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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Basing Apache releases on releases from incubating projects
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2010 17:43:05 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
> To: "" <>
> Sent: Wed, December 1, 2010 12:36:19 PM
> Subject: Re: Basing Apache releases on releases from incubating projects

> I guess if I could boil down my position to a single sentence it would  be:
> "It would be nice if Apache projects had a mechanism other than
> 'release the podling' to include podling (possibly unreleased) features
> in their  own Apache projects."
> In effect this makes it very easy to 'eat our  Apache Incubator podling
> dogfood and reward the podlings for trying to do the  Apache Way from the
> start, rather than going to some other OSS provider and then  coming here 

You're confused about the whole point of releases at Apache.
They aren't necessarily meant to offer any promises about
stability or suitability for a given purpose, they are simply
meant as a means of getting the code out the door in a formal
and responsible way (given that we *are* a corporation).  Too
many projects fail to release alpha and beta quality
code, and that's not the org's, nor the Incubator's, fault.


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