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From Louis Suárez-Potts <>
Subject Re: Subversion history
Date Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:26:13 GMT

On 2011-06-18, at 18:08 , Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:

> +1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Phipps [] 
> Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 13:46
> To:
> Subject: Re: Subversion history
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 12:55 AM, Greg Stein <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 19:00, Tor Lillqvist <> wrote:
>>> But would ASF be able to distribute such binary releases (and the
>>> corresponding sources) that include non-Oracle LGPL bits?
>> Probably not, but in more recent years, we've been talking about how
>> to distribute non-ALv2 from ASF hardware. Essentially along the lines
>> of, "this is not ASF software; we are providing it here as a
>> convenience." We just don't want to mislead people to think they are
>> Apache releases or Apache-licensed.
>> Identifying the archival releases that need to be saved is important,
>> regardless. Maybe the TDF could distribute those, or maybe OSU/OSL or
>> one of our mirror providers. I've got to believe that a volunteer
>> provider would be willing to hold the archives.
> One viable option would be to approach and ask them to host the
> legacy releases (naturally we'd need to help make it happen). In fact, it
> might also be smart to try to host a snapshot of the entire OO.o site there
> before there's a full transition from Oracle to Apache.  I've sent an
> enquiry to their info alias to get their views.
> S.

For what it's worth, as many have noted, I'm sure, OOo uses for distribution a host—a vast
host—of volunteer mirrors. Many include legacy releases already. I suggest more generally
we approach new problems with new solutions but keep in mind what's worked in the past in
similar circumstances.

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