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From Jim Hurley <Jim.Hur...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: "AR1" testing
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2007 02:40:58 GMT
On Dec 12, 2007, at 4:24 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2007, at 1:08 PM, Jim Hurley wrote:
>> On Dec 12, 2007, at 2:50 PM, Mark Brouwer wrote:
>>> :
>>> I believe before proposing to Incubator we are supposed to run RAT
>>> (Release Audit Tool) against the release, http://code.google.com/ 
>>> p/arat/
>>
>> I'm sure it's great for us to run... but is it a requirement?  I  
>> didn't see it in:
>> <http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html>
>
> This section of the referenced document is relevant:
> Check copyright notices:
> Licenses missing from source files
> Source files with other licenses which are not mentioned in LICENSE
> Check current policy on headers that all comply
>
> It's not a requirement to run RAT, but it is a requirement to  
> document the license for each piece of code that Apache  
> distributes. Running RAT is an alternative to the release manager  
> going through the entire release, file by file, and making sure  
> that each file is properly attributed.
>
> So RAT is actually intended to save huge amounts of time compared  
> to the alternative.

Thanks Craig!  That makes sense and clarifies things.

Thanks also in helping by running RAT.  We're looking at the things  
it found.

-Jim




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