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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: Release Verification Checklist
Date Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:00:13 GMT
On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 5:13 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:

> The N&L files also apply to the SCM tree;

Yes, true.  Here's a message from Doug Cutting to legal-discuss@apache
on the subject: http://s.apache.org/9r7>.

In my view, it's appropriate for someone reviewing a release to comment on
whether the SCM tree has proper LICENSE and NOTICE files.  However, I don't
think that should be a checklist item because the checklist should be specific
to the release artifacts.

Now, there's another checklist item to which the same critique applies:

    [ ] I follow this project's commits list.

I would rather delete this item and be consistent than expand the checklist
with more such items.

> further the N&L files may be different for the binary archive (if provided)

We should allow podlings which choose to perform quality control on
convenience binaries to customize their own checklists with additional items
as they see fit.  However, since 1) only the source archive is officially a
release by the ASF, and 2) not all podlings make convenience binaries
available, the default checklist should concern itself with the source archive
alone.

Nevertheless, convenience binaries have their own set of common problems
(including incorrect N&L) which I anticipate we will want to address through
documentation suggesting a specific block of additional checklist items.

Marvin Humphrey

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