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From Justin Mclean <>
Subject Re: Podlings not following ASF release policy
Date Sun, 10 Feb 2019 21:05:49 GMT

> It sounds like httpd has the same problem since some of these listed
> “releases” are failed vote attempts (and so not official releases)

Yep it is and to try and sort it out I’ve raised a ticket with legal. [1] Until that is
resolved just carry on the best you can.

> What are our options?
> a) do not push git tag for RC - it’s possible to vote on a git commit id

VOTEs shod include the hash anyway as tags are mutable in git.

> b) ok with RC git tag so long as they are pre-release on Github (and
> annotated tag clearly stating not a release) and remove as soon as possible
> (eg new RC, vote pass)

This seem a good way of dealing with it, and they may not need to be removed afterwards.

> c) get GitHub to fix this

Other have had the same issue and asked GitHub to fit it, but they have not done so yet. Being
the ASF we could ask nicely and they might be more interested in doing something about it.

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