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From Donald Whytock <dwhyt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Microsoft Censors OpenOffice Download Links
Date Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:36:17 GMT
On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Hagar Delest <hagar.delest@laposte.net>wrote:

> I've downloaded OOo several times in the past through torrents because it
> was much faster. And I noticed that my file was also shared at a not
> negligible rate.
>
> I think this is something worth implementing. I'm not from a generation
> that is used to download but I think that many (young) users look at this
> way first.
>
> Hagar
>
>
> > Objet : Re: Microsoft Censors OpenOffice Download Links
> >
>
> > 2013/8/16 :
> > > Reported on the forum:
> > >
> http://torrentfreak.com/microsoft-censors-openoffice-download-links-130814/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
> > >
> >
> > The URLs mentioned in the article look scary to me, with version that
> > never really existed, like "3.3.2". As you know there are several
> > websites that claim to offer OpenOffice downloads but then bundle it
> > with adware. I wouldn't assume that torrents are any safer.
> >
> > It would be worth asking if anyone really needs AOO torrents and
> > whether we should look at providing official ones.
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> > > Hagar
>

We discussed this last year in a thread titled "BItTorrents -- do we care?"
last posted to on 16 October 2012.  General consensus seemed to be
favorable.  What's Infra's take on bittorrent?

Don

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