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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Incubator dependencies in Apache projects
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2008 21:10:18 GMT
On 26/09/2008, Upayavira <uv@odoko.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 22:40 +0200, Jukka Zitting 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.
>
>
> 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."

That's an excellent idea.
It puts the onus where it belongs.

>  Regards, Upayavira
>
>
>
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