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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Can somebody please commit the update of the de-websites
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:14:41 GMT
2013/6/21 Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>

> On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM, RA Stehmann
> <anwalt@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de> wrote:
> > Hi Rob,
> >
> > I can understand your concerns, but they aren't drasticly.
> >
> > I'm with you, that we have to make clear, the Box isn't a product of the
> > ASF but distributed by the "Verein Freies Office Deutschland e.V..".
> >
> > But on the other hand the "Verein Freies Office Deutschland e.V.." isn't
> > any old third party.
> >
>
> We need to be fair.  Treating one 3rd party special is not fair.
>

+1. An exception never confirms a rule, an exception always break a rule.
No matter if we are talking about an old and trusted friend, a third party
is always a third party with the same rights and duties of all other third
parties.



>
> > It's a charitable german entity supporting Free office software. It's
> > still supporting Apache OpenOffice. The computer an the monitor at our
> > Fosdem stand were provided by "Verein Freies Office Deutschland e.V..".
> >
> > Disclaimer: I'm no member of that club, but know persons who are.
> >
> > So IMO it's ok to put that news in the news line of the homepage, making
> > clear, who's the distributor of that product.
> >
>
> I'd be much happier if the German community listened to what I am
> saying and took steps to address the full issue. IMHO you need to add
> a page that gives equal access to all 3rd party ports and
> distributions, and not just favor a single one with a news
> announcement.
>
> If you then give announcements of updates to these distributions,
> whenever they occur, and do such announcements fairly, not for just a
> single 3rd party, then this might be OK.   So if you really want to
> move this forward I'd highly recommend creating and maintaining a
> German version of the porting page:
> http://www.openoffice.org/porting/
>
>
+1 again. IMO, this is by far the best solution. All community members
deserve the same respect.

Regards
Ricardo



> -Rob
>
> > Regards
> > Michael
> >
>
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