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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: Apache Extras Question
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:03:48 GMT
Hey Ross,

On Dec 30, 2011, at 3:21 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:

> On 30 December 2011 08:21, Nóirín Plunkett <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J)
>> <> wrote:
>>> I'm also of the mindset that the PMC should be the ones saying
> ...
>>> if they are OK with my oodt-pushpull-plugins Extras name and
>>> to me it should be fine if the PMC is OK with that. I can update
>>> the FAQ/guidelines to state that.
>> My very vague recollection from when Apache Extras was booting up was
>> that we didn't want "official PMC-sanctioned projects" to have special
>> status there. I'd give this one a day or two to collect more input
>> before updating anything.
> Noirin is correct here. If we allow exceptions to the rules then those
> exceptions must be policed and we simply don't have the volunteers to
> do that. So I am -1 on the idea that PMCs get special privileges of
> any kind.

Yeah I am too, except for my own PMC(s). I'm totally +1 for us to get
all the special privileges :P

> That being said, if trademarks@ are comfortable with the
> .org.apacheextras namespace then I don't see why we can't allow all
> projects to use it regardless of where they come from.

Me too.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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