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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Sourceforge and extensions download site
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:50:27 GMT
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM, Ross Gardler <>wrote:

> As some of you will know the board meeting got pushed back 6 days. It
> was, however, held last night and I was able to attend. Consequently I
> am pleased to confirm that we now have a go-ahead with respect to the
> Sourceforge offer to host the extensions site. However, there is one
> important restriction on what we can do, so I'll cover that first.
> There cannot be any advertising on a domain name owned by the ASF,
> this includes
> The board felt the most appropriate action would be to have users
> directed to *.openoffice,org or * where they will be
> greeted by a page listing appropriate extensions sites with a
> disclaimer. At a later date this would become the meta-data server. I
> figured this would not be a problem as it is one of the options we
> discussed.
> We did discuss whether this would break behaviour for older OOo
> releases. If this is the case then it would be acceptable to provide a
> redirect for appropriate URLs. This may need to be removed for at
> graduation time, we didn't go into details about this as I felt it
> would be acceptable to deprecate the old behaviour whilst in
> incubation. Let me know if this is an incorrect assumption.
> I had some specific questions for the board, I copy them below but
> please not these are my notes and not from the minutes. They have not
> been approved yet, I'll let you know if I misunderstood anything.
> Can the PPMC accept SF's offer?
> Yes
> MOU necessary? What should it cover?
> PPMC to decide if necessary (with mentor guidance).
> Since the long term plan is to move to a
> PPMC owned meta-server it might make most sense to just let SF own
> this extensions site and not be distracted by what they are doing (we
> have trademarks policy to ensure they don't misbehave).
> Assuming trademarks are respected are we OK?
> Yes (as long as no advertising on apache owned domain)
> Will this address IP issues since non-ASF code will be offsite
> Probably (I believe this to be a yes, but allowing for edge cases)
> Advertising on the extensions download site?
> OK as long as not an apache domain (incl.
> Redirection preferred?
> Yes (see no advertising requirement). Would be better to go via an
> informational page on an or
> So there you go. It's now over to the PPMC to get it moving. I'll
> forward this mail to the infra team so that they can be ready to hand
> over the keys to the current extensions site at an appropriate time.
> Who is going to drive this?
> Ross
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective


Thanks for this update. Yes, Apache OpenOffice PPMC will need to spend some
time mulling this over. But -- good news!

"Follow your bliss."
         -- attributed to Joseph Campbell

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