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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What is the legal basis for enforcing release policies at ASF?
Date Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:23:50 GMT
On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 9:52 AM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
> Coming in late.
>
> A snapshot is not a release. Licenses "kick in" at distribution/
> release.

Are you sure? When you have a public source control repo, with a
LICENSE file at the top, I would think that this counts as a legal
'publication' under the terms of the license.

if not, just what is the legal status of source code snipped from our
repositories?


>
> 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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