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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Apachelounge problems
Date Sun, 19 Aug 2007 17:21:00 GMT
Joe Schaefer wrote:
> 
> Colm MacCarthaigh <colm@stdlib.net> writes:
> 
> > On Sat, Aug 18, 2007 at 05:09:08PM -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> >> Hmmm... seems that - even though we've *repeated* this multiple times,
> >> we have to state this again.  Contents of http://httpd.apache.org/dev/dist/
> >> are *development* tarballs and not for any distribution.
> >
> > It's called "dist", clearly they are for any level distribution anyone
> > feels like. Unless you want us to re-license!
> 
> But the "dist" should be limited to people who are on/pay attention to
> this mailing list [1].  Anything else increases the personal liability of
> anyone involved in putting that tarball up on the website for download.
> 
> If putting files into dev/dist conveys the implication that you intend
> for people to be *redistributing* those artifacts, then I think it 
> is a mistake, and you'd be better off using people.apache.org/~foo
> for putting up candidates to test.  That doesn't stop people from
> redistributing candidates, but it doesn't conflate the fact that
> the ASF/this PMC has done nothing to endorse them.
> 

Personally, I intend to, in the future, put all candidate tarballs
under my ~jim link; Not that this will remove the problem at
all, but at least it avoids the irritating claim that somehow
by placing under dev/dist we are "releasing" the s/w.
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