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From Rob Weir <apa...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: [www] Ext / Temp repository stability ( was Extensions and templates site down )
Date Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:30:44 GMT
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.


> Andy
>

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