Hi all, I would like to open a vote for Apache DataFu's graduation from incubator. The DataFu community previously voted on this back in July, 2017 and the vote passed <http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-datafu-dev/201708.mbox/%3CCAA4Vo8CNf0sVw0veP2GdV9VN%3DaP5-Q8kstgY%2B0xM48kNuJMFWw%40mail.gmail.com%3E>. Following this there was a discussion <https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201710.mbox/%3ccaa4vo8duqh2kkq82bom4aj8gyohs8hoauywco2mutibwgwx...@mail.gmail.com%3E> on this list about graduation. There were several pieces of feedback. To summarize, there were:
* Comments about the number of committers vs. proposed PMC size (here <https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201710.mbox/%3Cop.y7jw80af4ntv07@desktop-v42f38k%3E> and here <https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201710.mbox/%3ccaoqetn_txym0mgz_qujg9xdiwur2_vg5msde96fmvbubqri...@mail.gmail.com%3E> ) * Comments about the process for removing committers (here <https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201710.mbox/%3ccafameylxx5vd-t7z4mqkkq6y_m8bedu975tjsubay7b5qvu...@mail.gmail.com%3E> and here <https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201710.mbox/%3CCAFAMeY+nwEV7evK12dsjVMXt5o3OFGen9PAnfUhRvQ=4vre...@mail.gmail.com%3E> ) * Comments about the website, sha-512 extension, etc. (here <https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201710.mbox/%3ccaogo0vzn4mlw-es-oz8w1hvhs70y_bwwikjjri9sx3n0s8s...@mail.gmail.com%3E> ). DATAFU-131 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DATAFU-131> was filed to address these. All of that feedback should now be addressed (see the bottom of this email for a more detailed summary than what follows). The list of proposed PMC members has been updated in the graduation resolution to include 11 individuals, which includes 10 of the current 14 committers. The remaining committers declined to remain committers and join the PMC and upon graduation these individuals will no longer be committers. However given their past contributions they would be welcomed back if they wished to become committers again in the future and contribute. Following these updates another community vote was held in February 2018 to reaffirm graduation and this vote passed as well <http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-datafu-dev/201802.mbox/%3CCAA4Vo8Cft9p-2uHF8NdNN%3D-v3Hn1Zzsc3N_1NOdOT8dNR4kZaA%40mail.gmail.com%3E> . Given this, I would like to open a vote for Apache DataFu's graduation from incubator and becoming a top-level project. The proposed graduation resolution can be found at https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/ DATAFU/Graduation+Resolution as well as at the bottom of this email. The vote will be open for 72 hours. [ ] +1 graduate DataFu to a TLP [ ] +0 no opinion [ ] -1 disapprove (and reason why) Thanks, Matt P.S. ----------------- To summarize what has happened since the previous discussion <https://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/201710.mbox/%3ccaa4vo8duqh2kkq82bom4aj8gyohs8hoauywco2mutibwgwx...@mail.gmail.com%3E> : * Each committer was reached out to and asked whether they were willing to join the PMC and fulfill the responsibilities that come with it. The graduation resolution <https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/DATAFU/Graduation+Resolution> has been updated to reflect those who were willing to join the PMC. The remainder declined to remain committers. * The Becoming a Committer <https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/DATAFU/Becoming+a+Committer> page no longer has a section about removing committers. * All the issues that were raised and led to DATAFU-131 being filed have been addressed. A summary: - The Quick Start page has been replaced with a Download page <http://datafu.incubator.apache.org/docs/download.html>. The list of source releases is prominent at the top and there is a section describing how to validate releases. - Links to ASF website, license, thanks, apache feather, etc. were added - Links have been updated to reflect recent 1.3.3 release. - Old releases have been cleaned up from https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/incubator/datafu and https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/release/incubator/datafu. - DataFu Whimsy <https://whimsy.apache.org/pods/project/datafu> page is now mostly passing aside from Image and Events (not clear if these are expected to pass). - SHA-512 checksum file now ends in .sha512 - The DataFu roster page <https://whimsy.apache.org/roster/ppmc/datafu> and status page <http://incubator.apache.org/projects/datafu.html> are now consistent. ----------------- Resolution (copied from this page <https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/DATAFU/Graduation+Resolution>): 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, consisting of well-tested libraries that help developers solve common data problems in Hadoop and similar distributed systems. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache DataFu Project", be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and be it further RESOLVED, that the Apache DataFu Project be and hereby is responsible for the creation and maintenance of libraries that help solve common data problems and work with large-scale data in Hadoop and similar distributed systems; and be it further RESOLVED, that the office of Vice President, Apache DataFu" 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 DataFu Project, and to have primary responsibility for management of the projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache DataFu 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 DataFu Project: - Casey Stella cestella at apache dot org - Evion Kim evion at apache dot org - Eyal Allweil eyal at apache dot org - Jarek Jarcec Cecho jarcec at apache dot org - Josh Wills jwills at apache dot org - Matthew Hayes mhayes at apache dot org - Mitul Tiwari mitultiwari at apache dot org - Roman Shaposhnik rvs at apache dot org - Russell Jurney rjurney at apache dot org - Sam Shah samshah at apache dot org - William Vaughan wvaughan at apache dot org NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Matthew Hayes be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache DataFu, 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 DataFu 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 DataFu Project; and be it further RESOLVED, that the Apache DataFu Project be and hereby is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache Incubator DataFu podling; and be it further RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache Incubator DataFu podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator Project are hereafter discharged.