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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release HttpComponents Client 4.4-alpha1 based on RC1
Date Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:07:20 GMT
On Sun, 2014-06-29 at 16:55 +0100, sebb wrote:
> On 29 June 2014 15:59, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2014-06-29 at 15:27 +0100, sebb wrote:
> >> On 29 June 2014 15:15, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> >

...

> >> >
> >> > What we release is a source tarball. Binary artifacts are distributed
> >> > merely for convenience of users.
> >>
> >> Yes, they are optional.
> >>
> >
> > Ah, finally. So are website or any reports.
> 
> The website is not really optional as far as consumers are concerned,
> but is not generally subject to a release vote.
> However there are still some rules (e.g. branding) which the site must follow.
> 
> The reports are not strictly needed for consumers, although the Clirr
> one may be useful.
> However, some of the are important for the purpose of the release vote.
> 

So, they can be and should be built from source. 

> >> But they are still distributions, and still need to follow the rules
> >> regarding NOTICE and LICENSE etc.
> >> And sigs/hashes must be OK
> >> ETC.
> >>
> >
> > Yes, by making sure that the correct artifacts can be built from source.
> 
> No (*).
> 
> Assuming that the RM intends to publish the binary jars to Maven and
> the binary bundle to the ASF mirrors, then these are distributions. As
> such they must meet the requirements.
> 
> For example the ASF does not allow bundling of 3rd party code that is
> not compatible with the AL2.0. This is to ensure consumers can be sure
> that the downloads we provide are available under the AL2.0 license.
> 
> (*) ensuring that the artefacts can be built from source is a separate issue.
> 

No.

Oleg



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