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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: "opportunity to reunite the related communities" Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting the Community?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:35:16 GMT
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 7:09 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin <
robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
> wrote:
> > Am 02.06.2011 18:09, schrieb Jukka Zitting:
> >> I wouldn't be too quick to throw away this opportunity to reunite the
> > related communities.
> >>
> >> If the differences truly are insurmountable, I'd like to see that
> >> explained in the proposal before we vote on it.
> >
> > +1 (not binding)
>
> The ASF uses the Apache License. Some people will only contribute to
> projects under a copyleft license. Arguments about these lines have -
> historically - produce a lot of flames but little useful illumination.
> (So I'd like to avoid another round ;-)
>
> What might be reasonably hoped for is that the ASF could act as an
> upstream for GPLv3 office product(s) with a reunited community
> spanning these projects (as widely as ideologically possible). I would
> definitely like to see the proposal explain whether this would be
> possible and practical.
>

More than that, I'd like to see it as an objective to facilitate this
collaboration. There's too much talk of just giving up and treating
ideological division as a given...

S.

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