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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and the ASF
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 11:46:10 GMT

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.

S.

> 

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