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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Anything we can do about premature redistribution?
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:22:21 GMT
Evidently we're already released, on some websites at least:

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Office/Office-Suites/Apache-OpenOffice-253.shtml

How much do we care about this?   The risk, I suppose, is on
Softpedia, that we could find a last-minute defect in the NOTICE or
other legal files, and they find themselves distributing a package
that is not correct.  But the practical risk there is small.

The greater risk is to users, that we find a last-minute fatal bug
that causes us to cancel the vote, but there are versions of the
Release Candidate still floating around.  That can hurt the AOO
reputation if that happened.

I'm not sure we can prevent this from happening, and still have an
open and transparent voting process.  But maybe there is something we
can do to discourage it?

-Rob

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