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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lui...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CD-ROMs for consumers
Date Mon, 14 May 2012 19:53:56 GMT
Hi
On 2012-05-14, at 12:47 , Kay Schenk wrote:

> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 8:08 PM,  <info@softwaredistributor.info> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> I found so many invalid links(Dead links)or not open office software
>> related.
>>> Because this page not update for years
>>> http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/cdrom/
>>> 
>> 
>> This page has repeatedly been the source of confusion and concern.
>> 
> 
> FWIW -- I de-linked the CDROM info from the current download page before we
> went live. The old distribution info, of course, continued to live on...so
> this was needed.
> 
> I started, rather feebly, a new page yesterday that I thought might be a
> catch all for all manners of third party distributions --CDROM, other
> builds not by Apache. That would tie in or actually be replaced by this new
> page you started. yeah, we need to work on this, hopefully soon, to get
> more options out there.
> 
> This new page is good until we determine HOW we even want to "verify"
> what's being distributed by these methods.

What would "verify" mean? When I set up the CDROM project and distribution category, the verification
was simple: the binaries and source (if that was what they wanted to deliver, too; a link
would have worked, and did, usually) had to come from one of OOo's mirrors, and we (Alex,
at that point) pointed them to those. (That was the mirrors list I set up but which was then
later maintained by several, including Florian E.)

Why not do the same? It must come from an AOO distribution mirror. We simply trust those who
claim that that is how they obtained the binaries. As to what is distributed on CDROM (or
DVD): what they want, in addition to a legitimate binary. And it need not be, of course, in
English.

Louis
> 
> 
> 
>> 
>> So, I've replaced the distribution pages with a simple statement which
>> you can read here:
>> 
>> http://ooo-site.staging.apache.org/distribution/index.html
>> 
>> If someone, either currently with the project, or a new volunteer, has
>> the interest and energy to help develop a new distribution program,
>> then your efforts will be most welcome.  Until then, it seems that
>> users will have equal luck jut searching eBay.
>> 
>> -Rob
>> 
>>> 
>>> Invalid Links
>>> ------------------------
>>> Distributor  USA
>>> Flexiety Amazon.com Store
>>> http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/?me=A3AYSZ5JGWXAJN
>>> 
>>> ---------------
>>> Distributor Australia
>>> Cybersite
>>> http://www.cybersite.com.au/
>>> ------------------------
>>> Distributor Colombia
>>> CompuKeep Ltda.
>>> http://www.compukeep.com/
>>> 
>>> --------------------
>>> Distributor India
>>> Murugapandian Barathee
>>> http://swathanthra.freesites.ws/stall
>>> 
>>> Linux.Mejokj.com
>>> http://linux.mejokj.com/
>>> 
>>> -----------------------------
>>> Distributor   Malaysia
>>> CheapISO.com
>>> http://www.cheapiso.com/
>>> 
>>> --------------------------------
>>> Distributor  México
>>> 
>>> Mayan Open Source Enterprises
>>> http://www.moselinux.com/
>>> 
>>> small world international trading & consulting
>>> http://www.sworld.tk/
>>> 
>>> ----------------------------
>>> Distributor  Perú
>>> Puppisoft.Org
>>> http://www.puppisoft.org/
>>> 
>>> -----------------------------
>>> Distributor  Philippines
>>> Net Effect
>>> http://www.neteffect.com.ph/
>>> 
>>> -------------------------------
>>> Distributor  Poland
>>> 
>>> Castor Th
>>> http://wzorypism.com/
>>> 
>>> 
>>> MOKART
>>> http://mokart.prv.pl/
>>> 
>>> ------------------------------
>>> 
>>> Distributor   Singapore
>>> Mynasoft
>>> http://www3.mynasoft.com/
>>> 
>>> ------------------------------
>>> Distributor  Spain
>>> XP Factory
>>> http://xpfactory.redi.tk/
>>> 
>>> ------------------------------
>>> Distributor   Turkey
>>> 
>>> Gelecek
>>> http://www.gelecek.com.tr/openoffice.org
>>> 
>>> Sevgi Bilgisayar
>>> http://sites-web.site-creation.com/
>>> 
>>> ------------------------------------
>>> Distributor  UK
>>> 
>>> AMS Computer Systems
>>> http://www.amscomputers.co.uk/
>>> 
>>> KARSA
>>> http://www.karsa.co.uk/
>>> 
>>> nCD enterprises/Wilmslow High School
>>> http://www.wilmslowhigh.cheshire.sch.uk/ooo/
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Techlink Consultants
>>> http://www.tcltd.net/
>>> 
>>> Tuxland.co.uk
>>> http://www.tuxland.co.uk/
>>> 
>>> T. J. Computers Ltd.
>>> http://www.tj-computers-ltd.co.uk/
>>> 
>>> Wordit Limited
>>> http://www.wordit.com/
>>> 
>>> ------------------------
>>> 
>>> Distributor
>>> United States of America
>>> 
>>> Amazon.com Storefront
>>> http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/?me=A3AYSZ5JGWXAJN
>>> 
>>> Chance Pittenger
>>> http://ipfinc.org/
>>> 
>>> Half Price Computer Books
>>> http://www.halfpricecomputerbooks.com/
>>> 
>>> Joseph Heingarten
>>> http://openofficesuite.net/   Online casnio site
>>> 
>>> Lyciall's
>>> http://office.lyciall.com/
>>> 
>>> Main Street Computers
>>> http://mainstr33t.com/
>>> 
>>> NovoPC
>>> http://www.novopc.com/
>>> 
>>> OCS Computer
>>> http://www.ocscomputer.com/openoffice/index.html
>>> 
>>> OilSpecialist.com
>>> http://oilspecialist.com/
>>> 
>>> onetruegem.com
>>> http://www.onetruegem.com/
>>> 
>>> OSdepot.com
>>> http://www.osdepot.com/osc/product_info.php?cPath=31&products_id=60
>>> 
>>> PGD
>>> http://www.pgd.com/
>>> 
>>> Tux CDs
>>> http://www.tuxcds.com/
>>> 
>>> Virtual Technologies
>>> http://www.virtech.com/
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Hope you can update this list ASSP
>>> 
>>> Regards
>>> Benjamin
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
> 
> "Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
> And life has a funny way of helping you out
> Helping you out."
>                            -- "Ironic", Alanis Morissette


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