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From Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:53:12 GMT
Rob, thanks for your question.

OpenOffice integration is a minor issue compared to Hibernate and some
other packages which require code changes. Openmeetings uses
OpenOffice service via socket. Having the common license helps, for
example, putting both into one distribution package.

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Alexei Fedotov / Алексей Федотов,
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On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 6:45 AM,  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedotov@gmail.com> wrote on 06/01/2011 01:38:43 PM:
>
>>
>> OpenOffice is used in our product [1] we want to submit to the
>> incubator. We promised to show that we can gradually clean up LGPL
>> from the code and were working on that [2]. We'd have one less
>> head-ache with OO under Apache License (even if we don't statically
>> linking it, GPL does not define linking).
>>
>> If some guys would consider merging back changes from Lotus Symphony
>> and some other guys wouldn't be abandoning OO in this nice, polite and
>> gentle way, I'd really like the change.
>>
> .
> .
> .
>>[1] http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/OpenmeetingsProposal
>
> Hi Alexei, I'm not familiar with OpenMeetings.  Can you say a little more
> about how it uses OpenOffice?  In particular, does it reuse the OpenOffice
> binaries as-is?  Does it extend OpenOffice via scripts or plugins?  Or
> does it require making core source code modifications and rebuilding?  Or
> something else?
>
> I'm just trying to better understand the nature of the dependency, so we
> can better coordinate on this.
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
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