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MXNet Project Incubation Status

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


MXNet is an open-source deep learning framework that allows you to define, train, and deploy deep neural networks on a wide array of devices, from cloud infrastructure to mobile devices. It is highly scalable, allowing for fast model training, and supports a flexible programming model and multiple languages.


  • 2017-01-23 Project enters incubation.

Project info

item type reference
Website www
wiki MXNet Wiki
Social Media Blog MXNet Blog
YouTube MXNet YouTube channel
Reddit MXNet Reddit
Twitter Twitter @ApacheMXNet
Mailing list dev (archive)
. user (archive)
. commits (archive)
. issues (archive)
Bug tracking Github
Source code Git
Mentors jasondai Jason Dai
. bob Bob Paulin
. ssc Sebastian Schelter
. mjwall Michael Wall
. weimer Markus Weimer
. bayard Henri Yandell
Committers nswamy Naveen Swamy
. pluskid Chiyuan Zhang
. codingcat Nan Zhu
. zihaolucky Zihao Zheng
. qkou Qiang Kou
. terrytangyuan Yuan Tang
. hotpxl Yutian Li
. hliu Hongliang Liu
. skm Sandeep Krishnamurthy
. tqchen Tianqi Chen
. ziheng Ziheng Jiang
. sxjscience Xingjian Shi
. jspisak Joe Spisak
. ldpe2g Liang Depeng
. the Tong He
. liuyizhi YiZhi Liu
. muli Mu Li
. bingxu Bing Xu
. gengyifeng Yifeng Geng
. yzhang87 Yu Zhang
. ozawa Tsuyoshi Ozawa
. jxie Eric Xie
. cjolivier01 Chris Olivier
. indhub Indhu Bharathi
. lxn2 Ly Nguyen
. yajiedesign Shiwen Hu
. jianzhangzju Jian Zhang
. terrychen Terry Chen
. haibin Haibin Lin
. madjam Madan Jampani
. zhasheng Sheng Zha
. anirudh2290 Anirudh Subramanian
. ziyue Ziyue Huang
. jianzhangzju Jian Zhang
. marcoabreu Marco de Abreu
. cmeier Carin Meier
. reminisce Jun Wu
. sergeykolychev Sergey Kolychev
. zhreshold Zhi Zhang

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
2017-02-02 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist. 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.
2017-01-23 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
2017-01-24 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2017-07-28 Transfer source code to Apache GitHub repository.
2017-06-23 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence).
2017-07-28 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2017-01-24 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
2017-01-24 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)
2017-01-23 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
date item
n/a 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.
....-..-.. 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
....-..-.. 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.
....-..-.. 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
2017-02-15 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
2017-02-15 Add all active committers in the relevant section above.
2017-02-15 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts in LDAP.

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?
  • 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

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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?
  • 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?