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NiFi Project Incubation Status

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

The Apache NiFi project graduated as a TLP on July 15th 2015

The NiFi project graduated on 2015-07-15


Apache NiFi is an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to process and distribute data.


  • 2015-07-15: The ASF Board has approved the resolution to create Apache NiFi as TLP
  • 2015-06-13: Welcome Bryan Bende as a new committer and PPMC member
  • 2015-05-26: Welcome Dan Bress as a new committer and PPMC member
  • 2015-05-17: Apache NiFi 0.1.0 (incubating) released!
  • 2015-03-17: Welcome Aldrin Piri as a new committer and PPMC member
  • 2015-03-16: Apache NiFi 0.0.2 (incubating) released!
  • 2015-01-29: Apache NiFi 0.0.1 (incubating) released!
  • 2015-01-17: Welcome Jenn Barnabee as a new committer and PPMC member
  • 2014-12-08: Source code made available. "master" branch is the code as contributed until our first release. "develop" branch is the code as it is evolving toward a release.
  • 2014-11-24: Project enters incubation.

Project info

item type reference
Website www
Mailing list dev
. commits
. users
Issue tracking .
Source code Git
Source code Git (Mirror)
Source code (for web site) SVN
Mentors billie Billie Rinaldi
. arvind Arvind Prabhakar
. wikier Sergio Fernandez
. bimargulies Benson Margulies
. drew Drew Farris
. brock Brock Noland
. apurtell Andrew Purtell
Committers aldrin Aldrin Piri
. devriesb Brandon DeVries
. jcarey Jason Carey
. jbarnabee Jenn Barnabee
. joewitt Joseph Witt
. markap14 Mark Payne
. mcgilman Matt Gilman
. taftster Adam Taft
. tkurc Tony Kurc
. bbende Bryan Bende
. danbress Dan Bress

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
2014-11-24 Apache NiFi accepted by vote of the Incubator PMC.


date item
2014-12-08 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2014-11-25 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2014-12-05 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).
2015-05-28 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence, Moin).
2014-12-08 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2014-12-01 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
2014-12-01 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)
2014-12-01 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
date item
2015-01-14 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.
2014-12-18 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
2014-12-29 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.
2014-12-29 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
2014-11-26 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
2014-12-01 Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
2014-11-26 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on

Project specific

date item
2014-12-21 Update README with Export Control/ECCN Notice. Updated Apache ECCN XML. Send Export Control Notification.


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

Add project specific tasks here.


Things to check for before voting the project out.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

  • If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it? YES July 15 2015

Incubator sign-off

  • Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks? YES. June 2015.