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Amber

21 Nov 2012

Amber has been incubating since July 2010. Amber is a project to develop
a Java library which provides an API specification for, and an unconditionally
compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications.
OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to authenticate and authorise access
by another party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share
their username and password credentials.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 - Attract users and developers
 - Start to execute the graduation plan

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?

 - No particularly issues at the moment

How has the community developed since the last report?

 New users / devs show up on the mailing lists both contributing patches and
 asking for guidance/release.

How has the project developed since the last report

 After the Amber first release (amber-0.22-incubating) seems that the
 community has taken a little hiatus. Next challenge is to comply against
 the just released RFC 6749 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6749). Since the
 last report we fixed some issues for aligning with latest OAuth
 specification.

Signed-off-by: wave (as shepherd)
IPMC comments:
 wave: I think that Amber is ready to graduate - the traffic on the ML is
       down but indicates that some might use Amber if it were a TLP. I see
       starts to the process, I think that the mentors just need to give the
       podling some nudges. Some status updates to the mentor lists and
       sign-offs are in order as well.

15 Aug 2012

Amber has been incubating since July 2010. Amber is a project to develop
a Java library which provides an API specification for, and an
unconditionally
compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications.
OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to authenticate and authorise access
by another party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share
their username and password credentials.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 - Attract users and developers
 - Start to think about a  graduation plan

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

 No particularly issues at the moment

How has the community developed since the last report?

 New users / devs show up on the mailing lists both contributing patches
 and asking for guidance/release

 Fraunhofer AISEC decided to donate their UMA implementation based on
 OAuth 2.0
(http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/uma/Fraunhofer+AISEC+Implementation+FAQ)
 to Amber (see AMBER-57). Amber PPMCs are evaluating how to move forward.

How has the project developed since the last report

 - The legal issue that slowed down the project significantly has been
   finally solved, see LEGAL-134
 - Fixed a bunch of issues for aligning with latest OAuth specification
 - amber-0.22-incubating (Amber first release) has been officially approved
   and ready to be used.

Signed-off-by: Raymond Feng (rfeng), mfranklin, jukka
IPMC comments:
mfranklin: Everything looks good with community & project. Status page needs
           to be updated and all items signed off before graduation.
    jukka: Congratulations on the release and especially on successfully
           navigating through the legal issue!

16 May 2012

Amber has been incubating since July 2010. Amber is a project to develop
a Java library which provides an API specification for, and an unconditionally
compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications.
OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to authenticate and authorise access
by another party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share
their username and password credentials.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 - Clarify status of code grant
 - Attract users and developers
 - Generate a release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware of?

 - We need copyright signoff from University of Newcastle or some guidance
   on how to proceed.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Raymond Feng joined in as a mentor
 - New users / devs show up on the mailing lists both contributing patches
   and asking for guidance/release

How has the project developed since the last report

 - an attempt to clarify the legal issue is on going see LEGAL-134
 - Fixed a bunch of issues for aligning with latest OAuth specification

Signed off by mentor: rfeng

15 Feb 2012

Amber has been incubating since July 2010. Amber is a project to develop
a Java library which provides an API specification for, and an
unconditionally compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0
specifications.  OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to authenticate and
authorise access by another party to resources they control while avoiding the
need to share their username and password credentials.

A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation

 - Clarify status of code grant
 - Attract users and developers
 - Generate a release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

 - We need copyright signoff from University of Newcastle

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - Antonion Sanso joined in as a new committer and PPMC member
 - Raymond Feng has expressed his availability to join as a mentor
 - Simone Tripodi, Amber 'father' joined back (he'd gone emeritus before)

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Fixed a bunch of issues for aligning with latest OAuth specification
 - Updated and improved Amber website also to face T requirements

Signed off by mentor:

21 Dec 2011

DID NOT REPORT

16 Nov 2011

DID NOT REPORT

17 Aug 2011

Amber has been incubating since July 2010. Amber is a project to develop a
Java library which provides an API specification for, and an unconditionally
compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications.
OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to authenticate and authorise access
by another party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share
their username and password credentials.

The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are:

- Clarify status of code grant
- Attract users and developers
- Generate a release

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:

- Community activity is relatively low

How has the community developed since the last report

- Some users have started asking for help or getting started guides on the
mailing list

How has the project developed since the last report

- Work has begun on updating the OAuth implementation
- Discussion about preparing for an initial release is ongoing

19 May 2011

Amber has been incubating since July 2010. Amber is a project to develop a
Java library which provides an API specification for, and an unconditionally
compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications.
OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to authenticate and authorise access
by another party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share
their username and password credentials.

The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are:

 - Attract users and developers
 - Generate a release

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:

 - Community activity is relatively low

How has the community developed since the last report

 - Some users have started asking for help or getting started guides on the
mailing list

How has the project developed since the last report

 - Fixed some bugs
 - Removed LGPL licensed files from website

16 Feb 2011

Amber has been incubating since July 2010. Amber is a project to
develop a Java library which provides an API specification for, and an
unconditionally compliant implementation of the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and
v2.0 specifications. OAuth is a mechanism that allows users to
authenticate and authorise access by another party to resources they
control while avoiding the need to share their username and password
credentials.

The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are:

* Attract users and developers
* Generate a release

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:

* Community activity is relatively low

How has the community developed since the last report

* Two new committers have joined the project, after contributing some code

How has the project developed since the last report

* An OAuth 2.0 implementation called Leeloo has been contributed to the project
* OAuth 1.0 code previously contributed, has been integrated with the project

17 Nov 2010

Amber is a project to develop a Java library which provides an API
specification for, and an unconditionally compliant implementation of the
OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications. OAuth is a mechanism that allows
users to authenticate and authorise access by another party to resources
they control while avoiding the need to share their username and password
credentials.

The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are:

 * attract new users and developers
 * making a release

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:

 * community activity is very low and committers/mentors have been quite
dormant lately

How has the community developed since the last report

 * No change

How has the project developed since the last report

 * A couple of issues on spec-api have been fixed.
 * Site has been prepared and is being published.
 * Amber has been presented at latest Apache Retreat in UK, a couple of
people talked about possibly contributing OAuth v2.0 implementation.
 * Work being done on signature-api to fix RSA algorithm.

18 Aug 2010

Amber is a project to develop a Java library which provides an API
specification for, and an unconditionally compliant implementation of
the OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications. OAuth is a mechanism
that allows users to authenticate and authorize access by another
party to resources they control while avoiding the need to share their
username and password credentials.

The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are:

 * attract new users and developers
 * making a release

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:

 * Involved people have been very busy due to personal/business issues in
the last month.

Latest activity:

 * apply the API definition choices approved by the community.
 * started implementing the Signing algorithms.

Next steps:

 * finalize the API definition.
 * implementation of different specification versions (client and server).

Community:

 * The community is in the first stages of formation and solely
consists of the developers, though a few users start to appear on the
mailing lists.

21 Jul 2010

Amber is a project to develop a Java library which provides an API
specification for, and an unconditionally compliant implementation of the
OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications. OAuth is a mechanism that allows
users to authenticate and authorize access by another party to resources
they control while avoiding the need to share their username and password
credentials.

The most important issues that must be addressed before graduation are:

 * attract new users and developers
 * making a release

Latest activity:

 * The initial developers are discussing about API definition, modules'
design and build process.
 * Code from Amber lab and Pid's OAuth contribution has been committed.
 * A short talk has been given about OAuth and Amber at the London Java
Community Unconference.

Next steps:

 * apply the API definition choices approved by the community
 * implementation of different specification versions (client and server)

Community:

 * The community is in the first stages of formation and solely consists of
the developers, though a few users start to appear on the mailing lists.

16 Jun 2010

Amber is a project to develop a Java library which provides an API
specification for, and an unconditionally compliant implementation of the
OAuth v1.0, v1.0a and v2.0 specifications. OAuth is a mechanism that allows
users to authenticate and authorise access by another party to resources
they control while avoiding the need to share their username and password
credentials.

The Incubator PMC / ASF Board should be aware that:

The community is in the first stages of formation and solely consists of the
developers.

The project has begun with the contribution of code from the initial
developers.