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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: OpenOffice.org Apache Incubator Proposal
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2011 09:24:10 GMT
On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 1:07 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> OpenOffice.org will be contributed to Apache Software Foundation by Oracle
>> Corporation in compliance with ASF licensing and governance.
>
> Luke, could you offer some insight into affixing the Apache License v2.0
> to this code base?  Only ALv2 code is released by the foundation.

We have a standard software grant for substantial portions of
OpenOffice.org.  While such records are private to the foundation, ASF
members such as yourself are welcome to review such.  To assist you in
finding such, the name of the file in svn is "oracle-openoffice.pdf".

We know up front that this is not 100% of the code.  There is much
work to be done during incubation.

> LGPL/MPL cannot be relicensed into any non-copyleft license schema without
> relicensing (including multiple licensing) by the copyright holders.

Relicensing, replacement, and inclusion in accordance to our policy
are all options.

http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-b

> Were all contributions to OpenOffice.org under copyright assignment (via
> employment or specific copyright assignment agreement)?  How many other
> independent copyright holders would have to assent to the license change?
> How much non-assenting code would have to be eliminated and potentially
> replaced?

The answers to these questions are not known at this time, and will
need to be resolved before exiting incubation.

> Yours,
>
> Bill

- Sam Ruby

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