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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:58:02 GMT




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> From: toki <toki.kantoor@gmail.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Mon, June 6, 2011 6:25:30 AM
> Subject: Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal
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> On 06/06/2011 08:02,  Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> 
> > AIUI the TDF uses the LGPL. Like the  Apache License (AL), the LGPL
> > also allows proprietary software to be  built on top. So, why would you
> > break your rule for a TDF project but  not an ASF one?
> 
> It is much easier to convert Apache licensed code to  closed source,
> proprietary software, than it is to convert LGPL licensed code  to closed
> source, proprietary software.
> 
> Given the history of OOo,  instead of 100 commercial vendors of the
> product, pointing to OOo for  support, but not providing source code, and
> not telling anybody what code  changes were made, under the Apache
> License you'll have 1,000 such  vendors.

Because Apache will own the brand, we can make access to the brand
contingent on things like non-abuse of our OOo forums, among other
things.

Carrots and sticks.

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