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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: Release Requirements
Date Thu, 12 Oct 2006 22:09:01 GMT
Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > The Mentors can and should engage the community on best practices.
> > When the Incubator PMC is presented with a release to approve, we
> > ought to focus on actual requirements, such as:
> > 	Licensing
> >	Notification
> >	Signing (if we choose to enforce this)
> >  ...

> I would say that the IPMC should focus on the process the podling
> used to prepare the release. Oversight from the Mentors or other
> IPMC members on the PPMC should mean that by time the release is
> presented to the IPMC the requirements already have been met.

Your predicate has not been met in far too many cases, and the Incubator PMC
has the obligation to make sure that the requirements (summarized above)
have been met.

> This not only ensures that the release content meets the ASF
> requirements but also that the PPMC members know what is involved.

How can we help change things so that this is the case?  Other than wait for
Robert's scanning tool?  :-)

	--- Noel

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