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From robert_w...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: Apache OpenOffice.org Incubator Proposal: Collaboration with TDF/LO
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:50:24 GMT
Greg Stein <gstein@gmail.com> wrote on 06/03/2011 02:27:55 PM:

> 
> Your proposed text does not cover the fact that TDF/LO can lift code
> from ASF into their products.
> 

This is true, but would you call that collaboration? 

I think that it is the very nature of Apache that anyone can take source 
code from our projects and reuse them on whatever fashion they wish.  I'm 
not opposed to saying that explicitly in the wiki, but I was thinking that 
the proposal is a good place to note any places where we foresee 
collaboration that goes beyond the downstream rights that are inherent in 
the license. 

In other words, ASF madates the license.  But what additional 
collaborative activities does the *project* foresee doing?

-Rob

> 
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 14:03,  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> > I'm perceiving that we're circling around on the same points with no 
new
> > options coming up.  So I'd like to record the state of the issue.  If
> > there is consensus on this formulation, I'll place it in the wiki.  Of
> > course, if the discussion advances the issue or positions move, I can
> > always go back and revise,
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> >
> > =Collabration with LibreOffice=
> >
> > LibreOffice uses a dual licesne LGPLv3/MPL.  This limits the degree to
> > which OpenOffice and LibreOffice can collaborate on code.  However, we
> > would be glad to discuss, as a project, ways in which we can 
collaborate
> > with them in a way that respects the chosen licenses of both projects.
> > This could include collaboration on jointly sponsored public events,
> > interoperability 'plugfests', standards, shared build management
> > infrastructure, etc.  And if TDF decides at a later point to change to 
a
> > compatible license, then this would open up additional ways in which 
we
> > could collaborate, and we would welcome that as well.  We believe that 
in
> > practice, the extent to which we may actually collaborate will be
> > determined by the licence compatibility issue rather than any
> > unwillingness to collaborate.
> >
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