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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@gridgain.com>
Subject Re: Downloads on the web site
Date Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:01:28 GMT
I have a question. We actually do have some back-ported code from OpenJdk 8
which is licensed under GPL with CPE (Class Path Exception). Is it OK to
have a dependency on GPL w/ CPE in the source code or do we have to remove
it from the source code?

D.

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 1:06 AM, Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrakyan@apache.org>
wrote:

> Brane, let me review the docs and get back to you.
>
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 9:36 PM, Branko ─îibej <brane@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> On 10.03.2015 22:17, Dmitriy Setrakyan wrote:
>> > Brane,
>> >
>> > The RC1 was a legitimate Ignite release candidate as it was submitted
>> for a
>> > vote. Please let us know if there are certain documented guidelines here
>> > that we are not aware of.
>>
>> It's all documented here:
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
>>
>> Specifically, this is written *in bold* on that page:
>>
>>     Do not include any links on the project website that might encourage
>>     non-developers to download and use nightly builds, snapshots,
>>     release candidates, or any other similar package.
>>
>> It is fine to call a specific package a "release candidate" and even
>> publish is as an ASF release under that name, but in the case of
>> Ignite's RC1 and RC2, these are /not/ official releases because they
>> have not been approved as such by the PPMC and IPMC.
>>
>> > Moreover, this RC1 zip archive provides users with the ability to kick
>> the
>> > tires with Apache Ignite ahead of time, before the official 1.0 release
>> is
>> > out. I am not sure how removing it serves either community or user base
>> of
>> > the Ignite project.
>>
>> Then tell people how to fetch a tag or specific commit from the git
>> repository, or simply how to clone a read-only (possibly shallow) copy.
>> It definitely doesn't serve the Ignite community or user base to post
>> confusing links to the web site.//
>>
>> > As a side note, we already have addressed all RC2 issues and are a
>> couple
>> > of days away from sending out RC3 for a vote, which will most likely
>> become
>> > an official Apache Ignite 1.0 release. It will be easier to just switch
>> one
>> > zip archive with another when that happens.
>>
>> You must realize that our release policy is not arbitrary and is driven
>> by legal requirements. Even if RC3 is perfect, it will take at least a
>> week to approve (vote on dev@ must run at least 72 hours, and the same
>> again for the IPMC vote), so that's an extra week of confusing users and
>> violating ASF policies. Please remove the download link because I really
>> don't want to do that myself.
>>
>>
>> While we're on the topic of RC3, I've been trying to send my comments on
>> RC2 twice to this list in the last couple days, but apparently they
>> haven't come through ... I'll try again, hope for the best.
>>
>> -- Brane
>>
>>
>

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