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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: Draft report
Date Tue, 10 May 2016 14:06:12 GMT
+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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