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From Terry <>
Subject TeamOpenOffice ( was spam, I assume? on users' list )
Date Fri, 16 Dec 2011 23:03:13 GMT
Perhaps this is one of the first issues which needs to be addressed?  Dave, from memory, mentioned
it recently.

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> From: Shane Curcuru <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Sent: Saturday, 17 December 2011 3:20 AM
> Subject: Re: spam, I assume?
> I suppose if you're this surprised to see it, then it would be considered 
> spam!   In any case, the email you got has nothing to to with Apache.
> ----
> This year, Oracle has donated the registered trademarks and domain names 
> associated with to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), along 
> with providing a Software Grant Agreement licensing the majority of the source 
> code for the product under the permissive Apache License to the 
> ASF.
> The linked article on ITWorld is a very important read.  Team OpenOffice e.V. is 
> an organization in Germany of developers who had worked in the prior 
> project that Sun/Oracle ran in the past.  Team 
> e.V. has no relationship with the ASF nor with the Apache OpenOffice podling, 
> and any statements that they make that imply ownership or control currently of 
> the domain or software product should be disregarded.
> As you can see right here on the ooo-users@ list and elsewhere, the Apache 
> OpenOffice podling - undergoing Incubation here at the ASF - is doing well and 
> is moving forward at creating some great new software based on the 
> code that millions have used in the past, and plan to create a 
> new product to be called Apache OpenOffice quite soon.
> In particular, users should know that any financial donations they may choose to 
> make to Team e.V. have no bearing or relationship to the current 
> product, and are completely unrelated to the workings of the ASF 
> or the Apache OpenOffice podling.
> Users who are interested in supporting future Apache OpenOffice development - or 
> even better documentation, support options, or other features on the 
> domain are welcome to either participate in the Apache OpenOffice 
> project - just ask your questions or send suggestions to the mailing list - or 
> are welcome to make a donation to the ASF as a whole at:
> Since the ASF and the Apache OpenOffice podling plan to maintain the 
> domain and legacy of a great end-user product for the foreseeable 
> future, I find it hard to understand why Team e.V. continues to 
> insinuate that is dying, and continues to mislead consumers as to 
> the current owner of the brand: the ASF and the Apache OpenOffice 
> podling.
> This is especially disturbing given that they're using the good name of a 
> new Apache podling in a fundraising effort for their own coffers.
> Thanks for the report of this (spam) email!
> - Shane Curcuru
>   Apache OpenOffice Mentor
>   Vice President, Brand Management, The Apache Software Foundation
> On 2011-12-16 10:42 AM, Mike Scott wrote:
>>  On 16/12/11 14:59, Mike Scott wrote:
>>>  I assume the mail I've just received, subject text "only a few 
> more
>>>  days!", is spam. It starts:
>>>  "Team e. V.
>>>  This is the happiest time of the year!
>>>  Christmas time with Team – gifts included!
>>  .....
>>  Apologies for following up my own mail. I had one off-list reply to the
>>  effect that "I would be rather surprised if this was not totally ok. 
> Now
>>  that Oracle has got out, another organization needed to be created, and
>>  thesis it." (Please, everyone, can stuff be kept on-list unless 
> there's
>>  good reason otherwise?)
>>  However, I've also found the web page
>>  (mind the wrap) which is an interesting read.
>>  Since the email was sent direct to me, not via any subscribed list, I
>>  guess it is spam, pure and simple. I'm forwarding a complaint to the
>>  relevant ISP.
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