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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Graduate ODE to a Top Level Project
Date Wed, 11 Jul 2007 21:48:00 GMT

BTW when the project moves over, you should drop my commit rights  
(assuming I still have them), since I haven't helped at all.  If I  
start working on ODE, I'll earn my rights the normal way.


On Jul 9, 2007, at 12:33 PM, Matthieu Riou wrote:

> Hi all,
> This is a vote to recommend Apache ODE for graduation as a top  
> level project
> to the Apache Board.
> Since the first days of our graduation we believe we've  
> demonstrated our
> ability to build a community and grow it in an open and respectful  
> manner,
> hopefully in a true Apache way. We've resolved the conflicts  
> created before
> our incubation around two different donated code bases. We've since  
> then
> continued the development of the project and have grown a community of
> supporting users. We've recently built an incubator release and  
> attracted a
> new committer. Finally, the formation of our PPMC has been a bit  
> tardy but
> all the individuals composing it have demonstrated their ability to  
> take
> decisions and organize the project in a positive way as part of our
> development community. For all these reasons we believe we're ready  
> for
> graduation.
> The incubator checklist for ODE can be found here:
> Please vote for the board resolution reproduced at the end of this  
> e-mail.
> Note that this resolution is the result of a consensus in the ODE  
> community.
> The vote will end in 72 hours, Thursday 12-July-2007.
> [ ] +1 Recommend to the board to establish Apache ODE
> [ ] -1 Do not recommend establishing Apache ODE because...
> Thanks!
> Matthieu
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Establish the Apache ODE 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 business process management
>       (BPM), workflow and process 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 ODE Project",
>       be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
>       Foundation; and be it further
>       RESOLVED, that the Apache ODE Project be and hereby is
>       responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
>       related to business process management (BPM), workflow and
>       process automation; and be it further
>       RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache ODE" 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 ODE Project, and to have primary responsibility for
>       management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
>       of the Apache ODE 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 ODE Project:
>         * Alan Cabrera       (
>         * Assaf Arkin        (
>         * Alex Boisvert      (
>         * Cory Harper        (
>         * Davanum Srinivas   (
>         * Guillaume Nodet    (
>         * Lance Waterman     (
>         * Maciej Szefler     (
>         * Matthieu Riou      (
>         * Niclas Hedhman     (
>         * Paul R. Brown      (
>         * Paul Fremantle     (
>         * Rob Davies         (
>       be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache ODE, 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 Apache ODE Project be and hereby
>       is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
>       Incubator ODE podling; and be it further
>       RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
>       Incubator ODE podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
>       PMC are hereafter discharged.

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