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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: apache binary distributions - Apache policies
Date Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:13:15 GMT
On 8/9/15 9:37 PM, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> The question is: do we have ASF-wide trademark guidelines or do
> we allow each PMC to make those as they go.

Um, yes, we do:

Question: raise your hand here (or in a private email to me) if you are
on the IPMC and have never read that page before.  If so, please go read
it.  I'll wait.



Separately: the ASF is a corporation, which has a board and a number of
corporate officers who are empowered by the board to set specific kinds
of ASF-wide policies, which are *required* (if so marked; many are best
practices) of all Apache projects.  If you haven't read the minimal list
of these requirements, I highly recommend it - it's a much simpler read
than the trademark policy [1]:

These ASF policies are required for our projects (and podlings, so they
can graduate), but obviously we don't have the authority to require
third parties (other companies or people) to follow them.  We can,
however, insist legally that third parties follow our Apache license and
our trademark policy.

- Shane

[1] Apologies for the long-windedness of the trademark policies.  It's
on my "I'd really love to" list to break it up into simpler chunks.

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