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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: OpenOffice and the ASF
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 11:38:01 GMT
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"

> S.

- Sam Ruby

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