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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Manually created binary data in ASF repos?
Date Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:27:03 GMT
On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 2:45 AM, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org> wrote:

> On 02/12/2018 09:42 AM, Justin Mclean wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >> I have a little question regarding binary data in ASF repos.
> >
> > IMO It’s only compiled code that’s not allowed, other binary formats
> like image, pdfs, fonts etc ect are all OK so this should also be OK. I can
> point to a number of releases reviewed here that have had binary files (but
> not compiled source code) in them. Might be a good to label them clearly so
> anyone who looks know what they are.
>
> Totally fine, yep.
> The reasoning is, we can't vote on binary _code_, only the source.
> If the binary data is test data, there is nothing to _code_ to verify.
> There are plenty of examples. We don't vote on JPEGs and PNGs either ;)


Right. Apache Subversion has been shipping binary test blobs for *years*.
One example of its many artifacts can be seen:

http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/subversion/tests/cmdline/upgrade_tests_data/

I agree with Justin and Daniel. No compiled code, but blobs are fair game.
If the provenance is at question (eg. images collected from the Internet),
then a README is likely warranted to note their origin. If they arrived
under (say) a CC license, then they'd need further notation in
LICENSE/NOTICE.

Cheers,
-g

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