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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: ApacheBookStore.com
Date Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:07:12 GMT

On 10/13/2014 10:02 PM, Pierre Smits wrote:
> True, whether or not to pursue the exploitation of an e-commerce activity
> by The ASF is something that needs to analysed thoroughly regarding the
> fiscal and social implications.
>
> But, before such endeavour is undertaken the ASF could use the capabilities
> of OFBiz to showcase the books related to the works of the Apache Projects
> (without opening it up to take in orders). This could assist (in a unified
> way) in branding the products of the Apache projects. And this can be done
> by (delegated to) any interested contributor within any project. And
> thereby achieving that the list of books is more up to date than it is
> today.

What we have encouraged in the past is for people/companies to set up 
their own stores and welcomed any donations that they wished to make 
back to the Foundation from profits. We've never really entertained the 
notion of an official store.


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Rich Bowen - rbowen@rcbowen.com - @rbowen
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