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From "Davanum Srinivas" <>
Subject Re: Incubator dependencies in Apache projects
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:59:40 GMT
I agree with Doug. We don't need explicit disclaimers. We can
encourage them however to mention it somewhere appropriate.


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Doug Cutting <> wrote:
> Upayavira wrote:
>> Exactly. I was writing something much the same. We could even require
>> TLP projects that have incubating dependencies to include a statement in
>> their releases to that effect: "Should any of our incubating
>> dependencies fail incubation, we (the TLP) will take responsibility for
>> that code so as to continue supporting our users."
> -1  Do we require similar disclaimers when we depend on BSD licensed code
> from SourceForge that one guy wrote and that hasn't been updated in a year?
>  Outside of legalities, it's up to each PMC to decide whether a dependency
> is a good for its project.  Sometimes the best solution isn't a great
> solution, but it might be better than no solution at all.  If a project
> depends on something that dies, then it has to decide whether it can live
> without it, reanimate it, use something else, or whatever.  We don't
> otherwise mandate back-compatibility from one release to the next.  Back
> compatibility is a very good way to maintain a community, but it's not
> absolutely required by the ASF.
> Doug
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