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From "Les Hazlewood" <lhazlew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [POLICY] Allow extra release distribution channels like the central Maven repository
Date Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:03:35 GMT
IMO, easy adoption and community building is more important than the
potential negatives.

+1 (non binding)

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Brett Porter <brett.porter@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
> I don't always think it's a good idea to do so, and particularly to depend
> on it from another release. But I don't think the technical constraint fits
> the social purpose in this instance and ends up making a nuisance of itself
> for little or no benefit.
>
> - Brett
>
> 2008/9/10 Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com>
>
>> 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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>
>
> --
> Brett Porter
> Blog: http://blogs.exist.com/bporter/
>

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