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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Releases during incubation?
Date Tue, 10 Nov 2015 01:22:31 GMT
Subversion cut a release while in incubation on their old system.
Shouldn't pose a problem for others.

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 8:03 PM, Todd Lipcon <> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> Hopefully quick policy question here:
> Once a project is under proposal for incubation, what is the foundation
> policy on that project making releases outside of Apache from its current
> home?
> For example, suppose there's an open source project FooBar, with a public
> release FooBar 1.0.0 in use by various people out in the world. FooBar is
> then proposed to the incubator. During the discussion/voting timeframe,
> someone discovers a bug in FooBar 1.0.0, and the team would like to release
> FooBar 1.0.1 from the project's current home (eg github). Would this be an
> issue?
> More controversial variant:
> How about early during the incubation period, while the project is still in
> the process of transitioning the necessary infrastructure, etc, into the
> ASF repositories? Assuming that the project is making good faith efforts
> towards making a release compatible with ASF guidelines, would it be
> allowed to make "external" releases during this initial period of
> incubation, for the purposes of bug fixes?
> Thanks
> Todd

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