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From Jukka Zitting <>
Subject FYI: PDFBox is preparing for graduation
Date Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:56:32 GMT

The PDFBox project has just started the community graduation vote as
described in the graduation process [1].



Jukka Zitting

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From: Jukka Zitting <>
Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 6:52 PM
Subject: [VOTE] Graduate PDFBox to an Apache TLP
To: pdfbox-dev <>


Following the Incubator graduation process [1], I'd like to ask the
PDFBox community to vote on its readiness to become an Apache top
level project (TLP). In addition to measuring consensus on the project
meeting the graduation criteria [2], this vote is about the board
resolution draft included below. Do we have consensus on the proposed
scope, initial members and VP? So far we have no other candidates than
Andreas for the VP post, so I've simply entered his name in the
resolution instead of calling another vote on who should be the first
PMC chair.

This vote is only the first step in the graduation process. Assuming
this vote passes, I will call the Incubator PMC to vote on PDFBox
graduation and then the ASF board will make the final decision based
on the community and IPMC recommendations.

So, please vote on whether you think PDFBox is ready to graduate as
described in the board resolution draft below. Anyone in the PDFBox
community is welcome to cast a vote, but only votes from the PDFBox
PPMC members are binding. The vote is open for the next 72 hours.

   [ ] +1 Graduate PDFBox
   [ ] -1 Do not graduate yet, because...

My vote is +1.



Jukka Zitting

  X. Establish the Apache PDFBox 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 reading, creating and
     manipulating PDF documents for distribution at no charge to
     the public.

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

     RESOLVED, that the Apache PDFBox Project be and hereby is
     responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
     related to reading, creating and manipulating PDF documents
     and be it further

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

       * Andreas Lehmkühler        <>
       * Ben Litchfield            <>
       * Brian Carrier             <>
       * Daniel Wilson             <>
       * Jeremias Märki            <>
       * Jukka Zitting             <>
       * Philipp Koch              <>

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Andreas Lehmkühler
     be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache PDFBox, 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 PDFBox PMC be and hereby is
     tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
     encourage open development and increased participation in the
     Apache PDFBox Project; and be it further

     RESOLVED, that the Apache PDFBox Project be and hereby
     is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
     Incubator PDFBox podling; and be it further

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

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