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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject [VOTE] Apache Tika TLP Board Resolution
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2010 02:43:56 GMT
Hi Folks,

Per the existing discussions and feedback:


I'd like to call a community VOTE thread on the below board resolution to
make Apache Tika a Top Level Project (TLP) [1]. Please vote and voice your
opinion. I'll leave the vote open for the next 72 hours. I'll take the
results of this VOTE and then submit a final VOTE thread to the Lucene PMC
for consideration.

Establish the Apache Tika 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 content detection and analysis 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 Tika Project",
      be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
      Foundation; and be it further

      RESOLVED, that the Apache Tika Project be and hereby is
      responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
      related to a content analysis and detection toolkit; and be it further

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

      * Chris A. Mattmann (mattm...@...)
      * Jukka Zitting (ju...@...)
      * Ken Krugler (kkrug...@...)
      * Keith Bennett (kbenn...@...)
      * Mark Harwood (mharw...@...)
      * Dave Meikle (dmei...@...)
      * Sami Siren (si...@...)
      * Rida Benjelloun (ridabenjell...@...)

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Chris A. Mattmann
      be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Tika, 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 Apache Tika Project be and hereby
      is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
      Lucene Tika sub-project; and be it further

      RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
      Lucene Tika sub-project encumbered upon the
      Apache Tika Project are hereafter discharged.


[1] http://www.apache.org/dev/project-creation.html

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Email: Chris.Mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov
WWW:   http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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