Claudio Grandi (INFN & CERN)
The gLite 3 middleware has been in production for about one year and a half. Since its first release many improvements have been made in terms of performance and usability. Concurrently the gLite software process has been improved and the benefits of the single component release process are realised. gLite is now undergoing a multi-stage restructuring process with the aim to make it more maintainable, manageable and portable. Older legacy components will only be maintained until their successors are considered ready. The development effort will be focused on components that have a strategy to interoperate with other Grid infrastructures and to adhere to international standards.