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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Source tar ball != svn tag (was: Re: [VOTE] Approve release CXF 2.0.5-incubator)
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2008 00:16:48 GMT
On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:11 AM, William A. Rowe, Jr.
<wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> Martijn Dashorst wrote:
>  > On 3/27/08, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >>  >  This release is tagged at:
>  >>  >  http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/cxf/tags/cxf-2.0.5-incubator/
>  >>
>  >> -1: there should be NOTICE and LICENSE files at the top level in SVN.
>  >>
> > According to my knowledge there is no policy that this has to be so.
>  > The notice and license file MUST be in the src tar ball, but there is
>  > no policy requiring them to be in SVN.
>  >
>  > The policy (or rather faq, [1]) states that:
>  >
>  > "In particular, every artifact distributed must contain appropriate
>  > LICENSE and NOTICE files."
>
>  These SHOULD be present, in any instance it should be possible to discover
>  the providence of a file from an arbitrary svn checkout/export; we just
>  finished a long thread along these lines, justifying why this is so.

I assume you mean the following thread:

http://apache.markmail.org/message/jangmpbssvvd73az

Although from memory I don't remember it being conclusive.

Niall

>  You cannot say an svn checkout is not licensed, ergo license and notice
>  should be present, at least at some higher level of the tree covering
>  everything in that node.
>
>
>  >>  -1: SVN and the source archive don't agree; there are files and
>  >>  directories in each that are not in the other.
>  >
>
> > To the best of my knowledge an svn tag is not an artifact which is distributed.
>
>  That's correct, there may be generated files in a tarball or files excluded
>  in packaging a tarball.  That said; there should be either script or process
>  documentation on how one becomes the other, because voters should and will
>  compare what the RM says they are releasing to what is in SVN.
>
>  Bill
>
>
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