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From: Rob Weir <robweir <at> apache.org>
Subject: Re: Reverting commits [was: Re: svn commit: r1441659 - /openoffice/site/trunk/templates/sidenav.mdtext
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.apache.openoffice.devel
Date: Sunday 3rd February 2013 02:41:25 UTC (over 4 years ago)
On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 9:33 PM, Pedro Giffuni  wrote:
>
>
>
>
> ----- Messaggio originale -----
>> Da: Rob Weir
> ...
>>>
>>>  So, if you are planning to revert someone elses change and it's really
>> urgent please
>>>  take the time and write a polite message *before* reverting saying:
>>>
>>>  "Hello Dave, I think this is a really bad idea, I will revert it for
>> now and we can discuss
>>>  this issue with legal@."
>>>
>>
>> Actually, I did explain this in the BZ issue for this item, and I did
>> this **two weeks ago**:
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121624
>>
>
> If this is going on for more than two weeks you could've
> waited some more minutes.
>

Actually, no.   Talking about the change was fine.  But actually
putting this on the website, if my interpretation is correct, put us
in an immediate danger.

What you may not be aware of, is that there is a company watching very
carefully, waiting for us to screw up with the trademark.  The company
is the same one that runs several of the malware OpenOffice clone
sites.  For example, when Oracle announced that they were getting out
of OpenOffice, this company immediately submitted a trademark
registration for OpenOffice.  Not a month later, not a week later, but
the ***very next business day***.

It took some special effort and legal work to get that application
rejected.  I know about this.  Others may not.  But you can see the
full record of it in TESS.  So the belief that you can get trademarks
wrong on the website for a 72 hour discussion is a dangerous form of
ignorance.

Again, I removed this and I would do it again, without hesitation, in
similar circumstances.  I should have your thanks, not your scorn, for
doing this.

Regards,

-Rob

>>>  These bullying in the lines of "I reverted it .. and I will do it
>> again" is NOT acceptable.
>>>
>>
>> I say again, I would do exactly the same thing in similar circumstances.
>>
>
> You are starting to sound like Anders Breivik.
>
> Your attitude is recurrent and I don't really have time to tell you how
to
> behave in a community, I will only say that issues like this push me to
> spend more time on my *other* favorite software project.
>
> Pedro.
 
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