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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: apache binary distributions
Date Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:46:03 GMT
On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 5:55 AM, Jochen Theodorou <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> some of the general discussion recently made me wonder about one point with
> regards to binary distributions. It was pointed out, that a binary
> distribution of a source code release has to be handled like a release
> itself, and that there should be no download source of it outside of apache.
> This seems to be one motivation for the asf having its own maven repository.
> I seem to misunderstand something here, or why can there be apache maven
> artifacts in maven central and package in linux distributions for for
> example httpd, if this policy is followed? I mean it was even suggested to
> use the trademark to forbid the distribution through third parties. I am
> quite irritated about this.
> bye blackdrag

I am not aware of any policy that dictates that (but would love to see links.)
I am aware that releases MUST at least be distributed via [1], but that isn't exclusive, meaning the PMC is
welcome to distribute _released software_ via other means (PyPy, NPM,
Maven, Docker Registry, CPAN, Bintray, carrier pigeon, etc).


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