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From Tomaz Muraus <to...@cloudkick.com>
Subject [Proposal]: Libcloud to become a TLP
Date Sat, 14 May 2011 16:35:55 GMT
Hello all,

Apache Libcloud developers and community thinks we are ready to graduate and
become a top level project.

Libcloud (http://incubator.apache.org/libcloud/) has entered the incubator
in late 2009 and so far we have had multiple releases.

The last version (0.4.2) was released in January. We are currently working
towards 0.5.0 which is planned to be released in the upcoming week. This
release is considered as a big one since it will include multiple new
features (storage & load balancer API), new provider drivers and a lot of
improvements.

We have also built a healthy and a diverse community around our project. So
far we have received (and continue to receive) multiple contributions from
them.

Community voting has passed with ten (10) +1's, zero (0) 0's and zero (0)
-1's. Thread with the results can be found at
http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-libcloud/201105.mbox/browser

Our status file can be found at
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/public/trunk/site-author/projects/libcloud.xmland
the resolution is included bellow.

<http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-libcloud/201105.mbox/browser>
Thanks,
Tomaz

Establish the Apache Libcloud 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 related to abstracting differences
between cloud providers 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 Libcloud Project",
be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
Foundation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Apache Libcloud Project be and hereby is
responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
related to software providing a standard interface to the
cloud provider APIs; and be it further

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

  * Eric Woods (woodser@apache.org)
  * Jed Smith (jed@apache.org)
  * Jeremiah Orem(oremj@apache.org)
  * Jerry Chen (jerry@apache.org)
  * Roman Bogorodskiy (rbogorodskiy@apache.org)
  * Tom Davis (tom@apache.org)
  * Tomaz Muraus (tomaz@apache.org)
  * Paul Querna (pquerna@apache.org)

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

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

RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
Incubator Libcloud podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
Project are hereafter discharged.

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