Jakarta has a Project Management Committee (PMC) which manages and oversees the project. It is part of the legal framework supporting and protecting the ASF. All ASFTop Level Projects have a PMC.
The role of the PMC is defined by the ASF By-Laws at section 6.3 - http://apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html
"Each Project Management Committee shall be responsible for the active management of one or more projects identified by resolution of the Board of Directors which may include, without limitation, the creation or maintenance of "open-source" software for distribution to the public at no charge. Subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, the chairman of each Project Management Committee shall be primarily responsible for project(s) managed by such committee, and he or she shall establish rules and procedures for the day to day management of project(s) for which the committee is responsible."