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From "Davanum Srinivas" <>
Subject Re: Killing the incubator m2 repository
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:29:17 GMT
Thanks. Exactly!

On 3/16/07, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
> Daniel Kulp wrote:
> > So basically, the Incubator PMC now wants to start defining policies
> > to control the actions of other top level Apache projects on how
> > dependencies are made?
> Dims is mooting an approach for how Incubator artifacts can be used as a
> best practice to balance increased ease of use with ensuring that users
> approve the use of such artifacts.  If anything, he seems to be advocating
> moving the artifacts into the central repository, and asking ASF projects to
> adopt <scope>provided</scope> as a best practice.
> As for the rest, the ASL means that people can use our code as they see fit
> under the terms of the license.  It does not give Apache projects, inside or
> outside of the Incubator, carte blanche to ignore ASF policies.
> > Anyone that takes a dependency on those projects could/would get
> > an incubator artifact without explicitly asking for/authorizing it.
> Which is why we setup the separate repository, although it seems without the
> desired benefit.  It is a shame that we have to create policies around the
> inability of some build tool to provide provide adequate functionality.
>                 --- Noel
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