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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Differences between OOO and LibreOffice.
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2011 17:44:40 GMT
On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 13:37, Norbert Thiebaud <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 12:05 PM, Christian Grobmeier
> <> wrote:
>>>> OOO uses (or will use in future) the ASL 2.0 license,
>>> OOO is LGPLv3, the AOO fork will be ASL2
>> To my knowledge the OOo trademark will be transferred to the ASF (or
>> is already?).
>> Therefore I would not say this project is a fork of OOo, it is OOo. No?
> "Eric Raymond, in his seminal essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar,[1]
> stated in 1997 that "The most important characteristic of a fork is
> that it spawns competing projects that cannot later exchange code,
> splitting the potential developer community"."
> So, since OOo and LO have compatible license that allow code exchange
> and AOO won't, then it seems that that qualify as a 'fork' of OOo.

This is not the correct list to argue semantics. People have various
opinions, and ESR is *not* the only reference for what "fork" means.

Also, please note it is the "Apache License, v2.0". There is no "S" in
the acronym.


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