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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Source Code Sponsor of OOo
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2011 02:13:42 GMT

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On Nov 20, 2011, at 7:19 PM, 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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