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From Itamar Syn-Hershko <>
Subject Re: Release
Date Fri, 05 May 2017 15:53:01 GMT
So what is the current status of the licensing issue you raised?

FYI I just started reviewing and going through all that has happened here
in the last few weeks/months, it all looks very good - thanks Shad and
Connie for the hard work. I will PR / commit any items need correction in
the next week or so.


Itamar Syn-Hershko
Freelance Developer & Consultant
Elasticsearch Partner
Microsoft MVP | Lucene.NET PMC | @synhershko <>

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

> On 2017-05-05, Shad Storhaug wrote:
> > It has been 72 hours since your reply, yet the packages are still at
> > the URL below and not at
> >
> Ah, my fault. I just threw out a link and didn't explain the process,
> I'm sorry.
> tldr; you must actively call for a vote.
> Cutting a release is a bit more complex at the ASF than in many other
> places. It may look cumbersome but is so in order to legally protect
> those who create the release. A release that has been approved by the
> PMC is an act of the foundation, so anybody trying to drag you into
> court because of the releases content, would end up facing the ASF, not
> you.
> For all the glory see or
> just read along for the short version.
> That being said, we need to formally vote on the release and we need at
> least three PMC members to cast a +1 vote and more PMC members casting a
> +1 than -1s.
> The 72 hours start once the release manager has sent out the VOTE email,
> for an example see
> for the last time we did that (about five years ago, oh my) and ends
> with the release manager tallying the vote
> One of the more involved examples is
> -
> Commons also has a nice list of things to check for a releaae and an
> extra page of all the things that need to be done once the vote has
> passed.
> So you need to call for a vote here and 72 hours later you can publish
> the release (assuming we muster three +1s, which I'd expect). Given you
> are now a PMC member yourself you should have all the karma required to
> perform the next steps (or we can arrange to grant it to you).
> Stefan
> PS: the ASF doesn't care whether we call the release ALPHA, beta,
> preview or yellow. If the intended audience is the general public and
> not the folks subscribing to the dev list, it is a release that has to
> follow the process.

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