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From Patricia Shanahan <p...@acm.org>
Subject Re: May Board Report
Date Sun, 13 May 2018 13:59:34 GMT
+1, but get it submitted as soon as possible.

On 5/13/2018 6:58 AM, Bryan Thompson wrote:
> Peter, the report is Ok.
> 
> +1
> 
> Bryan
> 
> On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 17:07 Peter Firmstone <peter.firmstone@zeus.net.au>
> wrote:
> 
>> Actually we can still submit up to 24 hours prior to the meeting.
>>
>> Does anyone have any thoughts or anything they want to add?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Peter.
>>
>> On 12/05/2018 8:41 AM, Peter wrote:
>>> This board report is due, however it will need to be delayed until June,
>>> I have been aware since last month that it needed to be done.
>>> ## Description:
>>>
>>> - Apache River provides a platform for dynamic discovery and lookup
>>>     search of network services.  Services may be implemented in a number
>>>     of languages, while clients are required to be jvm based (presently at
>>>     least), to allow proxy jvm byte code to be provisioned dynamically.
>>> ## Issues:
>>>
>>> No significant issues requiring board attention at this time.
>>>
>>> ## Activity:
>>>
>>> Interest in making Jini specifications programming language agnostic.
>>>
>>> Release roadmap:
>>>
>>> River 3.1 - Modular build restructure (&   binary release)
>>> River 3.2 - Input validation 4 Serialization, delayed unmarshalling&
>>> safe ServiceRegistrar  lookup service.River 3.3 - OSGi support
>>>
>>> ## Health report:
>>>
>>> - Minimal activity at present on dev.
>>> - Some recent commit activity, around modular build.
>>>
>>> - Future Direction:
>>>
>>>      * Target IOT space with support for OSGi and IPv6 (security fixes
>>>        required prior to announcement)   * Input validation for java
>> deserialization - prevents DOS and
>>>        Gadget attacks.
>>>      * IPv6 Multicast Service Discovery (River currently only supports
>>>        IPv4 multicast discovery).
>>>      * Delayed unmarshalling for Service Lookup and Discovery (includes
>>>        SafeServiceRegistrar mentioned in release roadmap), so
>>>        authentication can occur prior to downloading service proxy's,
>>>        this addresses a long standing security issue with service lookup
>>     while significantly improving performance under some use cases.
>>>      * Security fixes for SSL endpoints, updated to TLS v1.2 with
>> removal     of support for insecure cyphers.
>>>      * Maven build to replace existing ant built that uses
>>>        classdepandjar, a bytecode dependency analysis build tool.
>>>      * Updating the Jini specifications.
>>>
>>> ## PMC changes:
>>>
>>> - Currently 12 PMC members.
>>> - Last PMC addition was Dan Rollo on Fri 1st December 2017
>>>
>>> ## Committer base changes:
>>>
>>> - Currently 16 committers.
>>>
>>> ## Releases:
>>>
>>> - River-3.0.0 was released on Wed Oct 05 2016
>>>
>>> ## Mailing list activity:
>>>
>>> - Relatively quiet .
>>>
>>> ## JIRA activity:
>>>
>>> - Activity around making Jini specifications programming language
>>>     agnostic.- Some additional bug reports
>>>
>>
>>
> 

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