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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: User facing web items
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2011 17:48:31 GMT
Hi Drew,

Ross reminds me to be very careful about content licenses.

Would you please confirm that the license for all contributions to the these Forums is here
- ?

If not, then where? Thanks!

Best Regards,

On Jun 18, 2011, at 10:04 AM, drew wrote:

> On Sat, 2011-06-18 at 08:42 -0700, Dave Fisher wrote:
>> Zoltan - If you wish to get this done please contact Gavin so that the technical
requirements plus any formal request to Oracle can be organized.
> Hi Zoltan, Dave
> As it happens I've have the details available and am subscribed to the
> infrastructure list - I'll pass this information along to Gavin M.
> there, today.
> As for a formal request to Oracle, it is not needed. I was part of the
> group the established the relationship with SUN Micro wherein they
> supplied use of a server (a zone on a server actually). The content of
> the forum was never owned by SUN.
> At the time Terry Ellison and me had to sign contributor agreements but
> that was only a requirement for us to register our SSH keys and have
> root access to the zone. There was not such requirement for anyone else
> associated with the site.
> Terry maintains the site. He has expressed his desire to continue to do
> so. (But since I'm already hooked into the mailing lists here I'll just
> pass the details on, for expediency) For my part I think it's time to
> move on, I truly believe that is the right decision for everyone
> concerned.
> So - as for requesting that the OO.o User Community Forums become part
> of the Apache project, formally - the request needs to go
> to the Volunteers Group at the Forums, not Oracle.
> Zoltan has all the authority needed there, both formal and good will
> wise, to do just that. I hope and will advocate to the members that they
> avail themselves of such an offer, should it come - however will not
> take part in any vote by the membership.
> My best wishes for all your continues endeavors,
> Drew Jensen
>> Regards,
>> Dave
>>> Another important aspect is this:  If the forums are part of the project,
>>> then all project members can also participate in the forums.  We're not
>>> segregating roles, but encouraging a valuable way for direct communications
>>> between users and all project members.
>>> I heard some discussion of whether some other way of supporting users would
>>> work well, maybe something like StackExchange.  IMHO, that is an
>>> implementation detail.  Let's first agree on whether the user support
>>> function should be an integral part of the Apache OpenOffice project or
>>> not.  If we agree it is, and I hope we do, then we can discuss the best way
>>> to implement that function going forward.
>>> -Rob

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