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Superset

16 Sep 2020

Apache Superset is a modern data exploration and visualization platform

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

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

 1. Updating Status File on
 https://incubator.apache.org/projects/superset.html
 2. Seek guidance for graduation process from the IPMC
 3. Produce a project charter

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

 1. To give our PMs and contributors-that-are-not-committers triage access
 right
 apply labels, assign reviews, close and reopen issues as need. This is being
 discussed in the community and has 3 binding vote yes.
 2. Is there any way our non-committer can update the status file?
 Can we link add a link in the status file and direct it to our
 Wiki page, which has the updated content.

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

 1. [Superset Virtual Meetup](https://s.apache.org/superset-meetup-july)
 was a success!
 2. Organic growth of our Github Contributors:
 * Stars (28,870 → 29,870)
 * Forks (5,909 → 6,176)
   * Watchers (1,255 → 1,277)
 3. Added 437 commits (June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020)
 4. Grew Superset slack users to (1,665 → 2,005)

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

 4. Released 0.37.0 on 2020-08-07

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

 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [ ] Working towards first release
 - [ ] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [X] Others: Kicked off graduation process

### Date of last release:

 2020-08-07

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

 * 2020-06-22 Serena Jiang (committer & PPMC)

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?

 Are things falling through the cracks? If so, please list any
 open issues that need to be addressed.

 Open issues:
 *  Felix was very helpful with Superset 0.37.0 release and also
 with
 Superset's charting library Apache ECharts 4.9.0 release. Thanks for
 everything!

### Is the PPMC managing the podling's brand / trademarks?
 Are 3rd parties respecting and correctly using the podlings
 name and brand? If not what actions has the PPMC taken to
 correct this? Has the VP, Brand approved the project name?

 All is well. Name has been approved.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (superset) Felix Cheung
    Comments:  glad to see good traction - and that it goes beyond with
    other podling too
 - [X] (superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

17 Jun 2020

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

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

 1. Keep producing a steady stream of approved Apache releases
 2. Produce a project charter
 3. Seek a positive recommendation from the IPMC

### 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?

 1. [Superset Virtual Meetup](https://s.apache.org/fv4iv) was a success!
 2. Organic growth of our Github Contributors:
   * Stars (27,885 → 28,870)
   * Forks (5,636 → 5,909)
   * Watchers (1,241 → 1,255)
 3. Added 349 commits (Feb 24, 2020 to June 1, 2020)
 4. Grew Superset slack users to (1,309 → 1,665)

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

 4. Released 0.36.0 on 2020-04-02

### 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:

 2020-04-02

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

 * 2020-05-21 Bogdan Kyryliuk
 * 2020-05-27 Tai Dupree
 * 2020-05-27 Aaron Sudjian
 * 2020-05-29 Jesse Yang

### Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
 Open issues:
 * Asked Jim Jagielski for help with a Tai's problematic JIRA account.
   (He has access to someone's preexisting account. Issue remains open but
 work is proceeding on it)
 * There was an open question about if/how steps for onboarding
   committers might be streamlined and/or automated. Any advice
   on that front is welcomed, as the process is seemingly error prone.
   Sorry for any confusing missteps as we continue to learn to navigate
 this.
 * Asked about Bogdan Kyryliuk's process, no answer
 * Generally experencing glitches when onboarding committers & PMCs

 Other interactions of note:
 * We have a new mentor! Welcome to the team, Jim Jagielski!
 * Mentor Justin Mclean helped us with font licensing.
 * Mentor Justin Mclean provided clarity on report formatting.
   (Hope this one works!)
 * Jakob is stepping down. Thanks for everything!

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

 All is well. Name has been approved.

### Signed-off-by:

 - [X] (superset) Alan Gates
    Comments: An account has been created now for Bogdan, I'm not sure
    what caused the delay.
 - [X] (superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:
 Justin Mclean: Just a note that I'm not a mentor of this project. If you
 need help with on-boarding new PPMC members or committers just ask your
 mentors but it can be easily done with Whimsey.

18 Dec 2019

Apache Superset (incubating) is a modern, enterprise-ready business
intelligence web application.

###  Graduation Progress
  A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
  graduation.
  1. Get the trademark search / name approved; Suitable name search has
  been submitted.

###  How has the project developed since the last report?
  - 2-3 more official ASF releases
  -   New committer + PMC Daniel Gaspar
  -   Submitted our [suitable name
  search](https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PODLINGNAMESEARCH-173)
  (waiting for approval)
  -   Major dev milestones:
  --   Enhancing Big Query integration
  --   Improving Elastic search and Superset

###  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:
  November 26th, 2019 (0.35.1), released by user: dgaspar

  [https://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/superset/0.35.1](https://www.apache.o
  rg/dist/incubator/superset/0.35.1)

###  How has the community developed since the last report?
  -  Organic growth of our Github Contributors:
  --  Stars (25,200 → 27,034)
  --  Forks (5076→ 5,400)
  --  Watchers (1212 → 1,245)
  - Added 295 commits (August, Sept, November to date)
  -  Grew Superset slack users to (973→ 1,023)
  -  Set up Meetup Group w/ Bug Bash + Happy Hour with first meetup on 12/2
  in partnership with other committers
  - Published by Community Members:

  [https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2019/an-inside-look-at-linkedins-data
  -pipeline-monitoring-system-](https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2019/an-
  inside-look-at-linkedins-data-pipeline-monitoring-system-)

###  When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
  - Daniel Gaspar (committer + PPMC) - announced september 27th

###  Have your mentors been helpful and responsive?
  Yes, Alan Gates validates and votes on releases, and are generally
  responsive when we ask for their attention.

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

###  Signed-off-by:
  - [ ] (superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
    Comments:
  - [ ] (superset) Luke Han
    Comments:
  - [X] (superset) Alan Gates
    Comments: After a slow start the Superset
    podling has really picked up momentum.  They are consistently making
    releases and have been adding new members to the community.  It is good
    to see.
 - [X] (superset) Jakob Homan
   Comments:

### IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Jun 2019

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

### Most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 Plan and execute our first Apache release. While pushing three release
 candidates this far, we ironed out many issues around licensing,
 copyright, and the existence of binary files in the repository /
 source code releases.
 Address remaining project operations issues. See below.

### Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?
 For project operations, we have made the following progress and need the
 following support:
 Trademark: No progress has been made here. No one volunteered to get this
 done. Some attempts have been made but the documentation and deliverable
 are confusing / unclear.

### How has the community developed since the last report?
 * Organic growth of our Github contributors (343->368), forks
 (4300->4633), watchers (1170->1166) and stars (23,326->24,442)

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

 * Added Ville Brofeldt as a new committer
 * Promoted Beto de Almeida from committer to PMC member
 * Promoted Krist Wongsuphasawat from committer to PMC member on 2019-04-23
 * In general, there has been a healthy, constant flow of bug fixes,
 quality improvements and new features. Please see project’s commit log on
 Github for more details. Some highlights:

### Release-related:
 3 RCs were brought up for vote (2 failed, one vote in-progress), issues
 were raised and addressed, the release process and release validation
 process is becoming more automated through the use of Docker, which
 allows for a reproducible reference implementation
 Moved example-related data to live outside of the repository and be
 downloaded upon running “superset load_examples”
 Got rid of an image with an unidentified license
 Removed .mo files (translation-related binaries)

### New features / Progress
 * feat: Scheduling queries from SQL Lab (#7416) (#7446)
 * feat: Live query validation in the SQL Lab UI
 * Progress on visualizations as plugins and embeddable components
 * propagate color mapping from dashboard to charts
 * view presto row objects in data grid

### Bug fixes, code quality and housekeeping
 * Improved stability / usability of SQL Lab
 * Improved stability / usability of geospatial visualizations
 * More repo automation with issue stale bots
 * Fix control validation handling

### How would you assess the podling's maturity?
 Please feel free to add your own commentary.
 - [ ] Initial setup
 - [X] Working towards first release
 - [ ] Community building
 - [ ] Nearing graduation
 - [ ] Other:

### Date of last release
 No official release yet since being voted into Apache Incubation.
 (Still planning for the first Apache release in Q2, 2019)

### When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 * Ville Brofeldt - Committer (2019-05-07)
 * Beto de Almeida - PMC member (2019-05-20)
 * Krist Wongsuphasawat PMC member (2019-04-23)

### Signed-off-by:
 - [ ](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
     Comments:
 - [x](superset) Jakob Homan
     Comments: Just starting to mentor; looking at various growth and ASF
Way areas to improve.
 - [X](superset) Alan Gates
     Comments:

20 Mar 2019

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1. Plan and execute our first Apache release. Since the last report, we
 have removed  all questionable third party code from the repo, which was a
 major blocker for the source code release, and are ready to begin the work
 on the first code release.
 2. Address remaining project operations issues. See below.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMS) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?
 For project operations, we have made the following progress and need the
 following support:
 * Held a meeting on December 13 with Mentors, PMC, and Committers to learn
 more about the Apache way and clarified ways of contributing and
 collaborating that would uphold the principles. The notes from this meeting
 were shared on the dev list.
 * No more unapproved releases. We are working towards our first official
 release; see above.
 * Trademark: We continue to have challenges here. Our attempts to complete
 this task has been unsuccessful and we would appreciate more specific
 guidance.

How has the community developed since the last report?
 * Organic growth of our Github contributors (306->343), forks (3974->4300),
 watchers (1157->1170) and stars (22,097->23,326)

How has the project developed since the last report?
 * Added Christine Chambers as a new committer
 * In general, there has been a healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality
 improvements and new features. Please see project’s commit log on Github
 for more details. Some highlights:

 New features
 * Refined layout of SQL Lab.
 * Added back-end for tagging system, for organization and discovery of
 content.
 * Added support for customization of deployments: feature flags, custom
 logo.
 * Decoupled visualizations as plugins that can be added/removed.
 * Omnibar on dashboard page, to enable users to easily switch between
 dashboards.
 * New deck.gl polygon visualization type that accommodates aggregated
 spatial types (zip, geohash, etc.)

 Bug fixes, code quality and housekeeping
 * All files now include ASF header.
 * A lighter, more accurate events logger for user interactivities with
 timing.
 * More translations were added.
 * Sped up build time and tests on Travis CI.
 * Fixed vulnerabilities from dependencies.

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

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

Date of last release:
 No official release yet since being voted into Apache
 Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q2, 2019)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 * Christine Chambers - Committer (2019-01-06)

Signed-off-by:
 [ ](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
   Comments:
 [ ](superset) Luke Han
   Comments:
 [X](superset) Alan Gates
   Comments:  Sent email to dev list following up on the request for help
 with trademark issues.  I have been impressed over the last 3 months with
 the renewed effort this community is putting into learning and adopting the
 Apache Way.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

19 Dec 2018

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1. Project operations - There are 3 specific issues that have been
 brought to our attention that we are committed to addressing:
 Discussions happening offline from dev@superset.incubator.apache.org
 (more  below under issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board should be
 aware of)
 Unapproved releases (more below under issues that the Incubator PMC or
 ASF Board should be aware of)
 Trademark - Some research has been conducted here

https://issues.apache.org/jira/projects/PODLINGNAMESEARCH/issues/PODLINGNAME
 SEARCH-124 , but more details have been requested. The expected format
 output described is not very prescriptive. Just commented asking for a
 example of a well executed name search.
 2. Plan and execute our first Apache release.  Though we have been in
 incubation for a year and a half, we are committed to planning and
 following through on our first Apache release together with the community
 by kicking off a discussion thread on dev@superset.incubator.apache.org
 to align on the deliverables for the first Apache release.
 3. Align on a long-term product roadmap with the broader Apache Superset
 community.  As a part of planning our first Apache release, we would also
 like to build out the high-level roadmap for the project with a look
 ahead of 1 year.  We plan to create this by starting a discussion thread
 on dev@superset.incubator.apache.org  to work collaboratively on a vision
 and roadmap for 2019.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of?
 * Discussions happening offline from email - The
 dev@superset.incubator.apache.org email list has not been very active as
 a channel of discussion.  To be clear, this is both a result of 1) when
 the list started, GitHub spammed the email list with notifications and
 our hypothesis is that many people filtered this email alias 2) the Apache
 email list does not support images making it challenging to support a
 project that is UI-heavy as a tool for data visualization and 3) other
 communication channels are being used to compliment the email list.  On
 #3, there is an open bi-weekly meeting for contributors and committers to
 discuss issues (no decisions are made here - please see the update on
 SIPs in the project development section) and while the link to the Google
 Doc with the notes was posted to the dev@superset.incubator.apache.org
 email list, we could have done a better job of posting the notes from the
 meetings and we recognize that it is more challenging for some community
 members who live in other timezones to participate.  There are also two
 reasonably active forums for live discussions (Slack Group
 http://apache-superset.slack.com and Gitter Channel
 https://gitter.im/airbnb/superset) however, we now know that casual
 conversations should only happen on these channels and that the majority
 of the discussion needs to happen via email.  As a next step, we will
 have an initial meeting with the Mentors, PPMC and Committers on
Thursday,
 December 13th to figure out what it takes to address this issue and help
 get the project on track.  We will also use this meeting as an opportunity
 to align across the PPMC and Committers about our obligations and
 responsibilities as well as to receive coaching from our Mentors on the
 Apache Way.
 * Unapproved releases - Currently, committers working on the project have
 not been following the proper procedures in discussing the content of
 releases on the dev@superset.incubator.apache.org email list nor have we
 been consistent in bringing releases to a vote.  This negatively impacts
 the ability of other community members to participate.  We were uncertain
 how to manage the LICENSE/COPYRIGHT files and how they relate to
 convenience releases and we have struggled to understand how to proceed
 with the name search requirement.  That said, it doesn’t justify pushing
 a release forward and at a minimum we will discontinue this practice.  We
 will also discuss this with our Mentors on 12/13 to receive coaching on
 this topic.
 * As mentioned earlier, having an Apache email list that doesn’t support
 images makes it very challenging for our project.  We would be interested
 to know if the ASF Infrastructure Team has any plans to address this.
 * We currently only have 3 active PMCs (1 inactive).  We should strive to
 add more PMCs to the project.

How has the community developed since the last report?
 * Organic growth of our Github contributors (274->306), forks
(3627->3974),
 watchers (1077->1157) and stars (20,519->22,097)
 * Added Krist Wongsuphasawat as a new committer.

How has the project developed since the last report?
 * We have been intentional in discussing and voting on issues using
 GitHub (for SIPs) as it supports images (a current challenge with the
 Apache email listserv) and held votes for them on the
 dev@superset.incubator.apache.org list
 * Faster, easier editing of datasources (adding new metrics, dimensions,
 metadata) - We've now added the ability to modify datasources directly
 from the Explore view.
 * New time range filter with added simple default options, and relative
 date filters.
 * Url shortener for dashboards, for easier sharing.
 * Improvements to the visualize flow - You can now go from a sql query
 right to a chart without needing to configure columns.
 * A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new
 features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details

How does the podling rate their own maturity.
[ ] Initial setup
[X] Working towards first release
[ ] Community building
[ ] Nearing graduation
[ ] Other:

Date of last release:
 No official release yet since being voted into Apache
 Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q1, 2019)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 * Krist Wongsuphasawat - Committer (2018-11-06)

Signed-off-by:
[ ](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
   Comments:
[ ](superset) Luke Han
   Comments:
[X](superset) Alan Gates
   Comments: This is a very nice detailed report, thanks.

IPMC/Shepherd notes:
   Justin Mclean: Thanks for recognising the issues this project faces
   and taking steps towards fixing them.

19 Sep 2018

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1. Plan and execute our first Apache release
 2. Align on a long-term product roadmap with the broader Apache Superset
 community
 3. Grow the community and enroll new committers

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of?
 * At this point in time, we’re having issues on how to come up with the
 LICENSE file needed for our first Apache release given the number of
 dependencies we have on the Javascript side.  Since we package the JS
 bundle along with our Python application, it seems like we'll have to
 come up with either a programmatic way to extract the LICENSE info, or ship
 the application without the JS deps, and provide instruction has to how to
 fetch and build the package deps, which isn't very convenient. We also have
 some minor deps on GPL lib, one of which we need to get clarity as to how
 to to handle them. It's related to the "chardet" sub dependency of the Pypi
 requests library.

 Currently, we believe there are 2 approaches to dealing with the LICENSE
 and NOTICE files for Superset.  Either:
 A) Dynamically building these files by querying npm/pypi (the javascript
 and python package repositories) for all the metadata and assembling these
 files. See the list of JS packages organized by licenses here:
 Https://github.com/apache/incubator-superset/pull/5801
 B) The other approach is to distributed a stripped down version of Superset
 that has a script that fetches external deps and builds it.

 The committers are activating around these issues and thinking creatively
 about resolving them. A thread on dev@superset.incubator.apache.org was
 started and a discussion is taking place.

How has the community developed since the last report?
 * Organic growth of our Github contributors (246->274), forks (3318->3627),
 watchers
 (1020->1077) and stars (19,399->20,519)
 * Group of active committers meeting bi-weekly from Airbnb, Lyft and
 Twitter.  Added Michelle Thomas as a new committer.

How has the project developed since the last report?
 * A completely redesigned dashboarding experience launched
 * Big Number charts have a new look and visualization
 * In the Table Config & SQL Lab -> Explore View, clicking a data source now
 opens a modal with table editing for settings, columns, calculated columns,
 & metrics
 * Addition of integration and functional tests
 * A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new
 features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details

How does the podling rate their own maturity.
[ ] Initial setup
[X] Working towards first release
[ ] Community building
[ ] Nearing graduation
[ ] Other:

Date of last release:
 No official release yet since being voted into Apache
 Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q4, 2018)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 * Michelle Thomas - Committer (2018-09-01)

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
    Comments:
 [ ](superset) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [X](superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments: A number of issues have been brought up to the PPMC

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

20 Jun 2018

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1. Plan and execute our first Apache release
 2. Align on a long-term product roadmap with the broader Apache Superset
community
 3. Grow the community and enroll new committers

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware
of?
 * None

How has the community developed since the last report?
 * Organic growth of our Github contributors (211->246), forks
 (2,981->3318), watchers
 (975->1020) and stars (18,249->19,399)
 * Group of active committers meeting bi-weekly from Airbnb, Lyft and
 Twitter.  New committers include Vyl Chiang, Hugh Miles, Fabian Menges
 and Sylvia Tomiyama.
 * Slack channel for Apache Superset at https://apache-superset.slack.com/
 has active growth and activity

 How has the project developed since the last report?
 * A redesign of the Dashboarding view is rolling out week of 6/11/2018
 * The new metrics definition flow is rolling out on [DATE TBD]
 * A redesign of the Explore view has just started
 * Rich geospatial visualizations utilizing deck.gl including interactive
 time slider/player
 * Improved SQL Lab to Visualization flow including a redesign of the
 table config editor will be rolling out in July 2018
 * Improved time selector in Explore view
 * 1 new feature, 1 improvement and 2 bugs fixes from Twitter
 * A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new
 features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details

How does the podling rate their own maturity.
[ ] Initial setup
[X] Working towards first release
[ ] Community building
[ ] Nearing graduation
[ ] Other:

Date of last release:
 No official release yet since being voted into Apache
Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q3, 2018)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
 * Vyl Chiang - Committer (2018-05-01)
 * Sylvia Tomiyama - Committer (2018-05-01)
 * Hugh Miles - Committer (2018-03-24)
 * Fabian Menges - Committer (2018-03-21)

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
    Comments:
 [ ](superset) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [X](superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments: Still somewhat concerned about the reliance on the bi-weeklies...

IPMC/Shepherd notes:

21 Mar 2018

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1. Plan and execute our first Apache release
 2. Align on a long-term product roadmap with the broader Apache Superset community
 3. Grow the community and enroll new committers

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of?
* None

How has the community developed since the last report?
* Organic growth of our Github contributors (211), forks (2,981), watchers
  (975) and stars (18,249)
* Group of active committers meeting bi-weekly from Airbnb, Lyft and Twitter
* Slack channel for Apache Superset at https://apache-superset.slack.com/ has active growth and activity

How has the project developed since the last report?
* A redesign of the Dashboarding view is now midway through completion
* A redesign of the Explore view has just started
* Deck.gl (https://uber.github.io/deck.gl/#/) has been integrated as a visualization type
* A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new
  features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details


How does the podling rate their own maturity.
[ ] Initial setup
[X] Working towards first release
[ ] Community building
[ ] Nearing graduation
[ ] Other:

Date of last release: No official release yet since being voted into Apache
Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q2, 2018)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
* Grace Guo - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-29)
* Chris Williams - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-20)
* John Bodley - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-20)


Signed-off-by:
[X](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
    Comments:
[x](superset) Luke Han
    Comments:
[X](superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments: Looking forward to seeing how the project handles the release process

20 Dec 2017

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1. Grow the community and enroll new committers.
 2. Plan and execute our first Apache release
 3. Make progress

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of?
* We’re working on finding a way to link Jira Issues to GitHub Issues as the
team has a preference for using GitHub Issues for tracking.

How has the community developed since the last report?
* Organic growth of our Github contributors (184), forks (2,675), watchers
  (888) and stars (16,969)
* Group of active committers meeting bi-weekly from Airbnb, Lyft and Twitter (Apple joining soon)
* Slack channel for Apache Superset created at https://apache-superset.slack.com/

How has the project developed since the last report?
* Committers have created initial UI/UX mocks and engineering plan for redesign of Explore and Dashboarding views
* A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new
  features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details
* The team has completed all of the items on the Incubation Checklist


How does the podling rate their own maturity.
[ ] Initial setup
[X] Working towards first release
[ ] Community building
[ ] Nearing graduation
[ ] Other:

Date of last release: No official release yet since being voted into Apache
Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q2, 2018)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
* Grace Guo - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-29)
* Chris Williams - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-20)
* John Bodley - PPMC & Committer (2017-10-20)

Signed-off-by:

  [X](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
     Comments:
  [X](superset) Luke Han
     Comments:
  [X](superset) Jim Jagielski
     Comments:

20 Sep 2017

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

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

 1. Address the challenge that React is no longer allowed in Apache projects
 2. Grow the community and enroll new committers.
 3. Plan and execute our first Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?
* Superset is heavily reliant upon React, but React is no longer allowed in ASF projects (https://code.facebook.com/posts/112130496157735/explaining-react-s-license/). We are currently evaluating Preact as an alternative. (https://github.com/apache/incubator-superset/pull/3355)

How has the community developed since the last report?
* Grace Guo and Riccardo Magliocchetti have been elected as Superset Committers
* Organic growth of our Github contributors (160), forks (2,338), watchers
 (829) and stars (15,807)

How has the project developed since the last report?
* We have completed all of the items on the Apache Incubation Checklist
* We have a healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new features. Take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details

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

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

Date of last release:
* No official release yet since being voted into Apache
Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q4, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
Grace Guo and Riccardo Magliocchetti were both elected on August 17, 2017

Signed-off-by:

 [X](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
    Comments:
 [X](superset) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [ ](superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments:

16 Aug 2017

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

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

 1. Grow the community and enroll new committers.
 2. Plan and execute our first Apache release
 3. Address the challenge that React is no longer allowed in Apache projects

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?
* Superset is heavily reliant upon React, however React has the same patent clause as RocksDB, which ASF had condoned use of until RocksDB backtracked and removed that clause. Our team is concerned about the implications and we are looking for guidance (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-320)
* The team is working on finishing up all the items on the Incubation Checklist.


How has the community developed since the last report?
* Organic growth of our Github contributors (148), forks (2,153), watchers
 (770) and stars (15,075)

How has the project developed since the last report?
* The code repository now lives at https://github.com/apache/incubator-superset on Apache’s infrastructure
* We have migrated the project website to the Apache website: http://superset.apache.org/
* A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details

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:
* No official release yet since being voted into Apache
Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q3, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
* Project is still functioning with the initial set of committers


Signed-off-by:

 [X](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
    Comments:
 [ ](superset) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [X](superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments:

19 Jul 2017

Superset is an enterprise-ready web application for data exploration, data
visualization and dashboarding.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-21.

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

 1. Grow the community and enroll new committers.
 2. Move the website to apache.org
 3. Plan and execute our first Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?
* The team is working on finishing up all the items on the Incubation Checklist.
* We’re working on finding a way to link Jira Issues to GitHub Issues as the
team has a preference for using GitHub Issues for tracking.


How has the community developed since the last report?
* Organic growth of our Github contributors (140), forks (2,066), watchers
 (743) and stars (14,773)

How has the project developed since the last report?
* The code repository has been migrated from https://github.com/airbnb/superset
 to https://github.com/ApacheInfra/superset on Apache’s infrastructure
* A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new
 features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details

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:
* No official release yet since being voted into Apache
Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q3, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?
* Project is still functioning with the initial set of committers


Signed-off-by:

 [ ](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
    Comments:
 [ ](superset) Luke Han
    Comments:
 [x](superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments:

21 Jun 2017

Superset is business intelligence (BI) software that helps modern
organizations visualize and interact with their data. Superset enables users
explore data from a variety of databases, assemble beautiful dashboards and
share their findings. Superset works neatly with all modern SQL-speaking
databases, and integrates with Druid.io to provide real-time, interactive,
blazing fast data access to large datasets.

Superset has been incubating since 2017-05-02.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
 1. Grow the community and enroll new committers.
 2. Setup our Git repository and transition our codebase there now that our
   contributor CLAs and Airbnb SGA is complete
 3. Move the website to apache.org

Any issues that the Incubator PMC or ASF Board might wish/need to be aware of?
The team is working on finishing up all the items on the Incubation Checklist.
We’re working on finding a way to link Jira Issues to GitHub Issues as the
team has a preference for using GitHub Issues for tracking.

How has the community developed since the last report?
* The mailing lists have been created (dev@superset.incubator.apache.org &
  private@superset.incubator.apache.org) and all project communication now
  takes place on the mailing list and is open for everyone.
* Organic growth of our Github contributors (140), forks (1981), watchers
  (707) and stars (14 331)
* Recent talk were given by Maxime Beauchemin at DataEngConf and PlotCon

How has the project developed since the last report?
* The team has filed an executed SGA from Airbnb allowing the team to move
  forward with migrating the code base to a Git repository on ASF
* A JIRA project has been setup for issue tracking
* A healthy, constant flow of bug fixes, quality improvements and new
  features, take a look at the project’s Pulse on Github for more details

How does the podling rate their own maturity.
[X] Initial setup
[ ] Working towards first release
[ ] Community building
[ ] Nearing graduation
[ ] Other:

Date of last release: No official release yet since being voted into Apache
Incubation.  (Planning for the first Apache release in Q3, 2017)

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected? Project is still
functioning with the initial set of committers

Signed-off-by:
[X](superset) Ashutosh Chauhan
    Comments:
[X](superset) Luke Han
    Comments:
[X](superset) Jim Jagielski
    Comments:


IPMC/Shepherd notes:

 Drew Farris (shepherd): Three mentors active on the mailing lists. Incubation
   is just getting started. Discussion of SGA, infrastructure setup and
   migration of git repo observed.