The information used generating the projects website is intended to be largely self sufficient with as few dependancies as possible. Achieveing total independance is not, however, possible given the heirachical nature of the Apache Software Foundation.
Project Management Committee
Every project is controlled by a Project management Committee (PMC) and thus every project DOAP file needs a link back to that group. To allow us to propvide more information about the PMC, a small PMC data file is maintained for every PMC and this is linked from the project DOAP files.