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From Geir Magnusson Jr <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Finally posted: src file header and copyright policy
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 23:43:39 GMT

Cliff Schmidt wrote:
> On 8/5/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
>> Can we make this 11/1 or even 1/1/07 given that there's no real
>> emergency?
> I don't see any problem with pushing this back to November 1st.  So,
> while there's no emergency...do you really think  that projects would
> need an additional *four* months after September 1 to get this done?

No - I just was suggesting some nice round numbers.  We'll do it sooner
than later in Harmony, but jamming it in 3 weeks in the dead of August
seemed odd.

> That seems unnecessarily long to me; at some point, the deadline is so
> far away that people just push it off because they can and not for any
> practical necessity.
> Any other thoughts on this?  I think November 1 seems pretty
> reasonable since that will be more than 2.5 months that every single
> committer will have had notice and thorough documentation to get it
> done.  And don't forget that not everything has to be changed by the
> deadline; changes just need to be made to the next release after the
> deadline, which for some project cycles may give another couple
> months.

It won't bother derby, as they seem to release on a geological calendar,
but I expect things will converge pretty quickly to completion.


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