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Axis

15 Mar 2017 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Chris]

## Description

 The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
 software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
 components (both Java and C).

## Issues:

 -  Axis2/C and its sub-projects are inactive and we need to consider moving
    that to Attic as well.  We will move them to Attic before next board
    meeting.
 -  We need to find a volunteer for PMC chair  (with current workload I have
    limited time to work on the project).

## PMC/Committer changes:

 - Currently 62 PMC/Commiters members.
 - No new committers were added in last three month (last addition was in
   June 2016.).

## Releases:

 - No new releases in last three months. Last Axis2 release was on October,
   21 2016 (Axis2 Java 1.7.4).

21 Dec 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Brett]

## Description

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components (both Java and C).

## Issues:

 - Axis2/C project is becoming inactive and we need to consider moving that
   to Attic as well.  We moved another inactive project (Axis1) to attic on
   August, 2016 [1].  PMC will discuss the matter in the mailing list and
   update the board in next board report.

## PMC/Committer changes:

 - Currently 62 PMC/Commiters members.
 - No new committers were added in last three month (last addition was in
   June 2016.).

## Releases:

 - Axis2 Java 1.7.4 - October, 21 206.  This release includes fixes for
   vulnerabilities affecting the admin console as well as a dependency on an
   Apache HttpClient version affected by known security vulnerabilities
   (CVE-2012-6153 and CVE-2014-3577).
 - Axis2 C Project and Sub-projects -  Apr 2009

[1] : https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ATTIC-16

21 Sep 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Chris]

## Description

  The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
  software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
  components (both Java and C stacks as well as Axis1).

## Issues:

 - Axis PMC received Apache Axis2 Vulnerability [VR-436], after evaluating the
   report we realized the claim is about an optional module which can be
   disable via Axis2 to configuration file (axis2.xml).  In addition,
   recommendation for that module is only for debugging and not for production
   use.
 - In previous meeting board requested to report on many inactive sub-projects
   and we have moved Axis1 project to Attic.
 - Regarding other inactive project (i.e., Axis2 C and its sub projects) we
   had a discussion regarding moving some of the inactive projects to Attic
   and also had a vote regarding the same [1].  During the discussion [2]
   three individuals (Rafael Bronzeri, Giorgio Zoppi and Sendil Rajendhran)
   came forward to contribute to the project and now we have given them the
   opportunity and watching the progress.  Unfortunately we do not see enough
   progress and if no progress is made, we will try to move Axis2 C projects
   (and its sub-projects) to Attic as well.

## Activity:

 - A new PMC member/committer was added.

## PMC/Committer changes:

 - Currently 62 PMC/Commiters members.
 - Rafael Bronzeri was added as a PMC member/Committer in June 2016.

## Releases:

 - Axis2 Java Project and Sub-projects - May 30, 2016.
 - Axis2 C Project and Sub-projects -  Apr 2009

[1] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/axis-c-dev/201604.mbox/%3c571A4272.7040109@gmail.com%3e
[2] http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/axis-c-dev/201604.mbox/%3c5718EA04.2020000@gmail.com%3e

17 Aug 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Shane]

No report was submitted.

Mark: also concerned about holding retirement votes on private list

20 Jul 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Brett]

## Description

   The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
   of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary components (both Java and C stacks as well as Axis1).

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
   However, board requested to report on many inactive sub-projects as stated in previous report,
   we had a discussion regarding moving some of the inactive projects to Attic and also had a vote regarding the same [1].
   During the discussion [2] three individuals (Rafael Bronzeri, Giorgio Zoppi and Sendil Rajendhran)
   came forward to contribute to the project and now we have given them the opportunity and watching the progress.
   Now, we have granted Rafael Axis committer access and he contributes to Axis C.


## Activity:
  - A new PMC member/committer was added.

## PMC/Committer changes:
 - Currently 62 PMC/Commiters members.
 - Rafael Bronzeri was added as a PMC member/Committer in June 2016.

## Releases:
 - No releases since last report (since last June, 2016)

[1]  - http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/axis-c-dev/201604.mbox/%3c571A4272.7040109@gmail.com%3e
[2] - http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/axis-c-dev/201604.mbox/%3c5718EA04.2020000@gmail.com%3e

@Mark: Get an improved report for next month

15 Jun 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Brett]

## Description

   The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
   of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary components (both Java and C stacks).

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
   However, we had a discussion regarding moving some of the inactive projects to Attic and also had a vote regarding the same [1].
   During the discussion [2] three individuals (Rafael Bronzeri, Giorgio Zoppi and Sendil Rajendhran)
   came forward to contribute to the project and now we have given them the opportunity and watching the progress.
   If no progress is made we will move the projects to Attic.

## Activity:
  - Received Security  Disclosure - Persistent Cross-Site Scripting in Apache Axis2 ( CVE-2010-3981).
    We addressed it and released the fixed code. Kudos to Andreas for quick fix and the release.
  - Axis PMC was able to release the most waited Axis2 1.7.3 release..

## PMC/Committer changes:

 - Currently 61 PMC/Commiters members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was on July 7 2015

## Releases:
 - Apache Axis2 1.7.3 (May 30, 2016)

## Community activities
  - User list - 16 emails.
  - Dev list - 554 emails ( 157 - Apr, 209-May, 188-June)
  - Commits - 188 commits.

[1]  - http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/axis-c-dev/201604.mbox/%3c571A4272.7040109@gmail.com%3e
[2] - http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/axis-c-dev/201604.mbox/%3c5718EA04.2020000@gmail.com%3e

@Mark: follow up with PMC and get an improved report for next month

18 May 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Mark]

## Description

  The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
  of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
  components (both Java and C stacks).

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
 - Activities around Axis2 Java remained the same,
   however noticeable activeness around Axis C project after attic proposal.
   Few contributors created a plan on contributing to the project,
   as PMC we will keep watching closely to provide the support they need.
 - Release of Axis2 1.7.2.

## PMC/Committer changes:
- Currently 61 PMC/Commiters members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was on July 7 2015

## Releases:
- Apache Axis2 1.7.2 (May 02, 2016)

Report was not approved

@Mark: explain to Axis PMC what the board is looking for in a report

20 Apr 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Marvin]

No report was submitted.

16 Mar 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Sam]

No report was submitted.

17 Feb 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Jim]

## Description

   The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
   of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
   components (both Java and C stacks).

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
   However, before the next board report we will try to take some decisions
   for many of inactive projects (including Axis2 C).

## Activity:
  - Axis PMC was able to release the most waited Axis2 1.7 release,
    huge kudos should go to Andreas for driving the release.

## PMC/Committer changes:

 - Currently 61 PMC/Commiters members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was on July 7 2015

## Releases:
 - Apache Rampart 1.7.0 (January 18, 2016)
 - Apache Axis2 1.7.0 (January 18, 2016)

20 Jan 2016 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Jim]

## Description

   The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
   of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
   components.

## Issues:
 - There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.
   However, it is worth mentioning that Axis2 is ready to release 1.7
   and it would be based on current trunk.

## Activity:
  - 2releases since the last report in November.

## PMC/Committers changes:

 - Currently 61 PMC/Commiters members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Hiranya Jayathilaka on July 7 2015

## Releases:
 - Apache Rampart 1.6.4 (December 28, 2015)
 - Apache Axis2 1.6.4 (December 28, 2015)

## Mailing list activity:

 - user list - 31 emails conversations.
 - dev list - was also active with releases related threads.


## JIRA activity:
 - 9 Jira issues created in the last 3 months
 - 7 Jira issues closed/resolved in the last 3 months

@Jim: Please report again next month

16 Dec 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Bertrand]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

Community
=========
The level of participation in both dev and user lists are relatively active.

Releases
========================
No Axis/Java releases for this quarter, however the team is working on release
for a sub-project Apache Rampart 1.6.3.

Last releases:
Axis2/Java: June 2015

Issues
===========================
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Development
=========================
Number of commits > 80 (Axis2/Java)
Number of JIRA issues (Created 17, Resolved 7)

Thanks,
Deepal

@Jim: please report next month on the Axis/Synapse relationship and release issue

16 Sep 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Rich]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

Community
=========
The level of participation in both dev and user lists are relatively active.

Last Committer/PMC-  Hiranya Jayathilaka (7/2015)

Releases
========================
No Axis/Java releases for this quarter, however the team is working towards
next release by working on releases for dependent projects. We are also making
some progress towards Axis2/C release.

Last releases:
Axis2/Java: June 2015

Issues
===========================
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Development
=========================
Number of commits – 49 (Axis2/Java)
Number of JIRA issues (Created 11, Resolved 7)

15 Jul 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Bertrand]

The trunk and the 1.6 branch have been fixed so that they are buildable with
Java 7, removing an important obstacle from the release process.  An Axis2
1.6.3 release is finally out with 7 binding and 1 non-binding votes, so we had
no problem of finding quorum to vote on the release.  That is clear evidence
that the project is able to provide sufficient oversight over releases.

Regarding the security issue reported on Axis 1.4 (with the subject “security
vulnerability in axis 1.4”) was bogus and we were unable to reproduce it.  We
have already responded back to the person who reported the issue as well as
security@apache.org.

In terms of development we have closed over 75 issues (applied many pending
patches) and received several new patches.

Community
===========
During past few weeks Axis2 was able to boost it community participation, both
user and developer lists were quite active. More importantly we were able to
bring three new contributors (Asanka Dissanayake, Andun Sameera, Ravi
Undupitiya) and they have already started contributing to the project.

Axis2/c project also got a new community (Nadir Amra, Giorgio Zoppi, Rinil
Rushab, and Ilya Tutski) around it and have created a roadmap for the project
and they have agreed to work toward it.

We also voted Hiranya (from Synapse) as an Axis committer with 14 binding
votes.  This is another evidence that Axis has enough quorum to keep the
project active.

Issues
===========
We have started discussion on moving inactive sub-projects to Attic or Archive.
We will include the resolution in next board report.

Given the progress we have made in the project we would like to see the
possibility of switching back to quarterly report schedule.

17 Jun 2015

Terminate the Apache Axis Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it no longer in the best interest
 of the Foundation to continue the Apache Axis project due to inactivity

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Apache Axis project is hereby
 terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Attic PMC be and hereby is tasked with oversight
 over the software developed by the Apache Axis Project; and be it
 further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Axis" is hereby
 terminated; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Axis PMC is hereby terminated

 Special Order 7A, Terminate the Apache Axis Project, was
 tabled.

17 Jun 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Greg]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components. Axis project consists of multiple sub projects: Axis2 (Java),
Axis2 (C), Rampart (Java), Rampart (C), Sandesha, Sandesha2 (C), Savan, and
Axis.

Community
=========

Level of participation on developer community is none, and board raised
several concerns on health of the project. User community was somewhat active
but level of participation was significantly low compared what it used to be.

Releases
========================
No major releases for all the core and sub projects. Axis2 Java was waiting a
release from WS project (Apache AXIOM) and it came available on 6/12/2015. Now
we will push forward an Axis2 release (probably the last release before moving
to attic). Alone with Axis2 many of other sub projects will also have their
own releases.

Last releases:
Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Issues
===========================
Due to the lack of developer participation Axis project cannot stand alone,
one possible proposal would be to merge Axis with WS PMC (it was the case
before), in the same time if Synapse community thinks they can also move to WC
PMC, we should be able to get enough level of active participation.

@Sam if nothing positive happens by next month, the board will vote on a resolution to move the project to the attic

20 May 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Shane]

No report was submitted.

There doesn't appear to be enough energy in this project. No response to requests.

Seems to be some synergy with Synapse.

@Sam: follow up with Axis PMC.

22 Apr 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Sam]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

Community
=========

The level of participation in dev/PMC community was considerably low, while
there were some activities in user community.

No new committers (PMC members) during last quarter.

Releases
========================
Apache Synapse is waiting for an Axis2 release and now Axis2 is also waiting
an Axiom release from WS project. The good news is WS is working on it and
hopefully we will get it soon. Soon after Axiom release we will do a release.
Axis2 release will include (Rampart, Sandesha2 as well).

Last releases:
===================
Axis2/Java: April 2012

Rampart/Java: April 2012

Sandesha2/Java: April 2012

Axis/Java: April 2006

Axis2/C: Apr 2009

Rampart/C: May 2009

Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Issues
===========================
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

@Sam: Need to resolve issues with Synapse PMC; please report next month

18 Mar 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Jim]

No report was submitted.

18 Feb 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Sam]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.


Community
=========
The level of participation in dev community is considerably low.

No new committers (PMC members) during last quarter.


Releases
========================
No releases for this quarter, and currently we are planning for Axis2 java
release. We are also waiting for two release from WS project (Axiom and Woden)
which are needed for Axis2 release.

Last releases:
Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006


Issues
===========================
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

Development
=========================
Number of commits - 5 (Axis2 java)

21 Jan 2015 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Doug]

No report was submitted.

17 Dec 2014 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Brett]

No report was submitted.

@Brett: pursue a report for Axis

15 Oct 2014 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Brett]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

Community
=========

The level of participation in user community is consistent and
healthy.However, developer community is fairly quiet for the period (commits,
JIRA, and dev lists). No new committer/PMC was added for the period.

Releases
========================

There was a continues request from Synapse community for an Axis2 release, due
to the lack of resources in Axis community we could not able to fulfill the
request. However, there is an ongoing discussion on getting  help from Synapse
community to push forward the release.

Last releases:
Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Notes
===========================

Apache Attic completed our request of moving inactive Axis sub projects to
Attic.

Issues
===========================

There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

17 Sep 2014 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Chris]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components. This August Axis2 completed its 10th year journey.


Community
=========

The level of participation is consistent and healthy.

User mailing list continue to be active, while we observed a fair amount of
traffic in developer list.

Releases
========================
No releases for this quarter, and limited time and resources have become a
blocker for the release.

Last releases:
Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006


Issues
===========================
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

@Chris: pursue a proper report for Axis for next month

18 Jun 2014 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Rich]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.


Community
=========

Isuru Suriarachchi was voted as a PMC member in this quarter.

The level of participation is consistent and healthy.

Both user and developer mailing lists continue to be active with a fair amount
of traffic.


Releases
========================
No releases for this quarter.

Last releases:
Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006


Issues
===========================
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

AI Rich: Is the community really healthy? Seems Synapse is asking for a release.

19 Mar 2014 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Chris]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.


Community
=========

No new committers or PMC members were nominated this quarter.
The level of participation is consistent and healthy.

Both user and developer mailing lists continue to be active with a
fair amount of traffic.


Releases
No releases for this quarter.

Last releases:
Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006


Issues
There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

18 Dec 2013 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Doug]

DESCRIPTION
The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

RELEASES
No releases for this quarter.

Last releases:

Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006


Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula [PMC has voted to move
these projects to Attic]

CURRENT ACTIVITY
* PMC has voted to move inactive projects to Attic and a JIRA issue is
created (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-7025).


ISSUES
* There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

18 Sep 2013 [Deepal Jayasinghe / Greg]

DESCRIPTION

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and
maintenance of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks
and subsidiary components.

RELEASES
No releases for this quarter.

Last releases:

Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006
Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula


CURRENT ACTIVITY
* Finding inactive sub-projecs and move them to attic.

COMMUNITY
* PMC Members/Committers: Alex Mantaut, Kishanthan Thangarajah
* We completed the process of PMC chair rotation, and elected a new chair.

ISSUES

* There are no issues requiring board attention at this time.

21 Aug 2013

Change the Apache Axis Project Chair

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Andreas
 Veithen to the office of Vice President, Apache Axis, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation
 of Andreas Veithen from the office of Vice President, Apache
 Axis, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Axis
 project has chosen by vote to recommend Deepal Jayasinghe as the
 successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Andreas Veithen is relieved
 and discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the
 office of Vice President, Apache Axis, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Deepal Jayasinghe be and hereby is
 appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Axis, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or
 until a successor is appointed.

 Special Order 7C, Change the Apache Axis Project Chair, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

17 Jul 2013 [Andreas Veithen / Doug]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and
maintenance of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks
and subsidiary components.

No releases this quarter.

Last releases:

Axis2/Java: April 2012
Rampart/Java: April 2012
Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
Axis/Java: April 2006
Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006
Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula

Project branding status per subproject:

Axis2/Java: OK
Rampart/Java: OK
Sandesha2/Java: OK
Axis2 Transports/Java: not OK; this subproject is in the process of
being merged into Axis2/Java and will disappear as a distinct
subproject
Axis/Java: OK
C/C++ subprojects: no progess because of lack of activity in these subprojects

svnpubsub migration status: both the Web site and the dist area have
been migrated

Community:

* New committer/PMC member: Shameera Rathnayaka, Alex Mantaut
* We started the process of PMC chair rotation; a resolution to change
the Axis PMC chair will likely be proposed to the board for the next
board meeting

AI: Doug: discuss inactive sub-projects with PMC

19 Jun 2013 [Andreas Veithen / Jim]

No report was submitted.

20 Mar 2013 [Andreas Veithen / Bertrand]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary components.

No releases this quarter.

Last releases:

* Axis2/Java: April 2012
* Rampart/Java: April 2012
* Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
* Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
* Axis/Java: April 2006

* Axis2/C: Apr 2009
* Rampart/C: May 2009
* Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
* Savan/C: May 2007
* Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula

Project branding status per subproject:

* Axis2/Java: OK
* Rampart/Java: OK
* Sandesha2/Java: OK
* Axis2 Transports/Java: not OK; this subproject is in the process of being
 merged into Axis2/Java and will disappear as a distinct subproject
* Axis/Java: not OK; the current site (from 2006) will be replaced by a
 1.4.1-SNAPSHOT site which will be compliant

* C/C++ subprojects: no progess because of lack of activity in these
 subprojects

svnpubsub migration status:

* The Web site has already been migrated to svnpubsub.
* Migration of the dist area to svnpubsub not yet done.

Community:

* No issues requiring board attention.

19 Dec 2012 [Andreas Veithen / Jim]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and
maintenance of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks
and subsidiary components.

No releases this quarter.

Last releases:

* Axis2/Java: April 2012
* Rampart/Java: April 2012
* Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
* Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
* Axis/Java: April 2006

* Axis2/C: Apr 2009
* Rampart/C: May 2009
* Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
* Savan/C: May 2007
* Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula

Project branding status per subproject:

* Axis2/Java: OK
* Rampart/Java: OK
* Sandesha2/Java: OK
* Axis2 Transports/Java: not OK; this subproject is in the process of
being merged into Axis2/Java and will disappear as a distinct
subproject
* Axis/Java: not OK; the current site (from 2006) will be replaced by
a 1.4.1-SNAPSHOT site which will be compliant

* C/C++ subprojects: no progress because of lack of activity in these
 subprojects

svnpubsub migration status:

* The Web site has already been migrated to svnpubsub.
* Migration of the dist area to svnpubsub not yet done.

Community:

* No issues requiring board attention.

19 Sep 2012 [Andreas Veithen / Ross]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

No releases this quarter.

Last releases:

* Axis2/Java: April 2012
* Rampart/Java: April 2012
* Sandesha2/Java: April 2012
* Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
* Axis/Java: April 2006

* Axis2/C: Apr 2009
* Rampart/C: May 2009
* Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
* Savan/C: May 2007
* Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula

Project branding status per subproject:

* Axis2/Java: OK
* Rampart/Java: OK
* Sandesha2/Java: OK
* Axis2 Transports/Java: not OK; will likely be merged into Axis2/Java
 and disappear as a distinct subproject (vote in progress)
* Axis/Java: not OK; the current site (from 2006) will be replaced by a
 1.4.1-SNAPSHOT site which will be compliant

* C/C++ subprojects: not OK; Nadir Amra will look into this

svnpubsub migration status:

* The Web site has been successfully migrated to svnpubsub.
* Migration of the dist area to svnpubsub will start soon.

Community:

* No issues requiring board attention.

AI Doug follow up regarding inactive projects

20 Jun 2012 [Andreas Veithen / Brett]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

Releases this quarter:

* Axis2/Java 1.6.2 (RM: Sagara Gunathunga)
* Rampart/Java 1.6.2 (RM: Sagara Gunathunga)
* Sandesha2/Java 1.6.2 (RM: Sagara Gunathunga)

Last releases for other subprojects:

* Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
* Axis/Java: April 2006

* Axis2/C: Apr 2009
* Rampart/C: May 2009
* Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
* Savan/C: May 2007
* Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula

Branding checklist for subprojects with releases in the last quarters
(Axis2/Java, Rampart/Java, Sandesha2/Java):

* Project Naming And Descriptions: OK
* Website Navigation Links: OK
* Trademark Attributions: OK
* Logos and Graphics: TM not yet included in product logos
* Project Metadata: OK

Not yet compliant:

* Axis2/Java Transports
* Axis/Java
* C/C++ subprojects
* Project homepage (needs review anyway)

Community:

* No issues requiring board attention.

21 Mar 2012 [Andreas Veithen / Sam]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance
of software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

Releases this quarter:

* Sandesha2/Java 1.6.1 (RM: Andreas Veithen)

Last releases for other subprojects:

* Axis2/Java: August 2011
* Rampart/Java: October 2011
* Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
* Axis/Java: April 2006

* Axis2/C: Apr 2009
* Rampart/C: May 2009
* Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
* Savan/C: May 2007
* Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula

Branding checklist for subprojects with releases in the last quarters
(Axis2/Java, Rampart/Java, Sandesha2/Java):

* Project Naming And Descriptions: OK
* Website Navigation Links: OK
* Trademark Attributions: OK
* Logos and Graphics: TM not yet included in product logos
* Project Metadata: OK

Not yet compliant:

* Axis2/Java Transports
* Axis/Java
* C/C++ subprojects
* Project homepage (needs review anyway)

Community:

* No issues requiring board attention.
* We voted in a new committer/PMC member: Amila Jayasekara

21 Dec 2011 [Andreas Veithen / Brett]

The Apache Axis project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
components.

Releases this quarter:

* Rampart/Java 1.5.2 (RM: Andreas Veithen)
* Rampart/Java 1.6.1 (RM: Andreas Veithen)

Last releases for other subprojects:

* Axis2/Java: August 2011
* Sandesha2/Java: June 2011
* Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009
* Axis/Java 1.x: April 2006

* Axis2/C: Apr 2009
* Rampart/C: May 2009
* Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
* Savan/C: May 2007
* Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Savan/Java, Kandula

Planned releases for next quarter: Sandesha2/Java 1.6.1, Axis2/Java 1.6.2

Committer diversity: during the reporting period, 11 committers did a total
of 210 commits, with two committers accounting for 87% of all commits. 8 of
the 11 active committers are affiliated with a single company (WSO2).
However, 57% of the commits were done by committers not affiliated with that
company.

Branding checklist for subprojects with releases in the last two quarters
(Axis2/Java, Rampart/Java, Sandesha2/Java):

* Project Naming And Descriptions: OK
* Website Navigation Links: OK
* Trademark Attributions: OK
* Logos and Graphics: TM not yet included in product logos
* Project Metadata: OK

Not yet compliant:

* Axis2/Java Transports
* C/C++ subprojects
* Project homepage (needs review anyway)

Community:

* No issues requiring board attention.
* No new committers/PMC members (during the reporting period).
* A couple of non committers have contributed several good quality patches.
* Several Axis2 related sessions were held during ApacheCon NA 2011,
 including 2 talks, 2 tutorials, a fast feather talk and a BoF.

Props for the nice diversity statistics.

21 Sep 2011 [Andreas Veithen / Bertrand]

Releases this quarter:

* Axis2/Java 1.5.6 (RM: Andreas Veithen)
* Axis2/Java 1.6.1 (RM: Andreas Veithen)

Last releases for other subprojects:

* Sandesha2/Java: June 2011
* Rampart/Java: June 2011
* Axis2 Transports/Java: December 2009

* Axis2/C: Apr 2009
* Rampart/C: May 2009
* Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
* Savan/C: May 2007
* Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Axis/Java 1.x, Savan/Java, Kandula

Planned releases for next quarter: Sandesha2/Java 1.6.1, Rampart/Java
1.5.2 and 1.6.1, Axis2/C 1.7.0

Branding checklist for subprojects with releases in the last two
quarters (Axis2/Java, Rampart/Java, Sandesha2/Java):

* Project Naming And Descriptions: OK
* Website Navigation Links: OK
* Trademark Attributions: OK
* Logos and Graphics: TM not yet included in product logos
* Project Metadata: OK

Not yet compliant:

* Axis2/Java Transports
* C/C++ subprojects
* Project homepage (needs review anyway)

Community:

* No new committers/PMC members.
* No issues requiring board attention.
* We worked closely with the Geronimo folks to produce an Axis2 release
 with several fixes required for Geronimo 3.0.
* Sagara Gunathunga started an initiative to make it easier for new
 people to start contributing to the Axis2/Java project.
* The Axis PMC was incorrectly mentioned in the last infra report as
 having ignored requests to clean up the /dist area. We were able to
 settle the issue with the infra team. We keep two versions of (only)
 the following subprojects in the /dist area: Axis2/Java (1.5.x and
 1.6.x), Rampart/Java (1.5.x and 1.6.x) and Sandesha2/Java (1.4.x and
 1.6.x).

Inactive sub-projects might belong in the Attic. AI Bertrand: discuss Attic with PMC.

15 Jun 2011 [Andreas Veithen / Jim]

Releases this quarter:

Axis2/Java 1.6.0 (RM: Sagara Gunathunga)
Sandesha2/Java 1.6.0 (RM: Sagara Gunathunga)
Rampart/Java 1.6.0 (RM: Sagara Gunathunga)
Axis2/Java 1.5.5 (RM: Andreas Veithen)

Failed releases:

Axis2/Java Transports 1.6.0: incorrect packaging and non conformance to the
branding guidelines

Last releases for other subprojects:

Axis2/C: Apr 2009
Rampart/C: May 2009
Sandesha/C: Oct 2007
Savan/C: May 2007
Axis/C++ 1.x: March 2006

Inactive/abandoned subprojects: Axis/Java 1.x, Savan/Java, Kandula

Branding checklist for projects with releases in the last two quarters
(Axis2/Java, Rampart/Java, Sandesha2/Java):

Project Naming And Descriptions: product names are used as nouns according to
the older version of the guidelines; needs to be changed to conform to the
latest version
Website Navigation Links: OK
Trademark Attributions: OK
Logos and Graphics: TM not yet included in product logos
Project Metadata: OK

Not yet compliant:

Axis2/Java Transports (will be done for the 1.6.0 release)
C/C++ subprojects
Project homepage (needs review anyway)

Noirin wants to have a "Community: nothing to report" comment if only to avoid being hassled by the board.

AI: Jim follow up with Axis PMC chair to improve this.

16 Mar 2011 [Andreas Veithen / Noirin]

Releases this quarter:
* Axis2/Java 1.5.4 (December; RM: Andreas Veithen)
* Sandesha2/Java 1.4 (December; RM: Andreas Veithen)
* Rampart/Java 1.5.1 (January; RM: Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar)

For these releases, the Sandesha2 and Rampart builds were updated to
use the Nexus staging process and to adhere to the latest ASF release
requirements.

Status of the TLP migration:
* We now have a real home page. Kudos to Chanaka Jayasena for working on this.
* For the 1.4 release, the Sandesha2/Java site has been overhauled and
is now fully migrated to the Axis TLP.
* Some subprojects still use or refer to resources of the Web Services
project. To be addressed during next quarter.

Community is healthy. During this quarter, WSO2 organized three hackathons:
* December 21-22, focusing on Axis2/Java and Rampart.
* January 4-6, focusing on blockers and high priority issues for Axis2/Java.
* January 18, 20 and 21, focusing on fixing JAX-WS issues in Axis2.

The Apache project branding requirements have been implemented for all
sub projects that have seen a release during this quarter (except for
the "TM" in the project logos).

New committers:
* Thilina Mahesh Buddhika
* Eranga Jayasundera

19 Jan 2011

Change PMC Chair for Axis Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Glen Daniels to
 the office of Vice President, Apache Axis, and

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of
 Glen Daniels from the office of Vice President, Apache Axis, and

 WHEREAS, the Project Management Committee of the Apache Axis project has
 chosen by vote to recommend Andreas Veithen as the successor to the post;

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Glen Daniels is relieved and
 discharged from the duties and responsibilities of the office of Vice
 President, Apache Axis, and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Andreas Veithen be and hereby is appointed
 to the office of Vice President, Apache Axis, to serve in accordance
 with and subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and the
 Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal
 or disqualification, or until a successor is appointed.

 This resolution was approved unanimously by roll call vote.

15 Dec 2010 [Glen Daniels / Doug]

Tiny report this quarter.

* Axis2 1.5.3 was released on November 12th.  Thanks to Andreas for Release
Managing.

* Community participation continues to be light but steady.  JIRAs are being
raised, responded to, and resolved, though our backlog is still quite large.

* Website has been moved over to axis.apache.org, with new cleaner look.

No other board-level issues at this time.

22 Sep 2010 [Glen Daniels / Jim]

We voted to release Axis2/Java 1.5.2, which is currently in progress with
Andreas Veithen as RM.  As mentioned in June, Axis2 core is now fully Nexus
enabled, and this will be our first official release using the new system.
HUGE props to Andreas for shouldering the brunt of the work cleaning and
polishing our POMs in order to get that going.  We need to do the same to our
other subprojects.

Two new committers (Lori Van Gulick and Lahiru Gunathilake) were voted in,
and they are both also automatically PMC members based on our current policy.

Community participation is light but steady.  We could be responding to user
concerns a tad faster, but things are going fine, JIRAs being fixed, etc.

Yes, we still need to finish moving our website over to axis.apache.org from
ws.apache.org so that poor Gavin can get rid of that lingering open JIRA.

No other board-level issues to raise.

16 Jun 2010 [Glen Daniels / Greg]

Axis has been pretty active this quarter, with steady list traffic and good
progress being made in a couple of directions (see below). No new
committers/PMC members, nor anything aside from that covered below requiring
board attention.

* Security Advisory

After discovering a DTD-based vulnerability in Axis2, Andreas Veithen
spearheaded a fix, and released the following message pointing to an
advisory document and a patch. The fix will be built in to our next releases
(see below).

http://s.apache.org/CVE-2010-1632

We also fixed an XSS vulnerability which was discovered externally.

* Upcoming Releases

We are working on both a 1.5.2 maintenance release (so that we have a
complete package containing the security fixes) and a larger-scale 1.6
release with fixes and new features.

* Infra

Axis2 is now happily building in Hudson and using Nexus for SNAPSHOTs. We'll
be doing our first release using Nexus as soon as 1.5.2 is ready to go.

* Lingering Transition Issues (or "The JIRA that Would Not Die")

Yes, we're talking about https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-2441.
We hope to get the last bits of Axis stuff moved over or archived in SVN,
and the website revamped, in the next month or two. Shout out to Gavin for
trying to keep us moving here.

Greg clarified that the security vulnerability was discovered and handled internally.

17 Mar 2010 [Glen Daniels / Shane]

With the invaluable help of Gavin [insert much kowtowing and genuflecting
here] and the infra team, the Axis project is now plugging away... but with
a few loose ends still to tie. In particular we really need to get our new
website happening, and a few last tricky SVN bits from WS need to find a
home. We also need to get modernized and finish hooking up the whole
Hudson/Nexus framework for our builds. That said, we're rolling along fine
for now.

Activity on the new mailing lists is picking up on both the C and Java sides
now that people have gotten used to the switch from WS. Development activity
has also ramped up, with a number of people diving in to our long JIRA
backlog.

We added a bunch of stragglers from the WS project to our PMC, and settled
on a policy where committership == PMC membership, which we think should
create a greater feeling of ownership on the part of our committers going
forward.

No releases this month, nor any other particulars that require board
attention. I believe this is our final monthly report as a newly minted TLP,
and we now switch over to quarterly.

17 Feb 2010 [Glen Daniels / Greg]

The Axis project is still in slow startup mode.  Our initial mailing lists
are set up, but not the subproject ones yet, and Gavin has been helping us
start the infra work for webspace and moving SVN.  We have some reasonably
complex SVN rejiggering happening, and that should be in progress now.  Hope
to be reporting a fully spun-up project next time.

Nothing that requires board attention at this time.

20 Jan 2010 [Glen Daniels / Geir]

This is the initial board report for the new Axis PMC.  Cc'ing the WS PMC for
only this first report.

I recently submitted https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-2441 after a
good bit of discussion on the WS PMC list about the correct way to set up the
new PMC and handle the SVN structure, mailing lists, and migration.  While
there are still open questions as to how our new SVN layout will work (or
rather, how to cleanly transition old code to a new structure), I think we
should be able to get started on moving the mail traffic and the website over
to their new locations soon.

After the requisite bumps involved in getting set up, I'm expecting 2010 to
be a good focused year for Axis2 development, and that we'll wrap up Axis1 in
a few months time.

16 Dec 2009

Establish the Apache Axis Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software related to the Axis Web Services frameworks
 and subsidiary components for distribution at no charge to the
 public.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Axis Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Axis Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to the Axis Web Services frameworks and subsidiary
 components; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Axis" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
 serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
 of the Apache Axis Project, and to have primary responsibility
 for management of the projects within the scope of
 responsibility of the Apache Axis Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache Axis Project:

   * Afkham Azeez               <afkham@gmail.com>
   * Ajith Ranabahu             <ajith.ranabahu@gmail.com>
   * Aleksander Slominski       <aslom@cs.indiana.edu>
   * Amila Suriarachchi         <amilaSuriarachchi@gmail.com>
   * Dimuthu Gamage             <dimuthu@apache.org>
   * Jarek Gawor                <jgawor@gmail.com>
   * Keith Chapman              <keithgchapman@gmail.com>
   * Milinda Pathirage          <milinda@apache.org>
   * Nandana Mihindukulasooriya <nandana@apache.org>
   * Paul Fremantle             <pzf@apache.org>
   * Prabath Siriwardena        <prabath@apache.org>
   * Richard Scheuerle          <scheu@us.ibm.com>
   * Jeff Barrett               <barrettj@us.ibm.com>
   * Andreas Veithen            <andreas.veithen@gmail.com>
   * Sanjiva Weerawarana        <sanjiva@opensource.lk>
   * Senaka Fernando            <senakafdo@gmail.com>
   * Nandika Jayawardana        <nandika@apache.org>
   * Saminda Abeyruwan          <samindaa@gmail.com>
   * Samisa Abeysinghe          <samisa@apache.org>
   * Selvaratnam Uthaiyashankar <shankar@apache.org>
   * Damitha Kumarage           <damitha@apache.org>
   * Bill Nagy                  <nagy@watson.ibm.com>
   * Sumedha Rubasinghe         <sumedha@apache.org>
   * Thilina Gunarathne         <thilina@apache.org>
   * Ruwan Linton               <ruwan@apache.org>
   * Dinesh Premalal            <dinesh@apache.org>
   * Upul Godage                <upul@apache.org>
   * Srinath Perera             <hemapani@apache.org>
   * Dimuthu Leelarathne        <muthulee@apache.org>
   * Supun Kamburugamuva        <supun@apache.org>
   * Ruchith Fernando           <ruchithf@apache.org>
   * Lahiru Sandakith           <sandakith@apache.org>
   * Eran Chinthaka             <chinthaka@apache.org>
   * David Illsley              <davidillsley@apache.org>
   * Glen Daniels               <gdaniels@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Glen Daniels
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Axis, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
 or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Axis PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache Axis Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache Axis Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of Apache Web
 Services sub-projects:

   * Axis1
   * Axis1/C++
   * Axis2/Java
   * Axis2/C
   * Rampart
   * Sandesha
   * Kandula
   * Savan
   * WS-Commons Transports

 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Apache Web Services sub-projects mentioned above encumbered upon the
 Apache Web Services Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7D, Establish the Apache Axis Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.