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From "Davanum Srinivas" <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Incubator dependencies in Apache projects
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2008 20:49:17 GMT
Agreed. We've done this before and i bring it up yet again :)

Geronimo PMC used Yoko, Yoko failed, they ended up absorbing most of the code.

-- dims

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Here's another angle to the incubating release issue. We already
> discussed this lately in relation to Apache FtpServer and the
> JSecurity podling, see http://markmail.org/message/g23r7rvwvbzbn47z.
> Some of the comments I found troubling were "You will probably not
> release this code to an unsuspecting public anyway, will you?" and
> "the actual bottom line is that if the MINA project wants to release
> JSecurity as an *internal* dependency, that is the MINA project's
> "problem" to support." Another troubling thing is that the question
> even needed to be asked.
>
> IMHO the only guidance that we give other projects about incubating
> dependencies should be included in the required disclaimers and the
> fact that we approve a release in the first place. After that it's up
> to the other project to review and decide whether they want the
> dependency or not.
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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