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CommonsRDF Project Incubation Status

This page tracks the project status, incubator-wise. For more general project status, look on the project website.

The CommonsRDF project graduated on 2016-11-28


Commons RDF is a set of interfaces and classes for RDF 1.1 concepts and behaviours. The commons-rdf-api module defines interfaces and testing harness. The commons-rdf-simple module provides a basic reference implementation to exercise the test harness and clarify API contracts.


  • 2015-03-06 Project enters incubation.
  • 2015-05-17 CommonsRDF 0.1.0-incubating released
  • 2016-05-24 CommonsRDF 0.2.0-incubating released
  • 2016-11-15 CommonsRDF 0.3.0-incubating released
  • 2016-11-28 CommonsRDF graduated as a sub-project of Apache Commons

Project info

item type reference
Website www Original: Podling:
. wiki .
Mailing list dev
. commits
. private
Bug tracking .
Source code Git
Champion lewismc Lewis John McGibbney
Mentors johndament John D Ament
. ggregory Gary Gregory
Committers wikier Sergio Fernández
. stain Stian Soiland-Reyes
. enridaga Enrico Daga
. britter Benedikt Ritter
Emeritus . .
. andy Andy Seaborne
. ansell Peter Ansell
. reto Reto Gmür
Emeritus mentor rvesse Rob Vesse

Incubation status reports

Incubation work items

Project Setup

This is the first phase on incubation, needed to start the project at Apache.

Item assignment is shown by the Apache id. Completed tasks are shown by the completion date (YYYY-MM-dd).

Identify the project to be incubated

date item
2015-03-07 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist. Please follow the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name.
XXXX-XX-XX If request from an existing Apache project to adopt an external package, then ask the Apache project for the SVN module and mail address names: N/A.
XXXX-XX-XX If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance: N/A.
XXXX-XX-XX If request from anywhere to become a stand-alone PMC, then assess the fit with the ASF, and create the lists and modules under the incubator address/module names if accepted. TODO


date item
2015-03-07 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2015-03-07 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2015-03-07 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).
2015-03-07 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence, Moin).
2015-03-27 Project src migrated to Apache.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2015-03-07 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
XXXX-XX-XX Give all Mentors access to the incubator SVN repository. (to be done by the Incubator PMC chair or an Incubator PMC Member wih karma for the authorizations file). TODO
2015-03-11 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
date item
2015-03-27 Check and make sure that the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received. It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the core code, and any new code produced by the project. Software Grant acknowledged by secretary@ 2015-03-27.
XXXX-XX-XX Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright. TODO

Verify distribution rights

date item
....-..-.. Check and make sure that for all code included with the distribution that is not under the Apache license, we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed code and redistribute. ONGOING
....-..-.. Check and make sure that all source code distributed by the project is covered by one or more of the following approved licenses: Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X, MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms. ONGOING

Establish a list of active committers

date item
2015-03-11 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement. DONE.
2015-03-11 Add all active committers in the STATUS file. DONE.
....-..-.. Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on ONGOING.

Project specific

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These action items have to be checked for during the whole incubation process.

These items are not to be signed as done during incubation, as they may change during incubation. They are to be looked into and described in the status reports and completed in the request for incubation signoff.

Collaborative Development

  • Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project? Yes, see project team
  • Are there three or more independent committers? (The legal definition of independent is long and boring, but basically it means that there is no binding relationship between the individuals, such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their free will as individuals, directly or indirectly.) Yes, the committers are not affiliated outside ASF
  • Are project decisions being made in public by the committers? Yes, decisions made on dev@commonsrdf (now dev@commons)
  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers? Follows Apache Commons decision-making process

Licensing awareness

  • Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowleged by all committers? Yes, see Project Maturity Assessment

Project Specific

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Things to check for before voting the project out.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

  • If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it? Yes, accepted by Commons PMC
  • If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

Incubator sign-off

  • Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks? Graduation was accepted by Incubator PMC