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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: "opportunity to reunite the related communities" Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting the Community?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:38:07 GMT
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 2:35 PM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin <
> robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
>> wrote:
>> > Am 02.06.2011 18:09, schrieb Jukka Zitting:
>> >> I wouldn't be too quick to throw away this opportunity to reunite the
>> > related communities.
>> >>
>> >> If the differences truly are insurmountable, I'd like to see that
>> >> explained in the proposal before we vote on it.
>> >
>> > +1 (not binding)
>>
>> The ASF uses the Apache License. Some people will only contribute to
>> projects under a copyleft license. Arguments about these lines have -
>> historically - produce a lot of flames but little useful illumination.
>> (So I'd like to avoid another round ;-)
>>
>> What might be reasonably hoped for is that the ASF could act as an
>> upstream for GPLv3 office product(s) with a reunited community
>> spanning these projects (as widely as ideologically possible). I would
>> definitely like to see the proposal explain whether this would be
>> possible and practical.
>>
>
> More than that, I'd like to see it as an objective to facilitate this
> collaboration. There's too much talk of just giving up and treating
> ideological division as a given...

Mailing lists that end in '.apache.org' tend to attract people who
prefer this license choice.  Calling this choice 'ideological' doesn't
further the discussion.  Take it elsewhere.

> S.

- Sam Ruby

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