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From Gino Bustelo <g...@bustelos.com>
Subject Re: Toree's One Release Constraint
Date Thu, 19 May 2016 19:04:09 GMT
"one release constraint" as in we can only have one release with the LGPL
dependency. No other release until that dependency is resolved.

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 1:33 PM, Mike Jumper <mike.jumper@guac-dev.org>
wrote:

> On May 19, 2016 10:30 AM, "Gino Bustelo" <gino@bustelos.com> wrote:
> >
> > I write this to start a discussion about the "One release constraint"
> > placed on Toree and what I feel is an unreasonable constraint on a
> project
> > that is undergoing incubation. A brief background first...
> >
> > In Toree we have an LGPL dependency that is not a simple rip an replace.
> > The library is JeroMQ and it is a JVM binding to 0MQ. This is THE
> protocol
> > layer used in Jupyter between clients and kernels (Toree serves as a
> > Jupyter kernel). Over the past months, we've worked with the JeroMQ
> > community to help move along a license change to MPL v2 (
> > https://github.com/zeromq/jeromq/issues/327). The progress showed huge
> > promised at the start and we are down to 3 committers out of 31 who have
> > not responded. The JeroMQ community is moving towards code remediation.
> >
> > In my opinion, this effort shows great inter-OS community cooperation and
> > something that should be valued by Apache. Why rewrite and maintain code
> > that already exist? Why not allow the process to take place? Isn't that
> > what the incubation period is for? Allow projects to resolve concerns
> > before they graduate?
> >
> > So my question is, why one release? This has been our biggest impediment
> in
> > putting an official incubation release out. We are ready. We have all the
> > disclaimer in place alerting the user that Toree contains LGPL code. The
> > biggest concern is releasing and discovering a defect that we would not
> be
> > able to fix due to the "One release constraint".
> >
> > Again... I just wish to start the discussion and find a resolution that
> > will allow Toree to properly grow and move forward with its incubation.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Gino
>
> Hi Gino,
>
> What "one release constraint" are you referring to?
>
> Thanks,
>
> - Mike
>

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