+1 disclaimer verified.

James Dixson wrote:
I have updated the packages with a DISCLAIMER.txt file.

The previous candidates have been removed and replaces with new files:

The candidate files can be found here:

Each file has a MD5, SHA1 and a Signature.

The output from RAT is also included in the "*-rat-output.txt" file
just as before.


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 8:44 AM, ant elder <antelder@apache.org> wrote:
There needs to be this text included:

"Apache Etch is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software
Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC. Incubation is
required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates
the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have
in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation
status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of
code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the

The Incubator policy page mentions that this is required:

"the release archive MUST contain an Incubation disclaimer (as described in
the previous section)"
 - http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Releases

but that previous section mentioned appears to be missing. The release
management guide also mentions it but has a TODO to finish the section:

"TODO: the incubator requires that users are informed that the by including
a standard disclaimer. may be include in README, RELEASE_NOTES DISCLAIMER."

That guide recommends that the disclaimer is included in the NOTICE but I'm
not sure that is correct these days and I thought now either a separate
DISCLAIMER file or including the disclaimer text in the top README was


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 2:20 PM, James Dixson <dixson3@gmail.com> wrote:
I probably missed the disclaimer text completely. Is there a
web-page/reference that describes what should be in it?

As for the headers, this is a known inconsistency in some of the
source files. We have already corrected it in trunk and it will be
part of the 1.1 release.


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 4:06 AM, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 1:54 AM, James Dixson <dixson3@gmail.com> wrote:

Ok folks I believe we have our first Apache release candidate for Etch:

With this release we have updated all of the licensing/headers for the
project to meet Apache standards, fixed a few bugs and validated under
Windows, OS X and Linux (Ubuntu).

Complete listing of what was fixed is here:

We *have not* in 1.0.2 changed the package names from "etch" to
"org.apache.etch", that change will be in our next release,
apache-etch-1.1-incubating, which will be ready for release in another
weeks. We did not change the package names to maintain compatibility
folks running the pre-apache 1.0.x releases who are only interested in

We have met the threshold for committer votes in the following threads:


The candidate files can be found here:
Each file has a MD5, SHA1 and a Signature.

Finally, the output from RAT is also included in the "*-rat-output.txt"


I can't find a DISCLAIMER file or the Incubator disclaimer text anywhere
the release artifacts. If it is there and I've just missed it then +1 as
rest of it looks good, but if the disclaimer is missing then that
needs to be fixed.

A couple of other non-blocking comments:

Nothing in the readme or releases notes says what Etch does, might be
to have a brief sentence or two saying what the project is about.

There's a Cisco copyright at the top of all the source files, can that
moved to the NOTICE file as described at:



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