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Apache Trafodion Incubation Status

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


Trafodion is a webscale SQL-on-Hadoop solution enabling transactional or operational workloads on Hadoop.

The Trafodion project graduated on 2017-12-20

News (latest first)

  • 2017-05-01: Apache Trafodion 2.1.0-incubating released!
  • 2017-03-10: Welcome Yi Zhang (Eason) as new committer!
  • 2017-03-08: Welcome Pierre Smits and Arvind Narain as new PPMC members!
  • 2017-02-09: Sandhya Sundaresan is our new Release Manager. She takes over for Gunnar, who resigned on Feb. 5th.
  • 2016-09-19: Gunnar Tapper is our new Release Manager for Trafodion 2.1.
  • 2016-08-19: Welcome Ming Liu as a new committer and PPMC member.
  • 2016-08-18: Welcome Steve Varnau as new PPMC member.
  • 2016-07-07: Apache Trafodion 2.0.1-incubating released!
  • 2016-07-05: Welcome Gunnar Tapper as a new committer and PPMC member.
  • 2016-06-06: Apache Trafodion 2.0.0-incubating released!
  • 2016-02-25: Welcome RuoYu Zuo as a new committer.
  • 2016-01-07: Apache Trafodion 1.3.0-incubating released!
  • 2015-12-08: Our Apache Incubator website has been redesigned; come check it out and send us feedback.
  • 2015-11-13: Welcome Selvaganesan Govindarajan as new committer and PPMC member.
  • 2015-11-13: Welcome Hans Zeller as new committer and PPMC member.
  • 2015-11-13: Welcome Anoop Sharma as new committer and PPMC member.
  • 2015-10-14: Welcome Arvind Narain as new committer.
  • 2015-08-27: Welcome Pierre Smits as new committer.
  • 2015-08-18: Welcome Steve Varnau as new committer.
  • 2015-05-24 Project enters incubation.

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
2015-09-18 Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist. Please follow the guide to ensure a suitable project/product name.. Please see: PODLINGNAMESEARCH-79 for the discussion.
- 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
20150526 Ask infrastructure to create source repository modules and grant the committers karma.
20150626 Ask infrastructure to set up and archive mailing lists.
20150624 Ask infrastructure to set up issue tracker (JIRA, Bugzilla).
06-01-2015 Ask infrastructure to set up wiki (Confluence, Moin).
06-01-2015 Migrate the project to our infrastructure.

Mentor-related responsibility/oversight

date item
06-01-2015 Subscribe all Mentors on the pmc and general lists.
- 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)
12-15-2015 Tell Mentors to track progress in the file 'trunk/content/projects/trafodion.html'
date item
06-19-2015 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.
06-19-2015 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
2016-01-07 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.
2016-01-07 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
06-19-2015 Check that all active committers have submitted a contributors agreement.
2016-06-07 Add all active committers to the contributors page.
06-19-2015 Ask root for the creation of committers' accounts on

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?