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From Simon Phipps <>
Subject Re: (was Re: Ooo blog)
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:33:00 GMT

On 13 Jul 2011, at 14:29, Sam Ruby wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Simon Phipps <> wrote:
>> On 13 Jul 2011, at 12:55, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> If a project decides to create a canonical place to find things like
>>> extensions and templates then we will expect the (P)PMC to demonstrate
>>> active oversight of that repository.
>> To clarify this, Sam:  Do you mean that any external repository would need to be
under the sole oversight of the (P)PMC, or are you simply indicating that involvement in an
external shared repository would need to be with the consent of the (P)PMC?
> You might have snipped a wee bit too much there.  But the short answer
> is: got a concrete proposal?

Yes, I proposed that the project redirect to the LibreOffice repository for as long as necessary
to bridge the construction phase of the Apache project.

> A longer answer: a concrete example that exists today is Apache
> Extras, which has minimal oversight.  The reason that this particular
> question has come up in this context is that the request was coupled
> with a request to make use of *  It is that use of the
> brand that will require compliance with the branding policy, and as a
> necessary consequence, considerable oversight.
> If somebody wishes to propose one or more external repositories
> without that additional requirement, there likely is nothing here that
> needs discussion outside of this mailing list.  If somebody wishes to
> propose something concrete with that additional requirement, it is
> incumbent on them to address all of the issues that such a proposal
> creates.
>> S.
> - Sam Ruby

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