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Scope of Apache Commons

On , 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                <bayard@apache.org>
        * Jochen Wiedmann              <jochen@apache.org>
        * Mario Ivankovits             <imario@apache.org>
        * Stephen Colebourne           <scolebourne@apache.org>
        * Dennis Lundberg              <dennisl@apache.org>
        * Niall Pemberton              <niallp@apache.org>
        * Martin van den Bemt          <mvdb@apache.org>
        * Oliver Zeigermann            <ozeigermann@apache.org>
        * JArg Schaible                <joehni@apache.org>
        * Oliver Heger                 <oheger@apache.org>
        * Matt Benson                  <mbenson@apache.org>
        * Martin Cooper                <martinc@apache.org>
        * Phil Steitz                  <psteitz@apache.org>
        * Torsten Curdt                <tcurdt@apache.org>
        * Daniel Savarese              <dfs at apache.org>
        * Rory Winston                 <rwinston at apache.org>
        * Luc Maisonobe                <luc@apache.org>
        * Joerg Pietschmann            <pietsch@apache.org>
        * Dion Gillard                 <dion@apache.org>
        * Brent Worden                 <brentworden@apache.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.

Apache Commons 'Charter'

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.