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From Berin Lautenbach <be...@wingsofhermes.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Graduate XMLBeans from Incubator and recommend as top-level project
Date Mon, 21 Jun 2004 10:24:46 GMT
+1 :>.

Cheers,
	Berin

Cliff Schmidt wrote:
> The XMLBeans project has been actively developed in incubation for 
> about 10 months.  During this time, the user and developer 
> community has continued to grow stronger, both in number, 
> diversity, and degree of cooperation.  In addition, the XMLBeans 
> project has demonstrated an understanding and application of the 
> legal and logistic measures necessary to protect and enhance the 
> mission of the ASF.
> 
> Some examples of this progress can be seen in how XMLBeans has:
> - worked with other members of the Apache community,
> - brought on new committers, based on the merit of frequent 
> contributions, 
> - been responsive to the user community, 
> - been careful with its handling of the Apache brand (and in fact,
> helped to define an appropriate set of restrictions for incubating 
> projects),
> - collaboratively created two binary distributions,
> - and implemented and made significant decisions through a PPMC.
> 
> Therefore, I believe the XMLBeans project has satisfied the 
> requirements of the Apache Incubation process, namely :
> 
>   o  does collaborative development according to the ASF's
>      philosophy and guidelines
> 
>   o  has a codebase that is properly licensed, has clear
>      provenance, and conforms to the ASF's legal requirements
>      for contributions
> 
> (See the status file for the detailed list:
> http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/incubator/site/projects/xmlbeans.cwiki?rev=1.10&view=markup.)
> 
> Furthermore, I believe that the Incubator PMC, on behalf of the 
> XMLBeans PPMC and the entire XMLBeans community, should recommend 
> to the Apache Board of Directors to make the XMLBeans project a 
> top-level Apache project.  
> 
> Note that the XMLBeans project was originally targeted as a 
> subproject of the XML project.  However, based on the interests 
> of the XML and the XMLBeans community (in support of the ASF's 
> interest for proper delegation of project oversight from the 
> Board to the PMCs), XMLBeans is now requesting TLP status.
> 
> I request that members of the XMLBeans PPMC (which includes the 
> Incubator PMC, the XML PMC, and the XMLBeans PMC committers) 
> please vote :
> 
> [ ] +1 - The XMLBeans project has met the requirements
>           for incubation and will be recommended to the
>           board for TLP status
> 
> [ ] -1 - The XMLBeans project as not met the requirements
>           for incubation
> 
> This vote will run ~96 hours, closing at 23:59 GMT, Tuesday 
> June 22, 2004 (extending to vote due to the weekend, but ending
> before the upcoming Board meeting):
> http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?day=22&month=6&year=2004&hour=23&min=59
> 
> Cliff
> 
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