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iota

27 Feb 2017

Open source system that enables the orchestration of IoT devices.

iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.

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

 1. Getting a release out based on the current code base - will will commit
    to do that this quarter
 2. Using the mailing list to discuss current and future development and
    needs - we commit more regular dialogue on the mailing list
 3. Growing the community - we have been slow to get off the ground and
    need to put more effort in here - we will commit to do more outreach to
    grow the community

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

 We realize we have been a little slow is getting off the ground as an
 Apache Project. I have spoken to Hadrian Zbarcea and explained to him why
 this has been the case. We are really committed to iota as a technology
 and commit to put more effort into making this a successful project.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 No - we need to spend time on this and we will do so.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have added global performers

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 Yes - Barbara Gomes was added as a committer on 12/02/2016

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](iota) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
 [X](iota) Justin Mclean
 [ ](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Justin Mclean:

   Project is still having issues with doing development in an open way
   after a year of incubation. They now realise this is an issue will
   hopefully correct. If not I question if Apache is right place for this
   project.

16 Nov 2016

Open source system that enables the orchestration of IoT devices.

iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.

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

 1. Building the developer community
 2. Outreach at events outside the Apache ecosystem to inform and invite
    participation in the project
 3. Getting an alpha release out by the end of this year based on the current
    code base.

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Increased user interest with 4 individuals that are contributing in spurts
 of activity. This needs to become consistent.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 Some improvements in the core engine, performers and the build process

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 None but we are working on a proposal to add a new committer (a contributor
 that has made significant contributions in the last 6 months)

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](iota) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
 [X](iota) Justin Mclean
 [X](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Justin Mclean:

    I have some concerns re progress of this poddling:

    - The on list PPMC activity is low and there may be discussions happening
      off list.
    - There is little progress towards making an Apache release.
    - I'm not sure there are 3 active PPMC members.

17 Aug 2016

Open source system that enables the orchestration of IoT devices.

iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.

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

 1. Building a community now that we have completed source code upload of
    one for the main components of the system.
 2. Moving towards an initial release before the end of the year
 3. Working on IP clearance for the release

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 A number of individuals have made contributions some of which have been
 incorporated. We need to encourage more discussion on the dev list in the
 coming months.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We continue to improve (the Fey engine) we have added tests for the core
 engine and documentation for the engine and the component set.

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 At the start of the project.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](iota) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
 [X](iota) Justin Mclean
 [ ](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

Justin Mclean: Probably time to come off the extended monthly reporting?

20 Jul 2016

Open source system that enables the orchestration of IoT devices.

iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.

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

 1. Building a community now that we have completed source code upload of
    one for the main components of the system.
 2. Moving towards an initial release before the end of the year
 3. Working on IP clearance for the release

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

 None

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Good input from Anatole Tresch. We have three new contributors Barbara
 Gomes and two other individuals all have made a contribution this month.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have uploaded source code for a major component of iota (the Fey
 engine). We have also uploaded a few basic components that can be used
 with Fey. We will be adding more components and we hope that individuals
 who download Fey can also begin the development of their own Fey
 components (called Performers). We hope they will share their Performers
 with the Community. We will be creating requests for the community to
 develop specific performers. E.g. an ActiveMQ performer.

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 At the start of the project.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](iota) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
 [X](iota) Justin Mclean
 [ ](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Justin Mclean:

   Finally progress! Good to see but I would of expected to see some
   explanation of how the discussion has finally moved to the discussion
   list in issues.

 Drew Farris:

   It is great to see some progress! One active mentor. Active discussion
   on the mailing lists. Early discussions about releases.

15 Jun 2016

Open source system that enables the orchestration of IoT devices.

iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.

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

  1. Complete code upload
  2. Continue discussion on requirements started by Anatole Tresch
  3. Need to add additional committer (Barbara Gomes)

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

  None

How has the community developed since the last report?

  Presentation at ApacheCon 2016 - good suggestions from Anatole Tresch in
  moving iota forward. Have additional potential committer

How has the project developed since the last report?

  Code is now being uploaded as well as requirements documents

Date of last release:

  None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

  None

Signed-off-by:

  [ ](iota) Daniel Gruno
  [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
  [X](iota) Justin Mclean
  [ ](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Justin Mclean (jmclean):
  Slow start and still low activity on mailing list.
  Web site now has content and there is some code in git.
  IMO keep on monthly reports until that changes.

18 May 2016

Open source system that enables the orchestration of IoT devices.

iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.

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

 1. Transitioning code, website and Jira issues to the Apache repositories.
 2. Continuing iota website and code development using the Apache
   infrastructure.
 3. Building an iota community via a variety of means including presentations
   at series of conferences beginning with ApacheCon followed by 7x24 Spring
   Conference, Data center Dynamics and others throughout the summer. We will
   work with our mentors to find other means of community building.


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

 This project has been slower to start than we anticipated. Why? Based
 on experience in the field with we questioned the scalability of our
 original architecture. We made the difficult decision that we needed a
 more scalable architecture and we on the design of a baseline
 architecture. WE now feel we have a good starting point and with the
 help of the iota community we can move forward with.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 None

How has the project developed since the last report?

 None

Date of last release:

 None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 None yet.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](iota) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
 [X](iota) Justin Mclean
 [ ](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea

20 Apr 2016

Open source system that enables the orchestration of IoT devices.

iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.

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

 1. Overcome current technical difficulties. You might be asking what is
    happening with Apache iota. The initial architecture that we wanted to
    upload was not as scalable as we required it to be. Rather than upload
    an architecture that we wanted to fundamentally change we have been
    developing a new backend architecture and code based that implements a
    significantly more scalable solution using Apache, Spark, Spark
    Streaming and Cassandra. We are still using Python and Django for our
    APIs and authentication (session and token based). Consequently, you
    haven’t seen any activity on the Apache iota site and repository. This
    will be changing soon. Litbit (the contributing company whose business
    runs on iota) has been working around the clock to remake the backend
    using additional Apache components that makes the solution far more
    scalable.
 2. Set up web site and import code. We will be setting up the Apache iota
    website to reflect the new architecture and uploading the initial
    source code as quickly as we can.
 3. Promote Iota to a wider user base / grow the community. We are planning
    to promoting iota at an upcoming keynote being given by Scott Noteboom
    (Litbit's CEO). In addition we will be presenting iota at Apache Con in
    May 2016. Our goal in promoting iota will be to start building a
    community that will contribute to moving iota to it’s first release as
    an Apache incubator project

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

 * None at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * This is the first submitted report

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * This is the first submitted report

Date of last release:

 * None

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 None yet, just getting started.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](iota) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
 [X](iota) Justin Mclean
 [X](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John D. Ament (johndament);

   Its a bit concerning to see that the project is starting off in a non-ASF
   way.  Even if the code isn't quite right for donation, may be better to
   start off writing new code in the ASF repos.

 Justin Mclean (jmclean):

   I too have concerns about why they are developing outside of the ASF.
   I've contacted them a few times with a please explain and have assurances
   that this will be fixed. I'd suggest placing the podling on monthly
   reports for a few more months.

 Drew Farris (drew):

   2 mentors active on the mailing list this month, but little activity as
   the team has not moved development to ASF. Concur with keeping podling on
   monthly reports.

17 Feb 2016

iota is a scalable, secure and modular platform to interconnect
IoT devices.

iota has been incubating since 2016-01-20.

Signed-off-by:

 [x](iota) Daniel Gruno
 [ ](iota) Justin Mclean
 [ ](iota) Sterling Hughes
 [x](iota) Hadrian Zbarcea

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 Hadrian Zbarcea (hadrian):

   iota just entered incubation, mailing lists and most of the infra are
   created. Committers are in the process of submitting their iclas and the
   code needs to be moved to the asf repository.