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Isis Project Incubation Status

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

The Isis project graduated on 2012-10-17


The Isis project will be an extensible standards-based framework to rapidly develop and enterprise level deploy domain-driven (DDD) applications.


  • 2012-10-17 Isis graduates from the incubator
  • 2012-09-24 New committer: Jeroen van der Wal
  • 2012-02-20 Released version 0.2.0-incubating
  • 2011-07-14 Released version 0.1.2-incubating
  • 2010-09-07 Isis has been accepted to enter incubation

Project info

item type reference
Website www
. wiki
Mailing list dev dev @
previously: isis-dev @
Mailing list users users @
previously: isis-users @
. commits commits @
previously: isis-commits @
Bug tracking .
Source code GIT
People . See below

The project team consists of:

apache id name mentor? ppmc? committer? alumni?
struberg Mark Struberg Y Y Y .
bimargulies Benson Margulies Y Y Y .
sgoeschl Siegfried Goeschl Y Y Y .
mnour Mohammad Nour El-Din Y Y Y .
danhaywood Daniel Keir Haywood . Y Y .
kevin Kevin Meyer . Y Y .
rmatthews Robert Charles Matthews . Y Y .
dslaughter David Slaughter . Y Y .
themalkolm Alexander Krasnukhin . Y Y .
jcvanderwal Jeroen van der Wal . Y Y .
uli Ulrich Stärk . . Y .

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
2010-09-21 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist and check to be sure that the name is not already trademarked for an existing software product.
STATUS: Done. Made sure that both Isis and Apache Isis are not used.
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
STATUS: not applicable.
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.
STATUS: not applicable.
2010-09-07 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.
STATUS: not applicable; see mailing list thread


date item
2010-09-28 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
(see INFRA-2996 and INFRA-3000)
2010-09-09 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
(see INFRA-2971)
2010-09-21 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).
(see INFRA-2997)
2010-09-21 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence, Moin).
(see INFRA-3001)
2010-10-20 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.
(see INFRA-2972) umbrella ticket and in particular the INFRA-3066 ticket to import code)

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2010-09-01 Identify all the Mentors for the incubation, by asking all that can be Mentors.
(see Vote thread)
2010-09-09 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
(see INFRA-2971)
2010-09-28 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)
2010-09-21 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
(see Notification e-mail)
date item
2010-09-26 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.
2011-03-18 Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.
(see ISIS-1).

Verify distribution rights

date item
2011-03-18 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.
Done as part of voting on first release, 0.1.2-incubating.
2010-07-10 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.
Done as part of voting on first release, 0.1.2-incubating

Establish a list of active committers

date item
2010-09-26 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
(see Notification e-mail, Confirmation e-mail for Alexander Krasnukhin, Confirmation e-mail for David Slaughter)
2010-10-18 Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
(see ISIS-2)
2010-10-05 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on
(see INFRA-3000)

Project specific



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

Licensing awareness

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

Project Specific



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?