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From James Taylor <jamestay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Draft board report
Date Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:33:26 GMT
+1. Looks great.

On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Josh Elser <josh.elser@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1. Ditto to what Jungtaek said: thanks for stepping up to put this
> together!
>
>
> Julian Hyde wrote:
>
>> Calcite community,
>>
>> Please review the draft report for the board meeting on Wed Oct 19th.
>>
>> Julian
>>
>> ——
>>
>>
>>
>> Attachment L: Report from the Apache Calcite Project  [Julian Hyde]
>>
>> ## Description:
>>
>> Apache Calcite is a highly customizable framework for parsing and
>> planning queries on data in a wide variety of formats. It allows
>> database-like access, and in particular a SQL interface and advanced
>> query optimization, for data not residing in a traditional database.
>>
>> Avatica is a sub-module within Calcite, and provides a framework for
>> building local and remote JDBC and ODBC database drivers. Since March
>> 2016, Avatica has an independent release schedule, but resides in the
>> same git repository.
>>
>> ## Issues:
>>
>> - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
>>
>> ## Activity:
>>
>> Calcite became a top-level project exactly one year ago. On
>> graduation, the community decided not to adopt bylaws, but to have a
>> "state of the project" discussion each year, and to rotate the PMC
>> chair yearly if possible. We have been having this discussion, and
>> there seems to be consensus on a candidate for PMC chair.
>>
>> Feedback during the discussion included:
>> * Satisfaction with the pace of the project, and its ablity to "fan
>>    out" to cover diverse areas of interest (some of practical use to
>>    production systems, some of them more experimental);
>> * A sense that Avatica is still doing OK as a sub-project (that is, it
>>    is not yet time to consider TLP status), but needs to be factored
>>    into its own git repo;
>> * A thirst for documentation to make it easier for casual users to use
>>    Calcite.
>>
>> Development and mailing list activity is steady for both Calcite and
>> its Avatica sub-project. There has been one release of Calcite, with
>> another currently under vote, and no releases of Avatica.
>>
>> Julian Hyde gave a talk at FlinkForward (Berlin).
>>
>> ## Health report:
>>
>> Activity levels on mailing lists, git and JIRA are normal for both
>> Calcite and Avatica.
>>
>> ## PMC changes:
>>
>>   - Currently 14 PMC members.
>>   - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
>>     - Last PMC addition was Josh Elser on Wed Feb 17 2016
>>
>> ## Committer base changes:
>>
>>   - Currently 19 committers.
>>   - New commmitters:
>>     - Francis Chuang was added as a committer on Tue Sep 27 2016
>>     - Milinda Pathirage was added as a committer on Tue Jul 12 2016
>>     - MinJi Kim was added as a committer on Sun Sep 04 2016
>>
>> ## Releases:
>>
>>   - 1.9.0 was released on Wed Sep 21 2016
>>
>>

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