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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Extensions and templates site down
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:37:12 GMT
On Jul 12, 2011, at 4:41 PM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> Another option that comes to mind:
>> 3) Have OOo extensions hosted by a 3rd party website and we link to
>> that site.  It is done that way essentially now with OSL.  But I think
>> we'll want to be more explicit about such links to 3rd party sites
>> going forward, stating that this is not Apache code, etc.
>> Also, if most of the extensions are applicable to LibreOffice and
>> other derived products, as well as OpenOffice, then this might be an
>> opportunity for collaboration with The Document Foundation on a common
>> extension repository.
> As it happens I'd already started exploring this one with the Document
> Foundation Steering Committee, and Jomar Silva raised it on the TDF-Discuss
> list. TDF are just about to launch a full version of their extensions &
> templates system and they would be perfectly happy for AOOo to redirect the
> URL that is using to access the repository so that it uses
> the system TDF are hosting for LibreOffice.

Is the intent to host all of the extensions currently at the OOo site?
 Or a subset?  Or a different set?

> They are also happy for this arrangement to continue for as long as it makes
> sense, and have no problem with a shared repository indefinitely. Like
> Apache, they are only willing to host open source packages, so if anyone
> wanted a system that also hosted closed packages it would need to be created

> as a downstream of TDF's system
> I'm happy to act as a liaison on this if necessary, as I suspect is Jomar.
> S.

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