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From "Matthieu Riou" <matth...@offthelip.org>
Subject Re: Incubator dependencies in Apache projects
Date Sat, 27 Sep 2008 04:06:18 GMT
On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Davanum Srinivas <davanum@gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree with Doug. We don't need explicit disclaimers. We can
> encourage them however to mention it somewhere appropriate.
>

+1. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Matthieu


>
> thanks,
> dims
>
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org> 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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