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Dubbo Project Incubation Status

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

The Dubbo project has graduated on 2019-05-15.


Dubbo is a high-performance, lightweight, Java based RPC framework.


  • 2018-02-16 Dubbo enters incubation.
  • 2018-06-07 Dubbo 2.6.2 has been released.
  • 2018-06-07 New committer: Zonghai Shang(yiji).
  • 2018-07-10 New committer: YunKun Huang(htynkn)
  • 2018-08-09 New committer: Yong Zhu(diecui1202)
  • 2018-08-09 New committer: Kimm King(kimmking)
  • 2018-08-29 New committer: Yuhang Xiu(carryxyh)
  • 2018-09-11 Dubbo 2.6.3 has been released.
  • 2018-09-11 New committer: Minxuan Zhuang(min)
  • 2018-10-08 Dubbo 2.6.4 has been released.
  • 2018-10-31 New committer: Jinkai Ma(majinkai)
  • 2018-11-01 New PMC member: Zonghai Shang(yiji)
  • 2018-11-05 New committer: Zhenqiang Yi(manzhizhen)
  • 2018-11-09 New committer: Victory Cao(cvictory)
  • 2018-11-14 New committer: Liandong Chen(purple-force)
  • 2018-11-21 New committer: Jeff Lv(Jeff-Lv)
  • 2018-11-23 Dubbo 2.6.5 has been released.
  • 2018-12-03 New PMC member: Yong Zhu(diecui1202)
  • 2018-12-20 New PMC member: Yuhang Xiu(carryxyh)
  • 2019-01-23 New committer: Taosheng Wei(tswstarplanet)
  • 2019-01-25 New committer: Xianjun Ke(kexianjun)
  • 2019-01-27 Dubbo spring boot starter 0.2.1 and 0.1.2 has been released.
  • 2019-01-29 Dubbo 2.7.0 has been released.
  • 2019-01-30 New committer: Kun Song(satansk)
  • 2019-01-31 New committer: Xiaojie Li(lixiaojiee)
  • 2019-02-02 New committer: Yuhao Bi(biyuhao)
  • 2019-02-02 New PMC member: Minxuan Zhuang(min)
  • 2019-02-14 Dubbo spring boot starter 2.7.0 has been released.
  • 2019-02-15 Dubbo Ops 0.1 has been released.
  • 2019-02-18 New committer: Zhongming Hua(crazyhzm)
  • 2019-02-25 New PMC member: Yunkun Huang(htynkn)
  • 2019-03-05 New committer: Zhenxu Ke(kezhenxu94)
  • 2019-03-06 New committer: Zhen Li(lizhen)
  • 2019-03-06 New committer: Imteyaz Khan(iakhan)
  • 2019-03-12 Dubbo 2.6.6 has been released.
  • 2019-03-25 New committer: Jingfeng Xu(kirito)
  • 2019-03-26 Dubbo 2.7.1 has been released.
  • 2019-03-27 New PMC member: Kimm King(kimmking)
  • 2019-04-09 Dubbo spring boot starter 2.7.1 has been released.

Project info

item type reference
Website www
. wiki
Mailing list dev
. commits
. issues
. notifications
. security
Bug tracking Github issues
Source code incubator-dubbo
. incubator-dubbo-spring-boot-project
. incubator-dubbo-ops
. incubator-dubbo-website
. incubator-dubbo-docs(deprecated)
. incubator-dubbo-rpc-jsonrpc
. incubator-dubbo-feature-test
. incubator-dubbo-samples
Mentors jmclean(champion) Justin Mclean
. markt Mark Thomas
. wave Dave Fisher
. johndament(retired) John D. Ament
. jfclere(retired) Jean-Frederic Clere
Committers/PPMC huxing Huxing Zhang
. vongosling Von Gosling
. jmclean Justin Mclean
. johndament John D. Ament
. jfclere Jean-Frederic Clere
. markt Mark Thomas
. leonleeldc Dingcheng Li
. iluo Ian Luo
. liujun Jun Liu
. zhangliang Liang Zhang
. liujieqin Liujie Qin
. mercyblitz Mercy Ma
. wangxin Xin Wang
. yuyijq Zhaohui Yu
. yiji Shang Zonghai
. hyunkun YunKun Huang
. jerrick Yong Zhu
. kimmking Kimm King
. carryxyh Yuhang Xiu
. min Minxuan Zhuang
. mjk Jinkai Ma
. yizhenqiang Zhenqiang Yi
. purpleforce Liandong Chen
. jefflv Jeff Lv
. tswstarplanet Taosheng Wei
. kexianjun Xianjun Ke
. satansk Kun Song
. lixiaojie Xiaojie Li
. biyuhao Yuhao Bi
. crazyhzm Zhongming Hua
. kezhenxu94 Zhenxu Ke
. iakhan Imteyaz Khan
. lizhen Zhen Li
. kirito Jingfeng Xu

Incubation status reports

Incubation work items

Project Setup

This is the first phase of 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
2018-02-16 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist.\ arks/naming.html Please follow the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name.
N/A 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 If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.
2018-02-16 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.


date item
2018-02-20 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2018-02-20 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2018-02-20 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).
2018-02-20 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence).
2018-02-28 Migrate the project to Apache infrastructure.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2019-04-18 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
2019-04-18 Give all Mentors access to the incubator SVN repository. (to be done by the Incubator PMC chair or an Incubator PMC Member with karma for the authorizations file)
2019-04-18 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
date item
2018-03-08 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.
2018-03-08 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Verify distribution rights

date item
2018-06-07 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.
2018-06-07 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.

Establish a list of active committers

date item
2018-09-05 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
2018-09-05 Add all active committers in the relevant section above.
2018-09-05 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts in LDAP.

Project specific

Add project specific tasks here.


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
  • 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
  • Are project decisions being made in public by the committers? YES
  • Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers? YES

Licensing awareness

  • Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowledged by all committers? YES

Project Specific

Add project specific tasks here.


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?
  • 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?