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From Jacob Wilder <jacobwilder.opensou...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Draft Podling Report
Date Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:15:26 GMT
I’m in the same boat as Walter—my duties at work have taken up a greater portion of my
time and I haven’t had the time to contribute to Pirk. 

On 2/27/17, 08:12, "Walter Ray-Dulany" <raydulany@gmail.com> wrote:

    Sorry, I've been busy with work, and everything else has fallen off of my
    I don't have time to be involved for the foreseeable future.
    On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 9:33 PM, Josh Elser <elserj@apache.org> wrote:
    > Just wanted to clarify: the Attic is not the right phrasing for podlings.
    > Pirk would just retire from incubation. The following doc sums this up.
    > https://incubator.apache.org/guides/retirement.html
    > Ellison Anne, I appreciate your candor in this situation. I am also rather
    > surprised at the radio silence from those who were previously active in
    > Pirk. Tracy, Christopher, Walter, and Jacob: comments or opinions?
    > I would also be curious in hearing what Suneel and Tim have to say (with
    > the previous DISCUSS in mind).
    > Ellison Anne Williams wrote:
    >> Hi Guys,
    >> As per the recent discussion on the mailing list, it seems that it may be
    >> best to put Pirk in the attic for a while. For varying reasons, the
    >> previous active contributors don't seem to be able to devote serious
    >> cycles
    >> to Pirk right now and the Pirk community has not been growing. I have
    >> drafted the podling report below as such - please let me know if think
    >> otherwise. The podling report is due on Wednesday, March 1.
    >> Thanks-
    >> Ellison Anne
    >> PirkPirk is a framework for scalable Private Information Retrieval
    >> (PIR).Pirk has been incubating since 2016-06-17. The initial code for
    >> Pirk wasgranted on 2016-07-11.Three most important issues to address
    >> in the move towards graduation:  1. Grow the community to establish
    >> diversity of background and expertise.  2. Establish a formal release
    >> process and schedule, allowing for dependable     release cycles in a
    >> manner consistent with the Apache development     process.  3. Add to
    >> and improve the Pirk user documentation and examples both on the
    >> website and in the codebaseAny issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or
    >> ASF Board wish/need to beaware of?  Yes. The Pirk community
    >> participation and growth has stalled over the last few months.
    >> Recently, there has been discussion on the mailing list about retiring
    >> Pirk (putting it in the attic) for right now.How has the community
    >> developed since the last report?  The Pirk community has not developed
    >> since the last report - there have been no new contributors or
    >> committers added.How has the project developed since the last report?
    >> The Pirk project has stalled - the existing community has not been
    >> active nor has the community grown.Date of last release:  October 9,
    >> 2016When were the last committers or PMC members elected?  Pirk
    >> elected two new committers (Tim Ellison and Suneel Marthi, both
    >> mentors) on August 18, 2016.

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