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From Paul King <>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] IPMC Policy change work in progress disclaimer
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2019 06:16:40 GMT
Kudos for progressing this idea. I really like it. It should allow
improvements from the perspective of both podlings and reviewers.

Cheers, Paul.

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 12:25 PM Justin Mclean <>

> Hi,
> The work in progress progress disclaimer (DISCLAIMER-WIP) has been added
> to the IPMC policy page. [1]
> Podlings can now select which disclaimer they want to use. If they want to
> use the standard disclaimer then their releases must comply with all ASF
> policy. If they want the incubator to be more lenient in voting on their
> release or know that the release has some issues not in line with ASF
> policy then the work in progress disclaimer can be used.
> Unless the release is simple and straightforward, I would recommend that a
> podling uses the work in progress disclaimer for the first couple of
> releases.
> For what is allowed under the work in progress disclaimer please see this
> legal JIRA [2]. This allows a lot more in a release but not everything.
> Certain things are required like having a LICENSE, NOTICE and
> DISCLAIMER-WIP, and while it would be OK to include compiled code you still
> need to comply with any licensing for that code.
> By the time a podling graduates it's expected that they are making
> releases with the standard disclaimer.
> Here is the text of the DISCLAIMER-WIP where the Incubator is the sponsor:
> ____
> Apache  #Podling-Name# is an effort
> undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),
> sponsored by the Apache Incubator. Incubation is required of all
> newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the
> infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have
> stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects.
> While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the
> completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the
> project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.
> Some of the incubating project's releases may not be fully compliant
> with ASF policy. For example, releases may have incomplete or
> un-reviewed licensing conditions. What follows is a list of known
> issues the project is currently aware of (note that this list, by
> definition, is likely to be incomplete):
> #List of known issues go here#
> If you are planning to incorporate this work into your
> product/project, please be aware that you will need to conduct a
> thorough licensing review to determine the overall implications of
> including this work. For the current status of this project through the
> Apache
> Incubator visit:
> ____
> Just fill in #Podling-Name# with your podling name and list the known
> issues in the correct place.
> Thanks,
> Justin
> 1.
> 2.
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