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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting the Community?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 17:57:42 GMT
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 13:50, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:
>
>>  Which is why I raised the question regarding TDF's ability to relicense
>> all
>> of the contributions it has received.
>
>
> As I understand it Noel, TDF accepts contributions under open source
> licenses alone and unlike ASF does not require a contributor license
> agreement, so is unable to relicense the last 8 months of work under any
> license incompatible with the ones used by those contributions.

Yeah... that is kind of a disadvantage for when they may choose to
upgrade or modify their licensing.

Apache's CLA process gives us flexibility in altering our license. It
is not a copyright assignment (whew!), so we don't have total
flexibility. But we have enough... :-)

Cheers,
-g

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