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From Robert Burrell Donkin <>
Subject Re: Apache Incubator Proposal
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 08:02:12 GMT
On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Italo Vignoli <> wrote:
> On 06/02/2011 09:44 PM, Jim Jagielski wrote:

Hi Italo

>> Let's look at it this way: Pretend that when things starting going
>> south in OOo, but before TDF was formed, Oracle had done what it
>> just did: donate the code and the trademark to the ASF.
>> If that had happened, would those of you behind TDF still
>> have created it? This is, I think, an important question,
>> and an honest answer would get to any real underlying issues,
>> imo.
> Very honest answer: not being familiar with ASF founding principles, and
> perceiving ASF as a very respectable organization, I would prolly start
> contributing to the project, but as soon as I would have discovered that
> based on ASF license you can build a proprietary SW I would have abandoned
> the project.

I'm a little confused by this...

AIUI the TDF uses the LGPL. Like the Apache License (AL), the LGPL
also allows proprietary software to be built on top. So, why would you
break your rule for a TDF project but not an ASF one?


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