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From Andy Brown <>
Subject Re: Before Symphony contribution
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:16:33 GMT
Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Donald Harbison <> wrote:
>> Yes, that is the right sequence. Our project is Apache OpenOffice, no
>> question there. The intent behind the future code contribution of Symphony
>> is to make it possible to harvest some of the value from it, and to merge
>> that value into Apache OpenOffice. PPMC members affiliated with IBM, will be
>> volunteering to do this effort in collaboration with others in the project,
>> in the Apache Way.
>> Building Apache OpenOffice from Oracle's Software Grant to Apache is the
>> priority. If there's another view on this, let's here it.
> Symphony replaced most of OO.o's GPL/LGPL dependencies with more
> liberally licensed code. Shouldn't we use those bits now, to get to
> Apache OO.o quickly?
> Damjan

We have to have the code to make sure that it will build properly before
making any changes.  Then the process to remove/replace unusable code.
This is where the IBM code can be looked at and added.


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