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From Mike Jumper <mike.jum...@guac-dev.org>
Subject Re: Namespacing of subproject Docker images vs. Incubator policy
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2016 01:37:38 GMT
On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 9:44 AM, Mike Jumper <mike.jumper@guac-dev.org> wrote:
>
>> Is the project-specific organization option not really an option at all
>> then? Frowned upon for a TLP, and not to be considered by a podling?
>
> My chief concern so far has been assuring that our nascent Infra-supported
> offerings do not conflict with policy.  Now that this has been achieved (in
> planning, if not yet in implementation), it's easier to speak to your issue.
>
> The main Docker Hub at hub.docker.com is a public-facing downstream
> distribution channel -- similar to Maven Central, PyPI, Debian package
> management, etc.
>
> It is appropriate to distribute official releases through downstream channels,
> but inappropriate to distribute unreleased materials through them.  (That's
> why having `latest` on hub.docker.com point to git `master` is problematic.)
> See Apache's formal Release Policy and Release Distribution Policy documents:
>
>     http://www.apache.org/legal/release-policy#policy
>     http://www.apache.org/dev/release-distribution#policy
>
> There are an unbounded number of such downstream channels, and there is no way
> we are going to formulate specific policies for all of them.  Instead, we
> primarily rely on people respecting our trademarks: that "Apache Foo", when
> obtained from one of these channels, is what the consumer expects.
>
>     http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks
>
> One implication is that if you're using the project name for that Docker
> Hub account, we'd expect the entire PMC to have access.
>
> Incubating podlings operate under additional constraints, in that the "Apache"
> brand needs to be tempered with "incubating" and appropriate disclaimers.
>
>     http://incubator.apache.org/guides/branding.html
>
> But within those guidelines, the answer is: yes, go ahead.  If Infra's
> offering is not to your taste, that is.
>
> Marvin Humphrey
>

Excellent. Thanks, Marvin.

This addresses absolutely all my questions quite nicely.

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