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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [graduation] Our next step
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2005 19:24:38 GMT

Let's try to get as many nomination in as possible and close this up 
after the weekend.  We still have a few people to hear from.  I would 
like to send the resolution/request to the board by Monday.   I already 
have the outline ready.


Alex Karasulu wrote:

> Hi,
> Now that the vote has closed and we all demonstrated our desire to 
> graduate
> the incubator to become The "Apache" Directory Project, a top level 
> Apache
> project, we need to ask the ASF Board of Directors to make this a 
> reality.  In
> the end, the foundation makes the final call through the Board.  The 
> Board is
> given its power to manage and protect the interests of the ASF by the 
> members
> of the foundation.  The request or proposal to become a TLP has 
> traditionally
> been drafted and submited by the community.  We simply have to ask the 
> Board
> to consider it on their next board meeting agenda.  The next board 
> meeting this
> month is on the 23rd.
> Preparing the document is simple, however there are some points we 
> must decide
> upon together as a community.  These include the set of individuals 
> who will
> compose the PMC of this new top level project.  If there are any 
> questions
> regarding what a PMC is and what it does please take a look here:
> Furthermore we must choose a PMC Chair to represent our community.  A 
> chair has
> special responsibilities, distributed between obligations to the 
> community and
> to the ASF Board of Directors.  However, note the final decision as to 
> who
> will become the PMC Chair is really up to the discretion of the 
> board.  Our
> choice is hence a recommendation and it is not final.
> Other than these details the rest of the resolution document is rather 
> cookie
> cutter.  Once we decide who is to be in the PMC and who is to Chair 
> our PMC,
> I can prepare the document and mail it to, asking 
> that it be
> considered for the 23rd as part of the meeting agenda.
> Traditionally these discussions about who will be on a PMC are 
> conducted on
> a private mailing list.  We have one of those: directory-ppmc@i.a.o.  
> I would post this
> mail to that list however I've found some people on it are old 
> committers who are
> no longer participating on the PPMC.  More importantly I don't think 
> this is very
> "open" and community oriented.   So I would like to make a request to our
> entire community for nominations.  Nominations both for the PMC and for a
> single person to act as the Chair of the PMC.  All are welcome to 
> nominate and
> second, third et. cetera. the person or persons they feel should be on 
> the PMC
> or be selected as our PMC Chair recommendation.  The one limitation is 
> that the
> people nominated must at least be committers.  It's pretty hard to 
> help manage a
> project if you are not a committer :).  However noncommitters can 
> certainly nominate.
> If there are issues they will be resolved on the ppmc list.
> To try and organize this as best as possible please add your 
> nominations under
> the following lists:
> Nominations for Members of the PMC
> ==================================
> [list names here]
> Nominations for PMC Chair Person Recommendation
> ===============================================
> [list names here]
> Thanks,
> Alex

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