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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: "Apache Disavows Team OpenOffice.org e.V."
Date Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:12:47 GMT


On 10/17/2011 10:23 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
> <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>  wrote:
>> +1 on fixing the page at OpenOffice.org.
>>
>
> So who can do this?  or better yet, who can give me site-wide edit
> rights so I can make this change, and such other changes that the
> project may ask for.

Andrew Rist should be able to change this...I've copied him on this response
>
> It is one thing for us to be blocked by hard technical tasks that
> require rare skills and knowledge.  It is another thing when we are
> blocked and cannot accomplish a trivial task because we lack
> permissions.
>
>>   - Dennis
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Rob Weir [mailto:robweir@apache.org]
>> Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 09:55
>> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: "Apache Disavows Team OpenOffice.org e.V."
>>
>> New article out by Brian Profitt on IT World:
>>
>> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/213997/apache-disavows-team-openofficeorg-ev
>>
>> He has a good catch here that this page is still calling for donations
>> to Team OpenOffice:
>>
>> http://contributing.openoffice.org/donate.html
>>
>> Is there anyone who can change this page *immediately*?  I don't think
>> this is something we should wait until after we migrate the wiki.  The
>> information on the page now is wrong, misleading and confuses the
>> Apache statements on fundraising.
>>
>> I'd recommend replacing all the text on that page with a simple statement:
>>
>> "Apache projects do not solicit funds directly.  However, the Apache
>> Software Foundation graciously accepts donations of all sizes" (or
>> other such words as the mentors may suggest) and to put a link to:
>> http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html
>>
>> -Rob
>>

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