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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Apache Royale Website Preview
Date Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:50:24 GMT

> On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:20 AM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 7:54 AM, Shane Curcuru <asf@shanecurcuru.org> wrote:
>> (Please note mixed private/public lists)
>> The intent is that when users come to find, download, or otherwise learn
>> about an Apache project that the URL displayed to them ends in
>> *.apache.org - this provides consistent branding and also assures users
>> that the website about that project is an official Apache project.
>> So no - redirecting $TLP.apache.org to another domain, such that the
>> user's browser displays some other domain name when they are reading the
>> project's content is strictly not allowed, period.
> http://www.openoffice.org/ seems to contradict your absolute statement.
> So; what is the criteria for obtaining an exception to the policy, as in
> the example above?

For OpenOffice.org - as the volunteer who did the bulk of www porting work and designed the

(1) From the Infra side the site was 9GB of legacy and conversion to CMS was termed a sledgehammer
on the Apache CMS. Joe did incredible work to make this not so bad and I followed Infra advice
to put parts off the template into SSI.

(2) We did get exclusions from Trademarks through Shane who was a Mentor. I’ll leave the
explanation to him, but the OpenOffice.org domain is known to millions of users and OpenOffice.org
is a registered trademark.

(3) Source code for OpenOffice is only found on OpenOffice.apache.org

(4) forums.openoffice.org is a standalone forum community that helps everyone in the overall
OpenOffice community.


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