The developers working on the Trustlines Protocol have been following the progress of Open Ethereum and are now proposing a change to start using Open Ethereum v3.1.0 instead of Parity 2.3.6.
We will be moving from the previously used Parity software to the newer Open Ethereum client. This change follows the announcement of Parity transitioning the development of the Parity Ethereum client to the new DAO.
The Parity Ethereum codebase and maintenance will be transitioned to a DAO ownership and maintainer model. We hope this new model can provide the basis for cross-organization collaboration to ensure the codebase gets the attention it needs to realize its full potential.
Earlier this year, OE had a Release Candidate come out, and now a stable version has been released.
The validator node databases will automatically be migrated to version 16 via the db migration tool developed by the Open Ethereum team.
This proposed change will be implemented soon. The validators who have auto-updates turned on will receive them at that time. Others will need to do the change manually on their nodes.
The exact date and time will be posted soon here.
Further details can be found in the following post.