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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: Extensions and templates site down
Date Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:43:10 GMT
On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Rob Weir <rabastus@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jul 12, 2011, at 4:41 PM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Rob Weir <apache@robweir.com> 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 OpenOffice.org 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 host only extensions that have open source licenses, so the ones at the
OOo site that have proprietary licenses are not hosted.

S.

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