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From "Henri Yandell" <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: incubator releases need to be under www.a.o/dist/incubator
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2007 08:42:37 GMT
Ignoring other parts of the thread,

I'm strongly +1 to Incubator releases being treated as normal ASF
releases at an infrastructure level.

Both in terms of the distributions going into
/www/www.apache.org/dist/incubator/ and the maven2 incubator
repository being closed down and merged into the other two m2
repositories (snapshot and ibiblio).

Hen

On 2/20/07, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> At various times, various people have stated various rather
> incongruent descriptions of what has to be done when a podling
> performs a release
>
>     http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html
>
> One thing that seems to have been forgotten is that an approved
> release must be in the form of SOURCE CODE and must be placed
> in the associated PMC's public distribution area under
>
>     http://www.apache.org/dist/
>
> and by doing so ALL of our releases get archived at
>
>     http://archive.apache.org/dist/
>
> Aside from fulfilling the ASF's purpose as a foundation,
> placing releases in the appropriate location means that they will
> get mirrored correctly and archived automatically.  In turn,
> that gives us a simple URI that can be used to direct government
> inspectors for the export license page
>
>     http://www.apache.org/licenses/exports/
>
> The export regulations don't care whether a product is labeled
> as incubating or not.  Therefore, placing incubating releases
> somewhere other than regular releases is self-defeating.  The
> Incubator PMC must ensure that approved releases are published
> in the correct location after being approved, such that the
> release is archived correctly, and the easiest way to do that
> is to follow the same guidelines as all of the other projects.
>
> ....Roy
>
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