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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: A little OOo history
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 20:43:14 GMT
On 6/7/2011 3:17 PM, robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Danese Cooper <danese@gmail.com> wrote on 06/07/2011 03:43:56 PM:
> 
>> Apache don't think that money is evil, but we also believe that 
>> seeing our code in wide use is more important than money. 
>> OpenOffice.org is important to the Developing World, some of whom 
>> will pay for convenience. I would hate to see Apache enter that 
>> business, however.
> 
> "Apache" doesn't "think" or "believe".  That is an illogical reification. 
> If I've learned anything from participating in this list is that Apache 
> members of of different minds on many things.  That is fine.

On this, there is unity...

http://www.apache.org/foundation/records/certificate.html

3. The purpose of the Corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity
for which corporations which are organized not for profit may be organized
under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, including the
creation and maintenance of "open source" software distributed by the
Corporation to the public at no charge".

The "no charge" bit is pretty explicit (and legally binding on our tax status).

Any party is welcome to charge 99c to obtain the software as long as that
fee is not misleading (suggesting that the money went to the authors or
project or foundation).  Another party is just as welcome to host it as
a free app.

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