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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Source Code Sponsor of OOo
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2011 02:29:00 GMT
Clarification: I don't believe there is any suggestion of payments for the software.  It is
more about seeking donations and sponsorships, with the ill-advised promise of an honor roll
in the distribution of OO.o 3.4 itself.  There is even promotion of the notion that donations
will keep OO.o free.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shane Curcuru [mailto:asf@shanecurcuru.org] 
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 17:19
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Source Code Sponsor of OOo

[ ... ]

At the ASF, our software is *always* free (as in no cost); the ASF will 
*never* charge for either our source code our or project's software 
product releases.

Any time you see someone stating or implying that you need to pay for 
any ASF-hosted code you should be suspicious.

- Shane

On 2011-11-20 12:44 PM, Thomas Horn wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've read on http://teamopenoffice.org/en/become-a-partner.html that
> you could become a "Source Code Sponsor" with your named displayed in
> OpenOffice.org 3.4 by paying EUR 5000.
>
> Do you really thinks that this is a good idea? I think that will lower
> the neutrality of the Apache Foundation as I before wasn't under the
> impression that you could buy yourself into Apache software.
>
> Greetings from
> Thomas


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