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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: Source Code Sponsor of OOo
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:55:21 GMT
On 2011-11-21 6:46 AM, Martin Hollmichel wrote:
> Shane,
> 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,
> Martin

This is a good starting point:

Note that, the logo, and various other OOo 
related marks are registered trademarks of the ASF in the US and many 
other countries.

- Shane

> 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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