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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: Basing Apache releases on releases from incubating projects
Date Wed, 01 Dec 2010 16:38:31 GMT
On Dec 1, 2010, at 8:04 AM, Joe Schaefer wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
>> To: "" <>
>> Sent: Wed, December 1, 2010 10:57:48 AM
>> Subject: Re: Basing Apache releases on releases from incubating projects
>> Hi Owen,
>> It's my understanding that Apache software can depend on other  software that 
>> falls within the guidelines here [1]. ASF Podlings, by definition  are software 
>> (released or not) that fall under the confines of Category A from  [1], so it's 
>> fine to depend on them (again, *released* or  not).
> Not so fast.  We don't require podlings to have their legal issues fully
> resolved until it's time to release, so other projects should *not* be
> shipping a podling's non-released codebase.

Hrm, umm, so what's the difference between this, and oh I don't know, some other library I
pick up as a TLP off Google code who claims their source is ASLv2 licensed? I have no guarantee
over there that the license issues are resolved either, yet we do that all the time over here
in Apache?

So, I don't agree with your point.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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