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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache OpenOffice Community Graduation Vote
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:55:57 GMT

On Aug 27, 2012, at 10:38 AM, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> The ASF releases code. PMCs vote on a SVN tag and on a release tarball
> (distribution) made from that tag. There is a direct and easily
> followed path between the bits the end-user gets and the bits that
> the PMC has determined as "the release."
> The issue with voting on "just" a binary release is how is the
> providence of the code ensured... If I get a binary how can I,
> as an end-user, ensure that the binary was based on the official bits
> and was built in a way that didn't much around with those bits.
> *THAT* is what the AOO PPMC needs to work thru, since most end-user
> of AOO couldn't care a fig about the bits. But just because end-users
> don't care, or shouldn't care, doesn't mean that the PMC/PPMC
> can just wing it. Nor can it consider the binaries as "more important"
> than the code.
> One possible scenario: The AOO PPMC/PMC is ready for a release
> and someone steps up to RM. He/she does the normal process and
> a release tag is created. At that point, binary RM's step up
> and, using that tag and a well-defined (and trackable) process,
> creates binaries and then sign that binary. In fact, that was/is
> my intent on wanting to be on the AOO PMC is to be the Apple OSX
> RM (that is, take on that responsibility).


And if you are doing this, it would make sense to address the Apple CA questions regarding
Mountain Lion and digital certs.


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