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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: "Apache Disavows Team OpenOffice.org e.V."
Date Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:30:51 GMT
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.

-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
> 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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