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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: Scope of Apache license: what needs to be covered?
Date Wed, 29 Jun 2011 02:17:19 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Jean Hollis Weber <jeanweber@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 20:44 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 8:28 PM, Jean Hollis Weber <jeanweber@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 19:22 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>>> It might help to be explicit about what you want to do with the user
>>>>> guides.  Are you:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1) Looking to have a link from the Apache OOo web site to the user guides?
>>>>>
>>>>> 2) Having the publication form of the user guides hosted by the Apache
>>>>> OOo website?
>>>>>
>>>>> 3) Periodically contributing the user guides to Apache OOo for
>>>>> inclusion in a release?
>>>>
>>>> 1) and/or 2) Yes, if AOOo in interested in either of those options. Or
>>>> hosted (as ODT/PDF) on the wiki, with links to the wiki from the
>>>> website. We would be happy with any of those arrangements.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Did you see how Apache Subversion was handling its user guide?
>>>
>>> http://subversion.apache.org/
>>>
>>> (see in the side panel on left)
>>>
>>> That might be a good model for how an external user guide project can
>>> relate to an Apache project.  This looks more like option #1 above.
>>
>>
>> I think that is a good approach and I like it.
>>
> 
> If you take that approach then I don't think there is any decision
> that we need to take now, at least not in the Apache project.  But
> when we have an end-user facing web portal hosted by Apache (the
> future home of http://www.openoffice.org) then we'll want to have a
> discussion on how we link to your user guide.
> 
> One other thing.  I think the Apache trademark policy is also relevant here:
> 
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/
> 
> You probably will want to review that and see if you would need any
> approvals from Apache for the trademarks and/or logos that you use in
> the user guide.
> 

Speaking of approvals, the OOo logo on the web pages.  I though that we
were in the process of receiving the trademarks from Oracle.  Is this
still the case?  If so did they grant us use of the trademark?

Andy

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