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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Draft blog post: Selling and Buying OpenOffice CDs
Date Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:48:20 GMT
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Donald Whytock <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM, Donald Whytock <>
>> wrote:
>> > Okay, got it now.  Under the circs, then, do you still want it proofed?
>> >
>> At this point, looking more for content/message review.  Does this
>> answer the questions that we are receiving?  Any additional points we
>> should make?
> Checksum verification, perhaps?  Apache does not warrant or guarantee
> anything Not Invented Here, so to make certain your purchased copy is
> correct you can follow the steps linked <here>?

That's an important one.  Unfortunately getting someone (non-Linux
user) to install an MD5 checksum tool is non-trivial and as such will
tend not to be done.

Something I've wondered ... Is it possible at all to implement a
checksum calculator that runs locally in Javascript?  The tool would
ask the user to browse for their download, calc the checksum, and
then, based on the filename, retrieve the expected checksum from the
website and compare the two.  Until we make it as easy as that I think
end-users will never do it.


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