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From Tim Williams <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache OpenOffice Community Graduation Vote
Date Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:15:35 GMT
On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> <snip>
>>> I can give the IPMC a hand here, if my point is too obscure.  A policy
>>> might look like this:
>>> Resolved:   An Apache project's release consists of a canonical source
>>> artifact, voted on and approved by the PMC.  A PMC can also distribute
>>> additional, non-source artifacts, including documentation, binaries,
>>> samples, etc., that are provided for the convenience of the user.
>>> These non-source artifacts must must be buildable from the canonical
>>> source artifact.  Additional 3rd party libraries may be included
>>> solely in compliance with license policies defined by Apache Legal
>>> Affairs.  Additionally the non-source artifacts (or the PMC) must
>>> ____________    and must not _________________.
>> That's existing policy. As people keep saying (most recently, Joe, in
>> no uncertain terms).
> Hi Greg,
> And Joe, as I'm sure you noticed, also said:
> This is my understanding as well.
> In any case, you seem to agree with the wording that I gave above,
> since you say it represents existing policy.  Since I can find no
> place on the IPMC or ASF website where this policy is actually stated
> (and please correct me if I missed it), it might be good if we took my
> summary from above and put it into the Podling Release Guide.  I know
> there is an ongoing effort to clean up the IPMC website.  I'd be happy
> to submit a patch.

Marvin gave the link earlier in this thread. 4th para is the relevant bit.


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