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From Stefan Taxhet <>
Subject Re: Time for the ASF to send an Open Letter?
Date Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:15:23 GMT

Am 17.11.2011 08:51, schrieb Dave Fisher:

> What is difficult for me to understand is that both Stefan Taxhet and Martin Hollmichel
> signed up as Initial Committers to the Apache project, but have never signed an iCLA.

Martin and I sent signed iCLAs to secretary@
Is there a page where this should be/is acknowledged or
did we miss some additional formality?

> There are many more than four people involved.
> The Team OpenOffice website must immediately acknowledge that is a registered
trademark of the Apache Software Foundation.

Please point us to the phrase you want to be used.
Is it just the adaption of the phrases that are at ?

> The Team OpenOffice site must recognize the Apache project.

We plan to mention the players in the arena (Apache/AOO, TDF/LO) on the 
website. Which form of recognition of the Apache project could you think of?

And yes, we are aware that the website content in general needs an update.


> I don't think a joint statement is appropriate without properly respectful actions beforehand.
> Regards,
> Dave
>> - Shane
>>> As much as we would like to do an interim release I am
>>> afraid there are issues that won't make it possible:
>>> - Apache releases have to be approved by the PPMC and
>>> can only be released under an Apache License.
>>> - The old OpenOffice.Org made available 3.4 RC, releasing
>>> 3.3.1 would not give the right signal wrt continuity.
>>> - The ASF, through the PPMC, cannot approve code that it
>>> hasn't seen and AFAICT Team OOo hasn't been very visible
>>> here in the community (sorry if I just missed it).
>>> This said, 3.4 is advancing very nicely. I don't want to
>>> hurry things but I think we are moving in the right
>>> direction.
>>> Pedro.

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