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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lo...@apache.org>
Subject domains a-lot WAS: [Re: openoffice.com link goes to dubious site]
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2012 05:16:00 GMT
Hi

On 1 February 2012 22:54, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-02-01 at 22:03 -0500, David Sheffield wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> If you go to the Open Office mirrors project (link below) and scroll down
>> to United States - Bulk Book Store, the http link to the right actually
>> redirects to a Philipino themed porn site. At least I wasn't at work when I
>> clicked on it. I wasn't too offended but I'm sure some people would be if
>> this happened to them. Just letting you guys know so you can fix it.
>>
>> http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/mirrors/#mirrors
>>
>
> Just sent an email to registered owners of the site, as listed in the
> WHOIS db, informing them it's apparently been hijacked.

Thanks, Drew. Interesting. The subject line of this note drew my
attention because last year I had a discussion with the owner of
OpenOffice.com about possibly working nicely with him. If I recall,
he's a Dutch businessperson whose business is not orthogonal to AOO.

There are also many other OO.xx (or some other variable without
specific and embarrassing meaning), and I actually happen to own one
of them, I think: OpenOffice.ca. But there is also OO.za, and many
others.

Given that we are now a veritable community project, and that most if
not all of the OO.XX sites are efforts by local community members, I
think it would be reasonable for "us" (in practice, not sure who would
constitute the U and S of the set) to situate them within the larger
frame of AOO. I, for one, would be honoured to help with this effort,
as it would also dovetail with the hell-of-a-lot-more-tedious tracking
and consolidation through a kind of reverse-Adamic OOo naming….

My proposal would be that Apache OO simply starts by listing the
sites, if they agree; and if so, that those listed be identified as
member of the AOO community and abide by Apache's provisions regarding
license, brand, etc. *Note* this is a proposal. It is not a bold
statement on my part to act arbitrarily. :-)


>
> //drew
>
cheers,
Louis
>
>

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