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From Andreas Korneliussen <andreas.kornelius...@sun.com>
Subject Re: catch-22: Derby, Mustang, and JCP issue
Date Fri, 23 Jun 2006 16:34:15 GMT
Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> Andreas Korneliussen wrote:
> 
>>Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>>
>>
>>>David posted a good summary of the legal catch-22 at [1]. But the
>>>shortest story is:
>>>
>>> + Mustang wants to ship a GA Derby 10.2, which supports JDBC 4.0.
>>> + Derby can't ship a GA 10.2 until JDBC 4.0 is GA, which is with
>>>Mustang.
>>>
>>>Let's keep this thread confined to the JCP issue Andrew raised that to
>>>roll a release candidate qualifies as "creation".[2] And those release
>>>candidates will be generally available.
>>>
>>>How do we handle this cleanly?
>>>
>>
>>I think, by following the schedule Rick has proposed, we will handle
>>this cleanly.
>>
>>August 25 - Begin vetting 10.2 release candidate
>>End of October - Expected GA of JDBC4 with Mustang
>>End of October - GA of Derby 10.2. Release promoted to Apache mirrors.
>>
>>As you can see from the schedule, Derby 10.2 does not go GA when we
>>start the vetting of the release candidate. Building a RC is not the
>>same as going GA.
>>
>>As for alpha/beta bits: they should not be set on a release candidate.
>>The vetted bits are the final bits if the community votes for the
>>release.  As far as I know, they were not set on the recently rejected
>>10.1.3 RC.
> 
> 
> Can Derby legally build an RC with the GA bits set before JDBC 4.0 is
> GA? --Understanding that the RC will be readily available to anyone to
> download?
> 
> This legal issue needs to get resolved.
>

In this case, it is Rick (the release manager) who builds the RC, and 
who makes it available before JDBC4 goes GA. I guess it would be up to 
him to take the legal responsibility.

Andreas


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