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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache NetBeans Incubator Proposal
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:55:45 GMT
On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 8:51 AM, Mark Struberg
<> wrote:
> I tend to agree with Alex' interpretation.

Makes two of us.

> But we don't yet know what is part of the hg repo and what is part of the Oracle contribution.
> What would happen if someone e.g. did commit some GPL licensed jar to the repo a few
years ago?
> It's easy to catch such things if they are still in the latest version.
> But what if they got added and later removed? Do we need to filter them out?

No we don't. What ASF stands behind is a release (which is a source
tarball and optional
binary convenience artifacts) that we distribute via our own
infrastructure. While we try
to keep our repos clean, we are not forced to have them at the same
level of IP hygene
that we need for our official releases.

Case in point: Apache Geode (incubating). We entered incubation (and
ingested the source)
with a known LGPL dependency embedded in our tree. Getting rid of if
via refactoring was
a pre-requisite for our first release, but you can still find history
in our Git repo of it being
there before the first release was done.


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