Apache Ant™ Mission
This is the board resolution (from the minutes) that created the Apache Ant project:
7.D. Resolution [R3] to create the Ant PMC 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 the Apache Ant build tool, 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 Ant PMC", be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the Foundation; and be it further RESOLVED, that the Apache Ant PMC be and hereby is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Ant build system and related software components, based on software licensed to the Foundation; and be it further RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache Ant" 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 Ant PMC, and to have primary responsibility for management of the projects within the scope of responsibility of the Apache Ant 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 Ant PMC: Bruce Atherton Stephane Bailliez Stefan Bodewig Erik Hatcher Diane Holt Donald Leslie Steve Loughran Conor MacNeill Costin Manolache Sam Ruby Jon Skeet Magesh Umasankar Christoph Wilhelms NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Conor MacNeill be and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache Ant, 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 Ant 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 Ant Project. By Unanimous Vote, Resolution R3 was approved. The Ant PMC is hereby created.