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From Alexandro Colorado <...@oooes.org>
Subject Re: Anything we can do about premature redistribution?
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:14:56 GMT
On 3/7/14, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:23 AM, J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On 3/7/14 4:21 PM, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On 07.03.2014 15:22, Rob Weir wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> softpedia is not the only one:
>>> - http://www.chip.de/downloads/OpenOffice_14324674.html
>>> - http://www.computerbase.de/downloads/office/
>>>
>>
>> I think we can create a blog explaining the voting procedure and make
>> clear where we are in the process and that it is the RC of the Beta only.
>>
>
> Or maybe a disclaimer in the voting thread email?   Next time we could
> say something like:
>
> "Note:   All Apache releases require a vote of the PMC lasting at
> least 72-hours.  We do not officially release until after that vote
> has concluded.   We appreciate the enthusiasm of our users and 3rd
> party distributors and their efforts to publicize our releases and
> share them with a broader audience.  But we ask that you do not
> publicize a release until the vote has concluded and the vote results
> posted.  This is for the safety of the users.  It is always possible
> for a last minute defect to be reported in a Release Candidate causing
> us to cancel an in-progress vote.  in fact this has occurred before.
> So be safe and wait for the release process to conclude."
>
> I'm guessing that they hear about the RC from the email list, not the
> wiki, so it might make sense to put a message like this in the vote
> email.

Not sure email would be as effective as on the website (in this case,
the cWiki page). Do softpedia find out about these RCs from the ML or
the wiki?

>
> -Rob
>
>
>> But I don't know if this would really help to avoid confusion.
>>
>> Juergen
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Best regards, Oliver.
>>>
>>>> -Rob
>>>>
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Alexandro Colorado
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