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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: catch-22: Derby, Mustang, and JCP issue
Date Fri, 23 Jun 2006 19:09:24 GMT


Andreas Korneliussen wrote:
> Andrew McIntyre wrote:
>> On 6/23/06, Jean T. Anderson <jta@bristowhill.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Andreas Korneliussen wrote:
>>> > Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>>> >
>>> > 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.
>>
>>
>> The RM for any Apache release is responsible for evaluating the
>> legalities of the situation surrounding a release and do what is
>> necessary to protect the ASF from legal action. See sections 4 and 8
>> of the ICLA.
>>
> 
> Thanks for confirming that it is the RM who is responsible for the
> legalities.

That's not true.

The PMC is responsible for ensuring that any Release of Apache software
is appropriate.

The PMC.

> 
>>>
>  It's up to Rick? Excuse me but Apache is ultimately responsible for this
>>> release and, as a member of this community, I think it's irresponsible
>>> to not resolve any legal issues *before* a candidate is released. The
>>> last thing Derby needs is legal grief.
>>
> 
> Jean, I did not argue that we should not resolve legal issues before the
> candidate is released.
> 
> I responded to this part of your post, and wanted to clarify that Derby
> does not build the RC, it is the RM who does it.

And the ASF releases it via the action of the PMC.

> 
>> 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?
> 
> Anyone can check out the Derby source tree, and build a "derby" with the
> GA bit set at any time. 

But they can't call it Derby.



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