Am 03/13/2014 10:01 PM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
Am 03/09/2014 06:08 PM, schrieb Marcus (OOo):
Am 03/08/2014 12:09 AM, schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
Rob Weir wrote:

Or maybe a disclaimer in the voting thread email?

Andrew's comments show clearly that these editors do not care to be
careful or factual, or even read those disclaimers, unfortunately.

We can be successful only if we manage to block their downloads. They
link to our binaries hosted on SourceForge (which is fine). Just
thinking loud, but if it was possible (on the Sourceforge side) to deny
all download requests that do not come from the or the domains, then the project would effectively be in
control. The embargo could be lifted just after the release.

For me this sounds like a great idea.

Maybe we should start with denying all download requests that some from
these bad websites.

Can you tell us if this possible? If yes, is it much effort for you?

Do you see a chance to get this implemented? I think it could help to
stop some bad websites to do bad things with our software.

Maybe you haven't seen this up to now.

It would be great if you can tell us if it's possible to exclude some domains / IP addresses from downloading our software?

Then we can exclude requester that we don't want (e.g., malware "distributors").

Also in time frames with Beta or RC releases it can help us to steer who is able and when it is possible to download OpenOffice like we want to see until the real release date is reached.



Sure, sites could still copy all binaries being voted upon and offer
them locally, but this would require a more significant effort. on their

And more HDD space and more own bandwith - which is also not what they


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