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From Dave Fisher <wave4d...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Incubator release area clean up
Date Sun, 17 Nov 2019 02:58:07 GMT
Hi -

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 16, 2019, at 6:44 PM, Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> ´╗┐On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 5:16 PM Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>
> wrote:
>> ...
> 
>> There is a possible alternative and that is to not have a incubating area
>> and have all projects just use /dist/dev/<projectname> and
>> /dist/release/<projectname>. That way no clean up would be needed. The
>> releases still have incubator disclaimers and are likely downloaded from
>> places where it obvious they are incubating projects. But I assume their
>> may be some permission issues with this approach?
>> 
> 
> This *can* be done, without problem. IPMC would just be responsible for
> multiple dev/release areas. Not an issue. We auto-generate ACLs for the
> areas, so it may take a little work to figure this out, but it's a Simple
> Matter of Programming :-)

We would need to modify the clutch process, but a happy consequence could be a version to
look at the whole of the release directories for the whole foundation.

> 
> With that said, and with my Infra hat on, I'd like to see a thought from
> the Legal peeps on whether the incubator/ directory structure layout is a
> requirement (to supplement the disclaimers). I know there are distinct
> opinions about what/how we host releases on our servers.

Agreed.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> Cheers,
> Greg
> InfraAdmin, ASF


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