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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: how to get information out about non-Apache builds/packages
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 22:41:37 GMT
On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> Do we want to do something to make folks aware of non-Apache packs for AOO
> (3.4.0 and beyond).
>
> I don't know how this has been done in the past, if at all.
>
> Right now I know there is a download on freebsd.org, and Wolf has made a
> Ubuntu build on ??? (I need to track this down)
>
>
> Any ideas on this in terms of collection and placement?
>

Some other Apache projects list derived products on their websites,
with a suitable disclaimer.   See, for example what Subversion does:

http://subversion.apache.org/packages.html

I think this is an important part of encouraging the ecosystem.  A
parent should be proud of his children's accomplishment, and not be
jealous.   So we want products based on AOO code to be popular, very
popular.  That is what success looks like,

But I don't think we need to search the web for products to list.  But
if someone requests this we can discuss on a case-by-case basis.

But where to put it?   It could be a link from the download/index.html
to another page where we maintain that information.

We'd probably want to have some standards for how these are listed.
Otherwise one vendor wants a 50x50 icon, and the next wants a 75x75
and then the next wants 200x200 in order to show up better.   We need
to be fair. So that probably means the listings need to meet some
requirement for length and content.

For example:

1) product must be based on Apache OpenOffice

2) If product uses Apache trademarks they must be used properly, i.e.,
permission where needed, attribution,etc.

3) product listing per some specification (see Subversion for one style)

-Rob


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