The Apache Software Foundation
Apache Incubator

Resolution that Created the Incubator Project

Reproduced below is the text of the ASF Board resolution that was adopted in October 2002 and thereby created the Incubator project (the current list of PMC members is also available):

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 accepting new products into the Foundation, providing guidance and support to help each new product engender their own collaborative community, educating new developers in the philosophy and guidelines for collaborative development as defined by the members of the Foundation, and proposing to the board the promotion of such products to independent PMC status once their community has reached maturity.

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

RESOLVED, that the Apache Incubator PMC be and hereby is responsible for the acceptance and oversight of new products submitted or proposed to become part of the Foundation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Apache Incubator PMC is responsible for providing guidance and ensuring that subprojects under its purview develop products according to the Foundation's philosophy and guidelines for collaborative development; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Apache Incubator PMC is responsible for regularly evaluating products under its purview and making the determination in each case of whether the product should be abandoned, continue to receive guidance and support, or proposed to the board for promotion to full project status as part of an existing or new Foundation PMC; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Incubator" 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 Incubator PMC, and to have primary responsibility for management of the subprojects within the scope and responsibility of the Apache Incubator PMC; 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 Incubator PMC:

  • Aaron Bannert
  • Nicola Ken Barozzi
  • Ken Coar
  • Roy T. Fielding
  • B. W. Fitzpatrick
  • Jim Jagielski
  • Greg Stein
  • Sander Striker

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Jim Jagielski be and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Incubator, 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 Incubator 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 Incubator Project.