ASF Board report for Groovy Februrary 2018

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ASF Board report for Groovy Februrary 2018


Guillaume asked me to send through this report.


Groovy board report for February

## Description:

Apache Groovy is a multi-faceted programming language for the Java platform.
Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-
typing and static compilation capabilities, aimed at multiplying developers’
productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It
integrates smoothly with any Java program, and immediately delivers to your
application powerful features, including scripting capabilities, Domain-
Specific Language authoring, first class functional programming support and
runtime and compile-time meta-programming.

## Issues:

There is one point of interest and one on-going issue.

 - Groovy recognition program: The wider Groovy community has expressed a
   keen interest in creating a recognition scheme (perhaps called Groovy
   Stars or Groovy Champions) to recognise major past and present
   contributions across the many projects within the Groovy ecosystem. It is
   anticipated that the scheme would operate in a similar fashion to the
   fairly widely known Java Champions scheme for Java[1]. The Apache Groovy
   project is now also discussing this proposal[2]. At this point, no board
   action is required but we'd welcome any feedback and we'll escalate if
   needed depending on how the proposal unfolds. We'll be endeavouring to
   ensure that should the scheme go ahead it will meet all requirements from
   the Apache side from a branding/trademarks point of view.


 - Website migration: An additional step to completing the website migration
   was done. The website had custom embedded Nabble integration which has
   been disabled in favor of using the normal Nabble UI on their site and
   instead more actively promoting (Apache Pony Mail). Final
   steps can now commence to complete the migration.

## Activity:

 - This quarter, 322 commits were contributed from 11 contributors including
   6 non-committer contributors (1 new).
 - The project crossed over 50 million downloads for the 2017 calendar year.

## Health report:

 - Our release train velocity has been maintained, and there seems to be a
   healthy level of discussion about project direction on the mailing lists.

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 10 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was John Wagenleitner on Sun Apr 02 2017

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 18 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Sergei Egorov at Thu Dec 08 2016

## Releases:

 - 2.4.13 was released on Thu Nov 23 2017
 - 2.6.0-alpha-2 was released on Wed Nov 15 2017
 - 3.0.0-alpha-1 was released on Wed Nov 29 2017

## Mailing list activity:

    - 415 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
    - 207 emails sent to list (113 in previous quarter)

    - 235 subscribers (down -9 in the last 3 months):
    - 541 emails sent to list (201 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:

 - 97 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 52 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months