Board reports

As every ASF project, Apache ServiceMix regularly reports to the Apache board about the status of the project. Our latest report (June 17th, 2020) is shown below, links to previous reports are available at the bottom of the page.

March 18th, 2020

## Description:
Apache ServiceMix is a flexible, open-source integration container that
unifies the features and functionality of Apache ActiveMQ, Camel, CXF and
Karaf to provide a complete, enterprise-ready ESB powered by OSGi.

## Issues:
There are no outstanding issues requiring board attention.

## Membership Data:
Apache ServiceMix was founded 2007-09-19 (12 years ago)
There are currently 50 committers and 21 PMC members in this project.
The Committer-to-PMC ratio is roughly 7:3.

Community changes, past quarter:
- No new PMC members. Last addition was Andrea Cosentino on 2017-03-15.
- No new committers. Last addition was Andrea Cosentino on 2016-03-13.

## Project Activity:

- During the last period we have released 3 sets of OSGi bundles and Specs
  - Apache ServiceMix Specs (jaxb-api, jaxws-api, saaj-api) on January 08 2020
  - Apache ServiceMix Bundles 2019.12 on January 08 2020
  - Apache ServiceMix Bundles 2020.01 on February 03 2020
- During the next period we are going to provide
  - the next Bundles and Specs releases
  - the ServiceMix 8.x assembly with updates to the new releases of
the dependency projects

## Community Health:

Due to a low activity in the project and low interest to provide further
releases of ServiceMix Assembly we are currently discussing about the future
of the ServiceMix project. Our draft plan is to:
- move the Bundles and Specs to Apache Karaf or provide in Apache Karaf
a descriptor mechanism which lets us to avoid to provide a bundle for each
Java library
 - provide the ServiceMix 8 assembly which is built on the newest releases
of Apache Karaf, Apache Camel and other dependency projects
- provide a documentation explaining how to "migrate" from ServiceMix
to Karaf "ecosystem". The purpose is to provide smooth path to ServiceMix users.
- maybe provide an Integration distribution of Apache Karaf
- provide in Apache Camel or Apache Karaf project a documentation about running
integration in the Karaf "ecosystem"
- move the ServiceMix project to attic

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