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From Ian Lynch <ianrly...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal: Splitting the Community?
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 16:57:18 GMT
On 3 June 2011 17:16, Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com> wrote:

> Sam Ruby wrote:
> > From my perspective, I think the license discussion is the essential
> > one.  TDF is now in the position where it has a  historic opportunity
> > to change their license to the Apache License.
>
> As I understand it, TDF should certainly be able to "replace" their
> original LGPL license from Oracle with the Apache License.
>
> But I have questions about their ability to relicense new contributions,
> based on what I read at
> http://www.libreoffice.org/get-involved/developers/ and the licensing
> policy linked from there.  It does not seem clear to me that TDF can
> unilaterally relicense all contributions.
>
>        --- Noel
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At least to start with they don't need to change anything. They can carry on
producing a copyleft product and cooperate with ASF to make the two projects
work as harmoniously as possible.

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Ian

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