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From "Gavin" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: OpenOffice.org output plugins license (Was: svn commit: r682286)
Date Wed, 13 Aug 2008 09:14:21 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Crossley [mailto:crossley@apache.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, 13 August 2008 6:54 PM
> To: dev@forrest.apache.org
> Subject: OpenOffice.org output plugins license (Was: svn commit: r682286)
> 
> Gavin wrote:
> > David Crossley wrote:
> > > > Author: gmcdonald
> > > > Date: Mon Aug  4 01:17:17 2008
> > > > New Revision: 682286
> > > >
> > > > URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=682286&view=rev
> > > > Log:
> > > > Add initial plugin code for OOo
> > > >
> > > > Added:
> > > [ snip ]
> > > >
> > >
> forrest/trunk/whiteboard/plugins/org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.OOo/reso
> > > urces/stylesheets/xdoc-to-odt.xsl   (with props)
> > > [ snip ]
> > > >
> > >
> forrest/trunk/whiteboard/plugins/org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.OOo/src/
> > > documentation/content/xdocs/ODF_text_reference_v1.odt   (with props)
> > > [ snip ]
> > >
> > > Gavin, can you please clarify that you are able to
> > > commit those under the terms of your ASF Contributor
> > > License Agreement.
> > > http://www.apache.org/licenses/#clas
> > >
> > > If it is someone else's work then we need to be sure
> > > that its license terms enable you to add it, and we need
> > > to clearly note where it came from.
> > >
> > > If it is your own original work, then no problem.
> >
> > The .xsl is mine, the .odt is a good reference for testing and is not
> mine ,
> > I should not have committed that and will remove it,
> 
> I am concerned about that stylesheet. It seems that
> it is generated by some sort of external tool.
> 
> Is that stylesheet provided by OpenOffice.org? If so,
> then wouldn't it be under the LGPL license?

No, not created by an external tool. You may know this already but for the
record, 

When using writer (aka Word) in OpenOffice 2.4, the resultant .odt file
created is actually a zip containing a structure and .xml documents. These
xml files each have their own job of containing the data which makes up the
overall .odt file.

What I ended up finding I needed to do to create these files and zip them up
into an .odt file was use all possible combinations necessary of the
OpenDocument 1.1 specifications for each type of xml , settings, styles,
manifest, content, meta. I followed the original OpenOffice.org-output style
for producing the .odt as a zip file.

I will say this once more with certain clarity 'The stylesheet is written by
me, provided by me.' not automated by any xml tool (I know Oxygen can
produce something similar), not borrowed or anything else.

> 
> Ross, there is a similar situation with the old plugin
> org.apache.forrest.plugin.OpenOffice.org-output
> I wandered around svn history and it seems that there
> have not been any real changes to this plugin. I presume
> that means that no-one is using it.
> 
> Perhaps these plugins should be moved to SourceForge.

If you wish.


> 
> -David
> 
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