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From Issac Goldstand <>
Subject Openoffice distribution
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2012 08:44:26 GMT
[Apologies if this makes it to the list twice - I'd neglected to 
subscribe the first time I tried sending it through]


At ACNA I mentioned to Shane that the company that I work for was 
interested in re-distributing OO but was concerned over the legalities 
of doing so - specifically regarding trademark use.  After explaining 
the company and project in detail he said that he thought it could work 
out, and directed me to poll the podling as a prerequisite for getting 
trademark approval from the ASF.  Although that project (at work) was 
frozen by the time I returned from Vancouver, it's come up in discussion 
again, so I'd like to ask the podling for permission to use the 
trademarks and guidance on how to best keep the podling's interests in mind.

The company focuses on monetized installers, similar to those found in 
Oracle's JAVA windows installer or on CNET downloads (which is actually 
our product), where we offer an opt-in bundled software download as part 
of the installer.

Currently, our team has come up with mockups for the installer and 
landing page for the download, which I'd be happy to provide in the form 
of attachments on-list, or off-list (or on a wiki if that's the "right 
way to do it").

What we want to know, specifically is:
1) How to brand the product?  Given we're talking about 3.3.0 (at least 
until 3.4.0 happens), we thought to simply brand it 
Should we continue that line, or use Apache OpenOffice?  If the latter, 
should we include "Incubating" and the logos set out at or 
2) We'd like pointers on the right place (if any) to include (TM) or (R) 
or anything else both on the landing page and on the installer.
3) Other general pointers that you have.


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