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From Simon Phipps <si...@webmink.com>
Subject Re: Bootstrapping a build
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:36:33 GMT
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Mathias Bauer <Mathias_Bauer@gmx.net>wrote:

> On 15.06.2011 14:09, Simon Phipps wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Mathias Bauer<Mathias_Bauer@gmx.net
>> >wrote:
>>
>>
>>> dmake is GPLed and hosted at openoffice.org, because the original
>>> developers have abandoned it long time ago. We never made binary releases
>>> of
>>> dmake and we don't need to do it in the future, but we need to find an
>>> "official" place for the dmake source code, so that we can build a binary
>>> version for us that can be used to build OOo.
>>>
>>>
>> To clarify:  Is dmake part of the source code grant, or is it still the
>> property of the original developers and just being hosted on Oracle's
>> system
>> for convenience?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> S.
>>
>>
> It's the latter. The copyright is owned by "wticorp" ("Web Tools
> International" or so IIRC) and its website is given as
> http://dmake.wticorp.com/. Both obviously have vanished.
>
> IANAL, but dmake can't be part of the software grant as Oracle does not own
> the source code of it. It is not part of OOo itself (non of its deliverables
> ends up in an OOo package), but it always was built as part of the OOo build
> system bootstrap process.
>

Thanks, that's helpful.


>
> There are several options for how we can proceed, I just wanted to get some
> advice from the mentors which are doable and which aren't.
>
> Regards,
> Mathias
>



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