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From "Jukka Zitting" <>
Subject [VOTE] [POLICY] Allow extra release distribution channels like the central Maven repository
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2008 06:34:49 GMT

We've had a number of long discussions about the incubating projects
using the central Maven repository to distribute their releases. The
current policy is that incubating releases should not go to there. The
related discussion threads have died with no consensus but the issue
still exists and affects many podlings. I would like to finally
resolve the issue one way or another by calling the Incubator PMC to
vote on the matter.

In INCUBATOR-82 I have prepared a patch (also attached below) that
changes the policy document to explicitly _allow_ extra distribution
channels like the central Maven repository for incubating releases.
Note that the proposed patch allows any such channels instead of
focusing just on the Maven repository. Also, any releases must still
be approved, comply with the disclaimer and naming rules, and be
primarily distributed through the official channel.

Please vote on accepting or rejecting this policy change! This
majority vote is open for a week and only votes from the Incubator PMC
members are binding.

[ ] +1 Yes, allow extra release distribution channels like the central
Maven repository
[ ] -1 No, keep the current policy

My vote is +1


Jukka Zitting

Patch from

Index: site-author/incubation/Incubation_Policy.xml
--- site-author/incubation/Incubation_Policy.xml	(revision 692094)
+++ site-author/incubation/Incubation_Policy.xml	(working copy)
@@ -489,6 +489,8 @@
 Releases for <em>podling</em> <strong>MUST</strong> be distributed
+In addition, the Podling MAY choose to distribute approved releases through
+other channels like the central Maven repository.
       <section id="Use+of+Apache+Resources">

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