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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: "Apache Disavows Team OpenOffice.org e.V."
Date Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:51:48 GMT
On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> > New article out by Brian Profitt on IT World:
> >
> >
> http://www.itworld.com/it-managementstrategy/213997/apache-disavows-team-openofficeorg-ev
>
> And btw, good job, Shane, on the outreach and interview! (I should
> have mentioned that before.)  This article brings a lot of clarity.


Yes, kudos to Shane on the communications front.

>
> -Rob
>
> >
> > 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
>

I thought Kay or TJ had the requisite foo to do this.


> > 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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