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From Gavin McDonald <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject Re: What is the legal basis for enforcing release policies at ASF?
Date Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:23:08 GMT

> On 20 Aug 2015, at 2:52 pm, Jim Jagielski <jim@jaguNET.com> wrote:
> 
> Coming in late.
> 
> A snapshot is not a release. Licenses "kick in" at distribution/
> release.
> 

Interesting.

So what do we do about all the rc1|rc2|rcx ,alphas, betas and Milestone ‘releases’ that

are on our official mirrors right now?

(Because they would have been voted on as a ‘’release’’ for the projects to put them
there
in the first place)

(Or are all those different to Snapshots somehow?)

Gav…

> There is also a trademark issue as well... only the ASF
> can declare something as a release.
> 
>> On Aug 6, 2015, at 8:50 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi!
>> 
>> while answering a question on release policies and ALv2
>> I've suddenly realized that I really don't know what is the
>> legal basis for enforcing release policies we've got
>> documented over here:
>>  http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
>> 
>> For example, what would be the legal basis for stopping
>> a 3d party from releasing a snapshot of ASF's project
>> source tree and claim it to be a release X.Y.Z of said
>> project?
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Roman.
>> 
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Gav...

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