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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org: Question to IBM regarding license of Lotus Symphony
Date Sun, 05 Jun 2011 10:50:49 GMT
On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 6:42 AM, Robert Burrell Donkin
<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Cor Nouws <oolst@nouenoff.nl> wrote:
>> Ian Lynch wrote (04-06-11 14:39)
>>>
>>> On 4 June 2011 13:30, Cor Nouws<oolst@nouenoff.nl>  wrote:
>>>
>>>> Sam Ruby wrote (04-06-11 13:35)
>>>>>
>>>>> Is there any reason to believe that the Apache License, Version 2.0 is
>>>>> not an appropriate choice in this situation?
>>>>
>>>> Yes. As expressed by many on this list and elsewhere: the Apache license
>>>> policy does not match for at least part of the LibreOffice project.
>>>> So starting with finding a common ground first, rather than starting with
>>>> the Apache model, would have been a better approach, IMO.
>
> The Apache model is more than just a license - it's a complete system
> developed around a community led development philosophy. No part can
> be easily replaced.

I've posted more detailed thoughts on this matter at:

http://www.mail-archive.com/discuss@documentfoundation.org/msg06529.html

- Sam Ruby

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