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From Justin Mclean <>
Subject Re: Github tagging, was Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Joshua 6.1 RC#2
Date Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:55:50 GMT

> IMHO, the tags on github are not formal releases.

The tags may not be but it does creates a release artefact that someone can download.

>  So its not a violation of ASF release process.

How so? It’s creating an artefact that the general public can access and download before
the vote is over. [1] [2] seems quite clear on this.

> Some projects have handled this by moving release votes to a different
> (mirror/fork) of the project. 

You can just make the release on a branch rather than in a fork/mirror.

Anyway I'll raise it on legal discuss.



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