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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: apache binary distributions
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:46:32 GMT
On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 3:40 AM, Stephen Connolly <> wrote:

> Yes that was my analysis of the question: If I decide to produce an
> unofficial binary release of Maven without the approval of the rest of the
> PMC, I may not call it Maven. If I did call it Maven then the remainder of
> the PMC would be responsible for sending me a C&D.

Well, if  "Debian" can publish their built Apache Maven as "maven" and
"Steve&Nick" can't publish their built Apache Maven as "maven", then the
inescapable question is; On what non-arbitrary grounds is one acceptable
and the other is not? It can't be "we like Debian, but not Steve&Nick",
that is morally weak.


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