The Board of Directors of The Apache Software Foundation is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the Bylaws. …
Much like any corporation, the board oversees the overall strategic direction of the ASF. Contrary to what you might think, this is not technical direction for our many projects – that is delegated to the various Project Management Committees (PMCs) that run our projects.
Along with overseeing that the ASF meets any legal or organizational obligations it has, the board works with the officers to ensure that legal and organizational issues keep out of the way of our projects’ doing their good work, and performing the mission of the ASF: producing high quality software for the public good.
As a public charity, minutes of board meetings are public record after being approved by the board.
A depiction of the change in board members over history of the ASF, showing the slow but steady progress to bring in new voices at the director level: