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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Who is Page Maintainer Now? http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/cdrom/
Date Sun, 06 May 2012 22:30:48 GMT
On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
>> <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote:
>> > +1
>> >
>> > I agree.  It looks like doing a reset and then rebuilding this
>> structure in a way that is appropriate for Apache OpenOffice is the best
>> way forward.
>> >
>>
>> +1
>>
>> Right now we have no guarantees that these distributors are actually
>> distributing current versions of OpenOffice, older versions with
>> security issues, or even modified versions of OpenOffice with adware
>> inserted.  We see things like this happening all over the web today.
>> So I'd be very careful on how we associate the project with
>> initiatives like this.  It is one thing if a PMC member or someone
>> known to us wants to distribute CD's at a conference.  It is another
>> thing for us to put up free advertising for unknown parties to sell
>> what may or may not be real copies of OpenOffice.
>>
>> What we could do to protect our users is something like this:
>>
>> -- Define a new logo, perhaps based on the project logo, for CD
>> distributors
>>
>> -- Put the logo up on a webpage page and allow anyone to use the logo,
>> but only if it is used on a CD containing a release of OpenOffice and
>> nothing but OpenOffice.
>>
>
> Well there is a rather prominent disclaimer on the page --
>
>  *Note: OpenOffice.org makes no claims about the contents of any CD-ROM
> you may purchase from a distributor listed here. We list these only as a
> courtesy to the community. Should you find old or invalid links, please
> report them to the page maintainer: Alex Fisher <cdrom@openoffice.org>
>
> We should probably make a minor change on this for now and replace
> OpenOffice.org with Apache OpenOffice , remove Alex, and point them to
> ooo-dev? As I'm making final adjustments to things I am finding many such
> items.*
>

Also, we have NO CD images...I will make a few more changes to this now,
for now.

> *
> *
>
>>
>> > This will disadvantage some NL groups who have been maintaining the
>> information for their region, though.  So it needs to be a brief disruption.
>> >
>> > Andrea Pescetti has done some work on the page today.  I suggest
>> consulting with him on a clean way forward.
>> >
>> >  - Dennis
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: drew jensen [mailto:drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com]
>> > Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2012 10:48
>> > To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> > Subject: Re: Who is Page Maintainer Now?
>> http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/cdrom/
>> >
>> > [ ... ]
>> >
>> > There are quite a few junk links on that page, for sure.
>> > At the moment no-one is actively working on a CD image.
>> > We don't have a 'community distributor' program, really - right - I
>> > think it was a good idea and still is, but this group has to carve out a
>> > little time to figure it out anew.
>> >
>> > so -  given the change in project, I really do think the best way
>> > forward is to just wipe that page clean, first - and then look at what
>> > should go in it's pace.
>> >
>> > My opinion on that anyway, and to re-emphasize - I think we want
>> > distributors and an information page such as this and I'll work with
>> > others to get it back, but I really think by Tuesday the links should be
>> > e gone.
>> >
>> > //drew
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>
>
> --
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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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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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