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From Myrle Krantz <my...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Podling releases and release policy
Date Tue, 04 Jun 2019 06:56:23 GMT
On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 2:40 AM Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > Yes, I'd like to change the disclaimer to state that releases cannot be
> > considered completely reliable, should not be depended on for production,
>
>
> I believe the above two phrases would be unfair to mature projects. In
> fact, to 95% of all the projects that arrive in the Incubator. The projects
> *are* reliable and *are* used in production.
>
> The only difference is they are learning how to become an Apache-style
> community. The software doesn't magically "degrade".
>

The real issue is not the reliability of the software.  It's the
reliability of the licensing of the software.

The ASF name stands for stronger guarantees about your rights to use the IP
than most podlings can give when they join the incubator.  Talking about
reliability and production is not only probably untrue, it could also
distract from the real risks.

Best,
Myrle
IPMC Member

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