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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Update on 4.5.4 release?
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:55:09 GMT

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 4:22 PM, Brian Fox <brianf@infinity.nu> wrote:
>>  > Not so long ago Sonatype as a commercial entity was openly 
>> hostile to
>>  > this project.
>>  Reference?
>>  > I am sorry if that sounds harsh, but personally I am not going to 
>> do
>>  > anything to advance commercial interests of an unfriendly company.
>>  That's your prerogative, of course, but Peter doesn't necessarily
>>  represent his company nor the other way round.
>>  Peter, any committer can call for a release of any version/branch 
>> of any
>>  project at any time. You can help by providing (non-binding) voting
>>  feedback for any release proposed. If this community has a cold 
>> attitude
>>  toward your employer, you can suggest to your employer that they 
>> attempt
>>  to reach-out to this community in order to repair that relationship.
> Hi Oleg, I was really caught off guard by your assertion and am sorry 
> you
> feel that way. I'm one of the co-founders and CTO at Sonatype and I 
> can't
> ever recall a time where anyone was hostile towards http client.
> I am still actively involved at Apache, through the Maven PMC, 
> Creadur and
> RAT PMCs and at Infra. We have many other developers who are 
> contributors
> and PMC members of various Apache projects. Sonatype the company 
> sponsors
> Apache through Infra donations and still provides the Central 
> repository
> for everyone to use. We've also helped report vulnerabilities that are
> uncovered in our research and our CSO even fixed a Xalan vulnerability
> since there were no devs left on the project.
> In short, I believe Sonatype and our developers have a healthy and 
> happy
> relationship with Apache in general. If you believe otherwise, I'd be 
> happy
> to chat with you off list to understand your concerns.

Hi Brian

I have no concerns of what so ever. All is well. It is amazing how 
quickly things get forgotten, though.

HC 4.5.4 release is in progress.


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