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From Branko ─îibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Convenience Binary Policy
Date Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:27:56 GMT
On 21.10.2014 15:55, Harbs wrote:
> The one thing I see missing from the proposed text is dependencies and installers.
>
> Particularly this section:
> ### Compiled packages ### {#compiled-packages}
>
> The Apache Software Foundation produces open source software. All releases
> are in the form of the source materials needed to make changes to the
> software being released.
>
> As a convenience to users that might not have the appropriate tools to build a
> compiled version of the source, binary/bytecode packages MAY be distributed
> alongside official Apache releases.  In all such cases, the
> binary/bytecode package MUST have the same version number as the source
> release and MUST only add binary/bytecode files that are the result of
> compiling that version of the source code release.
> ---
> How do binary dependencies fit in?

Binary dependencies are, by definition, not released by the ASF; because
we release source code. Also, software that has dependencies that are
only available in binary form is not open-source, in my book.

-- Brane

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