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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] The final rules for the final builds ...


The org.eclipse.jwt.feature issue needs to be addressed.


On 06/08/2011 04:32 PM, John Arthorne wrote:
> David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Second, if its one of the other "big hitters", such as unsigned jars
> or 3 part versioning, or inconsistent license in repository, then
> you either need to resubmit, or withdraw from being in common repo
> (you can still release, just be in your own repo/download site), or,
> third option,  talk to your PMC and Planning Council representative
> to file for an exception for your project.

Since about a third of the features in the common release repository still have last year's SUA (> 200 features), and only a few hours to go until the *final* build, I think we should consider a blanket exception for the "common license" requirement to avoid either a flood of last minute rebuilds and/or exception requests. For context, last year there was significant change to the legal text in the SUA, so this requirement was very important. This year, the only change in the SUA is the addition of the Eclipse Distribution License in the list of possible licenses. Since many projects aren't actually using the EDL this doesn't feel like a "cannot ship without it" kind of problem (if you really are using the EDL that's a different story). Deferring until SR1 for this kind of change feels like the right answer at this point in the process. I'd be curious to hear what other PC members and Wayne think about this...

I should point out in the report there is a single feature with no update license: org.eclipse.jwt.feature. This does feel like a stop ship problem, since the Eclipse SUA says that the user must be presented with terms and conditions before installing any software.

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