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From donald_harbi...@us.ibm.com
Subject RE: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
Date Wed, 08 Jun 2011 01:42:34 GMT
"Noel J. Bergman" <noel@devtech.com> wrote on 06/07/2011 03:49:12 PM:

> From: "Noel J. Bergman" <noel@devtech.com>
> To: <general@incubator.apache.org>
> Date: 06/07/2011 03:49 PM
> Subject: RE: OpenOffice & LibreOffice
> 
> Simon Phipps wrote:
> 
> > I agree on both counts. My sense continues to be that the best outcome
> would
> > be close to my original proposal[1], although that got substantial
> push-back
> > from some quarters.
> 
> So let's address the push-back.
> 
> The proposal, as I understand it, is for OpenOffice to exist at the ASF.
> Push-back that it should move to TDF is just a non-starter, as far as I 
can
> see, for those interested in doing OpenOffice under a permissive 
license.
> The licensing issue does not go away, so let's move on with the 
assumption
> that OpenOffice will happen here.
> 
> Once we establish that predicate, the question is what happens with
> collaboration.
> 
> You and I agree that core development would happen at the ASF.  TDF 
would be
> a downstream consumer of the core code, and able to incorporate 
incompatibly
> licensed code into its unique distribution.  Everyone, IBMer, TDFer, and
> other alike would be welcomed to contribute to the core code, under our
> license, and to incorporate their own downstream changes under their own
> license.  From that perspective, TDF and IBM are equal players, each 
with
> their own enhancements: one set LGPL/MPL, the other closed source.
> 
> Let us not conflate trademark issues with collaboration on the code. 
That
> just defocuses attention from the necessary issues, IMO.
> 
>    --- Noel

+1

> 
> 
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