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From "Kevin Sutter" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Graduate OpenJPA to a Top Level Project
Date Wed, 09 May 2007 11:27:31 GMT

Thanks, Craig!

On 5/9/07, Craig L Russell <> wrote:
> Dear Incubator,
> The OpenJPA podling respectfully requests the Incubator to consider
> its graduation to a Top Level Project. Please vote on recommending
> the attached draft board resolution.
> The vote will end in 72 hours, 2300 hours PDT Friday 11-May-2007.
> [ ] +1 Recommend to the board to establish Apache OpenJPA
> [ ] -1 Do not recommend establishing Apache OpenJPA because...
> Over the past several months the OpenJPA community has grown from a
> single large donation to a diverse community of contributors and
> users. OpenJPA meets the technical requirements for diversity, with
> committers from three and PPMC members from four independent
> organizations.
> Committers from other Apache projects have not only used the
> incubating releases as dependencies in their projects but provided
> patches to OpenJPA as well.
> The OpenJPA community prepared and voted out two releases performed
> by different release managers.
> The community readily agreed on the bike-shed issues of code
> formatting and indentation, and there has been no resurrection of
> these issues. The community had issues with commit-then-review versus
> review-then-commit and resolved them win-win. Most recently, a public
> issue regarding the proposed charter of the TLP was resolved.
> During the process of incubation, the PPMC learned how to govern
> itself, voting in new committers and PPMC members.
> Mentors offered invaluable advice and assistance in getting the
> project set up and organized.
> The status file for OpenJPA can be found at:
> repos/asf/incubator/openjpa/STATUS
> The incubator checklist web page for OpenJPA can be found at: http://
> Establish the Apache OpenJPA 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, to be known as
>         Apache OpenJPA, related to the implementation of
>         object persistence, including, but not limited to,
>         Java Persistence API, for distribution at no charge to the
> public;
>         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
>         Committee (PMC), be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws
>         of the Foundation; and be it further
>         RESOLVED, that the OpenJPA PMC be and hereby is charged with
>         the creation and maintenance of Apache OpenJPA;
>         and be it further
>         RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache OpenJPA"
> 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
>         OpenJPA PMC, and to have primary responsibility for
> management of
>         the projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache
> OpenJPA
>         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
>         OpenJPA PMC:
>         Geir Magnusson Jr.          <>
>         Patrick Linskey             <>
>         Craig Russell               <>
>         Kevin Sutter                <>
>         Abe White                   <>
>         Marc Prud'hommeaux          <>
>         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Craig Russell
>         be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache OpenJPA,
> 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 OpenJPA PMC be and hereby is tasked
>         with the migration and rationalization of the Apache Incubator
>         OpenJPA podling; and be it further
>         RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
>         Incubator OpenJPA podling and encumbered upon the Apache
> Incubator
>         PMC are hereafter discharged.
> Craig Russell

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