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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Releasing the Apache OpenOffice API plugin for NetBeans
Date Sun, 27 Mar 2016 21:00:46 GMT
+1 on the three PMC members

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrea Pescetti [mailto:pescetti@apache.org]
> Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 12:26
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Releasing the Apache OpenOffice API plugin for NetBeans
> 
> Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> >> From: Andrea Pescetti
> >> On 27/03/2016 Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> >>> http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html.
> >> Then all of us are violating the policy every time we update the
> >> website.
> > [orcmid]
> > That is not the case for *any* Apache Project web site or the web site
> for Apache itself.
> > The ASF is very clear about open-source software releases and what
> that means.
> 
> It was clearly ironic, just to show that reading the words on that page
> ("Releases are, by definition, anything that is published beyond the
> group that owns it") without a grain of salt one could conclude that a
> website fix is a release. Of course, a website fix is NOT a release. And
> there is no reason to write it on the Releases page, since people have a
> brain.
> 
> > It doesn't matter what the domain of use of the software is, it
> > matters that it is software made freely available as a public good.
> 
> When we have three PMC members willing to commit to voting (at due time)
> on the NetBeans plugin, this discussion will make sense. Otherwise we
> are wasting our time.
> 
> Note that if we go this way we will have to handle the previous
> "release" by Carl appropriately too. But I don't want to open too many
> discussions. Let's find the three PMC members willing to be involved
> first. Once we have them, everything becomes easier.
> 
> Regards,
>    Andrea.
> 
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