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From Steven A Rowe <>
Subject RE: Maven
Date Sat, 28 Apr 2012 01:47:06 GMT

ASF policy is that discussions that don't need to be private should not be.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Bell [] 
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: Maven

Why are you debating this here? Isn't there a PMC place to discuss topics with the main PMC

Bill Bell
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On Apr 27, 2012, at 7:24 PM, Steven A Rowe <> wrote:

> Hi Benson,
> On 4/27/2012 at 8:36 PM, Benson Margulies wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Steven A Rowe <> wrote:
>>> On 4/27/2012 at 9:10 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:
>>>> 1: Should the Lucene PMC publish maven artifacts at all?
>>>> - There seems to remain a consensus of the community: "Yes".
>>> Not really: consensus means unanimous agreement.
>> No, consensus means no one chooses to block consensus. And since 
>> Maven is in place, it would take a decision by consensus to remove 
>> it.
> According to <>, procedural votes require
majority approval, not concensus.  
> But maybe you're referring to the code change vote procedure, which 
> allows a single PMC member to veto code changes?  IMHO, Maven support 
> in Lucene/Solr doesn't qualify as code.  (Simple test: does Maven 
> support - the POMs - ship with the source releases?  The answer is 
> no.)
>> Much email has been sent on the premise that Maven specially and 
>> uniquely raises certain IP and policy issues. It doesn't.
>> It does offer some constraints and opportunities for coping with 
>> these issues.
> AFAICT, Lucene/Solr completely complies with ASF policies, and will continue to do so
- this is a requirement for the continued existence of the project under ASF governance.
> By contrast, Maven's "offered constraints", including its separate publishing platform,
present challenges that need to be addressed separately, at a cost that the project is not
required to bear.  The nature of those challenges (IP/policy/whatever) is IMHO immaterial.
>> However, if I'm not being helpful, and it seems that I'm not, I'll return to lurking.
> I value your opinions even though I may not always share them.  And I certainly welcome
your assistance in meeting the challenges of keeping Maven in-house here.
> Steve
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