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From Erik Abele <>
Subject Re: Branding of Incubator projects
Date Thu, 29 Jun 2006 12:07:37 GMT
On 29.06.2006, at 12:11, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> On 6/29/06, Martin Sebor <> wrote:
>> I'm not quite comfortable with the word inaccurate here. What
>> exactly does it refer to? (Assuming it's bullet 5, there doesn't
>> seem anything inaccurate about putting out a press release
>> announcing the proposal of a project, ill-advised though it
>> may be.)
> Podlings are not to be generated for the purpose of publicity.
> Therefore, they can and should be barred from 'positive publicity'
> until they have been accepted, lists created, and submitted a code
> base.  If a podling violates these rules, I want to see them
> terminated and I want the ASF to issue a counter-release saying that
> the project is terminated due to violations in our branding
> guidelines.
> We have had way way way too many problems with podlings seeking
> publicity when they had no code yet.  Kabuki is just the latest
> example - right after being accepted, IBM/Zimbra issued a PR - but
> they then silently went away after getting all that free publicity for
> their company. The ASF Incubator PMC should not condone actions around
> smoke and mirrors.  If a podling doesn't like that policy, they are
> free to find another home.  Now, the policy is public for all to see.



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