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Streams Project Incubation Status

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

The Streams project graduated on 2017-07-19


Apache Streams (incubating) unifies a diverse world of digital profiles and online activities into common formats and vocabularies, and makes these datasets accessible across a variety of databases, devices, and platforms for streaming, browsing, search, sharing, and analytics use-cases.

Project info

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
2012 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.
2012 If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project, then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.
2012 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
2012 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
2012 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
2012 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).
2012 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence, Moin).
N/A Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
2012 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
2012 Give all Mentors access to the incubator Git repository. (to be done by the Incubator PMC chair or an Incubator PMC Member wih karma for the authorizations file)
2012 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'incubator/projects/{}.html'
answer date item
TBD TBD 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.
TBD TBD Check and make sure that the files that have been donated have been updated to reflect the new ASF copyright.

Verify distribution rights

answer date item
TBD TBD 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.
TBD TBD Check and make sure that all source code distributed by the project is covered by an approved licenses.

Licensing awareness

answer date item
TBD TBD Are all licensing, trademark, credit issues being taken care of and acknowleged by all committers?


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

answer date item
YES 2017 Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified and acknowledged as committers on the project?
YES 2017 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.)
YES 2017 Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?
YES 2017 Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by all of the committers?


Things to check for before voting the project out.

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project

answer date item
N/A N/A If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?
TBD TBD If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

Incubator sign-off

answer date item
TBD TBD Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all of the above tasks?