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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: First Year Anniversary - party CD
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:02:36 GMT
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:48 PM, drew <> wrote:
> I would like to propose that we treat the 13th of the month as our 1st
> Anniversary and would like to do the following for the occasion:

Party time!

> There has already been a few CD requests made,
> the most recent.
> I would like to release two CD iso images, Windows and Mac on the 13th
> of this month.
> Each image would include:
> Win/or/Mac binaries directory
>        English _us installer for AOO3.4
>        All Language packs released with 3.4
>        SDK
>        sha files for each

You don't really gain anything if you include the checksum files.
They only have value if they are on a trusted server.  If someone
wanted to modify the AOO install in a malicious way they would just
generate new hash files as well, and put them onto the CD.   But it
would be useful to link to the authoritative hashes, perhaps in your
HTML instructions page:

> Readme file
> License file
> [same as the OO.o 3.3 iso included - these should be pretty much written
> already on the website]
> Very simple HTML instructions screen(s)
> Pre-Made CD artwork
>        Pre-made sleeve cover
>        Folded cover
>        Tall hard case coer
>        Disk
> Some promotional material
>        Tri-fold application information brochure sized for tall case.
> A couple of wall paper images
> Two posters
>        AOO banner 150dpi - suitable size for a table at a show
>        AOO branded reprise of the 'Free Yourself' OO.o poster
> A short anniversary video

This sounds really cool.

> ----
> The immediate goal is a one-off project, with the branding focused to
> this Anniversary (3.4 release), so I am not suggesting that this be the
> basis for 4.0. For example though I saw one person talking about a
> release party, and part of this is intended for such a use.
> I'm not proposing that the files need to be on AOO (sf) mirrors on the
> 13th, though I wouldn't be against it all either.
> I would be willing maintain a project for this at SF, the images will be
> somewhere in the 400 Meg size range. They aren't likely big download
> number, getter's :)
> My itch, is to do this with the group so that we could tell folks, if
> you want to make a CD, here is an image - use it as is, un-altered, and
> your good to go.
> OK.. I've assembled a local set of all the 3.4 release binaries and
> started work on the other items.
> For the disk related artwork I sarted from the OO.o 3.3 cd artwork on
> the main website.
> Also started on the small 'party' video.
> [None of that is done...]
> Items not touched at all:
> Appropriate text files (readme and license) for the is image - the 3.4
> versions of what is in the 3.3 iso in other words.
> All the fine print for the artwork..of course
> The tri-fold brochure. I have an old one from Andy Brown for a basis,
> haven't touched it however, if anyone has something already and would
> like to make a donation...that would be wonderful!
> I could really use help with any of this,
> as part of this is the trademark ok, I suppose, part of that help is
> your helpful and prompt feedback on that, I'll move as quick in the
> graphic editors as I can

We've certainly given permission in the past for CD use of name and
logo, generally asking for attribution, a link back to the project,
etc.  I think the most recent approved request was from Hirano-san.

So this would not be an official Apache release, but more like a remix
of our AOO 3.4 release.   We could include something like this in
future releases, but I suspect the CD label itself commonly needs to
be customized on a per-event basis.
> also if it sounds like a fun week and you want maybe take of these items
> to finish or help with layout ideas...let me know, we can meetup on irc
> or maybe a google hangout, or such...
> Ok - Again none of these items are done - so please do not use them for
> anything other then giving feedback here..
> .. I've got a preview of what I have so far at (no binaries, so only 64
> megs) and the
> svg files for the preview handy for anyone that wants to dive in also
> available, just ping me on that.
> Thanks, looking forward your feedback.
> //drew

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