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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Apache Extras Question
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:21:33 GMT
On 30 December 2011 08:21, Nóirín Plunkett <noirin@apache.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 10:30 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J)
> <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> 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.

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.

Other uses of Apache marks are already covered by the trademarks
policy and managed by individual PMCs.

Ross


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Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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