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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: [Proposal]: Libcloud to become a TLP
Date Sat, 14 May 2011 17:10:06 GMT
+1, great job guys!



On May 14, 2011, at 9:35 AM, Tomaz Muraus wrote:

> Hello all,
> Apache Libcloud developers and community thinks we are ready to graduate and
> become a top level project.
> Libcloud ( has entered the incubator
> in late 2009 and so far we have had multiple releases.
> The last version (0.4.2) was released in January. We are currently working
> towards 0.5.0 which is planned to be released in the upcoming week. This
> release is considered as a big one since it will include multiple new
> features (storage & load balancer API), new provider drivers and a lot of
> improvements.
> We have also built a healthy and a diverse community around our project. So
> far we have received (and continue to receive) multiple contributions from
> them.
> Community voting has passed with ten (10) +1's, zero (0) 0's and zero (0)
> -1's. Thread with the results can be found at
> Our status file can be found at
> the resolution is included bellow.
> <>
> Thanks,
> Tomaz
> Establish the Apache Libcloud 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 abstracting differences
> between cloud providers 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 Libcloud Project",
> be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
> Foundation; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that the Apache Libcloud Project be and hereby is
> responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
> related to software providing a standard interface to the
> cloud provider APIs; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Libcloud" 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 Libcloud Project, and to have primary responsibility
> for management of the projects within the scope of
> responsibility of the Apache Libcloud 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 Libcloud Project:
>  * Eric Woods (
>  * Jed Smith (
>  * Jeremiah Orem(
>  * Jerry Chen (
>  * Roman Bogorodskiy (
>  * Tom Davis (
>  * Tomaz Muraus (
>  * Paul Querna (
> be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Libcloud, 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 Libcloud 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 Libcloud Project; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that the Apache Libcloud Project be and hereby
> is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
> Incubator Libcloud podling; and be it further
> RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
> Incubator Libcloud podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
> Project are hereafter discharged.

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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