Commons Formation Resolution
Resolution that Created the Commons Project
Here is the text of the ASF Board resolution that was adopted in October 2002 and thereby created the Commons 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 reusable libraries and components, 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 Commons PMC", be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Apache Commons PMC be and hereby is responsible for the creation and maintenance of software related to reusable libraries and components, based on software licensed to the Foundation; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Commons" 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 Commons PMC, and to have primary responsibility for management of the projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache Commons 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 Apache Commons PMC:
- Aaron Bannert
- Ken Coar (chair)
- Peter Donald
- Justin Erenkrantz
- Brian W. Fitzpatrick
- Jim Jagielski
- Geir Magnusson Jr.
- Greg Stein
- Sander Striker
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Ken Coar be and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Commons, 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 Commons 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 Commons Project.