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Whirr

18 Mar 2015

Terminate the Apache Whirr Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it no longer in the best
 interest of the Foundation to continue the Apache Whirr project
 due to inactivity

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Apache Whirr
 project is hereby terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Attic PMC be and hereby is tasked with
 oversight over the software developed by the Apache Whirr
 Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Whirr" is
 hereby terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Whirr PMC is hereby terminated

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

18 Mar 2015 [Andrew Bayer / Ross]

Apache Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the
cloud.

Releases:
No new releases this quarter. Last release was 0.8.2, April 2013.

Community:
The PMC composition did not change, and we had no new committers since
the last report. The last PMC change was the addition of Andrew Bayer
in November of 2012, and the last new committer was Graham Gear, also
in November of 2012.

Issues:
The PMC has voted to move Whirr to the Attic, and we have submitted a
board resolution to do so.

21 Jan 2015 [Andrew Bayer / Jim]

Apache Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the
cloud.

Releases:
No new releases this quarter. Last release was 0.8.2, April 2013.

Community:
The PMC composition did not change, and we had no new committers since
the last report. The last PMC change was the addition of Andrew Bayer
in November of 2012, and the last new committer was Graham Gear, also
in November of 2012.

Issues:
No news - we need to start the process of going to the Attic.

17 Dec 2014 [Andrew Bayer / Chris]

No report was submitted.

17 Sep 2014 [Andrew Bayer / Chris]

Apache Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the
cloud.

Releases:
No new releases this quarter. Last release was 0.8.2, April 2013.

Community:
The PMC composition did not change, and we had no new committers since
the last report. The last PMC change was the addition of Andrew Bayer
in November of 2012, and the last new committer was Graham Gear, also
in November of 2012.

Issues:
Discussions were had with the jclouds PMC about merging the Whirr core
code into jclouds as part of moving Whirr to the Attic - doesn't sound
like that's going to happen. So it's probably time to move Whirr to
the Attic.

18 Jun 2014 [Andrew Bayer / Rich]

Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the cloud.

Releases:
No new releases this quarter. Last release was 0.8.2, April 2013.

Community:
The PMC composition did not change, and we had no new committers since the
last report. The last PMC change was the addition of Andrew Bayer in November
of 2012, and the last new committer was Graham Gear, also in November of 2012.

Issues:
No activity since the last report.

19 Mar 2014 [Andrew Bayer / Sam]

Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the cloud.

Releases:
No new releases this quarter. Last release was 0.8.2, April 2013.

Community:
The PMC composition did not change, and we had no new committers since the last
report. The last PMC change was the addition of Andrew Bayer in November of
2012, and the last new committer was Graham Gear, also in November of 2012.

Issues:
The project attempted a release vote last month on 0.9.0 and no one
voted. We will be trying again shortly, but the project looks to be
moribund, sadly.

18 Dec 2013 [Andrew Bayer / Brett]

Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the cloud.

Project Status:

 * We are not seeing much activity - it’s possible that Whirr may have run its
 course, but we’ll do at least one more release and then have a discussion about
 possibly retiring the project.

Issues Needing Board Attention:

 * None at this time

Releases:

 * No new releases this quarter.
 * Last release was 0.8.2, April 2013.
 * 0.9.0 is planned to be released after jclouds 1.7.0, a critical dependency,
 has been released in the coming weeks.

Community:

 * The PMC composition did not change, and we had no new committers since the
 last report.
 * The last PMC change was the addition of Andrew Bayer in November of 2012,
 * The last new committer was Graham Gear, also in November of 2012.

Security:

 * No issues reported

18 Sep 2013 [Andrew Bayer / Sam]

Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the cloud.

Releases:
No new releases this quarter. Last release was 0.8.2, April 2013.

Community:
The PMC composition did not change, and we had no new committers since the last
report. The last PMC change was the addition of Andrew Bayer in November of 2012,
and the last new committer was Graham Gear, also in November of 2012.

- User mailing list: 147 messages
- Dev mailing list: 114 messages
- Commits: 6 commits (non-release-related)
- 7 JIRAs have been resoled

Issues:
No Board level issues at this time

AI: Sam see whether there is continuing development and goals.

19 Jun 2013 [Andrew Bayer / Doug]

Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the cloud.

Releases:
No new releases this quarter.

Community:
Andrew Bayer has replaced Tom White as the PMC chair. No new
committers have joined.

- User mailing list: 27 messages
- Dev mailing list: 179 messages
- Commits: 22 commits (non-release-related)

Issues:
No Board level issues at this time

15 May 2013

Change the Apache Whirr Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Tom White
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Whirr, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Tom White from the office of Vice President, Apache Whirr,
 and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Whirr
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Andrew Bayer as the successor
 to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Tom White is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office
 of Vice President, Apache Whirr, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Andrew Bayer be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Whirr, 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.

 Special Order 7B, Change the Apache Whirr Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

20 Mar 2013 [Tom White / Roy]

Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the cloud.

Releases:
No new releases this quarter.

Community:
The PMC composition did not change, and we had no new committers since the last
report. There was a good discussion on the dev list about the new Apache
Provisionr project (incubating) and how it relates to Whirr, and in particular
whether to bring it to the ASF as a part of Whirr. In the end the community
decided to create a new project (Provisionr has now entered incubation). There
is interest in using the Provisionr service in Whirr for more reliable machine
provisioning.

- User mailing list: 15 messages
- Dev mailing list: 184 messages
- Commits: 15 commits

Issues:
No Board level issues at this time

19 Dec 2012 [Tom White / Bertrand]

Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the cloud.

Releases:
Version 0.8.1 was released in October, with Tom White acting as the
Release Manager.

Community:
We voted in one new committer, Graham Gear, in the last quarter. The PMC
composition did not change.
- User mailing list: 38 messages
- Dev mailing list: 368 messages
- Commits: 46 commits

Issues:
No Board level issues at this time

19 Sep 2012 [Tom White / Jim]

Whirr is a library for running services like Hadoop or ZooKeeper in the cloud.

Releases:
Version 0.8.0 was released last month, with Andrew Bayer as the Release
Manager. We plan to have further 0.8.x releases coming soon.

Community:
We voted in one new committer, Andrew Bayer, in the last quarter. The PMC
composition did not change. We recently moved to Git for our SCM system.
- User mailing list: 45 messages
- Dev mailing list: 492 messages
- Commits: 81 commits

Issues:
No Board level issues at this time

20 Jun 2012 [Tom White / Bertrand]

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud. Whirr graduated from
the incubator in August 2011.

Releases:
There have been no new releases in the last quarter.

Community:
The last quarter has been quieter than the previous one, with no new
committers or PMC members voted in. There have been a number of new users on
the mailing lists.
- User mailing list: 164 messages
- Dev mailing list: 659 messages
- Commits: 82 commits

Issues:
No Board level issues at this time

21 Mar 2012 [Tom White / Brett]

Status report for the Apache Whirr project - March 2012

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud. Whirr graduated from the
incubator in August 2011.

Community
---------

We have a healthy, growing community as shown by the growing number of
messages on the dev and user lists. Last month we voted in two new committers:
Frank Scholten and Ioannis Canellos. Paul Baclace gave a lightning talk about
Whirr at BigDataCamp before O'Reilly's Strata conference in February.

No new PMC members have been added since the last board report (December 2011).

There are no issues that require the board attention.

Community Objectives
--------

Over the coming quarter we plan to make improve the reliability of launching
Whirr clusters, as well as make clusters resizable and reconfigurable. We
would also like to support more services on more cloud providers.

Releases
--------
Version 0.7.0 was released in December, and a bugfix release 0.7.1 was made
last month. We are close to a 0.7.2 release later this month.

21 Dec 2011 [Tom White / Roy]

Status report for the Apache Whirr project - December 2011

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud. Whirr graduated
from the incubator in August and this is the fourth board report as a
TLP (now on a quarterly reporting schedule).

Community
 Adrian Cole gave a talk about Whirr at PAX in Fort Lauderdale,
 Florida earlier this month. We continue to get a good level of
 contributions and user activity.

Releases/Development
 0.7.0 has a release candidate which is being voted on.

Branding checklist:
 Project Website Basics - done
 Website Navigation Links - done
 Trademark Attributions - done (not yet live on site)
 Logos and Graphics - done
 Project Metadata - done (not yet live on site)
 Read PMC Branding Responsibilities - done

Issues for board consideration
 None.

16 Nov 2011 [Tom White / Sam]

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud. Whirr graduated from the
incubator in August and this is the third board report as a TLP.

Community
 We added David Alves as a committer. We continue to get a good level of
 contributions and user activity.

 Tom White gave a talk about Whirr at ApacheCon in Vancouver earlier this
 month.

Releases/Development
 Lots of work has gone into the 0.7.0 release, which we expect to release
 imminently.

Branding checklist:
 Project Website Basics - done
 Website Navigation Links - done
 Trademark Attributions - not done
 Logos and Graphics - not done
 Project Metadata - not done
 Read PMC Branding Responsibilities - not done

Issues for board consideration
 None.

26 Oct 2011 [Tom White / Bertrand]

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud. Whirr graduated
from the incubator in August and this is the second board report as a
TLP.

Community
 We continue to get a good level of contributions and user activity.

 Adrian Cole and Chad Metcalfe gave talks about Whirr at PuppetConf last month.

 Tom White will give a talk about Whirr at ApacheCon next month.

Releases/Development
 Work has continued for the 0.7.0 release, which we hope to release in
the next few weeks.

Branding checklist:
 Project Website Basics - done
 Website Navigation Links - done
 Trademark Attributions - not done
 Logos and Graphics - not done
 Project Metadata - not done
 Read PMC Branding Responsibilities - not done

Issues for board consideration
 None.

21 Sep 2011 [Tom White / Shane]

Status report for the Apache Whirr project - September 2011

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud. Whirr graduated from the
incubator in August and this is the first board report as a TLP. Whirr's new
status was publicly announced here:
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=232174

Community
 We are getting more contributions and user activity than any time since the
 beginning of the project.

 We voted in Karel Vervaeke as a new committer last month.

 Adrian Cole gave a talk about Whirr at Javazone in September.

Releases/Development
 We released Apache Whirr 0.6.0, our sixth release. Work has started for the
 0.7.0 release, which will feature new services, new ways of writing services
 (using Chef or Puppet), as well as core enhancements.

Branding checklist:
 Project Website Basics - done
 Website Navigation Links - not done
 Trademark Attributions - not done
 Logos and Graphics - not done
 Project Metadata - not done
 Read PMC Branding Responsibilities - not done

Issues for board consideration
 None.

17 Aug 2011

Establish the Apache Whirr 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 related to running services on cloud
    infrastructure, for distribution at no charge to the public.

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

    RESOLVED, that the Apache Whirr Project be and hereby is
    responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
    related to running services on cloud infrastructure;
    and be it further

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

      * Adrian Cole              <adriancole@apache.org>
      * Lars George              <larsgeorge@apache.org>
      * Patrick Hunt             <phunt@apache.org>
      * Tibor Kiss               <tibor@apache.org>
      * Johan Oskarsson          <johan@apache.org>
      * Andrew Purtell           <apurtell@apache.org>
      * Andrei Savu              <asavu@apache.org>
      * Tom White                <tomwhite@apache.org>

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Tom White
    be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Whirr, 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 Whirr 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 Whirr Project; and be it further

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

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

 Resolution 7D passed by unanimous roll call vote.

17 Aug 2011

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud.

Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status information is
available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.

Progress since the last report (May 2011): We have made a fifth incubator
release (0.5.0-incubating). We added three committers to the PPMC. We
continue to get contributions from outside the initial committer base. Whirr
was covered in two presentations at the end of last month at OSCON.

The Whirr PPMC and the Incubator PMC have voted for Whirr to graduate as a
TLP (http://s.apache.org/ZbH, http://s.apache.org/Ebj).

Plans for the next period:
* Perform post-graduation steps.
* Do a sixth release.
* Encourage community growth.

19 May 2011

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud.

Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status information is
available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.

Progress since the last report (February 2011): We have made the fourth
incubator release (0.4.0-incubating). We continue to get contributions from
outside the initial committer base, and development has been steady over the
period. Whirr continues to be covered at community events, including an
upcoming presentation at OSCON.

Plans for the next period:
 * Encourage community growth.
 * Do a fifth release.
 * Strengthen the core API to make adding new services easier.

Top three items to resolve before graduation:
 * Increase community involvement in the project
 * Make several incubating releases (Done)
 * Support at least three services on Whirr (Done, there are now six)

16 Feb 2011

Whirr is a library for running services in the cloud.

Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status
information is available at
http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.

Progress since the last report (November 2010): We have made the third
incubator release (0.3.0-incubating). We continue to get contributions
from outside the initial committer base, and have added two committers
(Andrei Savu and Lars George). Whirr is being covered at meetups (e.g.
at the jclouds meetup in January). We have added a new service (HBase)
bringing the number of supported services to four: Hadoop, HBase,
Cassandra, ZooKeeper.

Plans for the next period:
* Encourage community growth.
* Do a fourth release.
* Enhance the existing services, and add more services and cloud providers.

Top three items to resolve before graduation:
* Increase community involvement in the project
* Make several incubating releases (Done)
* Support at least three services on Whirr (Done)

17 Nov 2010

Whirr provides code for running a variety of software services on cloud
infrastructure.

Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status information is
available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.

Progress since the last report: We have made an initial 0.1.0 release and
the second 0.2.0 release is being voted on this week. We continue to get
contributions from outside the initial committer base, and have added one
committer (Adrian Cole). Whirr is being covered at industry meetups (e.g. at
Devoxx later this month). The website and infrastructure are all up and
running smoothly.

Plans for the next period:

 * Do a third release.
 * Support the existing services on more cloud providers (beyond Amazon EC2,
Rackspace Cloud Servers).
 * Add more services (probably HBase next).

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

 * Increase community involvement in the project
 * Make several incubating releases
 * Support at least three services on Whirr

18 Aug 2010

Whirr provides code for running a variety of software services on cloud
infrastructure.

Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status information is
available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.

Progress since the last report: We continue to get contributions from
outside the initial committer base. More work has been done to add Whirr
infrastructure (Hudson). We did not do a release this month as planned (we
have been held up on upgrading to the latest jclouds release, amongst other
things), but we plan to cut a release in the next period.

Plans for the next period:

 * Do an initial 0.1.0 release.
 * Set up the website.

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

 * Increase community involvement in the project
 * Make several incubating releases
 * Support at least three services on Whirr

21 Jul 2010

Whirr provides code for running a variety of software services on cloud
infrastructure.

Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status information is
available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.

Progress since the last report: There has been steady development, with 17
JIRA issues having been resolved since the last report. A cloud hackathon
held at Cloudera's offices attracted a number of people interested in Whirr
development. The next step is to make a release of Whirr.

Plans for the next period:

 * Do an initial 0.1.0 release.
 * Set up the website.

Top three items to resolve before graduation:

 * Increase community involvement in the project
 * Make several incubating releases
 * Support at least three services on Whirr


= Zeta Components =

Zeta Components is a high-quality library of loosely-coupled PHP components.
It has entered incubation on 2010-05-21. Therefore the project is still in
ramp up phase.

In the past month,

 * all Apache accounts have been created
 * Jira has been created
 * SVN repository is prepared for the import.

The 3 most important issues to be tackled are:

 * Create initial incubating infrastructure.
 * Move project and community to ASF.
 * Get development based in ASF moving again.

At the moment the SVN export needs to be signed of from the eZ management.
Once this is done, SVN can move.

16 Jun 2010

Whirr provides code for running a variety of software services on cloud
infrastructure.

Whirr was accepted into the incubator on 11 May 2010. Status information is
available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/whirr.html.

Progress since entry into the incubator:

All the initial Incubator infrastructure items are now complete. The code
hosted in the Hadoop contrib area has been moved to Whirr's subversion tree.
Associated JIRAs have been moved to Whirr's JIRA.

Plans for the next period:
* Import the Whirr Java source

Top three items to resolve before graduation:
* Increase community involvement in the project
* Make several incubating releases
* Support at least three services on Whirr

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

None at this time.


= Zeta Components =

Zeta Components is a high-quality library of loosely-coupled PHP components.
It has entered incubation on 2010-05-21. Therefore the project is still in
ramp up phase.

3 most important issues to be tackled:

* Create initial incubating infrastructure.
* Move project and community to ASF.
* Get development based in ASF moving again.

Mailing lists have already been created. Available are:

* dev       zeta-dev@incubator.apache.org
* user      zeta-commits@incubator.apache.org
* commits   zeta-users@incubator.apache.org
* private   zeta-private@incubator.apache.org

Website space has been reserved. Jira has been requested. All CLAs have been
sent. Most of them have been processed and therefore most user accounts have
been requested.