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From "Stefano Bagnara (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (LEGAL-34) Release VOTE and svn tag, source package, binary package
Date Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:28:44 GMT
Release VOTE and svn tag, source package, binary package

                 Key: LEGAL-34
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-34
             Project: Legal Discuss
          Issue Type: Question
            Reporter: Stefano Bagnara

I saw various practices in the ASF about the release vote.

A. Some PMC vote svn tags and then a release is made and then the src and binary packages
generated are not voted before publishing.
B. Some PMC vote on a source package created from the svn tag and then any other binary package
created from that source is published without a vote.
C. Some PMC vote all of the published content.

Is there any ASF policy we should be aware before each PMC can decide how to deal with release

Here is what I found in ASF pages.
The Apache Software Foundation produces open source software. All releases are in the form
of the source materials needed to make changes to the software being released. In some cases,
binary/bytecode packages are also produced as a convenience to users that might not have the
appropriate tools to build a compiled version of the source. In all such cases, the binary/bytecode
package must have the same version number as the source release and may only add binary/bytecode
files that are the result of compiling that version of the source code release.

Sub-issue: is it ok for a project to publish on www.apache.org/dist an installer created by
one contributor based on the released sources and using a commercial installer tool ? Does
this require a VOTE ?

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