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From Paul Querna <c...@force-elite.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [POLICY] Allow extra release distribution channels like the central Maven repository
Date Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:41:07 GMT
-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
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> 


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