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From David E Jones <jone...@undersunconsulting.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Graduate OFBiz Podling
Date Mon, 20 Nov 2006 20:33:25 GMT

On Nov 20, 2006, at 1:21 PM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

> My feedback (YMMV):
>
>> to be known as the "The Apache Open For Business Project"
>> (also known as "Apache OFBiz")
>
> I suppose that the Board can make a determination, but I think that  
> Apache
> OFBiz is OK, whereas "The Apache Open For Business Project" might be
> confusing, e.g., would that be confused with some sort of portal for
> corporate partnership.

The full name of OFBiz has been "The Open For Business Project" since  
May 2001 when it was started. The proposed name is simply the  
previous name with "Apache" added in.

I suppose it would be possible to change the name at this point, but  
it would be a pretty big change for the project. If the board feels  
it is a problem we can certainly do something about it, but I'd  
rather wait and see than try to change it beforehand because it would  
be such a big change.

>> RESOLVED, that The Apache Open For Business Project be and
>> hereby is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
>> software related to generic enterprise information automation
>
> "Responsible for the creation and maintenance of a software project  
> related
> to ..."  In other words, it doesn't have exclusive oversight for  
> the problem
> domain, just a particular solution.

Sounds good, I'll change the wording to include that.

>> RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Open For Business Project be
>> and hereby is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws
>
> I don't know where projects keep coming up with this idea  
> (actually, I do:
> recycling someone else's mistake).  There is one set of Bylaws for  
> the ASF.
> Project level bylaws amount to navel gazing, and are invalid.

Good enough. That paragraph is now removed.

Thanks for your feedback Noel. An updated draft is included below.

-David


==================================
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 related to enterprise automation, for
distribution at no charge to the public.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
Committee (PMC), to be known as the "The Apache Open For
Business Project" (also known as "Apache OFBiz"), be and
hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation;
and be it further

RESOLVED, that The Apache Open For Business Project be and
hereby is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
a software project related to generic enterprise information
automation such as enterprise resource planning, customer
relationship management, materials requirements planning,
enterprise asset management, enterprise content management
and electronic commerce that can be used as a basis for
custom solutions, industry specific products, and other
higher level systems.

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

   * David E. Jones     (jonesde@apache.org)
   * Jacopo Cappellato  (jacopoc@apache.org)
   * Si Chen 	       (sichen@apache.org)
   * Andy Zeneski       (jaz@apache.org)
   * Hans Bakker        (hansbak@apache.org)
   * Al Byers 	       (byersa@apache.org)
   * Yoav Shapira       (yoavs@apache.org)
   * David Welton       (davidw@apache.org)

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that David E. Jones be
and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Open
For Business, 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 Open For Business Project be
and hereby is tasked with the migration and rationalization of
the Apache Incubator Open For Business podling; and be it
further

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


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