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From Erik Abele <e...@codefaktor.de>
Subject Re: 2.2.7
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2007 23:39:22 GMT
On 28.09.2007, at 01:28, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Erik Abele wrote:
>>
>> Sure, we all have to pay our bills but you're overlooking a  
>> difference:
>> Nick just replied to an inquiry offering his (and others  
>> services); he
>> doesn't advertise any revenue-generating site after every release  
>> etc.
>> etc... ;-0
>
> Nick's comment didn't even mention he does this exclusively, he  
> pointed
> out that there are a number of devs or organizations who can  
> provide such
> services, and was *probably* letting the user know that the scope  
> of their
> troubles was not going to elicit them enough purely voulenteer help.

Exactly!

>> Again, Steffens contributions would be very welcomed *here* if this
>> whole AL thing were just not that misleading - hey, with some  
>> effort he
>> could e.g. help out constructively by building these binaries in a
>> transparent and documented way *here* and we could even distribute  
>> them
>> from apache.org/dist (plus mirrors) to help the win community even  
>> more!
>
> I want to be sure folks understand that the relabeling that Steffan  
> and
> the AL team have already done went a long way to satisfying almost any
> of the project's possible concerns; the Feather is gone,  
> disclaimers are
> posted.  W.r.t. actually creating or distributing RC's, Colm's points
> went a long way to convince me they can be helpful --- that is if  
> and only
> if the feedback gets back to where it might be useful to improving  
> the s/w.

Absolutely.

> Also note we only post binaries from committers; we can't/won't elicit
> or host them for add'l third parties.  So for example, any committer
> is welcome to post updated sun .pkg's.  But we wouldn't accept those
> from Sun.  The origin of all of the files under
>    http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/
> is from an Apache httpd project committer, each of whom is bound to  
> a CLA
> (to resolve any possible IP/trust issues.)

Yep, maybe my post was misleading; with "some effort" I actually  
meant "becoming a committer"... :)

Cheers,
Erik

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