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From Luciano Resende <>
Subject Re: Apache Extras notifications (was: Disable GitHub commenting [httpd])
Date Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:51:55 GMT
On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Doug Cutting <> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:19 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>> Apache communities do a *ton* of things. If the community is helping to
>> manage non-ASF stuff... no biggy.
>> The ASF websites and releases have very clear requirements on vendor-neutral
>> ALv2 work. If a PMC/community can clearly delineate any work outside of
>> that... great.
>> Just don't confuse our users.
> I'm a bit confused.  If a PMC is coordinating work, no matter where
> it's hosted, isn't that ASF activity?  I've always assumed that work
> on GPL-licensed stuff at apache-extras should be done by individuals
> (who may happen to also do work at Apache), but that an Apache PMC
> should not coordinate that work.  That a product is controlled by an
> Apache PMC seems to me stronger evidence that it's an official Apache
> product than that it's hosted on Apache-owned servers.  (Not to
> mention that using Apache mailing lists for that coordination does
> host part of the project on Apache-owned servers.)
> When we launched Apache Extras we said that, "projects on the new
> Google-hosted service will not be managed by The Apache Software
> Foundation".  To me that meant that PMCs should not manage projects
> there.
> Am I misunderstanding your statements above?  Or is my interpretation
> of policy too strict here?
> Doug

And here is the current official Guidelines for Apache-Extras projects


Luciano Resende

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