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From "James Carman" <>
Subject Re: maven repository
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 16:16:09 GMT
So, let's define the goals here:

1.  The ASF would like folks who want to use incubating projects to do
so knowingly somehow.  This is somewhat of a CYA tactic so that people
are acknowledging "yes, I understand this is not an 'official' ASF
project, but I'd like to use it anyway."
2.  Incubating projects would like to be able to get releases in front
of people so that they can build their community.

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Les Hazlewood <> wrote:
> Hrm - I thought you had to have IP clearance before you even were
> accepted as a podling.  Or maybe its just that Alan is such a great
> Champion for us, that he helped us along that path before we even
> submitted our proposal ;)
> Under this assumption (that IP clearance exists already), it makes
> much more sense to allow the podling to publish approved releases to
> the central repository, but still under an
> org.apache.incubator.projectname group id to maintain
> convention/simplicity.
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 11:38 AM, James Carman
> <> wrote:
>> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Jeremy Haile <> wrote:
>>> So it seems that a valid question is whether or not publishing to one
>>> repository or another indicates an endorsement.
>> Yes, that's certainly a valid question.  Again, that's just my
>> personal point of view.
>> The biggest problem with incubator projects (again my opinion) having
>> releases is the IP clearance.  Perhaps there should be multiple stages
>> of incubation.  The first stage should be where you verify the IP
>> clearance and projects in that stage shouldn't be allowed to do
>> releases at all.  Then they might graduate to the next stage and that
>> would be a "community building" stage where we make sure the project
>> has enough community around it.  These projects should be able to
>> provide incubating releases.
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