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From Dan Rollo <danro...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Draft report
Date Fri, 13 May 2016 14:26:01 GMT
+1


From: Bryan Thompson <bryan@blazegraph.com <mailto:bryan@blazegraph.com>>
Subject: Re: Draft report
Date: May 10, 2016 at 10:08:14 AM EDT
To: "<dev@river.apache.org <mailto:dev@river.apache.org>>" <dev@river.apache.org
<mailto:dev@river.apache.org>>


+1

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org <mailto:pats@acm.org>>
wrote:

> +1
> 
> On 5/9/2016 7:59 AM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> 
>> This is a draft for the May 2016 board report.
>> 
>> ======================================================================
>> 
>> ## Description:
>> - Apache River software provides a standards-compliant JINI service.
>> 
>> ## Issues:
>> - As discussed under "Health report", the project does have issues to
>> deal with, but it also has a functioning PMC to deal with them.
>> 
>> ## Activity:
>> - The main activity is preparing for the next release, currently
>> renamed 2.3.0
>> 
>> ## Health report:
>> - One of the active PMC members has resigned (moved to emeritus list).
>> Given the small size of the active core, this is a significant blow,
>> triggering discussion of the state and future of the project.
>> 
>> - The project has technical issues, including age of code, lack of
>> support for use in languages other than Java, lack of support for
>> Android, and dependence on Java serialization.
>> 
>> - Possibly as a result of the technical issues, there may be a tapering
>> off of interest in the project, making it hard to attract new committers
>> and PMC members.
>> 
>> - Future paths that will be considered by the PMC include carrying on
>> as-is, making radical changes possibly in the direction of IoT, or going
>> to the attic. We intend to complete at least one more release first.
>> 
>> ## PMC changes:
>> - Currently 13 PMC members.
>> - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
>> - Greg Trasuk resigned
>> - Last PMC addition was Bryan Thompson on Sun Aug 30 2015
>> 
>> ## Committer base changes:
>> 
>> - Currently 13 committers.
>> - No new committers added in the last 3 months
>> - Last committer addition was Bryan Thompson at Mon Aug 31 2015
>> 
>> ## Releases:
>> 
>> - river-jtsk-2.2.3 was released on Sat Feb 20 2016

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