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From joew...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1652823 - /incubator/nifi/site/trunk/content/development/release-guide.md
Date Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:20:20 GMT
Author: joewitt
Date: Sun Jan 18 18:20:19 2015
New Revision: 1652823

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1652823
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+Title:
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
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+           under the License.
+
+# <img alt="NiFi logo" style="float: right" src="/images/niFi-logo-horizontal.png" />
Apache NiFi Release Guide
+
+The purpose of this document is to capture and describe the steps involved in producing 
+an official release of Apache NiFi.  It is written specifically to someone acting in the
+capacity of a [Release Manager][release-manager] (RM).  
+
+## Background Material
+
+- These documents are necessary for all committers to be familiar with
+ - [Apache License V2.0][apache-license]
+ - [Apache Legal License/Resolved][apache-legal-resolve]
+ - [Apache How-to Apply License][apache-license-apply]
+
+- These documents are necessary for someone acting as the RM
+ - [Apache Encryption Software / ECCN Info][apache-encryption]
+ - [Apache Release Policy][apache-release-policy]
+ - [Apache Release Guide][apache-release-guide]
+ - [Apache Incubator Release Guide][apache-incubator-release-guide]
+ - [another Apache Incubator Release Guide][another-apache-incubator-release-guide]
+ - [Apache Incubator Policy][apache-incubator-policy]
+
+- These documents are helpful for general environmental setup to perform releases
+ - [Apache PGP Info][apache-pgp]
+ - [Apache Release Signing][apache-release-signing]
+ - [Apache Guide to publish Maven Artifacts][apache-guide-publish-maven]
+
+## The Objective
+
+So with all the background material in mind and with the intent to perform
+a release established it is important to acknkowledge the objective here.
+The aim is to produce an official Apache release.  That means producing a legally
+valid and signed bundle of source code which one can download and build for themselves.
+The other items like prebuilt binaries of the full application are not the official
+release artifact they are conveniences for users who cannot readily build the application
+themselves.  The same is true then of maven artifacts published to Apache or
+mirrored artifact repositories.
+
+[release-manager]: http://www.apache.org/dev/release-publishing.html#release_manager
+[apache-license]: http://apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+[apache-license-apply]: http://www.apache.org/dev/apply-license.html
+[apache-legal-resolve]: http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html
+[apache-encryption]: http://www.apache.org/licenses/exports/
+[apache-release-policy]: http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
+[apache-release-guide]: http://www.apache.org/dev/release-publishing
+[apache-incubator-release-guide]: http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html
+[another-apache-incubator-release-guide]: http://incubator.apache.org/guides/release.html
+[apache-incubator-policy]: http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html
+[apache-pgp]: http://www.apache.org/dev/openpgp.html
+[apache-release-signing]: http://www.apache.org/dev/release-signing.html
+[apache-guide-publish-maven]: http://www.apache.org/dev/publishing-maven-artifacts.html
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