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From Brian McCallister <>
Subject Re: Specifications as (part of) ASF projects (was RE: Too many licenses? Was: [vote] Accept Glasgow)
Date Sun, 13 Aug 2006 17:51:05 GMT

On Aug 13, 2006, at 10:49 AM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:

> Carl Trieloff wrote:
>> -> Is Apache in the business of writing and publishing  
>> specifications? <-
>> As long as Apache is not in the business of also creating
>> specifications, there will be by definition some separation
>> between code and spec processes, and I would like to work
>> with the ASF to try improve this.
> Wait ... why can't a specification be a releasable, just like a  
> codebase?  The only issue, as I see it, would be enforcement of  
> compliance.  And Roy even put forward a proposed license amendment  
> for such things.
> As you saying that if the ASF would host the specification, that  
> you and the rest of the AMQP IP holders would be willing to  
> contribute and manage the specification here under ASF practices?
> I would be in favor of such an approach.  Honestly, I would vastly  
> prefer to have Open Specifications managed under ASF processes than  
> under the JCP, OASIS, etc.

I very much agree.


> 	--- Noel
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