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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: Time for the ASF to send an Open Letter?
Date Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:49:27 GMT
I just want to make one observation that is critical to understanding 
how Apache projects work:

On 2011-11-16 11:56 AM, Martin Hollmichel wrote:
> The coding work we've done in the 3.3.1 is about some security and
> bugfixing issues,
> Martin

I would strongly urge everyone here to read the brief Code of Conduct 
for Apache projects here:

In particular, the old saying that "If it didn't happen on a mailing 
list, it didn't happen." is critically important to understand.

I know that Martin and others have done a tremendous amount of work for 
the past project, and I bet that he and others will 
continue to create great code in the future OOo related ecosystem.

However the comment above is quite disingenuous, given that none of that 
work (as far as I can tell) in terms of code or planning has been here 
on ooo-dev@.

The Apache OpenOffice podling is truly happy to have people donate their 
work to the podling, and hopes more people will choose to contribute 
their work collaboratively here on the list.  We are also - as all 
Apache projects are - happy to have third parties take the code we 
produce under our permissive Apache License and use it for virtually any 
purpose they wish.  All that we ask when you take are code is that you 
follow the license, and that you respect our identity, brands, and 

- Shane, mentor for AOO podling

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