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[VOTE] Avro as TLP?
Please vote as to whether you think Avro should become a top-level
Apache project, as mentioned previously on this list.

I've included below a draft board resolution.  It lists all current
committers as the initial members of the project management committee
(PMC) and Matt Massie as the initial chair.

Does the Hadoop PMC support sending this proposal on to the board?




     X. Establish the Apache Avro 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 data serialization
        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 Avro Project",
        be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
        Foundation; and be it further

        RESOLVED, that the Apache Avro Project be and hereby is
        responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
        related to data serialization; and be it further

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

          * Doug Cutting         <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          * Jeff Hammerbacher    <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          * Jeff Hodges          <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          * Matt Massie          <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          * Philip Zeyliger      <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          * Scott Banachowski    <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          * Scott Carey          <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          * Sharad Agarwal       <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
          * Thiruvalluvan M. G.  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

        be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Avro, 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 Avro 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 Avro Project; and be it further

        RESOLVED, that the Apache Avro Project be and hereby
        is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
        Hadoop Avro sub-project; and be it further

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