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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: [www] Ext / Temp repository stability ( was Extensions and templates site down )
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:09:23 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 1:50 PM, Andy Brown<andy@the-martin-byrd.net>  wrote:
>> Rob Weir wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 1:06 PM, drew<drew@baseanswers.com>    wrote:
>>>>
>>>> [from out of left field]
>>>> Would members consider transferring ownership of the current repository
>>>> hosted on the OSUOSL server to a third party, perhaps created
>>>> specifically to take this over, and then working with them to create the
>>>> indirect reference site under the AOO project, filtering out
>>>> un-acceptably licensed items as a way to achieving option #2. This would
>>>> move the entire repository without needing to locate individual authors.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I don't see how we can claim ownership of the content on the OSUOSL
>>> server.  It was not part of the Oracle SGA, as far as I know.  So it
>>> is not ours to give to a 3rd party.
>>
>> Considering the fact that the URLs are part of service.openoffice.org and
>> AOOo will be getting the domains as part of the SGA, then it would seem that
>> we own them, at least the name.  So the domain could be hosted any where
>> that the PPMC see fit, even at OSUOSL.
>>
>
> That logic doesn't follow.  Hypothetically there could be legacy
> OpenOffice.org URL's that contain Lady Gaga rips.  That doesn't mean
> we have ownership of the music.
>
> We own the URL.  We control what the URL points to.  But that doesn't
> mean we own what the URL points to.
>

Please read all that I wrote, "at least the name.  So the domain could 
be hosted any where that the PPMC see fit."  I agree that we may not own 
the content but if a 3rd party wished to host them the PPMC could give 
its consent to do so and have the URLs point to that IP address.

Andy

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