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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject Re: [Discuss] Apache Steve
Date Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:28:01 GMT

On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Sam Ruby <> wrote:
> This so far has lead us to the conclusion that there really isn't any
> "incubating" that needs to be done.
> I'd like to open the topic up for discussion.

Here's what I wrote about this on board@:

There's plenty of precedent of existing TLPs spawning off subprojects
without having them first go through the Incubator, and I don't see
why stuff from infra would need to be treated differently.

However, there's also precedent of TLPs bringing subprojects to the
Incubator to grow the community and to evaluate when critical mass for
a TLP has been reached.

I'd say it's up to infra and the people who're already working on the
STV tools to decide which path to follow. The Incubator would of
course be happy to help (in the ways it can), but I see no hard reason
why the Incubator would absolutely need be involved if a good enough
community already exists for a TLP.

> To kick things off, I'd copy the draft ASF Board resolution into the
> incubator wiki, but apparently "SamRuby" is not in the ContributorsGroup.


> If somebody could rectify that and/or copy the resolution into the wiki, I
> would appreciate that.  There's not much to see there, it simply is a
> routine resolution, full of words like WHEREAS, THEREFORE, and RESOLVED.

Not sure if it needs to be on the wiki, so for now I'm just including
a copy of the proposed resolution below:

       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, for distribution at no charge to the
       public, related to voting systems.

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

       RESOLVED, that the Apache Steve Project be and hereby is
       responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
       related to voting systems; and be it further

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

         * Jim Jagielski <>
         * Chris A. Mattmann <>
         * Sam Ruby <>
         * Greg Stein <>

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jim Jagielski be
       appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Steve, 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 Steve Project be and hereby
       is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
       encourage open development and increased participation in the
       Apache Steve Project.


Jukka Zitting

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