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From Jason van Zyl <ja...@maven.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [POLICY] Allow extra release distribution channels like the central Maven repository
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:24:58 GMT

On 10-Sep-08, at 8:34 AM, Jukka Zitting wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We've had a number of long discussions about the incubating projects
> using the central Maven repository to distribute their releases. The
> current policy is that incubating releases should not go to there. The
> related discussion threads have died with no consensus but the issue
> still exists and affects many podlings. I would like to finally
> resolve the issue one way or another by calling the Incubator PMC to
> vote on the matter.
>
> In INCUBATOR-82 I have prepared a patch (also attached below) that
> changes the policy document to explicitly _allow_ extra distribution
> channels like the central Maven repository for incubating releases.
> Note that the proposed patch allows any such channels instead of
> focusing just on the Maven repository. Also, any releases must still
> be approved, comply with the disclaimer and naming rules, and be
> primarily distributed through the official
> http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/ channel.
>
> Please vote on accepting or rejecting this policy change! This
> majority vote is open for a week and only votes from the Incubator PMC
> members are binding.
>
> [ ] +1 Yes, allow extra release distribution channels like the central
> Maven repository
> [ ] -1 No, keep the current policy
>
> My vote is +1
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
> Patch from https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INCUBATOR-82:
>
> Index: site-author/incubation/Incubation_Policy.xml
> ===================================================================
> --- site-author/incubation/Incubation_Policy.xml	(revision 692094)
> +++ site-author/incubation/Incubation_Policy.xml	(working copy)
> @@ -489,6 +489,8 @@
>         <p>
> Releases for <em>podling</em> <strong>MUST</strong> be distributed
 
> through
> <code>http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/<em>podling</em></code>.
> +In addition, the Podling MAY choose to distribute approved releases  
> through
> +other channels like the central Maven repository.
>         </p>
>       </section>
>       <section id="Use+of+Apache+Resources">
>
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Thanks,

Jason

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Jason van Zyl
Founder,  Apache Maven
jason at sonatype dot com
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A man enjoys his work when he understands the whole and when he
is responsible for the quality of the whole

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