On June 20, 2007, the Apache Board voted to promote the Jakarta Commons subproject to Apache Commons.
D. Establish the Apache Commons 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 Java focused reusable libraries and components. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache Commons Project", be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and be it further RESOLVED, that the Apache Commons Project be and hereby is responsible for the creation and maintenance of Java focused reusable libraries and components; and be it further RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Commons" 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 Commons Project, and to have primary responsibility for management of the projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache Commons 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 Commons Project: * Henri Yandell <email@example.com> * Jochen Wiedmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Mario Ivankovits <email@example.com> * Stephen Colebourne <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Dennis Lundberg <email@example.com> * Niall Pemberton <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Martin van den Bemt <email@example.com> * Oliver Zeigermann <firstname.lastname@example.org> * JArg Schaible <email@example.com> * Oliver Heger <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Matt Benson <email@example.com> * Martin Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Phil Steitz <email@example.com> * Torsten Curdt <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Daniel Savarese <dfs at apache.org> * Rory Winston <rwinston at apache.org> * Luc Maisonobe <email@example.com> * Joerg Pietschmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Dion Gillard <email@example.com> * Brent Worden <firstname.lastname@example.org> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Torsten Curdt be appointed to the office of Vice President, Commons, 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 Commons Project be and hereby is tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to encourage open development and increased participation in the Commons Project; and be it further RESOLVED, that the initial Apache Commons Project be and hereby is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache Jakarta Project's Commons; and be it further RESOLVED, that all responsibility pertaining to the Commons sub-project encumbered upon the Apache Jakarta Project are hereafter discharged. Special Order 6D, Establish the Apache Commons project, was approved by Unanimous Vote.
This defines the scope of Apache Commons.
The Apache Commons PMC may decide to focus the scope further via various policies, rules and guidelines that will appear below. For posterity, the Jakarta Commons Charter is kept as a part of this website.
Currently no such refinements apply.