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From Jason van Zyl <ja...@maven.org>
Subject Re: [policy] incubating projects and maven repositories v1.0
Date Mon, 28 Aug 2006 16:16:28 GMT

On 28 Aug 06, at 11:44 AM 28 Aug 06, Leo Simons wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 12:44:58PM -0400, Jason van Zyl wrote:
> <snip/>
>> There was discussion that incubator repository would not be sync'd to
>> the central repository but I don't really see much point in this. A
>> few folks with incubating projects have voiced concerns that they
>> don't want to see their projects be taken out of circulation in the
>> central repository because they are incubating. If each and every
>> incubating project has a version for each artifact like that above
>> then it will be fairly clear that it's from the incubator. Moreso
>> then if you just had a repository definition pointing at the
>> incubator repository.
>>
>> Also someone may make an repository request to place an incubator
>> artifact in the central repository and at this point a policy
>> mandated here would conflict with someone's right to redistribute
>> artifacts created in the incubator. I don't really want to get into
>> the business of policing repository requests. I think it is in the
>> best interests of the  incubating projects to have the incubator
>> repository sync'd to Maven's central repository. The source of
>> artifacts for incubating projects is clear from the version so I
>> don't think there will be any confusion by consumers of these
>> artifacts and as such I don't really see any downside to allowing the
>> sync to Maven's central repository.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>
> "central repository" is ibiblio.org right?

Correct.

> Eg not an ASF machine?

Correct.

> I think
> its not up to the incubator to dictate policies on what external  
> parties
> should and should not do with our software.
>
> It all comes back to being clear to users and providing a consistent
> message, and I think the steps we agreed on here (seperate repo, clear
> versioning, incubation notices on website and in readme) are  
> sufficient,
> and I doubt we should go any further than that.
>
> If other ASF projects depend on projects that depend on projects that
> depend on incubating projects that are published on the ibiblio  
> site and
> that is not sufficiently clear for users of that project, then that's
> not the responsibility of the incubator pmc to fix.
>
> IOW, I don't really want to to get into the business of policing  
> anything
> but the bits we're actually responsible for policing :)
>
> So I'll withold actual thoughts (which would've been along the  
> lines of
> "centralized storage is so 1990s") ;)
>
> LSD
>
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Jason van Zyl
jason@maven.org




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