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The project produces Open Source software, for distribution to the public at no charge. 

YES. The project source is licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0.
The project's code is easily discoverable and publicly accessible.YES. Apache Atlas source is available on [b]. In Addition Atlas Home Page [c] provides link to the source code in git hub [d]
The code can be built in a reproducible way using widely available standard tools.YES. The project provides build instructions [e] via Maven build

The full history of the project's code is available via a source code control system, in a way that allows any released version to be recreated.

YES. The project uses a git repository [f] and releases are tagged [g]

The provenance of each line of code is established via the source code control system, in a reliable way based on strong authentication of the committer. When third-party contributions are committed, commit messages provide reliable information about the code provenance.

YES. See CD40. Process for code contribution is defined in Atlas wiki [h].


Licenses and Copyright


The code is released under the Apache License, version 2.0.YES. The LICENSE files for source [i] and binary convenience [j] distributions have been reviewed and accepted in release votes.

Libraries that are mandatory dependencies of the project's code do not create more restrictions than the Apache License does.

YES. The list of dependencies have been reviewed and solely include licenses from Category A or Category B [k].

The libraries mentioned in LC20 are available as Open Source software.

YES. See LC20.

Committers are bound by an Individual Contributor Agreement (the "Apache iCLA") that defines which code they are allowed to commit and how they need to identify code that is not their own.

YES. All committers have filed ICLA’s.

The copyright ownership of everything that the project produces is clearly defined and documented. 5

YES. All code donations have an SGA on file.






Releases consist of source code, distributed using standard and open archive formats that are expected to stay readable in the long term.

YES. The Atlas project community verified this during release votes.

Releases are approved by the project's PMC (see CS10), in order to make them an act of the Foundation.

YES. The Incubator PMC has voted and approved releases.

Releases are signed and/or distributed along with digests that can be reliably used to validate the downloaded archives.

YES. The Atlas project community verified this during release votes.
Convenience binaries can be distributed alongside source code but they are not Apache Releases -- they are just a convenience provided with no guarantee.YES. Refer [l] for a release that contains binary convenience artifacts.

The release process is documented and repeatable to the extent that someone new to the project is able to independently generate the complete set of artifacts required for a release.

YES. The release process has been documented [u] and a different release manager has followed the process for each of the project's releases.




The project is open and honest about the quality of its code. Various levels of quality and maturity for various modules are natural and acceptable as long as they are clearly communicated.

YES. The project records all bugs using JIRA [m].

The project puts a very high priority on producing secure software.

YES. The project has devoted considerable effort in securing Hadoop components as well as authorization features.

The project provides a well-documented channel to report security issues, along with a documented way of responding to them.

YES. The project website [c] provides a link to ASF security information [n].

The project puts a high priority on backwards compatibility and aims to document any incompatible changes and provide tools and documentation to help users transition to new features.

YES. The project defines a policy on backwards compatibility between releases [o] as well as public API signatures [p].

The project strives to respond to documented bug reports in a timely manner.

YES. The project fixed more than 1230 issues during incubation [q].





The project has a well-known homepage that points to all the information required to operate according to this maturity model.

YES. The Atlas project website [c] provides links to JIRA, mailing lists, source code, wiki, FQA, etc.

The community welcomes contributions from anyone who acts in good faith and in a respectful manner and adds value to the project.

YES. New users and contributors are welcomed on the mailing lists.

Contributions include not only source code, but also documentation, constructive bug reports, constructive discussions, marketing and generally anything that adds value to the project.

YES. The project has elected many committers based on the source code and documentation contributions.

The community is meritocratic and over time aims to give more rights and responsibilities to contributors who add value to the project.

YES. The project has added at least 5 new committers during incubation.
The way in which contributors can be granted more rights such as commit access or decision power is clearly documented and is the same for all contributors.YES. The project has defined process and criterial for adding committers [r].

The community operates based on consensus of its members (see CS10) who have decision power. Dictators, benevolent or not, are not welcome in Apache projects.

YES. The project works to build consensus among the community and follows ASF voting rules for important decisions such as releasing and adding committers.
The project strives to answer user questions in a timely mannerYES. The project provides detailed answers to user questions within a few hours.

Consensus Building


The project maintains a public list of its contributors who have decision power -- the project's PMC (Project Management Committee) consists of those contributors.We maintain the list of Committers in the project incubation status page.

YES. The PMC members will be listed at [s] once the project graduates.
Decisions are made by consensus among PMC members and are documented on the project's main communications channel. Community opinions are taken into account but the PMC has the final word if needed.YES. The project has been making decisions on the project mailing lists during incubation.

Documented voting rules are used to build consensus when discussion is not sufficient.

YES. The project uses the standard ASF voting rules [t].

In Apache projects, vetoes are only valid for code commits and are justified by a technical explanation, as per the Apache voting rules defined in CS30.

YES. The project rarely uses vetoes and relies on robust code reviews [v]

All "important" discussions happen asynchronously in written form on the project's main communications channel. Offline, face-to-face or private discussions that affect the project are also documented on that channel.

YES. Refer CS20.





The project is independent from any corporate or organizational influence.


Contributors act as themselves as opposed to representatives of a corporation or organization.





T Key Summary Assignee Reporter P Status Resolution Created Updated Due
Bug ATLAS-628 Starting two Atlas instances at the same time causes exceptions in HA mode. Hemanth Yamijala Hemanth Yamijala Blocker Resolved Fixed Apr 04, 2016 Apr 20, 2016
Task ATLAS-673 Install Setup: SOLR Tom Beerbower Erik Bergenholtz Blocker Resolved Fixed Apr 14, 2016 May 13, 2016
Bug ATLAS-659 atlas_start fails on Windows David Kantor David Kantor Blocker Resolved Fixed Apr 11, 2016 May 05, 2016
Bug ATLAS-555 Tag creation from UI fails due to missing description attribute Neeru Gupta Hemanth Yamijala Blocker Resolved Fixed Mar 09, 2016 Mar 11, 2016
Bug ATLAS-573 Inherited attributes disappear from entities after server restart David Kantor David Kantor Blocker Resolved Fixed Mar 17, 2016 Apr 01, 2016
Bug ATLAS-805 Quickstart is failing if run after queries to the business taxonomy API John Speidel Hemanth Yamijala Blocker Resolved Fixed May 18, 2016 May 20, 2016
Bug ATLAS-785 Kerberized cluster: Embedded hbase fails to comeup because not keytab info is found, resulting in atlas failure. Unassigned Ayub Pathan Blocker Resolved Won't Fix May 13, 2016 Jun 15, 2016
Bug ATLAS-797 Tags are not disassociating correctly from entities Unassigned Hemanth Yamijala Blocker Resolved Not A Problem May 17, 2016 Jun 10, 2016
Bug ATLAS-761 UI: is ignoring table parameters Keval Bhatt Ayub Pathan Blocker Resolved Fixed May 09, 2016 Jun 15, 2016
Bug ATLAS-759 HiveHookIT.testAlterTableChangeColumn is consistently failing on master Hemanth Yamijala Hemanth Yamijala Blocker Resolved Fixed May 07, 2016 May 09, 2016
Bug ATLAS-725 UI : Filter out or highlight deleted entities in search result outputs(dsl, text) , schema view, and lineage graph Keval Bhatt Suma Shivaprasad Blocker Resolved Fixed Apr 28, 2016 Jun 20, 2016
Bug ATLAS-723 JSON deserialization regression Neeru Gupta Jeffrey Hagelberg Blocker Resolved Fixed Apr 28, 2016 May 03, 2016
Bug ATLAS-537 Falcon hook failing when tried to submit a process which creates a hive table. Shwetha G S Ayub Pathan Blocker Resolved Fixed Feb 26, 2016 Mar 09, 2016
Bug ATLAS-476 Update type attribute with Reserved characters updated the original type as unknown Hemanth Yamijala Chethana Blocker Resolved Fixed Feb 10, 2016 Mar 08, 2016
Bug ATLAS-474 Server does not start if the type is updated with same super type class information David Kantor Chethana Blocker Resolved Fixed Feb 09, 2016 Jun 29, 2016
Bug ATLAS-691 Update Utilities to support authentication Unassigned Erik Bergenholtz Blocker Resolved Duplicate Apr 21, 2016 Jun 14, 2016
Bug ATLAS-690 Read timed out exceptions when tables are imported into Atlas. Hemanth Yamijala Sharmadha Sainath Blocker Resolved Fixed Apr 20, 2016 May 06, 2016
Bug ATLAS-689 Migrate Atlas-Storm integration to use Storm 1.0 dependencies. Vimal Sharma Hemanth Yamijala Blocker Resolved Fixed Apr 20, 2016 May 17, 2016
Bug ATLAS-405 UI: Lineage is broken seemingly if there are more than one input Processes creating a Dataset Darshan Kumar Hemanth Yamijala Blocker Resolved Fixed Dec 19, 2015 Dec 20, 2015
Bug ATLAS-389 Unable to Deploy VM using Custom Service Offering from application Unassigned Mohana Blocker Resolved Invalid Dec 15, 2015 Dec 15, 2015
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  1.  "For distribution to the public at no charge" is straight from the from the ASF Bylaws at (1)
  2.  Refer LC40. (2)
  3.  It's ok for platforms (like a runtime used to execute our code) to have different licenses as long as they don't impose reciprocal licensing on what we are distributing. (3)
  4. has information about acceptable licenses for third-party dependencies (4)
  5.  In Apache projects, the ASF owns the copyright for the collective work, i.e. the project's releases. Contributors retain copyright on their contributions but grant the ASF a perpetual copyright license for them. (5)
  6.  See for more info on Apache releases (6)
  7.  The required level of security depends on the software's intended uses, of course. Expectations should be clearly documented. (7)
  8.  Apache projects can just point to or use their own security contacts page, which should also point to that. (8)
  9.  In Apache projects, "consensus" means widespread agreement among people who have decision power. It does not necessarily mean "unanimity". (9)
  10.  For Apache projects, defines the voting rules. (10)
  11.  Apache projects have a private mailing list that their PMC is expected to use only when really needed. The private list is typically used for discussions about people, for example to discuss and to vote on PMC candidates privately. (11)
  12.  Independence can be understood as basing the project's decisions on the open discussions that happen on the project's main communications channel, with no hidden agendas. (12)






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