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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What is the legal basis for enforcing release policies at ASF?
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2015 01:06:25 GMT
It's all trademark. They can release whatever they want so long as
they clearly document that it does not come from us. We ask them to
achieve this clarity via certain trademark guidelines, but the
principle behind the thing is that they can't mislead the public into
thinking it comes from us.

On Thu, 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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