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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Wiki for the project - wiki.services.openoffice.org provenance
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:14:50 GMT
I was more concerned by the statement just beneath the broad copyright notice:

"Sections or single pages of this wiki are covered by certain licenses. If a licence notice
is displayed at a given wiki page, you may use the content of this page according to the license.
In case you are contributing to such a page, your contribution is covered by this licensing
terms."

The Copyright notice itself lacks a certain precision, for that matter.  Consider the discussion
page and the question that seems to have been sitting unanswered since 2005: 
<http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/OpenOffice.org_Wiki_talk:Copyrights>.

And some of the authors seem to have attached non-permissive licenses to their contribution.

I just created an account on that Wiki and I didn't have to agree to anything so far.  I'm
also not able to even edit my own User page though, and I did confirm my e-mail.  Interesting.

 - Dennis 
-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Peters [mailto:frank.thomas.peters@googlemail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 14:39
To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Wiki for the project - wiki.services.openoffice.org provenance

Am 14.06.2011 23:31, schrieb Thorsten Behrens:
> Frank Peters wrote:
>>> What caught my eye was the statement that some material was under
>>> special licensing and you'd have to notice that on an individual-page
>>> basis.
>>
>> That is indeed the case and the licensing situation on the
>> wiki has traditionally been awkward. But couldn't Oracle
>> remedy this by (as copyright holder) relicensing the content
>> under AL like done with the source?
>>
> Hi Frank,
>
> um, I think the point made here is that certain content is *not*
> copyright-shared with Oracle, and thus cannot be (easily)
> relicensed?

The point was about licenses and not copyright.

The mentioned wiki Copyright page says
   "Copyright 1999, 2010 by the contributing authors and
    Oracle and/or its affiliates."

Frank


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