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From "John D. Ament" <>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] New DISCLAIMER-WIP approved by board
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2019 02:49:44 GMT
It's odd that this is addressed to mentors, rather than the podlings
themselves.  However, is the new disclaimer-wip meant to be shown within
the release or on the podlings website or both?

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 9:05 PM Justin Mclean <>

> Hi,
> At the recent board meeting, the board has informally approved the use of
> If you use the DISCLAIMER-WIP disclaimer [1] you can make an ASF release
> that doesn't need to follow ASF release policy. You will need to list the
> reason why in this disclaimer. By the time you graduate, you are expected
> to follow all ASF policies.
> Note that the release must be legal and follow the licensing conditions of
> any bundled 3rd party software. That means if you accidentally put a binary
> in the release and don't include the relevant licenses, the release is
> probably going to get a -1 vote.
> For a full list of what you need to follow to make releases this way, see
> [2].
> If it's your first release and you included 3rd party code, I would
> strongly recommend you use this new disclaimer.
> If you use the old DISCLAIMER, then the release needs to follow ASF
> release policy.
> Thanks,
> Justin
> 1.
> 2.
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