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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject [STATUS] (incubator) Wed Mar 12 23:45:27 EST 2003
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2003 04:45:27 GMT
APACHE INCUBATOR PROJECT STATUS:                          -*-indented-text-*-
Last modified at [$Date: 2003/03/13 02:15:43 $]

The Incubation Process

Identify the project to be incubated:

  -- Make sure that the requested project name does not already exist
     and check to be sure that the name is not
     already trademarked for an existing software product.

  -- If request from an existing Apache project for later inclusion,
     then ask them for the cvs module and mail address names.

  -- If request from outside Apache to enter an existing Apache project,
     then post a message to that project for them to decide on acceptance.

  -- If request from anywhere to become a stand-alone PMC, then create
     the lists and modules under the incubator address/module names.
Interim responsibility:

  -- Who has been identified as the shepherd for the incubation?

  -- Are they tracking progress in the file



  -- Have the papers that transfer rights to the ASF been received?
     It is only necessary to transfer rights for the package, the
     core code, and any new code produced by the project.

Verify distribution rights:

  -- For all code included with the distribution that is not under the
     Apache license, do we have the right to combine with Apache-licensed
     code and redistribute?

  -- Is all source code distributed by the project covered by one or more
     of the following approved licenses:  Apache, BSD, Artistic, MIT/X,
     MIT/W3C, MPL 1.1, or something with essentially the same terms.

Establish a list of active committers:

  -- Are all active committers in the STATUS file?

  -- Do they have accounts on

  -- Have they submitted a contributors agreement?


  -- CVS modules created and committers added to avail file?

  -- Mailing lists set up and archived

  -- Problem tracking system (Bugzilla)

  -- Has the project migrated to our infrastructure?

Collaborative Development:

  -- Have all of the active long-term volunteers been identified
     and acknowledged as committers on the project?

  -- Are there three or more independent committers?

     [The legal definition of independent is long and boring, but basically
      it means that there is no binding relationship between the individuals,
      such as a shared employer, that is capable of overriding their free
      will as individuals, directly or indirectly.]

  -- Are project decisions being made in public by the committers?

  -- Are the decision-making guidelines published and agreed to by
     all of the committers?

Organizational acceptance of responsibility for the project:

  -- If graduating to an existing PMC, has the PMC voted to accept it?

  -- If graduating to a new PMC, has the board voted to accept it?

Incubator sign-off:

  -- Has the Incubator decided that the project has accomplished all
     of the above tasks? 

Incubator Project


    o See the bottom of this file for the official resolution/

    o IRC channel #apache-incubator on
      traffic is logged to <URL:http://Source-Zone.Org/apache-irc/>
      so that the content of interactive discussions is available
      to everyone

    o Mailing lists:
      - (send to

      - (only for private communication)
        No project decisions will be made on the PMC list.

    o This status file is mailed to
      every Wednesday

Project committers (as of 2003-03-12):

    o incubator-core:

    o incubator:

    o incubator-site:

    o incubator-altrmi:

    none yet; still ramping up

Resolved Issues:
    none yet; still ramping up

Pending issues:
    o Coming up with a set of bylaws for the project
    o the Website. Use Forrest?

Possible topics for educational documents
    o A document which describes the 'ideal' way a project has to
      go to be successfully integrated into the ASF: the flow of the
      normal incubation process should be pictured
    o Glossary of important ASF terms and phrases
      (this was considered as very helpful on the reorg@ list)
    o Compact, but also encyclopedic link-directory which points
      to important info on the other ASF sites (e.g. to the Jakarta
      Charter or to the HTTPd dev pages)
    o General License-/Licensing documentation (ASL1.1, ASL2.2,
      TCK, JSPA)

The complete text of the resolution that was passed which created this
project is:

       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 accepting new products into the
       Foundation, providing guidance and support to help each new
       product engender their own collaborative community, educating
       new developers in the philosophy and guidelines for
       collaborative development as defined by the members of the
       Foundation, and proposing to the board the promotion of such
       products to independent PMC status once their community has
       reached maturity.

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

       RESOLVED, that the Apache Incubator PMC be and hereby is
       responsible for the acceptance and oversight of new products
       submitted or proposed to become part of the Foundation; and be
       it further

       RESOLVED, that the Apache Incubator PMC is responsible for
       providing guidance and ensuring that subprojects under its
       purview develop products according to the Foundation's
       philosophy and guidelines for collaborative development; and be
       it further

       RESOLVED, that the Apache Incubator PMC is responsible for
       regularly evaluating products under its purview and making the
       determination in each case of whether the product should be
       abandoned, continue to receive guidance and support, or
       proposed to the board for promotion to full project status as
       part of an existing or new Foundation PMC; and be it further

       RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Incubator"
       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 Incubator PMC, and to have primary responsibility
       for management of the subprojects within the scope and
       responsibility of the Apache Incubator 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 Incubator PMC:

              Aaron Bannert
              Nicola Ken Barozzi
              Ken Coar
              Roy T. Fielding
              B. W. Fitzpatrick
              Jim Jagielski
              Greg Stein
              Sander Striker

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jim Jagielski be
       and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache
       Incubator, 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

       RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Incubator 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 Incubator Project.

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