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From Martin Hollmichel <>
Subject Re: Source Code Sponsor of OOo
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:46:19 GMT

the reference to the Apache Project is required here, agreed. We are 
reworking the content of the pages to make the message more clear, your 
guidance on how to point to Apache OpenOffice project is appreciated here,


On 11/21/11 2:19 AM, Shane Curcuru wrote:
> Note that the listed page is in no way associated with the ASF nor the 
> AOO podling, and as best I can tell is directly infringing on a number 
> of registered trademarks of the ASF.  I will be sending the admins of 
> that website an email shortly demanding that that page and similar 
> fundraising pages are taken down, and that their attempts (as it seems 
> from that page) to create what I can only imagine would be called 
> 3.4 cease, and immediately start using a new, 
> non-infringing name.
> 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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