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From Cor Nouws <>
Subject Re: Question to IBM regarding license of Lotus Symphony
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 12:47:09 GMT
Ian Lynch wrote (04-06-11 14:39)
> On 4 June 2011 13:30, Cor Nouws<>  wrote:
>> Sam Ruby wrote (04-06-11 13:35)
>>> Is there any reason to believe that the Apache License, Version 2.0 is
>>> not an appropriate choice in this situation?
>> Yes. As expressed by many on this list and elsewhere: the Apache license
>> policy does not match for at least part of the LibreOffice project.
>> So starting with finding a common ground first, rather than starting with
>> the Apache model, would have been a better approach, IMO.
> I'm not an expert in this but is seems to me that since you can derive a
> copy left licensed product from an Apache licensed product but not the other
> way round, it is in fact logical to start with Apache if both are to be
> considered.

No, those people will not join that project under Apache.


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