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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Fw: [VOTE] Graduate ACE from the Apache Incubator
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:48:11 GMT
Please, let's not try to redefine the notion of an "open source release".
The fact that you personally don't give a shit about the distribution
of sources outside subversion doesn't mean the rest of the world feels
as you do about it.

----- Original Message -----
> From: Alex Karasulu <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 12:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: [VOTE] Graduate ACE from the Apache Incubator
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Guillaume Nodet <> wrote:
>>  That's really a good question.   I'm using apache projects a lot 
> but I've
>>  never downloaded a single source release since ages, mostly using svn to
>>  checkout / build, or maven source jars for debugging within the ide as you
>>  said.
>>  I know it's a requirement, but it's not very useful for certain 
> kind of
>>  projects imho..
> Plus if I am going to make a bug fix or add a feature that I intend to
> contribute back I will do it as a diff patch which I generate from version
> control.
> So having the sources in a release is worthless for me. Knowing the tag is
> what I need to work the source, produce a patch and submit that back to the
> community.
> Regards,
> Alex

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