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From donald_harbi...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache OpenOffice Community Graduation Vote
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:56:21 GMT
Jim Jagielski <jim@jaguNET.com> wrote on 08/27/2012 08:43:35 AM:

> From: Jim Jagielski <jim@jaguNET.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org, Joe Schaefer 
> <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com>, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>, 
> Cc: "ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org" <ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> Date: 08/27/2012 08:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Apache OpenOffice Community Graduation Vote
> 
> 
> On Aug 26, 2012, at 10:26 AM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> 
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 http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi).
> 
> 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"
> source.
> 
> Isn't that all the end-user cares about? And isn't that
> sufficient for AOO?

Yes, that's what end users care about. But it's not sufficient for AOO 
since we are seeking alternative distribution channels. Effort to 
exponentially expand distribution channels require code signing. These 
discussions were started on legal@ with no resolution. Sorry I don't have 
the reference for that handy.


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