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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [POLICY] Allow extra release distribution channels like the central Maven repository
Date Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:00:24 GMT
-1 (Binding)

On Sep 22, 2008, at 6:41 PM, Paul Querna wrote:

> -1, (Binding).
>
> (For the reasons explained by Craig and Justin in this Thread)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul
>
> Craig L Russell wrote:
>> -1
>> I believe that allowing incubating releases to be treated as full  
>> Apache releases diminishes the Apache brand and makes incubation  
>> disclaimers moot.
>> With Maven, it is too easy to depend on a release with transitive  
>> dependencies on incubating releases without even knowing it. When  
>> the incubating release subsequently is abandoned, blame will be  
>> cast widely, including Apache itself.
>> Considering that dependencies on incubating releases can be  
>> resolved by explicitly adding an incubating Maven repository into  
>> your settings, I don't think that wide, mirrored, distribution is  
>> warranted.
>> Craig
>> On Sep 9, 2008, at 11:34 PM, 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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>> Craig L Russell
>> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System http://db.apache.org/jdo
>> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@sun.com
>> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
>
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