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From ant elder <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Bloodhound 0.1.0 (incubating)
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2012 21:54:32 GMT
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM, ant elder <> wrote:
>>> Gosh i'm pretty sure we _don't_ allow things like (L)GPL dependencies
>>> in Incubator releases, we allow them in the source in SVN but i don't
>>> recall any releases like that.
>> I know AOO had interactions with Legal regarding dmake, dictionaries and so
>> on, though I don't recall exactly what went into their release.  I would be
>> surprised if any category X dependencies have wound up in an incubating
>> release without Legal's involvement.
>> Lucy's early incubating releases had two Perl-licensed (Artistic/GPL)
>> dependencies (which were not bundled, but had to be downloaded and installed
>> separately by the consumer).  We sought a variance from Legal and got specific
>> approval from the Legal VP for our plan, which involved ditching both of the
>> problematic dependencies prior to graduation:
>> Are there other examples?
> The one that I had in mind was Roller. Several of its incubating
> releases had a hard dependency on Hibernate. They were required to
> clean it up before graduation, of course.
> You can look at the archives back in 2006 when it was incubating. In
> particular, there is one sent to private@incubator that I would refer
> you to:
>  [only usable by ASF Members]

Didn't that get subsequently revised by Cliff et al into "Incubating
projects must not distribute an official product release that includes
works covered by an excluded license" -


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