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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [Vote] What should we do with the "Why Compliance?" page on the website
Date Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:29:44 GMT

On Feb 19, 2015, at 2:28 PM, jan i wrote:

> On Thursday, February 19, 2015, Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
> wrote:
> 
>> I favor the option proposed by Tim Williams.   I think a good interim
>> maneuver is to remove the sidebar link and then we can fuss about the page
>> ad lib.  I haven't checked on the notice that Marcus put up just yet.  If
>> that stays, it needs to ripple through the translations too.
> 
> I too favor the option proposed by Tim
> 
>> 
>> If I have to cast a ballot on the [VOTE] as worded, it will be for
>> deletion.
> 
> I strongly believe voting is doing more damage than good.
> 
> but given the choices, I would have to VOTE
> +1 for deleting the page.
> 
> but please sleep on it, cancel the vote tomorrow, and make a wording
> together with Andrea that the PMC (this includes Jim and yourself) are
> happy with.

+1000001

Regards,
Dave

> 
> rgds
> jan i
> 
>> 
>> - Dennis
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tim Williams [mailto:williamstw@gmail.com <javascript:;>]
>> Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 09:53
>> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org <javascript:;>
>> Subject: Re: Proposal to change or remove a web page that seems to cause
>> unfruitful discussions.
>> 
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 12:44 PM, jan i <jani@apache.org <javascript:;>>
>> wrote:
>>> [ ... ]
>>> I simply do not see the need that AOO goes out alone, on confrontation
>>> course with ASF, to explain the difference in licenses seen specifically
>>> for our pow. We do not need this kind of pointing fingers. Let other
>>> projects use the license they believe in and let us use the license ASF
>>> believe in without telling we are better or even different than the
>> others.
>> 
>> fwiw, as a lurker here, that approach is much more consistent with the
>> broader culture around here. Leave the provocative stuff to personal
>> blogs and media.  I think a good solution is to just delete the page
>> and add a link to the faq[1] to your existing 'free' page[2] - I just
>> don't see any value beyond what's already written between those two.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> --tim
>> 
>> [1] - http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html#WhatDoesItMEAN
>> 
>> [2] - http://www.openoffice.org/why/why_free.html
>> 
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