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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: IP Clearance before releasing
Date Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:19:48 GMT
ant elder wrote:
> Benson Margulies  wrote:
> >
> >  If we deleted every
> > release from the main Foundation distro area that had some divergence
> > from some policy, no matter how tiny, my suspicion is that the distro
> > area would become rather sparse.
> Yes quite. And lets not forget how the "rules" keep changing eg not so
> long ago people were insisting that all sorts of stuff absolutely must
> be put in the NOTICE file where as now it absolutely must NOT be
> there, who know what it will be like next year.

I disagree with that summary. The "principles and constraints"
(not "rules") do not keep changing. Instead it is that people
seem to not understand those, and it takes time to weed out
the misguided behaviours and documentation.


> And the Incubator _is_ different and does have different policy and
> rules, hence on occasion podlings being permitted to do releases which
> include GPL dependencies while Incubating and just fixing those up as
> a graduation requirement.
>    ...ant

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