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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Extensions hosting
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:42:21 GMT
+1.



----- Original Message -----
> From: Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, January 6, 2012 9:39 AM
> Subject: Re: Extensions hosting
> 
> On 6 January 2012 13:53, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>  On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 6:52 AM, Ross Gardler 
> <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>>>  On 6 January 2012 09:32, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> 
> wrote:
>>>>  On 04/01/2012 Roberto Galoppini wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>  2012/1/4 Jürgen Schmidt:
>>> 
>>>  ...
>>> 
>>>>  Sounds good. The stabilization phase can be done anywhere, but as 
> Rob wrote
>>>>  if we cannot keep the current repository as part of the project 
> anyway, it
>>>>  makes sense to do it as part of a larger effort.
>>> 
>>>  Can we please put a stop to this meme. Nobody has said that it 
> *can't*
>>>  be kept as part of the project. I have no idea why this keeps getting
>>>  repeated. There are issues to be addressed, but nobody has said we
>>>  can't address them. That's what this thread is about, creating 
> a
>>>  proposal for the board to consider and give us an indication as to
>>>  whether it would be acceptable or not.
>>> 
>> 
>>  If by "repository" you mean merely the software that hosts the
>>  repository, then you are correct.  If by "repository" you mean 
> also
>>  all of the extensions and templates that are hosted in the repository,
>>  including GPL, trialware, demoware and other commercial, non OSS
>>  extensions, then I think Juergen is correct.
> 
> I mean distributing the extensions from ASF hardware, including the
> licence incompatible ones.
> 
> To my knowledge nobody has said that this cannot be done at the ASF in
> the long term. What has been said is that current policy does not
> allow for it. Permission is granted to serve them here during
> incubation and the resolution of the policy issue has been delegated
> to the IPMC.
> 
> Nobody has said what the conclusion of the IPMC will be longer term
> and, to my knowledge, nobody has asked either.
> 
>>  In fact we've been told
>>  that this would be an issue for graduation.
> 
> One of us is mistaken. Please point me to a mail that says anything
> other than the *policy* issues need to be resolved.
> 
> I'm not saying you *will* be allowed to host them, I'm saying you
> *may* be allowed to. Similarly, I'm asking you, and others, to stop
> saying you *won't* be able to host them.
> 
> Ross
> 

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