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From Matt Hogstrom <m...@hogstrom.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release ManifoldCF 0.5-incubating, RC0
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:08:09 GMT
Different venue is fine.  I was merely observing that we (almost every project) produces source
and binaries distributions from the same pages.  Hard to argue we don't distribute binaries;
we do.
Matt Hogstrom
matt@hogstrom.org

A Day Without Nuclear Fusion Is a Day Without Sunshine

On Mar 26, 2012, at 2:31 PM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Matt Hogstrom <matt@hogstrom.org> wrote:
>> My point is that if push came to shove, legally, I think the -bin objects
>> would be considered a distribution.
> 
> I disagree.  The ASF only releases source.
> 
> If I understand correctly, changing that position undermines the
> indemnification protections that have been painstakingly set up by Roy and
> others.
> 
> Policy is that binaries are not endorsed by the ASF.  If you wish to
> change that policy and secure the backing of the ASF for binaries (which I
> will oppose), this doesn't seem like the right venue to make such a
> proposal.
> 
> If the policy of source-only releases is confusing to some of our Java
> developers, perhaps we should revisit how we vet incubating releases of Java
> projects to emphasize this policy.
> 
> Marvin Humphrey
> 
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