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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting the Community?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:01:52 GMT

On Jun 3, 2011, at 1:57 PM, Greg Stein wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 13:50, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
>> 
>>>  Which is why I raised the question regarding TDF's ability to relicense
>>> all
>>> of the contributions it has received.
>> 
>> 
>> As I understand it Noel, TDF accepts contributions under open source
>> licenses alone and unlike ASF does not require a contributor license
>> agreement, so is unable to relicense the last 8 months of work under any
>> license incompatible with the ones used by those contributions.
> 
> Yeah... that is kind of a disadvantage for when they may choose to
> upgrade or modify their licensing.
> 
> Apache's CLA process gives us flexibility in altering our license. It
> is not a copyright assignment (whew!), so we don't have total
> flexibility. But we have enough... :-)
> 

Plus, of course, we have IP tracking as well, which is
a *considerable* consideration...


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