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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Who is Page Maintainer Now? http://www.openoffice.org/distribution/cdrom/
Date Sun, 06 May 2012 21:01:43 GMT
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.

> 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
>
>

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