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From sebb <>
Subject Re: What is the legal basis for enforcing release policies at ASF?
Date Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:44:56 GMT
AFAIK a SNAPSHOT has not been voted on and is therefore not a formal
ASF release.

So for example this would cover CI builds that deploy jars to the ASF
Maven SNAPSHOT repo.

On 20 August 2015 at 23:33, Mike Kienenberger <> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 6:23 PM, Gavin McDonald <> wrote:
>> So what do we do about all the rc1|rc2|rcx ,alphas, betas and Milestone
>> ‘releases’ that are on our official mirrors right now?
>> (Because they would have been voted on as a ‘’release’’ for the projects
>> put them there in the first place)
> "Release" means different things in different contexts.  An ASF
> release is a product that a PMC has vetted to meet ASF release
> standards (builds from source, APL2 licensed) and has made available
> to end-users in our download services.  This use of "release" deals
> with legal and "can-be-modified" promises made to the end-user.
> Various ASF projects also use "release" to mean something different --
> a community-approved product that has a certain API and typically has
> no known issues.  This use of "release" generally deals with technical
> aspects of the project, such as stability and reliability.
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