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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache OpenOffice Community Graduation Vote
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:43:35 GMT

On Aug 26, 2012, at 10:26 AM, Joe Schaefer <> wrote:

> No.  There is NO WAY IN HELL the org can indemnify
> a volunteer who produces a binary build themselves.
> Please don't bother asking legal-discuss to tackle this.

Here's an analogy: for a long, long time Bill Rowe has taken
it upon himself to create binary builds of Apache httpd for
the large Windows community. Netware binary builds are also
occasionally released (see

These are available right from the official httpd download
page and located right next to the official source code,
yet they are artifacts NOT released (officially) by the
ASF or the httpd PMC, but are available from a "trusted"

Isn't that all the end-user cares about? And isn't that
sufficient for AOO?

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