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From Frank McQuillan <>
Subject Re: Hosting links to pre-Apache releases
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:37:00 GMT
Thank you all for your comments and guidance.

Based on this thread, the plan is:

Add a download sub-page to

This download page will list the MADlib ASF (incubating) releases which are
downloadable from Apache infra.  For pre-ASF releases, we clearly indicate
that these are not ASF releases, and host these downloads on a 3rd party


On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 8:48 AM, Stian Soiland-Reyes <>

> On 14 March 2016 at 23:52, Roman Shaposhnik <> wrote:
> > Agreed. The good news is that the previous license has an added benefit
> > of being compatible with ALv2, but of course we still have to be crystal
> clear
> > on that.
> >
> > Any good example of this that currently exist in ASF?
> Here's an example of how we do the non-ASF download links for
> Taverna Workbench (as we have not yet released the Workbench
> repository under ASF):
> (Comments welcome!)
> To play safe we made it so the *.exe download links here actually
> don't download directly, but go to a third-party legacy page where you
> have to select again.   It could be that such a page could just be a
> Launchpad, BinTray,  BitBucket or GitHub Releases, which should be
> good alternatives for hosting the pre-Apache binaries.  So perhaps you
> would be able to link to say
> ?
> It should be easy for madlib's case as you don't have binary distributions.
> >> Note we probably don't want to host the actual downloads themselves;
> >> just point to the existing old download page.
> > Actually, we'd rather move the bits to ASF infra (if that's ok).
> Hmm... although their Apache license would permit this, those earlier
> releases has not gone through IP review.
> I think this would be confusing as then ASF would be hosting downloads
> for non-ASF-vetted releases - which would also be against policy.
> Technically ASF also uses the mirror network for downloads - do we
> want to inject non-ASF releases there?
> --
> Stian Soiland-Reyes
> Apache Taverna (incubating), Apache Commons RDF (incubating)
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