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From Matei Zaharia <>
Subject [VOTE] Graduation of Apache Spark from the Incubator
Date Sat, 01 Feb 2014 02:04:01 GMT
Hi folks,

The Apache Spark community has VOTEd to graduate from the Apache incubator (vote thread:,
discussion thread:

I’m now calling an official IPMC VOTE to make this happen as well. Here’s the community

Matei Zaharia
Reynold Xin
Tathagata Das
Sean McNamara
Patrick Wendell
Mark Hamstra
Chris Mattmann *
Tom Graves
Henry Saputra *
Andy Konwinski
Josh Rosen
Mosharaf Chowdhury
Mridul Muralidharan
Nick Pentreath
Andrew Xia
Haoyuan Li
Sandy Ryza
Sebastian Schelter *
Kostas Sakellis
Christopher Nguyen
Aaron Davidson
Shivaram Venkataraman
Kay Ousterhout
Evan Sparks
Xuefeng Wu
Konstantin Boudnik
Rahul Chugh
Prashant Sharma
Stephen Haberman
Prabeesh K.
Saisai Shao
Junfeng Feng
Jason Dai
Stevo Slavic
Heiko Braun
Xia Zhu
Manoj Awasthi



* indicates IPMC member

We’ve made three releases in the incubator, added new committers and IPMC members, checked
off the various requirements to migrate the development process to the ASF, and more generally
worked to build this community in the Apache way.

Please VOTE to graduate Apache Spark from the incubator. I’ll leave the VOTE open for 96
hours, until February 4th, 2014. The graduation resolution is pasted below.


Matei and the Apache Spark community

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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 fast and flexible large-scale data analysis
on clusters.

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

RESOLVED, that the Apache Spark Project be and hereby is
responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
related to efficient cluster management, resource isolation
and sharing across distributed applications; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Spark" 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 Spark Project, and to have primary responsibility for
management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
of the Apache Spark 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 Spark Project:

* Mosharaf Chowdhury <>
* Jason Dai <>
* Tathagata Das <>
* Ankur Dave <>
* Aaron Davidson <>
* Thomas Dudziak <>
* Robert Evans <>
* Thomas Graves <>
* Andy Konwinski <>
* Stephen Haberman <>
* Mark Hamstra <>
* Shane Huang <>
* Ryan LeCompte <>
* Haoyuan Li <>
* Sean McNamara <>
* Mridul Muralidharam <>
* Kay Ousterhout <>
* Nick Pentreath <>
* Imran Rashid <>
* Charles Reiss <>
* Josh Rosen <>
* Prashant Sharma <>
* Ram Sriharsha <>
* Shivaram Venkataraman <>
* Patrick Wendell <>
* Andrew Xia <>
* Reynold Xin <>
* Matei Zaharia <>

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

RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
Incubator Spark podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
Project are hereafter discharged.


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