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From Simon Brouwer <simon.o...@xs4all.nl>
Subject Re: A little OOo history
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:01:00 GMT
Op 7-6-2011 22:37, William A. Rowe Jr. schreef:
> On 6/7/2011 3:17 PM, Simon Brouwer wrote:
>> The OpenOffice.org installation packages contain code from a considerable number
of
>> "external" libraries (i.e. third party ones that are developed in their own projects,
not
>> copyright Oracle and have mostly LGPL license). So this would not be allowed for
releases
>> by the podling?
> Binaries under category A or B license would be permitted, compiled from
> releases under their original project.  We like to avoid forks (and don't
> fork category B licenses such as MPL).  Category X licensed components
> cannot be shipped by the ASF, which includes LGPL.
>
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-a
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-b
> http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-x
>
> I entirely expect that LO today could not be shipped by the ASF.  There
> is, as we have hinted, room to take LO further than OOo can be allowed,
> given our licensing guidelines.  There is also the concept of optional
> dependencies, where the ASF software is capable of interfacing to some
> category x component, but the ASF does not complete that connection, and
> allows the packager/distributor to elect to do so.  Support in httpd
> for mysql, oracle db, freetds, postgresql, gdbm and berkely db all fall
> into this category (and the package supports sqlite and sdbm to name
> two examples of this optional functionality implemented in AL compatible
> licensing).
Then I expect that, even if a working OOo product could be shipped by 
the ASF in the near future under these conditions, it will be a big step 
back from the OOo/LO available today because many functions will be 
missing.

-- 
Vriendelijke groet,
Simon Brouwer.

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