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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
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 [] 
Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 17:19
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 that
> you could become a "Source Code Sponsor" with your named displayed in
> 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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