:
- source-assembly-1.0.0
- stanbol-parent-3
- apache-stanbol-data-1.1.0
- apache-stanbol-commons-0.11.0
- apache-stanbol-contenthub-0.10.0
- apache-stanbol-entityhub-0.11.0
- apache-stanbol-enhancer-0.10.0
- apache-stanbol-enhancement-engines-0.10.0

19 Dec 2012 [Fabian Christ / Rich]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

The project is active and development is steadily going on. There is
a great interest for new features from new users. They would
like to add additional features in Stanbol and the community is trying
to get them involved by explaining the Apache way and working out how
they can contribute to Stanbol. Additionally, the project received
some contributions in the form of new enhancement engines that are
currently reviewed and integrated.

There were no new committers or PMC members elected.

Several Stanbol committers have signaled that they will contribute to
Clerezza (incubating), especially to the parts needed by Stanbol.
The Stanbol community is looking forward to see Clerezza graduate from
the Incubator.

Several Stanbol committers are involved in the new Apache Marmotta
(incubating) podling. Marmotta provides linked data functionality that
is of great interest for Stanbol.

The project did not manage to publish releases since graduation. Required
refactorings and branch mergings for the new natural language
processing design (STANBOL-733) kept us busy. Since this work is nearly
finished the project is optimistic to create the first releases soon.

21 Nov 2012 [Fabian Christ / Doug]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content
management.

The project is active and development is steadily going on. New users and
questions pop up on the mailing list and the community starts to help
each other - even without the need of any core committer which is a good
sign.

Stanbol committers were actively involved in the ApacheCon EU. There were
three Stanbol related talks in the Linked Data track. The feedback from
the Apache community was very positive and many more people are now
aware of the existence of Stanbol.

There were no new committers or PMC members elected.

There are discussions going on about merging code from Apache Clerezza
(incubating) into Stanbol. No final decisions made yet.

The project did not manage to publish new releases the last month
but is working on that.

17 Oct 2012 [Fabian Christ / Ross]

Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic
content management.

The Apache Stanbol Project was established in September 2012. Since
then, the project has moved its infrastructure to the new location.
Thanks to Infra and the graduation guide the move was really painless.

The project got lots of very positive feedback in response to the
graduation from the Incubator. This was also expressed in the official
ASF announcement. The very active community has lots of hope that
Stanbol will now establish as a reliable platform for semantic
services. The project team tries to keep the momentum up and is
steadily improving Stanbol.

The project plans to publish 1.0 releases of all components over the
next weeks.

19 Sep 2012

Establish the Apache Stanbol 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 set of reusable components for semantic
 content management.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Stanbol Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to a set of reusable components for semantic
 content management; and be it further

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

   * Alessandro Adamou            <alexdma@apache.org>
   * Ali Anil Sinaci              <sinaci@apache.org>
   * Andrea Nuzzolese             <anuzzolese@apache.org>
   * Andreas Gruber               <agruber@apache.org>
   * Andreas Kuckartz             <aku@apache.org>
   * Benjamin Nagel               <bnagel@apache.org>
   * Bertrand Delacretaz          <bdelacretaz@apache.org>
   * Cihan Cimen                  <cihan@apache.org>
   * Concetto Bonafede            <concelvio@apache.org>
   * Enrico Daga                  <enridaga@apache.org>
   * Fabian Christ                <fchrist@apache.org>
   * Florent André                <florent@apache.org>
   * Olivier Grisel               <ogrisel@apache.org>
   * Ozgur Kilic                  <ozgur@apache.org>
   * Reto Bachmann-Gmür           <reto@apache.org>
   * Rupert Westenthaler          <rwesten@apache.org>
   * Suat Gonul                   <suat@apache.org>
   * Tommaso Teofili              <tommaso@apache.org>
   * Valentina Presutti           <val@apache.org>
   * Walter Kasper                <wkasper@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Fabian Christ
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Stanbol, 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 Stanbol PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Stanbol Project; and be it further

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

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

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

15 Aug 2012

Apache Stanbol is an open source modular software stack and reusable set of
components for semantic content management. Incubating since November, 2010.

Graduation:

 There are no more remaining issues for graduation. Since the last report
 the project made a 2nd release of a single component showing that Stanbol
 is able to release single components (and modules).

 The project has updated its status page at [1] and opened
 PODLINGNAMESEARCH-8 [2] to establish Stanbol as a project name. Since
 there seem to be no issues against graduation from our mentors the
 next step is to create and discuss a resolution.

 [1] http://incubator.apache.org/projects/stanbol.html
 [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-8

Community:

 No new committers or PPMC members since the last report, but steady activity
 on our lists from both existing and new members of our community.

 The Integration with DBpedia Spotlight resulted in a contribution of the
 resulting Enhancement Engines (STANBOL-706)

 Mihaly Heder joined the community and is working on an Stanbol UIMA
 Adapter (allows to use Apache UIMA as Stanbol Enhancement Engine
 and to convert UIMA results to the Stanbol Enhancement Engine
 (see http://markmail.org/thread/frog2pnarpedmkdq)

 Apache Stanbol was integrated into the LOD2 (http://lod2.eu/) -
 meaning that LOD2 manages now a Debian package for Apache Stanbol.
 In addition there are also talks between the Stanbol and the
 NIF community (see http://markmail.org/thread/oq3y4ae2rhtbmpri)

 The RDF extension of Google Refine http://refine.deri.ie
 release support for reconciling using the Apache Stanbol Entityhub
 (see http://markmail.org/message/lv3oj7m6agwmc7eg)

 Several nice blogs from Apache Stanbol users e.g. on how to implement
 Enhancemnt Engines (http://formcept.com/blog/stanbol/)

 GSoC project MidTerm results (http://markmail.org/thread/57lvkd2agtxpri54)

 Apache Stanbol was a major topic of the IKS Community Workshop in
 Salzburg. Many new and Interesting Stanbol use cases where shown.
 Blogs about a lot of those can be found at http://blog.iks-project.eu/

Project activity:

 - New utility for performance/stress testing of the Stanbol Enhancer
 - Added "Managed Sites" to the Stanbol Entityhub (allows to manage
   Entities by using the Entityhub RESTful API
 - Major improvements to the Ontology Manager
   see http://markmail.org/thread/xeiafefwj3ovnesi
 - First working version of (STANBOL-471): Also ongoing work to adopt
   this "store -> index" architecture also for the Stanbol Entityhub.
 - High number of small improvements and bug fixes (> 70 solved Isses
   since June)

Signed-off-by: rgardler, bdelacretaz, jukka

16 May 2012

Apache Stanbol is an open source modular software stack and reusable set of
components for semantic content management. Incubating since November, 2010.

Graduation:

 We believe Stanbol will be ready to graduate in the next few days: the
 issues mentioned in our previous report have been adressed, the release
 is being voted on (after six iterations of release candidates) and should
 be out in the next few days if all goes well. Community activity is steady
 and slowly increasing.

Community:

 No new committers or PPMC members since the last report, but steady activity
 on our lists from both existing and new members of our community.

 Two Stanbol committers have been elected as Clerezza committers, furthering
 ties between both podlings.

 A Stanbol GSoC project has been accepted, with Rupert Westenthaler as
 its mentor.

 Contribution of several EnhancementEngines based on LinguaGrid (NLP
 framework) by Alessio Bosca (STANBOL-583).

 Integration of DBpedia Spotlight (http://dbpedia.org/spotlight) with the
 Stanbol Enhancer, led by a new Stanbol contributor.

 Stanbol was presented in the Developer Track of WWW2012
 (slides: http://s.apache.org/AgK)

Project activity:

 - Reorganization of the codebase for the release, the one binary dependency
   left that's not available in Maven Central has been moved to a separate
   -deps package for the release, as discussed on the incubator general list.
 - Content hub faceted search improvements.
 - New EnhancementEngine based on Apache Tika
 - TopicEngine (STANBOL-197) is now functional
 - Full LDpath support for the Entityhub Indexing tools (STANBOL-408).

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, rgardler

15 Feb 2012

Apache Stanbol is an open source modular software stack and reusable
set of components for semantic content management. Incubating since
November, 2010.

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

 - Make a first release (depends on a first release of Apache Clerezza to
   eliminate SNAPSHOT dependencies)

 - Auditing/clarifying multiple maven repositories and corresponding
   dependencies

 - Make the data models downloadable independently from the ASF repositories
   to avoid gray copyright / licensing issues (for instance for the OpenNLP
   models).

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Reto Bachmann Gmuer and Ali Anil Sinaci has been elected as new committers.
 - Alberto Musetti has contributed to the project by providing patches
 - David Riccitelli provided patch that uses the Stanbol Commons Jobs to
   implement an Asynchronous RESTful API for the Stanbol Enhancer.

How has the project developed since the last report.

 Features:
 - LDPath (http://code.google.com/p/ldpath/) support for Entityhub and
   Contenthub
 - Contenthub now supports multiple semantic indexes and Solr RESTful API
   can be directly used for search
 - Enhancer now support for multiple Enhancement Chains and multi-part
   ContentItems. Work on extended RESTful API will be finished soon.
 - Enhancement Engine for Topic Classification (STANBOL-197)
 - First version of a Apache Stanbol/Apache Camel integration

 Improved Documentation (both on the Stanbol Homepage and the Web UI of
 Apache Stanbol)

Signed off by mentor: bdelacretaz, tommaso

21 Dec 2011

Stanbol is a modular software stack and reusable set of components for
semantic content management.

Entered incubation on 2010-11-15.

There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC or ASF Board attention at
this time.

1) Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation.

1a) Make a first release (depends on a first release of Apache Clerezza to
eliminate SNAPSHOT dependencies)

No concrete progress here.

1b) Create demos showing the power of Stanbol to grow the community

Demo server at http://dev.iks-project.eu, should be moved to Apache servers.

1c) Improve documentation and web site to lower the barrier for new users

Work in progress, docs are now available for the enhancer, entity hub,
content hub, cms adapter and reasoners components, and for multi-language
support.

2) How has the community developed since the last report?

No new committers, some new users have shown up on the mailing list.
Ali Anil Sinaci provided a number of patches which cover all current
functionalities of Contenthub.

Stanbol was presented at various events: Nuxeo Wold, ApacheCon, "Smart
Content = Smart Business" workshop at the J. Boye
(http://jboye.com/conferences/aarhus11/) conference in Aarhus, Denmark.

3) How has the project developed since the last report.
* Integration with the Linked Media Framework
(http://code.google.com/p/kiwi/) is in progress.
* Integration of the Semantic Search capabilities with the Stanbol
ContentHub.
* New EnhancementEngine for extracting Keywords from Controlled
vocabularies.
* Improved multi language support.
* Bidirectional mapping feature between JCR/CMIS content repositories and
RDF data.
* Implementation of long term operations for reasoners is in progress.

16 Nov 2011

Stanbol is a modular software stack and reusable set of components for
semantic content management.

Entered incubation on 2010-11-15.

There are no issues that require the Incubator PMC or ASF Board attention at
this time.

1) Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation.

1a) Make a first release (depends on a first release of Apache Clerezza to
eliminate SNAPSHOT dependencies)

No concrete progress here.

1b) Create demos showing the power of Stanbol to grow the community

Demo server at http://dev.iks-project.eu, should be moved to Apache servers.

1c) Improve documentation and web site to lower the barrier for new users

Work in progress, docs are now available for the enhancer, entity hub,
content hub, cms adapter and reasoners components, and for multi-language
support.

2) How has the community developed since the last report?

No new committers, some new users have shown up on the mailing list.
Ali Anil Sinaci provided a number of patches which cover all current
functionalities of Contenthub.

Stanbol was presented at various events: Nuxeo Wold, ApacheCon, "Smart
Content = Smart Business" workshop at the [J.
Boye](http://jboye.com/conferences/aarhus11/) conference in Aarhus, Denmark.

3) How has the project developed since the last report.
* Integration with the Linked Media Framework
(http://code.google.com/p/kiwi/) is in progress.
* Integration of the Semantic Search capabilities with the Stanbol
ContentHub.
* New EnhancementEngine for extracting Keywords from Controlled
vocabularies.
* Improved multi language support.
* Bidirectional mapping feature between JCR/CMIS content repositories and
RDF data.
* Implementation of long term operations for reasoners is in progress.

17 Aug 2011

Stanbol is a modular software stack and reusable set of components for
semantic content management.
Entered incubation on 2010-11-15.

1. A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation.
- make a first release (depends on a first release of Apache Clerezza to
eliminate SNAPSHOT dependencies)
- create demos showing the power of Stanbol to grow the community
- improve documentation and web site to lower the barrier for new users

2. Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be
aware of
- none

3. How has the community developed since the last report
- Florent Andre was elected as a new committer
- some new users showed up on the mailing list
- Potentially new users from the CMS industry were attracted in a Stanbol
hands-on session during a CMS community workshop organized by the IKS
project in Paris
(http://www.iks-project.eu/news-and-events/events/mycms-and-web-data-iks-com
munity-workshop)

4. How has the project developed since the last report.
- Code preparations for first release (solved incompatible license issues,
license headers, release profile, etc.)
- Added new component "FactStore"
- Integration tests added to EntityHub
- CMIS module added to CMS Adapter

19 May 2011

Stanbol is a modular software stack and reusable set of components for
semantic content management.
Entered incubation on 2010-11-15.

Community development:
 - some new users started playing with Stanbol and asking for guidance on
the mailing lists

Project activities:
 - lots of package/module refactoring
 - added a benchmark tool for Enhancer
 - KReS module build and tests fixed
 - setup continuous integration with Jenkins
 - added JCR module of CMS Adapter

Next steps:
 - Make a first release, possibly omitting modules with ASF-incompatible
dependencies
 - Grow the community

16 Feb 2011

Stanbol is a modular software stack and reusable set of components for
semantic content management.
Entered incubation on 2010-11-15.

Community development:
 - Five new committers mentioned in the previous report elected,
accounts requested.

Project activities:
 - Java packages renamed org.apache.stanbol for enhancer and entityhub modules
 - Work on removing LGPL dependencies in the Kres module ongoing
 - Integration tests added to enhancer module via reusable testing tool

Next steps:
 - Finish package renaming
 - Finish LGPL dependencies cleanup
 - Setup Hudson (Jenkins?) continuous integration
 - Make a first release, possibly omitting modules with
ASF-incompatible dependencies
 - Grow the community

19 Jan 2011

Stanbol is a modular software stack and reusable set of components for
semantic content management.  Stanbol just entered incubation, on
2010-11-15.

Community development:
 - a group of five individuals were identified who had made substantial
contributions to Stanbol, yet were omitted from the original proposal. The
PPMC decided that, given that they intended to continue contributing, they
would vote them in as committers.

Main activities:
 - imported code cleaning
 - OpenCalais FISE engine added

Next steps:
 - Refactor package naming
 - Check build issues
 - Make a first release
 - Make the community grow

15 Dec 2010

Stanbol is a modular software stack and reusable set of components for
semantic content management.

Stanbol just entered incubation, on 2010-11-15.

Mailing lists, SVN and JIRA are ready, most user accounts created,
pre-existing code from the IKS project has been imported under a code grant.

The Stanbol community has been invited to participate in a free workshop
organized by the IKS project (*). It is a good opportunity to establish best
practices for collaboration and communication between IKS (an EU-funded
research project in which most current Stanbol committers are involved,
http://iks-project.eu/) and the Stanbol podling.

Branding requirements checked, see
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/STANBOL-14

Next steps:
* Cleanup dependencies and code as per ASF requirements
* Make an initial release
* Start establishing and growing the community

(*) Workshop URL:
http://wiki.iks-project.eu/index.php/Workshops/EAworkshopAmsterdam