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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and the ASF
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 14:25:26 GMT
On 4 Jun 2011, at 13:18, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 7:46 AM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On 4 Jun 2011, at 12:38, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 6:32 AM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>>>> On Jun 4, 2011 2:03 AM, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
>>>>> However I
>>>>> will state that in cases where widespread use of the code is vital for
>>>>> advancing the cause of free software that the Apache License, Version
>>>>> 2.0 is an appropriate choice:
>>>>> 
>>>>> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-recommendations.html
>>>> 
>>>> Have you checked that with the FSF, Sam? That recommendation applies to code
>>>> expected to have a wide and diverse range of derivatives (libraries for
>>>> example). Comments by FSF board member Bradley Kuhn on Rob's blog confirm
>>>> this.
>>> 
>>> I'm actually directly quoting, and citing, the FSF.  Search the
>>> gnu.org page referenced above for the very phrase "widespread use of
>>> the code is vital for advancing the cause of free software that the
>>> Apache License, Version 2.0 is an appropriate choice"
>> 
>> Yes, yes, of course, I'm not as stupid as you all seem to think you know. But I assert
your citation is a misinterpretation of their intent.
> 
> Please don't put words in my mouth.

I've not and I won't. Please chill.

> 
> I encourage everybody to read the full citation, in its original context.

That's not denying my assertion. I also encourage people to read FSF Board member Bradley
Kuhn's clarifications:

http://www.robweir.com/blog/2011/06/apache-openoffice.html#comment-18558
http://www.robweir.com/blog/2011/06/apache-openoffice.html#comment-18807

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