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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Old AOO referencing in Google
Date Thu, 11 May 2017 17:26:12 GMT
Am 11.05.2017 um 00:02 schrieb Roberto Galoppini:
> On Wed, 10 May 2017 at 23:37, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 10:21 PM, Marcus <marcus.mail@wtnet.de> wrote:
>>
>>> However, it doesn't matter. There is no reason to provide download pages
>>> to offer outdated versions - based on w.oo.o. Of course we cannot
>> influence
>>> what others are offering on their webpages.
>
> Actually the trademark owner can ask third parties to distribute only the
> last version, or allow them to distribute older versions as far as links to
> the last version are also made available in a prominent way.

OK, we can try to influence what others should offer. In the end they 
decide on their own if they would follow our advice. But asking is of 
course not forbidden.

>> I disagree. I and users I support have often had reason to download old
>> versions of software. The most common cause is because they are using an
>> outdated operating system they can't change for some reason, but sometimes
>> a feature or a bug of a given version is needed.
>>
>> There's no need to promote them, but removing them is a mistake.
>
>
> I agree.
>
> Roberto

Marcus


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