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On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Rob Cummings <> wrote:

I was wondering also if P2P could be used. I'd be willing to help seed the
.iso, too.  The only unfortunate part is if someone isn't familiar with P2P
clients. Is there such a thing as a web-based P2P client that we can just
feed a .torrent URL?

There's probably a Java P2P client. I suspect though, that usability issues
would be the same absent the ability to "... feed a URL..." It's an
intriguing idea, though. Such a browser-based P2P client would not be
possible in Javascript.

Is it worth the research, or should we rely on the user's ability to install
a P2P client? If there are Java clients (and a quick search did turn up some
hits that merit further research) the JRE would be required on that client
computer. Not a show-stopper ("Please install Java <here's a link> or these
P2P clients <here are links>")

That would be perfect for so many different uses...
On Feb 28, 2011 6:47 PM, "Jeff Chimene" <> wrote:

After discussing this at SCaLE, Drew and I would recommend distributing
ISO via P2P. We all have machines capable of seeding the ISO image. In
addition, informal conversations w/ knowledgeable folks from Rackspace
confirm this approach.


On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Marc Paré <> wrote:

Hi Jeff:

I answered on the list but here it is again. Sorry for answering so
am recovering from back surgery, coincidentally just like Tim. We have
the same ailments and have difficulties sitting at the computer from

The note seems reasonable to me. If we can have temporary space until we
hear from TDF, this would be great.

HOWEVER, I don't think that you could say that this is on behalf of the
Foundation as we have not been recognized officially by anyone at the
Foundation. We are just seeking workspace for our project temporarily
such time as our project is officially recognized by the Foundation and
that arrangements be made to supply ISO space on TDF servers.




Le 2011-02-26 10:41, Jeff Chimene a écrit :

Hi Folks:

Do you have any comments on the following? I want to keep this email
brief, so that Krys can forward it. Please respond as quickly as

Hi Krys,

Thanks to Rackspace for hosting last night's Happy Hour event, and
the time to discuss my request.

First, some disclosure: I am not a member of The Document Foundation. I
making this request on the Foundation's behalf. As I have a current
relationship with Rackspace, and am attending SCALE to promote
it seemed appropriate that I initiate the conversation with Rackspace.

As we discussed, The Foundation is asking Rackspace to donate Cloud
services for six months to host an ISO image that contains the current
LibreOffice distribution as well as additional contributed software.

There is a North American ISO image of the current LibreOffice software
suite in production. By "North American" I mean the DVD will contain
language-specific versions of the LibreOffice product in dialects of
English, French and Spanish languages. In addition to the core
suite, the ISO image will also contain other contributed software.

We expect to have the ISO image ready by the middle to end of March. We
believe that in six months time, The Foundation will have a server
that will act as the permanent distribution node for this content.

Thank-you for your help bringing this request to the attention of the
Rackspace crew. I'm copyng others involved in this effort to keep them
the loop.

Best wishes,
Jeffrey Chimene

Marc Paré

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