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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Asking for Feedback: CouchDB Graduation
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:19:21 GMT
Dear Incubator General List,

The community and developers of Apache CouchDB deem
the project ready for graduation to a top level Apache project.

couchdb-dev@incubator.apache.org vote summary:

     http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-couchdb-dev/200810.mbox/%3c8D010720-DA8E-4096-996B-71539FDC5A37@sauria.com%3e

Message IDs for informal(*) PPMC vote to appoint Damien Katz to become
"Vice President, CouchDB":

     82D8D63F-723C-4814-80B5-8439F2E0371F@apache.org
     20081030163622.GJ3293@bytesexual.org
     6562D708-928C-4BC3-9573-907E48A17B39@yahoo.com
     4A8404E2-7CF1-4075-A779-A59A1E41851F@jaguNET.com
     7557e99f0810310411p3cb3eb9bnf8b1e8b1af4f1a32@mail.gmail.com
     e282921e0810310904k1e1c4d59we96816da1b94a80c@mail.gmail.com

(* Sorry we didn't to a formal vote and hence no formal [RESULT]  
message)

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We would like to ask the IPMC to discuss the following Board  
resolution to be
recommended to the Board. Once your feedback is collected and  
integrated,
we will ask you to vote on the final resolution. Thank you!

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Proposed Board Resolution:

Establish the Apache CouchDB 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 implementing a distributed, fault-
tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database 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 CouchDB Project",
be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
Foundation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Apache CouchDB Project be and hereby is
responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
related to implementing a distributed, fault-tolerant and
schema-free document-oriented database; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, CouchDB" 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 CouchDB Project, and to have primary responsibility for
management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
of the Apache CouchDB 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 CouchDB Project:

* J Chris Anderson (jchris@apache.org)
* Damien Katz      (damien@apache.org)
* Christopher Lenz (cmlenz@web.de)
* Jan Lehnardt     (jan@apache.org)
* Noah Slater      (nslater@apache.org)

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Damien
Katz be appointed to the office of Vice President, CouchDB, 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 CouchDB Project be and hereby
is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
encourage open development and increased participation in the
CouchDB Project; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the initial Apache CouchDB Project be and hereby
is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
Incubator CouchDB podling; and be it further

RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Apache
Incubator CouchDB podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
PMC are hereafter discharged.

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Again, thanks for your cooperation!


For the Apache CouchDB PPMC,
Jan
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PS: Thanks to Noah Slater for proofreading. 

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