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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 18:41:26 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM, Andy Brown<andy@the-martin-byrd.net>  wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>
> OK. Sorry.  It sounds like we have a similar understanding then.  Our
> consent is not needed for them to host the extensions, but only for us
> to point (or redirect) our URL to their site.
>

Correct.

Andy

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