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From Henning Schmiedehausen <>
Subject Re: On incubating releases
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2008 22:50:45 GMT
While I agree, I still feel, that you are doctoring on the symptoms
(release distribution channels) and not the cause. The cause is that
Apache Incubator projects and releases  are not fully endorsed by the
ASF until graduation.

Change that. Then everything else falls into place. Personally, I would
have no problem at all to drop the "must build community" aspect and
reduce the incubator to a mandatory IP-clearing house, that allows
projects to go through in mere weeks instead of years.


On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 09:55 +0200, Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 7:01 AM, Henning Schmiedehausen
> <> wrote:
> > I did vote -1 not because I think that the current position is all fun and
> > games, but because it is the adopted policy of the incubator as stated
> > on the incubator pages. Changing it on a whim through a vote thread is
> > IMHO not fair to the people who designed and hammered out the current
> > processes [...]
> We're not a static community, the processes are being designed and
> hammered out as we speak. And I'd hardly call a multi-year discussion
> followed by a passing vote and a followup attempt to increase
> consensus a whim.
> The m2-incubating-repository was created [1] based on the fact that we
> didn't  push out our releases to the mirrors. The mirroring
> restriction was unanimously lifted a year ago [2] so the original
> reason for having a separate Maven repository is gone. And there is no
> other Maven repository or release distribution policy "stated on the
> incubator pages".
> [1]
> [2]
> > (Uh, why does this start to smell like JCP from the wrong side?)...
> :-) See Bill's comment.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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