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From Bryan Thompson <br...@blazegraph.com>
Subject Re: Draft report
Date Tue, 10 May 2016 14:08:14 GMT
+1

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Patricia Shanahan <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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