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From David E Jones <>
Subject [VOTE][RESULT] Graduate OFBiz Podling
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 00:32:20 GMT

Here are the results for this OFBiz Podling Graduation vote on this  
mailing list. Also below is the most recent copy of the board  
resolution draft, including changes based on feedback from Noel, etc.

+1 - 7 (Binding): Yoav Shapira, David N. Welton, J. Aaron Farr, Leo  
Simons, Robert Burrel Donkin, Davanum Srinivas, Noel Bergman
+1 - 2 (Non-binding): David E. Jones, Christian Geisert
+0 - 0
-1 - 0

Thanks again to everyone who have helped get OFBiz to this point. I  
have been very impressed with the activity and interest by many  
people throughout the incubation process and speaking for others who  
have been involved with OFBiz for years we are looking forward  
working more with and in the foundation.


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 enterprise automation, for
distribution at no charge to the public.

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

RESOLVED, that The Apache Open For Business Project be and
hereby is responsible for the creation and maintenance of
a software project related to generic enterprise information
automation such as enterprise resource planning, customer
relationship management, materials requirements planning,
enterprise asset management, enterprise content management
and electronic commerce that can be used as a basis for
custom solutions, industry specific products, and other
higher level systems.

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

   * David E. Jones     (
   * Jacopo Cappellato  (
   * Si Chen 	       (
   * Andy Zeneski       (
   * Hans Bakker        (
   * Al Byers 	       (
   * Yoav Shapira       (
   * David Welton       (

and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Open
For Business Project, 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 Open For Business Project be
and hereby is tasked with the migration and rationalization of
the Apache Incubator Open For Business podling; and be it

RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Apache
Incubator Open For Business podling encumbered upon the Apache
Incubator PMC are hereafter discharged.

On Nov 13, 2006, at 9:12 PM, David E Jones wrote:

> The Apache Open For Business Project community has voted internally  
> and agreed on readiness to graduate from the Apache Incubator based  
> on the Incubator Policy exit guidelines here:
> Incubation_Policy.html#Exiting+the+Incubator
> The vote passed with 8 binding +1 votes, 20 non-binding +1 votes,  
> and no +0 or -1 votes.
> My understand of what this vote means is that based on the  
> incubator policy and what we learned through the process of getting  
> a test snapshot release approved, as a PPMC we believe that OFBiz  
> has now satisfied all requirements for graduation from the Apache  
> Incubator and there are no outstanding issues related to this left  
> to resolve.
> Based on early discussion about OFBiz at the ASF (around the time  
> OFBiz entered the incubator) the best place for the project seems  
> to be as a top level project (TLP). This is a separate thing to  
> vote on, so I mention it here for information purposes only.
> As we understand it the next step in the process is to request a  
> vote in the Incubator community to get graduation approval by the  
> Incubator PMC. So, here we are...
> Everyone is welcome to vote, and we appreciate the expression of  
> support and interest, though the Incubator PMC member votes are the  
> only binding ones.
> Please cast your votes:
> [ ] +1 Graduate OFBiz Podling
> [ ] +0  Abstain
> [ ] -1 Do not Graduate OFBiz Podling
> For those reviewing the project there are URLs of resources with  
> more information about it below.
> -David
> The project status page is here:
> The project web site home page is here:
> For information about the Test Snapshot 5 Release, including  
> download links, see:
> +Test+Snapshot+Release

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