Concerning the legacy Distribution Project
The Apache OpenOffice project distributes OpenOffice online, as a free download from our website. Although this is sufficient for most users, we also known that for others users, a copy of OpenOffice on CD-ROM or other media is preferred.
The legacy OpenOffice.org project had a "Distribution Project" that listed the contact information for 3rd parties who would provide, at a charge, a CD-ROM containing OpenOffice. We've suspended this program, until the Apache OpenOffice project determines how a similar service might be enabled in the future, one that will give users greater assurance that they are receiving the latest version of OpenOffice.
If you want to voice your opinion on the distribution project, or offer any opinions, please send them to our public mailing list, at email@example.com.