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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject Ooo Hg to Apache Extras (was Re:OOO340 to svn)
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:35:13 GMT
I am assuming that the Mercurial repository(ies) [my mind can't grasp all of those Child Work
Spaces) will be as-is and therefore covered by whatever licenses and notices that are already
affixed.  [I am assuming this is analogous with LibreOffice acquiring the LGPL-licensed OO.o
code base for its own purposes.]

The SVN will be adjusted with LICENSE, NOTICE, and headers as appropriate to the situation
for that code and whatever can happen when an SGA is relied upon.

Another problem becomes determining what can be cherry-picked safely from the Apache Extras
as also-licensed to Apache and what cannot.  I suppose it depends on the way the (updated)
SGA is written.

I am going to operate from the assumption that it is not appropriate to cherry-pick the OOo
Apache Extra into the Apache SVN in any manner, although that code base can certainly be used
consistent with the license already applied to it.

Does anyone recognize a problem with that (i.e., something critical would be unavailable for
use by Apache  

 - Dennis, reluctantly preparing to live with SVN, VSS, git, and hg altogether

PS: Does this mean that the bugzilla could also go to the ooo Apache Extra?
 That might be more important in the short run, while we figure out what we want to do with
that base and also determining what of it applies to Apache and what doesn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Stein [] 
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 04:56
Subject: Re: OOO340 to svn

On Jul 28, 2011 3:38 AM, "Eike Rathke" <> wrote:
[ ... ]
> Actually I don't get why we still waste time discussing this, it seems
> to have turned out that retaining full history in hg->svn is not
> possible without manual intervention and lot of work, so use the next
> feasible solution.

We talk about it because we are optimistic, and we are hopeful.

I have created "ooo" on apache-extras, but would like to give a full 72 hour
discussion to see what support looks like. This does mean that we will only
have "tip" in svn. That needs some thought and acceptance before we do that.


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