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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: TDF/LO, what is the art of the possible?
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 00:21:12 GMT
Rob - their mailing list is over at steering-discuss@documentfoundation.org,
details here:
http://www.documentfoundation.org/contribution/#lists


S.


On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 1:09 AM, <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> If someone on the list from TDF is authorized to answer this (or can get
> such authorization), I'd appreciate an official stance on the following
> questions.  This would help us understand what room there is for
> negotiation and what is not worth discussing at all.
>
> For "willing to consider it", I mean in the context of a negotiation where
> there is some give and take.  I'm not asking if you're willing to do this
> for nothing.  I just want to understand what are the deal breakers and
> where we should be focusing discussions.
>
> I'm not interested in debating these questions in this thread, aside from
> clarifications.  We're debating these issues in other threads.  I'm just
> trying to see if we can agree on which of these directions, if any, is
> likely to be fruitful and which ones, if any, are fundamentally impossible
> for TDF/LO.
>
> I think we've given straightforward answers on where ASF is flexible and
> where it cannot budge.  I'd welcome similar clarity from TDF/LO, in the
> spirit of moving forward these discussions.
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>
>
> --------------------------------
>
>
> 1) Require Apache 2.0 licence for future contributions to LO, possibly in
> addition with other compatible licenses.
>
> a) Not willing to consider it
>
> b) Willing to consider it
>
>
> 2) Encourage and facilitate TDF members signing an Apache CLA on their
> past LO contributions
>
> a) Not willing to consider it
>
> b) Willing to consider it
>
>
> 3) Encourage and facilitate TDF members contributing their work to both
> Apache and TDF under respective licenses
>
> a) Not willing to consider it
>
> b) Willing to consider it
>
>
> 4) Join Apache and do the core development work there, with LibreOffice
> being a downstream consumer of the core, collaborating closely with Apache
> via patches, defect reports, etc.
>
> a) Not willing to consider it
>
> b) Willing to consider it
>
>
> 5) Join Apache and consolidate all development there,  under the name
> OpenOffice
>
> a) Not willing to consider it
>
> b) Willing to consider it
>
>
> 6) Join Apache and consolidate all development there,  under the name
> LibreOffice.
>
> a) Not willing to consider it
>
> b) Willing to consider it
>
>
> 7) Join Apache and consolidate all development there,  under the name ODF
> Suite.
>
> a) Not willing to consider it
>
> b) Willing to consider it
>
>
>
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