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From Keith Curtis <keit...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:16:30 GMT
On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> On Jun 5, 2011, at 4:18 PM, Keith Curtis wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 4:12 PM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> You have recipient and donor roles reversed. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_donor#Red_blood_cell_compatibility
>>>
>>> Search the archives for some of Sam Ruby's emails.
>>
>> I learned this in 6th grade and still remember it. Anyway, the larger
>> point seems that the Linux kernel is a better type-O because it
>> accepts all kinds of changes.
>
> The statement was ASL is a universal "donor", in the blood analogy a type O-.
>
> You are saying that it is best to be a universal recipient - in blood terms AB+. Not
type O.

I think it depends on who is the donor and who is the recipient in
this analogy because there is code flowing in both directions, but my
point here is that the Linux kernel situation is more pragmatic in
that it works with code of multiple licenses.

I just want you to think about sharing bug lists. Etc. LibreOffice has
your latest code already integrated, I believe. Given LibreOffice's
success, and the fact that it has just built everything you need, this
has the potential to cause confusion and wasted efforts. You can do an
infinite amount of proprietary or Apache software on top of
LibreOffice. I think some should think about building Notes and
Symphony on top LibreOffice. That is plenty of work and will provide
big benefits.

-Keith

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