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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: What is "The Apache Way"?
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:54:07 GMT
On Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 9:37 AM, David Nalley <> wrote:
>> My assumption was that 'setting binding policy on projects' was
>> something specifically excluded from my level of authority, as an
>> officer derived from the Office of the President. If that is not the
>> case, I am happy to define and publish such things within the realm of
>> infrastructure.
> Hi David,
> Since it's seems that you're willing and we have good rapport, I think it
> might work well to kick things off with Infra.  Here's my provisional agenda:
> 1.  Hash out DRAFT policies with Infra.
> 2.  Work with Legal Affairs to complete the release policy codification
>     initiative.
> 3.  Review the top level "Project Requirements" document.
> 4.  ...
> I'm presently contemplating that Infrastructure would curate two policies:
> *   Infrastructure Policy
> *   Release Distribution Policy
> Infrastructure Policy would cover topics such as canonical repository location
> and usage of external services, as you and Doug discussed upthread.
> Release Distribution Policy would cover technical details of releasing, such
> as cryptographic signature specs, responsibility for keeping dist dirs tidy,
> and so on.  These aspects are covered (incompletely) in the present "Releases
> Policy" (<>), but are omitted from the
> clarified release policy which Legal Affairs is being asked to take ownership
> of (<>) because they are outside Legal's
> domain.
> If that sounds workable, let me mull things over for a bit, then I plan to
> show up on infrastructure-dev@apache with some sketches.  The content is
> ultimately your call and I don't expect to get all the details right, but
> before discussions commence in earnest, I'd like to mess around with language
> and high-level organization to seek out approaches that are as minimalist and
> flexible as possible.
> Marvin Humphrey

Sounds good; I look forward to this coming to fruition.


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