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SINGA Project Incubation Status

This page tracks the project status during incubation. For more details, please visit the project website.

The SINGA project graduated on 2019-10-16


SINGA is a distributed, scalable platform for deep learning.


  • 2015-03-17 Project enters incubation.

Project info

  • link to the main website
  • link to the page(s) that tell how to participate (Website,Mailing lists,Bug tracking,Source code)
  • link to the project status file (Committers,non-incubation action items,project resources, etc)

If the project website and code repository are not yet setup, use the following table:

item type reference
Website www
. wiki .
Mailing list dev
. commits
Bug tracking .
Source code Git
Mentors gates Alan Gates
. tdunning Ted Dunning
. thejas Thejas Nair
Committers wangwei Wang Wei
. dinhtta Anh Dinh
. wangsh Wang Sheng
. jinyang Jinyang Gao
. kaiping Zheng Kaiping
. zhaojing Luo Zhaojing
. zhongle Xie Zhongle
. ooibc Ooi Beng Chin
. tankl Tan Kian-Lee
. cg Chen Gang
. moaz Moaz Reyad

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
2015-04-03 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist. Please follow the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name.


date item
2015-03-31 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2015-03-31 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2015-03-31 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2015-03-31 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
2015-04-18 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
date item
2015-03-31 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.

Verify distribution rights

date item
2015-03-01. 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.
2015-03-01 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
2015-04-03 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
2015-04-17 Add all active committers in the STATUS file.
2015-04-07 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on

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?
  • 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 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?