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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Resolution for Ant top level project
Date Mon, 04 Nov 2002 18:41:40 GMT
As I mentioned, I'm +0 ( based on the votes from Conor and Stefan ).

I am +1 on creating the Ant PMC and all other issues, my reservation
applies only to ant leaving jakarta.

As a note, given that ant already has a committer base I would prefer 
that the bylaws be defined before and by the current committers ( or the 
current jakarta bylaws be used as a template and amended if necesary ). I 
think the template used was for new projects :-)


Conor MacNeill wrote:

> Hi,
> I'd like to initiate a dicsussion on the next steps to take Ant to a top
> level project within Apache. For this to happen, I believe we would need
> two things - a resolution to put to the board and the membership of the
> initial Ant PMC.
> I have attached a draft resolution below. This is a pretty standard cut
> and paste of the recent resolutions passed by the board for other top
> level projects. The only issue here I think is to settle on a suitable
> scope for the Ant project. The scope I have used in the draft is slightly
> recursive in nature so if anyone has any thoughts, let's discuss them.
> As for the make up of the PMC, I think we should aim for a PMC comprising
> all active committers. This may be  a good opportunity to trim the Ant
> committer list to those who are currently active. The avail list includes
> many committers inherited when Ant was separated from Tomcat.
> This is a proposal at this stage, not a vote. I think it would be good to
> have some discussion before moving to a vote. I envisage there would be a
> vote on two independent issues.
> 1. For/Against the draft (as revised after discussions) being sent to the
> board.
> 2. Whether you would be prepared to serve on the Ant PMC in the event the
> resolution is approved by ant-dev and the board.
> To handle inactive committers, I suggest we could proceed by contacting
> any committer who did not vote to confirm whether they wish to remain an
> Ant committer, PMC member, PMC member - emeritus, etc.
> We would also need to choose an initial PMC chairman. I guess each voter
> could indicate their willingness to act as chairman. If there is more than
> one, we will probably require an additional vote.
> Thoughts?
> Conor
> Draft Resolution
> ==================
> 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 the Apache Ant build tool.
> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
> Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Ant PMC", be
> and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation;
> and be it further
> RESOLVED, that the Apache Ant PMC be and hereby is
> responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Ant build
> system.
> RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Ant"
> 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 Ant PMC, and to have primary responsibility
> for management of the projects within the scope of
> responsibility of the Apache Ant 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 Ant PMC:
> hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache
> Ant, 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 Ant 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 Ant Project.

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