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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: A maturity model for Apache projects
Date Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20:34:59 GMT
On 06/01/2015 Tim Williams wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 3:06 PM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>> The binaries OpenOffice makes available for download from its official site
>> are "convenience binaries" as per Bertrand's description. We are not going
>> to ask users to build it themselves!
> We're heading off-topic a bit, but... Really? I thought you guys were
> some sort of exception to our normal policy and that it was provided
> by the PMC.

We are really going off-topic, but just to clarify: the [VOTE] mail 
references both the source and the convenience binaries. Convenience 
binaries are prepared by the Release Manager on his own hardware (and 
this is slowly moving to Apache-owned infrastructure). A major flaw in a 
binary would be a reason for rejecting a release candidate, or asking a 
rebuild of binary packages. So you guessed right: they are PMC-approved 
convenience binaries.

I hope it's clear now. See here for a sample [VOTE] mail:


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