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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Graduate OpenJPA to a Top Level Project
Date Wed, 09 May 2007 14:05:25 GMT


On May 8, 2007, at 10:45 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:

> Dear Incubator,
> The OpenJPA podling respectfully requests the Incubator to consider  
> its graduation to a Top Level Project. Please vote on recommending  
> the attached draft board resolution.
> The vote will end in 72 hours, 2300 hours PDT Friday 11-May-2007.
> [ ] +1 Recommend to the board to establish Apache OpenJPA
> [ ] -1 Do not recommend establishing Apache OpenJPA because...
> Over the past several months the OpenJPA community has grown from a  
> single large donation to a diverse community of contributors and  
> users. OpenJPA meets the technical requirements for diversity, with  
> committers from three and PPMC members from four independent  
> organizations.
> Committers from other Apache projects have not only used the  
> incubating releases as dependencies in their projects but provided  
> patches to OpenJPA as well.
> The OpenJPA community prepared and voted out two releases performed  
> by different release managers.
> The community readily agreed on the bike-shed issues of code  
> formatting and indentation, and there has been no resurrection of  
> these issues. The community had issues with commit-then-review  
> versus review-then-commit and resolved them win-win. Most recently,  
> a public issue regarding the proposed charter of the TLP was resolved.
> During the process of incubation, the PPMC learned how to govern  
> itself, voting in new committers and PPMC members.
> Mentors offered invaluable advice and assistance in getting the  
> project set up and organized.
> The status file for OpenJPA can be found at: 
> repos/asf/incubator/openjpa/STATUS
> The incubator checklist web page for OpenJPA can be found at:  
> Establish the Apache OpenJPA 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, to be known as
>        Apache OpenJPA, related to the implementation of
>        object persistence, including, but not limited to,
>        Java Persistence API, for distribution at no charge to the  
> public;
>        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
>        Committee (PMC), be and hereby is established pursuant to  
> Bylaws
>        of the Foundation; and be it further
>        RESOLVED, that the OpenJPA PMC be and hereby is charged with
>        the creation and maintenance of Apache OpenJPA;
>        and be it further
>        RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache  
> OpenJPA" 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
>        OpenJPA PMC, and to have primary responsibility for  
> management of
>        the projects within the scope of responsibility of the  
> Apache OpenJPA
>        PMC; and be it further
>        RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
>        hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
>        OpenJPA PMC:
>        Geir Magnusson Jr.          <>
>        Patrick Linskey             <>
>        Craig Russell               <>
>        Kevin Sutter                <>
>        Abe White                   <>
>        Marc Prud'hommeaux          <>
>        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Craig Russell
>        be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache  
> OpenJPA, 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 OpenJPA PMC be and hereby is tasked
>        with the migration and rationalization of the Apache Incubator
>        OpenJPA podling; and be it further
>        RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
>        Incubator OpenJPA podling and encumbered upon the Apache  
> Incubator
>        PMC are hereafter discharged.
> Craig Russell

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