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Ratis Project Incubation Status

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

The Ratis project graduated on 2021-2-17


The Ratis Project Ratis is an open source java implementation for RAFT consensus protocol


  • 2017-01-03 Project enters incubation.
  • 2018-07-15 Apache Ratis 0.2.0-incubating released.
  • 2019-04-21 Apache Ratis 0.3.0-incubating released.
  • 2019-09-12 Apache Ratis 0.4.0-incubating released.
  • 2020-02-04 Apache Ratis 0.5.0-incubating released.
  • 2020-07-20 Apache Ratis 1.0.0-incubating released. A GA quality release!!

Project info

item type reference
Website www
. wiki
Mailing list dev
. commits
. issues
. user
Bug tracking . Ratis Jira
Source code git Ratis git
Mentors . .
. arp Arpit Agarwal
. ddas Devaraj Das
. umamahesh Uma Maheswara Rao G
Committers . .
. jing9 Jing Zhao
. szetszwo Tsz Wo Nicholas Sze
. ddas Devaraj Das
. enis Enis Soztutar
. aengineer Anu Engineer
. arp Arpit Agarwal
. cnauroth Chris Nauroth
. jghoman Jakob Homan
. mayank Mayank Bansal
. xyao Xiaoyu Yao
. cliang Chen Liang
. hanishakoneru Hanisha Koneru
. liuml07 Mingliang Liu
. umamahesh Uma Maheswara Rao G
. jitendra Jitendra Pandey
. elserj Josh Elser
. ljain Lokesh Jain
. elek Marton Elek
. msingh Mukul Kumar Singh
. shashikant Shashikant Banerjee
. ankit Ankit Singhal
. runzhiwang Jie Wang
. huiyingkit Kit Hui
. rajeshbabu Rajeshbabu Chintaguntla
. ssa Sergey Soldatov
. swagle Siddharth Wagle
. vrodionov Vladimir Rodionov

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
2020-02-13 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist. Please follow the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name. Name Search jira PODLINGNAMESEARCH-160
2017-01-23 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.
2017-01-23 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
2017-01-23 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2017-01-31 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2017-01-31 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).
2017-02-16 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence, Moin).
2017-01-23 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2017-01-31 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
2017-01-31 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)
2017-02-01 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
date item
2017-02-01 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.
2017-01-31 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
2017-02-15 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.
2017-02-15 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.
2017-01-31 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 acknowledged 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?