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From Stefan Reich <stefan.reich.maker.of....@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: What is the legal basis for enforcing release policies at ASF?
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:22:05 GMT
Why not? So *everything * in your world is forbidden?

Join the world of freedom.
Am 07.08.2015 13:55 schrieb "Niclas Hedhman" <niclas@hedhman.org>:

> Bill,
> So I can release "Niclas Hadoop platform, based on Apache Hadoop" ?? I
> thought the discussion a few years ago was that this was misleading...
>
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 7:50 PM, Roman Shaposhnik <roman@shaposhnik.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > while answering a question on release policies and ALv2
> > > I've suddenly realized that I really don't know what is the
> > > legal basis for enforcing release policies we've got
> > > documented over here:
> > >    http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
> > >
> > > For example, what would be the legal basis for stopping
> > > a 3d party from releasing a snapshot of ASF's project
> > > source tree and claim it to be a release X.Y.Z of said
> > > project?
> > >
> >
> > Nothing other than the Trademarks.
> >
> > If someone wants to call httpd trunk 3.0.1-GA, they cannot do this as
> > "Apache httpd 3.0.1-GA" or "Apache HTTP Server 3.0.1-GA".
> >
> > They can certainly release trunk under the AL license and call it
> "Kindred
> > Http Server 3.0.1-GA, based on Apache HTTP Server". That is a statement
> of
> > fact and not an abuse of the mark, IMHO. (If it was not actually based on
> > Apache HTTP Server, then that would similarly be a Trademark infringement
> > as it is a false use of the mark.)
> >
> > There are no less than two marks, one is the name of the foundation
> itself
> > in conjunction with Open Source Software, and the other is the specific
> > project name.
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> http://zest.apache.org - New Energy for Java
>

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