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Zest

21 Dec 2016

Change the Apache Zest Project Name

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Zest
 Project has chosen by vote to recommend a change of name to
 Apache Polygene without revision of its charges, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is receipt of this and deems it
 to be in the best interests of the Foundation and consistent
 with the Foundation's purposes;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Project Management Committee
 (PMC), heretofore known as the "Apache Zest Project", shall
 henceforth be known as the the "Apache Polygene Project".

 Special Order 7F, Change the Apache Zest Project Name, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

21 Dec 2016 [Niclas Hedhman / Isabel]

## Description:

Apache Zest is a community based effort exploring Composite Oriented
Programming for domain centric application development.

## Issues:

It has come to the PMC's attention that Eclipse Zest is a well-established
subproject, within EMF/GEF/GMF ecosystem at Eclipse Foundation, and that
there is some conceptual overlap (both deal with explicit application
models). They also started way back in time, and the Zest PMC think that
although we could stick to the name, we think we should express some goodwill
towards Eclipse and change name. The sooner the better, especially since we
have no published releases under the Apache Zest namespace.

The new name "Apache Polygene" has been chosen, after quite a lot of
discussion back and forth and some dead ends. We have just started the
"unusual" process of project name change, and we are trying to capture the
work needed in https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZEST-195, a fairly long
list of tasks (currently 18).

We don't need Board assistance on this issue.

## Activity:

Recruitment of new blood is continuing to be our weak spot. Re-positioning,
re-branding, better tutorials and lowering the bar to entry are items to be
worked on, inspired by other Apache projects, although I suspect too few
small projects check what other smaller ASF projects do right.

Zest is a small community, and this quarter was very typical, with good
progress towards the long overdue 3.0 release, which is all about making the
incompatible changes once and for all, both in namespaces as well as
leveraging Java 8 features in public APIs and discarding outdated ways for
that.

Zest is started participating in Oracle's outreach beta testing of Java 9 in
CI build, and we are currently reporting "yellow" but expect to go "green"
before 3.0 release.

## Health report:

Zest is small, but above the threshold for worry. Efforts are being worked on
to simplify adoption.  Mailing list activity remains moderate and JIRA issues
are being both created and worked on.  All active committers that are
willing, are on the PMC already.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Kent Sølvsten on Tue Sep 22 2015

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 18 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Georg Ragaller at Thu Jun 16 2016

## Releases:

 - Last release was JAVA-2.1 on Fri Jul 31 2015

## Mailing list activity:

Rich Bowen is taking up 100% of the traffic on the users@ list :-) with
announcements. Officially, the users@ list is non-active as all queries are
directed to the dev@ list. The dev@ activity this month was normal, although
the stats shows a substantial increase, but that is probably due to a larger
number of CI build reports, some related to Java 9 testing

 - users@zest.apache.org:
    - 19 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 2 emails sent to list (2 in previous quarter)

 - dev@zest.apache.org:
    - 40 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 332 emails sent to list (240 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 38 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 12 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Sep 2016 [Niclas Hedhman / Chris]

Apache Zest is a community based effort exploring Composite Oriented
Programming for domain-centric application development.

Activity:

 Summer is always a bit slow in our community, and this year was no
 exception.  But both the beginning and end of this quarter has seen
 substantial (by our measure) activity; discussions, Jiras and commits are
 all up from previous quarter.

 The big chunk of work that constitutes our next release (incompatible by
 choice) has taken longer than desirable, but we hope to get that one out by
 end of the year.

 In June, a pre-Apache contributor resurfaced, provided a couple of patches
 and was added to our committer rooster.

Issues:

 There are no issues that requires the Board's attention.

Health report:

 No change in health. A small, slow project with adequate oversight.

-o-o-o- reporter.a.o vitals -o-o-o-

PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Kent Sølvsten on Tue Sep 22 2015

Committer base changes:

 - Currently 18 committers.
 - Georg Ragaller was added as a committer on Thu Jun 16 2016

Releases:

 - Last release was JAVA-2.1 on Fri Jul 31 2015

Mailing list activity:

 - users@zest.apache.org:
   - 19 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
   - 2 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - dev@zest.apache.org:
   - 36 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
   - 278 emails sent to list (176 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:

 - 32 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 20 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

15 Jun 2016 [Niclas Hedhman / Marvin]

 Description:

 Apache Zest is a community based effort exploring Composite Oriented
 Programming for domain-centric application development.

Activity:

 The activity during this last quarter has been (as usual) slow, but slightly
 higher than previous quarter. We have seen a handful of responses coming in
 via help.apache.org, but not managed to convert any into contributions, and
 we think that is the nature of that page (easy to click, even if no
 commitment is intended).

Issues:

 There are no issues that requires the Board's attention.

Health report:

 Attracting new blood is constantly on our mind, but we have no good answers.
 One new user surfaced and have been helped to get going. We hope to convert
 that to some more activity.

PMC changes:

 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Kent Sølvsten on Tue Sep 22 2015

Committer base changes:

 - Currently 17 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Kent Sølvsten at Sun Jun 14 2015

Releases:

 - Last release was Zest JAVA-2.1 on Fri Jul 31 2015

Mailing list activity:

 We should probably shut down, or at least stop listing the users@ mailing
 list, as all traffic has been (and will be for the foreseeable future) on
 the dev@ list.

 - users@zest.apache.org:
   - 19 subscribers (up 1 in the last 3 months):
   - 0 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - dev@zest.apache.org:
   - 33 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
   - 185 emails sent to list (140 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:

 - 10 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 4 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Mar 2016 [Niclas Hedhman / Brett]

Description
Apache Zest is a community based effort exploring Composite Oriented
Programming for domain-centric application development.

Activity
The activity in the last quarter was relatively slow. The work on 3.0 came to
a halt at Christmas, mainly due to primary developers got caught up in $dayjob
issues/tasks. But community is still active and discussion are ongoing of next
steps, and we are optimistic of the future.

Issues
There are no issues that requires the Board's attention.

Health report:
As mentioned in previous report, attracting new blood will remain the major
concern of the PMC. Zest got a talk accepted at ApacheCon NA, and will try to
engage more people at the event.

PMC changes:
 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Kent Sølvsten on Tue Sep 22 2015

Committer base changes:
 - Currently 17 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Kent Sølvsten at Sun Jun 14 2015

Releases:
 - Last release was JAVA-2.1 on Fri Jul 31 2015

Mailing list activity:
users@ list are effectively not utilized, as basically the entire user base is
on the dev@ list and most are PMC members as well.

 - users@zest.apache.org:
    - 18 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - dev@zest.apache.org:
    - 29 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 139 emails sent to list (134 in previous quarter)

JIRA activity:
New tickets created are around the ver 3.0 effort, and closed tickets are
resolution of breaking builds.
 - 9 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 2 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

16 Dec 2015 [Niclas Hedhman / Bertrand]

## Description
Apache Zest is a community based effort exploring Composite Oriented
Programming for domain centric application development.

## Activity
Apache Zest made a presentation at ApacheCon EU 2015, on short notice by two
of its PMC members after the PMC Chair were unable to travel from China.
Otherwise, the quarter has been somewhat slow and quiet, with work mostly
focusing on 3.0 features, and re-examining the design of even the most core
features.

## Issues
There are no issues that requires the Board's attention, but as Chair of the
PMC, I would like to highlight that difficulty to attract new committers is
becoming a concern of the PMC for its long-term viability.

## Health report
The sudden drop in number of mails from previous quarter is large due to many
release-related mails in previous quarter.

## PMC changes
 - Currently 11 PMC members.
 - Kent Sølvsten was added to the PMC on Tue Sep 22 2015

## Committer base changes:
 - Currently 17 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Kent Sølvsten at Sun Jun 14 2015

## Releases:
 - Last release was Apache Zest JAVA-2.1 on Fri Jul 31 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@zest.apache.org:
    - 17 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (1 in previous quarter)

 - dev@zest.apache.org:
    - 26 subscribers (up 0 in the last 3 months):
    - 134 emails sent to list (1021 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:
 - 9 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 3 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 mon

16 Sep 2015 [Niclas Hedhman / Chris]

## Description:
   Apache Zest is a community based effort exploring Composite Oriented
   Programming for domain centric application development.

## Activity:
Apache Zest made its first release (Java Edition 2.1) last day in July and it
went remarkably well. Release Manager had no previous ASF release experience,
and that shows testimony to the high standards of the generic Release
Documentation (kudos!) After release, everyone went on a well-deserved
holiday, but activity is now climbing back up, with planning and
implementation for ver 3.0, which will require Java 8. All naming from Qi4j to
Zest has been completed.

## Health report:
Zest is a small but active community, and the size of community is not
expected to grow substantially in the near future. All previous Qi4j
contributors still active have been on-boarded, and we will take it from
there.

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

## LDAP committee group/Committership changes:

 - Currently 17 committers and 10 LDAP committee group members.
 - No new LDAP committee group members added in the last 3 months
 - Last LDAP committee group addition was Jiri Jetmar at Tue Jun 02 2015
 - New commmitters:
    - Alin George Dreghiciu was added as a committer on Tue Jun 09 2015
    - Kent Sølvsten was added as a committer on Sun Jun 14 2015

## Releases:

 - Java Edition 2.1 was released on Fri Jul 31 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@zest.apache.org:
    - 17 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
    - 1 emails sent to list (0 in previous quarter)

 - dev@zest.apache.org:
    - 25 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 1024 emails sent to list (286 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 96 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 73 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

17 Jun 2015 [Niclas Hedhman / Jim]

Inception: 18 March 2015
Last PMC addition: 31 May 2015
Last Committer additions: 26 May 2015

Description
 Apache Zest contains platforms and tools to explore the Composite Oriented
 Programming paradigm.

Activity
 The second/third month of Zest has been dominated by bringing in the
 external codebase, start ensuring that NOTICE files are constructed
 correctly, migrating the website, and general clean up. Development on new
 features has begun. [Edit] The geospatial query capability that is being
 added, sparked Chris M to invite collaboration with Apache SIS. Still
 early, but could be fruitful.

Community
 3 committers have been added in this month, and one new member (Jiri
 Jetmar) has been added to the PMC.

Mailing list activity
 Dev mailing list discussions are slow, but healthy.

Board Raised Query
 In previous Board meeting, a discussion around the IP cleanliness was
 raised, and Sam requested that we should share our experience on this
 matter. First of all, we would like to know "how to share", and secondly,
 before the project came to ASF, we tried to stick to an Apache-compatible
 approach as much as possible. Therefor, we were not overly worried about
 importing the codebase, but we are slowing ensuring that all of the ~100
 individual components have its attribution correctly marked. We are also
 trying to automate this process.  Finally, we are still uncertain about a
 Neo4j extension, which may be dropped due to a unclear GPL dependency, and
 Neo Technology doesn't seem to want to clarify.


Next Steps
 * Ensure IP is totally free of encumbrance.
 * Plan release 2.1, hopeful for July
 * New Apache branded documentation. (New Zest logo proposed)

20 May 2015 [Niclas Hedhman / Shane]

Inception: 18 March 2015
Last PMC addition: 1 May 2015
Last Committer additions: 29 April 2015

Description
 Apache Zest contains platforms and tools to explore the Composite Oriented
 Programming paradigm.

Activity
 The second month of Zest has been dominated by bringing in the external
 codebase, start ensuring that NOTICE files are constructed correctly,
 migrating the website, and general clean up. Development on new features
 has begun.

Community
 4 committers have been added in this month, and one committer has been
 voted into the PMC.

Mailing list activity
 Dev mailing list discussions are healthy.

Next Steps
 * Ensure IP is free of encumbrance.
 * Secure the remaining Software Grants
 * Plan release 2.1, hopeful for June
 * New Apache branded documentation.

@Shane: The downloads page should say that these are not official Apache releases.

22 Apr 2015 [Niclas Hedhman / Shane]

Inception: 18 March 2015
Last PMC addition: 18 March 2015
Last Committer additions: n/a (In progress)

Description
 Apache Zest contains platforms and tools to explore the Composite Oriented
 Programming paradigm.

Activity
 3 weeks has passed since the inception of the project and being one of
 very few TLPs not coming from the Incubator, some smaller stumbling blocks
 were encountered by infra. But infra has been great, and we have gotten;
   -  Mailing lists dev, users, private and commits has been created
   -  Subversion repository for static HTML website has been created
   -  Git repositories has been created.
   -  Requests for Software Grants from all previous contributors have been
      sent
   -  Jira is set up.

Community
 The PMC had no objections to invite the previous contributors, and
 invitations has been sent out, including requesting ICLAs (standard invite
 letter). One previous contributor passed on the invitation (moved on to
 other things)

Mailing list activity
 Development discussions have started on dev@zest, and the Google groups
 one is quickly deserted.

Next Steps
 * Ensure IP is free of encumbrance.
 * Migrate website (incl re-design and branding compliance)
 * Import codebase

18 Mar 2015

Establish the Apache Zest 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 composite oriented programming.

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

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Zest Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to composite oriented programming; and be it further

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

   * Alex Karasulu    <akarasulu@apache.org>
   * Chris Mattmann   <mattmann@apache.org>
   * James Carman     <jcarman@apache.org>
   * Jeff Genender    <jgenender@apache.org>
   * Marcel Offermans <marrs@apache.org>
   * Niclas Hedhman   <niclas@apache.org>
   * Roman Shaposhnik <rvs@apache.org>
   * Sandro Martini   <smartini@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Niclas
 Hedhman be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Zest, 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 Zest Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Zest Project.

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