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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release cassandra 0.4.0-beta1
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:00:15 GMT
On 17/08/2009, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 10:46 AM, sebb<sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > On 14/08/2009, Eric Evans <eevans@rackspace.com> wrote:
>  >> The Cassandra community voted on and approved the release of Apache
>  >>  Cassandra 0.4.0-beta1. We would now like to request the approval of the
>  >>  Incubator PMC for this release.
>  >>
>  >>  Cassandra is a massively scalable, eventually consistent, distributed,
>  >>  structured key-value store.
>  >>
>  >>  Podling Vote thread:
>  >>  http://www.mail-archive.com/cassandra-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg00639.html
>  >>  0.4.0-beta1 artifacts: http://people.apache.org/~eevans
>  >
>  > No zip archives.
>  >
>  >>  SVN Tag:
>  >>  http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/cassandra/tags/cassandra-0.4.0-beta1
>  >
>  > Lots of missing SVN properties, see CASSANDRA-368
>  >
>  > The NOTICE file should not contain the line
>  > "Developers and Contributors are listed in the project POM file"
>  >
>  > It only mentions Groovy, yet the binary archive contains several other jars:
>  >
>  > antlr-3.1.3.jar
>  > apache-cassandra-incubating-0.4.0-beta1.jar
>  > clhm-20090629.jar
>  > commons-cli-1.1.jar
>  > commons-collections-3.2.1.jar
>  > commons-javaflow-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar
>  > commons-lang-2.4.jar
>  > google-collect-1.0-rc1.jar
>  > groovy-1.5.6.jar
>  > high-scale-lib.jar
>  > jline-0.9.94.jar
>  > junit-4.6.jar
>  > libthrift.jar
>  > log4j-1.2.15.jar
>  >
>  > The commons jars are OK, but surely the others need mentioning?
>  > Is JUnit needed at run-time? If not, don't include it.
>  >
>  > The different license files all need to be included in the top-level
>  > LICENSE.txt file
>  >
>  > No need to mention commons or other ASF jars, but the others should be
>  > mentioned, e.g. add at the end:
>  >
>  > x,y, and z are licensed under the AL 2.0, see above.
>  >
>  > The license for X is here:
>  > [Include license text]
>  >
>  > Etc.
>  >
>  >>  Project home: http://incubator.apache.org/cassandra/
>  >>  Incubation status: http://incubator.apache.org/projects/cassandra.html
>  >>
>  >>  Regards,
>  >>
>  >>
>  >>  --
>  >>  Eric Evans
>  >>  eevans@rackspace.com
>  >>
>
>
> Could you say which if any of those are blocking issues that must be
>  fixed for this release?

The SVN properties are not blocking.

>  Given whats being said in the "Thrift release
>  legal issues" thread i think it should be ok to have the 3rd party
>  licenses separate,

I disagree. It must be possible to find all the LICENSE files starting
at the initial LICENSE file. At the very least, the initial LICENSE
file should have pointers to the other license files.

> the NOTICE file looks acceptable to me too.

AIUI, the NOTICE file needs to give attributions to all 3rd party code
included in the propose release.

>
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>
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