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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Specifications as (part of) ASF projects (was RE: Too many licenses? Was: [vote] Accept Glasgow)
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2006 18:09:53 GMT
Alan Conway wrote:
> Idiotic question from complete Apache newbie: is the proposal that
> Apache should start hosting specs but would still host projects
> implementing foreign specs, or that Apache should stop hosting projects
> implementing non-Apache specs?

Twofold answer IMHO...

if we host a spec, it shouldn't be the same as the implementation project,
but an independent 'project' that is implementation neutral.

and there is no reason to expect to host every spec.  Many have very logical
umbrellas today that are acceptable.  There are some spec umbrellas that are
not acceptable due to the control / nda / ip considerations and those sorts
of implementations wouldn't be appropriate for the open dialog of an ASF
hosted project.  Open/transparent/freely licenseable specs are really not
an issue for the ASF to host one implementation, no matter what umbrella
hosts such a spec.

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